Just a thought here. I came across this couple of verses in Isaiah that's tells those in the last days to hide themselves. Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 26:21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. I would guess the reason this stuck out to me was that it was said in one of our Bible studies at church, the Christians martyred in Rome and other places in the first few centuries were so blessed that they were martyred. I think it's the contrary. God doesn't intend his children to just stick out our necks to loose our heads.