Christian News – July 31, 2017
YANGON, Burma (Morning Star News) – About 150 angry Buddhists and monks this month attacked newly converted Christians in Burma (Myanmar), destroying their homes and property and injuring seven people.
In Thi Taw village in northwest Burma’s Sagaing Region, the mob threw stones and broke into houses on July 6, two days after two families put their trust in Christ and left Buddhism, a local official told Morning Star News. Four women and three men who were hit with stones and sticks and suffered injuries on their heads, faces and backs. Three motorbikes were destroyed.
The Buddhists told local press that the Christian villagers sang and preached late into the night to celebrate and welcome the new Christians. The local Buddhists told Morning Star News that the Assembly of God Church members, visiting from neighboring Chin state, held services for three days, prompting them to attack on the third day.
Comment: John Durrad http://www.setapartbytruth.org
For all those who attack Christianity, injuring and killing, and trying to destroy the truth, will come a day of reckoning. Saul after persecuting Christians literally saw the light and was converted to the very cause of his persecution—he became a Christian.
“…Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.
And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the son of God.” Acts 9:19-20
Such was the conversion of Saul that he was used mightily in God’s Work from that time forth as the Apostle Paul.
“Then Saul (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Spirit, set his eyes on him” Acts 13:9
We can only wish that those persecuting Christianity today, (at least what they perceive as Christianity), will one day when they also “see the light,” respond as did Saul and be converted by the Word they now seek to destroy!