Nigerian pastor killed by Muslim militants
Last Saturday, attackers killed a pastor in Nigeria, Africa.
Pastor Musa Hyok with the Church of Christ in Nations died at the hands of suspected Muslim Fulani militants. Two of his sons were also killed.
His death comes after Nigeria’s February 25 general election.
A local leader told International Christian Concern, “The militant came when we were sleeping. They targeted the pastor for preaching to the community not to vote for Muslims as the country’s presidents. … The militant promised to attack the Christian communities that failed to vote Muslim during the election.”
575,000 fewer Christian Germans members of church
Latest figures show membership in the Evangelical Church in Germany fell by 575,000 people last year. That’s a drop of 2.9%. The mainline evangelical group numbers over 19 million people or 23% of Germany’s population.
An estimated 380,000 people left the group in 2022, outpacing its recorded number of deaths for the first time.
Unlike Free Evangelical churches in Germany, the mainline association trends theologically liberal. As of 2019, a third of its membership did not even believe in God.
Psalm 10:4 says, “In his pride, the wicked man does not seek [God]; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.”
British police arrest pro-lifer for praying silently – again!
Alliance Defending Freedom UK reported Monday that British police arrested a pro-life activist again for silently praying near an abortion mill in Birmingham, England, 100 miles from London.
Just weeks ago, a court exonerated Isabel Vaughn-Spruce, the director of March for Life UK, after her first arrest last December in a similar incident.
Listen to the police tell her that prayer is an offense before her latest arrest.
COP: “Can I please ask you to step away from here and step outside the exclusion zone?”
VAUGHN-SPRUCE: “But I’m not protesting. I’m not engaging in any of the activities prohibited.”
Since Isabel’s words were difficult to hear, she said, “But I’m not protesting. I’m not engaging in any of the activities prohibited.”
COP: “But you’ve said you’re engaging in prayer which is the offense.”
VAUGHN-SPRUCE: “Silent prayer.”
COP: “You were still engaging in prayer which is the offense.”
Vaughn-Spruce’s prayers remind us of the prophet Daniel who also faced government censorship. Daniel 6:10 says, “Now when Daniel knew that the [decree] was signed, he went home. … He knelt down on his knees, three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God.”