Like Sheep to the Slaughter

Communism and atheism hate God and hate people
I asked a Bulgarian woman who'd grown up under Communism, “What was the worst aspect of Communism?” 

She looked surprised that I didn't know and said, “We were like sheep to the slaughter. We'd never heard the Gospel."

My eyes welled with tears at her word picture of countless lambs herded to their deaths. 

I’ve never lived without a Gospel witness. I have always been free to worship, free to read the Bible, to hear Christian radio and TV, to read Christian books and magazines, to speak openly about the Lord.  

I have a responsibility to pray for those who haven't heard the Gospel and for those Christians suffering persecution:
“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” Hebrews 13:3

Today let’s take time to pray for those who haven't heard God's Word and those who are suffering for it.

For specific prayer info on the persecuted church, see Open Doors Prayer News.

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  1. me too! thankful for freedom to worship and study the Bible. :)

  2. Wow, I've never heard not having the gospel described that way.

  3. It's really easy to take our freedom to worship freely for granted. In fact, we get so used to being blessed that that we forget what a privilege we have to serve our God. Thanks for the reminder Gail and thanks a lot for stopping by Blessings !

  4. I see some comments that call this an issue of freedom of worship. It is religious freedom we must be concerned about. The enemy of our souls is telling us it is OK to worship as long as you do it privately and do not evangelize but we have been commanded by our LORD to "Go and teach" throughout the earth.


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