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Best Interpretation of ‘Silence’

Spoiler Warning: this is the best commentary I’ve heard on the movie.

Jihadist War Against Christians

To hear President Obama and many other leftist luminaries talk, one might conclude that Image result for middle east christianswe have a real problem with Islamophobia. Following the attacks of 9/11, even then-President George Bush repeatedly stated that we were not at war with Islam in order to counter the potential for widespread fear and loathing of Muslims in western society. The repeated violent attacks by radical Islamic jihadists over the last fifteen years at home and abroad only served to further stoke the fears of a widespread backlash against all people of the Islamic faith. The fear that innocent, peace-loving Muslims would be singled out for reprisals influenced even various U.S. government agencies as they purged their training materials from even referencing “radical Islamic terrorism” or anything related to the radical religious ideology of jihad.  Read more of this post

Preserving Freedoms

This delivery came at a Tennessee football game.  Christianity and Jesus are now the target of persecution.

THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS! GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU READS THIS! Pass it on if you like it. I find it interesting that a high school principal sees the problem, but our society cannot.

This is a statement that was read over the PA system at the football game at Roane County High School, Kingston, Tennessee by school Principal Jody McLeod.

It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games, to say a prayer and play the National Anthem, to honor God and Country.

Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law. As I understand the law at this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it “an alternate life style,” and if someone is offended, that’s OK.

I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and calling it, “safe sex.” If someone is offended, that’s OK.

I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an unborn baby as a “viable” Means of birth control.” If someone is offended, no problem…

I can designate a school day as “Earth Day” and involve students in activities to worship religiously and praise the goddess “Mother Earth” and call it “ecology..”

I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that depicts people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as “simple minded” and “ignorant” and call it “enlightenment..”

However, if anyone uses this facility to honor GOD and to ask HIM to bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case Law is violated.

This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical. Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except GOD and HIS Commandments.

Nevertheless , as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree. For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical. I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally. I certainly do not need to add an intentional transgression.

For this reason, I shall “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s,” and refrain from praying at this time.

However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank GOD and ask HIM, in the name of JESUS, to bless this event, please feel free to do so.  As far as I know, that’s not against the law–yet!

One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands with one another and began to pray.

They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team huddles. They prayed at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer’s Box!

The only place they didn’t pray was in the Supreme Court of the United States of America- the Seat of Justice in the one nation, under God.

This principal remembered what so many have forgotten. We are given the Freedom of Religion, not the Freedom from Religion in the US Constitution.  Praise GOD that we know Him! Be faithful to Him today.

JESUS said, “If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be ashamed of you before My Father..”

May freedom and justice reign throughout the earth!

 

Christians as Target Practice

  • “We will show the Armenians and the Christians who we are… We have been ordered not to leave any Armenians in the area.” — Islamic rebels, Aleppo, Syria.
  • Thousands of Christians are fleeing Eritrea due to extreme persecution. A report describes Eritrea as “one of the world’s fastest emptying nations” and the “North Korea of Africa.” The majority of the 40,000 who fled to Italy last year are Christians.
  • “The government of Iran continues to engage in systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom, including prolonged detention, torture, and executions based primarily or entirely upon the religion of the accused.” — Report by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
  • A new study claims that as many as 40,000 Christians — including Muslims who wish to convert to Christianity — are being attacked and harassed by Muslims in migrant homes. According to the report, “Now in European asylum homes they are finding more and more that they are in as much danger from radical Muslims in Europe as they were in their home countries.”

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Remembering Elie Wiesel

From his foundation web site:

Elie Wiesel was born in 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania, which is now part of Romania. He was fifteen years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. His mother and younger sister perished, his two older sisters survived. Elie and his father were later transported to Buchenwald, where his father died shortly before the camp was liberated in April 1945.

After the war, Elie Wiesel studied in Paris and later became a journalist. During an interview with the distinguished French writer, Francois Mauriac, he was persuaded to write about his experiences in the death camps. The result was his internationally acclaimed memoir, Night (La Nuit), which has since been translated into more than thirty languages

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Olie’s Surprise Shopper

Although the global genocide of Christians is news filled with horror stories, there are also some very exciting positive stories. Olie is a shop owner in Pakistan. He squeezes out a living selling various wares including Bibles.

One day a man entered his shop, glancing around nervously. Olie immediately felt uneasy. The man approached Olie, and opened his coat revealing a bomb strapped to his chest.

“I am here to kill you because you sell Bibles in your shop!”
Olie stood in silence for a few seconds, the hair on his neck standing up. Olie pointed to a picture frame on the wall next to the man. The frame contained the words from the love chapter in 1 Corinthians 13.

The bomber stood and read the whole chapter. He glanced back at Olie, then immediately left the shop and ran down the street. Olie let out a long deep breath. He had no idea why he pointed to the frame containing the verses, but he gave God all the glory.

A few weeks later, the same man walks into Olie’s shop! Olie’s gut knots up as the man walks toward him. “I have experienced this Jesus who is in your Bible. I need to have my own Bible. Can I get one from you, please,” said the man in a quiet voice.
Olie gave him a Bible and Olie also kept in contact with this new believer. This is one of the stories you will never hear in the news media.

For example, we hear much regarding the refugee problems exploding in Germany and the rest of Europe. Riots, gang fights and rapes fill these stories.

More here.   Grand Lake News

Vicar: How Christians Can Help Persecuted by ISIS

Canon Andrew White, also known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” recently shared sobering accounts of how the Islamic State group continues to terrorize Christians across the Middle East — and how believers in the West can help.

During a session titled “Christian Genocide” held during Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, White first extended greetings from “The Church. The Persecuted Church. Not just in Iraq, but many other places connected with the Middle East.”

The minister, who is widely respected for his peacemaking efforts between Christians and Muslims, was ordered by Archbishop of Canterbury to leave his church in Baghdad in December of 2014 as Christians in Iraq came under increasing threat from the Islamic State terrorists.

“Most of our people are not in Baghdad anymore. I was in Baghdad. But ISIS came in and they basically destined to massacre our people,” White recalled. Read more of this post

One Christian Slaughtered Every Five Minutes

Christians are slaughtered, 1 every 5 minutes in the Middle East.

Mohammad jihadi followers destroying the ancient Mar Elian monastery in Qaryatain, Syria.

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Is God Surprised?

…by the Iraqi surprise?

Sudden collapses are all surprises when they occur, yet in retrospect seem inevitable results of iniquity. They are surprises only because those in power take selfies and cover up their selfishness, for a time.
– World Magazine

 

How is it that the American solution to years of Shite persecution Read more of this post

I Have Decided!

In this video, Pastor Richard Kannwischer of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church,
tells the story of a family in India who lost their lives because
of their faith in Jesus Christ.

Accompanied by music performed by Jadon Lavik, this compelling
story of how a families sacrifice to
follow Jesus influenced their entire community. There is a true
story of a small village in India. And in this village there was
this family that came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ as Savior
Lord.

This agitated the village so much and everybody became so
upset that an angry mob gathered and shoved them into the public
square. The village chief confronted them and he said to the man,
“If you and your family will not recant your faith, you all will
surely die!” The man didn’t know what to say or what to do.

The only thing that came to mind for him were the words of a song that he
had composed when he had first surrendered his life to God. And so
he began to sing,
“I have decided to follow Jesus. No turning back. No turning back.”