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Our Only Hope: A Sufficient Scripture and Supreme Saviour

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We are faced with two options for a wake up call from God: revival or persecution. Both cause God’s people to take their Christianity more seriously. Though they take different forms, the resolve necessary is basically the same when facing either: to hold Scripture as sufficient and Christ as supreme. It is a high view of God and a radical […]

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Requirements for Surviving Persecution

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The quality of a person’s Christianity has always determined the extent of his endurance. When persecution hits and we are called to endure it, we will not have time for flippant or weak Christianity. We will need backbone. We will need conviction. We will need maturity. We will need people who know what they believe and why they believe it, […]

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Daniel: He Believed in His God – Lessons from Daniel 6 on Faithfulness in Persecution

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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego faced similar threats as Daniel did, but at least they had each other. Daniel apparently only had himself. (Of course, we will see that this wasn’t his mentality). Where will we be when all our moral support is gone and everybody except our own self turns against God and therefore against us? Now, it may be […]

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They Yielded Their Bodies – Lessons on Persecution and Commitment from Daniel 3

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We are normally quick to hail the bravery of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego and try in some superficial measure to learn from them; but we should admit to ourselves that we often view their situation as being long ago and far away, thus lacking true potential for changing our lives. But the reality is, these men existed. These men had […]

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Coming to Grips with Persecution

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From a large-scale perspective, revival and persecution are very close in purpose for the people of God. Revival restores them to spiritual vitality and an impactful collective testimony. Persecution purges them to spiritual purity and singleness in affection toward God. Revival positively raises us toward spiritual maturity. Persecution negatively cleanses against spiritual complacency and immaturity. Persecution pushes Christians together; revival […]

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Counting the Cost

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Paul exhorted Timothy, “Therefore, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ, endure hardship.” The implication from this verse is that if one does not endure hardship, he is not a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Therefore, it is essential that we as believers count the cost of our service, for it will be filled with trial and hardship. Paul could […]

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