Thursday, November 20, 2008

What Would You Do If You Were Faced With Imminent Death For Your Beliefs?

What would you do if someone stuck a gun in your face and told you to deny your faith?

Are you prepared for that moment?

It actually happens to Christians are the world.

This story is originally from The Voice Of The Martyrs. Let this story be an encouragement and a challenge to us.....


They were singing choruses when the two soldiers entered with rifles. The service came to a halt as the Russian soldiers stared at the believers with wild eyes.

"What are you doing here?" they shouted. "Worshipping your imaginary God?" The church members cowered in the pews, wondering if there were more soldiers and more guns outside.

"All those who are faithful to God, move to the right side of the church," said one of the soldiers, his face a mask of hatred. "You will be shot for your faith. You who wish to go home and keep your life, stand on the left side. You must decide to live or die. Those who are faithful to this 'God' will die. Those who deny him can live freely."

Ten minutes earlier, everyone had sung praises equally. Now it was a question of life and death. Some stood to the left, looking sadly or waving apologetically to those on the right. Some stood on the right, their eyes closed in last-minute prayers.

"You on the left are free to go," one of the soldiers said moments later. Those people filed out, taking one last look at those who would soon be dead.

When only those on the right remained, the soldiers put down their weapons. "We, too, are Christians," they said, "but we wish to worship without hypocrites."

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