Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Christians Most Persecuted Religion

Research has shown that Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world.  Everyday you will be able to read of Christians being persecuted in the news.  Many governments and communities felt threatened by Christianity for various reasons.  Ironically one of Christianity's main theme is "love" and indeed Christian organizations have been helping people around the world for a long time now.  Are we doing anything wrong?   Most probably this issue is more complicated than we thought.  On the other hand, Christian persecution is not surprising because Jesus Himself has warned us that those who follow Him will be persecuted.  What are we to do when persecution comes?  Jesus has taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves, and we must follow His command even though it may not be easy for us.  Than again, Jesus also told us it is not easy following Him.  We have a choice to make if we decide to be His disciples.  From the many examples around the world even today like Egypt, Nigeria, China and other countries, Christians are persevering under attacks and in many cases killed.

We pray for all the persecuted Christians around the world, Lord may you help them to stay strong in you, Amen.

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