I have been thinking about this every since we have been seeing growing cases of discrimination against Christians in America. We all know that discrimination eventually leads to persecution. Let’s say full blown persecution breaks out in America. The sort where lives are at stake. In that context, let me ask you this:
Is it ever any circumstance allowable, acceptable, etc to deny Jesus?
I’ll give an example.
Someone threatens to kill my entire family if I affirm Christ. To save my family, would it be acceptable (to God?) to deny Christ in that instance even if in my heart I do not deny Him?
This is just an example.
I know there are some very obvious answers which I agree with, but beyond that what do you think. If you need further clarification, just ask.