Persecution without the Possibility of Death
SCRIPTURE Q & A
God will protect His Faithful!
With everyone having decided to accept or deny Jesus Christ as Savior, there is no longer a need for the sacrificial witness of the faithful for the purpose of inspiring others to believe. Probation has closed, and now the Time of Trouble and 7 Last Plagues begin upon humanity's final rejection of grace.
God Will Protect the Faithful
"But in the midst of the time of trouble that is coming,--a time of trouble such as has not been since there was a nation,--God's chosen people will stand unmoved. Satan and his host cannot destroy them, for angels that excel in strength will protect them."
- Testimonies to the Church, Volume 9, p. 17
"Though enemies may thrust them into prison, yet dungeon walls cannot cut off the communication between their souls and Christ. One who sees their every weakness, who is acquainted with every trial, is above all earthly powers; and angels will come to them in lonely cells, bringing light and peace from heaven. The prison will be as a palace; for the rich in faith dwell there, and the gloomy walls will be lighted up with heavenly light as when Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises at midnight in the Philippian dungeon."
- The Great Controversy, p. 627
"Will the Lord forget His people in this trying hour? Did He forget faithful Noah when judgments were visited upon the antediluvian world? Did He forget Lot when the fire came down from heaven to consume the cities of the plain? Did He forget Joseph surrounded by idolaters in Egypt? Did He forget Elijah when the oath of Jezebel threatened him with the fate of the prophets of Baal? Did He forget Jeremiah in the dark and dismal pit of his prison house? Did He forget the three worthies in the fiery furnace? or Daniel in the den of lions?"
- The Great Controversy, p. 626