Indonesia is Australia’s nearest, largest neighbour. It is also the world’s largest Islamic nation. Amongst the 240 million people, around 85 per cent are Muslim. There is a Christian minority in the country, but its existence is perilous at the
Christianity has always been a persecuted religion. But recently this has become even more serious, especially at the hands of Muslims throughout the world. That is the conclusion of British writer Anthony Browne in an article entitled, “Church of Martyrs”.
I just returned from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in Melbourne, where the two Christian pastors have been found guilty of vilifying Muslims. The decision handed down this morning marks the beginning of the end of freedom of speech
On Friday December 17 two Christian pastors were found guilty of vilifying Muslims. The decision, handed down in Melbourne, could mark the beginning of the end of freedom of speech in Australia, and the official restriction of proclaiming the Christian
When I was a new Christian, reading through the New Testament for the first time, I was quite fascinated with – and frightened by – the various gospel accounts of forthcoming persecution. Passages such as John 16:2-4 and Mark
There are some fundamental differences between Islam and Christianity. For example, it could be argued that if a Christian kills a non-Christian in the name of Christ, he is acting against the fundamental tenets of the Christian faith. However, if
Jesus told the early disciples that following him would not always be easy: “You will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.” (Matt. 24:9) Indeed, Jesus