In Matthew 5:10,11,12, Jesus talks about being persecuted for righteousness sake. Jesus said if they hated Him, how much more shall they hate us. Jesus was persecuted for doing good. In the gospel of John, it says that men love darkness and don’t want the light of God. So they fight against the the truth of the gospel. We strive to show the world Jesus. We died to ourselves so that Jesus will live through us. So people can see God. But the reality of what lost people see in Jesus, is their death. In 2 Corinthians 4:8,9,10,11,12, it says that we carry the death of Jesus with us. And that is what lost people see. It means life for us, but death to them. So, we are persecuted. Jesus said, blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.