Joyce Meyer Sees ‘a Ton of Compromise In the Church Today’; Says Christians Can’t Be Like the World and Be an Example to the World0 Comments Published by Office 2 July 24th, 2016 in Christian Church Issues, Christianity
Christian author and speaker Joyce Meyer says she’s seen a good deal of compromise and giving into the ways of the world going on at church, and warns believers that society often blurs the lines between right and wrong.
“There is a ton of compromise in the church today. We can’t just be like the world, and be an example to the world,” Meyer said in a sermon to her congregation in St. Louis online on Monday.
“The lines are getting really blurred out there about what is even right, and what’s wrong,” she added.
Meyer explained that God calls people to be happy and holy, which she said are not mutually exclusive conditions, but warned Christians that they need to be careful about the situations and people they engage with.
June 5, 2016 – By Robert Spencer
“Babul Aktar is an efficient police officer and played a key role in apprehending Islamists. They might have killed his wife because they failed to get him.” Will the Islamophobia never end?
DHAKA — The wife of a senior Bangladeshi police official known for battling Islamist militants was stabbed and shot to death on Sunday, and machete-wielding assailants killed a Christian grocer in a separate incident.
Both attacks appeared to be the work of Islamist militants who have killed at least 30 people, including religious minorities, liberal bloggers and academics, since February last year, police said.
Three assailants riding a motorcycle stabbed and then shot Mahmuda Aktar, 33, while she was on her way to put her son onto a school bus near her home in the southeastern port city of Chittagong, police said.
Evangelist Will Graham Returns to Australian Outback, Reaps a Great Harvest from Others’ Dedicated Sowing0 Comments Published by Office 2 July 22nd, 2016 in Australia, Christian Church Issues, Christianity, Gospel, Indigenous, Jesus, Miraculous Testimonies, Salvation in Christ, United States of America
Erik Ogren : Jun 3, 2016 : BillyGraham.org
“In Alice Springs we harvested fruit that we did not sow. Particularly among the indigenous people, Dr. Bell and other missionaries planted the seeds of faith in Jesus Christ decades ago, and we were able to see the result last weekend.”
Evangelist Will Graham returned to Australia last week – a continent on which he’s preached biannually since 2010 – to share the hope of Jesus in the arid Outback. The three-day event, titled Reality, was held May 20-22 at Blatherskite Park in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. (Photo via Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)
Alice Springs is located in the approximate center of the continent, nearly equidistant between Darwin on the northern coast of Australia and Adelaide on the southern coast.
In this remote town of 28,605, nearly 6,000 people attended the weekend event.
“Some of you have a broken life and God doesn’t use band aids. God wants to completely change you,” said Graham from the podium. “Salvation is a Person and His name is Jesus. Jesus can change everything in life. He can change your life tonight!”
June 4, 2016 – By Robert Spencer
“I really didn’t know that after coming to Germany I would be harassed because of my faith in the very same way as back in Iran.” Welcome to the brave new multicultural Germany.
“Growing concern for German churches: Muslim refugees harassing Christians,” by Tom Heneghan, Deseret News, June 3, 2016:
Germany’s refugee crisis is challenging the country’s main religious groups as they try to balance a welcoming attitude to the mostly Muslim migrants and concern for the welfare of the minority Christians among them.
Increasingly, accounts of Muslim migrants ganging up on Christians and other minorities in refugee shelters have raised concerns.
I wrap a checked shirt around my head and pull up the hoodie to conceal my face. Holding a makeshift Islamic State flag on a piece of paper, I take a deep breath, then I hit “Record” on my phone.
“I pledge my allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the caliphate Dawlat al-Islam.”
Then I hit send.
It’s June 29, 2015. I’m a journalist, and I’ve just pledged my allegiance to the Islamic State.
Three hours later I get a response. Melbourne recruiter Neil Prakash, one of Australia’s top Islamic State leaders, writes back from Syria using Surespot, one of the many new, encrypted instant messaging services used by terrorists and radicals. (Prakash was later reported killed in a bombing raid, though some in the counter-terrorism community have doubts about his death.)
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By Jo Anne Lyon , Op-Ed Contributor – March 3, 2016
Christians in Nepal.
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. – Philippians 4:9
In Nepal, Hinduism reigns as the primary religion — out of Nepal’s population of 28 million, Christians make up less than 1.5 percent. Recently, the former Hindu kingdom adopted a new constitution that declared the country a secular state.
Under the new constitution, the freedom of religion is technically upheld but attempting to change or convert someone from one religion to another is punishable by law. In addition, Christianity remains socially unacceptable, often inciting violence and oppression. While you can legally choose your religion in Nepal, Nepali Christians continue to suffer inequality and persecution as they have for decades.
Please watch & share this short, but very important & powerful videos from RUAP National President Daniel Nalliah.
Please watch, read & share this wide spread media report of TV & Radio host Sonia Kruger calling on Australia to halt Muslim Immigration.
Please watch & share this short, but very important & powerful video from RUAP National President Daniel Nalliah.
March 5, 2016 By Robert Spencer
Surprised? Don’t be. The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused.
And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.
How these Muslim migrants have enriched Sweden!
UK’s Sharia courts run by clerics who support amputation for theft, child marriage, marital rape, wife-beating0 Comments Published by Office 2 July 17th, 2016 in Britain, Europe, Insight Into Islam, Islam, Multiculturalism, Muslims, Politics, Sharia Law
March 7, 2016 By Robert Spencer
And the British are surprised by this, because they have assumed all these years that Sharia is benign and completely compatible with Western pluralistic societies, and that only greasy Islamophobes thought otherwise.
In reality, these Sharia courts are simply administering Islamic justice as it is set out in the Qur’an and Sunnah:
Amputation for theft: “The thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent from Allah.” (Qur’an 5:38)
Child marriage:: “The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)” (Bukhari 7.62.88).
March 7, 2016 – By Hugh Fitzgerald
Here is an exchange between Todd Caldecott and Max Rodenbeck in the Letters Column of The New York Review of Books, on the latter’s claim (in a previously-published review of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Heretic: Why Islam Needs A Reformation) that the Muslim practice of forced conversion was “historically rare” and “revived only recently by ultra-extremist groups such as Boko Haram in Nigeria or ISIS in Iraq.”
Caldecott provides, by way of answer, an impressively horrifying list of just some of the recorded instances of mass murder of Hindus in India and the mass destruction of Hindu temples and libraries:
Please watch (5 min) & share this Post-Election Recap by RUAP National President Daniel Nalliah.
Firstly, let me once again thank you all for your faithful support, help and encouragement throughout the entire election campaign.
It has been a very tiring 6-8 weeks, but it was fully worth the effort and challenge.
RUAP is very happy to inform you that our vote nationwide has almost doubled compared to the last federal election.
Some electorates across the nation have seen 4-5 times the amount of votes since the last election.
As a new political party contesting just only our 2nd federal election, we have done very well.
A big thank you to all our teams across the country.
We congratulate the Liberal & National Coalition Government on their victory.
However, the vote count in the Senate is still going on and is expected to take up to 3-4 weeks before we know the final results of who was elected.
George Thomas : Mar 9, 2016 : CBN News
Shahid recently shared a picture showing him baptizing new converts to Christianity on the same shores of North Africa where the Islamic terror group ISIS beheaded 21 Coptic Christians in February 2015.
The Middle East)—[CBN News] Shahid is proof that God is moving powerfully across parts of Muslim-majority Middle East and North Africa.
Shahid (not his real name for security purposes), is from Libya and grew up a devout Muslim.
“As every Libyan, when I was a little boy, I used to go to the Koranic school,” Shahid told Leading The Way (LTW) with Dr. Joseph Youssef, a Christian television and radio ministry that broadcasts in more than 190 countries around the world.
3/2/2016 Jason Peters – Charisma Magazine
When Islamic State militants (ISIS) moved into northern Iraq, they began identifying Christian-owned homes and businesses. Families would find the Arabic letter “N” ( ? ) painted on their buildings. This single letter, the first letter of the word used in the Quran to identify Christians, conveyed the powerful accusation that the occupants were followers of Jesus. Our Christian brothers and sisters were tagged in this way and given the choice of either converting to Islam or standing for Christ and losing everything they owned.
I have had the privilege of meeting some of these sisters and brothers during recent visits to Iraq, where The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is serving them in their time of great need. I’d like to share one of their stories with you. It is the story of a 36-year-old wife and mother who met God in a life-changing way during a worship service. Here is Ban No’Shaba’s story.
Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Ban No’Shaba lived what she called an average life with her husband, a taxi driver, until November 2013, when her husband was kidnapped by ISIS and their family was forever changed.
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 09 Mar 2016 | John Bingham
London is a more “Islamic” city than much of the Muslim world put together, a leading Muslim scholar has argued.
Maulana Syed Ali Raza Rizvi, a prominent Shia cleric, who was born in Pakistan and studied in Iran, said he “feels more Islamic” in Britain than other countries because of the freedom to worship and the multicultural mix.
He said Islam could be summed up as being about “love and justice”, but that the “Muslim political leadership” around the world was failing to foster this. …
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