Published on February 25th, 2020
Officials in Algeria have shut down some churches by sealing the doors shut so Christians can’t enter. (See the photo.) Most of the people in Algeria are Muslims.
Muslims noticed what was happening to Christians and how the Christians responded. One day a young Muslim man left a note at the door of one of the closed churches.
The note said:
“To close a church is something unacceptable. It is for this reason that I stand with you in your noble and just fight. I applaud each Christian for being committed to their religion, since being a Christian in our society requires sacrifices. You are Christians even though society scorns you, even though sometimes your family does too. I am sure that Jesus is proud of you because at times you must lay aside the things that are important to you to follow his path. All my respect for all of you.”
To Talk About
*What do you think the Christians in Algeria did to earn the Muslim man’s respect?
*The Muslim man mentioned some of the sacrifices that Algerian Christians make. What were they?
*What are some things you can do to earn the respect of non-believers who know you are a Christian?
Learn more in Bold Believers in Algeria and Tunisia, available in the Downloads section.