Living a Life Worth Living – Writings by Robin McKinley
The call to be unashamed is especially important. As Christ taught that persecution towards believers would increase in the last days. Believers will be hated by all nations because of Christ. Therefore, consequently many will fall away (Matt 24:9-13). Certainly, we can see this growing animosity happening around the world.
“For if anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation. Then the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” To truly follow Christ, we must be unashamed of him and his teachings. Those who are ashamed, Christ will be ashamed of them at his coming. Most likely this means that their shame will prove their lack of true salvation. In Matthew 7:22-23, many professing believers in the last days will declare, “Lord, Lord,” and Christ will reply, “I never knew you.”