Prophecy Sign: Increasing Christian Persecution/Marginalization
It won't get any easier for the truly faithful as we march towards a global date with destiny, (the Tribulation).
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. John 15:18-19 NIV
Report: Religious freedom under 'serious and sustained assault' around the world
Religious freedom has come under "serious and sustained assault" across the globe in the past year, according to an annual report released today. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released its 2016 report, and found that religious liberty has deteriorated around the world, with abuses committed by both state and non-state actors. A number of countries are "plagued by extremism and religious freedom violations," the report said.
'Life is horrible': Syria's Christians fear total genocide
Only a handful of mostly sick or elderly Christians remain in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, and Syrian Christians fear the forces that have brought that city’s population of Gospel followers to the brink of extinction could do the same for the entire nation. An estimated dozen Christian families are still in the northern city, forced under threat of execution to convert, pay an “infidel” tax or go into hiding. Forbidden from leaving, they also face death from attacks directed at ISIS by Damascus, Russia and the U.S.-led Western coalition.
Dozens of Christians Brutally Killed in Democratic Republic of the Congo
40,000 Christians Persecuted By Muslims In Germany
Harvard professor: Start treating Christian conservatives like Nazis
A Harvard law professor has called for liberals to begin treating like Nazis those who subscribe to Christian or conservative beliefs. In a Friday blog post at Balkinization, Mark Tushnet said conservatives and Christians have lost the culture wars, and now the question is “how to deal with the losers.” “My own judgment is that taking a hard line (‘You lost, live with it’) is better than trying to accommodate the losers,” he wrote.