A Godly Heritage

 Anabaptist Martyr’s Hymn:    “O God, Do Thou Sustain Me”      (Words and Music by Leonhart Sommer, 1570)

“….and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:  And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:  They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.”

                                                                                      Hebrews 11:35b-38


Valeria A.D. 99

Felicitas A.D. 164

Blandina A.D. 172

Felicitas and Perpetua A.D. 201

Julitta A.D 304

Nunilo and Aloida A.D. 851

Elizabeth 1549

Soetgen vanden Houte 1560

Mrs. John Leland 1700’s

Mrs. Ann Judson 1800’s


  “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.  Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

                                                                                 Romans 8:33-39

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