A funeral today for Christian martyrs in Pakistan. “…Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” (Rev. 2:10)
The Christian Church is Being Persecuted Daily. Are We Listening?
A ministry friend from Pakistan sent us a message on Sunday: ‘Two blasts targeting a Church and a nearby school killed fourteen people and injured at least 80 others in Youhanabad area of the provincial capital on Sunday. According to initial reports, two suicide bombers attacked the Church. Eye witnesses told Geo News that a man blew himself up outside the Church as a security guard stopped him from entering while the other blast took place inside the Church during Sunday mass.’
Yahoo New reported: Islamist militants in Pakistan have attacked Christians and other religious minorities often over the past decade. Many Christians accuse the government of doing little to protect them, saying politicians are quick to offer condolences after an attack but slow to take any concrete steps to improve security.
From 1941 to 1945, Jews were targeted and murdered in one of the largest genocides in history. Non-Jewish victims of broader Nazi crimes include Gypsies, Poles, communists, homosexuals, Soviet POWs, and the mentally and physically disabled. In total, approximately 11 million people were killed. While the Third Reich turned the German occupied territory into a genocidal state, how could we possibly compare what’s going on today to the Holocaust?
Starting in the 1930s, the Nazi’s wanted to systematically eliminate all Jews and successfully killed over 6 million. Today, Islamist militants also want to eliminate all Jews. But, unlike the Nazi’s, they want to kill all Christians. They welcome no negotiations, just death to the infidel. The Jewish Holocaust was more related to racial and ethnic destruction whereas the current killings are more religious based. While the number of deaths have not yet reached Holocaust proportions, thousands are dying daily.
It’s almost like 9/11 every day.
Related Article: Has a Christian Holocaust Begun?
Mosul is Iraq’s second largest city and was Iraq’s most well-known Christian communities, tracing their heritage almost back to the time of Jesus Christ.
Now there are no Christians in Mosul. The Christian Church is being persecuted.
The Rev. Canon Dr. White, the vicar of St. George’s Church, just outside the Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq – the only remaining Anglican Church in the country, has also encountered great persecution against Christians first hand.
His prayer is for protection, perseverance, and provision. He asks for prayers for his enemies as well.
We’ve seen thousands of Christians killed daily across the Middle East, Nigeria and other parts of Africa, and Pakistan. Certainly there is widespread persecution across many areas of the globe. In Thailand, Christians who have fled Pakistan are now being arrested by the hundreds.
Ministry to Ministries can help get funds and provisions to those in need. If you donate and note a specific cause, we’ll help. We have friends in the Middle East and Pakistan and other areas where Christian Church and other minority groups are being persecuted.
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