46 Quotes About Persecution

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The devil doesn't persecute those who aren't making a godly difference in the world.
- Paul Chappell
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Against the persecution of a tyrant the godly have no remedy but prayer.
- John Calvin
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Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grave, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
- Assorted Authors
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If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there's something wrong!
- Leonard Ravenhill
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For if God be on our side, what matter maketh it who be against us, be they bishops, cardinals, popes, or whatsoever names they will?
- William Tyndale
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Princes, kings, and other rulers of the world have used all their strength and cunning against the Church, yet it continues to endure and hold its own.
- John Foxe
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A prisoner in the Inquisition is never allowed to see the face of his accuser, or of the witnesses against him, but every method is taken by threats and tortures, to oblige him to accuse himself, and by that means corroborate their evidence.
- John Foxe
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Which prophecy of Christ we see wonderfully to be verified, insomuch that the whole course of the Church to this day may seem nothing else but a verifying of the said prophecy.
- John Foxe
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A defense in the Inquisition is of little use to the prisoner, for a suspicion only is deemed sufficient cause of condemnation, and the greater his wealth the greater his danger.
- John Foxe
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On account of this mandate, many eminent persons in the church and state fell martyrs to the ignorance and ferocity of the pagans.
- John Foxe
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Lord, open the king of England's eyes.
- William Tyndale
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Persecution is simply the clash between two irreconcilable value-systems.
- John Stott
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The first persecution of the Church took place in the year 67, under Nero, the sixth emperor of Rome.
- John Foxe
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The emperor Domitian, who was naturally inclined to cruelty, first slew his brother, and then raised the second persecution against the Christians.
- John Foxe
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It has become a settled principle that nothing which is good and true can be destroyed by persecution, but that the effect ultimately is to establish more firmly, and to spread more widely, that which it was designed to overthrow. It has long since passed into a proverb that "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."
- Albert Barnes
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Religion will cost us the tears of repentance and the blood of persecution.
- Thomas Watson
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Such was the Inquisition, declared by the Spirit of God to be at once the offspring and the image of the popedom.
- John Foxe
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When the Christians, upon these occasions, received martyrdom, they were ornamented, and crowned with garlands of flowers; for which they, in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory.
- John Foxe
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Persecution is one way to drive believers away and create a carnal comfort zone.
- John Hagee
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Wicked men seem to bear great reverence to the saints departed; they canonize dead saints, but persecute living.
- Thomas Watson
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When all smiles upon you, you may think there is no need to talk of such a thing as separation from the love of Christ; but if persecution were to come, and you were to be led forth to the fire, you would feel that that love of Christ is a VERY PRECIOUS thing.
- G.V. Wigram
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The pope being informed of the great increase of Protestantism, in the year 1542 sent inquisitors to Venice to make an inquiry into the matter, and apprehend such as they might deem obnoxious persons.
- John Foxe
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As a reward for their efforts, however, those early Christians were beaten, stoned to death, thrown to the lions, tortured and crucified. Every conceivable method was used to stop them from talking.
- Josh McDowell
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But, though persecuting malice raged, yet the Gospel shone with resplendent brightness; and, firm as an impregnable rock, withstood the attacks of its boisterous enemies with success.
- John Foxe
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God had a Son that had no fault, but He never had a son that was not found fault with. God Himself was slandered in paradise by Satan. Let us not expect, therefore, to escape from the venomous tongue.
- Charles Spurgeon
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The fact that the Christian church was able to endure centuries of persecution and survived centuries of neglect and opposition is difficult to explain apart from the system of theology stemming from belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God who actually died, rose, and ascended into heaven.
- John F. Walvoord
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Christian, if you dwell in the open tent of licentiousness, the wicked will not walk backward, like modest Shem and Japheth, to cover your shame: but they will walk forward, like cursed Ham, to publish it. Thus they make use of your weakness as a plea for their wickedness. Men are merciless in their censures of Christians; they have no sympathy for their infirmity: while God weighs them in more equal scales, and says, "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." While a saint is a dove in the eyes of God, he is only a raven in the estimation of sinners.
- William Secker
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It has become a settled principle that nothing which is good and true can be destroyed by persecution, but that the effect ultimately is to establish more firmly, and to spread more widely, that which it was designed to overthrow. It has long since passed into a proverb that "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."
- Albert Barnes
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A Protestant has seldom any mercy shown him, and a Jew, who turns Christian, is far from being secure.
- John Foxe
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Seducers are more dangerous enemies to the church than persecutors.
- Matthew Henry
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Each of the seventeen tribunals during a long period burned annually, on an average, ten miserable beings!
- John Foxe
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Of the multitudes who perished by the Inquisition throughout the world, no authentic record is now discoverable.
- John Foxe
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The Gospel having spread itself into Persia, the pagan priests, who worshipped the sun, were greatly alarmed, and dreaded the loss of that influence they had hitherto maintained over the people's minds and properties.
- John Foxe
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If we suffer persecution and affliction in a right manner, we attain a larger measure of conformity to Christ, by a due improvement of one of these occasions, than we could have done merely by imitating his mercy, in abundance of good works.
- John Wesley
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Therefore, I bind these lies and slanderous accusations to my person as an ornament; it belongs to my Christian profession to be vilified, slandered, reproached and reviled, and since all this is nothing but that, as God and my conscience testify, I rejoice in being reproached for Christ's sake.
- John Bunyan
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When by the malice of enemies God's people are brought to greatest straits there is deliverance near to be sent from God unto them.
- David Dickson
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And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn.
- William Gurnall
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Never did the church so much prosper and so truly thrive as when she was baptized in the blood. The ship of the church never sails so gloriously along as when the bloody spray of her martyrs falls on her deck. We must suffer and we must die, if we are ever to conquer this world for Christ.
- Charles Spurgeon
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The world never burned a casual Christian at the stake.
- John R. Rice
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Tragically, American Christians are typically unaware of the violence our international brothers and sisters face for following Jesus Christ.
- Jonathan Falwell
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God takes a safe course with His children, that they may not be condemned with the world; He permits the world to condemn them, that they may not love the world, the world hates them....
- Richard Sibbes
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How did Jesus expect His disciples to react under persecution? (In Matthew 5:12 He said), "Rejoice and be glad!" We are not to retaliate like an unbeliever, nor sulk like a child, nor lick our wound in self-pity like a dog, nor just grin a bear it like a Stoic, still less pretend we enjoy it like a masochist. What then? We are to rejoice as a Christian should and even "leap for joy" (Lk. 6:23).
- John Stott
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The apostles went away rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for the name of Christ, that they were graced so far as to be disgraced for the name of Christ!
- Thomas Watson
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Unfortunately, many of the young people who attend public schools and universities in America today are being persecuted for their profession of faith in Christ.
- Judge Roy Moore
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Neither the persecuting hand of men, nor the chastising hand of God, relaxed ancient singular saints. Believers resemble the moon, which emerges from her eclipse by keeping her motion, and ceases not to shine because the dogs bark at her. Shall we cease to be professors because others will not cease to be persecutors?
- William Secker
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