“Nazarene” is originally a first century term used to describe early followers of Jesus Christ, who was called a Nazarene (Matt. 2:23). This term is first used to represent Christians in Acts 24:5 when the apostle Paul is identified as “a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.”
The Arabic letter ن (nūn) is equivalent to our English “N” and is being used by ISIS militants in Northern Iraq as a derogatory term to denote followers of Jesus Christ. The letter ن is painted on Christian households and property to identify them as a “Naṣrānī,” or Nazarene. Their property is then plundered and taken from them and those who cannot escape are being massacred.
As fellow citizens with the saints, and members of the household of God (Eph. 2:19) we are called to stand united with our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. We are Christians. We are followers of Jesus of Nazareth. We are Nazarenes and we are not ashamed of the Nazarene or His followers.
Not Ashamed of the Nazarene is a ministry dedicated to standing with and helping the persecuted Christians of Iraq and others who are being massacred there. We use ALL profits from the products we sell to help them physically and strengthen them in the Lord.