All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 2 Timothy 3:12. As Christ was hated without cause, so will His people be hated because they are obedient to the commandments of God. If He who was pure,
This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3. Only by knowing God here can we prepare to meet Him at His coming. . .
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters,