that the most successful trick of devil is to make us believe it doesn’t even exist. The confusion about what devil is really up to might also cause people even not to believe the existence of devil.
But in the rest of the world, people will not usually come to against the nominal title of Christian. Church people would not be persecuted by other humans with an open accusation against their being Christians or against their going to the church. But it does not mean strange things as referred to in 1 Peter 4:12 would not happen to Christians.
Here I must point out a critical essence in the preaching of the Gospel, which should always be considered to be the leading force of any church sermon but, sadly, is often ignored by many preachers around the world today. That critical essence in the preaching of Gospel is the direct involvement of our Lord, the Holy Spirit, in the process of preparing and preaching the sermons.