Reflections on Persecution

Editorial: Stephen J. Wellum 3

Thinking about the New Covenant and Persecution: Gregory C. Cochran 7

Christian Persecution as Explained by Jesus (Matthew 5:10-12): Gregory C. Cochran 33

What Kind of Persecution is Happening to Christians Around the World?: Paul Hartog 49

The Maltreatment of Early Christians: Refinement and Response: G. Stephen Weaver, Jr. 81

“Patiently to Suffer for Christ’s Sake”: Hercules Collins as an Exemplar of Baptists During the Great Persecution” (1660-1688): Benjamin Lee Hegeman 99

Persecution and the New “Normal” World: “When persecuted, we endure.” (1 Cor 4:12): Ajith Fernando 125

Heaven for Persecuted Saints: Jarvis J. Williams 145

Sermon: “Don’t Be Surprised When You Suffer for Christ, But Rejoice!” (1 Peter 4:12-19): The SBJT Forum 153

Book Reviews 167