Saturday, June 17, 2006

Faith sometimes brings persecution

This week in the Persecution Blog Carnival #5, Christian, Think wrote an article entitled “The Cost”, asking what your faith has cost you recently.

I know scripture says that all who live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. (II Timothy 3:12). But, has our faith cost us here in America anything like it has cost those in other parts of the world who confess Christ Jesus as their personal Saviour?

He shared about the two men who shared the Jesus film with a woman and her neighbors. They were reported, and as a result, they face 3 and 3 ½ years in prison for showing the Jesus film in a Buddist home in Bhutan.

These two Christian men are asking that their story be told in order to bring international pressure on the government of Bhutan to get their release. They were given 10 days for an appeal for bail recently, and fight the case with a good lawyer. But, they say the government is always right; we are always wrong. They believe there will be no winning the case unless there is intervention from “on high”.

Go here to contact the government officials and politely ask them to release Benjamin and John from prison. Benjamin is married and has 3 children. John is married and has one child.

Please do not be forceful or belligerent as such attitudes may cause the government of Bhutan to harden its stance towards these prisoners.
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