Persecution because of the Christian faith is not usually thought of or experienced in this country. Yet we are told in an absolute way that every person who seeks to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. The word does not say some will or some might. It is dogmatic that every person who seeks to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution for it. Now I don't think the heated debates on some discussion board is what it being pointed to. More likely at least in this area of the world it would be things like not getting certain promotions, losing a job or not getting the job, not being included in the crowd, being criticized for our stance on issues by being called legalists or just being made to feel foolish as well as even possible physical violence. So if we are not experiencing personal persecution because of seeking to live godly or have never experienced personal persecution because of our desire to live godly would it be fair to say we do not have the desire? 2Tim 3:12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.