There has to be more to it, than ALL THIS PAIN AND SUFFERING we are supposed to endure as CHRISTIANS. Is pain and suffering only a delusion of the "human tangible world" where we temporarily reside? How could the Disciples be "sawed in half", "hung upside down" or "stoned to death" for CHRIST if the JOY WASN'T GREATER THAN THE PAIN? Could it be that THE JOY IS SO GREAT, THAT THERE IS NO PAIN? As Stephen was being ridiculed and stoned, "he was full of the HOLY SPIRIT, and saw the GLORY OF GOD and JESUS...and the Heavens opened", (Acts 7:54-58). Maybe MARTYRS DON'T KNOW THEY ARE MARTYRS, BECAUSE THEIR JOY IS SO GREAT, THAT THERE IS NO PAIN! IS OUR JOY SO GREAT; THERE IS NO PAIN?
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