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Persecution: Christians in Iraq

The Arabic letter "n" signifying the word "Nasarani."  The sign is being painted on Iraqi homes to mark out where the Christians live.

The Arabic letter “n” signifying the word “Nasrani ” from Surah 5:82 in the Koran, a word for a “Christian” or “Nazarene.”  The sign is being painted on Iraqi homes to mark out where the Christians live.

Let us face it: We simply do not know how good we have it in the United States when it comes to religious freedom. Just ask the Christians fleeing from Northern Iraq.

My wife and I recently attended a family gathering where several people there affirmed having a Christian faith. We enjoyed a good time together, catching up with one another, having a lot of fun, but much of the experience seemed like such a stark contrast with what is going on in the rest of the world. We never once as a family took the time to thank God for all of the blessings that we have when compared to the suffering of believers across the globe, as with Christian families in Iraq.

In our celebrations, we missed a crucial opportunity to stand in solidarity with those who suffer for their faith. Continue reading


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