Rev. Majed El Shafie is a Christian who was arrested, tortured and imprisoned for a year and a half in Cairo, Egypt because of his Christian faith. He now spends his time and energy speaking out and fighting on behalf of the Christians around the world who are currently being persecuted for their faith.
Last year 165,000 Christians were murdered because they were Christians. We simply must not close our eyes and look the other way.
Jesus command in Matthew 25:36 to “visit Him when He is in prison” was a command told in the context of Matthew 24, 25.
Specifically in regards to people who would be taken to prison, persecuted because they were Christians. He doesn’t just say, “when you do it to the least of these”.. he says the least of these “brothers of mine”.
When He says in Matthew 25:26 that “you came unto me when I was in prison”. The word for “came unto” means to come before, and there is an element in the original language that means to “come before the public”. 165,000 Christians were murdered and the vast majority can not come before the public on their own. As Christians part of our duty, our honor, is to bring these stories before the public. Via twitter, facebook, blogs, we have an opportunity like never before to “come unto” the least of these brothers of Jesus, and bring in front of the public.
Please spread the word, I hope you’ll join us on Sunday November 6. For directions and information about Conduit Church you can go to www.conduitchurch.com