Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Martyrdom Today: What is Your Choice?

I read over at theblogprof of one Piotr Stanczak of Poland, who was kidnapped in Pakistan last September 28. The Pakistani Taliban gave him a choice: Convert to Islam, or be executed. He chose death.

The article does not give any details about Stanczak's faith, but that is not the main point of my post. The question he faced should cause us all to think: What if that were me? Would I be willing to stand on my faith in God if the guns were at my chest? Would I have the faith to say, as the three young Hebrew men said (Daniel 3:17), "Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us"?

May God help every Christian to have the faith needed when such a day comes.

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