CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH
Hundreds of Christians slaughtered in Nigeria
WND.com reports: “An international Christian ministry that assists persecuted members of the faith says hundreds of Christians have been killed in a series of attacks in Nigeria.
This is the African nation where members of the Muslim jihadist group Boko Haram earlier vowed to eradicate Christianity.
At the time of the threats just weeks ago, the Nigerian news site Bikya Masr reported the group had declared war on all Christians living in northern Nigeria.
Human-rights group International Christian Concerns Jonathan Racho called the news alarming.
Now the Barnabas Fund is reporting that some 300 Christians were killed in one diocese alone, and 27 people died in attacks on three church services as recently as Sunday ” (The slaughter of believers prophesied in Gods Word is already beginning. Revelation 6:9; 13:15; and 20:4 are completely fulfilled during the seven year tribulation period. So much for the religion of peace. See the next report.)
12 Christians in Iran await verdicts after Easter Sunday apostasy trial
Fox News reports: “Twelve Christians stood trial Easter Sunday in Iran, where they were called apostates in a courtroom and tried on multiple charges, according to sources close to Irans Christian community.
The Christians had been acquitted on the same charges, including crimes against the order, a year ago in Bandar Anzali, a city on the Caspian Sea. The group was first arrested when authorities found them drinking wine while taking communion, according to sources.
It ultimately illustrates that being a Christian is illegal in Iran. No matter how clear or how open a pastor and a church may be, Christians are being brought to trial just for being Christian, said Jason DeMars, director of the Present Truth Ministries advocacy group who is in daily contact with the Evangelical Christian community in Iran ”