We have argued that there are two fundamental conditions necessary for the persecution of Believers. The first is the existence of hostile authorities and the second is that Believers need to be a minority of the population. Different surveys have shown that Believers are shrinking as a percentage of the population, and now they are no longer a majority of the population in the United Kingdom.
The agents of the Beast are very active in the political process of the Western democracies, and as such, serve as an ever present hostile authority. We can see the passage of laws that will be used against Believers.
In the UK, it is now a criminal offense to tell someone they are going to hell. Despite the silliness of the details of this case, I would argue that in time, laws will continue to evolve in ways that will serve to bring more serious legal persecution to Believers.