Blog note: Christian Persecution. Jesus indicated that many would hate and persecute Christians because of His name. This has always been the case and is increasing in intensity and frequency.
Psalm 25:19. Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
Psalm 38:19. But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
Psalm 41:7. All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.
Psalm 69:4. They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
Psalm 69:14. Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
Matthew 10:22. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Mark 13:13. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Luke 6:22. Blessed are ye, 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.
Luke 14:26. If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Luke 19:14. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
Luke 21:17. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
John 7:7. The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
John 15:18. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
John 15:23. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. End of note
‘Police … Beat Those Who Resisted’ as Chinese Christians Defend Cross
By Editor on March 4, 2019.CN
XINXIANG, Henan (China Aid) — Henan police beat Christians as they gathered at the entrance of their church to prevent officials from removing their cross.
According to a video clip from the scene, many plainclothes police officers and demolition crewmen congregated outside of a church in Xinxiang, Henan, on the morning of Feb. 24.
Christians located inside the church started singing hymns and praying when they saw this, and around 10 of them came to the gate to block the two large cranes meant to be used to remove the church’s cross. Multiple police officers then entered through a side door and yelled at the Christians.
According to the church staff, most of the people blocking the gate were women and senior citizens. One Christian said, “Police took away congregants … and beat those who resisted. Also, some Christians were dragged away by a few people.”
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