Life is very easy for us here in the West. It can cost a great deal to be a believer in other parts of the world. The Barnabas Fund Website will supply you with lots of information about the lives of our brothers and sisters who face severe opposition in following Christ.
Persecution has been part of our faith since its earliest days. It has not gone away. North Korea, Afghanistan and Pakistan are the three most difficult places in the world to be a Christian. But the rise in attacks by Hindu extremists in India and tough new laws in China have seen believers in the world’s two most populous countries face “extreme” and “very high” levels of persecution respectively. All in all Christians experience high levels of persecution in 73 countries in the world.