Persecution of Christians
Posted at The Biblical Way:
“And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved (Matthew 10:22).”
Today we hear of ‘ethnic cleansing’ which is an extreme form of persecution. The people who organise and bring about these atrocities may be motivated by their religious beliefs or ideologies. They oppose others whom they hate, because they don’t subscribe to their beliefs or ideologies.
This would appear to be the case in Myanmar where the military have forced Rohingya Muslims to leave their homes and villages and flee to Bangladesh. There they endeavour to survive in vast refugee camps with little hope of returning to their homeland. Their villages have been razed to the ground by burning. Some are left with nothing, apart from terrifying memories of horrific atrocities, murders and rape. The photographic evidence and testimony of survivors is clear and indisputable. Consequently the United States has called upon the U.N. Security Council to hold the military accountable.
Since the formation of Jesus’ church (Acts 2) countless numbers of Christians have been treated with violence and hatred because of their belief in Him. [Go to link below. *]
Way back in 67 AD Nero Caesar persecuted Christians by burning them alive while encased in waxed clothing. He had them strapped to trees in his garden to illuminate it. Sadistically, he may have done it because Jesus told Christians they were the light of the world (Matthew 5:14). Who knows? Others he had sewn into animal skins, then set upon by ravenous dogs who tore them apart. Yet others he had crucified.