|This is not the man mentioned in the post below but still a real Afghan Christian|
I needed to share this blog post with everyone because it is unreal. As an American, it is so easy to hide behind your own world & ignore reality. I mean, we've got our own problems to worry about right? But what America needs is MORE awareness....it is IMPORTANT to know that this type of gruesome oppression to religious minorities (not just Christians) actually happens in the year 2011!
Awareness will motivate people to pray- but there is also MORE you can do than just praying! There's a link at the top of this blog that can help you find out what you can do to support widows of martyrs, communities that have been destroyed due to persecution, & support pastors in discipleship.
We know persecution will not end because Jesus said it WILL happen.
“All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. John 16:1-3
The following is not my blog but a copy (the link is below). Please pray....not just for the persecuted church but that Jesus would save those doing the persecuting.
*BLOGGER is not properly aligning my text for some reason. Please click the link for the original article if you can't see my entire post.
Original Article HERE
Original Article HERE
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Revelation 20:4
Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death. Revelation 2:9-11
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11
Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name?And then I will say to them openly, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands]. Matthew 7:22-24