833 Christians will be martyred tomorrow! As incredible as it seems, it’s true. An average of 833 believers are killed daily because of their faith.
That’s more than 300,000 Christians martyred each year!
These staggering statistics come from David Barrett, editor of World Christian Encyclopedia and a leading authority on Christianity world-wide. In nearly every country where Bible League materials were used last year, including Mexico and the Philippines, believers were murdered for their faith.
He concludes that the worldwide statistical chance of becoming a martyr in your lifetime, if you are a Christian, is one in 200. If you are a missionary, it is one in 50. If you are a native evangelist fulltime your chances are one in 20.
-Sermons Illustrated May/June 1990
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