click on John 15:18-19
JPost Christian Edition:
‘The ancient Christian communities of the Middle East are now considered ‘low hanging fruit’ for the global jihadists linked to al-Qaida as unrest and attacks increase in the region.’
Under Siege! When I read the title of this article I thought of some siege in a country in the Middle East or maybe Wisconsin. Did I say Wisconsin? Lets face it things have been a little upside down lately.
But this article is about Christian persecution. Now here is a subject that you only hear in passing on breaking news flashes on Fox or a Christian broadcast. This is a topic that gets little coverage from the media, or the pulpit for that matter, and when was the last time that you had a conversation about it with anyone?
It is interesting that most bigotry that maligns a particular religious group, race, or ethnicity usually has an official sounding name like; Homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semite, Racist, Male Chauvinist, White Supremacist, neo-Nazi, and the latest slur is Tea Baggers. But it seems as if it’s OK to hate Christians, even in the US where over 80% of Americans profess to be Christian.
Please visit the Voice of the Martyrs website http://www.persecution.com/public/newsroom.aspx?clickfrom=bWFpbl9tZW51 and get ready for a sobering experience. The site discloses atrocities by country, some as close as Cuba, and others all around the globe. I stopped counting at 100.
The Bible speaks of Christian persecution in the last days. Depending on where we are on the Bible’s timeline, the scale of persecution will continue to grow to unimaginable levels as the end of this age approaches.