Contributor 1:76; “The Book of Covenants plainly informs us that the disciples of Jesus were destroyed because they in their hearts forgave not one another.”
1 Thess. 1:5; “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.”
2:10; “Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe.”
2 Cor. 1:12; “For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.”
Actually, the apostles (all but John) were martyred because of the gospel.