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Why Would God Call Missionaries to Serve in Dangerous Places?

Why Would God Call Missionaries to Serve in Dangerous Places?

God sometimes calls his people headlong into the dangers of their day. He led the nation of Israel into Canaan despite the challenges they would face. However, earlier in his ministry, “when he heard that John had been arrested, Jesus withdrew into Galilee” (Matthew 4:12). Clearly, there are times God calls us to serve him in dangerous places and times he leads us from danger to safety. How can we know which is true for us?

Is Religion the Opium of the People, or the Ladder?

hands raised, is religion the opium of the people?

“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature,” wrote Karl Marx, “…the opium of the people.” Decades of often painful historical experience has proven his observation both right and wrong. Believing in God does ease pain and suffering of faithful followers, but he was wrong in thinking that religion, especially Christianity, leaves them with nowhere else to go from there.

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