Persecuted Christians

Posted: October 28, 2008 in Christianity
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How often do we think about our persecuted brothers and sisters? We take for granted the freedom we have in the United States. So many people here get to hear the Gospel, but yet reject it. In countries where Christians are persecuted, many never hear the good news of Jesus Christ. Nine out of ten of the world’s least evangelized cities are in Afghanistan, where 77% of the people are unevangelized. The number one least evangelized city is El Aaiun, Sahara with 82% of its people having never heard the Gospel.

Persecution is common in many of these same places. In Orissa, 70,000 Christians have been displaced. Christians have been leaving Mosul, Iraq because of persecution. 7 have been killed there this month. The enemy will do anything to try and stop the spread of the Gospel. They can kill Christians and they can bind Christians, but they can’t bind the Word of God. We need to be lifting these people up in prayer. November 9th is international day of prayer for the persecuted church. Many of these people can reach people with the Gospel that we will never be able to reach. Pray for these people daily.

Here is a link to a video of the underground church in Vietnam.

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Comments
  1. Justin Anthony Knapp says:

    While El Aauin (in *Western* Sahara), has very few Christians, I do not know of any oppression of Christians in Western Sahara; the population there simply never had much of a Christian presence (although there are old Spanish Catholic churches from colonial times.)

    -JAK

  2. Jason Taber says:

    Justin,

    I would agree with what you say. That is why I made sure to say in many of these places. I couldn’t come up with very much info about Christians in El Aauin. I simply mentioned them because they were number 1 on the list. The same can’t be said of Afghanistan and some of the others on the list. Thanks for the comment and clarification.

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