What is persecution? Here is one answer from a persecuted house church leader:
No Christian can truly call themselves persecuted unless they have been in jail for their faith. You have to be beaten, thrown in jail, or lose your life. That's persecution. Merely to have lost a career - that's unfortunate, but it's not persecution.
Do you agree?
Darren Carlson is the Founder and President of Training Leaders International. As President, Darren oversees the general direction of the ministry and serves as an advocate for pastors with little access to formal training and thoughtful cross-cultural theological engagement. You can connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.