46 Quotes About Persecution

  • "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
    Topics: Persecution


  • "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
    Topics: America, Persecution


  • "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
    Topics: Persecution


  • "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
    Topics: Persecution, Self-pity


  • "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
    Topics: Persecution


  • "Tragically, American Christians are typically unaware of the violence our international brothers and sisters face for following Jesus Christ."

    - Jonathan Falwell
    Topics: Persecution


  • "The world never burned a casual Christian at the stake."

    - John R. Rice
    Topics: Apathy, Persecution


  • "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
    Topics: Persecution


  • "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
    Topics: Persecution


  • "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
    Topics: Persecution


  • "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
    Topics: Persecution


  • "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
    Topics: Adversity, Persecution


  • "Saints and martyrs are famous for testifying to the truth about Jesus Christ while their enemies set them on fire, but each day ordinary Christians experience small martyrdoms when they blow the whistle on a dangerous product, or lose a friend they had to confront, or stand up in a small group and, for the first time in their lives, say to a group of strangers,


  • "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
    Topics: Persecution, Affliction


  • "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
    Topics: Persecution, Ignorance



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