“It is easy to follow Christ when all things are safe. But your love to Jesus Christ would be seen more, if you must lose your lives, or deny your Jesus.
It would be a trial of your love, when fire and faggot [a wooden stick] was before you, if you would rush into that, rather than fly from the truth as it is in Jesus.
Though all things are calm now, the storm is gathering and by and by it will break; it is at present no bigger than a man’s hand. But when it is full it will break and then you will see whether you are found Christians or not.”George Whitefield