Monday, March 27, 2006

Christianity is Built On...

the blood of martyrs, beginning with the first one to have his blood shed—Christ.

Abdul is being released from the Afghan courts, but he will likely still be killed by the Muslims in his country.
“Cut off his head! We will call on the people to pull him into pieces so that there is nothing left in his flesh”
--Hamidullah, chief cleric at Haji Yacob Msoque (here)
“We must set an example. ... He must be hanged.”
--Mirhossain Nasri, the top cleric at Hossainia Mosque (here)
But Abdul welcomes death for Christ's sake and will be a witness in his country in the same way that Christians for centuries have been a witness to theirs. Take up your cross and follow Yeshua, Abdul. Give your life as a ransom for others. Maybe some day I will stand in your place and gladly give my flesh to be destroyed to proclaim the name of my savior.


Blogger Studyhound said...

Is Christ really the first martyr? I dont think so, historicly Stephen was. Christ was the Passover Lamb, the sacrifice, not a martyr.

Just my 2 bits

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Andrea Mayer said...

What I think is sad, is that Abdul's best way out of being sentenced to death, was that they said he was mentally ill. That seems to take away the much of the glory that could have been recognized in God if people knew that he risked his life just because he knows that God's love is better than life. But people always need an excuse to be blind to God's greatness, and in the accusation of insanity, they found their excuse.

11:04 PM  

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