3 men died in Turkey because they were Christians, how they died was unbelieveable. They were killed slowly by knives because they would not renounce their faith in Jesus Christ.
Press release in newspapers
Called it blood-for-blood revenge
Shadrack, Meshech, and Abednago
Standing before enemy
Testified of the Lord God to the end!
Widow of Tilman, Suzanne, speaks,
"Oh God, forgive them
For they do not know what they do."
Let Christ's words sink in deep
Words go on through eternity
falling on ears to hear
say what a thousand words could not say
to the worldwide church today
That Shadrach, Meshech, and Abednago
Thrown in the firey furnace this day
were not alone within the fire
Another stood with them all the way
Their testimony written on hearts
who bare them up in prayer
but for the men that died as martyrs
for the Living Christ without a moment of falter
Know the persecuted church will not fail!
In the middle of the fire
Was another standing by their side,
What a great honor
Lead to battle with the Lord
Never think that you are alone
No matter what the battle be
For in the middle of the battle with you,
is Christ the Living King!
They did not bend,
They did not bow,
They did not burn.
Never were once alone
Standing in a field of honor
Fallen warriors of the Lord
No greater honor
None more dignified
Then to carry their cross
into the heat of the battle
Their last words spoke of Christ, their Lord!
And the fire of the Spirit still burns bright....
Revelation 2:8-11: "And to the angel of the church of Smyrna write...'Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation 10 days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death."
How they died is gruesome, go to web site at World Net Daily: Widow of slain Christian: 'Forgive them'. April 28, 2007
World Net Daily, The Point-Prison Fellowship, Voice Of The Martyrs on persecution.com, Hot Off The Press http://www.chpc.org/hotpress/hotpress.html
I have been distressed since hearing the report of this brutality on our local Christian radio station, and appreciate that you have been quick to post a writing about it. You honor our Lord and His sacrifice and these three men. It is hard to find comfort, but the Word brings encouragement and comfort, even in such a dark time.