Stoned for preaching the Gospel

Scripture reference

Acts 14:19–20 (ASV)

19But there came Jews thither from Antioch and Iconium: and having persuaded the multitudes, they stoned Paul, and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. 20But as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and entered into the city: and on the morrow he went forth with Barnabas to Derbe.


As part of a team preaching the Gospel in Toxteth, Liverpool, Martin Goldsmith experienced for the first time, the reality of suffering for Christ. They were attacked by a crowd of youths who rained stones on them, leaving several of them hurt.
Raymond Lull, like Deacon Stephen, dared death, and boldly proclaimed the love of God shown in Jesus Christ to the people at the marketplace of Bugia. Not even the very real prospect of cruel death was enough to deter him.