Persecution Big Picture – The Biblical Pillar – Part 1
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Come discover "treasures of darkness, riches hidden in secret places...” (Isaiah 45:3)

There's an enemy and where there's an enemy there's a pursuit. We explore how this pursuit looks like in parts of the Bible. We also review the biblical definitions of persecution vis-à-vis the definitions from the realm of human rights.  We will find some striking similarities and dissimilarities.  We look at the ways Christ got into trouble.  We look at the five main sources of persecution in the NT – families, kings, priests, merchants and mobs.  And so, we gain a realization that everyone must become aware of how suffering is integral not only to discipleship but essential to mission.