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2007.09.09

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Luke

OUCH! Thanks Peter for that wake up slap. Just a question to ponder here: Has he who hasn't given all given any? Have a great Lord's Day.

selahV

And here we get all worked up over someone taking our favorite pew seat. How small we are. Yet, none can comparer to our Lord who truly gave it all. Why do you think we are so moved by the martyrs of old when our Savior bids us die to self each day that He might increase? Is the martyr any greater in death than the consecrated Christian in life? selahV

Byroniac

I am reminded of a Vietnam War Veterans memorial in my hometown. It bears (among other things) the words, "All gave some. Some gave all." How much more true this is in the Christian faith, for all believers. I'm not quite sure what to make of the story of Perpetua and Felicity, but it's a good reminder of the costs of true faith.

2 Timothy 3:12
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

davidinflorida

Peter,

Once you leave the protected confines of USA, persecution for sharing or exercising the faith is still in full force.

Many are being jailed beaten or killed for their love of Jesus.

I believe that most hyper-blessed USA christians can`t` even comprehend this. Most wouldn`t survive.

See www.persecution.com The Voice Of The Maryrs....


Keith Schooley

Wonderful reminder, Peter.

peter lumpkins

David,

I have no doubt in what you're saying. And, I am confident, our Lord leads to that part of the battle, only his choiciest soldiers.

Keith,

Thanks. Gosh, how I get so proud-filled, to think my sacrifice is as gold...

SelahV,

I think the essence of martyrdom lies not in to be so willing to die for Jesus that living does not matter; rather, to be so willing to live for Jesus that dying does not matter.

Grace. With that, I am...

Peter

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