Bryan over at The Narrowthat an Afghani man is facing execution for converting from Islam to Christianity. Abdul Rahman, 41, has actually been a Christian for 16 years, but was turned in by his family in response to Islamic Shariah law.
It’s hard to escape these verses:
“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household.”
—Matthew 10:34-36 ESV
“And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”
—Mark 13:11-13 ESV
I suspect that one day it will be like that for us in the West, if there is still a Church in the West when persecution comes.
, then take time today to pray for this brother in Christ.