Social Justice for Suffering Christians
It’s Holy Week, that time between Palm Sunday and Easter, or Resurrection Day as many call it. And today, more Christians are suffering or being martyred than at any other time in human history. Approximately 10,000 Christians die each year for their faith.
The US Department of State informs us that Christians in over 60 countries face persecution from their governments or neighbors because of their belief in Jesus Christ. Fully 41 of the worst nations are Islamic and we know of the kidnappings, enslavement, torture, rapes and beheadings there.
North Korea also relentlessly persecutes Christians, states Christian Solidarity Worldwide: “…Christians in North Korea face the risk of detention in the prison camps, severe torture and, in some cases, execution for practicing their religious beliefs. North Koreans suspected of having contact with South Korean or other foreign missionaries in China, and those caught in possession of a Bible, have been known to be executed.”
From the Bible, the words of John 15:20 come ringing across the centuries: “Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you.…”
This week, go to church, celebrate freedom and the resurrection. Take a friend. Speak up for persecuted Christians who have given everything for their faith.
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