"On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it" (Matt. 16:18). "And that rock was Christ" (1 Cor. 10:4).
Christians have been targeted for death in a school in Oregon. On a beach in Libya. In the villages of northern Syria. In a hospital in Afghanistan. In the bush of Nigeria and the deserts of Sudan.
But Tertullian, an early church leader, wrote in A.D. 197 that "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church." Praise God! Glory Hallelujah! His Truth is marching on!
For those of us who have been praying for the persecuted church around the world, or praying for those around us who are being persecuted for following Jesus at home or at work, at school or in sports, the following video is thrilling … and encouraging.
Anne Graham Lotz, founder of AnGeL ministries, has proclaimed God's Word worldwide for more than 30 years. Her newest book, Wounded by God's People, is available at AnneGrahamLotz.com