The Persecution of Believers on the Rise


One of the great evils of the Tribulation will be the persecution and martyrdom of many believers—those who have come to faith with the aid of the two witnesses, the 144,000 witnesses and the angels (Rev. 7, 11, and 14). This evil is not as bad now as it will be during the Tribulation, however, we know that “all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Tim. 3:12). And we also know that as time goes on persecution and even martyrdom will get worse, just as evil grows from bad to worse (2 Tim. 3:13).

Those living in the U. S. and other free countries don’t often hear about or experience persecution, but in counties like North Korea, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sudan, persecution is extreme and getting worse. In fact more Christians were martyred in the 20th century than all other centuries combined.[i]


[i] End Times and Bible Prophecy, “Worldwide Persecution of Christians,” at



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2 Responses to The Persecution of Believers on the Rise

  1. JJSJ says:

    Sobering thoughts, Stephen — all the more reason to pray for America to be a defender of Christ’s truth, here and abroad, and to pray for our persecuted brethren all around the world.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Stephen Nielsen,thanks so much for the post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

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