Go and Make Disciples, Part Two: Thriving, Not Merely Surviving

One leader said, “Under persecution, we recognize our own heart. We are lovers of the world. We love the world more than we love the Lord. We do not want to bear the cross; we love the middle class life. We were converted and learned Christianity with missionaries from South Korea and the U.S. Now, we realize that we deeply desired the lifestyle of those missionaries. Under persecution, we do not want to bear the cross for the Lord. The way of the cross of our older generation is now truly our path. We need to follow our fathers and our grandfathers in this way. We need to become followers of Christ by his cross. We need to repent; leaders as well as congregations.”