"But what about you?" he asked.
"Who do you say I am?"
Peter answered, "You are the Messiah."
Christian Persecution is Still Happening!!!
In the News
More Christians died for their faith in the twentieth century than at any other time in history, says Christian Solidarity International. Global reports indicate that over 150,000 Christians were martyred last year, chiefly outside of the United States. However, statistics are changing: persecution of Christians is on the increase in the United States. What's happening to bring about this change?
Part of an article from the Christian Post : Robinson said that Iraq, where militant group Islamic State has been gaining ground, was one of the worst places in the world to be a Christian in 2014. "Faced with the stark choice of conversion or beheading, most left everything and fled," he said, adding: "Intolerant extremism poses the greatest threat to Christians in 2015."
What is Christian Persecution?
Christians in areas such as Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and other countries are paying the price with their lives and endure severe religious restrictions are paying a heavy price for their faith. On a daily basis they are beaten, tortured, imprisoned and even death are just a few examples of the persecution they experience every day.
Asia Bibi, 45, an agricultural worker and mother of five, is the first woman to be sentenced to death for blasphemy. Ms Asia’s case dates back to June 2009 when she was asked to fetch water while out working in the fields. But a group of Muslim women laborers objected, saying that as a non-Muslim she should not touch the water bowl. - Read more at: Asia Bibi ...
Pastor Saeed Abedini, a 34-year-old Pastor, father, and husband from Idaho, is currently imprisoned in Rajaei Shahr prison (formerly imprisoned in Evin prison in Tehran, Iran). On 28 July 2012, during a visit to Tehran to visit family and to finalize the board members for an orphanage he was building in Iran, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard detained Saeed, asserting that he must face criminal charges for his Christian faith. After intense interrogations, Saeed was placed under house arrest and told to wait for a court summons. On 26 September 2012, instead of receiving a summons telling him where to appear, five members of the Revolutionary Guard raided Saeed’s parents’ home in Tehran, confiscated many of Saeed’s belongings, and took him to an unknown location. After four days the Revolutionary Guard informed the family that Saeed was in solitary confinement in the notorious Evin Prison.
Information from Beheard.com
A Call For Help From Vietnam
Vietnam: Call for Help
Date: December 3, 2014
LETTER OF CALLING FOR HELP
My name is Hua Van Tuong. I am a gospel preacher, pastoring for Immanuel Church in Danang city, Vietnam.
I would like to present to you one issue as follows:
Our church with more than 41 members had gathered to worship the Lord at above address from 2009 to the present. And now, we also have service for the Deaf church with more than 40 members.
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Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.—Hebrews 13:3
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