March 31, 2016
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is unstoppable. Consider what happened last year when 21 Christians were beheaded on a beach along the shores of the Mediterranean:
Undaunted by the slaughter of 21 Christians in Libya, the director of the Bible Society of Egypt saw a golden gospel opportunity. “We must have a Scripture tract ready to distribute to the nation as soon as possible,” Ramez Atallah told his staff the evening an ISIS-linked group released its gruesome propaganda video. Less than 36 hours later, “Two Rows by the Sea” (the story of the Libyan victims) was sent to the printer. One week later, 1.65 million copies (had) been distributed in the Bible Society’s largest campaign ever.
We weep with the families of those slain and pray for their killers. But we also rejoice that what man planned for evil, God has used for good (Genesis 50:20).
Yet even as human evil can be employed by the Lord of all for His glory, He never excuses or countenances it, and He calls on His people to oppose it (see, as just one of many scriptural examples, Psalm 82:3-4).
That’s why FRC and our allies Voice of the Martyrs, Open Doors, In Defense of Christians, and the Institute on Religion and Democracy are hosting “Stand with the Persecuted Sunday” on April 17th.
We are calling on churches across America to “view a brief, two-minute video, distribute a special bulletin insert, and spend time in prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters internationally.”
To learn how your church can participate, go to http://frc.org/stand. Stand with “the least of these, His brethren,” and thereby stand with the unstoppable Lord Jesus Himself.