Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Persecution and Courage
My online life has allowed me to meet people from all over the world. It is a joy to meet fellow believers who live in many countries. It is also an eye opener to hear the lives they live. Those of us in America have it very, very easy; yet we will not open our mouths to strangers to tell them the gospel. We are fat, dumb, and numb.
I have met one young person who did not meet another Christian for two years in his life. Can you imagine that? The only thing you have for two years as support is your bible. How many Americans would "remain" Christian under those circumstances? I suggest not very many.
Another person goes many sleepless nights trying to keep an online chatroom open to evangelize to others. Snippets of sleep are caught here and there. The evangelist needs another person who will help him with his chatroom responsibilities. The problem with finding help is that we Americans don't know enough about the religion that traps its people in idolatry and hatred. So we cannot help these evangelism efforts.
Organizing a march in New York City in October 2008 is another Christian's passion. He is standing up for his brothers and sisters who remain behind in Egypt. October 6 is a significant date for Egyptians, President Anwar al-Sadat was assassinated on that date in 1981. Today, Egypt continues to lie to the world community about its activities on treating non-Muslims.