OPINION (FaithWire) – When we talk about Christian persecution, it is easy to get lost in the vast array of facts and figures. We say we know that, across the world, many people are dying for their faith in Jesus, but do we truly understand the scale of it? New data taken from the latest Open Doors World Watch List indicate that some 11 Christians are martyred for their faith every single day. The shockingly high death toll was taken

from the top 50 countries ranked on this year’s World Watch List and demonstrate the incredible level of religious persecution that continues to plague the planet. “Today, in the 21st century, we are living in a time when persecution against Christian believers is the highest in modern history,” the persecution watchdog explained in an update. “The Christian persecution we read about in Scripture and history books is not a thing of the past.” READ MORE

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