Thursday, March 23, 2006

Afghan man to die for his Christian Faith

Have you heard about Abdul Rahman? He's a 41-year-old Afghan man who may be sentenced to die because sixteen years ago he rejected Islam, a capital crime in Afghanistan, in order to accept Christianity.

Now (doubtless under international pressure), they are saying he may not be executed because he surely must be insane. But, as a friend of mine pointed out, look at his face . . . and then look at the faces of the men behind him. Who looks psychologically healthy?

You can read the entire story here.

Let's remember to pray for this brother . . . and thank God for the countries which allow their people the freedom to worship as they please.



Carrie said...

Just wanted to let you know my copy of Magdalene came today - I am so excited to start it! Thanks!

Ruth said...

This whole story is just chilling. It can be so easy as a believer to fall into complacency here in the US, and then to read about this man's story and realize he is being tried and we share the SAME's been a powerful wake-up call.

Betsy said...

The example he sets for the world is so powerful.