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Friday, October 14, 2011

Islam and Political Correctness and the Harm They Cause!

I have started reading Matthew 24:1-14 almost every morning to start my day.  I think this Scripture describes so closely the times we are living in.  Too many Christians being killed every day for their Faith.  Too many Christians being persecuted daily. Too many Preachers are not Preaching The Gospel!  To many Preachers are afraid if they Preach The Word of God they may offend a member!  Its way past time for these Preachers to stop being afraid of offending a member and start being afraid of offending God!  Brother's and Sister's if the Church you attend is more worried about being Politically Correct than Biblicly Correct GET OUT!!  Find you a God Fearing, Bible Believing Church Home!

Look and read of the examples below.  This is what Christians are enduring around the world daily!  While they endure this persecution, much of it at the hands of Islam, we have Church Leaders in the USA putting Qu'rans in the Pews.  Allowing Imams to have Prayers, to LEAD Prayer's in Christian Churches! How can they?



Matthew 24:1-14(KJV)
And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to show him the buildings of the temple.
And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.


I think every Christian should read the above passage every morning to start their day.  It is a great reminder!  Jesus WILL be returning!  Jesus tells us none will know the exact day or time of His return and I certainly don't pretend to know, however I feel the signs show His return may be sooner than many think.  Are you ready?

Today, lets just look at one sign Jesus gives us: Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

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Copts in Egypt

I know the picture is graphic and will disturb many, but Christians MUST wake up to what is going on around the world!

Look at this excerpt from an article from The Assemblies of God World Missions:

The attention of the Christian world is currently focused on a pastor imprisoned in Iran who has been sentenced to death for his faith. We pray the authorities in that country will free him and return him to his family and his church.
But this pastor’s plight is not an isolated incident. According to Christians in Crisis International, 200 million Christians daily face persecution. Every day, on average, more than 300 people are killed for their faith in Jesus Christ.

More than 300 Christians per day killed for their Faith!! 200 Million face persecution DAILY!!!  This persecution includes but is NOT limited to rape, torture, imprisonment, slavery, kidnapping, theft, and forced conversions.  Much of this happens in Islamic dominated countries under Sharia Law.

From The Christian Post and ICC:


Advocacy Group: Rape Often Used to Persecute Christian Girls in Pakistan


Wed, Sep. 28, 2011 Posted: 01:32 PM EDT

A Christian teen was reportedly raped in Pakistan by three Muslim men while she was working, it emerged Tuesday and her case, according to an international advocacy group, is part of a troubling trend in which Muslim men use sexual assault as a weapon against Christian girls.
The International Christian Concern (ICC), an advocacy group, reported the event on their website Tuesday, after an investigation. Regional Manager for South Asia, Jonathan Racho, told The Christian Post that one of the organization’s reporters talked to the young woman in person.
The incident took place on Sept. 16, ICC has established. The 18-year-old girl, whose name was not revealed for security reasons, was working alone on a Muslim farm in the Village of Muphat Pura, in Kasur district. At 5 p.m. local time, three relatives of her Muslim employer came to her and allegedly raped her.
Later, they warned her not to report the rape to anyone or else they would kill her and her brother, who also works on the farm, the teen told ICC.
"I am very sad about what happened to me," she reportedly said.
She explained that if she reports this case, it will be difficult for her and her family to live in the area.
"It's impossible for her to do [report the rape]," Racho told CP. "They have already warned her not to tell to the police. In Pakistan, when Christians bring their case to court or to the police there is a reluctance from the government to protect them."
The teen left the farm where she was working, according to Racho.
This case is not an isolated one, as many Christian girls are being raped by Muslim men in Pakistan, according to ICC.
"Rape has been used as weapon of persecution against Christian girls in Pakistan, a country where Christians are treated as third-class citizens," Racho said in a report on ICC's website. "In the Muslim majority country, Christian girls are particularly vulnerable to these types of crimes because Muslim authorities are reluctant to protect them when their rights are being violated by Muslims."
The president of the Pakistan Christian Congress, Nazir Bhatti, told ICC that the incidents of rape and enforced conversion of Christian women to Islam are rising every year. He added that 99.9 percent of rape cases in Pakistan are not being reported.
"If a Muslim man rapes a Christian girl, then he easily forces her to convert to Islam, marries her and covers up his heinous crime of rape under Islamic law," Bhatti told ICC.
CP reported on Sept. 26 that a Christian mother of five was allegedly raped by two Muslim men in mid-September. After she pressed charges, local Islamists reportedly threatened to harm her family unless the charges were dropped.
In January, CP wrote about a Pakistani Muslim who allegedly confessed to sexually assaulting five Christian girls, and then reportedly raped a sixth one, a 10-year-old Catholic girl in Punjab Province.
Luiza Oleszczuk
Christian Post Contributor

Copyright © Christianpost.com. All rights reserved.


More from the I.C.C.

 recently spoke with an individual who witnessed Pastor Ojih’s faithfulness to Christ in his final hours before he was killed for refusing to convert to Islam. We’ve only edited the interview slightly, so that you could read the story in the eyewitness’ own words: Please read!

ICC: What was the initiation the Muslims were forcing Ojih to do? Can you describe it?

Witness: The initiation is not only Pastor George Ojih, it’s general—something they ask all the Christians. If you change your religion, they would not hurt you; but if you not change, then you should go the other side (there were two groups of people-those willing to convert and those refusing). That was the threat. We were lying down on the ground flat, facing the sun. So they tie our legs and our hands together. They say, “if you want to go for Christ, go this side, if you want to go for Mohammed, remain where you are.” Then we move away from where they put us to those that go for Christ. And we’re few. I think it was 8 or 9 by then. So when we are there, they separated us. We are there until they capture other people. Because I was wearing white, they ask, “If you want to go for Christ, go and meet that person with white cloth. And if you want to Islamize yourself, you should stand here and remain here.” That’s how they divided us.

Then later on, to those that were together initially when they capture us, they now ask them that they should go because they accept to follow Mohammed. They were teaching them how to pray, how to do ablution, how to do all sorts of things.

ICC: Can you describe the spot where they interrogated Pastor Ojih?

Witness: They asked Pastor George Ojih to change to Islam. He refused to change. Another believer was with Pastor Ojih; but when he discovered that changing his religion will save his life, he now decided to change in order for them to release him, his wife, and his child. So (this other believer) did all what Boko Haram they asked him to do. He converted to Islam and he confessed it before the church.

Boko Haram then asked Pastor Ojih him to bend downward facing the floor. Somebody come rushed at him with a machete, come from behind and sliced his neck through the back. When he sliced his neck, now, Pastor George Ojih started struggling and he lived a long time before the body become relaxed. Then he died at the railroad tracks near their camp.

ICC: Were there any witnesses?

Witness: Really, there are many eyewitnesses. Both the Christian and the Muslim that confess, the Christian that confess that they deny Christ … it was an open place where they saw all these things happen.

ICC: How did the Muslims react once Ojih was killed?

Witness: I heard that, when he was killed, they were celebrating.

They now triggered their gun, shouting their normal chanting—Allahu Akbar (God is Great.

This interview is reproduced verbatim and for more information on this and related stories on Christian persecution all over the world, log on to ICC Website

Pastor George Ojih 












It breaks my heart to think of what Pastor Ojih had to endure!
It breaks my heart to think of what his family has had to endure since his death!  I know Pastor Ojih has a special place in Heaven.  I know Jesus was waiting and said what we all hope to hear from Jesus, "Well done my true and faithful servant", still, knowing how he spent his last hours on earth is heartbreaking.  When I think of Pastor Ojih and the other Martyrs pictured here I keep thinking of Jesus's warning:  " Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. "

I also think of verse 11 when Jesus warns us: "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many."  Today in New York City, NY, a Pastor had a Muslim and a Buddhist say Prayers at the Church he Pastors.  I think how much that must hurt Jesus.  How much that must hurt all the Martyrs like Pastor Ojih and all the others who have laid down their lives for Christ.  How much it must hurt those 200 Million Christians a day who are persecuted, and those over 300 a day who are killed for their Faith.  All in the name of Political Correctness, or "social justice."

Its past time for these mis-guided Church leaders to begin paying attention to God's Word!  Its time to be Biblicly Correct NOT Politically Correct!!  Please Pray for these mis-guided Pastors, and these persecuted Christians!

In His Service,

Dan




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