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Frequently Asked Questions

How many Christians around the world suffer for their faith daily?

    Research from the 2023 World Watch List prepared by Open Doors, shows that over 360 million Christians suffer persecution and discrimination. Yet they continue to follow Jesus, despite the cost. Our generous partners help provide help and hope through dark times.

Which are the countries in which Christians face the most extreme persecution?

    According to the 2023 World Watch List by Open Doors, the following countries rank worst for Christians to exist:
      1. North Korea
      2. Somalia
      3. Yemen
      4. Eritrea
      5. Libya
      6. Nigeria
      7. Pakistan
      8. Iran
      9. Afghanistan
      10. Sudan

How do you define persecution?

    The biblical definition is “pursuit.” Satan pursues those who choose to follow Jesus and his pursuit and strategies to discourage take many forms. We focus our efforts on places of the world where Satan’s pursuit is most severe:
  • Places where persecution is violent, leading to injury or death or pressure that believers experience simply because they follow Jesus.
  • Places where persecution is a denial of basic needs like clean water, food, and shelter because of faith in Jesus or rejection from family and other loved ones.
  • Places where persecution occurs at the direction of governmental authorities, or radical religious idealogues, or any other group threatened by those who follow Jesus.
  • Frontlines defines acts of persecution as used in the New Testament.

How does Frontlines International help persecuted Christians?

    Frontlines responds as follows:
  • Bible distribution is key. In areas of Christian repression Bibles are scarce. Providing believers with God’s Word gives them hope! Frontlines is committed to providing Bibles to believers where Bibles are forbidden and vey scarce.
  • Biblical Literacy is essential. The spiritual vitality and theological integrity of local churches depends upon those in leadership. Where persecution occurs opportunities for theological education, training, and pastoral encouragement are few. Multi-year pastoral education and seminars designed to improve specific leadership skills is needed. In addition, the church community needs discipleship training in their own language.
  • Humanitarian Aid and Relief is critical when they are without food and basic medicines. If these believers are to survive and remain a presence for Christ in communities that are hostile to them, they need our help.
  • Advocacy on country level, where requested and needed, is a blessing to assist persecuted Christians.
  • Sharing lessons learnt from the Persecuted Church is a gift to prepare the Body of Christ for discrimination and intolerance.

How can I help my persecuted Christian family to survive and thrive?

    Our greatest weapon is Prayer in Jesus Name. Our weekly Prayer Alert has specific prayer items for our persecuted family and Frontlines International plans to help. Pray that our fellow believers will be strong even in their weakness.

Who are you guys and how did Frontlines grow so fast?

    God has provided exceptional team members with deep experience in service to persecuted Christians. Frontlines might be a relatively new group, but those serving in it come with decades of experience in service to the Persecuted Church. The same goes for our main field networks and partners. We have stood with them and they have stood with us for decades. This deep experience in helping persecuted Christians is advantageous for such a time as this. Our team is familiar with, and moves effectively in these dangerous areas of the world. Our field personnel work with local believers, churches and pastors to assess needs. God has provided amazingly over the past few years as confirmation of His calling!

Why do Christians often suffer?

    We live in a fallen world, and suffering falls on Christians and non-Christians alike. However, for followers of Jesus (the Body of Christ) the outlook is sobering. The Bible literally promises persecution and suffering for our faith in Jesus. The world is in rebellion against God and hates God in the person of Jesus Christ - and hates His followers. Jesus told his disciples that they would be persecuted (John15:19-20), and we know that believers following Jesus today will be persecuted. Followers of Jesus understand that suffering is temporary. We endure suffering because Jesus is worthy and we rejoice in being identified with Him.

How can I and my church prepare for persecution?

    There are many steps to take in becoming a mature Christian. Study God’s Word, memorize scripture, fellowship with other believers, pray regularly and learn about the faith of those who have gone through the fire of persecution. These are some of the ways to remain strong in Christ. Frontlines International prepares the global church for coming persecution. Persecution deepens the church’s character and boosts the trust these Christians have in God. We are inspired by their brave examples and we tell their story far and wide to prepare the global church for coming persecution. Contact us to request a seminar, speaker or resources for your church at Followers of Jesus understand that suffering is temporary. We endure suffering because Jesus is worthy and we rejoice in being identified with Him.

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