This is a subsidiary post of The Forms of Persecution.
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…”
Leviticus 26:21 – “If then, you act with hostility against Me and are unwilling to obey Me…”