Friday, January 09, 2009

Living their best life now

From Christian News Today:

Algerian Christians Found Guilty of Proselytizing Muslims

Four defendants receive fines and suspended sentences, two others acquitted.

By Peter Lamprecht

ISTANBUL, An Algerian court gave four Christians suspended sentences and fines today for seeking to convert Muslims to Christianity, a Protestant church leader said.
The case is one of several that have sparked local media and French government claims that Algeria is repressing its Christian minority, which numbers 10,000 according to conservative estimates.

A court in Tiaret city, 150 miles southwest of Algiers, gave Rachid Muhammad Seghir a six-month suspended sentence and a 200,000-dinar (US$3,282) fine. He was originally charged with “distributing documents to shake the faith of Muslims.”

Read rest of story here


Praise God that they have been released and only got suspended sentences. These four Christians know that witnessing in these type of countries can lead to being arrested and sometimes even death; but they witness anyway.


Because they are Christians.

They seek to save the lost. They take seriously the command to go into all nations and preach the Gospel to every creature. They are the ones who, in the words of Mark Cahill, go down into the well. Cahill says that not everyone can go down into the well...but you can help hold the rope so someone else can go.

If you can't go to other nations (or your own town) give and pray for those who can. 150,000 people on the average die every day and most of those people are headed to Hell.

Remember, wide is the road that leads to destruction and many are on it.

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