Christians Are Now Officially The Most Persecuted Religious Group In The World
A brand new study out of The Center for Studies on New Religions in Italy has revealed that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world. Indeed, it has been reported that more than 90,000 Christians were killed in 2016. Out of 195 countries in the world 26 percent of them have made Christianity illegal and largely punishable by death, reports Relevant.
But how should we respond to such horrific figures? It is easy to ignore such statistics, because they are too great to fathom or process. Well, we can pray. We can invest. We can support those who are in the persecuted mission field. "Many of us would agree that God is still involved in the miraculous but are we still involved in enough prayer to bring the miraculous to happen?" writes Josh Haltom at Relevant.
Let's have faith for things to shift this year. What will we invest in this year? A new house? A new car? Or perhaps a mission organization that is saving lives through the gospel of Christ. "It is truly remarkable how far the minor excess we sacrifice can help others reach the very basics like a Bible in hand or an opportunity at breaking free from oppression," writes Haltom.
Let's pray for protection and breakthrough for the persecuted Church this year!