Afghan Man To Be Executed To Be Released

**Update 3**: Sorry about not being quite on top of the news. Busy afternoon yesterday, and another busy day today. But, believe me, it’s worth missing a little exciting news. If you hadn’t heard, which is improbable, Abdul will be released (hopefully). Here’s the link.

**Update 2**: “They want to sentence me to death and I accept it,” says Abdul, “but I am not a deserter and not an infidel. I am a Christian which means I believe in the Trinity.”

Awesome.

**Update**: Okay, just in case you hadn’t heard, the Afghan government is calling Abdul “crazy and unfit for trial.” Sure. Of course. I mean, seriously, anyone who says they are anything other than muslim is crazy. Now that’s a message to send to the world!

Please be in prayer for this man. Pray that he will not denounce his faith because he is facing death. Pray that peace will come over him, and that his faith will be strengthened. Pray that he truly is saved.

Jaqui at Unconformed has a great roundup on this issue, which is a fantastic reminder to those of us who live with relatively no persecution. Certainly not persecution like this. I think it must make us wonder why we are not being persecuted, and it must make us ask ourselves whether or not we are willing to die for our faith.

8 responses to “Afghan Man To Be Executed To Be Released”

  1. Jacqui says:

    Hey, thanks Tim!

  2. Palm Boy says:

    Hey,
    he’s not going to be executed! What are you inflaming the issue for?

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/03/24/060324192407.6b67boyy.html

  3. Dakota says:

    Palmboy:

    Tim wrote this post on March 23. It wasn’t until yesterday (March 25) that he was released, and we only heard he was going to be released the day before (March 24). So Tim was only reporting what we knew on March 23…might help if you checked the date line next time.

  4. Agent Tim says:

    Exactly :-D. But thanks for the link…

  5. Thanks for talking about persecution. It’s a topic we don’t address enough.

    Suzanne Eller

  6. Hey Tim!

    Great post! I didn’t hear they were goin to release the guy, although I know pressure was mounting to do that. Praise GOD!

    Makes me wonder if he hadn’t stood up for his faith (in the face of death) how he would be feeling right now? Imagine, denying your faith in Christ to stay alive…and then being released. It’s like you’ve been given your “old life” back, as opposed to the new one Christ purchased for us.

    The Faith of GOD’s people will always be TESTED. We will likely be found faithless sometime, but to deny HIM is another thing altogether.

    Mr. P. (American Patriot / KP’s dad)

  7. Ken says:

    Thanks for the link, palm boy! Btw: Good article! 🙂

    Ken

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