August/ September 2018 - Vol. 99
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.“I tell you, my friends, Do not fear those who can kill the body…” Luke 12:4


Intro to this issue

The Christian martyrs throughout history have much to teach us and to encourage us in our call to take up our cross each and every day to follow the Lord Jesus Christ.

This issue focuses on the lessons we can learn from the Christian martyrs of yesterday and today. 

“We live in the greatest period of persecution in the history of Christianity. In the twentieth century, noble martyrs like Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko gave their lives for Christ amid a cloud of witnesses greater in number than those martyred for the Name in the previous nineteen centuries of Christian history. That witness continues today in the self-sacrifice of men like Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian cabinet officer murdered because of his defense of the religious freedom of all of his fellow Pakistanis. As Evangelicals and Catholics who seek to honor the witness of these and other martyrs, we pledge to work together for the renewal of religious freedom in our countries and around the world.

quote from Evangelicals and Catholics Together: In Defense of Religious Freedom

Sincerely in Christ,
Don Schwager

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