Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.
I love the freedom I have to be able to read my BIBLE, pray, and attend Church without fear of being arrested, beaten, imprisoned or killed. I can worship completely without fear, but it's not like that in many countries around the world!
Uzbekistan, Laos, Mauritania, Yemen, Afghanistan, Maldives, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and North Korea are the top ten countries where being a Christian is highly illegal. Christians live in fear of severe persecution.
Uzbekistan has an authoritarian government that is predominantly Islamic. The constitution may allow for religious freedoms, to practice evangelism, importing religious literature and offering private religious instruction, but to practice anything other than Islam is forbidden by law. Christians have been threatened, detained, fined, forced to leave villages due to cutting off their electricity and water supply. The authorities do this to get Christians to renounce their faith, but instead they go into hiding and underground Churches.
In Laos, Buddhism is the predominant religion, but there are 200,000 Christians, and despite the persecutions, Christians continue in their faith. The Laotian authorities place Christians under strict surveillance, and place them under intense pressure to get them to renounce their faith. the Laotian government believes that Christianity is an unpatriotic, Western idea that disrupts their way of life.
Mauritania is an Islamic republic, and Christianity is illegal and punishable by death.
Yemen is an Islamic republic, and Christianity is illegal and punishable by death.