Freezing for your faith?

My grandfather passed away this last year.  He was a veteran of three wars (WW II, Korea & Vietnam).  It was VERY rare to hear him talk about his war experiences.  He regularly went to a reunion of survivors of the Chosin Reservoir, a horrific battle during the Korean War.  Upon asking about it, he shared few details but did tell me he how the bitter cold from the weather they suffered through effected him for the rest of his life.  I know he endured those days, and others like it, for his family, friends and country.

I just read another story of soldiers suffering through freezing conditions, although for an altogether different reason.  They were among the best soldiers there empire had.  They were not facing their counties enemies.  The suffered willingly and could of ended the suffering at any time.  In the end they froze for their faith.  Could you?

Read the story here:

40 Martyrs of Sevaste – http://www.christianity.com/ChurchHistory/11629648/

 

Thanks John for making me search for this story.

 

2 thoughts on “Freezing for your faith?

  1. Wow Chris, that is a good question. I’m not sure although since we are not Roman Catholic and don’t have policy on birth-control as they do I’m not sure this one applies to us… but I am SURE if government continues to get involved in mandating social policy it won’t be long before we face a similar question that we will have to take a stand on.

  2. What a story, I wonder if we could relate to modern day events like the Federal Government requiring churches to provide birth control in their insurance plans?

    Noah, do you think Sierra would “fall in line” with what the Government requires, even though it conflicts with a Christian view, or would the church be “respectfully defiant” and say “NO” to the requirements and pay fines that would most likely occur?

    Here is the latest article i could find:
    http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012/februaryweb-only/widen-contraceptive-mandate.html

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