“We were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint,” Centanni later told Fox. “Don’t get me wrong here. I have the highest respect for Islam, and I learned a lot of good things about it, but it was something we felt we had to do because they had the guns, and we didn’t know what the hell was going on.”
I’m not going to criticize or make presumptions regarding the two captives who were freed.
But I couldn’t help but cringe when I read this. What would I do? Seemingly “convert” so I could be freed..all the while keeping my heart and spirit trusting in Christ for my salvation and deliverance from my captives. Or not convert and be killed.
I know that a few years ago I would have judged these journalists for converting to Islam and not taking the martyrs road. But you know…now I don’t know…would I be willing to die instead of playing the game? Who knows? Who can say? I’ve not been in that position. I hope I never am.