First Person Life

2006-03-20

Afgan Facing Death Penalty for being Christian

Ok, just what kind of nations are we building when we overthrow governments? According to a BBC Article a man who converted to Christianity 16 years ago is on trial in Afganistan and could face the death penalty if he does not renounce his Christianity and reconvert to Islam.

"We will invite him again because the religion of Islam is one of tolerance. We will ask him if he has changed his mind. If so we will forgive him," the judge told the BBC on Monday.

But if he refused to reconvert, then his mental state would be considered first before he was dealt with under Sharia law, the judge added.


Here's a clue for those in the world who still think Islam is a "tolerant" religion. Just because they use the word doesn't mean that they use it properly. To translate what this demonically influenced judge said into a more modern english idiom, "Convert back to Islam, or else." In spite of the use of the word "tolerant," this isn't tolerance - it's coercive.

If this is the type of nations we're "building," aren't we thereby complicit in the murder of Christians through the agencies of these other nations? Isn't that part-and-parcel of being a citizen of a Representative Republic? We're all culpable for the actions of our government? Food for thought anyway.

In the mean time, I'm sure all of our prayers are with this man that God would deliver him from the clutches of the Evil One but more importantly, strengthen his faith and grant him perseverence in the face of whatever lies ahead that he may maintain a faithful witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God's peace be with you - brother.

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