The Cross...nobody said it would be easy

Mark 15:3. 'The chief priests accused him of many things.'

The servant of Christ must never be surprised if he has to drink of the same cup with his lord. If he who was holy, harmless, and undefiled,was foully slandered, who can expect to escape? "If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?"(Mt.10:25). Perfect innocence is no fence against enormous lying, calumny and misrepresentation. The most blameless character will not secure us against false tongues. We must bear the trial patiently. It is part of the cross of Christ.

J.C. Ryle (1816-1900)

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