May 16, 2007 Matthew

Christians in Pakistan Threatened by Islamists

News appeared today of a tiny Christianity minority in North West Pakistan that has been recently threatened by militant Islamists. The Christian community received a letter stating that they have to convert to Islam by Thursday or face the consequences. It was stated that some have left but that the 500 families, currently living in fear, have called on the government for protection which, at this point, has been deemed insufficient.

Let us pray then for strength for these brothers and sisters to stand fast in the face of this fear. Fear is a much greater attack on our souls than any carnal weapon. Fear and doubt are cunningly and unremittingly used by the host of Satan more than anything else each and every day, but as it is written, “..take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm!” (Eph 6:13)

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