Posts Tagged ‘faith’
If this had happened in the United States, it might be on Nancy Grace for months. But Anmol Gemethi was murdered in India.
Every day Christians are being raped, tortured, and murdered in this world, yet here in the U.S., it’s rare to hear about these horrors on the evening news. Barnabas Aid and other sites track incidents of persecution and just featured this story, which was particularly sickening.
Today is the one year anniversary of American Saeed Abedini’s imprisonment in Iran. People are gathering at their state capitols and churches to pray for his release.
Saeed’s wife has written this piece about what their family is going through:
One year of abuse. One year of absence. (more…)
Somebody needs to hear this tonight.
Father’s Love Letter
An Intimate Message From God To You.
You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
I am familiar with all your ways.
Psalm 139:3 (more…)
Saeed Abedini, an American pastor imprisoned for his faith in Iran in violation of their laws, our laws, and multiple human rights treaties, is being tortured.
They might hang him.
Think about that. While most of us are sitting at home in a nice, comfortable chair leisurely browsing the web, one of our own is being beaten and put through hell. You’d think with Argo winning an Oscar for best picture among other awards that Saeed’s case would be getting more attention. It struck me as somewhat ironic that our First Lady, flanked by members of our military, announced this Oscar Sunday– for a movie dealing with hostages in Iran– while we actually have an American imprisoned and being tortured in Iran. (more…)
November 4th, 2012 is Suffering Church Sunday. This is an event promoted by the organization Barnabas Aid to raise awareness about the plight of Christians around the world. Christians are being murdered, raped, tortured, robbed, imprisoned, burned to death, and driven from their homes and even their countries right now.
In Western countries we enjoy such freedom that we might be oblivious to what our fellow human beings are going through for their faith elsewhere in the world, especially when the mainstream media rarely covers these events. This is an opportunity to tell the world what is happening to our brothers and sisters in the faith. Purely as a human rights issue we shouldn’t stand for this; how much more, as believers, are we called to stand up for what’s right? We are, regardless of our different denominations, a family. (more…)
Sherwood Baptist Church of Georgia has done it again.
It’s been nearly four months since the release of Sherwood’s fourth film, Courageous. I finally watched it this weekend and found that its tone was consistent with their 2006 football film Facing the Giants. It was a similar mix of laugh out loud hilarity and somber tearjerker scenes that result in deep self-reflection. The range of emotions captured in this film has a greater intensity than their previous films. It’s the kind of production you let play clear through the credits because you’re so absorbed in thinking about its message. (more…)