2 Timothy 3:12 KJV
Author: Chuck Colson

“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” –2 Timothy 3:12

"Christ’s followers have continued to outrage people through two millennia; they are still outraging people today — and paying the same terrible price. In China, authorities have tortured Christians to death by pouring molten metal over their heads. In North Korea, Christians are sent to re-education camps, tortured, and killed. In Saudi Arabia, the death penalty threatens anyone converting from Islam to Christianity. Tyrants subject Christians to this ferocious treatment out of fear: The Christian’s obedience to a higher authority threatens their own power. China’s leaders, for example, are acutely aware of the role Christianity played in the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe — and are determined not to let the same thing happen to them. Since the first century, the story of the carpenter and the Cross has been attacked, ridiculed, driven underground. In the former Soviet Union, Communist leaders spent 70 years trying to wipe out belief. In the West, the story earned the contempt of Enlightenment thinkers and the followers of Darwin and Freud.  Theologians have tried to de-mythologize the Bible, academics have torn it to shreds, and teachers have told generations of children that it’s just a collection of myths. The result? Two billion people worldwide put their faith in Him. The reason is simple:

The story is true. God acted in time and space, providing hope for every human being.

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” –Romans 8:35

Source : Sherry’s Inspirational