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A Promise

The Persecution of the Early ChurchJesus commanded Christians to witness and adds a promise to those who do in Luke 12.8, "I assure you that whoever declares publicly that he belongs to me, the Son of Man, will do the same before the angels of God."

Early Church Persecution

Similarly, in the period of intense persecution for the Early Church when to confess Christ was truly a dangerous act, Saint John wrote in 1 John 4.15, "If anyone declares that Jesus is the Son of God, he lives in union with God and God lives in union with him. And we ourselves know and believe the love which God has for us." John Stott (1921 - 2011 AD) a leading Evangelical Anglican speaker, writer and preacher commented, "If Jesus' first command was 'come!' his second was 'go!'" But here's the rub, once we have realized our responsibility to witness for our Savior, we need to work out how to go about our task.✞

"Jesus Commands Christians"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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