Christian persecution and genocide is worse now than it has ever been in history. Christians in Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Pakistan, North Korea, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Egypt, and many other countries, are regularly imprisoned, tortured, beaten, raped, and martyred. Their churches are destroyed. Their houses burned. They meet and worship in secret, risking their lives in the process. They live every moment in constant danger.
About 215 million Christians face what is called “extreme persecution” for their faith. It’s estimated that around a million have been slaughtered since 2005. There is no way to know exactly how many. What we do know is that Christianity has been dramatically reduced in parts of the world where it had existed for nearly 2,000 years.
But what do we care?
There are other things to worry about here. Hollywood sex scandals. Twitter disputes. Whatever controversial thing Trump said this week. So on and…
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Indeed, Ian & Matt, and convictingly right with this needed challenge to us all. We do give thanks here that in the last week 83 of our MPs went along to the annual launch of Open Doors World Watch List 2018 in our Parliament, and pray they (& us) will act upon it. The report completely confirms Matt’s focus with it’s latest statistics.
How true, and how very sad. I tried to post this comment but the net tried t take me off on a tangent. Regards, Kevin Stiller.