Obeying God, not men
During the first centuries of the church, Christians were considered criminals for not worshipping Caesar. During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, Dutch Christians such as author Corrie ten Boom's family hid Jews. If Gandhi had followed the law, India might still be a British colony. And what about Martin Luther King? But that was then and this is now, right? Wrong. Today, in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, discrimination against Christians is commonplace.Shari’ah or Muslim law prohibits leaving Islam or reading the Bible. Yet in Pakistan, there are Christians who quietly belong to Gideons International -- the same volunteer organization whose volunteers in 194 countries place Bibles in hotels, motels, hospital, military bases, schools and anywhere else possible. In Pakistan such activity can get a Christian killed. However, since 1971, local Pakistani Gideons have placed 990,464 Scriptures in the hands of fellow Pakistanis.