Why Christians are persecuted? What is Protestant Calvinism?

www.nytimes.com/2019/03/25/world/asia/pastor-wang-yi-detention.html

“Many are interested in socially engaged models of Christianity, especially the Protestant denomination of Calvinism.”

This is the cross or persecution according to Calvin, Martin Luther and Wang!

However that’s not what Jesus did, he categorically rejected political opposition to Rome!

Or did he, really?

That may very well have been the reason for his crucifixion, but gospel writers would’ve changed it, just as they painted Pilate as morally good, and Jews as culprits, both possibly false! Jesus’s last week’s actions may have been an uprising against Rome, but we have little evidence. 

Tani, the 8-year-old Nigerian chess prodigy

“Tani has an aggressive style of play, and in the state tournament the coaches, watching from the sidelines, were shocked when he sacrificed a bishop for a lowly pawn. Alarmed, they fed the move into a computer and it agreed with Tani, recognizing that the gambit would improve his position several moves later.

www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/opinion/sunday/chess-champion-8-year-old-homeless-refugee-.html

Valentines Day Musings 2019

Valentine’s Day musings (not a forward). Two lessons from bible, and my musings, rather!

FIRST LESSON:

“And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Lots of people think wife should submit to husband, and strangely, most of those who do also act out as if they submitted to their wives. Remember Boban & Molly cartoons of the 70s, where the character of Chettan is always afraid of the dictatorial Chedathy!

SECOND LESSON:

“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”

‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Most people like myself think it is my priorities that the wife should adapt to, or vice versa. WRONG!

Building one another up is a lifelong journey, and either partner should do equally towards the other. This includes support for his/ her passions, careers, achievements, disappointments, including finding the time and energy to do so, and even publicly showing the support.

Both verses jumped out from this book.

Any thoughts?