Monday, November 05, 2007

It's Deadly to Become a Christian in Egypt

I took some time to peruse the Christianity Today website today and came across this news-brief:

"An Egyptian convert to Christianity has gone into hiding following calls for his execution. Mohammed Hegazy, the first Muslim-background believer to seek to have his religion changed on his national ID card, has been threatened by clerics and, he claims, tortured by police. Though conversion is legal according to Egyptian law, many Muslims uphold an Islamic law that proscribes death for apostates."

Pray that our brother in Christ will stay faithful unto death that he might receive the crown of life (Rev. 2:10). And pray that we who live in such comfort would ever remember Hebrews 13:3, "Remember those in prison as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated since you also are in the body."

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