8 Bible Verses About Persecution – Perilous Is the Road to the Heavenly Kingdom
The Lord Jesus once said, “If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you” (John 15:18). Since ancient times, Christians persecution has been very common, the path of following the Lord is full of dangers and hardships. However, we should know we are blessed, since suffering hardships and persecutions because of Christ is remembered by God. It also tests whether we have true love for Christ. The Lord Jesus says, “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:10). The road to the heavenly kingdom is rough and perilous, which requires our faith more to go on. Then how can we triumph over Satan under persecution? Let’s read the following Bible verses about persecution together, and learn to stand firm in persecution by relying on the Lord.
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Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you;
2 Corinthians 12:10
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:
My times are in your hand: deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from them that persecute me.
Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
And Jesus answered and said, Truly I say to you, There is no man that has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundred times now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.