Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxi Pg 36 When does this more frequently happen than in the persecution of His saints? This, indeed, is no ordinary matter,4291
Isa. lvii. i.
4291 We have, by understanding res, treated these adjectives as nouns. Rigalt. applies them to the doctrina of the sentence just previous. Perhaps, however, “persecutione” is the noun. no common casualty of the law of nature; but it is that illustrious devotion, that fighting for the faith, wherein whosoever loses his life for God saves it, so that you may here again recognize the Judge who recompenses the evil gain of life with its destruction, and the good loss thereof with its salvation. It is, however, a jealous God whom He here presents to me; one who returns evil for evil. “For whosoever,” says He, “shall be ashamed of me, of him will I also be ashamed.”4292
Anf-01 ix.vi.xix Pg 13
Isa. xxx. 1.