Communism poses greatest threat to Christians worldwide says former member US Commission on International Freedom
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – A Christian leader and former member of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom has stated that communism, not Islamic terrorism, presents the greatest threat to Christians worldwide, the Washington Times reports.
The co-author of a new book published by Tyndale and titled “The New Book of Christian Martyrs,” Rev. Johnnie Moore told the Washington Times: “The number one persecutor of Christians around the world is not the Islamist terrorist. It’s communism,” he said. “The communist countries are still the main persecutors of Christians.”
On May 1, the USCIRF published its annual report on the state of religious freedom worldwide, and focussed especially on the crackdown on Chinese Christians and house churches by China’s ruling Communist Party regime, the Times reports.
“Under current circumstances with the regime in China, we have a full-on relapse [of] the Cultural Revolution targeting every single Christian not only in that country, but in every country it’s linked to,” Moore told the Times in commenting on the USCIRF findings.
Moore went on to say he believes American Christians should be taught about the history and the vast reach of persecution around the world.“Christians in America have come to think that somehow their faith should be accepted and not controversial and being a Christian means that everybody will like you and the story of 2,000 years of Christian history is that through most of history, it was pretty controversial to be a follower of Jesus. It just comes with the territory,” he said.