Saturday, June 25, 2011

They Loved Not Their Lives Unto The Death


 Tony Miano wrote a blog post with a link to an article in World Magazine about a man in Afghanistan who was beheaded because he converted to Christianity. Fabio, an Italian student living in London, gave this response:

"Christians worldwide - both in the west and in the rest of the world - are merely reaping what they've been sowing for the past two millennia. Don't get me wrong, I do not condone violence, particularly when religiously motivated. Nor do I consider Islam as any worthier of respect.

However, looking at the history of Christianity, you can't deny that whatever is happening to Christians worldwide has a clearly Karmic ring to it. And I don't even believe in Karma. One can only hope Christians of all denominations will take the hint."

 Here is my response to his comment that "Christians are merely reaping what they have been sowing for the past two millenia":

"Christ's church, at the direction of her risen Lord, has been sowing the seed of the word of God for the past two millennia. This seed has been bearing fruit, as those who have received it are translated out of the kingdom of darkness and into Christ's kingdom. This puts Satan into a rage, as he wages war against the church, those whom Christ has redeemed out of his dark kingdom." 

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. (Rev. 12:11)

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