Biblical Worldview post #4 – Christ followers are promised suffering and persecution

We are promised suffering and persecution when we identify ourselves as followers of Christ (Christians)

Passage Reference Passage Text
John 15:18,20,21 (NLT) When the world hates you, remember it hated Me before it hated you… Since they persecuted Me, naturally they will persecute you…The people of the world will hate you because you belong to Me…
Mark 13:13a (NLT) And everyone will hate you because of your allegiance to Me.
John 16:33b (NLT) Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.
John 17:14-15 (NLT) I have given them Your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not. I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one.
2 Timothy 3:12 (NLT) Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution
1 Peter 4:4 (NLT) Of course, your former friends are very surprised when you no longer join them in the wicked things they do, and they say evil things about you.
Matthew 5:11-12a (NIV) Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven
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