Wednesday, January 15, 2014

50 Countries Where Christian Persecution Is Most Severe

World WatchList has released their 2014 data on the top 50 countries where persecution of Christians for religious reasons is most severe. Please pray for our brothers and sisters around the world that face the reality, not that the persecution would necessarily stop, but that they would be faithful to endure in the midst of it. As Christians we know that persecution is the norm and it should not surprise us when it happens. It is possible that there will be a day that the church in America will not have all of its freedoms, but please do not consider Duck Dynasty, Chickfila, or other meaningless controversies as persecution. 

My readers should all know that India holds a special place in my heart as it was once home. When I see it on the list, I do not only see a number, but faces of friends that may be facing hardship due to their walk with Jesus as I type. Be thankful for your religious freedom and join me on my knees for our brothers and sisters around the world.

1 comment:

  1. What's interesting are the numbers of people coming to Christ in areas where persecution is high. In the middle of all the strife in Syria, they've planted a new church with MBBs and have Muslims coming to Christians to hear about Christ. Since they see the threat of death no matter what they do, they are dropping the Muslim community's inhibitions against hearing the gospel and are coming to see why the Christians seem to have hope because of Jesus.