Though China, Russia, India, Muslim nations, and other nations persecute Christians, the Church continues to grow.
Matthew 16:18, “. . . I will build My church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” These are the words of Christ.
There are not enough communist parties, Islamists, Hindus, Buddhists and atheists to stop what is happening. The more the Church is persecuted, the more it grows, and Almighty God will never allow the gates of hell to triumph over His Church.
Even though some Christians have had to die for their faith; they refused to betray the One Who died on the cross to save them from their sins.
Jim Elliot, missionary to Ecuador, said it well, “He is no fool, who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” He was later killed by the very people he was working hard to win to Christ. Jim Elliot went to heaven instantly. Jim Elliot’s wife Elisabeth, and others, continued the work he started. The gates of hell will never prevail against the Church.
Psalms 116:15, “Precious in the sight of Almighty YaHVeH is the death of His saints.”
As for Mickey McConnell and his house; we will serve Almighty God. By His grace, we will not turn back and we will not betray Him and we will not recant. We will continue to fight the good fight until the last breath. We will not be ashamed of the gospel of YaHshua Jesus Messiah Savior.
Oh Christian, wherever you may be, stand strong in the faith and do not be discouraged. Our great and Almighty God will not abandon us. He will be with us to the very end of this life and will conduct us safely into eternal life, if we keep the faith until the end.