i have to really, respectfully, disagree with you. anyone who is not dying daily, being a living sacrifice, being faithful in the little things now, no way is he going to give up his life in a situation like that. even if he did, would it do him any good? not according to my bible.
but there are those who have it all mapped out, just like in days of old. the early christians became so inflamed with the idea of martyrdom that they were doing all they could to be killed. it got ridiculous. the romans got tired of killing them. they also figured out that they were the best recruitment posters on the planet.
we have a similar situation going on right now with suicide bombers. make no mistake, they think they are doing god a favor.
it is one thing to not be afraid to die. it is quite another to be afraid to live. if you hide your talents thinking you can do nothing of any worth with them, then you will be right, and what you have will be taken. there are many ways to destroy the soul, but only one way to save it.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
dont sell your birthright out of fear. the gospel is good news. fearmongering is a waste of precious time.