(Tea Party 247) – Christians in America have become way too comfortable and complacent. When we look around at the state of our current culture and society we truly have no one to blame but ourselves. We, as Christians, have stopped speaking out against sin and have slowly begun to accept what is wrong as normal just because we’re afraid to be labeled as “hateful.”
Meanwhile, Christians all around the world are targeted and persecuted violently every day. One pastor in Nigeria was just recently kidnapped and beheaded because he is a Christian and refused to denounce God.
The Christian Post reports:
Andimi was declared missing on Jan. 3 following a raid by the Islamic extremist group in Michika. Video posted online appears to show Andimi being forced into a vehicle by his captors.
Days later, Andimi was seen in a video released by his captors calling on fellow Christian leaders and state government officials to secure his release.
Despite the situation, Andimi said in the video that he was not discouraged because “all conditions that one finds himself is in the hand of God.”
“By the grace of God, I will be together with my wife and my children and all my colleagues,” he said. “If the opportunity has not been granted, maybe it is the will of God.”
On Monday, local sources disclosed to ministry partners in the United States that Andimi was murdered.
A source told the U.S.-based nongovernmental organization Save the Persecuted Christians that Andimi’s family was notified about the pastor’s death by the CAN office in the Adamawa state on Monday.
“They have slaughtered him in Sambisa forest,” a source told Save the Persecuted Christians, according to the nonprofit’s Executive Director Dede Laugesen. “They murdered him because he refused to renounce his faith. And because they couldn’t raise the money for his ransom.”
The local source, whose name could not be revealed for security reasons, told Save the Persecuted Christians that Andimi’s captors demanded 2 million euros in exchange for his release. However, the under-served church community was only able to raise 2 million nairas (4,969.88 euros).
This tragedy is not an isolated incident. Christians are regularly kidnapped and murdered because of their faith. This pastor had died a martyr for Christ but so many Christians in the US aren’t even willing to regularly attend church. What a sad reality.
Sadly, Andimi was not the only Christian leader murdered this week.
Pastor of the Lutheran Church of Nigeria, Denis Bagauri, was reportedly killed by unknown gunmen in his home in the Nassarawo Jereng of Mayobelwa Local Government Area of Adamawa State Sunday night, according to The Daily Post.
Christianity is something people around the world are willing to die for and this should serve as yet another reminder just how much the world hates Christians and how good we have it here in America.
President Trump has been defending our religious freedoms since being elected but how many Christians in America even care? How many of us are even willing to defend our faith in the face of hateful leftists?