Prophecy Sign: Increasing Christian Persecution
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. Revelation 6:9 NIV
"One Christian Slaughtered Every Five Minutes"
Throughout September, as more Christians were slaughtered and persecuted for their religion -- not just by the Islamic State but by "everyday" Muslims from all around the world -- increasing numbers of people and organizations called for action. Meanwhile, those best placed to respond -- chief among them U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis -- did nothing. "Why, we ask the western world, why not raise one's voice over so much ferocity and injustice?" asked Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the head of the Italian Bishops Conference. An NGO report states that one Christian is slaughtered every five minutes in
and that, "Islamic State Militants in Iraq
are using Christian churches as torture chambers where they force Christians to
either convert to Islam or die."