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.
Martyrdom does not consist only in dying for one's faith. Martyrdom also consists in serving God with love and purity of heart every day of one's life
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
Ideas grow quickly when watered with the blood of martyrs.
No human beings more dangerous than those who have suffered for a belief: the great persecutors are recruited from the martyrs not quite beheaded. Far from diminishing the appetite for power, suffering exasperates it.
Far from diminishing the appetite for power, suffering exasperates it.
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.
No human beings are more dangerous than those who have suffered for a belief
The only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage.
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.
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.
Although always prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it should be postponed.
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.
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.
Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion-- I have shuddered at it, I shudder no more. I could be martyred for my religion. Love is my religion and I could die for that. I could die for you. My Creed is Love and you are its only tenet.
You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.
Love is my religion - I could die for it.
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.
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.
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