David Platt's "Secret Church" livestream suffers cyberattack

by Adam Ford · Apr 25th, 2020 2:12 pm

Last Updated Apr 25th, 2020 at 10:03 pm

The twentieth iteration of David Platt's "Secret Church" event suffered a cyberattack Friday night which stopped people from logging in and participating.

The group explained in a Saturday Facebook post, saying "it appears our site was under attack":

We know many of you were not able to join the SC20 simulcast last night. It appears our site was under attack, keeping many of you from logging in. And we understand your frustration.

Good news: The full simulcast replay is available NOW. Log in or register for access to the replay through June 30.

Many commenters said that they are still unable to log in.

? This is not the first time Secret Church has been targeted. In 2015, when it was held in-person, the event received violent threats, forcing them to evacuate the campus of the Church at Brooks Hills in Birmingham and relocate to an undisclosed location.

Secret Church's website describes the group's purpose:

The idea behind Secret Church comes from time David Platt spent teaching and ministering among underground Asian house-churches. Due to hostility from the government, from the surrounding community, and even from their own family, many of our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world are forced to gather in secret, sometimes at the risk of their lives.

The plight of our persecuted brothers and sisters also explains why prayer for the persecuted church is a major part of every Secret Church gathering. We remember those who cannot meet openly, asking God to sustain their faith, to change the hearts and the actions of their persecutors, and to use their witness for the spread of the gospel.


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