From the very inception of the church, there have been unbelievers who profess faith and attempt to undermine sound doctrine, or use the opportunity to exploit people for ill-gotten gain. The story of Simon, called ‘great’ is an example of how the apostles evaluated true faith.
1. Persecution of Christians
2. Christians Proclaiming Christ
3. Progress Is Achieved
We need men and women, followers of Christ, who will stand up courageously and make a defense for the cause of Christ. As Peter writes in 1 Peter 3:15 in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope…