“Maybe at the present the authorities smile on the church of God; but within a while it may frown, and the storm of persecution arise. There was a time when the churches had ‘rest throughout all Judea’ (Acts 9:31). It was a blessed time. But how long did it last? Alas! not long.”
William Gurnall (1617 – 79)*
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- The normal Christian Persecution (English)
- How long?
- Die normale Verfolgung treuer Christen (Deutsch)
* Quote from: Defending. Contending