By faith, believers are to be steadfast

Scripture reference

James 5:7–11 (ASV)

7Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receive the early and latter rain. 8Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord is at hand. 9Murmur not, brethren, one against another, that ye be not judged: behold, the judge standeth before the doors. 10Take, brethren, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spake in the name of the Lord. 11Behold, we call them blessed that endured: ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful.


Wang Ming Dao is arrested for his faith a night after preaching a powerful sermon on steadfastness. Sentenced to prison for 15 years, he emerges frail, deaf, and almost blind but his faith is still strong. God had preserved him.