This pertains to John’s vision of the 5th Seal being opened, and seeing the Martyrs (Rev 6:9-12):
- And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
- 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
- 11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
Reports of Christians dying for their faith almost doubled between 2012 and 2013, with more Christians martyred in Syria last year than the worldwide total for 2012.
Open Doors, a non-denominational group that supports persecuted Christians, said that 2,123 Christians were killed because of their faith in 2013 (up from 1,201 last year), and that 1,213 martyrs were recorded in Syria alone, Reuters reports.
The organization named North Korea as the most dangerous country for Christians for the 12th year in a row, followed by Somalia, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The U.S.-based group also said that radical Islamists were the main source of persecution in many of the countries on the list, and that hostility towards Christians was increasing in Africa.: ( http://world.time.com/2014/01/08/deaths-of-christian-martyrs-doubled-in-2013/
WATCH – Reaction To ISIS Persecution of Christians In Iraq: ( http://video.foxnews.com/v/3691456316001/reaction-to-isis-persecution-of-christians-in-iraq/#sp=show-clips
Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement – Christianity Under Attack