In these modern times, it seems most professing Christians mock, ridicule, and are completely unable to understand quotes like this:
“The highest honor that God can confer upon his children is the blood-red crown of martyrdom. The jewels of a Christian are his afflictions. The regalia of the kings that God has made, are their troubles, their sorrows, and their griefs. Griefs exalt us, and troubles lift us.” – Charles Spurgeon
At the same time, quotes such as the following are understood, embraced and promoted as Godly teaching:
Since we are told in Scripture that men will hate us, revile us, persecute and kill us for the sake of Christ’s name, I am thinking one of these two quotes has a lot more validity than the other. Can you figure out which one?