Jesus was persecuted and then crucified and died for our sins.Christians were then persecuted for centuries, if captured, have been crucified or thrown in front to lions during gladiatorial games. Christianity, however, continued to spread unstoppably and the Roman Empire also became a Christian, and Rome the center of the Christian Church. Christianity, though, is the most populous religion in the world. 2,000 thousand years have passed, Christianity is still the largest religious community on the planet and is still headquartered in Rome. We have to take on conflicts and put up with slapping and some of us may be devoured by lions, but just as Christianity has conquered the planet we are conquering the crypt world.