The early Church was married to poverty, prisons, and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity.
A report shows that a century ago Christians comprised 20% of the population in the Middle East and North Africa, but since then the proportion has fallen to less than 4% or roughly 15 million people.
But it seems as of late the mainstream media refuses to report such facts or at least twist the truth.
Recently, May of 2019, a report commissioned by the British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, explains that millions of Christians in the region have been uprooted from their homes, and many have been killed, kidnapped, imprisoned and discriminated against.
Now, let’s look at the situation happening in America. I’m glad to say that Christians are not experiencing the same as the Middle East, but we are seeing a trickling of our Constitutional Rights being trampled on while the message of the Gospel is being suppressed by Big Corporations, Universities, and Local Levels of Government.
Luckily, we have a system where we are able to fight back.
I was recently listening to a podcast with Adam Curry. He was having a discussion with Steve Pieczenik, author and CIA advisor and former US Department of State official. Religion was brought up on the show and this was what was said from the State Official.
I simply find it interesting that even a former State official who is not a Christian (Jewish) and can speak so plainly about what is going on within our world and the issue is why is this not being addressed? The problem is us. We scream at Abortion Clinics and plead to stop murdering innocent lives being ripped to pieces but when it comes to Christians, fellow believers, whether here in America or far away in the Middle East, all we do is give a nod of respect and say “very sad…”, but are we following the same playbook with abolishing abortions, when it comes to stopping Christian persecutions? No. Why not?
Is it because we, as Christians, know that those martyrs will find rest in Heaven, therefore, there is no need to speak out boldly against such injustice?
I really think we need to treat our fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ with more love by showing more unction as we do with the unborn.