Confessing Christ

“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven” – Matthew 10:32

“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me” – Luke 9:23

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you” – John 15:18

“But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: We ought to obey God rather than men…So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name” – Acts 5:29, 41

“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” – 2 Timothy 3:12

“Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter” – 1 Peter 4:16

“…their blood is shed
in confirmation of the noblest claim,
Our claim to feed upon immortal truth,
To walk with God, to be divinely free,
To soar, and to anticipate the skies.”
– William Cowper, The Task