Can you imagine having to secretly meet with your Christian friends to worship God? Can you imagine your Bible being taken away from you because someone doesn’t believe the same way you do? Can you imagine being put into jail because you are a Christian? Can you imagine someone burning down our Church because we follow the teachings of Jesus?
On July 1
we celebrate Canada Day. We are reminded of how
blessed we are to live in a country where we don't have to fear when expressing our faith
. There are people in countries around the world that don’t have this freedom.
"I am Canadian, a free Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship God in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, free to choose those who govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind."
(John Diefenbaker, House of Commons Debates, 1 July 1960)
In today’s message we will learn what it was like back in biblical times to be a Christian.