59And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
A protestant believer originally from Russia shared with Dr. Baedeker the great persecution his family had to endure because of their faith in Jesus, not from the government or State church but from a merciless mob led by neighbors and even more sadly, an enemy within; his very own brother.
Plunged into a baptism of suffering, even family members turn against one another. But even so, the Chinese church grows silently in the face of persecution.
Each time Jun Jun attended a gospel meeting and his father found out, he received a beating and had his Bible burnt. But even these beatings weren't enough to deter the youth who told his teacher, "Jesus did not quit when it was tough. He endured more for me than I can ever endure for him."