Pentecostals and evangelicals are the most persecuted branch of Christianity, a new report says.
“Protestant evangelical and Pentecostal Christians are more likely to be persecuted than mainline Protestants, Catholics, Orthodox Christians or other Christians associated with ancient churches. In response to persecution, evangelical and Pentecostal Christians are more likely to engage in strategies of survival or, on rare occasions, confrontation,” reads the report by Under Caesar’s Sword.
UCS is a three-year, collaborative global research project that investigates how Christian communities respond when their religious freedom is severely violated.
In 2016, Christianity was ranked as the most persecuted religion in the world. In those same figures, Islamic State murders of Christians accounted for 30 percent of the persecution.
UCS gives three reasons to account for the horrific acts committed against believers.
Though the pattern doesn’t always unfold in every country, it’s especially true in Iran and Russia.
This article continues at [Charisma News] Pentecostals, Evangelicals Most Persecuted Group of Christianity