The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is upon us. On today's podcast, John looks at how the Church is faring today amidst the Marxist fundamental transformation of society in the West. First there was the decoupling from Christian thought and now there is an attempted replacement in the form of socialist utopianism. John recalls his quest to cover the persecuted church over the years and the roadblocks he faced from those inside the Christian church who didn't think anyone wanted to hear about it or that it would affect attendance. Whether we acknowledge it or not, persecution of the church is coming in the West and in certain aspects has already arrived. We must stand with Christ – through the good times and the bad.