Skip to comments.Gaza Baptist Church, 'functioning' but 'restricted,' says Brother Andrew
Posted on 12/21/2011 9:20:10 AM PST by Cronos
The last remaining evangelical church in Gaza is functioning but in danger of dying, famed Bible smuggler Brother Andrew said after a recent visit to Gaza Baptist Church.
Christians in the west are surprised to learn that there is a church [in Gaza], a functioning church, a suffering church, a restricted church, but there is a church in Gaza... and I think its dying," the founder of Open Doors, an organization dedicated to support of Christian minorities who are persecuted because of their faith, said in a video clip.
Today only one active evangelical church remains, Gaza Baptist Church, the video says, a church that has suffered the effects of perpetual war, the murder of a prominent member and a devastating drop in attendance from 100-plus to less than 12.
An unidentified pastor says Christians number fewer than 2,000 in a tiny strip of land populated by 1.6 million Muslims, and evangelicals are a small minority even among Christians. Oppressed by both Israels economic blockade and Islamic militancy, many Christians have opted to leave.
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Am curious on how the comments will go on this thread.