Fear Not!


And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”


This Christmas, fear is rampant.

Not – like the shepherds – from seeing an angel of the Lord. But from threats by jihadist terrorists and abusive governments.

Here is what our Christian brothers and sisters are facing:

  • Islamic State terrorists reportedly called on ‘lone wolves’ to attack during Christmas celebrations in a message titled “Graceless against Infidels.”
  • Boko Haram, genocidal terrorists in Nigeria and neighboring countries, told Christians to expect more attacks, especially ahead of Christmas.
  • China turns churches into indoctrination centers for atheism and communism, and bans teaching children about religion.
  • Iran raids house churches and jails converts to Christ.

How are Christians responding? With relentless faith in Christ our Lord.

In Egypt, Christians are familiar with persecution. Whether Islamic State or violent mobs of their own neighbors, Christians endure unrelenting threats.

When asked about the Islamic State’s latest threat, one Christian told us:

“We aren’t afraid of these threats. Our faith teaches us not to fear anything.”

“We trust God. God is the source of our protection.”

“Our church has been set up on the blood of martyrs so we don’t fear martyrdom and we feel that martyrdom bears positive fruits for the Church not negative fruits such as contrast the terrorists and Satan.”

“God protects us and takes care of all of us. God is in control. “If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord” Amen!”

He added:

“We ask all the people around the world to pray for all the persecuted Christians in Egypt, and for protection. Thank you so much.

“May God bless and keep all of you. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”

Will you pray for Christians who are on the front-lines of persecution?
Pray for abundant faith – and for protection.

And pray that the joy of Christ will chase away all fear!

Each Christmas, Christian Freedom International gives gifts for persecuted Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

In Pakistan, Christian widows, widowers, and orphans receive Christmas gifts.

Several of our ministries share Christmas celebrations with their neighbors – so that others can learn the good news of our Savior.

Here is how Christian refugee students at one of our schools told the story of Jesus:

Thank you for praying and helping persecuted Christians – especially during this Christmas season.

Merry Christmas!

Wendy Wright

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