Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Fox News Reporters "Freed"

On what basis?? Well, I noticed this in the article, "Captors Release Two FOX News Journalists Kidnapped in Gaza Aug. 14."
"We were pushed down onto the dirt-covered concrete floor and we were forced to lie face down with our handcuffs on,"

"Olaf was in the same room with me. Our shoulders were wrenched back, very painful."

"'We were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint,' Centanni told FOX News. 'Don't get me wrong here. I have the highest respect for Islam, and I learned a lot of good things about it, but it was something we felt we had to do because they had the guns, and we didn't know what the hell was going on.'"

So...did they really convert to Islam? Or were they just playing along?? If they did...this is not "freedom"...the press needs to rethink this headline.

A few more questions…is this going to become more common? It seems it might. What are you prepared for something like this? What would you do?

Just some food for thought...
1 Peter 1:6-7
"In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. [ESV]"

Hebrews 4:15-16
"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. [ESV]"

1 Corinthians 10:13
"No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. [ESV]"

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