Commentary on Christianity and culture from Adam4d. First panel to the right (click the link for the whole strip).
Should we as Christians expect the culture to look favorably on the theology of the Cross and those who hold it dear? Christ says we should most certainly not:
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me." - Matthew 24:9
Where does this leave us? St. Paul explains:
"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." - 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
Though we may suffer in this life, we are given hope by our Savior as He continues in the 24th chapter of Matthew:
“Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other." - Matthew 24:30-31