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Luke 8:13

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 13 Those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but they have no root. And although they believe for awhile, in time of testing [with affliction and persecution] they fall away. [When you hear the Lord speak to you, you have great joy! Every believer who takes up the inward cross of self-denial will eventually undergo trials of their faith with afflictions and persecutionstribulations. As the great early Quaker, Isaac Penington wrote: "the way is long, the travel hard, the enemies and difficulties many." Some will be offended and fall away, back into the world.]

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