What kind of a road must Christ’s Church travel here on earth?

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Even though all believers have salvation through faith, and even though they enjoy God’s peace in their hearts, their life here on earth is a life of cross-bearing, and they experience the same as Christ experienced in His state of humiliation. Here on earth Christ’s Church is a militant church.

Act. 14:22: We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

Matt. 10: 22: Ye shall be hated of all men for My name’s sake; but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Luke 9:23: If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

Eph. 6:11: Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.