Chinese Persecution of Christians Reaches Highest Level in a Decade

Authorities demolish crosses and churches, detain leaders and their congregations By Daniel Wiser Follow Christians and followers of other religions in China suffered the worst abuses in a decade last year as part of a state-sponsored crackdown on dissent, according to a Christian human rights group. The organization China Aid said the persecution of religious…

Christian persecution increasing in India

Julie Oosterhouse India (VOM/MNN) — [EDITOR’S NOTE: Christians in India don’t have it easy– some places are more dangerous than others. Yet, the same Christians who face danger each day understand the message they carry about Jesus is worth more than their safety. Voice of the Martyrs recently shared the following two stories of persecution…

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Continued Prayer Requested For Pastor Behnam Irani

   Our sources confirm the continued good health and the success of the surgery that Brother Behnam Irani had in 2014. We are grateful that he is no longer experiencing the bleeding he did previously. Pastor Behenam’s attitude is positive and his faith is strong. He still has two years to serve in prison. His…

The New Exodus: Christians Flee ISIS in the Middle East

By Janine di Giovanni and Conor Gaffey Before jihadists overran this mountain town in 2013, Maaloula was one of the oldest Christian communities in Syria, where Western Aramaic—the language of Jesus Christ—is still spoken. It was also a place of profound peace, where Sunni and Shiite Muslim residents, along with their Christian neighbors, forged a…

Some Rare Good News in the Middle East

These days you take good news in the Middle East where you can find it. And here’s some good news from Egypt: It presents an opportunity that may not be fully squandered before the Obama administration leaves office. This news derives from a visit this month to Cairo to meet with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,…

What the U.S. Can Do to Help Christians in the Middle East

By Brian Katulis , Rudy deLeon , and John B. Craig Some of the oldest Christian communities in the world are disappearing in the very lands where their faith was born and first took root. During the past decade, Christians around the Middle East have been subject to vicious murders at the hands of terrorist…

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Back to the Original

Usually, when we hear this phrase, as believers, we think of returning to the original teaching of the Bible and that’s wonderful and that is our purpose, but I’m thinking of something very specific. When I started Present Truth Ministries, it was from a calling that God placed upon my heart, which was to use…