In America, we aren’t here...YET.
But in many other countries today, Christians are jailed simply for preaching the gospel and while they don’t want to be there, it doesn’t stop them from doing it.
According to Newsweek (no friend to Christianity): The persecution and genocide of Christians across the world is worse today “than at any time in history,” and Western governments are failing to stop it, a report from a Catholic organization said.
The study by Aid to the Church in Need said the treatment of Christians has worsened substantially in the past two years compared with the two years prior, and has grown more violent than any other period in modern times.
“Not only are Christians more persecuted than any other faith group, but ever-increasing numbers are experiencing the very worst forms of persecution,” the report said.
This is a sermon in itself for a later date, but suffice it to say, that as time goes on and we get closer to the return of Christ, we should be prepared for things like this.
Next week we’ll see how God used jail time to save an entire family.