Quote of the Day

“The flip side of encouraging bold testimony under persecution when one has no alternative is the command to flee hostility whenever possible. Jesus calls his followers to bravery but not foolishness. Believers must not seek out persecution. God’s word can go forth powerfully through the unspoken testimony of martyrdom, but it is often better for people to remain alive to speak it aloud.”

—Craig Blomberg re: Matthew 10:23