Sometimes we are tempted to think that life as a Christian in the UK is hard. In many ways it is. However, we need to keep things in perspective. Around the world many believers suffer truly dreadful things for their faith in Jesus Christ. Open Doors have recently released their World Watch List for 2018. They tell us…
Over 200 million Christians around the world are persecuted because of their faith. They are beaten, killed, forcibly detained, denied education or job opportunities, their churches and homes bombed and burned, their children abducted.
The World Watch List is Open Doors’ annual ranking of the 50 countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution. It’s a unique, in-depth record of the places where faith in Jesus costs the most.
The 2018 World Watch List can be explored on the Open Doors website where there is information about the 50 countries, along with some individual stories about Christians living in these places. Remember that these people who suffer so much are our brothers and sisters in the faith. Pray for them and give thanks to God for the religious freedom we still have in the UK.