Red Village Church

You May Not Like the Means

PEC“A Christianity which had ceased to be aggressive would speedily have ceased to exist. Christ came not to send peace on earth but a sword; against the restless and resistless force of the new religion the gates of hell should not prevail. But polytheism could not be dethroned without a struggle; nor mankind regenerated without a baptism of blood. Persecution, in fact, is the other side of aggression, the inevitable outcome of a truly missionary spirit; the two are linked together as action and reaction.” Herbert Workman, Persecution in the Early Church, p. 39.
Here is a note from Pastor Tim Bayly (who wrote the forward). His recommendation inspired my purchase.