Christian persecution refers to persistently cruel treatment, often due to religion or belief.
Jesus told Christians to spread the word of Christianity, and acknowledged that this may put them in danger.
And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.Matthew 10:22There are still some circumstances in the 21st century, where Christians are persecuted because of their beliefs. One example is the bombing of Christian churches around the world.
Christian Freedom International and Open Doors are examples of organisations in the UK who help persecuted Christians. Their work in helping these Christians has involved:
- training Christians and church leaders to support them through the trauma they may have suffered
- providing advice and support to Christians who have been victims of disaster
- speaking on behalf of Christians to help raise awareness of the situation they are in