I heard this thing, I think it was a movie review? And the question was... "If you were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence for you to be convicted?" ........Just wow. I never thought of that before.
If I was on trial for my Christianity, would I be convicted? I think the answer for me is yes. I have openly stated so online, to friends, in public. Most of the things I do are related to my faith, so yes, I think I could be legally convicted.
Now let's switch that question. If you were faced with a penalty of death, would you deny your Christianity? Would you deny your Lord? the One who gave His own life for you? the One who you love because He first loved you? the only One to ever love you perfectly? Would you deny Him in fear? I honestly do not know if I would. I definitely hope and pray I wouldn't. If it were by my own power, I know I would. But, God tells us that Jesus will strengthen us. He never lets us go if we are truly His. I think that is such a beautiful promise. It quiets me so many times when I'm scared because of things going on around me.
"I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; whom my eyes shall behold for myself, and not a stranger."
God be praised it isn't by our strength, but by God's perfect love for us! We aren't worthy, but He chose to show grace and mercy.
Love and prayers,