Pray For The 90,000 Christians Killed In 2016

“Christianity is the most persecuted Religion in the world.” – Amy Kellog (Fox News Correspondent) “One Christian martyr every six minutes.”


Last week, the Center for the Study of Global Christianity found that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world. 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith in 2016 alone.

Worse yet, while Christians around the world are being persecuted for their faith, believers and their children in the Unites States are at their worst biblical literacy levels ever.

According to a survey sponsored by Ligoneer Ministries:

  • 44% of Americans believe the Bible isn’t literally true
  • Only 64% believe the resurrection of Jesus really happened
  • And fewer than 47% of Americans think the Bible is 100% accurate

Has the training ground in the home and in Sunday Schools gone by the way side? Consider this research from the Bible Society:

  • Up to 30% kids don’t know the Nativity is a Bible story
  • Over 40% didn’t identify David and Goliath as a Bible story
  • And nearly 20% didn’t recognize Adam and Eve as key Christian stories

The 1,100 parents interviewed faired no better.

This tells us a lot of things, but it really informs us that basic biblical literacy is a real problem, in the places in the world that face the least amount of persecution, at least, for now.

Lets make 2017 the year that we change things, the year that we help our brothers and sisters being persecuted, the year that we spend more time in God’s word, the year that we take biblical illiteracy seriously, the year that we teach our children God’s love, truth, and sovereignty.