On Feb. 16 at Restoration House in Venezuela hooded men stabbed four Christian men. Attacked because of their faith, the four suffered serious injuries and were forced to eat pages from their Bible. The attack concluded with the four having Xs etched into their backs.
Restoration House is a church-led drug rehabilitation program but, “In Latin America,” Open Doors reports, “the illegal activities of drug gangs are endangered by churches who deter people from criminality. This can lead to opposition against Christians and may explain this latest incident in Venezuela.”
Jesus said, “If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also” (John 15:20).
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. (Isaiah 60:1-2 )
May it be so.