UK persecutes Christians

There are times that I just don’t understand the reasoning of those in power. Over in the United Kingdom, a foster mom allowed a Muslim girl to convert to Christianity while the girl was under the foster mom’s tutelage. What’s weird is that the foster mother even attempts to prevent the girl from converting, but the girl persisted in going to church. She was eventually baptized.

The girl was put in the foster mother’s care because a family member assaulted the girl. After her conversion, however, the foster service took the girl away from the foster mother and put her back with her family – the one she had been taken away from because of assault. They did all of this after advising the girl to convert back to Islam.

This is government-sanctioned persecution. I’m not trying instill fear into people – because I don’t think the threat of persecution should make us fearful – just letting everyone know how far the West has fallen. When the government tells you to convert back to your religion and, when you refuse, they put you back in an abusive family, that’s called persecution.

What are we, as Christians, to do in order to help our brothers and sisters over in the UK who are bound to face more and more persecution as time progresses? 


3 thoughts on “UK persecutes Christians

  1. Joel,

    Lately, I’ve been working a lot in watercolors. The way you make things look bright in a painting is to surround them with dark values. It’s absolutely amazing that a setting sun which looked drab and uninteresting half-way through the panting seems to absolutely glow with light when the darks have been painted in.

    I’ve been meditating on 1 Thessalonians lately, and a couple of days ago, God pointed this out to me. The Thessalonians’ faith provoked such amazement not despite the darkness that surrounded them, but in part because of it.

    My heart goes out to this young girl, and I’m praying for her already. This sort of thing is, unfortunately, not an unusual fate for girls and women in the Muslim world. To be raped by an uncle and then strangled by the father for impurity. This is considered the honorable thing for the father to do. And of course, the UK government is afraid of their Muslim population.

    Anyway, I’ll stop monopolizing your comment section. 😉 If you haven’t already, have a look around Voice of the Martyrs website,

    God bless, Cindy

  2. I think that is the joy of Christian theodicy concerning persecution. Even in our darkest times, we see the light of God. In fact, the greatest growths of Christianity have been experienced during times of persecution. I believe this is because the darkness surrounding the event accentuates the light of God through the tribulation.

    I’m impressed with how the girl has withstood everything she’s faced, but that is a common thing among persecuted Christians.

  3. Hi again, Joel. (I have the day off from work.) You read a part of my comment that I didn’t even know I’d written, and got an excellent point out of it.

    What I was trying to say: The light of Christ shines so much brighter through His true body in times of darkness that it more readily attracts the lost and spiritually hungry/thirsty.

    What I hear you saying: The light of Christ in His body shines more brightly toward His body when all else is darkness. Both so true, and so important. Thanks for expanding on this for me, because I hadn’t thought of it your way. This will add something valuable to my prayers for our family.

    God bless, Cindy

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