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Persecution

Discussion in 'Evangelism, Missions & Witnessing' started by Deacon, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Deacon

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    Eritrean Christian dies in prison [LINK] Oct 30, 2013 by John Evans


    ERITREA (BP) -- A Christian woman perished from pneumonia in an Eritrean prison after facing harsh conditions and denial of medical treatment -- all because she would not renounce her faith.

    Open Doors, an organization supporting the global persecuted church, reported this week that Wehazit Berhane Debesai is the 25th known Christian to have died in prison in Eritrea. According to the report, the exact date of death of the woman in her 30s is unknown. Eritrean authorities arrested her a year ago. They held her near the Ethiopian border for being involved in Christian activities outside the Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Lutheran church groups.

    According to International Christian Concern, an organization supporting persecuted believers, Eritrea is one of the world's worst persecutors of Christians. More than 2,000 Christians are believed to have been imprisoned for their faith.
    Eritrea is ranked No. 10 on the Open Doors 2013 World Watch List of the worst persecutors of Christians.
     
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    Thanks for posting this.
     
  3. Bob Alkire

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    Thanks for the report. So many of us in this country don't understand how many Christians are killed each year for their beliefs.
     
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    I was at an Open Doors meeting not to long ago and so some video of the conditions of persecuted Christians in Eritrea. Shocking sights.

    Meanwhile western Christians scream 'persecution' when a child is told he can't wear his 'I love Jesus' t-shirt to school.

    Thanks for the heads up reminder.
     
  5. Bob Alkire

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    So true Roger. So many of us know and look at only what we have seen are heard first hand, we stay in the comfort of our little world. I think western Christians should look at things that infringe on their right as a Christian, because we can lose them so easy, but we need to know how well we have it compared to our brothers and sisters throughout the world. We are very weak and I believe we tolerate to much at times.
     
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