One of the things I want to make sure I address in this blog is what is happening to our Christian brothers and sisters around the world. It seems more and more we hear, Christians are being persecuted at an alarming rate. This is something we are not surprised to hear if you remember Jesus words in chapter 15 of the gospel of John, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that the it hated me first…If they persecute me, they will persecute you also.” In another passage in the gospel of Matthew chapter 24 Jesus says, “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved…” I think of the many brothers and sisters in Christ who have died because they have put their faith in Jesus, do you think they regret it? Imagine the insistence where they die and the next moment they are before the throne of God and here the words ” Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Well here is another articles from the Voice of the Martyrs.
Christian Persecution – Mexico
On August 23, three Christians in Chiapas, Mexico, were brutally killed by their neighbor after he blamed them for his daughter’s stomach ailment. Antonio Gomez blamed his Christian neighbor, Pedro Gomez Diaz and his family, for his 11-year-old daughter’s stomach ailment and accused the Christian family of practicing witchcraft, Compass Direct News reported.
Gomez and seven of his friends entered the Christian family’s home and attacked them with machetes. Pedro, his wife, Marcela, and their oldest son, Rene, were hacked to death. Six of the other Diaz children were seriously wounded. At last report, the eight men involved in the attack were being held in a jail, Compass Direct News added.
The Voice of the Martyrs actively supports persecuted Christians in Chiapas, Mexico, with literature and other resources following incidents of persecution. VOM encourages you to pray for their protection and courage during challenging times. Pray for the surviving Diaz family as they mourn their parents and oldest sibling. Ask God to give them comfort in knowing that Christ is victorious over death.