Martyrs as Model Citizens
Edited by Joshua Woo & Soo-Inn Tan
“Nowadays Christians only hear of martyrs when an invited speaker from a ministry like the Voice of the Martyrs comes to speak at a Sunday service once every two or three years.
“Probably due to concern about the sensitivities of Muslim listeners, Christians in Malaysia—and the rest of the world—are reluctant to speak in public about Jewish and Christian exilic consciousness. We are reluctant to speak about a consciousness which is rooted in Scripture and expressed powerfully through Christian martyrs. I believe this is unwise, for the result of this reluctance is a veiling of what Christians are prepared to die for.”