Saturday, 18 May 2013

Six Years in Prison and 600 Lashes for Obeying Christ

El Greco: Christ carrying His cross (1580). Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

It is not always easy to follow Christ. The cost of discipleship can be very high, especially in some parts of the world.

Recently, a court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a Lebanese Christian to a six-year prison sentence and 600 lashes for converting a female co-worker, who later fled to Sweden.

The court sentenced a Saudi man, who was also involved in the lady’s conversion, to two years in prison and 200 lashes.

The men obviously gave the woman some Christian books to read.


Steffan, Melissa. 2013. Saudi Arabia Punishes Two Christians for Converting Coworker. Christianity Today (17 May).