This is a subsidiary post of The Forms of Persecution.

Related posts:

Luke 11:53, 54  –  “…the Pharisees began to be very hostile and to question Him closely…”  –  Consider this in the light of Romans 8:6-8 below.

Acts 26:9  –  “…I thought to myself that I had to do many things hostile to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.”  –  Consider this in the light of Romans 8:6-8 below.

Romans 8:6, 7, 8  –  “…the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so…”  –  Consider Luke 11:53-54 and Acts 26:9 above in light of this.

Colossians 1:21, 22, 23  –  “And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you…”

Hebrews 12:3  –  “For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself…”

James 4:4 – “You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”


Leviticus 26:21  –  “If then, you act with hostility against Me and are unwilling to obey Me…”