In Iraq, ISIS threatened to kill Abu’s family if they didn’t convert to Islam, but he still trusted God.In Nigeria, Boko Haram killed Micah’s wife and demanded that he renounce Christ, but he stood firm in his faith.
… Christians worldwide remain committed to Jesus despite the threat of imprisonment, torture and even death…In northern Iraq, ISIS spray-painted the Arabic letter ن, or “N,” on the homes of Christians. The property owners were publicly identified as Christ followers and given a choice to convert to Islam, pay a high tax, leave the country or die. Many courageous believers refused to deny their faith.
Reading this account of what is happening in many parts of the world today made me ask myself how I would react if ISIS is successful in extending their caliphate to include the USA. Could I bravely become an “N” Christian, standing boldly for Christ in the face of banishment, impoverishment or death? I pray that I would remember God’s promises, for truly believing that all we have in this life is merely temporary and only the spiritual is eternal should make my choice easier.
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