What If...? | Oct 2, 2016

Hebrews 12:1-3  New International Version (NIV)

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow wearyand lose heart.

The Christian persecution in Mosul is horrific. Many have been beaten and forced to flee with nothing but the clothes on their back. Others have been outright murdered. Despite these consequences, over 40,000 have stood for their faith in Christ and refused to denounce Jesus Christ as their savior.