8796 persecution, forms of

8796 persecution, forms of

Scripture identifies a number of reasons why individuals and governmments may attempt to persecute believers and also the methods by which they may carry this out.

The motives for persecution

Envy Ac 5:17-18 See also Ge 26:14-15; Ge 37:4,8; 1Sa 18:8-9; Ps 106:16; Da 6:1-5; Mt 27:18; Ac 13:45; Jas 3:16

Fear Lk 22:2 See also Ex 1:10; 1Sa 18:15,29; Mt 2:3; Ac 19:23-27

Hatred 1Jn 3:12 See also Ge 4:3-8; 1Ki 22:8 pp 2Ch 18:7; Jn 7:7

The means of persecution

Deception Ps 38:12 See also 1Ki 21:10; Ezr 4:12-13; Ps 35:11; Jer 20:10; Am 7:10; Mt 5:11; Jn 7:12; Ac 6:11; Ac 21:21,28; Ac 24:5

Threats Ps 10:7 See also Ezr 4:4; Da 3:15; Jn 9:22; Ac 4:17

Ridicule Ne 4:1-3 See also Hos 9:7; 1Co 4:13; Heb 13:13; Rev 2:9

Ostracism Mt 10:22 See also Jn 9:29,34; Jn 12:42; Jn 16:2

Violence Ro 8:35 See also Jer 38:6; Mt 10:17 pp Mk 13:9; Jn 21:18-19; Ac 5:40; Ac 16:37; 2Co 11:25; Gal 6:17; Heb 11:36-39

How God deals with persecutors

1Ti 1:13 See also Da 4:34-35; Ac 12:1,21-23; Gal 1:23

See also

2426gospel, responses
2545Christ, opposition to
5040murder
5560suffering
5875hatred
6145deceit
8498witnessing & Holy Spirit
8733envy
8754fear
8815ridicule
8819scoffing
8833threats

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