Jun. 05, 2014 | Azerbaijan
Pray for Believers as Old Testament Banned
On May 5, a news agency in Baku, Azerbaijan, published a list of banned religious books, including the Old Testament. The list, said to be produced by state police and expert analysts, includes 28 titles claimed to be “some of the most radical and dangerous” religious books. Many believers are concerned that police in some areas of Azerbaijan may use the list of banned books as a reason to conduct raids and confiscate Bibles and other Christian literature. Religious literature is tightly controlled in Azerbaijan, and those caught with “illegal” materials often face criminal charges. “We need to pray to God for wisdom as to how to respond to this ban on the Holy Scriptures in Azerbaijan,” one believer said.
|Part of the Bible was published for the first time in 1842.|
|The New Testament was first published in 1878.|
|The complete Bible was first published in 1891.|
Praise God it is also on line and downloadable in Audio.
No freedom to worship.
Almost impossible to get work and pay pastors.
No good books and no Christian colleges.
Pray for Telman Aliev rejected by his family and his wife and also beaten by relatives for witnessing to them.
20 years ago there were no believers in the country today there’s an estimated 10,000 believers-many face discrimination and difficulty finding jobs.
Pray for Pastor Izzat jailed for evangelism refusing to bow to pressure to renounce his work.