The number of Christian being persecuted and killed around the world has dramatically increased over the last decade, and in 2014 the staggering number of executions reached a genocidal level. Radical Islamist governments and groups are responsible for the vast majority of deaths and persecution around the world.
While muslim nations are the most deadly places on earth for Christians, a disturbing new twist is melting radical islam with totalitarian ideologies that threatens to wipe out Christianity in those nations. These totalitarian regimes are Asian countries, like Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, who have joined North Korea to bring a whole new level of persecution of Christians.
Nine of the worst 10 nations for Christians are Islamic. Syria, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Pakistan, Iran and Yemen are among the worst of the worst. But the communist North Korean regime is at the top of the list.
The report below as more on this disturbing reality:
Christians are also seeing a decline in numbers in western countries, but for other reasons. For Example, in the United States, the number of Americans who identify as Christian has fallen nearly eight percentage points in the last seven years, according to a new survey published by the BBC.
According to the Pew Research Center, 71% of Americans identified themselves as Christian in 2014 – down from 78% in 2007. In the same period, Americans identifying as having no religion grew from 16% to 23%.
While the United States remains home to more Christians than any other nation, there’s reason to be concerned. I wonder, why is Christianity declining the U.S.?
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