Life Commentary on the Bible

LibyaThe hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me.   ~Jesus *

And now the commentary on this verse:

Christian villages in Iraq. Christians beheaded in Libya and this report from Garissa, Kenya where 147 students, mostly Christians, were massacred:

A student told The Associated Press, “If you were a Christian, you were shot on the spot.”

Another who escaped through a window said, “The attackers were just in the next room, I heard them ask people whether they were Christian or Muslim, then I heard gunshots and screams.”

The victims. Click to learn about some of those who were lost.

One witness described his best friend begging for his life, pretending to be a Muslim; when he couldn’t recite a Muslim prayer, he was shot to death.

Another recalls seeing three girls praying for help: “The mistake they made was to say, ‘Jesus, please save us,’ because that is when they were immediately shot.”

* Scripture quotation comes from John 16:2-3