Al Mohler interviews Paul Marshall, the Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute, to get a grasp on the current state of Christian persecution around the world. There are a great many upsurges in Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Vietnam and China. Radical Islam has today overtaken the degree of persecution that use to belong to communist countries. Christians have been arrested for blasphemy, and most recently, a Christian who was aquitted by the Pakistani Supreme Court of blasphemy, was gunned down on the steps of the Supreme Court. Not only are Islamic governments posing a threat, but vigilantism is the greatest threat.
Marshall says the threats are growing because the Christian church is growing and people feel threatened and respond by violence. China feels threaten because the growth of the church is escalating among 20-year-olds, and it is reaching into the intellectual sectors of their society.
Mohler closes his program by discussing the question, “Why does God allow His people to suffer persecution?” Interestingly, Mohler explains that it is a priviledge to suffer for Christ, and this is a concept lost on the Western church.