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China hires agents to spy on churches

May 23, 2019 |

China turns pastors into political pawns

The Chinese government is reportedly employing ordinary citizens as paid informants to report on church activities, in addition to police and secret services.

According to China Aid, a church elder from Kaifeng, Henan, said that officials in his area recruit one person from each village to spy on churches. He also said the spies are supposed to report Christians who take children to church. Read More

Bombed Sri Lanka church forgives the terrorists

May 23, 2019 |
Bodies are retrieved from Zion Church

Bodies are retrieved from Zion Church In the aftermath of the bombing

THE leader of an evangelical church in Sri Lanka that was bombed on Easter Sunday has offered forgiveness to the attackers.

Pastor Roshan Mahesen, who lost many members of his congregation, said: “We are hurt. We are angry also. But still Read More

Hunt blames political correctness for “near- genocidal” persecution of Christians

May 23, 2019 |

Political correctness has contributed to the failure to address the persecution of Christians around the world, says Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, after hearing the interim findings of a review led by the Bishop of Truro that he launched in January.

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Apocalyptic scenario

February 18, 2019 |

Christians pay the ultimate price as biblical prophecies are played out

By Charles Gardner
Previously published December 2018-January 2019

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It’s ‘Year of the underdog’ for millions of Chinese Christians

March 30, 2018 |

As crosses are torn down, churches demolished and pastors arrested, persecution is set to reach highest level “since Cultural Revolution”

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JEWISH DÉJÀ VU

March 27, 2018 |

As of old, Israelis face flak for following Jesus

 

By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service

 

GALILEE, ISRAEL (ANS – January 19, 2018) – It is an undisputed fact that the early followers of Jesus – who were mostly Jewish – came under fiery persecution, often from their own people.

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Elderly Gideons’ Bibles burnt

March 23, 2018 |

Bibles burned by Hindu extremists in Telangana state, India

 

Opposition to the Christian faith is on the rise in India, as shown by a recent Bible burning episode.

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MPs ‘devastated’ at persecution

February 2, 2018 |

Open Doors UK and Ireland CEO Lisa Pearce talks to MPs about persecution around the world

 

AFTER MPs were briefed on the horrific persecution of many Christians globally, they rushed to voice their shock.

Revealing this year’s World Watch … Read More

Bible survives arson attack on church

February 1, 2018 |

Amid the charred remains of this church stands the altar Bible without so much as a scorch mark.

The open Bible as it was found among the wreckage

The open Bible as it was found among the wreckage

Unsurprisingly, the Christians who used to worship here believe the undamaged Bible is a sign from God to encourage them in their faith after their church was firebombed. Read More

Christian clerk jailed for beliefs campaigns to get her job back

February 1, 2018 |

Kim Davis thanks God on her release from jail

 

A Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to sign gay ‘marriage’ licences is running for re-election.

Kim Davis spent nearly a week in jail for her Christian convictions and garnered support … Read More

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