Think about this.
How much have you heard about climate change in the last 10 years? Now, how much have you heard about Christian persecution in the last 10 years?
Do the two come close to comparison? Probably not. Democrat presidential nominees are vying to see who can be most proactive and ‘woke’ on climate change. In fact, our nation’s lawmakers do not stop talking about it.
Yes, we know that climate change is a huge talking point, but when are we going to start talking about Christian persecution going on around the world more? Why are we not talking about Christian persecution more?
According to opendoorsusa.org:
Every month, on average:
- 345 Christians are killed for faith-related reasons
- 105 Churches and Christian buildings are burned or attacked
- 219 Christians are detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned
Ignorance of the Media
These are large figures that most of the mainstream media are ignoring. ISIS bombed a church in Syria just days ago. Did you hear it from Fox, CNN, or NBC? Did you hear it at all?
Christians are being burned alive for their faith. They’re being raped and beaten. They’re being beheaded. They live in fear of their lives every single day.
How much did you hear about AOC’s Green New Deal? How much did you hear about climate change being a threat to our existence in 10-12 years? There is a real threat to the existence of millions of Christians around the world.
China is raiding churches. Chinese Christians are memorizing scripture because the Bible is not allowed. Thailand, India, and Pakistan are all cracking down on Christianity. Yet, we hear nothing. I’m sorry if this comes off as ‘unhinged,’ but we should be angry. More than anything we should pray.
We know that persecution must and will happen. Paul gave his body and life for the Gospel. Countless men and women gave it all to be a Christian. My reason for writing is not just the blatant media bias. I want to raise awareness of what is happening around the world to Christians, because according to the American media, Christians are mostly the bigots, bad guys, and out of touch.
Fruitful during Despair
You know what’s greater? Christians who are physically dying aren’t quitting. They’re growing. They’re spreading revival. The same place that Christians died a day prior; young Christians were cleaning the church of the carnage and chaos.
Chinese Christians are memorizing the Bible so that they can learn the Word of God. They are living a life of extreme hardship. They need support and awareness of their situation. Paul didn’t just write to encourage; he raised awareness of surrounding churches of the plight of their brothers and sisters. He implored them to give to their brothers and sisters, because they were being persecuted. In a world more connected than ever, we are the most disconnected from our Christian brothers and sisters around the world.