It is safe to say over 100,000 a year are killed because of their faith in Christ
Evangelical leader and head of Samaritan’s Purse, Franklin Graham, has urged believers to commit themselves to helping persecuted Christians worldwide. Speaking at a summit in Washington D.C, Graham asserted that 100,000 Christians are losing their lives every year. “It is safe to say over than 100,000 a year are killed because of their faith in Christ. In the last 10 years that would be close to a million people. It’s the equivalent of a Christian genocide,” he said.
“I am sure the number of Christians who are in prison or martyred each year would stagger our mind if we really knew what the total number really was. And it would send us to our knees in sorrow and in prayer,” Graham continued.
But what is the true reason for this persecution and killing?
“But, the real reason I believe Christians are persecuted is to suppress their faith, quieten their voice, marginalize the very word of God,” stated Franklin. “The persecution of Christians is evil. God is not the author of persecution. Evil men and women are authors and ultimately, Satan is the author of persecution.”
Vice President Pence also spoke at the event, “So, know, those of you that stare persecution in the face every day in distant lands, you have the prayers of the American people, the prayers of my family, and you have the prayers of the president of the United States,” Pence said.
Under @POTUS, America condemns persecution of any faith, of any kind, in any place, at any time, and we will combat it with all our might. pic.twitter.com/HPEH2n7JB4
— Vice President Pence (@VP) May 11, 2017