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 other prediction asserts the same great truth?
What did Christ's words at Jacob's well lead the woman of Samaria to ask?
Of what sanctuary, or tabernacle is Christ the minister?
For whom has a book of remembrance been written?
What promise is made to the willing and obedient?
Unto whom are God's people to be gathered?
4. And when the new heavens and the new earth have appeared, and the holy city, New Jerusalem, then he made?

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