Christian Persecution Abounds

Date: January 15, 2024
Host: Jim Schneider
​Guest:  Todd Nettleton
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From Stephen to the Apostle Paul to a man named Jason who assisted Paul, for 2,000 years, followers of Jesus Christ have been persecuted.  Paul told Timothy that those who live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

What we must realize is that persecution isn’t simply something that happened during biblical times.  Right now, in 2024, there are those who are suffering on account of their faith, but often we become so caught up in the activities and concerns of our everyday life that we lose sight of this reality. 

Returning to Crosstalk to once again open our eyes to the reality of Christian persecution, Jim welcomed Todd Nettleton.  Todd is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for the Voice of the Martyrs-USA and is also the host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. He serves as a voice for persecuted Christians, inspiring Christians with the faithfulness of Christ’s followers in over 70 nations where they face persecution for being a follower of Jesus Christ.  Todd is author of Forbidden: 40 Days on the Frontlines with Persecuted Christians.

Todd presented much information during this update dealing with numerous nations. Particularly notable are those that for some reason failed to make the State Department’s list of nations of particular concern.  Review this program and you’ll hear the following:

  • The nation of India has been reclassified to “restricted nation” status.
  • The attacks against Christians in Nigeria.
  • The Taliban and their persecution of Christians as they rule Afghanistan.  
  • Todd communicated that North Korea is probably the most closed nation on earth where Christians are singled out for the greatest persecution.
  • Why Chinese pastors are being accused of crimes unrelated to religion. 
  • Should we be concerned about Europe?

Listeners were given an opportunity to air their questions/concerns as well.

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