22You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
Matthew 10:22 NIV
THat verse, among others, has been on the minds of Chrisitans all over the world, as we have been seeing a vast increase in Christian Persecution around the world. Robert Stacy McCain has the latest example from Kenya…
Up to 150 people have been murdered by masked al-Shabaab terrorists who stormed a Kenyan university and shot and beheaded Christians in the worst attack in the country in 17 years.
The group raided the Garissa University College campus shortly after 5am local time yesterday, overwhelming guards and murdering people they suspected of being a Christian.
The death toll rose to 147 last night and the 13-hour siege ended. A total of 79 were injured and 587 were led to safety.
Most of those killed were students but two police officers, one soldier and two watchmen are among the dead. . . .
The attack is believed to be the worst terrorist attack on Kenyan soil since the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi in 1998 which killed more than 200 people.
The terrorists stuck mid-way through Holy Week, the most solemn period in the Christian calendar. Last night, the Christian students were planning to celebrate the Last Supper in preparation for Good Friday.
(Via Memeorandum.) Islamic violence continues daily around the world. Most of this violent savagery goes unnoticed by the major U.S. media.
And, while the persecution in the US is mostly rhetorical, and sometimes takes the form of “lawfare” against Christian owned businesses, it is growing here as well. Give it a few more years, and especially if a democrat wins in 2016, and it will continue to get worse here as well.
I personally take comfort in the fact that in the end, the good guys win. It’s in the book!