Most Christians are concerned with the ruling of the Supreme Court concerning same-sex marriage. I believe it is very probable that persecution will come whether it is in the form of losing our businesses, our homes, our jobs, being mocked or called names, and even physical beatings. Much of this is already taking place throughout the country. Christian Churches and schools will eventually lose tax-exemptions and will be forced to close unless they accept homosexuality.
Even with all of this happening I think that Christianity in America will benefit. It will expose those people in the Church who are not true Christians. I have already noticed this on Facebook. Many people whom I thought were Christian are showing their true colors (using the rainbow which was used as a promise by God to never send another flood to destroy all life). There are some churches that are showing their support for same-sex marriage and personally I believe this shows that they are not true Christians at all. At least I know where to stay away from on Sundays.
I believe the coming persecution will make true Christians stronger in their faith. I was reminded about Acts 5:41 when the apostles were persecuted for believing in Jesus. After they were released, they left “rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name [Jesus].” They viewed persecution as a blessing. How many American Christians could do that? I believe that we are getting ready to find out. Referring to the growth of wickedness and persecution Jesus said that “he who stands firm to the end will be saved.”
The fact is that many Christians throughout history have faced incredible persecution. Even right now as I type this Christians are facing horrible times under the reign of terror that is ISIS. Christians in America need to be strong and continue standing up for what is right. That is what we are called to do. Our reward will be greater than anything you could ever imagine.