In his book, The Insanity of God, Nik Ripken writes, “. . .people flocked to Christ in greater numbers during difficult days of persecution because that’s when they could recognize how God sustains and strengthens His followers through times of trouble.” —Jim L. Wilson
Nik Ripken, and Gregg Lewis. Insanity of God : a true story of faith resurrected. (Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing Group, 2013), 195.
Philippians 3:10 (NASB) that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;