Efforts to Protect Baptist Pastor in Turkey Boosted After Terrorist Hit-List Discovery
This is our one Baptist church in Turkey , so naturally it’s a matter of concern for the European and world Baptist family,
By Daniel Blake
Sun, Dec. 09 2007 Turkey (The Christian Post)-Local police have upped their efforts to protect a Baptist pastor in Turkey after his name was discovered on a hit list carried by three suspected terrorists.
The suspects were arrested after being found with a cache of weapons. It is believed that they were planning on carrying out an attack.
Most recently, a Turkish newspaper accused Cevik of coercive evangelism using money and drugs to lure young people into Christianity. The church has denied all such accusations.
This is our one Baptist church in Turkey , so naturally it’s a matter of concern for the European and world Baptist family, said Paul Montacute, director of Baptist World Aid, according to Baptist Times. Christians should always stand up for each other – that is why we are concerned.