Jordan Increases Pressure On Christians; Closing Church
Jordan has closed down an evangelical church after expelling many devoted Christians from the country, an influential mission group said Thursday, February 7.
Arab World Ministries (AWM) told BosNewsLife and its partner news Website www.manna-vandaag.nl that Jordanian authorities sealed off an evangelical church in the port city of Aqaba, leaving a note saying, "The church should be closed and the furniture removed, within 24 hours."
It comes just months after another church was closed by officials in the Jordan Valley, a low-lying strip which cleaves down the western border of the country, AWM said in a statement from the Netherlands, where one of its global headquarters are located.
The group suggested there was a link between the closures of churches and complaints made by Coptic denominations in Jordan, who allegedly view evangelical churches as a threat.
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