The article here in Christian Today tells us that Christians in the town of Charsadda, in Pakistan, must convert to Islam by May 17 or they "...will face “dire consequences and bomb explosions”.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ there. Today is the deadline for them to renounce their Savior or face persecution.
Jim over at http://www.oldtruth.com/ makes a significant point about this frightening story:
Anyone want to take the American "God has a wonderful plan for your life" message over there and let everyone know of the unique purpose God has for them? I didn't think so.
Amen, Jim. Perhaps that 'wonderful plan' and 'unique purpose' includes persecution to Glorify His Name. This story makes all that fluffy man centered teaching seem silly, doesn't it?