Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Crown of Martyrdom

       The Palm, in Christian art, is the symbol of martyrdom when combined with a crown. It is often found on the tombs of the early martyrs, and belongs to any saint who has suffered death in the cause of Christ. These saints are known to God the Father even if we do not know who they are. There have been many peoples around the world who have suffered this kind of death.

2nd example of the same crown of the martyrs.
Scriptural References for The Crown of Martyrdom:
  • "When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained;" Revelation 6:9 (NASB)
  • "They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated..." Hebrews 11:37 (NASB)
  • "so that the blood of all the prophets, shed since the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the house of God; yes, I tell you, it shall be charged against this generation.'' Luke 11: 50-51 (NASB)
  • "'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life." Revelation 2:10 (NASB)
  • ""They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God." John 16:2 (NASB)
  • ""Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name." Matthew 24:9 (NASB)
  • "Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." James 1:12 (ESV)

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