Do you know if the arm of a starfish splits, then a new arm will grow to replace it?
If a starfish is cut to pieces, then each piece that is part of the central disc will grow into a new starfish.
Some shell fishermen noticed this when they found that the place where they usually stored the shells was crowded with starfish. The fishermen cut the captured starfish and threw the pieces into the sea. But what they did actually helped grow more starfish.
For centuries, Christians have been the objects of hatred, and intensely rejected in many countries.
But this oppression never destroys Christianity. Even in the most severe condition, Christianity may struggle at time, but it also eventually grows.
Jesus told His church, “the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”
Believers in the first century in Jerusalem went through strong oppression, However, that just made them spread all over Judea and Samaria. And, wherever they went, they always taught the Word and made many people believe.
The church of the Lord Jesus Christ will continue to grow, however severe the oppression may be. Even the power of death will not be able to destroy it!