Martyrs - A Roll Call; & Servants of God especially in need of prayer
. Pastor Hosein Soodmand - Iran
Haik Hovsepian - Iran: Superintendent of the Protestant churches in Iran
On January 19, 1994 Haik disappeared from the streets of Tehran. The authorities reported his death to his family on January 30th. He was stabbed 26 times in his chest.
After the martyrdom of Haik, several other Iranian believers, including Pastor Mehdi Dibadj, Pastor Tateos Mikaelian, and Pastor Mohammad Bagher Yusefi, also known as Pastor “Ravanbaksh” (soul giver) disappeared.
For more information about the Hovsepian Ministries visit www.hovsepian.com
. Kent Hovind - Founder of Creation Science Evangelism, Pensacola, FL (www.drdino.com): imprisoned in the USAofToday due to perversion of justice & judgment & government sponsored persecution of God's true servants.
To read what God has done through Kent during his outrageous incarceration visit www.cseblogs.com
. Martyrs & martyrdom - martyrs are those who are murdered for their faith in Christ Jesus, their refusal to renounce their faith in Christ Jesus. True martyrs never seek martyrdom, never, but when faced with the ultimatum of renouncing their faith in Jesus Christ or dying as faithful witnesses to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, they lay down their lives: Cassie Bernall was a true martyr to the truth of Jesus Christ, as was her precious classmate Rachel Scott.
Genuine martyrs and martyrdom are not to be confused with the newspeak that fills the nightly news broadcasts in the USA of Today, nor with the malicious malevolent propaganda used by the satanic promoters of terrorism to justify, glorify, and magnify the practice of committing terrorist bombings against targeted purported "enemies" of Islam (typically Jews), in the most stupid robotic way possible, with the only catch being that the bombers have to die in order to succeed in murdering others. The death of these bomb-carrying curriers, preferably ones seen as being stupid, unskilled, young, lackey, paeans, is a ridiculously cheap, small, bargain price to pay to accomplish the desired terror objectives as far as Yassir Arafat, Osama bin Laden, and myriad other terrorist VIPs, "great men," "prophets," and "holy men" are concerned; and Satan, their ultimate master feels exactly the same way. Destroyers have always been willing to sacrifice multitudes of "little people" to get what they want, "little people" whose lives are dirt-cheap, just look at the practices of Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolph Hitler, Adolph Himmler, Josef Goebbels, Hirohito & Tojo, Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin, Chairman Mao, Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Yassir Arafat, Saddam Hussein....
Martyrdom is the diametric opposite of the terrorist massacres committed by Islamic chattel and followers of Satan of any place and time.
If any people who have had the great misfortune to be born into and grow up in Islamist tyrannized countries want to learn what martyrdom actually is, there is a very simple way to do so, and that is for them to convert to Christianity! They will almost certainly be martyred for their faith, i.e., murdered for renouncing Islam, and cleaving to the one true God through faith in Jesus Christ (the only name given under heaven by which any of us may be saved)!
The number of Christian martyrs has risen staggeringly during the 20th and 21st centuries chiefly due to the rise of Satan's political system Communism, but also due to Satan's false religions, including the resurgence of Islam. During the brief time remaining prior to the victorious return of Jesus Christ, the world will witness the greatest measure of martyrdom of christians that there has ever been, as Satan wrests control of the world and seeks to destroy all who believe in Jesus Christ. All who refuse to take the number, or mark, or name of the beast in their forehead or hand will be martyred; and all who take the number, or mark, or name of the beast will suffer eternal damnation with Satan in the lake of fire and brimstone.
Prior to the martyrdom of Stephen, many Hebrew prophets, priests, and servants were martyred for faithfully serving God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.
Martyrs & Martyrdom - compared & contrasted with terrorist suicide bomber "martyrs"
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