Seriously? Yes. All members of the Adiquala church were arrested, this two month infant being among the twelve children in membership. Also, in Devinuwara there have been more than 190 attacks on churches since 2015. In West Java, Indonesia, three churches were closed after a crowd of about 200 Islamist and 50 local government officials and more gathered and preached Quranic teachings for three hours.
The dedication of these Christian believers is beyond me. They highly value meeting with other believers and learning about God’s word, as did Jesus. Jesus went to church regularly as shown in Luke 4:16. “And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read.” These believers are sacrificing and suffering because they take a stand in their personal and public life to gather for worship. I am humbled at the ease I have to worship and I hurt for my sisters and brothers who suffer. My sister’s infant is in jail because she took her family to church.
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