Do you know that if a starfish’s arm split, then a new arm will grow to replace it? If a starfish is cut to pieces, then each piece that consists a part of the central disc will grow into a new starfish.
Some shell fishermen noticed this when they found that the place where they usually stored the shells were crowded with starfishes. The fishermen cut the starfishes captured and threw the pieces into the sea. But what they did actually make the starfishes grew even more.
For centuries, Christians have been the objects of hatred and rejected intensely in many countries. But this oppression never destroys Christianity. Even in the most severe condition, not only Christianity struggles, it also grows rapidly. Jesus told His church, “the gates of Hades will not overcome it”
Believers in the first century in Jerusalem went trough a strong oppression, however that just made them spread to all over Judea and Samaria. And, wherever they went to, they always taught the Words and made many people believe. In 8:4-6 it was said that many people received Philip’s teachings.
It is true, the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, will continue to grow however severe the oppression is. Even the power of death will not be able to destroy it!