Pakistani Christians falsely accused of crimes with the promise of acquittal upon conversion again demonstrate Islam’s true face as a political system.
“Almost all the accused Christians told the prosecutor that they would prefer to die than renounce their faith in Christ.”
Recently at an anti-terrorism court in Lahore, a public prosecutor told 42 Christian prisoners that if they converted to Islam, he could guarantee that they would be acquitted. The father of one of the accused believers told Morning Star News that none of the Christians caved to the pressure.
The Christians are accused of taking part in the lynching of two Muslims, suspected terrorists who appeared to be involved in a double suicide bombing which killed 17 people at Christ Church Youhanabad and St. John’s Catholic Church on March 15, 2015. All of the jailed Christians claim to have been falsely implicated in the case. Relatives of the accused have also shared that shortly after the lynching, police took several Christians into private cells and tortured them.
Praise God, the prosecutor who was pressuring conversion has been removed from the case – his actions embarrassed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who only a few days before had publicly condemned the forced conversion of minorities in Pakistan.
“But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak.”
— Matthew 10:19
5/1 — Pray for the acquittal of all 42 Christians in Lahore, Pakistan falsely accused of lynching two Muslims involved in the bombing of two Christian churches.
5/2 — Ask God to comfort and provide for the families of the 17 Christians who were martyred in the bombing of two Christian churches in Lahore.
5/3 — Pray that God would protect Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, who risks his life to uphold minority rights in Pakistan. Pray too for his salvation.
5/4 — Pray for encouragement, assurance and provision of needs for the families of the 42 falsely imprisoned Christians in Lahore.
5/5 — Ask God to protect the Christians in Pakistan from the fiery darts of Satan with His shield of faith.
5/6 — Pray for the witness of Pakistani believers to light the way for their persecutors to repent of their sin and receive Christ as their Savior.
5/7 — Ask God to enable Christians in Pakistan to avoid bitterness and rest in the joy of their salvation.
5/8 — Pray for the growth and protection of the Body of Christ in Pakistan, and for believers around the globe to faithfully intercede on their behalf.