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Monday, 10 October 2016

DID YOU KNOW IT IS ILLEGAL TO OWN A BIBLE IN.........

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​Persecution of Christians has been increasing in Uzbekistan, where it is illegal to even own aBible.
According to ChristianToday.com, Christian persecution ministry Open Doors is asking Christians around the world to
pray for Uzbekistan’s Christians.
One recent example of the crackdown on Christianity, and particularly, owning Christian literature, is the case of STanislav Kim, a Uzbek Christian who was sentenced to two years corrective labor for owning religious books. Kim also had part of his income confiscated by the government.
Another incident occurred this summer when a Christian in the capital city of Tashkent was fined for owning religious literature. He was given a criminal trial and the literature was seized by the state.
There have been many other similar cases of Christians being prosecuted for owning Bibles or Christian books.
“Please pray for the Christians in Uzbekistan,” a source told Open Doors. “It’s getting more and more difficult to spread the gospel with literature.”
Uzbekistan does permit the Russian OrthodoxChurch, but all other Christian denominations are discriminated against.
There are only 300,000 Christians in the Uzbekistan which has a population of 30 million. The majority of people in the country are Muslim.
Uzbekistan ranks 15 on Open Doors World Watch List of worst countries for Christian persecution.

1 comment:

  1. Does the constitution of that country not make room for right to freedom of worship?
    Na wa o

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