oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Perseverance through suffering: A spirituality for mission
|Article Title||Perseverance through suffering: A spirituality for mission|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Department of New Testament, Unisa|
|Publication Date||Aug 2005|
|Pages||329 - 354|
|Keyword(s)||Anti-Christian violence, Christian martyrdoms, Epistle to the Hebrews, Hindutva ideology, Muslim societies, Parenetic sections, Persecution in early Christianity, Socio-historical circumstances and Unavoidable suffering|
The suffering of Christian believers on account of hostility, disparagement or persecution, especially due to their faith in and confession of Christ, is a global phenomenon and the 20th century has seen more Christian martyrs than any previous century. This was anticipated by the two most prominent figures in the New Testament, Jesus and Paul, e.g. in 2 Timothy 3:12: '...all who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.'
Article metrics loading...