Resources: Persecuted Church
The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) representative in China, Sven Burmester, recently told British reporters that, “For all the bad press, China has achieved the impossible. The country has solved its population problem.”
Randy Alcorn compares Christianity in America with Christianity in China and inspires readers to see heaven, not earth, as their home.
September 1, 1999 Fresh Words Edition
When John wrote his gospel, Peter had probably already been killed by the Roman emperor, Nero. So when he recorded the words of Jesus about Peter’s coming death he was able to look back and interpret the symbolism Jesus had used. Here’s what Jesus said to Peter, with John’s interpretation.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where ...
- Mon, Jan 01, 1996
- Persecuted Church
“Remember those who are in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourself were suffering.” Hebrews 13:3 (NIV)
More Christians are persecuted and martyred for their faith in this century than all previous centuries combined. Nearly two thirds of all Christians alive in the world today suffer persecution in varying degrees, including the loss of freedom, discrimination, imprisonment, slavery, torture and even death.
“I have always envied those Christians who were martyred for Christ Jesus our Lord. What a privilege to live for our Lord and to die for Him ...