When we look back at the martyrs of the church, we see that they were willing to die for there faith in Jesus. They would not bow to other gods and they would not stop preaching. We see that they weren't just willing to die but live as well.
They lived holy and set apart life's. They believed the gospel and and they couldn't help but share it with everyone they meet. They knew that Jesus was the way, the truth and the life. They knew that no one comes to the Father but by Jesus.
It's by repentance and faith in Christ alone that we are saved. Jesus said to count the cost. Have you counted the cost of your faith? Are we willing as a church today to live the same way? Are we ready and willing to spread the gospel at any cost? No matter the situation?
As Spurgeon wrote "If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for." It's about time we start living out our faith.