Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
I know the distress you are suffering and your poverty (but you are rich). I also know the slander against you by those who call themselves Jews and really are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Listen! I am going to make those people from the synagogue of Satan -- who say they are Jews yet are not, but are lying -- Look, I will make them come and bow down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.
However, hold on to what you have until I come.
Therefore, remember what you received and heard, and obey it, and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will never know at what hour I will come against you.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
But examine all things; hold fast to what is good.
2 Timothy 1:13
Hold to the standard of sound words that you heard from me and do so with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. We are of his house, if in fact we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope we take pride in.
And let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we confess, for the one who made the promise is trustworthy.
I know your deeds. (Look! I have put in front of you an open door that no one can shut.) I know that you have little strength, but you have obeyed my word and have not denied my name.
"Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. You will be hated by all the nations because of my name.
You will be hated by everyone because of my name.
and here he has authority from the chief priests to imprison all who call on your name!"
Do they not blaspheme the good name of the one you belong to?
Whenever they persecute you in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
1 Timothy 5:8
But if someone does not provide for his own, especially his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
2 Timothy 2:12
If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we deny him, he will also deny us.
Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.
And when the blood of your witness Stephen was shed, I myself was standing nearby, approving, and guarding the cloaks of those who were killing him.'
You have not yet resisted to the point of bloodshed in your struggle against sin.