May 03, 2019

Christians around the world are being slaughtered

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JD: We’ve dealt with persecution of Christians and attacks against Christianity around the world.

DJ: These attacks and the persecution of Christians seems to be on the rise around the world and definitely escalating. As you noted on Easter Sunday there was an attack by a terrorist group on three churches and a number of high-end hotels that marks a devastating escalation of violence against a Christian minority in that country. They have been targeted in the past but never to this level. Some have suggested that ISIS was behind this and certainly ISIS has claimed credit for it. They’re looking for 140 people with ties to this particular extremist groups.

JD: You know David as far as I know Sri Lanka has not been a hot bed of Islamic extremism. So how and why did this attack happen in the first place?

DJ: Well you’re right about that Sri Lanka is not something that is in the news on a daily bases. Less than 8% of Sri Lanka’s population of 21 million are Christians and many of those are Roman Catholic. Hindus make up about 12% of the country and Muslims around 10% but the majority are Buddhist. So we wouldn’t expect this to happen. One thing I can think is that perhaps Sri Lanka because of this particular demographic situation is seen as a soft target and Christians and other groups would not necessarily be on their guard and definitely they were not on their guard.

One interesting story that I saw was that the Sunday school teacher for one of the churches that was hit asked his children in his Sunday school class if they were ready to die for Christ just before they went into the main service and many of them lost their lives. So it’s a tragedy and one that we wouldn’t expect. But I would also suggest that it’s something that we may see in the future in other places where these churches and ministries are seen as soft targets because they are not on a high level alertness to the possibility that these things might happen.

JD: The slaughter of Christians around the world in their churches is on the increase as David James has just given us the details.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

As we approach the 7-year period of time the Tribulation the horrific attacks on Christians in their churches are going to increase almost daily. The attacks on Sri Lanka are a perfect example. This type of slaughter will increase during the Tribulation period, that’s Revelation 6:7-11 and Revelation 12:7-17. The world today is prepared for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.