Daily Topic for November 28, 2017

Galatians 4:5, NLT
God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.

Pray that the Turks, who are trying to become more enslaved to the Law of Islam and paying for it with increased lawlessness, will find freedom in Christ.

Turks in Turkey

by JS

Turkey is increasingly a land of mosques, prisons, and the uneducated. This is the result of the Islamization of the country. Turkey has one mosque for every 866 people, more than any other predominantly Muslim nation. The government also has plans to build 174 new prisons to alleviate the overcrowding now experienced. New schools are also being built, but they are often religious schools, called “imam schools” that rigidly teach rote memorization of the Qur’an. Even with the increase of schools, testing shows that Turkey’s graduates are woefully deficient in not only basic skills, but also do not have adequate skills in their own language. Turkish believers have endured increased scrutiny by the government, increased persecution, and increased pressure to accept as inevitable the Islamization of Turkey. In spite of all of the above, Turkey has gone from 10 believers in 1960 to 5,000 believers today!
Democracy and freedom of religion are in peril in Turkey today. Turks are facing a crossroad. Will the country and its people slide back into ways of the Ottoman Empire before its demise at the end of World War I, or will it be a democracy with freedom of religion?

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Pray for the growing church to not only survive, but to rapidly increase as it faces persecution similar to those faced by first century believers in the same land.

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