Category: Christians

Churches worldwide unite in prayer for 340 million Christians persecuted for their faith in Christ

To observe the annual International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted on Sunday, churches around the world are praying for more than 340 million Christians who are persecuted or oppressed because of their faith. Marking the IDOP 2021, the U.S.-based persecution watchdog group International Christian Concern said, “the number one thing persecuted Christians ask for is […] Read More

China orders Christians to pray for dead communist soldiers or face consequences

Though Chinese Christians are banned from honoring their own martyrs, they are now required to pray for communist soldiers who died in the war with imperial Japan to “demonstrate the good image of peace-loving Christianity in China.” According to religious liberty magazine Bitter Winter, the Chinese Communist Party recently issued a new directive requiring state-sponsored churches […] Read More

Glenn Beck Warns Christians: ‘The Time of Easy Christianity Is Over’

CBN News recently conducted an interview with well-known conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck where he gave a  chilling warning that the era of “easy Christianity is over.” Beck stated:  “We are going to face some of the toughest times, I think, in all of Christianity in the next few years,” he told Faithwire managing editor Dan […] Read More

India: Police beat Christians, force them to pose like Christ on the cross while mocking Jesus

Christians falsely accused of forcefully converting Hindus to Christianity were brutally beaten by a drunken police officer who then ordered them to pose like Christ on the cross.  Morning Star News reports that on March 15, a group of Hindu extremists stormed a church gathering in India’s Uttar Pradesh state brandishing hockey sticks and steel rods. Accusing […] Read More

Europe Leaving Christianity for ‘Paganism’

Martyr’s Free Church in Edinburgh is part of the rich history of Christianity in Scotland. Today it’s “Frankenstein,” a bar that describes itself as a family-friendly venue but also a place for stag parties, bar top dancers and monsters.  St Paul’s Church in Bristol, England is now a school for circus performers.  And in Llanera, […] Read More

Al-Shabaab warns all Christians to leave northeastern Kenya immediately

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab has “ordered” Christians to leave three counties in northeastern Kenya to allow local Muslims to get all local jobs, according to the U.S.-based persecution watchdog International Christian Concern. “Muslim teachers, doctors, engineers, and young graduates from the northeastern province are unemployed. Isn’t it better to give them a chance? There is […] Read More

‘The Lord Watched Over Us’: Brave 5-Year-Old Boy Saves His Family of 9 From House Fire

A Georgia boy is being called a “hometown hero” for his brave actions during a house fire, saving nine members of his family. During the early morning hours of February 9, Noah Woods woke up to smoke and flames in his bedroom, WSB-TV reports. The five-year-old’s first thought was to protect his family. He woke up his […] Read More

Why Thousands of Charismatic Christians Will Gather in Jerusalem on Pentecost

Thousands of charismatic Christians are set to gather in Jerusalem this year during Pentecost weekend for Empowered21’s Jerusalem2020. The event is sure to give people from around the world the opportunity to encounter the Holy Spirit and be equipped to make a real difference in their communities. I recently had the honor of interviewing Dr. […] Read More

Elderly pastor brutally beaten, mocked by Hindu extremists: ‘I am ready to die for Christ’

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Attacks and harassment of a house church in southern India have decimated the 40-member congregation and left the pastor injured and demoralized. Pastor Eswara Rao Appalabattula on Jan. 27 pleaded with about a dozen local residents to stop building a wall meant to block people from attending worship services at his […] Read More

Dozens of Worshipers massacred in Church Service in West Africa

Local pastor among 24 dead as armed men target Protestant church in Yagha province as religious attacks continue. At least 24 people were killed after unidentified gunmen attacked a church in northern Burkina Faso, officials said on Monday, in the latest assault against places of worship in the West African nation. The attack took place on […] Read More

PRAY: China Appoints Notoriously Anti-Christian Official to Oversee Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s faith community is reeling the Chinese government announced the appointment of a notoriously anti-Christian official to oversee the cabinet-level office of Hong Kong and Macau affairs. Xia Baolong, the vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, is well-known known for enacting policies that are specifically aimed at oppressing followers of Jesus. The 67-year-old […] Read More

‘Thank you Jesus for Your Forgiveness’: Bieber Praises the Lord as New Album ‘Changes’ Released

Hours before his first album release in five years, Justin Bieber praised Jesus for his faithfulness. The 25-year-old posted hourly Instagram updates in the build-up to the 17-track “Changes” being sent out into the world. One picture in particular, however, stood out from the barrage of promo material: an illustration that simply read “Thank you Jesus.” […] Read More

Asian House of Worship banning handshakes to prevent spread of coronavirus

In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others’ hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the virus that started in China. In Hong Kong, Cardinal John Hon […] Read More

Christians in Northern India Arrested on False Forced Conversion Charges

12/09/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – On November 26, three Christians, including two pastors, for India’s Uttar Pradesh state were falsely accused of engaging in forced conversions to Christianity by radical Hindu nationalists. These false accusations led to the arrest of all three Christians who remain imprisoned on false charges. According to Pastor Ramjit, a local […] Read More

Pastor of 7 Family Members Killed in Fire: ‘We Have Real Pain, but We Have Hope in Jesus’

A Christian mother and her six children died in a house fire over the weekend near Clinton, Miss. Now the family’s pastor is speaking out to CBN News about the deep grief as well as the abiding faith that’s carrying the family and church through this tragedy. The mom, Brittany Presley, and her children died […] Read More

‘Historic’ Christian event brings together 140,000 youth — and Brazil’s president

Watch the latest video at Thousands of Christians – including President Jair Bolsonaro – gathered in three stadiums in Brazil Saturday to turn to Jesus and send out missionaries to the world. Bolsonaro wasn’t invited by the event organizer, The Send Brazil, but he showed up at the stadium in Brasilia, the nation’s capital, because he wanted to be there for the historic event, […] Read More

Christians are being captured and killed across the globe

Millions of Christians across the globe live in perpetual fear that they will be punished, harmed — or even killed — for merely practicing their faith. Worldwide persecution continues to be at a fevered pitch, with varying degrees of affliction for those who openly embrace the Bible. Learn more about the horrors of Christian persecution: […] Read More

China Orders Christians to Use Religion for Spreading ‘Communist Party Principles’

China’s government has ordered Christian churches to use their religion to ‘spread Communist Party principles’. China has ordered Christian churches to remove religious quotes and imagery and replace them with those of the Chinese government to “spread Communist Party principles,” according to reports. The new draconian rules for religious groups are set to go into […] Read More

Pope says Christians should never seek to convert unbelievers, anyone who proselytizes “is not a disciple of Jesus”

In a dialogue with Catholic high school students in Rome this weekend, Pope Francis responded to a question about how to deal with atheists and people of other faiths by saying that Christians should never proselytize — and any who do are not truly Christians. The Pope’s lengthy answer, reprinted in full at the bottom of […] Read More

Chinese communist govt raids Christian church during Sunday service, expels worshipers

 The Chinese communist government has shut down another Christian church. On Sunday, December 1, agents of the Chinese government burst into Shanghai’s Wheat Church, disrupting the service being held inside. According to China Aid, the emissaries of the communist regime accused the Christians of holding religious activities in an illegal place. They expelled the congregation, […] Read More

Abandon Your Beliefs or You’ll Be Punished: MT High School Christian Club Under Fire for Biblical Faith

Students at Bozeman High School in Montana are protesting against a Christian club because they don’t like the group’s biblical beliefs about marriage and sexuality. That’s led to a crackdown, and the Christian group is essentially being told this: Abandon your beliefs or forget about being an official school club.  Earlier this year, four female […] Read More