23 March, 2006

To Bear Witness

Is your faith genuine enough to die for it? Ask yourself whether your relationship with Christ is worth your own life.


Droll Flood said...

“Is your faith genuine enough to die for it?”
Aren’t all beliefs ultimately unto death? If the unbeliever isn’t willing to die now they’ll die before God in Judgement. Now that would be foolish martyrdom.
It’s not a matter whether or not a person is willing to die for their beliefs, it’s what their beliefs are compared to God’s word.

“The US made a subdued appeal for him to be allowed to practise his faith - but stressed it did not want to interfere.”
In light of an earlier post on this blog concerning religion and the state(?), this appeal the US made is essentially worthless. Why all of a sudden does the US not want to interfere? Did not democracy demand its presence over in Afghanistan and interfered? See how impotent ‘pluralism’ is!

“Canada has called on Afghanistan to meet its human rights obligations”.
Is not Christianity becoming illegal in Canada? Canada's human rights are one can do whatever their totally depraved hearts want to do, unchecked by God's law. But what about the Afghani's human rights to not have to endure God's law?

“US President George Bush only recently visited Kabul, praising the country's emergence from years of oppression under the Taleban.”
Yes, Afghanistan. You have made considerable progress. You now will democratically kill Christ’s people.

Droll Flood said...

"But what about the Afghani's human rights to not have to endure God's law?"
-Nor endure Christ's people.

tam said...

while discussing exclusive psalmody with someone (they were not convinced of it)a year or so ago they asked me if i would die for the doctrine. i said yes. any of God's truth is worth dying for, as God makes Himself known in it(i think it would be breaking the 3rd commandment, and the 1st, and 2nd in this case). Christ will confess us before the Father if we confess Him, but will deny us if we deny Him.

Mat 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

Shorter Catechism
Q. 54. What is required in the third commandment?
A. The third commandment requireth the holy and reverent use of God’s names, titles, attributes, ordinances, Word, and works.
Q. 55. What is forbidden in the third commandment?
A. The third commandment forbiddeth all profaning or abusing of anything whereby God maketh himself known.

Mark said...

Kinda makes you realize just how good we have it here. We (rightfully) bemoan the decline of Christian morality in the U.S., but our idea of being persecuted is being made fun of on "Will and Grace". This case really ought to be a wake-up call to the American church - both for perspective and in what sort of governments we support. (We did, after all, help set up the current Afghan government.)

That's not to say that Mr. Rahman himself ought to be overlooked. It's already being politicized, which is sickening. His courage and faithfulness are great examples, we can learn from him over here. But more so, we can pray for him.

Jonathan Moorhead said...

An electric chair is much too tame. The death I envisage is from an eastern sword, or dull knife.