We Are Always In Greater Danger Of Becoming Lukewarm Than Of Being Martyred

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Logo 071414One of the most common questions I receive from Christians in prosperous countries is, “How can we prepare for increasing persecution?” I actually hear this question more and more each year, perhaps due to reports which assert that persecution of Christians is increasing dramatically around the world.

(By the way, I am not persuaded of the rigor of the methodology and analysis of most of these reports; that, however, is a post for a different day. In the meantime, if you are interested in an alternative viewpoint done according to more traditional and rigorous standards of research, let me recommend the newly released Pew Research Report on Restrictions on Religion. It contends that “the share of countries with high or very high levels of social hostilities involving religion dropped from 33% in 2012 to 27% in 2013.” It also suggests that we vastly underrate the severity of restrictions being…

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