Persecution in the world
Persecution of christians still happens today all over the world, mainly Korea. They use torture to make christians stop believing in God.
Persecution in the times of Jesus
People in the time of Jesus where very ill treated for being Christian. They where burned, beheaded, fed to lions, speared, hung the list goes on. The romans thought that the only Gods to be worshipped where their Gods and if anyone didnt comply then they where killed or tortured.