Peter Wrote It
| "Beloved, think
it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though
some strange thing happened unto you. But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are
partakers of Christ's sufferings: that, when his glory shall be revealed,
ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name
of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon
you; on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or as an evildoer,
or as a busy body in other men's matters. Yet if any man suffer as a
Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this
(1 Peter 4:12-16)
These words of encouragement must be kept in mind as Christians face a worldwide persecution at the hands of enemies on every front.