Will You Stand?

I was researching the persecution of Christianity.  As I scanned through the dates and history I glanced over this heading:

Kenya

Islamic terrorists cornered people . . . .They instructed Muslims to leave. Then they shot those remaining non-Muslims, killing 39, and wounding 150.

I stopped and went back – Kenya – I wonder if my friends who live there know this history?

And then I stopped to read it instead of skimming past it:

Kenya

In 2013, Islamic terrorists cornered people in a shopping center in Nairobi using guns and grenades. They instructed Muslims to leave. Then they shot those remaining non-Muslims, killing 39, and wounding 150.

Yes folks.  We are posting in history.  What will students read about terrorists and Christian Martyrs in the early 21st Century?

Will we stand?  Will we deny our faith? Will we love our captors?  Will we kill them or pray for them?

Hebrews 11 NIV

There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins,destitute, persecuted and mistreated— 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.

hannahpraise

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