SARGODHA, PAKISTAN (Worthy News)– Christians on Tuesday, December 22, were mourning a Christian man who was shot dead by Muslim extremists while other believers recovered from injuries after an apparent Muslim attack on an evangelistic meeting showing the Jesus Film in Pakistan’s tense Punjab province.
Patras Masih was shot because he refused to recant his faith in Christ, and died from gunshot wounds on December 3 in Karol village, his family said.
Local said Masih had received an ultimatum after being falsely accused of killing a Muslim, identified as Anees Mahammad.
He was told he would not be killed if he abandoned Christianity and “embrace Islam.”
However, “My son bravely refused to recant Christianity and clung to Christ,” said the man’s father, Gulzar Masih, his voice trembling. After his son refused to recite the Islamic conversion creed, three Muslims known locally sprayed bullets at his chest, killing him instantly, Masih said….