I was watching Locked Up Abroad and there were two Australians who were kidnapped for over a year. At the six month point, they felt they must convert to being Muslims in a fake way, so they could survive. They worried that they couldn't pull it off properly and would be killed.
I guess they pulled it off enough, but that didn't earn them anything, they were still captives and treated the same way.
I thought to myself, what's the point?
I really do not believe I'd convert to my captors faith just to stay alive. Giving up my faith is the complete betrayal of myself and I know/feel that God can and might protect me if it's his will. If not, then I die for better.
Then I also thought, of course I can say all this now, but what if I'm in the situation? Peter didn't think he would betray Jesus. He was adamant to anger that he wouldn't and not even a awhile yet, and he was born in another century from Jesus right?
However I like to think on these things and what I might do, so that if such a situation arises, I'll remember to hold strong....
So this quote below was spot on when I saw it today:
Earlier in Acts, the apostle Paul knew that he was to preach the gospel to Caesar, so he was on a ship to Rome as a prisoner.
But a storm has caused them to go off track. They crash into a reef and it seems that Paul’s life is in danger, yet God uses an unlikely candidate to help.
If God can use a Roman centurion to protect Paul, how much more can God use your boss, co-workers, or complete strangers to make sure that you make it on your journey?
Don’t make the mistake of limiting what or who God will use to accomplish His purposes.
The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners to prevent any of them from swimming away and escaping. But the centurion wanted to spare Paul’s life and kept them from carrying out their plan. He ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and get to land. The rest were to get there on planks or on other pieces of the ship. In this way everyone reached land safely. – Acts 27:42-44 (NIV)
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