The radical nature of that all-embracing divine love becomes specific in the words of Jesus, "Love your enemy, pray for those who persecute
you" (Mt 5:44).
people for other things -- sexual orientation, social status, etc.
After all, Jesus has declared the persecuted blessed: "Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute
you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me.
The government's "Equality Bill" directive regarding "Equal Opportunities" is being used to persecute
Christians again, in a more subtle way, as homosexual rights trump Christian rights in employment.
Despite Loney's torturous imprisonment, he harkens to the call of Jesus to love our enemies, do good to those who harm us, pray for those who persecute
Paul had been persecuting Christians and was on his way to persecute
more and Ananias was a Christian.
Moreover, Christ said: "If they persecuted me, they will persecute
you too" (Jn 15, 20).
When Steele whitewashes this book instead of focusing on the many horrors it contains, he unintentionally aids those who use it to condemn, persecute
, and discriminate against us.
God's will and intent is that all people come to Christ, even those like Paul who would persecute
Its anti-Semitism had its roots outside of Christianity and, in pursuing its aims, it did not hesitate to oppose the Church and persecute
her members also.
This proves that the government is so weakened that it has no other choice but to attack and persecute
But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute
you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.
Whilst our hearts obviously go out to the young children who were injured, this is not a reason to demonise and persecute
an entire species of animal.
They picture Jesus and a quote from John 15:20 "If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute
you" and ask: "What would Jesus do?
Unfortunately, the reare those, wise in the ways of evil, who will pursue or persecute