Our country’s founders tried to make sure there would be no martyrdoms here. So far, so good.
But the state is viscious.
Once upon a time Rome demanded that the whole world worship her emperor as a god. This was very inclusive. In fact, if you weren’t included, they would kill you.
North Korea, Iran, China–lethal persecution occurs today, and the blood of martyrs cries to God.
Be assured He hears (Revelation 6: 9-11).