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part of the Body of Christ; a people to people people.
Persecuted Church driven.
people of the Bible.
people of prayer.
and work by faith.
devoted to Jesus Christ and His commission.
motivated solely for the glory of God.
The process of engraving on a rock requires time and perseverance. It is the same with following Christ. Everyone who believes in Him is called upon to carry His cross daily. With both the Ichthus and Barbwire symbols carved on a rock, it symbolizes our dedication to persevere in our calling to serve the Persecuted Church no matter how long and hard it takes.
Persecuted believers of the early church hiding in Roman catacombs etched the Ichthus sign on the ground, to identify themselves discreetly to fellow believers. We have embraced this symbol, not only to identify with them in their suffering, but to serve the persecuted Christians worldwide through prayer and practical help.
The barbwire evokes images of oppression often seen in prisons and labor camps. We are committed to help our brothers and sisters who are arrested and have lost their freedom because of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Entwined with the Ichthus, it is a constant reminder that suffering will follow those who believe in Christ.
In the Bible, God has taken "The Rock" as one of His great Names. In the Old Testament, He is the Rock of Ages – everlasting, strong and mighty. In the New Testament, Christ is the Rock and Chief Cornerstone, upon which His church is built, and from which the Spirit of life flows. He is the Center and Foundation of everything done in our ministry.
“God spoke to me… Strengthen what remains which is at the point of death [Revelation 3:2.]…
That began a totally new life for me. And it was also a seed of a new ministry
called now Open Doors.”
– Brother Andrew
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