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What does it mean to be ashamed of the Gospel?

This prepper's perspective, and what you can do about it!

A man sitting by a tree holding his Bible

Mark 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. (KJV)

This verse, Mark 8:38, has been speaking to me a lot lately. I see posts and comments on social media and this verse is brought to my mind. If you are a Christian, there's a pretty good chance that you believe that we are living in what is commonly referred to as “The End Times”. It is my belief that the evil one is always, constantly, and consistently pushing us and testing our faith. He always has, since he was kicked out of heaven and subsequently defeated by the death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. But, I also believe that he is working double over time in these last days. In addition, I believe he is working stealthily and behind the scenes so as to fool even the elect.


What does it mean to be ashamed of something? According to Google Dictionary it means:


a·shamed

(adjective)

  • embarrassed or guilty because of one's actions, characteristics, or associations. "you should be ashamed of yourself"

  • reluctant to do something through fear of embarrassment or humiliation. "I'm ashamed to say I followed him home"