Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ten Bold Believers Stories from 2008

Each day through the end of the year, I will be posting one of the top 10 “Bold Believers” stories of 2008, as reported by the Voice of the Martyrs Kids of Courage.

2. Eritrea

Students Protest

High school students in Eritrea are required to spend time working for the military. Rules at the military camps say that students cannot read the Bible, pray at meals, or talk about their faith. People who break the rules may be punished harshly.

Yet many bold Christian students brought Bibles to one of the camps in 2008. Officials gathered all the Bibles and set them on fire. But eight of the Christians refused to be silent. They objected to the burning of the Bibles. Authorities locked up the eight protesting students in metal shipping containers.

To protect their identities, the names of some of the people on this site and some identifying details have been changed. Some of the quotes and stories have been edited and paraphrased from the original sources for clarity.


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