Christ suffered Hell (the wrath of and separation from God) for our sake. Christians can now, in gratitude, endure any hardship in this life for His sake.
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As Christians, we are called to a hard life of persecution and suffering, all as part of the mission of sharing the good news of the Gospel.
Jesus is our Savior, but also our example. When we see the way he sacrificed himself in love, we see the suffering to all Christians are called.
We see a clear example of God's intention for the Church to suffer and grow with these believers, the first to be called Christians.