The Persecuted Church: An In-Depth Feature

It might surprise some that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world. A Pew Research article published in November 2020 cited statistics that indicate Christians experienced harassment in more countries than any other religious group. More than 260 million Christians living in the 50 countries on Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List are experiencing high levels of persecution for their faith. This means that one in eight Christians endures discrimination, assault, imprisonment, and even murder because they follow Jesus Christ. But the Church continues to stand strong in the midst of persecution – the light in the darkness. We must however remember that the persecuted Church is not a defeated Church, but overcoming, and will ultimately be victorious.

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