Real cost of being a believer

Recently (February 2015) we heard the terrible news of the martyrdom of the 21 young Egyptian Christian men in Libya, murdered at the hands of the Islamic death cult called ISIS, or Islamic State. For the full story JihadWatch or ChristianNews.com.au.

S video ... The Christians are led along the beach. Source: news.com.au

IS video … The Christians are led along the beach. Source: news.com.au

When the General Director of the Bible Society of Egypt, Ramez Atallah, heard this news the society very quickly put together a tract and printed more than one million copies. They have made them available in both Arabic and English. It features a poem entitled “Two Rows by the Sea.” The following an English adaptation of the poignant poem on the tract:

Two rows of men walked the shore of the sea,
On a day when the world’s tears would run free,
One a row of assassins, who thought they did right,
The other of innocents, true sons of the light,
One holding knives in hands held high,
The other with hands empty, defenseless and tied,
One row of slits to conceal glaring-dead eyes,
The other with living eyes raised to the skies,
One row stood steady, pall-bearers of death,
The other knelt ready, welcoming heaven’s breath,
One row spewed wretched, contemptible threats,
The other spread God-given peace and rest.
A Question…
Who fears the other?
The row in orange, watching paradise open?
Or the row in black, with minds evil and broken?


This is just another sign of real persecution for Christians ahead.  Are you prepared?

2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Job 13:15 Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him: but I will maintain mine own ways before Him. (KJVER)

Contact: The Bible Society of Egypt for more information

Download the Arabic edition here.

Download the English edition here.

About John Gideon Hartnett

Dr John G. Hartnett is an Australian physicist and cosmologist, and a Christian with a biblical creationist worldview. He received a B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. (with distinction) in Physics from The University of Western Australia, W.A., Australia. He was an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) fellow at the University of Adelaide, with rank of Associate Professor. Now he is retired. He has published more than 200 papers in scientific journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.
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