"The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church."
but not forsaken"
2 Cor. 2:7-10
for these faithful witnesses of His Truth and love.
Nepal Christians await trial in first religious freedom case under new constitution: Facing charges will be eight Christian counselors arrested for distributing a pamphlet about Jesus in a Christian school while helping children through the trauma of last year’s earthquake. Anything perceived as evangelizing is outlawed in the new constitution. The seven men and one woman arrested June 9 were charged with trying to convert children to Christianity by distributing the pamphlet during a trauma seminar. ... The government also announced that praying with children or letting them attend a Bible club is prohibited. See Preparing for Persecution
Group Warns Of Plan 'To Wipe Out Nigerian Christians' Amid New Church Attacks: The chief of an umbrella group representing different Nigerian denominations has urged the government to stop an alleged Islamists plan to "wipe out Christians" in Nigeria, where a church was attacked by angry Muslims shortly after a Christian preacher was hacked to death.. See The Cross
Courts say living by Christian faith illegal: "It started out with hints of official, United States governmental oppression of Christianity in the wake of the Supreme Court’s marriage decision, such as “discrimination” complaints against people who refuse to celebrate homosexual behavior. See Preparing for Persecution
Hundreds of Christians Massacred in South Sudan: ...hundreds of Christians have reportedly been massacred in many brutal ways, including being burned alive, suffocated, shot, and hanged. Even children and the disabled were not exempt from the violence, which also included widespread occurrences of rape....
Please pray for the persecuted Christians around the world. The list is growing.
Obama Targets Lawyer Helping Persecuted Christians: Living as a Christian in many parts of Iraq or Syria has become impossible – a one-way ticket to martyrdom at the hands of ISIS – yet it remains a near-impossible feat for these persecuted religious minorities to find refuge in America.
...[Robert DeKelaita] a high-powered Chicago attorney may have been a little too successful. He’s gained asylum for thousands of persecuted Christian from Iraq, Syria and Egypt, and that caught the attention of the Obama Justice Department, which is known to be no friend of Middle Eastern Christians.... The Obama administration [raided DeKelaita's office in September 2014...] and scooping up whatever “evidence” they could find against him." See Spiritual Warfare
Courts say living by Christian faith illegal: "It started out with hints of official, United States governmental oppression of Christianity in the wake of the Supreme Court’s marriage decision, such as “discrimination” complaints against people who refuse to celebrate homosexual behavior. See Preparing for Persecution
Obama’s Refugee Policy: Yes to Potential Terrorists, No to Genocide Victims:
The Obama administration has been escalating a policy that both abandons Mideast Christians and exposes Americans to the jihad.
Christians Beheaded and Slaughtered on Easter: On Easter Sunday in Pakistan, March 27, a suicide bombing took place near the children's rides of a public park, where Christians were known to be celebrating the resurrection of their Lord. At least 74 people — mostly women and children — were killed and nearly 400 injured.... "We claim responsibility for the attack on Christians as they were celebrating Easter," said a group affiliated with the Taliban. In a media statement, the group's spokesman said it had "deliberately targeted the Christian community." "We had been waiting for this occasion," he said. See Preparing for Persecution
UK Gov’t Has No Problem Bringing In Refugees — As Long As They Aren’t Christian: ...Christians fleeing their home country for the UK are unfairly quizzed on details of their faith. The Home Office has reportedly rejected Christian refugees for issues ranging from being unfamiliar with the various branches of the Anglican church to failure to name all twelve of Jesus Christ’s apostles. "If you are someone who has become a Christian in Iran, Bibles are not freely available – and you would not necessarily know how many books there are in the Old Testament...." See Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
ISIS burns 19 girls alive for refusing sex slavery: ISIS, the army of Islamic terrorists controlling large portions of Syria and Iraq, quickly established itself as a potent monster with its firing squad executions, its beheadings and even crucifixions. It soon added the dropping of victims into water while they were confined in cages along with dissolving victims in acid. It even was found to be burying alive its own fighters for fleeing from the enemy. But those atrocities all may have just been trumped by reports ISIS is executing captured girls and women for refusing sex. SeePreparing for Persecution
'At least 60,000 dead' in Syria regime prisons: "Since March 2011, at least 60,000 people lost their lives to torture or to horrible conditions, notably the lack of medication or food, in regime detention centres," Abdel Rahman told AFP. He said the highest number of deaths had been recorded in the infamous Saydnaya prison.... Rights groups have accused Syria's government of systematically using torture and inhumane practices in its detention centres." See Please pray for Christians in Syrian prisons
Justice for Persecuted Christian Family in Pakistan: Christians in Pakistan face deadly systemic persecution and often times little hope for justice. But our office on the ground is continuing to fight and demand justice for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. See Preparing for Persecution
American Missionaries Were Shot, Chopped Autopsy Shows; Jamaica Police Deny Suspects Held: "Harold Nichols, 53 and Randy Hentzel, 48 missionaries with the Pennsylvania-based TEAMS for Medical Missions were brutally murdered on the Caribbean island of Jamaica on April 30, 2016." See Preparing for Persecution
Martyr killed by bulldozer becomes symbol of growing persecution of Christians in China: "The woman...Ding Cuimei... was trying to stop the government-ordered demolition of Beitou Church in the ...city of Zhumadian.... Ding was pushed into a ditch and buried alive as horrified congregants watched helplessly.... The grim incident underscores the Chinese government’s increasing persecution of religious minorities.... Thousands of churches across the country have been demolished in the past year, and dozens of pastors have been arrested on trumped up corruption charges." See Please pray for Christians who face persecution
THE REFUGEE CRISIS: What You Need To Know About Persecuted Christians: ~ "'In 2003, there were more than 2 million Christians in Iraq. Today, only thousands remain.' ~ 'Christians were specifically targeted by ISIS in both of these countries for their faith...' ~ 'More than 7.6 million Christians have been displaced since the beginning of the war in Syria. ISIS wishes to completely eradicate Christian presence and influence in the region.' ~ 'Iraqi government ID cards have a section for religion. This makes it all too easy for Christians to be discriminated against, especially when trying to obtain aid.'" See Preparing for Persecution
Grieving the death of a true Martyr in Bangladesh: "Hossain Ali (65), a former Muslim who converted to Christianity, was hacked to death early in the morning on Tuesday, March 22 by Islamic militants.... Hossain Ali died on the spot.... His family and relatives pressured and persecuted him, yet he never forsook Jesus. ...his faithfulness inspired his entire family to eventually embrace Christ." See Persecution Scripture
Poll: Christian persecution drastically up in U.S.: "...in just two years, the number of Americans who think Christians are facing growing intolerance in the United States has drastically increased. Sixty-three percent of respondents... said they agree or strongly agree that Christians are facing growing levels of persecution, up from 50 percent in 2013." See Preparing for Persecution
Franklin Graham Warns Christians in America 'Persecution Is Coming': "The Rev. Franklin Graham gave an ominous warning to Christians living in the United States Sunday, as he expounded on how religious freedoms are being eroded stateside while believers are being persecuted throughout the world. ... 'I believe we're going to see persecution in this country," Graham said during an interview on "Fox and Friends Weekend" on Sunday. 'We've already seen many laws that have been passed that restrict our freedom as Christians. I believe it's going to get worse." See Preparing for Persecution
(Slow to open) Muslim Murdered in Scotland After Offering Easter Blessing to 'My Beloved Christian Nation': "A popular Muslim shopkeeper was murdered in Glasgow by another Muslim after posting a friendly Easter message online.... Asad Shah, 40, a devout Muslim originally from the Pakistani city of Rabwah, had his head stamped on during a savage attack.... (He had written) online: 'Good Friday and a very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation. Let's follow the real footstep of beloved holy Jesus Christ and get the real success in both worlds.'" See Preparing for Persecution
Persecution. Muslim Easter-Day Massacre Kills 72 Christians in Pakistan: "...a suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday evening in an attack on Christians in a large park in Lahore, where hundreds of families had gathered to celebrate the feast of Easter.... The radical Islamist group Jamat ul Ahrar, a branch of the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the slaughter." SeePersecution Scriptures
Persecution Of Christians Continues At Alarming Rate Worldwide: "From around the globe, news keeps pouring in of killings, imprisonment, torturing, harassment, rape, discrimination, displacement and evictions of Christians and attempts to close or destroy churches and Christian gatherings of any kind." See Critical Security Needs of Israel
Bible bonfire: ISIS video shows Christian books being destroyed, adds fuel to genocide debate: "Having driven the last Christian out of Mosul, ISIS has now released a chilling video showing a bonfire consuming a huge pile of Bibles..." See Preparing for Persecution
Today marks 5 years of Syrian Conflict: "...over 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives in this armed conflict, and 11 million have been forced from their homes...
"The nationwide protests against President Assad’s resignation quickly escalated into a civil war. The rise of the Islamic extremist group, the Islamic State (ISIS) has only added to the tension. ISIS has been waging terror against all who stand in their way.... This often includes Christians. More than 4.5 million people have fled Syria since the beginning of the crisis..." See Hope, Hate & Human Nature
Iraq: Christians' homes being seized by Muslim militia aligned with Iran: "The homes, belongings and finances of Iraqi Christians are being seized by Muslim militia backed by Iran.... The military units, directed by Iranian advisers, are supposedly combating ISIS in a loose coalition with the U.S. Their claim is that the property of a non-Christian is halal, meaning it can be seized." See Seeds of Persecution
The refugee crisis: What you need to know about Persecuted Christians: "Since the civil war began, Christians in Syria have been specifically targeted by ISIS and other extremist groups. In the neighboring country of Iraq, Christians were displaced when ISIS arrived in their hometowns in the summer of 2014.... Some had their loved ones kidnapped or murdered. All have suffered for bearing the name of Jesus Christ."
Muslims converting to Christianity in Nigeria, despite brutal persecution: "Muslims are converting to Christianity in northern Nigeria amid rapidly rising levels of Christian persecution, which has seen more than ten thousand Christians killed in five years.... 11,500 Christians in northern Nigeria were killed in five years between 2006-2014, and 13,000 churches were destroyed, forcing 1.3 million Christians to flee to safer areas of the country.
"In 2014, Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group active mainly in northern Nigeria, was named the world’s deadliest terror organisation.... In 2015, the number of Christians violently killed in the country increased by 62 per cent, to 4,028 people, and 198 churches were attacked
"A new report, 'Crushed but not defeated, the impact of persistent violence on the Church in Northern Nigeria,' by Open Doors..." Preparing for Persecution
Attacks on Christians in U.S. double in 3 years: "The new report, titled 'Undeniable: The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America,' reveals a list that admittedly is not exhaustive but still totals 1,285 cases at the start of this year. ... 'Quantitatively and qualitatively, the hostility is undeniable. And it is dangerous.' Kelly Shackelford, the chief counsel for First Liberty, explained that 'hostility to religion in America is rising like floodwaters.'” See Persecution Scriptures
Get Ready for Persecution in the West: "...our brothers and sisters are facing severe persecution in many parts of the world. Beatings, starvation, beheadings, and burned homes & churches are everyday life for them.'[Please pray] for them, because they have placed everything on the line for faith in Jesus. ...we are living in a time when we will witness a mass defection from the true faith. Increasing numbers of ‘professing Christians’ will abandon the faith or drift into an ecumenical, worldly faith..."
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. " John 15:18
Christians 'Should be Eradicated': Researchers Document Anti-Christian Agenda Among Powerful Elite: "A student is punished for refusing to 'stomp on Jesus,' a Christian baker faces a year in jail for refusing to cater faux marriages, two men are arrested for reading the Bible aloud near a government building.... Critics asserting the existence of an institutional anti-Christian bias, and a resultant war on the faith, have often been labeled paranoid.' ...such an agenda exists — among America’s most powerful people.'” See Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
European Parliament President Says 'Christians Are Not Safe' in Europe: "Schulz said that the persecution of Christians is 'undervalued'....'It should shake us up that on our continent, Christians are not safe.'... 'Each month 200 churches and places of worship in the world are attacked and destroyed. Every day and in every region of the world, there are new cases of persecution against Christians. No religious community is as subject to hatred, violence and systematic aggression as the Christians." See Preparing for Persecution
Worldwide Anti-Semitism Metastasizing 70 Years after Holocaust: "Seventy-five percent of Jewish students in U.S. universities have experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism... either from anti-Zionist campus organizations or from anti-Israel professors....
"Regarding France, 57 percent of French Jews want to leave the country. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said anti-Semitism is becoming 'more and more vicious.'" See Preparing for Persecution
Mexico: Baptists families expelled: "Ten Baptist families were unceremoniously expelled from the community of Tuxpan de Bolanos in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, last week for refusing to recant their faith. ...the eviction was executed on Jan. 26 by local citizens who loaded 18 adults and 10 children unto pickup trucks and then drove them into the nearby mountains where they were abandoned. The eviction was the latest incident in the systematic persecution of evangelical Christians in rural Mexico." See Persecution Scriptures
2015 Saw the worst persecution of Christians since the Vatican's Spanish
Christians warned to pull kids from public school: "In order to wake Christian parents up to the dangers of public schools, Exodus Mandate has released a new documentary called 'Escaping Common Core: Setting Our Children Free.' ...The first part explores the origins of Common Core and the history of progressive education.... The filmmakers argue Common Core is the latest manifestation of the effort to impose a socialist worldview on American children." SeeMarching toward Global Solidarity
America's New Schools? Shock: Young Girl Forced to ‘Convert’ to Islam in Class; Enraged Parents Sue: "The parents of a Maryland teenager have launched a lawsuit against their daughter’s public high school, claiming the district forced the 16-year-old to take classes that promote Islam over Christianity and Judaism." See Spiritual Warfare
Global Christian Persecution ‘Unprecedented’ in 2015: “'The levels of exclusion, discrimination and violence against Christians is unprecedented, spreading and intensifying.... Christians... are being forced to flee for their lives and for their children’s lives.'
"The group unveiled its annual World Watch List on Wednesday, which marks the 50 most dangerous places to live as a Christian. ... The organization estimates that between 50,000 to 70,000 Christians are believed to be imprisoned in labor camps in the communist country."
Christian Persecution in 2015 at 'Levels Akin to Ethnic Cleansing': "Persecution of Christians is on the rise, with 2015 the most violent year in modern history for members of the faith.... A rise in Islamic extremism sees Pakistan at its highest position ever, and Libya entering the top ten for the first time. Worldwide...over 7,000 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons in this past year – a rise of almost 3,000 from the previous year. ...Christians are driven out of their communit Persecution Scriptures
2015 Saw ‘Most Violent’ Persecution of Christians in Modern History: "The brutal, worldwide persecution of Christians during the past year makes 2015 'the most violent and sustained attack on Christian faith in modern history,' according to a watchdog organization that has been monitoring Christian persecution for decades. The 2016 World Watch List documents an unprecedented escalation of violence against Christians, making this past year the most violent and sustained attack on Christian faith in modern history." See Trusting God as Freedom Fades
Surprise! U.N. reason no Christians among refugees:
"A religious think tank is pushing for changes to America's refugee resettlement policy, which is
not permitting self-identified Christians to seek refuge. ...less than three percent of 2,184 Syrian refugees allowed into the U.S. since 2011 were
...97 percent of resettled Syrian refugees identify as Muslim.
"... the U.S. accepts refugees who come from UN-run refugee camps. ...But Christian refugees avoid those camps, he says, because they face the same persecution and terror from which they fled." See Trusting God as Freedom Fades
Coming To America? Swedes Threatened With Beheading if They Don’t Convert to Islam: "...Sweden is now on lockdown after crazed Islamic State (ISIS) jihadis sent letters to European civilians ordering them to convert to Islam within three days or face being decapitated in their own homes. The chilling letters pledged to then 'bomb your rotten corpses afterwards....'"
[Slow to open] North Korea [unjustly] Sentences Canadian Pastor to Hard Labor for Life: "North Korea’s highest court has sentenced a South Korea-born Canadian pastor to hard labor for life for subversion.... Hyeon Soo Lim, the head pastor at a Toronto church that is one of Canada’s largest, has been held by North Korea since February. He had appeared on North Korean state media earlier this year confessing [his supposed] crimes against the state.... The court said Lim had attempted to overthrow the North Korean government and undermine its social system with 'religious activities' for the past 18 years..." See Persecution Scriptures
Obama Administration Taking Extraordinary Steps to Keep Out Christian Refugees: "Iraqi Chaldean Christians who had family sponsors in the US were denied asylum after they had escaped from ISIS.... Twenty-seven have been held in detention since spring 2015, with twenty two who ultimately are being deported.... They each face charges with penalties of up to 5 years in prison and $250,000 fines. ...thousands of others are crossing the Mexican border illegally, and then quickly being processed and freed after they are given hearing dates...." See Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
Get Ready for Persecution in the West: "It is time for followers of Jesus to get ready for persecution in the West.... Beatings, starvation, beheadings, and burned homes & churches are everyday life for them. I want to ask you to stand in prayer for them because they have placed everything on the line for faith in Jesus. They are family and we are called to support each other.... This world celebrates the lives of the wicked and vilifies the lives of the righteous. We are certainly living in a day when evil is called good and good is called evil."
Unimaginable Horrors' Detailed in US Report on ISIS' Persecution of Christians: "...Christians in the territory captured by IS have been given the choice to convert to Islam, pay a large tax, flee from their ancestral homes, or be killed.... Three-year old Christina Khader Ebada boarded a crowded bus with her mother to leave when suddenly one of the fighters guarding the checkpoint tore Christina from her mother's arms." See Preparing for Persecution
Obama blocks Iraqi nun from describing Christian persecution: "A leading conservative is asking why the Obama State Department is barring a persecuted Iraqi nun from entry into the United States to share her message about the brutal treatment of Christians in her country. ... Sister Diana Momeka is 'an internationally respected and leading representative of the Nineveh Christians who have been killed and deported by ISIS. ... Sister Diana was the only Christian in the delegation and the only member blocked from the trip..." See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
State plan bans religious schools from scholarship program: "A fight is brewing in Montana over a state Scholarship Tax Credit program proposed by the Department of Revenue that would exclude some schools because of their religious affiliation." See Trusting God as Freedom Fades
U.S. Christians told: Prepare for persecution: "They’re marked for extermination in the Middle East. They’re banned from practicing their faith in many nations.... Christians are no strangers to persecution. But such treatment largely hasn’t erupted in the United States of America. Until now." See Seeds of Persecution
Third Intifada or Third Reich? "Polish journalist, Anna Bikont, has written a master work (The Crime and the Silence) about the infamous 1941 massacre of Jews in wartime Jedwabne—by their Polish Catholic neighbors, not by Nazi German soldiers.... The Polish killers took over all the Jewish homes and shops, they moved right in.... This kind of cruelty is now carried out against Christians in the Middle East and Europe. Will Americans soon face similar horrors...?" See Hope, Hate & Human Nature
Obama: Christians Threaten Nation:"...Obama’s assistant attorney general for national security, John Carlin, revealed that the Department of Justice is creating a brand new position just to monitor us. The position, domestic terrorism counsel, will be created to combat the 'real and present threat' of domestic terrorism. ...the real threat to our national security, according to our president and his minions, is... coming from the Family Research Council and the American Family Association." See Preparing for Persecution
Obama's U.N. plan: Globalize cops against 'violent extremists': "President Obama’s new 'Strong Cities Network,' announced with little fanfare last week at the United Nations, appears to be another effort to strip authority from local police departments and to demonize conservative Christians.... The stated goal of the program is to connect local police departments with their peers around the world in an effort to combat 'violent extremism,' according to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who announced the program to the U.N. on Sept. 30. ...the Obama administration is, indeed, targeting conservatives in its campaign against 'violent extremism.'" See Persecution Scriptures
(May be slow to open) How Obama Ushered in the New Age of Christian Martyrdom: "Everywhere that U.S. leadership helped Islamic jihadis topple secular autocrats in the name of “democracy and freedom,” indigenous Christian minorities are forced either to convert to Islam or die. Many are accepting death. Most recently, on August 28 near Aleppo, the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) tortured, mutilated, publicly raped, beheaded and crucified 12 Christians for saying they 'would never renounce Christ' for Muhammad."
DOJ Official Praises the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Work in Combatting Domestic Terrorism: "John Carlin, the assistant attorney general for national security, announced Wednesday that the Justice Department is creating the new position of domestic terrorism counsel to combat the 'real and present threat' of domestic extremism. Carlin praised groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC] 'that dedicate themselves to examining what the threat is, observing it, and reporting on it,' adding that the work of the SPLC was 'very important.' The SPLC says it places groups -- including conservative, Christian groups -- on its 'Hate List' based on their beliefs...'
Christians who esaped ISIL hell in Iraq jailed as illegal aliens in California: "A Middle Eastern Christian community has demanded that immigration officials release 20 Iraqi Christian refugees being held at a detention center in California.... These Christians have escaped the wrath of ISIS, only to be imprisoned by ICE. ... 'Since the rise of ISIS in northern Iraq, an estimated 100,000 individuals have fled the nation." See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
Christians Are Being Denied US Visas While 'Cradle of Christianity Is Wiped Off the Map: "I believe that the church needs to wake up, and we need to revive that which is about to die. The very church, the body of Christ, is being eliminated in the Middle East, and the very cradle of Christianity, is being wiped off the map,' Jessip added, drawing from Revelation 3:2 in the Bible.'"
(Link fixed) Jews in Reich Start New Year by Wearing Yellow Stars: [Remember Hitler's command that Jews wear the official yellow star that identified them as Jews to be hated and killed]
"German Jewry will meet the Jewish New Year wearing large yellow star.... Today was the first day when they appeared in the streets wearing the yellow badge which is decreed for every Jew in the Reich above the age of six. The city of Hanover, which until last week had a population of 1,600 Jews, today became 'judenrein.' ...the Jews in Hanover were evicted from their homes by the local Nazi authorities and permitted to take shelter only in the premises of the Jewish cemetery." See Western Europe will soon be 'Judenrein'
"Wake Up!": Muslim Persecution of Christians: "Not only is the Islamic State (IS) persecuting Christians but so are the U.S.supported 'rebel' forces in Syria, which the Obama administration assures are 'moderate.' ... With backing from U.S. allies, like Turkey and Saudi Arabia, this [U.S. supported] rebel coalition fights both the Syrian regime and the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS.
"But the coalition has extremists in its own ranks who have mistreated Christians and forced them out of their homes — just as IS has done."
Christian Refugees Left Out in Cold by Western Countries Welcoming Muslims: "Not only does the West facilitate the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, but in the West as well. According to a recent NPR report, the U.S. supported 'moderate' coalition fighting both Bashar Assad and the Islamic State in Syria 'has extremists in its own ranks who have mistreated Christians and forced them out of their homes' -- just as the Islamic State (IS) has done. Christian minorities forced out of their homes who manage to reach Western nations -- including the United States -- sometimes encounter more trouble." See Preparing for Persecution
Atheists Warn Football Coaches and Chaplains Not to 'Instill Christianity in Vulnerable Young Men': "An atheist group is demanding that publicly funded universities take immediate steps to bar Christian coaches and chaplains from 'converting football fields into mission fields." See Victory
‘Uncomfortable’ students call for ban on Bibles: "A poll conducted by the students’ union claims that more than half of students felt that having the Bibles in university accommodation... was 'uncomfortable' or 'unacceptable'. ... The Gideons have been supplying Bibles free of charge for over a century now, providing support and encouragement for Christians and non-Christians alike." See A reminder
The Persecution Of Christians Is Intensifying As Anti-Christian Hatred Sweeps The Entire World: "A passionate hatred of Christianity is sweeping across the planet, and very few global leaders have been willing to step forward and speak out against this rising persecution of Christians. In many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia, believers are being relentlessly attacked by extremists, churches are being destroyed, and laws are being passed to try to prevent the spread of the Christian faith. ... Would you risk your life to go to church?"
Obama response to Christian killing fields 'horrifying': "Syrian Christian families are being forced out of their homes by rebel factions operating with the support of the U.S. and its allies in Syria’s civil war, while President Obama continues his policy of ignoring a genocide in the making. ...'Aleppo has been home to Syria’s largest Christian community, numbering in the tens of thousands, but two-thirds of this community has been scattered throughout the surrounding countryside.... The rebel coalition, which is fighting ISIS as well as Assad, is no different than ISIS in its utter contempt of Christians....” See Persecution Scriptures
Obama has new target on persecuted Christians: "...this high-powered Chicago attorney may have been a little too successful. He’s gained asylum for thousands of persecuted Christian from Iraq, Syria and Egypt, and that caught the attention of the Obama Justice Department, which is known to be no friend of Middle Eastern Christians.
"DeKelaita, 52, grew up in Kirkuk in the heart of Assyria, a portion of northern Iraq that is home to one of the world’s most ancient Christian communities.... The Obama administration moved against DeKelaita in September 2014, raiding his office and scooping up whatever 'evidence' they could find against him. ... DeKelaita has been a pillar in the Assyrian Christian community in Chicago, founding the Ashurbanipal Library and donating to projects that celebrate Assyrian art and culture." See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
Bombs Found Planted at New Mexico Churches: "Police are searching for clues after bombs were found planted this month outside of three houses of worship in New Mexico. ... 'A house of worship should be a place of peace; making the act of violence especially troubling for us all,' wrote newly-installed pastor Kevin Glenn.... 'Only our Lord is able to provide ultimate security to each of us through Jesus Christ.” See Preparing for Persecution
Christians used as 'form of currency' by ISIS as mass kidnapping continue: "Christians in the Middle East still live in fear as the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) remains unchallenged in Iraq and Syria. Christian organizations are attempting to help Christians, but for many, it is too late..” SeeHatred
American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Again Brutally Beaten Behind Bars: “In addition to physically beating the persecuted pastor, prisoners demolished a small table Pastor Saeed used to study and read.'... 'Abedini’s wife outlined that guards have continued to pressure him to deny Christ and return to Islam. ...'Saeed refuses to deny Christ and continues to be a light and witness in that dark prison.” See The UN Plan for Global Migration
The Persecution Of Christians Is Intensifying As Anti-Christian Hatred Sweeps The Entire World: "A passionate hatred of Christianity is sweeping across the planet, and very few global leaders have been willing to step forward and speak out against this rising persecution of Christians. In many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia, believers are being relentlessly attacked by extremists, churches are being destroyed, and laws are being passed to try to prevent the spread of the Christian faith. Would you risk your life to go to church?" See Preparing for Persecution
A Call to Formally Label ISIS Attacks on Christians, Yezidis as Genocide: "They buy and sell the women... They kidnap children, even infants, and detonate them as bombs. As the Islamic State tightens its grip on Syria and Iraq, the horror of its atrocities reaches unimaginable depths. And what remains of Christianity in the Middle East is dying, massacred through the torture, displacement, and murder of an entire population."
Obama detains 27 Christian asylum seekers: "More than two dozen Iraqi Chaldean Christians forced from their homes by ISIS have been detained at an ICE detention center in California for six months after crossing the border from Mexico....
"Mark Arabo: ... 'It seems like the border is open to everyone unless you’re an Iraq Christian fleeing ISIS.' ... 'The Chaldean Christians are being held 'without any logic or explanation; they’ve escaped ISIS only to be imprisoned by ICE. These are 20 innocent Christians.... 'These are people we should be celebrating not imprisoning.'” See Persecution Scriptures
Florida College Says Christian Group Can’t Have Christian Leaders: "Rollins College has determined that a Christian student organization is in violation of the school’s nondiscrimination policy because the group requires its leaders to be followers of Christ." See Preparing for Persecution
University of New Hampshire: Using the Word “American” is Offensive: "Using the words 'American,' 'obese,' 'normal,' 'mothering,' 'fathering,' 'homosexual'... is offensive and should be discouraged, according to a 'Bias-Free Language Guide' posted on the University of New Hampshire website.... Calling people 'illegal aliens' is also politically incorrect....”
U.S. State Dept. Bars Christians from Testifying about Persecution:
“This is an administration which never seems to find a good enough
excuse to help Christians, but always finds an excuse to apologize for
“The U.S. insists that Muslims are the primary victims of Boko Haram…. The question remains — why is the U.S. downplaying or denying the attacks against Christians?” — Emmanuel Ogebe, Nigerian human rights lawyer, Washington D.C. " See Preparing for Persecution
Judge Orders School District to Stop Promoting Christianity, Fines Officials $7500 for Contempt: "A federal judge in Mississippi has ordered a school district in the Bible Belt to stop promoting Christianity during school events.... The two individuals featured in the film explained that they were able to overcome their struggles through the power of Jesus Christ. The presenter also spoke to students about the hope that is found in Christ, and led students in prayer." See Ban truth - Reap Tyranny
Christians 'Most Persecuted Group in World': "ISIS issued a directive: citing the Islamic concept of 'dhimma', [which] requires Christians in the city to pay tax of around half an ounce (14g) of pure gold in exchange for their safety. It says Christians must not make renovations to churches, display crosses or other religious symbols outside churches.... Christians must not carry arms, and must follow other rules imposed by ISIS (also known as ISIL) on their daily lives...." See Persecution Scriptures
Pentagon urged to boot chaplains who oppose 'gay' marriage: "... the Pentagon is now being urged to 'cleanse itself' of chaplains who refuse to support same-sex marriage. Activist Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, is demanding the U.S. military conduct a purge of chaplains who hold to the traditional teaching.” See Spiritual Warfare
ISIS captures 88 Christian refugees: "...all of whom are believed to be Christians – in Libya. ...the mass kidnapping occurred when Christians in a people-smuggling convoy were ambushed by ISIS terrorists just outside Tripoli. 'The kidnapping mirrors a similar incident in April when ISIS terrorists captured 79 Eritrean and Ethiopian Christian refugees, beheading more than 30 of them a few days later. It’s feared the same fate will befall these Christians...." Please pray for these faithful Christians!
U.S. taxpayers have spent $1 billion to fund Sharia in Afghanistan: "Would the situation really be worse than it is now if, instead of all this money spent on Sharia, the U.S. had stood up for its own values, and made it clear that money would only flow to those who stood for the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and equality of rights of all people before the law?" See Ban truth - Reap Tyranny
Sudanese Judge Finds Sufficient Evidence to 'Charge' Christian Pastors: "We are working with Mariam Ibraheem (a Christian mom who we helped free from death row in Sudan last year) and our contacts on the ground in Sudan to fight for the freedom and exoneration of Pastors Michael and Peter.... As Mariam has said, 'Being Christian is not a crime.' Yet for these two Pastors, they could be sentenced to death for expressing their Christian faith." See Persecution Scriptures
Calls to Impeach Ohio Judge Who Declined to Marry Same Sex Couple On Religious
"The Left is already calling for the impeachment of Toledo Municipal Judge Allen McConnell who respectfully declined to marry a same-sex couple Monday.
“'I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment,' he said per Reuters. “The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years." See Hating Truth and Primed for Deception
Nigerian School girls slit Christian's throat under orders from Boko Haram: "Schoolgirls that have been abducted by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram Muslim terror group are now being seen on the battlefield fighting on behalf of the terror entity. ... the young female soldiers are now being used as foot soldiers for the group, with some being used to 'terrorize other captives' and 'carrying out killings themselves.' ... '17-year-old Miriam, who escaped Boko Haram captivity, said that the Boko Haram jihadis forced Christian men to lay down then told the girls to 'cut their throats.' 'Amnesty estimates that more than 2,000 girls have been abducted by the militant organization since the beginning of 2014." See The UN Plan for Global Migration
Christian Carnage and Western Indifference: Muslim Persecution of Christians: "One group of Christians were shot execution style to the back of their heads, the others had their heads carved off.... The IS spokesman further addressed 'Christians everywhere': We say to Christians everywhere, the Islamic State will expand, with Allah’s permission. And it will reach you even if you are in fortified strongholds. So whoever enters Islam will have security.... But whoever refuses will see nothing from us but the edge of a spear.” See Preparing for Persecution
Jihad on Churches: Muslim Persecution of Christians, March 2015 (New link: http://famvin.org/en/2015/03/02/vincentians-among-syrian-hostage-victims/: "The children were isolated and put in cages. Adults who do not deny their faith will be decapitated, and their children burned alive in the cages." — Sister Monique of the Vincentian Daughters of Charity, Syria.
Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014 - U.S. State Department: "Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 percent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group..."
"... the department also charts an unprecedented flow of foreign fighters to Syria, often lured by Islamic State's use of social media and drawn from diverse social backgrounds. Taken together, the trends point to a sobering challenge from militant groups worldwide to the United States and its allies." See Persecution Scriptures
ISIS threatens ancient monastery filled with Christians: "ISIS has previously vowed to destroy all Christian historical sites in the areas that fall under its control. In March, it destroyed the ancient Christian Mar Behnam Monastery in the predominantly Christian town of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq.... The jihadists have desecrated Christian cemeteries, seized Christian girls for sex slaves and killed other children in front of their parents’ eyes." See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
ISIS puts captures Roman amphitheatre back into use as a venue for for execution as entertainment: "..twenty prisoners, thought to be captured Syrian soldiers who had attempted to defend the ancient city from the Islamic State, were put to death.... The observatory reports the amphitheatre dead were just a few of the near-70 executed in the area..."
Egypt: Muslim convert to Christianity rots in prison: "...he has been subject to physical and verbal abuse, from both prison guards and fellow inmates on account of his 'apostasy' from and 'blasphemy' against Islam. He has been denied a Bible and has not had eyeglasses since they were intentionally broken some time ago.
...the real reason his client is being held and tortured in prison has to do with... his audacity not only to convert to Christianity, but to try formally to change his religious identity from Muslim to Christian on his ID card..."
Court Upholds Law That Could Imprison Pastors For Preaching Biblical Doctrines: "When the civil government orders you to do something that violates God’s Word, 'we ought to obey God rather than men.' (Acts 5:29)
"In 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law. The law was pushed by every gay rights organization in the country. They claim that anyone who says anything negative about homosexuality is guilty of bullying them and therefore constitutes a hate crime.... If convicted of the felony offense, a person could spend as much as 10 years in prison." See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
Harassing a faithful and humble Christian! Push to court-martial general for thanking God: "A civil-liberties group is demanding a two-star Air Force general be court-martialed for mentioning God at a National Day of Prayer Task Force speech on May 7. Despite the religious nature of the event, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation [an anti-Christian organization] has called for Olson to be 'aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions...
"During his 23-minute address, Maj. Gen. Craig Olson referred to himself as a 'redeemed believer in Christ,' who credits God for his accomplishments in the Air Force... God enabled me to do that.” "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12
Prison next step for American Christians? "Former Congressman Frank Wolf warned that Americans’ freedom of conscience is under attack and it’s mainly Christians with conservative values who are in the crosshairs of the new champions of political correctness.' See History of Persecution
Wake Up Church! Christians Dying for their Faith: "From the Middle East to sub-Saharan Africa, Christians are enduring attacks for their faith like never before. "...a Christian holocaust is unfolding across the Middle East and the world, especially the Body of Christ, cannot afford to remain silent."
The Forgotten Americans Jailed in Iran: "..the Christian pastor Saeed Abedini... was detained in 2012 and incarcerated in the notorious Evin Prison. The infamous Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested him on ambiguous charges such as endangering national security. The question is how building orphanage in the Northern city of Rash and helping orphans are endangering the national security of the Islamic Republic....
"On his son’s seventh birthday, Mr. Abedini wrote a heartbreaking letter that began, 'To my dear beloved son Jacob. I saw your beautiful birthday invitation that you had made me and I know how much you want me to be there on your birthday. Daddy loves you so much...." See The Revolutionary Roots of the UN
Egypt: Five Christian children held for blasphemy – for insulting the Islamic State: "Thabet said the children remained detained by the authorities, as were other Christians who’d been victims of Muslim assaults. 'We have five Coptic children charged with blasphemy and insulting Islam,' he said. 'We still have other open cases where Christians are charged with inciting violence as if they were the perpetrators, but where they were the victims.” See Hope, Hate & Human Nature
Principal Says He Was Fired for Praying at Fellowship of Christian Athletes Meeting: "A high school principal in Georgia is speaking out after he says that he was fired for praying at a voluntary Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting last month. Dr. Michael Lehr... told reporters that he was informed last month—just two days after he led prayer with the group—that his contract was not being renewed.
“We’re all kind of baffled by the decision.... The superintendent has heard me pray at meetings before. She’s been beside me when I cite Scripture at graduation. Her own board meetings begin with prayer.'... A meeting is scheduled for May 12 to make his termination official." See Global War on Christian Values
Will the Supreme Court open the door to the criminalization of
Christianity? "We are already seeing the targeting of Christian public servants, including former Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who was fired for his faith and his beliefs regarding God’s model for marriage and sexuality.
... One Christian wedding service provider faces a $135,000 fine; others have had to close shop.
... 'They don’t want any traditional marriage supporters to be in business."
Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
America’s Institutional Enablers of the New Anti-Semitism: "Incitement and indoctrination are at the heart of the Jew-hatred raging through the Arab and broader Muslim world and now infecting much of Europe. ...anti-Jewish indoctrination entails labeling Jews as sub-human... and attributing to them the most reprehensible qualities and the most vile crimes." See Preparing for Persecution
Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction: "The physical devastation of the Christian Armenians was followed by a cultural devastation. Countless Christian churches and schools have been destroyed or turned into mosques, storehouses or stables.... Turkey... has largely succeeded in destroying the entire Christian cultural heritage of Asia Minor." SeeGenocide
Putin blasts treatment of Mideast Christians: "Russian President Vladimir Putin said the situation in the Middle East for Christians is terrible and the international community is not taking enough steps to protect them." See Preparing for Persecution
Former Lebanese President: I Have Never Witnessed Middle East Christians in Such Extreme Danger: "Christianity in the Middle East could face extinction at the hands of Islamic State if the United States and other international powers do not intervene....If present negative trends continue to intensify, we must start thinking about the unthinkable: the extinction of Christianity.' Gemayel said that so far, 'the response by the United States has been a resounding non-response... Gemayel's son, Samy... said...that 'the Christians are paying the price all over the region and that's why we have been calling for the international community to do something about the Christians all over the region.'" See Trusting God as Freedom Fades
UN Warns of 'Slaughter of Innocents' at Refugee Camp in Syria; Level of Humanity Is 'Unimaginable': "United Nations officials warned on Wednesday of a potential 'slaughter of innocents' unless aid and assistance reached a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria where thousands of civilians are trapped up in a vicious battle.
"Some 18,000 civilians, including 3,500 children, are caught in the camp outside Damascus just a few miles from President Bashar al-Assad's palace. ...the remaining refugees have been left without food, water and medical supplies...."
Christian martyrdom is back – with a vengeance: "Recent video of 21 orange-clad Egyptian Christians being simultaneously beheaded by ISIS thugs – along with a steady stream of other horrifying reports of their crucifying, decapitating and burying Christians alive, including children – have shocked the world. But while ISIS is unquestionably a nightmare-come-true, when it comes to the alarming increase in Christian persecution worldwide..." Please continue to pray for persecuted Christians!
Report: Global Persecution of Christians Reached Historic Levels in 2014: “...current conditions suggest the worst is yet to come,” Open Doors USA wrote in a press release on Wednesday. The organization has released its annual “World Watch List,” which outlines the most dangerous places to live as a Christian. ... “Islamic extremism is the main source of persecution in 40 of the 50 countries on the 2015 World Watch List.”
"The exception to the statistic is North Korea, which was #1 on Open Doors’ list for the 13th consecutive year. There are estimated to be between 50,000 to 70,000 Christians imprisoned in labor camps in the communist country."
Faith of Niger Christians Grows Stronger in Face of Unprecedented Violence: "Christians in Niger are joyfully meeting in homes under police protection as they plan to rebuild church buildings and houses after attacks last weekend (Jan. 16-18) that were unprecedented in scale. ..."Nothing of this magnitude has ever happened in this nation,' wrote one missionary couple in the capital, Niamey. 'Nearly every church in the capital city of Niamey was burned or looted, along with some schools and orphanages... and churches and Christian homes throughout the nation.” See Persecution Scriptures
‘It Is Open Season on Christians’: "Gunmen burst into a Christian prayer service, proceeded to shoot down the innocent worshipers. That comes after a mid-March suicide bombing in Pakistan killing 14 Christians, wounding 70 others. A few weeks before that, Libya — ISIS killers beheading 21 Egyptian Christians. ... Christians are being slaughtered. ...some far-left people aided by a sympathetic media are now smearing Americans who oppose things like abortion and gay marriage."
Jihadis Cleansing Pakistan of Christians: "On Sunday, March 15, as Christian churches around the world were celebrating morning mass, two churches in Pakistan were attacked by Islamic suicide bombers. At least 17 people were killed and over 70 were wounded.... The Taliban claimed responsibility....
"Agents present at the time of the attack were busy watching the cricket match on TV, instead of carrying out their duty to protect churches."
Christians Living In Persecution Speak Out Against Obama: "Three Christians living in persecution recently spoke out about President Obama’s remarks dealing with ISIS and the Crusades. 'I strongly condemn this statement by US President Obama. Christianity has never caused persecution. Christianity has always preached to love our neighbor. The Bible teaches us, 'But now I tell you: do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you. If any one slaps you on the right cheek, let him slap your left cheek too.'" See Persecution Scriptures
UN report blasts Iran for persecution of Christians, other religious minorities:"Dwight Bashir, deputy director for policy at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom ...[said]: 'The situation of Christians and other religious minorities in Iran is very dire because the Iranian regime is a Sharia state." See Preparing for Persecution
ISIS Captures Christians: Piece by piece, Middle Eastern Christianity is being shattered: "Still reeling from last week’s news of the Islamist beheading of 21 Coptic Christian migrant workers in Libya, Middle Eastern Christians were again targeted by a large scale Islamist terror attack with thousands of victims Monday, in Syria.
"Islamic State jihadists laid siege to a string of Christian Assyrian villages, along the Khabour river, in northeastern Syria, kidnapping or killing scores of residents. ... Piece by piece, Middle Eastern Christianity is being shattered." See A Taste of Blood: Human nature without a moral conscience!
Paraded in cages 'to be burned alive' like Jordanian pilot: ISIS releases video claiming to show 17 Kurdish fighters in humiliating procession through Iraqi city: "In a grim echo of the terrible fate which befell Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muath al-Kaseasbeh the captives, reportedly Peshmerga fighters, are dressed in orange jumpsuits and shackled in cages. Just as Lt. al-Kaseasbeh was burned alive on camera, IS are planning to do the same with their latest prisoners..."
Mainstreaming Jew Hatred in America: "Israel’s ambassador to Denmark reportedly warned Jews to avoid being identified as such in Copenhagen. 'We advise Israelis who come to Denmark and want to go to the synagogue to wait to don their skull caps until they enter the building and not to wear them in the street...'“ See Muslim Brotherhood & the Plots to Rule an Islamic World
Austria Prosecuter: Calling for the Killing of Jews is Legitimate Criticism of Israel: "Twenty-nine-year-old Ibrahim B. wrote on Facebook in December, attributing a quote to the infamous Austrian-born Nazi leader, 'I could have annihilated all the Jews in the world, but I left some of them alive so you will know why I was killing them.' In another message, Austrian media reports that Ibrahim called for “Allah” to “annihilate the Jewish State” and its people.” See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
Christians Burned Alive
Muslim Persecution of Christians, November 2014:
"In Pakistan, 'A mob accused of burning alive a Christian couple in an industrial kiln in Pakistan allegedly wrapped a pregnant mother in cotton so she would catch fire more easily, according to family members who witnessed the attack....
Sajjad Maseeh, 27, and his wife Shama Bibi,
24, were set upon by at least 1,200 people after rumors circulated that they had
burned verses from the Quran.... Their legs were also broken so they couldn't run away.... Dr. Nazir S. Bhatti, President of the Pakistan Christian Congress, wrote a letter to U.S. President Obama expressing
surprise that the U.S. did not even bother to condemn this crime."
Preparing for Persecution
Christians Burned Alive Muslim Persecution of Christians, November 2014: "In Pakistan, 'A mob accused of burning alive a Christian couple in an industrial kiln in Pakistan allegedly wrapped a pregnant mother in cotton so she would catch fire more easily, according to family members who witnessed the attack.... Sajjad Maseeh, 27, and his wife Shama Bibi, 24, were set upon by at least 1,200 people after rumors circulated that they had burned verses from the Quran.... Their legs were also broken so they couldn't run away.... Dr. Nazir S. Bhatti, President of the Pakistan Christian Congress, wrote a letter to U.S. President Obama expressing surprise that the U.S. did not even bother to condemn this crime." See Preparing for Persecution
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