The message of the gospel will never be popular in the world because “the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness….unto the Jews [it is] a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness….” (1 Corinthians 1:18,23).
Furthermore, rather than drawing the multitudes to Christ by example, Scripture states, “…all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12).
Jesus declared, “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you” (John 15:18-19).
-T. A. McMahon