As Christians we must never forget what following Christ truly means. Often we are prompted to reflect on difficult topics. We must make seemingly impossible decisions as we embrace a Savior who (by His own admission) is not accepted in a rapidly deteriorating world.
When we read in Scripture or in history books of early believers and the sacrifices they made for their faith it’s easy to draw a disconnect. Could those events possibly happen in modern times? And if so, would it realistically unfold here in America and not the Holy Land?
Scripture promises these things will happen. There is a very real possibility we will see this in our lifetime, even very soon -- if we have not already.
Case in point: the recent death of American missionary John Allen Chau on the North Sentinel Island. For years Chau had been telling his friends and family about his passion to proclaim the Gospel to this remote tribe which is part of India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands. But, the Sentinelese do not welcome outsiders. Trespassers to the island have been killed in recent years including two poachers who washed up on shore unknowingly.
The tribe is heavily guarded by their neighbor India who long has maintained an “eyes on, hands off” approach in an effort to protect their ancient way of life.
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