Persecution is Getting Worse
Islamic terrorists are killing Christians, American Christians, and journalists. American Pastor Saeed remains prison in Iran, and we negotiate a deal with Iran before his release? It’s “unconscionable” Sekulow wrote. Saeed was taken three years ago by authorities in Iran where he’s been starved and beaten in Evin Prison. Saeed penned the following letter to his wife and supporters:
"I know that so many of you have felt that I have been left behind after a deal was reached with Iran and I am still not home. I want you to know that as I wrote the thank you letter to President Obama after he had visited my family in January of this year (which he read at the national prayer breakfast), that God is in control of all countries and leadership in the world when the body of Christ comes together in united prayer. He is in control and He is the One who beautifully writes the history over all governments, presidents, and any P5+1 negotiating team. We are all looking for a safer, more friendly world and because of this desire many of us are happy and others un-happy about the deal. Please join me in using these emotions that have been awakened to give fervor to united prayer for God’s chosen nation, for America, and for the whole world."
Pastor Saeed in chains for Christ and chained together in unity.
In this modern era people and countries are more hostile towards Christians than ever before. Animosity towards Christianity reportedly reached record numbers in 2014, according to Open Doors USA. China reached a 300 percent increase in abuses towards believers in 2014, and the president of Open Doors said the trend is expanding at an alarming rate.