Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
neither the high, nor the low, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God by Christ Jesus our Lord.
it is I that give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any one force them out of my hand.
Now before the feast of the passover, Jesus perceiving that his hour was come, when he was to pass out of this world, and go to the father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
As for you, my brethren, the favourites of the Lord, we are oblig'd to render perpetual thanks to God, for having chosen you from the beginning, in purifying you by his spirit, upon your believing the gospel.
and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth: unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins by his own blood,
and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; although we now suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him.
and not only so, but we triumph in tribulation also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, probation;
Blessed are they who are persecuted upon the account of righteousness: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
fear not those who can only kill the body, but cannot hurt the soul: rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.
but before all these events, they will seize upon you and persecute you, drag you to the synagogues and to prisons, being accused before kings and governours, for professing my name.
these things I have appriz'd you of, that ye might repose your confidence in me. the world shall give you trouble: but take courage, I have overcome the world.
encouraging the disciples, exhorting them to persevere in the faith, representing that it is thro' much tribulation that we must enter into the kingdom of God.
save what the holy spirit in every city declares, "that bonds and afflictions wait for me."
2 Corinthians 4:17
for the light affliction, which I at present suffer, will be infinitely over-ballanced by an eternal weight of glory;
2 Corinthians 6:4
but in all things I approve myself as the minister of God, by great constancy in afflictions, in torments, in distresses, from stripes,
2 Corinthians 11:23
so am I: are they ministers of Christ? is it my vanity? I am more so: in toilsome labours I surpass them, in stripes I am exceedingly beyond them, in prisons I have been oftner, and frequently in the very jaws of death.
2 Timothy 1:12
yet I am not ashamed, for I know in whom I have confided, and I am persuaded he is able to keep what I have committed to him against that day.
2 Timothy 4:16
At my first defence, I had no assistance, for every body deserted me. I wish it may never be laid to their charge.
for you should consider how he endured such opposition from sinners against himself, lest ye be tired out, and quite despond.
Consider the various tryals that surround you, my brethren, as matter of great joy; knowing this,
1 Peter 1:5
whom the divine power preserves through faith for that salvation, which is going to be made manifest in the latter time.
1 Peter 4:12
My dear brethren, don't be surpriz'd at your being brought as it were to the test of fire; as if some strange thing had happen'd to you.
my Lord, answer'd I, you can tell. and he said to me, these are they who came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the lamb.