Most of the christians don't realize the gift they are born with: to be a christian.We often forget to go to church,to praise the Lord and to preach His word.These are so simple things we could do but we don't because maybe we are too lazy,we say we don't have time or we have other "better" things to do.
If we will realize in this world there are christians who face persecutions and killing just for being a christian,maybe we will appreciate more the freedom we have to practice our faith.
Yes,we have christian brothers and sisters in the most unaxpectable places in the world. They risk their lifes for leaving islam and for converting to christianity but they don't stop practicing their new faith. How come they have so much love for Christ in a world where they are not allowed to believe in Him as the Son of God? Where does this faith come from?
We have 10000 churches,we can read 10000 christian books but we don't care.They have no church and no christian books but yet they are ready to suffer for Jesus.
After you will read the stories of these 2 saudi converted christians who faced death and prison maybe you will appreciate more the freedom you have in practicing your faith.I am very touched by their stories and so happy to know i have so faithful brothers and sisters who are not afraid of death when is about to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord.
You can read here 2 of the latest letters wrote by her:
After this incident,Fatima closed herself in her room and she wrote this poem.After that she was killed.
A poem written by Fatima before to be killed
May the Lord Jesus guide you, Oh Muslims
And enlighten your hearts that you might love others
The forum does not revile the Master of the prophets
It is for the display of truth, and for you it was revealed
This is the truth which you do not know
What we profess are the words of the Master of the prophets
We do not worship the cross, and we are not possessed
We worship the Lord Jesus, the Light of the worlds
We left Mohammed, and we do not follow in his path
We followed Jesus Christ, the Clear Truth
Truly, we love our homeland, and we are not traitors
We take pride that we are Saudi citizens
How could we betray our homeland, our dear people?
How could we, when for death - for Saudi Arabia - we stand ready?
The homeland of my grandfathers, their glories, and odes - for it I am writing
And we say, "We are proud, proud, proud to be Saudis"
We chose our way, the way of the rightly guided
And every man is free to choose any religion
Be content to leave us to ourselves to be believers in Jesus
Let us live in grace before our time comes
There are tears on my cheek, and Oh! the heart is sad
To those who become Christians, how you are so cruel!
And the Messiah says, "Blessed are the Persecuted"
And we for the sake of Christ all things bear
What is it to you that we are infidels?
You do not enter our graves, as if with us buried
Enough - your swords do not concern me, not evil nor disgrace
Your threats do not trouble me, and we are not afraid
And by God, I am unto death a Christian - Verily
I cry for what passed by, of a sad life
I was far from the Lord Jesus for many years
Oh History record! and bear witness, Oh Witnesses!
We are Christians - in the path of Christ we tread
Take from me this word, and note it well
You see, Jesus is my Lord, and He is the Best of protectors
I advise you to pity yourself, to clap your hands in mourning
See your look of ugly hatred
Man is brother to man, Oh learned ones
Where is the humanity, the love, and where are you?
As to my last words, I pray to the Lord of the worlds
Jesus the Messiah, the Light of Clear Guidance
That He change notions, and set the scales of justice aright
And that He spread Love among you, Oh Muslims
Join Fatima's facebook page HERE
Eid Gamal -director for human rights, declarations about him:
“He is mentally not stable, because he had the courage to say in his blog that he is a Christian,” . “Anyone in his right mind in Saudi Arabia wouldn’t do that.”
“Arabic countries are the worst on the list of censoring the Internet and are at the top of the list of antagonizing the freedom of the Internet,” . “But the Internet is still a good venue, because people are still able to express their views despite the government’s effort to curtail their efforts.”
You can read here one of his article about how he had discovered Jesus Christ:
A Christian Saudi,
22nd of December 2008
My experience: I left Islam (for the rotten feelings inside) and placed my faith in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.” (Matthew 7:15-17)
I was walking on a Friday morning during a weekend holiday in Saudi, in a place called (Bilsafa), in the heart of Medina. It's usually a place where executions are held for murders and drug dealers. According to Mohammad's cruel teaching, the law distinguishes between the noble (high class) and the poor (low class) in its practice. (This idea seems to refer to how the Sharia Law is applied more harshly against the lower class than the high)
I was drawn by a gathering of people and I realized that today there was an execution. It's not the custom of the Saudi government to announce executions way ahead of time – it was a surprise for me. My curiosity drew me to the middle of the gathering to see the executions myself. It was the first time in my life I had watched an execution. There were three people from Pakistan, who were going to be executed. The Saudi regime is proud to apply the Sharia Law in executing people who are drug dealers. Before the executioner lifted his sword (to cut their necks) I looked very closely at the faces of the victims (they're filled with sorrow). They didn’t appear to be criminals. They looked very young in their age and their bodies were skinny. They were thin due to the living conditions in Pakistan. I don't think anyone from the audience can forget the victim's facial expressions.
I couldn’t get the images of those men out of my mind even several days after the execution. At that moment I felt fear as I pictured the sword going through their neck. Some people are ignorant about the situation in Saudi with drug smuggling (a very shameful act and spreading in large numbers). The authorities have executed these people, starting from the poor local Saudi people, and then including the poor from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria and the smuggler from the third world. Local people are complaining about the shameful way of spreading drugs in their country.
The Princes are the ones who do the smuggling of drugs to our country. The profits go straight to the princes in a kingdom filled with silent corruption – and Islam. Maybe you'll ask me why the authority in Saudi condemns these people and executes them. It is on behalf of a prince whose case was published a couple years ago. The French government arrested him for smuggling large quantities of drugs. The Saudi used all their influence to get him out and bring him back to the Kingdom with dignity and honor.
When I start to study carefully the history of Islam, I found injustice (has passed through their heritage) is rooted in the upbringing of this religion. In Islam, since the time of the Caliphate through the time of the Umayyad and Abbasid Empires to the present Saudi Kingdom, there has been injustice and corruption. The satanic teaching is honored by corruption, oppression and injustice and his dictated according to your place in the pecking order (classes).
It's a successful way for the oppressor, using his dictatorship, to make those in high places honored. These people live in a high tower (like a pirate ready to pounce) and the eater of human flesh. They want to continue to crush people that are already heavily burdened and convince them it's for their good.
I have found Mohammad himself is an example of this awful injustice. When he distributes his wealth from his invasions he allows his close friends to prosper while those distant from him suffer. During the battle of Badr, he pardoned those close to him who did not to fight. Mohammad continued to pardon them while he invaded Mecca. The sword Mohammad made killed black Arabs after he conquered (Tabuk) and (A'ta'if) and other villages. Village dwellers not related to Mohammad were not pardoned. Muhammad was hospitable to the people of Mecca because they were all relatives and yet they were one of the strongest Arab warriors and opposed his message.
In my comparison of Islam there I have arrived at the following: Muhammad built Islam on a foundation of injustice that was governed by dictators. From this I know: these poor Pakistani's were executed by Islamic law because they were poor and are not lucky to have money, prestige and control over (no power to defend) themselves. This is why they were killed by Muhammad's satanic law instead of the princes in high places who are guilty of the crime.
These great dictators who apply the justice in Saudi, who are recognized by the human rights organization, published a report saying that the executions in Saudi are targeting the poor Saudi and the foreigner only. By applying this law it seems clear that these people are indebted to Saudi. Saudi is the place where Islam was birthed and the revealing of the Qur'an. This makes them always proud to carry out their Islamic Law.
This law, that people in Saudi live under, is yoked and it is destroying the country with injustice. Further, it as brought about (perishing) of the worshipper and the spending of wealth and corruption of the society.
The realities of the Saudis today, which live under the Islamic law, are disillusioned of the reality of free thought. The windows of freedom will ignite their thinking which is not allowed. To have freedom of thought is to be an infidel to the law.
Therefore, Al Saud puts chains (limitations) on literature, media and intelligence coming in to the country. This does not include the millions of internet websites blocked from the Saudi populous. They forbid their people from free thought keeping them under Islamic Law. They remind the population that their religion is fighting the Lord in the name of the Lord (this is a description of how Islam is fighting for "Allah" but in reality their actually fighting against Him)
The Saudi leaders sacrifice their people on an altar surrounded by dictators. My mind couldn't stop asking questions and looking for answers to my questions. During my vacations I use to travel and read comparative religious works. Also, I would critique the religion of Muhammad. I purchased a gospel of Jesus and always give it away to someone before I go back to Saudi Arabia. To go back to Saudi with these books is a crime that cannot be forgiven. You will be thrown into a dark pit in their prisons.
After I examined Islam and searched through it, I asked, what kind of a prophet from God would cut the necks, poke the eyes and take the children of his enemy as his own slaves? What kind of prophet would take the wives of his enemies to be his (and his soldiers) sex slaves? What kind of a religion from God would cause an unending flow of blood from innocent people? Muhammad killed the Arabic tribes that rebelled against him and then he killed the Jews and Christians. Following this, Abu Bakr, his successor, killed the Muslims who didn't pay their share. Then the Muslims themselves killed each other in an unforgiving war so they can spread Islam (as in the battle of Jamal and Sufin and between the rivers). Out of this fighting hundreds and thousands (from men to women to children) were killed. All this blood was poured out within two years of Muhammad's death. What kind of a Lord thirsts for that quantity of blood and evil?
For me, when I started to research for the tangible and intellectual truth, that the Muslim scholar claims is in the Qur'an, I found that the Qur'an was just an illusion. The Qur'anic verses and the Hadith, talking about the universe (astronomy), and how every day the sun, goes under the throne of God. Our night and day is a result of the earth's rotation and its rotation around the sun. (According to the Qu’ran and the Hadith) the first Adam was about 70 cubits high – almost as high as a tall building. Nor has science proven from the antiquity that black caraway seeds healed every sickness (as the Qu’ran teaches). It didn't prove their effectiveness in many present day sicknesses nor did it fight against any sicknesses in the time of Muhammad himself!
When I read the gospel it touched my heart (the hunger in my heart) concerning the justice of the Lord. I felt the compassion of the Lord which is opposite to that of Muhammad – Muhammad's is an artificial compassion similar to the wolf's compassion to the lamb! When I studied the gospel I sensed the justice of the Lord; a justice that can transform people from within in a practical way. However, Muhammad, with his oppression, has sealed the mouths of those that wish to speak of true justice.
There was an adulterous woman brought before Jesus. The leaders wanted to trick Jesus but in Jesus compassion he loved the sinner. He told the religious leaders "whoever is without sin, let him cast the first stone". They all knew they were sinners and they left one after the other (starting from the elders). When Christ was alone with this sinner he asked "where are those that have condemned you…is there anyone accusing you now"? She said "no master" and Jesus said "then I will not condemn you, go sin no more".
How complete is the justice of the Lord? The Lord of (dignity and glory) gave hope to this woman instead of being stoned ending her life. Here, Jesus gave her a new life and another chance so she can repent and receive eternal life. Why not save my soul from the (ravenous) jaw of Muhammad and become a Christian?
A man went to Muhammad and told him he was committing adultery. Muhammad ordered him to be stoned immediately without even considering forgiveness or allowing the sinner to repent. This is the opposite of Jesus' response to the sinner. Salvation has not come to me only through the teaching of Jesus, the one who rescued me, but also from my observation of the Islamic epidemic in Saudi removing all value and worth from the people.
Jesus has removed the (black) cloud from my eyes but that cloud remains thick over the eyes of my countrymen in Saudi. This has lead me to pursue missions amongst my own countrymen (the ones I love) to proclaim Jesus among them. I will do this regardless of the challenge and danger for (Jesus) sake.
The Virgin Mary held me in her arms like a baby sleeping. After which, (she) led me to Father Khalid who, by the peace and grace of the Lord, baptized me.