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

 Owning a Bible Could Land You in Prison in This Country

Christians across Uzbekistan are being imprisoned for owning Bibles.

The predominately Muslim country has one of the harshest dictatorships in Central Asia.

It is ranked number 15 on the Open Doors persecution watch list.

"The regime will do everything possible to stay in power – all forms of opposition and deviations from the norm will be ruthlessly attacked. Christianity is regarded as an alien and destabilizing factor," reports Open Doors, an organization that seeks to end Christian persecution.

According to Christianity Today, a Christian named Stanislav Kim is currently under house arrest for having religious literature at home.

Government officials raid the homes of Christians to find books that have not been approved by the state-backed Muslim Board.

The crackdown on Bibles has made it difficult for many Christians to spread the gospel.

"Please pray for the Christians in Uzbekistan," a source told Open Doors. "It's getting more and more difficult to spread the gospel with literature."

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SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2016/10/14 8:46Profile

Joined: 2005/6/6
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Brumley Missouri

 Re: Owning a Bible Could Land You in Prison in This Country

Thank you brother Greg, for sharing this article. This should give real meaning for "putting Gods word in your heart," more clear.

William Cato

 2016/10/15 1:18Profile


Thank you bro Greg for this article. My own mother was beaten many times for " harboring," a Bible when I was growing up. If it was found it would be " drowned," and thrown out of the window. Just one case, but the evil behind it the same. The days are growing very dark. I think we should not be fooled in the West and think this cannot happen in a place that celebrates its " freedom," and love of books.........bro Frank

 2016/10/15 4:36

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