"BINDING AND LOOSING"

Elder Peggy Phelan

November 3, 2019

Hebrews 13:3 and Matthew 16:15-19

“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare of the Lord: He alone is my Refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting Him.”  Psalm 91:1-2

“Rescue those who are being led away to death. If you say, ‘But we knew nothing about this,’ does not He who weighs the heart perceive it?”  Proverbs 24:11-12

“Let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18

WORLD WATCH LIST OF EXTREME PERSECUTION [from Open Doors USA]

1.  North Korea 6.  Sudan
2.  Afghanistan 7.  Eritrea
3.  Somalia 8.  Yemen
4.  Libya 9.  Iran
5.  Pakistan 10. India

 

BY THE NUMBERS [from Open Doors USA]

245,000,000 [Christians who experience high levels of persecution]
1 in 9 [Christians worldwide who experience high levels of persecution]
4,136 [Christians killed last year for professing faith in Jesus Christ]
1,266 [Churches or Christian buildings attacked by persecutors]
7 in 9 [Primary places of religious persecution is Islamic oppression of Christians]