Monday, November 6, 2017

KILLED FOR THE FAITH

Horrible and heart-breaking news coming out of Texas this morning. Thoughts and prayers for these victims.

27 people reported dead in Texas church shooting in worst church shooting in U.S. history – gunman killed by police, pastor's 14-year-old daughter among the dead

Writing a post about Christian persecution is always a tough one to write, but we must remember our brothers and sisters who have been killed for being Christians. I've had a few links bookmarked about Christians being killed for the faith, so will link to them today.

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. --Matthew 24:9

I am sure there are more incidents out there. Nameless here on Earth, but not so in Heaven.

He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. --Revelation 3:5

Center for Studies on New Religions: 90,000 Christians throughout the world were murdered because of their faith, nearly one-third of these victims were killed by Muslims

Franklin Graham: 'About 100,000' Christians 'A Year Are Being Killed For Their Faith'

Cameroon: African cleric claims gay priests killed Bishop because he opposed homosexuality

Egypt: In Ramadan Massacre, Egyptian Christians Killed for Refusing to Renounce Their Faith in Jesus

Kenya: Christians beheaded by radical Islamists

North Korea: Documented incidents against Christians include being hung on a cross over a fire, crushed under a steamroller, herded off bridges, and trampled underfoot.

Pakistan: Pakistani Christian Beaten to Death by Muslim Classmates ‘Whilst Teacher Read Newspaper’

Pakistan: Pakistani Police Beat Christian Student to Death in Latest Sectarian Lynching

Philippines: Islamic State Magazine Applauds Mass Executions of ‘Belligerent Christians’ in Philippines