The church has gone through multiple scenes of persecution in which many have cost their lives not to deny their faith, and the Bible encourages us on this subject, that we should not fear those who persecute us because of the gospel, well, if God is with us, who is against us? And this is a fact, Christ told us that we would go through persecutions and we should be prepared for it and never retreat.
Before Christ being crucified and departing to the kingdom of heaven, He left a series of recommendations for His disciples, and specifically in the book of Matthew chapter ten. He gave recommendations to His disciples and at the same time He predicted what would happen to them because of their faith in Him. Jesus told them that they would pass various trials, that they would be persecuted and hated by all, that they would be brought before governors for the sake of Christ, in short, to bear the name of Christ would have a high cost.