Believers suffer for Christ, not common crime

Scripture reference

1 Peter 4:12–19 (ASV 1901)

12Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you: 13but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy. 14If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are ye; because the Spirit of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon you. 15For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other men’s matters: 16but if a man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this name. 17For the tim...


The Wang-chang-lings though uneducated, were committed to Christ Jesus and suffered greatly for Him. And even as they went through persecutions, the wife remained cheerful; couldn't stop herself from singing and the husband testified not of God never leaving him, but rather of His providing a means of escape. They remained in the faith until their transition to everlasting life.
Wang Ming-Dao lied to gain his freedom from prison but soon turned himself in to the Police for rearrest upon realizing that he had betrayed his faith. Though he was rearrested and sentenced to life imprisonment, Wang obtained God's mercy and found grace to bear his cross with a changed heart.