Jan 14 2015

Ingo Breuer

Flashmob For Persecuted Christians, Cologne, Germany

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Cologne Cathedral, Germany – In spite of rain and stormy weather Christians in Germany gathered for a flashmob for persecuted Christians on January 10, 2015 in Cologne right beside the famous Cathedral. Open Doors, a ministry serving persecuted Christians worldwide, suggested that these flashmobs be held in major German cities just days after the release of the Open Doors World Watch List which  lists the 50 nations with the most Christian persecution.

Participants in the flashmob kneel down like being held captive. This serves as a reminder that there are 100.000.000 Christians currently facing persecution. About 70.000 of them are being held captive in North Korean forced labor camps. In North Korea just having a Bible is considered a crime against the state and could lead to a long term in forced labor camps or even death penalty.

It is no wonder that North Korea tops the no. 1 spot on the Open Doors World Watch List followed by a number of radical Muslim nations. Even wars of “liberation” did not help the situation. In fact Afghanistan and Iraq are also among the top 10 of persecutors. The top 10 looks like this:

  1. North Korea
  2. Somalia
  3. Iraq
  4. Syria
  5. Afghanistan
  6. Sudan
  7. Iran
  8. Pakistan
  9. Eritrea
  10. Nigeria

It is noteworthy that nation who have received billions of dollars worth aid for “nation building” are still among the greatest Islamic persecutors.  I believe his requires a correction of foreign policy. We can send Bibles, tracts and Christian missionaries but no more dollars. They need Jesus and we cannot help them if they don’t realize their need to be helped and especially to be saved by grace. These are lost and dying nations blinded by the devil with false religion. All we can do is provoke them to jealousy till they want what we’ve got. Then we can talk.

The public was made aware of the atrocities committed by the persecutors are they try in vain to put out the light of the gospel. in fact, persecution has often been the driving force behind the spread of Christian faith.

This flashmob ended with prayers to God for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. We know from the Bible and from history that God is a merciful God and that many times the persecutor of the believers has finally become a believer himself. Just as Saul turned to Christ and the road to Damascus and became Paul the apostle. He admitted that he was a persecutor of believers because of ignorance and unbelief.

We hope that this video message will be of encouragement to our brothers and sisters in Christ facing persecution. We want them to know that we remember them in our prayers to Almighty God.

For more information:
http://www.opendoorsusa.org

World Watch List:
https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/world-watch-list/

Our facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/333589493510655/

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