“Don’t ever give up in freedom what we would never have given up in persecution!” — An elderly Russian pastor to an American missionary interviewing him about the persecution suffered under Communism (The Insanity of God, p.196)

I take this to mean that prosperity is at least as dangerous to our faith as is persecution.

We are far more likely to be seduced into surrendering our faith and its essentials than we are to be scared out of it.