What promise do Christians have from God, especially for Christians who are persecuted for their faith (cf. I Peter 1.1-2, 10)?
A. To see a website on articles about persecuted Christians, go to www.persecutedchurch.org.
B. Facts from The Voice of the Martyrs:
i. In Saudi Arabia, "Any person who does mission work or converts a Muslim faces jail, expulsion or execution. Even foreign Christians visiting Saudi Arabia are not allowed to meet together and worship." ii. In Pakistan, "[A Christian's] testimony in court is half the value of a Muslim's… [but despite] hardships, the church has grown. There are 12 Protestant and six Catholic theological colleges and Bible schools."
iii. In Iran: "Open witness to Muslims is banned, and the government has sent spies to monitor Christian groups. Believers are discriminated against in education, employment and property ownership. Pastors have even been murdered."