Practicing a religious belief in nearly one-third of the world's countries is increasingly difficult due to government restrictions and public hostilities, according to new data from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
The Pew study found a 32 percent increase in governmental restrictions and public hostilities from 2006-09 in the 198 countries of the world. Among its finding, the survey showed religious restrictions:
I don't think any of us will be surprised at this articles findings? Where do we go from here? Western societies, as well as eastern, are gradually alienating Church, Christianity and Biblical precepts therefore things can only get worse. But thats what is predicted. Our children and our grandchildren will be the generations to see the worst yet to come.
Matt 24.7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.