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Vietnam: New Believers Pressured to Recant Faith

  • Religion Today
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2013 Jul 19
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A young couple in Vietnam who accepted Christ last month have been beaten and threatened by officials, Voice of the Martyrs reports. Local authorities hit the wife on the face with a stick and threatened to take the couple's land and home if they refuse to renounce Christianity and return to Buddhism. The wife fears further beatings, and the husband is afraid they will lose their land and have no way of supporting their family. The couple, who survive through subsistence farming, have three boys aged 10, 12 and 14. Their pastor is trying to help, but he lives 15 miles away in another village.