Martyrs in America

     Less than a year ago, the Muslims over at Marion tried to kill me for “evangelizing.” I narrowly escaped, and was transferred over here. Then in November, the Muslims over here put a hit out on all the Christians in the unit. My good friend was taken hostage, his hands were tied behind his back, he was stabbed in the heart, then his head was sawed off with a wire while he was still alive. Getting his head all the way off was harder than expected, so once he was dead, the job was left unfinished and the next victim was attacked. He got stabbed 12 times before another Christian man could get to him and block the Jihadi. If we hadn’t circled the wagons and stopped the killing like we did, I’d have been next, along with two other friends of mine.

      Why all this bloodshed? Because we sang some hymns. Because we wouldn’t convert to Islam. Because we were Christians. The chaplain wears body armor when he comes down here. And I’m walking around in a T-shirt. This isn’t flag football, or summer camp, or Facebook. Not everyone comes home from this.

      Do you know how many people I’ve seen convert to Islam in this unit? Most of them! And it doesn’t matter if they are Christians, Jews, Catholics, secular, Odinist, or whatever. Almost everyone converts to Islam shortly after arriving here. Why? Because they don’t want to face the persecution. I’ve been here 7 years. I’m one of the few who has held fast.

      If I had a red button in front of me that would make this all end and let me walk out the gate, I’d press it without a moment’s hesitation. But if I had a red button I could push that would take me back to before prison, to before any of this nightmare ever happened, and make it like none of it ever took place –I mean this — I would not push that button. I couldn’t do it.

      I could follow Jesus all my life. I could get all the schooling in systematic theology (like I did). I could be a good person. But until you follow Jesus through the smoke of battle, where torture is routine, and people are actually dying martyr’s deaths, your faith is new in the box. And that’s why I would not push that red button — because I could not put my faith back in its box. Just as I was born and then born again, I grew up and then grew up again. And I would not dare undo that. Not even to save me from this, the worst pain I have ever known.

~Schaeffer Cox

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  1. Jill forthmann
    March 9, 2019

    I’m moritified by this story … I will be praying for you … I don’t know how we do it but we have to get to the president … one day at a time …. Heavenly Father I bathe Schaeffer in the protective healing blood of Jesus … and a feel protective hedge … please give us wisdom to find a way to get him out ! And free … in your name we prayer … amen

  2. March 11, 2019

    Dear Schaeffer, words escape me when reading your blog this morning of 3-11-19. I am researching as to why your UN-imaginable situation is not in the main stream. No that is not right, it is not difficult to see why, I want to find how and who! You and your family are constantly in my prayers. May GOD Bless and protect!

  3. Alex Popoff
    March 17, 2019

    I picked up your story from YouTube, I was tortured in a mental hospital for not wanting to take medication for bi polar disorder. I too am a born again Christian. I’ll start spreading your story to my family and friends. I’ll be praying for you and your family. Jesus Christ is King of Kings and lord of Lord’s I’m so very grateful your on his side.

  4. Silver Beard
    March 17, 2019

    Just today I found out about your situation via High Impact Vlogs on youtube…I’ll spread your story and try to keep up with your situation…I also want to spread the word about the Articles Of Freedom and the 2009 Continental Congress…
    Silver Beard

    • March 20, 2019

      Thank you for your support.

  5. March 17, 2019


    *YAHUSHUA HA MASHIAH means The Divine Living God I Am He Who Saves in HEBREW. The True Name of our Lord & Savior. Jesus was a greek name the Roman Catholic church changed in like 320AD.

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