Three Ways to Prepare for Persecution: Lessons from Christians under Soviet and Chinese Communism (Encore)
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[Encore episode from May 2022] Christians in much of the world today face pressures. Few, however, face anything as intense as those Christians who lived under the first few decades of authoritarian rule in either the Soviet Union or Communist China. At least not yet.
While freedom and opportunity still remains, Christians today would be wise to consider the experiences of Christians under the Soviets and Chinese Communists. Though both situations shared many similarities, they developed in starkly different manners. Why did they differ so much? What lessons can we glean and apply in our own situations? And what cautionary flags can we recognize and avoid?
On this episode of the Christian Emergency Podcast, Andy examines a helpful case study of the Christian experience under the Soviets and Chinese. This comparison, produced originally by Nik Ripken in his book The Insanity of Obedience, provides many helpful insights for Christians today.
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The Insanity of Obedience: Walking with Jesus in Tough Places, by Nik Ripken (book): https://www.christianbook.com/insanity-obedience-walking-jesus-tough-places/nik-ripken/9781433673092/pd/673090
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