Christmas Isn’t Over for Everyone

The holiday isn’t quite finished, and unfortunately neither is related persecution. 

Even as Christians in free countries gathered together for worship or family celebrations this Christmas, fellow believers in India, China, and Iran faced arrest and detention. In Egypt, the government is stepping up security to protect Coptic Christians who will celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in keeping with the Orthodox Church’s liturgical calendar.

Asia News reported that Indian Christians in both Orissa and Madhya Pradesh spent Christmas in jail, after Hindu fundamentalists disrupted separate Protestant and pentecostal gatherings and accused Christians of forced conversions. Police arrested three pastors and six others after interrupting a prayer service in the village of Balisuda. Officials also arrested Christians after a Hindu extremist mob stormed the Friends Missionary Prayer Band building in Deogarh on Christmas Day, Asia News reported.

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About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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2 Responses to Christmas Isn’t Over for Everyone

  1. Truth2Freedom says:

    Reblogged this on Truth2Freedom's Blog.

  2. SLIMJIM says:

    Praying for the persecuted Church!

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