I know many of you will say that you will not face any persecution, because the church will be taken before this happens ... still, with the mass killings in Roseburg last week, those shot in the head were put to the ultimate test. And while this may be a one time incident, you have to admit that we, as a church, are witnessing more persecution around the world and even in this country (Christians businesses being sued for not providing services to some sects in society), and each day laws are moving in the direction of favoring the worldly over the believers like we had never thought possible. So, even if these are mere birth pangs, none of us can predict we wouldn't face a challenge to our faith and way of living, so are you prepared to stand tall in times of persecution? I know this question may seem hypothetical to pre-rapture folks, but, it is never a bad idea to play out certain situations in your heart so you will know how you'd like to respond if challenged for your faith. I'd love to hear your thoughts on facing persecution before we "all fly united, one in the King!"