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2 Timothy 3:12

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 12 Indeed, all who are determined to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.3 [The same sufferings are being experienced by all your brothers in the world. 1 Pet 5:9]

1 Peter 5:9

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 9 Resist him, standing fast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by all your brothers in the world. [All who are determined to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 2 Tim 3:12.]

1 Thessalonians 3:3

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 3 So that no man should be disturbed by my afflictions; for yourselves know that we are appointed to this.1

Romans 5:3

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 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation works patience; [Paul is speaking to mature believers, those who have experienced tribulations, to work patience. Spirit imposed tribulation and suffering are part of the cross, and the only way you will ever be rid of sin. Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you, 1 Pet 4:12. Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same mind because he who has suffered in the flesh is finished with sin, 1 Pet 4:1.]

Romans 8:17

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 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if indeed we suffer with him,5 that we may be glorified together. [Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same mind because he who has suffered in the flesh is finished with sin, so that you should not live the rest of your time in the flesh in the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 1 Pet 4:1-2. Part of the inward cross is inward suffering, which the Lord will lead you through, when he deems your faith sufficient to survive the tribulation.]

Acts 14:22

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 22 Strengthening the souls of the disciples and warning and exhorting them to stand firm in the faith; saying that it is through many trials and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.1 [Tribulation is pain and suffering, which destroys sin and works patience. Obtaining purity on earth through crucifixon of the selfish, human nature is not easy; but purity on earth is far less painful than purification in Hell. Everyone passes through the fire, in this life or the next.]

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