But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. 1 Peter 3: 14-16
In the face of persecution, we must not lose hope. We must not fear our enemies but fear the Lord as we stand our ground in the battle ahead. Jesus told us we would be persecuted, but He also told us He has overcome the world (Matt.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a bibliophile is "A lover of books; a book-fancier." Although this is a helpful definition, I'm not entirely sure I want to refer to myself as a "fancier" of anything. I'm from Texas. We either like something or we don't. We don't "fancy" things. It's...unnatural.
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This issue of Tabletalk considers persecution. Jesus warned us, "If they persecuted me, they will
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