Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Are you seriously willing to die for Christ? This man recently did.

Good day all, 
Just last week Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan's Minorities Minister and sole Christian Cabinet minister was assassinated.



In the interview, Mr. Bhatti said of Pakistani Islamists:
They want to impose their radical philosophy in Pakistan and whoever stands against their radical philosophy, they threaten them. When I’m leading this campaign against the Shariah laws and for the abolishment of [the] blasphemy law and speaking for the oppressed and marginalized, persecuted Christians and other minorities, these Taliban threaten me.
But I want to share that I believe in Jesus Christ, who has given his own life for us. I know what is the meaning of [the] cross and I’m following … the cross.
I’m ready to die for a cause. I’m living for my community and suffering people and I will die to defend their rights. So these threats and these warnings cannot change my opinion and principles. I will prefer to die for my principles and for the justice of my community rather to compromise.


*****Blogger fam, these kinds of things are happening everyday. While many of the people that call themselves Christians are worried about how they can use God to glorify self, this man reminds us that its ALL about Christ being glorified. *****


While on facebook this morning one of my mentors post this quote next to this story:
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God... something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. Being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!" - Philippians 2:3-8"



Have a blessed day. Chizzy D

16 comments:

Chizy K said...

wow... it still happens? RIP


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Chizzy D said...

im actually surprised it doesn't happen more often.

Sugabelly said...

He didn't die for Christ.

He just died because Muslims in Pakistan are fucking lunatics.

This is not a Christianity versus Islam issue.

The real issue is that Muslims want to have their cake and eat it.
They want to be completely intolerant of everyone else's religion but they don't want even the slightest criticism leveled against their religion.

That's why they killed him - because they thought it wrong that he was going to repeal laws that make it a criminal offense to criticise Islam or the prophet Mohammed.

This had nothing to do with Christ.

Rhapsody B. said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......
True courage is standing in spite of fear and moving forward, not many of us have that, we speak it put when it comes to following through and standing for one's convictions its a very different story. Not many can walk the talk.

thanks for sharing.
Peace.

Chizzy D said...

@sugabelly..thx for your input..This piece was not about putting Christians against Muslims, rather about a man who was fighting for the rights of persecuted Christians, he was threaten by the Taliban because of it.

His believe in Christ was the reason why he was fighting and the reason the reason why he said that "these threats and these warnings cannot change my opinion and principles. "

So it another words, YES!!!! It is 100% about Christ.

Chizzy D said...

@rhapsody B.....indeed!!! I pray that ppl that call them Christians would be doers and not just speakers.

Ibhade said...

His soul is finally at peace with our creator..i admire his courage, which i can't say i possess, nor our-so-called M.O.G in nigeria who walk with bodyguards!

@ilola said...

I was really sad when I heard this story but now, I am not sad again. The reason is because the guy knew they could kill him because of his belief in Christ, yet he was willing to lay down his life. They had killed one other Christian minister before him but this did not daunt him, he forged ahead. I guess to him, 'to live is Christ and to die is gain'. That is why I don't feel bad anymore.
I need to go and check myself in order to know if I am willing to die for Jesus.

Chizzy D said...

@nitty....you have a serious point.

@ilola....yes yes yes, he knew the risk yet never compromised.

you said: "the guy knew they could kill him because of his belief in Christ, yet he was willing to lay down his life. They had killed one other Christian minister before him but this did not daunt him, he forged ahead. I guess to him, 'to live is Christ and to die is gain'.
"
Chizzy D: Beautifully put, this is some modern day Paul type stuff and i am inspired.

Enyonam said...

Praise be to God, I am very encouraged by this testimony. I believe we are in the season of a revival and God is about to do a new thing, something very radical. Our voices will be heard and will be given the power to rule in the affairs of the nations to the glory of the God.

Thank you very much for sharing. You are always in my prayers.
Shalom!

Chizzy D said...

Hi Enyonam....Long time. I share your joy. Amen to what you have said.

By the way i tried to comment on your blog yesterday and it didn't work, i will try again today. It might have been my computer cause its been acting up lately.

Yankeenaijababe said...

The new testament and the story of Paul inspires me of true christians, this story is very uplifting and is what true religion is all about, may their souls rest in perfect peace...thanks for sharing girl.

Chizzy D said...

@yankeenaijababe....yessoo, it anything i hope his story inspires more to FULLY GIVE THEIR LIVES TO Christ.

Chizzy D said...

@enyonam...i figured it out, because i am using a new program(safari instead of my usually firefox), i had to wait a couple more seconds for my comment to accept.

businesslady said...

This story is so inspiring. It's definitely one of those stories that make you realize that there is more to life then what I complain about on a daily basis. May this man's courageous Spirit rest in the peace of Christ.

Nonye said...

@Sugabelly: this had everything to do with Christ. The man stood for the truth ("Christ") in spite of opposition.

This post got me thinking, especially the scripture quoted by your mentor, I pray to God to help me see others as much better than I am regardless of what my eyes see when I look at them.

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