“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.” (Matthew 24: 9)
Most are familiar with the persecution of the early church, which lasted until the 4th century AD when Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity and declared the Roman Empire to be a Christian empire. So, this part of Christ’s Olivet prophecy did in fact play out within a generation’s time. But what about today as we move ever so closer to the end of the age? Who are the most persecuted people in the world today?
According to the International Society for Human Rights, a secular group with members in 38 states worldwide, 80 per cent of all acts of religious discrimination in the world today are directed at Christians. The Centre for the Study of Global Christianity in the United States estimates…
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