Signs of the Times

Persecution

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:

The Bible shows that there have always been persecutions, especially of those who try to live godly lives. TheJewish people were persecuted for their faith. The Early Church was also persecuted and a great number of believers were killed because of their belief in Jesus Christ. Even in more recent times persecution has been common. Mostof the early colonists in the United States came here to escape persecution from their European neighbors!

Wars are usually persecution taken to its next dreadful level. Jesus said that persecution will increase, especially during the Tribulation in the future.

Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.- Matthew 24:9

Most of the terrifying events of the Tribulation are building up during this present time, which Jesus called"The beginning of birth pains." Ethnic wars, terrorism and anti-Christian philosophies contribute to an ever-growingtoll of suffering and death.

Experts estimate that that between 100 and 200 million Christians around the globe are currently suffering for their faith, especially in communistic and Islamic countries. This persecution takes many forms: imprisonment, abuse, hostilities, and even death.

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PERSECUTION NEWS
World Watch Monitor
Morning Star News
Christian Persecution Magazine


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Trump: US to impose sanctions on Turkey over detained pastor

July 26, 2018 - Evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson has been imprisoned in Turkey for 1 1/2 years, and was just moved to "house arrest" because of health issues. He has been accused of terror and espionage. Vice President Pence says that there is "no credible evidence against him."
Shortly after the possibility of sanctions was first announced by Vice President Mike Pence Thursday, Trump wrote on Twitter that the U.S. "will impose large sanctions on Turkey for their long time detainment of Pastor Andrew Brunson."
Source: OneNewsNow

Prophetic Significance of Persecution


In North Korea, children watch Christians being executed

June 12, 2018 - While there is much hope for North Korea in the recent summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, there is a very dark reality about Christian persecution in that country.
John Choi (not his real name) said: 'I grew up believing Christians were evil and dangerous. We watched the government's propaganda alongside public executions. It told us that Christians wanted to kidnap children and that the cross was evil
Source: Christian Today




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Links About Persecution

WORLD WATCH LIST


PERSECUTION NEWS
Legalize Jesus
Morning Star News
Religious Freedom - Christian Post
World Watch Monitor
Worthy Network
ARTICLES
Persecution of Christians - Wikipedia
Ayaan Hirsi Ali:The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World - Newsweek
ORGANIZATIONS
Amnesty International
Bible League
Christian Freedom International
Christians In Crisis
Compas Direct
Defend Christians
Hudson Institute's Center For Religious Freedom
Human Rights Watch
International Christian Concern
International Day of Prayer For The Persecuted Church
Open Doors International - Brother Andrew
Persecution Project
World Watch List
The Rutherford Institute
The Thomas More Law Center




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