Reading the following quote from Tim Keller reminded me what others have previously said about the Church.
“If you try to put the Church to death, it leads to resurrection.”
– Tim Keller (1950 – )
“The blood of the martyrs is the seed [of the Church].”
-Tertullian (ca 160-220 A.D.) see side bar
“…I will build my Church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” – Jesus (Mat 16:18 NLT)