You mentioned in your answer today that thousands of Christians are tortured or killed for their faith in other parts of the world. Could you point us to some resources that would help us know more about this?
2 Timothy 3:11-12 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. (NKJV)
- Foxes Book of Martyrs should be REQUIRED reading for Christians!
- Tortured for Christ
- Voice of the Martyrs U.S.
- Voice of the Martyrs Canada
- Christian Martyrs on Wikipedia
- Crying Voice
- By Their Blood: Christian Martyrs from the Twentieth Century and Beyond
That’s plenty to get someone started learning about the history and the current world of Christian persecution.
Warning: you will be blessed, convicted, saddened, horrified and strengthened by learning about your martyred brethren.
Readers: know any more good sources or books? Put them on the message boards….