(from Voice of the Martyrs)
Christians in over 50 countries are persecuted because of their faith in Christ.
More men and women are being persecuted today for Jesus than at any other time in human history. Literally millions of Christians face intense persecution and risk their lives for the sake of the Gospel.
What is Persecution?
Throughout the world today, millions of Christians are experiencing persecution for the sake of Christ. Pastors are imprisoned or killed for proclaiming the Gospel in their churches and villages. Young people flee for their lives when their families discover they have converted to Christianity. Believers are beaten, tortured, pursued.
They are falsely accused, threatened, abused, starved, maimed and harassed.
Their homes and churches are burnt down, their Bibles and Christian material confiscated, and their businesses destroyed.
They are expelled from school and college, fired from their jobs, treated as criminals and rebels, forbidden to evangelise, and forced to meet and worship in secret.