Being a martyr in the western world is something that not many think of in everyday life. After all, we are protected from harm by laws and mostly live in historically Christian nations. Even if the nation is not Christian, it is very likely its laws and values have emerged from the Judeo-Christian principles of love, equality and the importance of human life.
However, we have seen a surge in the west with the number of testimonies from believers who have lost their livelihoods standing for righteousness. Many are trained professionals who spent years mastering their fields. We are beginning to see the effects of the ever coming erosion of the Judeo-Christian laws that once held up pillars of Society.
So is it possible for so-called privileged believers in Europe to be undergoing a form of persecution or is this too strong a comparison? Are comfortable Christians living a comfortable Christianity in the West getting a wake-up call to the plight that is still affecting believers in the non-western world?
This issue is shaping the world as we speak for every believer. It is one that affects all Christians who want to labour for the kingdom, it is one that must be talked about and explored now before it is too late.
Be sure to stop by Chronicles for the latest ongoings by the Restore Team. We also have interviews by a number of panelists from our last Big Convo event discussing the issues of education systems for Christian parents.
Jokae serves as a deacon in the Islington fellowship. A social housing professional, Jokae supports the ministries reach strategy by leading the co-ordination of internal/external communications, digital campaigns and article publishing.