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  • Heb 13:3 "Don't forget about those in Prison. Suffer with them as though you were there yourself. Share the sorrow of those being Mistreated, as though you feel their pain in your own bodies."
  • 2 Tim 3:12 "All who desire to live Godly in Christ Jesus will be Persecuted."
  • Rev 12:11 "And they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the Word of their Testimony, and they did Not love their lives to the Death."

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  4. PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN FACTS - 36 COUNTRIES
  5. PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN - TESTIMONIES

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Top 10 Worst Countries for Persecuting Christians
World Watch List for 2013

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World Watch List 2013 - Top 10 Worst Countries for Persecuting Christians - Each year Open Doors releases the World Watch List, a detailed analysis of Christian persecution worldwide. In this free resource, countries are evaluated and ranked according to the severity of persecution that occurred in the past year. They offer the World Watch List free as part of their mission at Open Doors to inform and inspire others with the message of the persecuted. Inside the World Watch List you will find an extensive treatment of each of the top 50 countries. You will learn how persecution has intensified or decreased in the last year and projections for the coming year.   This year North Korea has topped the list again."Twenty-five percent of Christians are believed to be in labor camps for their refusal to worship the country's leader. The estimated 400,000 Christians must remain underground to worship god. Christian missionaries are killed, tortured and imprisoned because of their efforts to help Korean refugees."

  1. North Korea
  2. Saudi Arabia
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Iraq
  5. Somalia
  6. Maldives
  7. Mali
  8. Iran
  9. Yemen
  10. Eritrea

Persecuted Christian Facts - 36 Countries

More Christians have been Martyred in the past 100 years than in all prior 1900 years combined. And the Persecution of Christians is growing. Today more Christians are Persecuted for their faith than ever. In many Nations right now, Christians are: Persecuted, Tortured, Imprisoned, and even Martyred for their Faith in Jesus Christ.

Below is a summed up Persecuted Christian Facts that Rate: Religious Freedoms in 36 Countries.

Excerpts from the: End Times Blog

Afghanistan

Religious Freedom Rating: na (7 is worst)

Public persecution of Christians has once again emerged, and Christians still face constant harassment from militant Muslims.

Algeria

Religious Freedom Rating: na (7 is worst)

In recent years Christians have been attacked by the Islamic Salvation Front, and Islamic fundamentalists are pushing for the implementation of Sharia law.

Bangladesh

Religious Freedom Rating: 6 (7 is worst)

Islam is the state religion, and radical Muslims are pushing for the introduction of full Islamic Sharia law. Hindus, Christians and Buddhists have all experienced religious discrimination and attacks by militant Muslims.

Bhutan

Religious Freedom Rating: 6 (7 is worst)

All public worship and evangelism by non-Buddhists is illegal. The king wields absolute power, and there are no legal guarantees on freedom of religion.

Burma (Myanmar)

Religious Freedom Rating: 7 (7 is worst)

The State Peace and Development Council attempts to control every religious activity. All gatherings of five or more people are illegal. Ethnic minorities, such as the Karen, have been targets of repression.

China

Religious Freedom Rating: 6 (7 is worst)

Widespread persecution of church leaders and members, especially those in unregistered (underground) churches, which may represent as many as 100 million believers.

Colombia

Religious Freedom Rating: 4 (7 is worst)

Pastors have been targeted by guerrilla movements such as FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), with 400 churches being forced to close in areas under the control of armed groups. Christians have also been killed for speaking out against violence and the widespread drug trade.

Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Religious Freedom Rating: 4-7 (7 is worst)

The CIS comprises Russia and 11 other republics that were formerly part of the Soviet Union, including Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Christians face harassment and repression from both old-guard Communists, and Islamic militants.

Cuba

Religious Freedom Rating: 6 (7 is worst)

The church was initially persecuted by the Communist regime of Fidel Castro, when church leaders were sent to labour camps. Christians now enjoy greater freedom, although house churches are still subject to repression.

Eritrea

Religious Freedom Rating: n/a (7 is worst)

Evangelical Christians have come under increasing pressure. Only four religious groups are allowed to hold public meetings: Muslims, Catholics, Orthodox and Lutheran. Evangelical Christians have been imprisoned.

India

Religious Freedom Rating: 5 (7 is worst)

States such as Orissa and Gujarat have been racked by violence as radical Hindus have attacked Christian communities. Six Indian states have passed anti-conversion laws that impose prison terms and fines against anyone using force, fraud or allurement to convert another.

Indonesia

Religious Freedom Rating: 5 (7 is worst)

Militant Muslims have waged periodic Jihad (‘Holy War’) against Christian communities in the Molucca Islands and Sulawesi. Over 600 churches have been destroyed since 1996.

Iran

Religious Freedom Rating: 7 (7 is worst)

Shi’a Islam is the state religion. Conversion from Islam to another faith is a capital crime. There is a ban on the printing of all Christian literature, and constant surveillance of churches and those who attend them.

Iraq

Religious Freedom Rating: na (7 is worst)

After the fall of Saddam Hussein, members of underground churches are struggling to practice their faith. The Christian community is largely Assyrian, with some Armenians. About one-third of all Christians fled Iraq in the 1990s.

Kuwait

Religious Freedom Rating: na (7 is worst)

Christians are free to live and work in Kuwait, but must worship in a recognized location. Evangelism to Kuwaitis is forbidden.

Laos

Religious Freedom Rating: n/a (7 is worst)

Communist leaders in some districts have implemented a program called ‘New Mechanism’ in which anyone who does not convert to Buddhism or animism is forcibly removed from their district. Christian villagers have been forced to sign documents renouncing their faith.

Libya

Religious Freedom Rating: na (7 is worst)

Sunni Islam is the state religion, but secular influences are strong. There are very few Libyan Christian believers. There is a limit of one church per denomination per city.

Malaysia

Religious Freedom Rating: 4 (7 is worst)

Although the constitution guarantees religious freedom, fundamentalist Muslims do everything in their power politically to inhibit Christian evangelism. Ethnic Malays are not allowed to have a Christian place of worship.

Maldives

Religious Freedom Rating: n/a (7 is worst)

This popular holiday destination in the Indian Ocean hides a repressive regime. Free speech is not respected for the press or non-Muslim religions. In 1998 all known Maldivian Christians were arrested.

Mauritania

Religious Freedom Rating: 6 (7 is worst)

Islam is the state religion, and conversion from Islam is strictly forbidden. The Catholic Church is the only recognised religious group outside of Islam. Sharia law is intermittently applied.

Morocco

Religious Freedom Rating: 4 (7 is worst)

Anyone converting to Christianity can face charges of treachery and illegal contact with foreign missions. A small Moroccan church is emerging, estimated to number some 500 indigenous believers in 2000.

Nepal

Religious Freedom Rating: 5 (7 is worst)

Militant Hindus are targeting Christians with hostile propaganda and violence; while Maoist guerrillas, who control one-fifth of the country, have also attacked Christians.

Nigeria

Religious Freedom Rating: 5 (7 is worst)

The imposition of Islamic Sharia law in more than 10 states has caused thousands of Christians to flee, and has exacerbated differences between the predominantly Christian south and the Islamic north.

North Korea

Religious Freedom Rating: 7 (7 is worst)

Over 100,000 people, including many Christians, are believed to be imprisoned in North Korea’s barbaric death camps. The brutal dictatorship of Kim Jong Il suppresses all religious activities, and imposes a personality cult based around the ‘Great Leader’.

Oman

Religious Freedom Rating: na (7 is worst)

Churches and church activities for expatriates are allowed, but evangelism of Muslims is forbidden. There is a handful of indigenous believers.

Pakistan

Religious Freedom Rating: 6 (7 is worst)

Pakistan’s poorly-drafted 295c blasphemy laws, which carry the death penalty for ‘blaspheming Mohammed’, have been misused against Christians and other minorities. Militant Muslims are increasingly attacking churches and Christian organizations.

Qatar

Religious Freedom Rating: na (7 is worst)

Criticism of the ruling family monarchy or Islam is a crime. However expatriate believers are allowed to practice their faith.

Saudia Arabia

Religious Freedom Rating: 7 (7 is worst)

Saudi Arabia is the guardian of Islam’s two holiest sites, Mecca and Medina. Any citizen who converts from Islam to another religion faces the death penalty. Islamic Sharia law is the main source of legislation.

Somalia

Religious Freedom Rating: na (7 is worst)

The small Somali church has been driven underground, and exists mainly in the south. A number of believers have been martyred, others have been publicly named as targets for execution.

Sri Lanka

Religious Freedom Rating: 4 (7 is worst)

Buddhism is given the ‘foremost place’ in the Constitution. Militant Buddhists have increasingly instigated mob violence against evangelical Christians in rural areas. 65 churches were attacked in 2003.

Sudan

Religious Freedom Rating: 7 (7 is worst)

Famine and the long-running civil war between the Muslim North and Christian/animist South have led to over two million deaths in the last two decades. Thousands of Southern Sudanese have been literally enslaved after being seized in government raids.

Syria

Religious Freedom Rating: na (7 is worst)

Christian minorities are tolerated and have freedom to worship and witness within their own community, but all activities that could threaten the government or communal harmony are carefully watched.

Tibet

Religious Freedom Rating: 7 (7 is worst)

Christians find themselves caught between pressure from both Buddhism and Chinese communism. In 1999 the Chinese Communist Party in Lhasa decreed that atheism is necessary to promote economic development in the region, and to assist the struggle against the Dalai Lama (who fled in 1959).

Turkey

Religious Freedom Rating: 5 (7 is worst)

The Christian Population has declined from 22 per cent in 1900 to 0.32 per cent today. There is increasing openness by the government to recognise Turkey as a multi-cultural, multi-religious country. Periodic acts of violence against non-Muslim institutions.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Religious Freedom Rating: na (7 is worst)

Islam is the state religion. Expatriate Christians, representing many different language groups, have freedom to worship and witness to their faith.

Yemen

Religious Freedom Rating: na (7 is worst)

It is illegal for Muslims to convert to Christianity, and those Yemenis who do face many social pressures. Most Christians in the country are expatriates, many being Ethiopian refugees.

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Christian Persecution Testimony from The Voice Of The Martyrs:

TESTIMONY: Pastor Florescu couldn't bear to watch his son being beaten by the Communist officers. He had already been beaten himself, and he had not slept for two weeks for fear of being attacked by the starving rats the Communists had forced into his prison cell. The Romanian police wanted Florescu to give up other members of his underground church so that they, too, could be captured.

Seeing that the beatings and torture weren't working, the Communists brought in Florescu's son Alexander, only fourteen years old, and began to beat the boy. While Florescu watched, they hammered his son's body unmercifully, telling the pastor that they would beat his son to death unless he told them the locations of other believers.

Finally, half mad, Florescu screamed for them to stop.

"Alexander, I must say what they want!" he called out to his son. "I can't bear your beatings anymore."

His body bruised, blood running from his nose and mouth, Alexander looked his father in the eye. "Father, don't do me the injustice of having a traitor as a parent. Stand strong! If they kill me, I will die with the word Jesus on my lips."

The boy's courage enraged the Communist guards, and they beat him to death as his father watched. Not only did he hold on to his faith, he helped his father do the same.

 

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Christian Persecution Testimony from The Voice Of The Martyrs:

TESTIMONY - On April 25, Pastor Mohan Babu and two other believers were severely beaten by 35 Hindu extremists for holding a Vacation Bible School (VBS) near Bangalore City, in Karnataka State. According to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts in India, the three-day VBS was organized by Ragigudda Baptist Church. VOM sources said, "Around 60 children from different backgrounds were attending the VBS. As they were worshiping, about 35 people belonging to a Hindu extremist group forcefully entered the hut chanting slogans and demolished the hut. The extremists mercilessly beat Mohan, Samuel and Krishna, alleging forceful conversion. The perpetrators chased the children without any courtesy and tore the Bibles. Mohan was severely injured on his lips and was profusely bleeding. The believers are living in fear and did not lodge complaint with the police." Pray for healing for all those injured in this attack. Pray they forgive their attackers and for the children who were attending VBS to continue growing in their faith despite the attack.


 

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