King Nebuchadnezzar was furious. So he sent for the three young men and said, “I hear that you refuse to worship my gods and the gold statue I have set up. Now I am going to give you one more chance. If you bow down and worship the statue when you hear the music, everything will be all right. But if you don't, you will at once be thrown into a flaming furnace. No god can save you from me.”
Daniel's three friends were thrown into the fire for refusing to worship the false god set up by the king! If you have never heard the story, you need to know that the men survived, unharmed without even the smell of smoke on their clothing!
If the leaders of your nation are requiring that you be unfaithful to the God who made you, you do have a choice. You can obey them and step outside the protection that comes from being obedient to God, or you can defy them and be faithful to God!
Being obedient to God may send you to the fiery furnace. But God will either rescue from the flames or use the flames to usher you into Heaven. There you will stand before His Throne!
As a follower of Jesus Christ you must always choose obedience to Him, no matter what the consequences.
Spending time with Jesus in prayer, mediation and reading His Word will give you the Spirit Crafted Conscience needed to understand what He wants you to do in every situation!
"Lord Jesus, give me the courage to always choose Your Will no matter what the threat that comes for being obedient! May Your Holy and Righteous Name be praised now and forever. Amen."