Matthew 10:32-33, 37-39

[Jesus said:] Whoever acknowledges Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before My Father in heaven.

But whoever disowns Me before men, I will disown him before My Father in heaven. . . .

Anyone who loves his father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.

Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.