a Greg Burts' blog continued on by Alphonso Farquharson
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
War on Christians
The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World was the cover story for Newsweek in their February 6th edition. The article’s author says in the wake of the Arab Spring, “a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm.”
Jesus predicted the persecution of the Church: "If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you... If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you... "Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of my name." (John 15:18-20; Matt. 24:9). Furthermore, increasing persecution is a sign of the end times (Mark 13.9-13).
More Christians were martyred in the 20th century than in all previous centuries combined. All over the globe, Christians are being tortured and killed, in an attempt to eliminate Christianity. Has the persecution of the end times begun? “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Tim 3:12).