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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 The New Age of Christian Martyrdom

The concept of Christian martyrdom may seem like something from a bygone, uncivilized era when believers were mercilessly thrown to the lions. Not so. This week, Open Doors, a non-denominational group supporting persecuted Christians worldwide, reported that Christian martyrdom has grown into a pervasive and horrifying human rights crisis.

In their annual report of the worst 50 countries for Christian persecution, Open Doors found that Christian martyr deaths around the globe doubled in 2013. Their report documented 2,123 killings, compared with 1,201 in 2012. In Syria alone, there were 1,213 such deaths last year. In addition to losing their lives, Christians around the world continue to suffer discrimination, imprisonment, harassment, sexual assaults, and expulsion from countries merely for practicing their faith. ...

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SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

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 Re: The New Age of Christian Martyrdom

Thank you greg..
You have driven our Local Church to prayer for our brothers and sisters in Christ..


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