Friday, November 11, 2005

Often as American Christians we are blinded to the plight of believers in other nations who come face to face with peril and the sword every day. As we sit comfortably in church pews, hundred of thousands worldwide worship secretly for fear of death and torture upon exposure. Although Christians have faced opposition to their faith since the days of the early church, many experts consider the previous one hundred years to be the bloodiest century that Christians have ever endured. Yet, even under the most brutal of circumstances throughout history, the persecuted church has grown. By being faithful unto death, the blood of the martyrs has most definitely become the seed of the church.

Remember those fellow believers each day, but as we celebrate The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Sunday November 13, pray especially for the strength and endurance of persecuted believers worldwide and for the salvation of their persecutors.

Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrews 13:3
posted by Christie