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Unfit for Persecution

The greatest criticism of the Church today is that no one wants to persecute it: because there is nothing very much to persecute it about.


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Faithfulness, not Freedom

One of the deepest sentimentalities of liberalism is the presumption that you can have children without having them suffer for their convictions. People ...


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Domitian (Emperor of Rome 81-96 A.D.)

The historian Pliny called Domitian the beast from hell who sat in its den, licking blood. In the Book of Revelation, John of the Apocalypse may have ...


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Keeping the Spirit in Christmas

Residents of Wauconda, Illinois: They refused to let the plug be pulled on Christmas.

Two water towers have always served as landmarks for travelers heading ...


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A Christmas Revolution

It was on Christmas Eve, after a Romanian church had gathered for candlelight service, that the Communist soldiers came to take the pastor. The people ...


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When Christianity Triumphed

The Christians' triumph over the pagan Empire brought its own problems.

Constantine's imperial patronage did, of course, assure Christianity's ...


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The "Good Life"

Prosperity has often been fatal to Christianity, but persecution never.


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Paul's Prisons

Paul may have spent as much as 25 percent of his time as a missionary in prison. We know of his brief lock-up in Philippi, two years' incarceration ...


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Making and Bearing Crosses

And, on the contrary, I am more apprehensive that sufferings must be the Church's most ordinary lot, and Christians indeed must be self-denying cross-bearers, ...


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Tentmakers Priscilla and Aquila

What the Roman emperor Claudius meant for evil turned out for good for Priscilla and Aquila. They were living in Rome in 49 when Claudius expelled all ...


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