Former Imprisoned Pastor Foresees Increased Hatred toward Christians in the US
CBN - The Christian pastor who was unjustly locked up in a Turkish prison for two years says he foresees increasing hatred against Christians in the US in the very near future.
As CBN News has reported, Pastor Andrew Brunson, 52, served as a missionary in Turkey for more than 20 years. Then he was arrested by police in a broad sweep in 2016 following an alleged coup attempt against Turkish President Erdogan that Brunson had nothing to do with. The pastor had established the Izmir Resurrection Church, where they openly shared Christ and also helped Syrian refugees – some of them Kurds.
The Turkish government accused Brunson of being a CIA agent, plotting with Kurdish terrorists to carry out the alleged coup. Finally, he was freed after the Trump administration diplomatically intervened.
Brunson recently told the "Global Prayer for US Election Integrity" event on Facebook that he felt "a new urgency" for the USA.
"On my return to the US just over two years ago, for the first time in my life—most of my life I've been focused overseas—for the first time in my life, I really, I have an urgency for this country, for the United States," Brunson said. "And not just with this election. It's not precipitated by this election, but it has been growing in me these last two years."
"I believe the pressures that we're seeing in our country now are going to increase, and one of these pressures is going to be hostility toward people who embrace Jesus Christ and his teaching, who are not ashamed....READ MORE
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