Alternative Christians get knocked down, but we get up again

Sometimes the esoteric, alternative Christian movement (of which we are a part) gets “hard pressed,” “persecuted” and even “struck down”. But as some early Christian writer said, be he Paul or someone claiming to be Paul(!):

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

It reminds me of that song, “I get knocked down, I get up again, ain’t never gonna keep me down.” I remember our boys jammin’ to that song from their carseats years ago. They would dance and sing along every time that song came on the radio.

And the Man from Galilee said in Matthew 24:9

“Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers.


And in John 16:33:  “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

Can you see I am bucking myself up here? Hah. All is well with me and mine, don’t worry friends and family, I have just been reading about our persecuted siblings (inner Christians) and cousins (mainstream Christians) around the world.


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Katia is a consecrated independent sacramental bishop. She directs the online Esoteric Mystery School and Interfaith Theological Seminary. Check it out at

2 thoughts on “Alternative Christians get knocked down, but we get up again”

  1. Very true, Katia. I am surrounded by both friends and family who don’t understand the esoteric side of Christianity, but I never give up. Luckily they do not strike me down personally, but I can see them twinge when I voice my opinion on a scripture, etc.

  2. Personaly i feel that the esoteric types are the ones who could actually comprise the group of 144,000 in Rev. Main line Christianity is going to come under attack in America like never before and they might end up trying to throw esoteric types into the boiling pot of oil. So yes, persecution is always real. Perhaps so much will be poured through the inner Christians (who are equally outer) that when mainline religion sees this they will become infurtiated at the power of the Spirit in that group and then they will truly think they are doing God a favor by killing them? just a thought, james.

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