Churches Under Attack in Egypt

John Mark, who wrote the Gospel of Mark, planted the first Church in Alexandria, Egypt, in the first century. The Christians in Egypt have survived 1,400 years of Islamic persecution. Since the explosion of the so-called Arab Spring, attacks on churches in Egypt have multiplied exponentially. Almost daily we are learning of more churches bombed and burned by Muslim mobs in Egypt.

Persecuted Christians in Egypt express shock at Western governments and Christian churches that are generally so silent about this rising tsunami of Islamic hatred and violence against Christians, in what was the birthplace of the Christian Church. Generally speaking, not only have the secular media failed to report on this horrific persecution of Christians in the Middle East, but so too have the Christian media. "Your ignorance and indifference is killing our people!"declared one bishop.

 "And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it, or if one member is honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the Body of Christ, and members individually." 1 Cor 12:26-27

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