How did persecution affect the preaching of the gospel?


"And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were
all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. . . . Therefore they
that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the Word." Acts 8: 1-4.
NOTE - " Persecution has only had a tendency to extend and establish the faith which it was
designed to destroy. . . . There is no lesson which men have been so slow to learn as that to oppose and
persecute men is the very way to confirm them in their opinions, and to spread their doctrines.' - Dr. Albert
Barnes, on Acts 4 :4.

What assurance was given to Daniel concerning the period of time mentioned in verse 14?
What did Joseph, in Egypt, say when tempted to sin?
Who was the seed here referred to?
What is it that makes a thing holy?
How strongly will this false worship and the enforcement of this mark be urged?
What did the bishops determine to do?
Where will all the saints then go?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle