Being a Christian does not make one popular but it can take away the popularity you already have when you speak up for Christ and the Gospel.
It is a sad world we live in now.
Witness what has happened to Israel Folau the Australian Rugby player for voicing his opinions by repeating scripture from the Holy Bible, that is fast becoming very unpopular with those who do not wish to face their God, or make Him Lord.
Christians in the days of Jesus, and today, are facing continual oppression from "the world" .
Bu we are reminded "we wrestle not with flesh and blood."
Ephesians 6:12 King James Version (KJV)12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Please note when using this terminology I and fellow Christians are not singling out individuals, groups of individuals in fact no human beings whatsoever.
I have put an earlier post in my featured post section.
"Quietened by the Crowd"
As Christians we do need to use the weapons God has given us.
Also from Ephesians 6
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,