I’ve been meditating on the Acts and how everywhere each Apostle went they were killed for Christ. For the first 325 years Christians were persecuted for their faith. The same continued in the East for hundreds of years and now that the world has changed. I feel less people of Christianity go into places where they may face death for their beliefs.
I’ve been reading of a couple Evangelical missionaries who have been imprisoned in Pakistan and Iran for going there and preaching. One man is serving an eight year sentence, away from his family for preaching Christ in the middle East. I also read many articles on Coptic Egyptian Church’s being burned down and horrible atrocities being committed against the Orthodox.
Our Church sends missionaries to Pakistan to preach Jesus and a couple returned to discuss with us what it was like. Basically, there is plenty of fear as their lives are on the line each day, but they still keep going back. According to one man, they won’t even mention Muhammad because they know the consequence. They also won’t debate at all when things get heated, there’s just too much danger.
How is your Church suffering persecution? Have any miracles or amazing stories gone on in your Church going to places where you can be killed for preaching Christianity (lately.) So many have come to Christ from Evangelicals going and risking martyrdom, but I’m interested in stories from other Church’s as well.