Why Do People Persecute the Church?

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 9:1-22.
Jesus asked Saul of Tarsus, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” (Acts 9:4). How was Saul persecuting Jesus? Saul persecuted the Lord by persecuting His people. If you dishonor the disciples of Jesus, you dishonor Him. If you honor them, you honor Him.
Why was Saul persecuting the church? He saw them as a threat and for the same reason persecute the church today. We would do well to show people that we are not a threat to them, but that we only mean to do good things.

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