Resolute in the Face of Persecution
A Tale of Scotland
In 17th -century Scotland, times of trouble, torment, and tyranny threatened the lives of a community of believers determined to follow their beloved minister for the cause of liberty. How cold were the usurpers of such cruel authority! Yet they kept their hearts warm in the coldest season of adversity, clinging to truth and God’s unwavering grace, and refusing to submit to unholy chains of corruption.
They never looked back; their eyes looked forward to their Redeemer, their salvation, and their eternal victory. May we follow their example, and with faith and fortitude walk in their steps.
Resolute in the Face of Persecution was originally written in 1824.
Also includes a 2nd story: The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain by Hannah More and a very short concluding story entitled Patient Joe.
Character themes in this story: courage, heroism, faithfulness
About the Author
Robert Pollok (1798 – 1827) studied for the ministry at the University of Glasgow. He was a Scottish poet best known for his work, The Course of Time. It was regarded as his finest work, published in the year of his death. He is also author of Helen of the Glen; The Persecuted Family; and Ralph Gemmell. These were later published together in one volume entitled Tales of the Covenanters.
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