Thursday, 4 September 2014
The only thing which is worse than death is torture.
Dictators, tyrants, criminals, governments, and Satanists believe that if they torture their enemies they will submit to their will. The fear of torture and death will keep them in line.
But Jesus said, "'Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you on my account.
"'Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.'" Matthew 5:11,12 (NRSV)
The martyrs went to heaven.
Their bodies were tortured and killed on earth.
But their souls went to heaven.
Once you realize this the fear of torture is gone and you will rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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