CT pastors hit upon the trail of the apostles
Some have asked me which way the Church should go today. I answer: Without question the path of the apostles. That is, follow the apostles' footsteps by imitating their courageous and firm stance, not afraid of threats, not keeping life expensive, staying true to death, and not pleasing to people. Even if we encounter resistance, we should preach the gospel and teach God's words to people. The one who can do this is blessed by God and used by God. He may hit what the apostles did in the persecution, but he will accomplish what the apostles did. Without a doubt, God's glory and great power will manifest through him, just as it was manifested through the apostles that day.
– Wang Ming-Dao out An appeal from Wang Ming-Dao to the church
The persecution often works differently than the persecutors have planned. The church father Tertullian wrote that the martyrdom of faithful Christians actually boosted the growth of the early church: …
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