Facing Family Persecution

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How can we FACE FAMILY PERSECUTION? It is common for Muslims who leave Islam to face criticism and death threats from their family. Their spouses and children may be taken away. Some families beat and kill the converts or turn them over to authorities who do. So much for the “religion of peace.”

But Muslims are not the only ones to be persecuted by their families. The Bible tells us, “Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” (2 Timothy 3:12)

In this short video, Ileana tells us how her family came to persecute her when she decided to follow Jesus at age 14. Eventually they cut her out of their will. Psalm 68:5 comforted Ileana during this rejection. It says, “God is a father to the fatherless.”

Perhaps you are afraid to follow Jesus because of what you will face from your family. We know from experience how hard this is. But when God is your Father, what better protector can you have?