“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” Jeremiah 8: 20
Christian Social Movement of Nigeria and National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF), invites every Christian to listen and hear the CRY OF THE MARTYRS. In the flurry of outcry against insecurity and bad governance in the country, we are beginning to lose sight of the humanitarian crisis that has engulfed the Christian community and its responsibility as Christians to resolve.
WHY EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD SUPPORT PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS
▪God commands it.
- “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction …” James 1: 27
- “Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.” Heb. 13: 3
- “And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.” 1 Cor. 12: 26
▪When the Lord shall return, He shall separate the nations as sheep and goats. The yardstick to judge them shall be how they treated His people in affliction.
“… Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matt. 25: 31 – 46
It is wise to support persecuted Christians.
▪Our collective security depends on the survival of Christians in Nigeria, particularly in the North and Middle Belt. Christians nationwide must reinforce the Middle Belt so that it does not collapse under the assault of the Islamists. The Christians in the North must be supported, protected, and encouraged to be pro-active in a non-violent way.
For years, the Islamists used the Middle Belt to leverage their hold on power. Now, they want to possess the entire Zone. Christians must take a look at the map of Nigeria and see the wide expanse Islamists will control if they should succeed.
No non-Islamist would be safe, including moderate Muslims.
It is in our interest to support the persecuted Nigerians, especially Christians.
▪“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13: 35
The love of Christ constrains us to respond to the suffering of fellow Christians.
▪“And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” Luke 6: 31
We invite you to imagine if you were the person whose loved ones were killed and you have been driven out of your home with nothing left on you. How you would like people to respond to your needs, please respond likewise to this call.
We may also wish to consider, “how much is the suffering of Christ worth to us, individually?”
Christian Social Movement of Nigeria is the socio-political arm of the Church established by the five Blocs of CAN in 2001 to respond to the social and political needs of Christians.
Please refer to its Constitution and Declaration of Policies at http://csmnigeria.org/csmn/constitution
The CSMN is simply fulfilling its mandate.
CSMN shall rely on the reputable structure of the Board of Trustees established by the NCEF to manage donations to CRY OF THE MARTYRS. This structure shall be available to ensure that monies donated by Christians are judiciously utilized to succor the persecuted Christians.
HOW MUCH SHOULD INDIVIDUALS DONATE MONTHLY?
“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” 2 Cor. 9: 7
Make a commitment today to support the persecuted Christians, MONTHLY. To affirm your commitment, you can REGISTER at https://csmnigeria.org/com for UPDATES and REPORTS from the field.
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18th Feb. 2020