The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. From Pentecost to the Haystack meeting in New England and from the days when Robert Morrison landed in China to the martyrdom of John and Betty Stam, prayer has been the source of power and the secret of spiritual triumph.
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
I could be martyred for my religion. Love is my religion and I could die for that. I could die for you.
When the Christians, upon these occasions, received martyrdom, they were ornamented, and crowned with garlands of flowers; for which they, in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory.
Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
The only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage.
The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the test.
The torments of martyrdom are probably most keenly felt by the bystanders.
Far from diminishing the appetite for power, suffering exasperates it.
Jesus died to forgive our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?
Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.
In the heat of the Russian summer a sleeping car is the most horrible instrument of martyrdom imaginable.
Ideas grow quickly when watered with the blood of martyrs.
Play the man, Mastre Ridley; we shall this day light such a cndle, by God's grace in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
We are not here to triumph by fighting, by strata gem, or by resistance, not to fight with beasts as men. We have fought the beast and have conquered. We have only to conquer now, by suffering. This is the easier victory.
The way of the world is, to praise dead saints, and persecute living ones.
There are in every generation those who shrink from the ultimate sacrifice, but there are in every generation those who make it with joy and laughter and these are the salt of the generations.
No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hearts tells them is not true.
I am as content to die for God's eternal truth on the scaffold as in any other way.
The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
Matrimony is the union of meanness and martyrdom.
Sons of Islam everywhere, the jihad is a duty - to establish the rule of Allah on earth and to liberate your countries and yourselves from America's domination and its Zionist allies, it is your battle - either victory or martyrdom.
Love is my religion - I could die for it.
The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.
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