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Confesses he wasn’t prepared for horrors he faced in Turkish prison
Pastor Andrew Brunson prays for President Trump in the Oval Office after his return from Turkey.
The American pastor who was imprisoned for two years in Turkey on false charges is warning Christians in the United States that in an environment of increasing hostility, they need to prepare to face the kind of persecution experienced by fellow believers around the the world.
Andrew Brunson, in a column for Decision magazine, confessed that he wasn’t prepared for the horrors he suffered in a Turkish prison.
“I came close to failing, especially during my first year in prison. At times I was suicidal,” he wrote. “I was overcome with fear and despair. I went into relational crisis with God.”
He noted that the gatekeepers of American culture are “increasingly hostile to those who identify clearly with Jesus and His teaching.” …