Christian Worshippers Latest Targets in Nigerian Violence
At least 30 people were killed last weekend after gunmen attacked worshippers and torched at least three churches in villages near Chibok in northern Nigeria, The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian reported.
Local residents blamed the terrorist organization Boko Haram, known for its attacks in the region, though the group didn't claim responsibility. More than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are still missing.
The attackers destroyed Protestant Church of Christ in Nigeria, the Pentecostal Deeper Life Bible Church, and Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa (Church of the Brethren), among others, according to the Associated Press. In at least one case, the gunmen locked worshippers inside a church and opened fire on it. The BBC reported that six militants and nearly 40 civilians died in the attacks....
God, please teach us be brave like these brothers and sisters. May the Spirit empower us to live the true Christian life and be willing to give all for your sake. None of us deserve to live, yet you let us live. And since we all gonna die, we might as well die for Christ. Rest in Peace, our Nigerian brothers in Christ .
It is funny you see more comments on a Chinese pastor arrested over a cross with his church members being aggressive toward the police than the real persecution in other places. Chinese persecution on the Christians are moderate, not extreme. They aren't raped, murdered like those in Islamic states or India by the extreme Hinduist. The Chinese Christians can even download The Bible on a smart phone. But the so called Western Christians are very political and sometimes even to the point hypocritical subconciously.
Please keep praying for those poor girls who have been missing for some time now. I just can't imagine what they have had to endure and how frightened they are. I can't comprehend such empty, black hearts; void of any light whatsoever. Filled with the blackest sludge and every dark and wickedly evil thing. Godless or not, I'm always amazed at what mankind is capable of.