"The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church."
but not forsaken"
2 Cor. 2:7-10
for these faithful witnesses of His Truth and love.
'Please Pray for Us:' Christian Families in Hiding, Fleeing Syrian Town: "Some families have managed to evacuate, the rest are in hiding," said Majid Kurdi, a Kurdish Christian... "...the assistant pastor of a prominent evangelical church... said that he and his family were preparing to leave and said 'please pray for us, the situation is overwhelming...' Yes, please pray for these Christian families!
Top 50 Worst Countries for Christians: 3,066 Killed, 6 Women Sexually Attacked Every Day: As many as 215 million followers of Christ around the world are being persecuted because of their faith.... 1,252 Christians were abducted, 1,1020 were raped or sexually harassed, and 793 churches were attacked. North Korea was ranked as the worst country for Christians.
Get Ready for Persecution in the West: In the past few weeks… Todd Starnes, and others have been warning us about the coming persecution. Look at the trend in recent years: Florists, bakers, photographers... being fined and made to attend sensitivity or diversity training as a result of standing firm in their faith. Then there is the squelching of the faith our children have in Jesus.’’ John 15:18
“...because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you."
Media Continues To Ignore Worldwide Christian Persecution: While Christianity traces its birthplace to the Middle East, that region has been arguably the most hostile area for the religion in recent years. A new report by the Christian charity group Open Doors has found that most of Israel's neighbors, including Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian territories, are among the world's most dangerous places for Christians."
A Picture of Tragedy, Christian Persecution Worldwide: Millions of Christians perished during [Stalin's] dictatorship. ... Curry told the story of how despite threats on her life from Hindu extremists, she continued her ministry in the name of Jesus. ... North Korea retains the No. 1 danger spot for Christians.
The 50 worst places on Earth for Christians: Open Doors USA unveiled the World Watch List Wednesday, revealing the 50 nations around the world presenting the worst persecution for Christians and noting that Islamic extremism is responsible for much of the repression and Christian women in these countries are at the greatest risk.
“Christian women are the most vulnerable population in the world. ... “We had a 14-year-old girl walking to school in northern Nigeria kidnapped, sold by tribal Shariah law for $160,” Curry said. “...This is happening over and over again, 2,260 cases that we can document.”
30 Pastors arrested for singing Carols in Madhya Pradesh: In excess of 30 priests and seminarians (priest novices) who were singing Christmas carols in a village near Satna Town in Madhya Pradesh were arrested... (Friday 15th December 2017), after a Hindu nationalist group named Bajrang Dal accused them of forcibly converting Hindus. ...
"A group of students training to become priests was moving around Satna town, visiting Christian institutions and singing carols. "Some 15 km from here in Dara Kalan village church they were getting ready for the Christmas celebrations, when a group of people attacked them, accusing them of carrying out religious conversions." See In joy or pain, our course is onward still
Bury the Gospel? We've never seen barbaric persecution of this nature. Home by home, ISIS (the Islamic State) has been eviscerating Christianity out of existence. Christians are abducted, buried alive, crucified, burned, beheaded, and worse. If we do nothing, more Christians will die. The choice is literally life or death. See Please Pray!
Christians worldwide are outraged to learn that UK government discriminates against Christian refugees, while opening borders wide for Muslims: Christians have been abandoned, not only by Western governments but also by the largest Christian organizations globally, which have remained strangely silent. Even the Pope promised to take in Christian refugees in Italy, but then took only Muslims instead; he even called Muslim migrants “warriors of hope”.
Vice President Pence recently offered some hope in a speech when he announced that President Trump had ordered the State Department to stop funding UN relief efforts and “support directly persecuted communities through USAID.” See Taking a Stand!
Syria: Christians Are Being Killed for Refusing to Deny Jesus, Staying Behind to Help Victims (Interview): A Christian pastor in Syria says the country is "being torn apart" in the midst of civil war, with Christians being killed for choosing to follow Jesus and staying behind to help victims. ...as many as 700,000 people, including 300,000 children, remain trapped in besieged areas around Syria. "Syria is getting torn apart and evil is all around us. We can touch evil and feel it. ... But we also experience truth of the living Jesus Christ. It is encouraging though to me to [read] Isaiah 60, which says the light rises up on the church and His glory is on the church." See Preparing for Persecution
Prayers for the Persecuted church around the world, it is increasing and will come here: Christians in Nigeria are facing trial upon trial. Not only were hundreds of thousands forced to flee their homes due to terrorist group Boko Haram, but many have been denied sanctuary and aid in displacement camps. See God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1
Interview shows public universities program students with anti-Christian bias: When asked if they would support a law which forces Muslims to participate in activities on a professional level that go against their faith, students universally said no; but when the same question was posed with Christians instead of Muslims, they were unwilling to extend Christians the same rights! See Preparing for Persecution
The Screams of Little Girls in Little Palestine: Livonia, Michigan is known as Little Palestine. ... Anyone passing by at the right time could hear the screams of little girls. We think of horrors like female genital mutilation as a terrible thing that happens over “there.” ... England recorded 5,700 cases of FGM in less than a year. ...
The 7-year-old girl had been told that she was going to Detroit for a “special” girls’ trip. Instead her special trip turned into a nightmare. After the Muslim doctor allegedly mutilated her, she warned the child not to talk about what was done to her. ... With pain radiating all the way down her body, the Muslim doctor who had abused her told her that she was fine. ...The abused little girl could hardly walk.
Nigeria: Christians Denied Aid in Refugee Camps: Christians in Nigeria are facing trial upon trial. Not only were hundreds of thousands forced to flee their homes due to terrorist group Boko Haram, but many have been denied sanctuary and aid in displacement camps. ...several displacement camps have communicated that food and other aid “is not for Christians.” See Trusting God as Freedom Fades
Christian Woman In China Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Holding Bible Study. See Ban truth - Reap Tyranny