Did you know that approximately 100,000 Christians are violently killed annually because of their faith?
The 2017 World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians, May 10-13, offers something to think about, pray about and share news about. These saints that suffer and die daily are precious in God's eyes, and are treated as the off-scouring of the world. Christians from 136 countries attended this summit, and affirmed that it is not merely a feel-good meeting, nor a meeting to merely bring awareness, but an attempt also to bring legal relief and defense against the crime of genocide as targeted specifically against Christians in countries such as Iraq.
Did you know that approximately 100,000 Christians are violently killed annually because of their faith, according to a Vatican testimony to the UN? That is enough to fill Ohio Stadium or Wembly Stadium. And according to the World Evangelical Alliance, over 200 million Christians are denied fundamental human rights because of their faith. Of the 100-200 million Christians under assault, the majority are persecuted in Muslim-dominated nations. Christians are the most allegedly persecuted with 80% of all acts of religious discrimination being directed at Christians who only make up 33% of the world's population.
If it seems strange to you that all of the attention is focused on Muslim migrants while the group suffering the most are Christians being killed in Muslim countries, then you might want to learn more about the identity politics of the United Nations and the European Union.
The World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians was actually sponsored by the US Government and has a government web page. Vice President Pence underscored that President Trump did not mince words with politically correct speech: "He calls them by name, radical Islamic terrorists," The Christian Times explains, "Practitioners of terror harbor a special hatred for followers of Christ, and none more so than the barbarians known as ISIS," Pence continued. Unlike attitudes of former President Obama and the United Nations, genocide is identified and used as a valid label by Pence: "Isis... is guilty of nothing short of genocide against people of the Christian faith and it is time the world called it by name."
Franklin Graham outlined what he believes is the real reason why Christians are being martyred more than anytime in history, to try to keep us silent, as noted at The Christian Post:
“But, the real reason I believe Christians are persecuted is to suppress their faith, quiet their voice, marginalize the very word of God,”
Most Christians understand that there is a spiritual battle taking place daily and that satanic forces are aligned against the truth of Christ and the gospel. Graham correctly emphasizes that aggressive secularism is also causing the increase of persecution against Christians.