The reality of persecution is 'very, very difficult', says American pastor imprisoned in Turkey

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(Worthy News) - Pastor Andrew Brunson and his wife Norine have spoken about the hardship of persecution they endured at the hands of the Turkish government for two years.

Speaking before thousands gathered in Birmingham, Alabama for the Pastors' Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention Monday, the North Carolina couple explained in a panel moderated by Timothy George, how testing the process was. In his remarks prior to the panel, the evangelical pastor said there were times where he was suicidal.

George, who is the outgoing dean of nearby Beeson Divinity School, noted that not since Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller, who was vocally critical of the Nazi regime, became Adolf Hitler's prisoner had a jailed pastor inspired so much prayer around the world than Andrew Brunson. Interviewed together, Norine said a major focus of her life was keeping prayer going on her husband and to encourage him in faith during his time in jail. [ Source: Christian Today (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “The reality of persecution is 'very, very difficult', says American pastor imprisoned in Turkey”

  1. Yes, it is.

    So, when are we gonna have a Christian Pastor, or just a Christian or Messianic, who has been persecuted by being locked up and held abusively for his faith in Jesus Christ, in the USA also? Why are these stories (witnesses) of penal persecutions of Believer's in God's own Son, Jesus/Y'shua, always about it happening in some other country. Why no witnessing of the multitudes of Christians imprisoned for their faith in Jesus, in the United States of America.

    Their efforts to read Christian News is not lacking. They try every day. And yet, one Christian Pastor is imprisoned in Turkey and we hear of almost nothing else.

    God bless this Pastor abuse in Turkish prisons and now set free. God bless his wife who stood by him and make his plight known. God bless them and those who helped and/or worked to set him free once again.

    Now, could we "Please" start telling the stories of how hard it is to endure US prisons for following Jesus, the Christ?! When is the Truth going to be published by Christians, finally?

    Any day now?

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