Many Christians are worried about Big Brother’s intrusion into our every day lives and its eradication of our constitutional rights. So we plead our rights and seek to rectify injustice of an ever-increasingly oppressive government.
But we need to have perspective and be reminded that this Big Brother will pale in comparison to “Big Antichrist.” He will not only take away our rights, but our very lives (Rev 13). Injustice will rule the day for believers. We will not have any courts to appeal too. None. Those who are persecuting us will think they are doing a good service for the Antichrist, who they think will be God himself (2 Thess 2:2–4).
However, this will not be a time for Christians to fret. It is a time for great faith. The Bible teaches that our appeal for justice and hope is in Christ.
How can we endure the Antichrist’s great tribulation in peace? The same way Jesus went to the cross. It is beautifully summed up in Paul’s words.
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we encounter death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us! For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom 8:35–39)