Monday, January 12, 2015

Not Forgotten: The Top 50 Countries Where It's Most Difficult To Be A Christian


"Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering" (Hebrews 13:3).

We in the West have life fairly easy as Christians. Quite frankly, I'm not sure that we realize just how easy our lives are compared to many of our brothers and sisters in Christ in other parts of the world. I was reminded of the struggles many Christians face when I read Christianity Today's recent article entitled Not Forgotten: The Top 50 Countries Where It's Most Difficult To Be A Christian. I cannot speak to the accuracy of all the details in the article, but the general thrust cannot be ignored: many Christians in many countries continue to suffer for Christ on a daily basis.

As we are exhorted in Hebrews chapter thirteen, let's be in prayer for the persecuted saints worldwide.

2 comments:

Peter Horvatin said...

Hi Eric,

These days it is so easy to forget that there are other believers in the world who are being persecuted for their faith while we sit in the U.S. in much comfort and persecuted very little. I would appreciate a comment back.

Pete

Eric said...

Peter,

I agree completely. Even though we have lost a bit of our religious liberty here it is nothing compared to what Christians in many other places are experiencing. It is difficult to understand why some have to suffer while others (us) do not. I trust God's wisdom in this.

We must be prepared for a time when we may have to suffer for Christ. I fear that when that occurs, many who now claim Christ will no longer do so.