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Friday, June 3, 2016

ISIS Genocide against Middle East Christians Intensifies

Prophecy Sign:  Christian persecution

Being a Christian in a predominately Muslim nation will mean persecution.  In some places it will mean being treated as a second class citizen, while in other areas of the Middle-East it means certain death.  Yet while persecution rages, Christianity continues to grow in many Islamic nations....even in the heart of the Muslim world, Saudi Arabia.  Continue to pray for the persecuted church and especially for the believers in the Islamic world. 

They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. John 16:2 NIV

ISIS Genocide against Middle East Christians Intensifies
As genocide against Christians and other minorities intensifies in the Middle East, advocacy groups are putting pressure on the United Nations to do more to intervene.  In March of this year, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry officially declared that Christians and other minorities in the Middle East were facing genocide. However, groups such as the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) are pushing for more to be done to help those who are being persecuted. According to The Christian Post, the ACLJ wrote a letter to Kerry, thanking him for his genocide declaration, but also calling on the U.S. to take several steps to help advance the case of the victims at the United Nations

Saudi Arabia: Muslims Converting to Christianity Despite Persecution
Although Saudi Arabia is a predominantly Muslim country that is hostile to Christians, many in the country are converting to Christianity and receiving support for their faith online. According to ChristianToday.com, there are about 1.4 million Christians living in Saudi Arabia. Although this is only 4.4 percent of the country’s total population, it is up from only 0.1 percent just over 100 years ago. Islam is the official state religion and those who reject it--whether Christians, atheists, or those of any other religion--are often severely persecuted. In fact, Saudi Arabia ranks fourteenth on persecution charity Open Doors’s World Watch List of countries where Christians face the worst persecution.

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