Thursday, November 21, 2013

Shot in the Head by Islamists for Refusing to Deny Christ

Stories like these about brave Christians refusing to deny Christ even under threat of torture and death are allowed by the Lord to strengthen us in our most holy faith. We should always ask ourselves, "How would I respond?" And sensing our own weakness, we should be humbled in our prayers to God, seeking His grace and strength.

ICC — 11/20/2013

ICC Note: This brave brother in Christ survived certain death to share his story of persecution and faith in Jesus. Pray for him and all those suffering the evil of Boko Haram in Nigeria.

11/20/2013 Nigeria (Codewit World News) - This man, Habila Adamu, was shot in his head after he refused to deny Christ by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. But he survived and is here to share the love of Christ to the world.

Boko Haram is an Islamic jihadist militant organization based in the northeast Nigeria. The group came to Adamu because he is a Christian.

“They wanted me to deny Jesus. They want to ‘Islamitize’ Nigeria. That is why they are targeting Christians,” he said in a CBN video posted on YouTube.

"Agree to deny your faith you will be safe. If you don’t agree to do it, they will kill you,” he added.

And that is how he answered why he chose to stand his ground and refused to deny Christ.“What can separate us from the love of Christ? Is it hardship? Is it persecution? Is it sword? No. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ,” he said.

“Christ did something for me and all the people in the world. We are sinners! We are condemned criminals! We are supposed to die! But He took all these burdens! He paid for our debts! He died for us! Why can I not submit to Jesus? That is what I did. I stood for him!”