Jesus’ words about persecution boil down to ‘You may have to suffer and die for me. Don’t worry about it.’
His real words of warning are these– ‘Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.’
If you are among this disgrace mob of liars, repent, and believe the Good News, or this man’s fate is a taste and foreshadow of the shame and humiliation and disgrace you will bear as well. Listen to him and do not dare to look God in the face and say, ‘I thank you, O God, that I am not like other men, or even like this liar here.’ He will go home justified for he admits his sin. You, not so much, if you will not admit yours.