John is back with Lee Lancaster at the KYMS studios here in the Inland Northwest – and he brought someone with him. A special guest has finally arrived in the U.S. – that’s right, Pastor X is here and we finally learn his real name! He relates first-hand accounts of the troubles Christians go through in Pakistan and the incredible, inspiring journey that he and his family experienced that culminated in their arrival in the United States last week. John goes on to list several examples of Christian persecution from around the world and asks for prayer for all of them. You can join our Praying for Persecuted Christians Facebook group for more information and stories from around the world.
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.