I don’t even remember how I came across this link, but the title immediately got my attention and I knew I needed to share it: “Christianity Arguably the Most Persecuted Religion in the World.”
According to the article, even low estimates claim that 150,000 Christians around the world are killed because they are Christians each year. That’s 410 Christians being killed each day… and this is the conservative number. The real count could be far greater.
Christians are singled out and persecuted in nearly 2/3 of countries in the world. Yet, we American Christians are so insulated from all of this that we are simply ignorant of the reality so many endure each day. I want to encourage us to pray for the persecuted Church.
Voice of the Martyrs is a wonderful Christian organization which seeks to inform Christians about the global situation while providing opportunities to do something about it, go to their website at www.persecution.com. This page of the VOM website gives the latest news stories available regarding Christian persecution: VOM Newsroom.