Christian in Sudan Sentenced to Death for “Apostasy”

This week WORLD published my article about Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, a young and pregnant, Christian, Sudanese woman who was arrested for apostasy and sentenced last week. 

Sudanese Judge Abaas Al Khalifa sentenced a 27-year-old pregnant mother to death by hanging after she refused to recant her Christian faith earlier this month. She also will face 100 lashes for “adultery” because the court does not recognize her marriage to a Christian South Sudanese man.

Even after officials tried to get Meriam Yahia Ibrahim to renounce Christianity, she told Al Khalifa on May 15, “I am a Christian and I have never been a Muslim.” She is the first person the Sudanese court has sentenced to death, although Christians have faced whippings, beatings, and arbitrary detention under the country’s Sharia law, according to International Christian Concern (ICC).

Continue reading at WORLD.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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