TEXT: Matthew 5:1-12
The eighth law of supreme blessing is: "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." It is easy for Christians today to cry persecution at the slightest of offenses. In our culture of hyper-sensitivity and political correctness, it has been pointed out that many of the situations that we cry foul over are simply par for the course -- especially when, in some places, Christians are being killed for refusing to deny Jesus. We in the West are not as persecuted as we sometimes like to believe.