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Persecution | Global persecution is rising and calling Christians to persevere
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/30/19, 01:25 pm

The persecution index is rising. If someone launched a futures market based on Christian believers getting killed and took a “long” position, they’d have a safe prospect of a return. 

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Several Early Rain members released from detention

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/30/19, 01:07 pm

Chinese authorities this week released four Bible study leaders from Early Rain Covenant Church from administrative detention, according to Bob Fu, a Chinese-American pastor and the founder of China Aid. He said the group, released on Monday after 15 days in detention, includes a married couple. “Beautiful smiles since the Lord has done great things through them!” Fu wrote in a Facebook post.

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Asia Bibi free to leave Pakistan

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/29/19, 10:17 am

The Pakistani Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of Asia Bibi, the Catholic woman and mother of five sentenced to death in 2010 for blasphemy against Islam. The high court dismissed a petition asking it to review its Oct. 31 acquittal of Bibi and send her back to death row. Tuesday’s ruling finally clears Bibi to leave the country and seek asylum elsewhere.

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