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Goose
04-23-2008, 11:23 AM
From VOM:


Every night on the news we hear updates of violence in Iraq. The war continues and commentators debate whether American soldiers should be there or not. What we do not hear about is the plight of Christian nationals in Iraq. For them a spiritual war wages.

When "Muhammad" first converted to Christianity from Islam, he kept his new faith a secret. In fact, the first person he told outside of his wife and son was a Christian named "Joseph." He knew the risks of sharing his faith with others in his homeland of Iraq but felt led to do so anyway. So he witnessed to his extended family. Following radical teachings of Islam, family members killed Muhammad.

Muhammad's widow sent Muhammad's friend "Joseph" an e-mail after the martyrdom of her husband. She wrote:

"I have bad news. Muhammad is dead. Our family killed him for sharing his new faith in Jesus Christ. I miss him dearly. Muhammad left me two important things: my son and our Bible. I'll never forget why he died. He died for Jesus. I believe Jesus will help me. Tell the people [other Christians] to pray for me."

Pray for this family and others like them being persecuted for the faith that many in America hold lightly.

Let's be doers and not hearers only.

apokalum
04-23-2008, 11:28 AM
I have a pet peeve on not posting the link to an article when you post it :mask:

Goose
04-23-2008, 12:14 PM
I have a pet peeve on not posting the link to an article when you post it :mask:

my bad, but it was from an email i got from them this morning.

i can foward it to you if you would like.

but either way, it shouldn't change the fact that a brother in the Lord was murdered for his faith in Christ.

shekinahsmoke
04-23-2008, 02:25 PM
wow. amen and amen and I hope this is a great witness and encouragement to the saints in Iraq.

apokalum
04-23-2008, 02:26 PM
my bad, but it was from an email i got from them this morning.

i can foward it to you if you would like.

but either way, it shouldn't change the fact that a brother in the Lord was murdered for his faith in Christ.

No problem, just saying it's my pet peeve

gospelmessenjah
04-23-2008, 02:34 PM
That's horrible. I will pray for the salvation of his family.