Mideast’s Religious Minorities Reach Point of No Return

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Michael Young notes that religious minorities across the Middle East – especially Christian communities – are fleeing the region due to repression and violence. One country not mentioned as a serial oppressor of Christians? Israel.

And yet, there is understandable fear for the Christian presence in the region because in several countries we may already have reached a point of no return. In Iraq, it is difficult to imagine a massive homecoming of Christians in the foreseeable future, if ever. In Syria, unless the conflict ends soon and a post-Assad government takes urgent measures to reassure the country’s myriad minorities, the exodus of Christians will only gain momentum.

Read the rest in The National.


Author: Stand For Israel | September 27, 2012
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  • james
    October 4, 2012
    5:37 pm
     

    Hello! I know this is irrelevant with what’s being discussed, but could any of my jewish brothers or sisters tell me about the table and lampstand from
    Exodus 40 : 22 to 25. Thanks! James.

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  • Belinda
    October 2, 2012
    10:51 am
     

    The whole bible is true through and through. I serve HA’SHEM and through HIS son, Y’Shua all things are possible. HE is everlasting to everlasting and HE is the same today as HE was Yesterday, as HE will be Forever. Y’SHUA was YAHWEH come in the Flesh and when you accept Y’SHUA then you are grafted into the family of YISRAEL through the MASHIYACH. HA’SHEM told us that HE would write HIS WORD upon our hearts not throw it away. Keep the WORD(TORAH)(Y’SHUA).

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  • RAJ
    September 29, 2012
    6:13 am
     

    WE ALL CHRISTIANS BEING UNDER COMMONWEATH OF ISRAEL WE HAVE TO UNITEDLY STAND FOR ISRAIELEphesians 2:12

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  • K.C.
    September 28, 2012
    4:37 pm
     

    But wait a minute. Israelis do not like and are resistant to Jewish evangelism. More bad news: MOST PEOPLE are resistant to Christian evangelism. That’s just the way it is. (Read John 15:18-19) So it’s being a little disingenuous to imply Israelis are completely comfortable with Christians in their midst. Especially Christians who happen to be Israeli Jews.

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  • Mark
    September 28, 2012
    10:12 am
     

    I’m not ashamed by the cross of Christ, neither is anyone who follows Messiah. Time for prayer, fasting, study, and action.

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  • Moses
    September 28, 2012
    5:44 am
     

    It is not surprising that such happens to Christians in those nations, historically the more Christians are persecuted them they more they grow. Christianity will return to those nations. Watch out.

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    • James
      October 5, 2012
      5:13 pm
       

      Correct Moses, I’m sure when the Lord returns there will be many Christians in the middle east. Also with persecution there is also more souls saved.

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  • RAJ
    September 28, 2012
    4:59 am
     

    THE WAY THEY ARE MULTIPYING THEY WILL GREW IN MAJORITY ALL ROUND THE WORLD.HOW TO OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD DEEDS AS WORD OF GOD SAYS TO PRAY FOR OUR EMENY.I AM PROUD OF ISRAEL FOR THE MIGHT AND BLESSIN

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  • Stan
    September 28, 2012
    12:10 am
     

    By their deeds they shall be known ! /. They who are not for us and the kingdom of YESHUA Are against us / just preach the GOSPEL OF CHRIST in and out of season /let YESHUA deal to the deceived

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  • Helena
    September 27, 2012
    11:40 pm
     

    Oh come King of David! I agree with Frank Jr.

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  • Marite
    September 27, 2012
    10:53 pm
     

    Jesus spoke of these times. But, persecution is everywhere, even in so-called Christian nations. The Bible is no longer the standard. Once you live by God’s standard, persecution is a given.

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  • Dan C
    September 27, 2012
    9:50 pm
     

    Islam is an ideology of absolute control, and a religion of intolerance. Add to that the fanatical hatred of those who have gained power throughout the region and it is no surprise that Christians are persecuted and Jews threatened with extinction. The US has only one real ally in that entire region, and very few true allies in the entire world when you get down to it. We need to strengthen ties with and increase support for Israel. At the same time we need to cut off all aid to Muslim countries and sever diplomatic relations with any of the countries where our embassies were targeted. And we should declare war on Iran.

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  • Eleanor
    September 27, 2012
    9:11 pm
     

    I and many of my Christian friends want you to know we will always hold Israel up in honor. Hope and prayers go out that you will be safe and that BO will not be elected again in the US.

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  • william
    September 27, 2012
    9:06 pm
     

    The bible says there will be a “New” earth and a “New”heaven. They certainly are not the one’s we live in today. But are coming “Soon” !!!

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  • william
    September 27, 2012
    9:03 pm
     

    The bible says “there will be a New Earth and a New Heaven” its certainly not the one we live in now !!!!!

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  • Dolores
    September 27, 2012
    8:13 pm
     

    I am praying for everyone in Isarel.

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  • Marla
    September 27, 2012
    8:13 pm
     

    For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. Isaiah 62:1

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  • Carrie
    September 27, 2012
    7:59 pm
     

    Anna, what you say is very true and HE also says not to FEAR these things must happen, but the end is still not here. We must not loose our belief in Yeshua or loose our focus on HIM. Pray and Pray for the Peace for Jerusalem and Israel. The dark may be in front of us, but his LIGHT is inside us for all the world to see!!

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  • carmon
    September 27, 2012
    7:58 pm
     

    ISRAEL is the apple of the LORD,s eye no nation, thats comes against his precious HOLY LAND has never and will never stand…….AMEN..WHEN WE READ OUR BIBLES we learn thru out time how different nations and people have tried to come up against HIS HOLY nation and was destroyed….you noticed I said tried to come up, which means GODS, israel is up high on HIS list of priorities..

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  • carmon
    September 27, 2012
    7:45 pm
     

    IN THESE LAST AND EVIL DAYS THE BIBLE TELLS US PERILOUS TIMES WOULD COME, IN THE BOOK OF TIMOYHY,, BUT THE LORD SAID HE WHO ENDURES UNTIL THE END WOULD BE SAVED,AND HE ALSO SAID IN THE BOOK OF JHON HE WOULD NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU, SO WE HAVE OUR FAITH IN JESUS AND HIS WORD, PSALM 121 SAYS I LIFT UP MY EYES TO THE HILLS. FROM WHERE DOES MY HELP COME FROM. MY HELP comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth, behold , he who keeps Israel will neigther slumber nor sleep.. the LORD is your keeper;the LORD is your shade on your right hand..psalm 121 1thru 5. so with in our spirits lets hold to what we know is true. yhe LORD JESUS will have the last laugh..

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  • sandra
    September 27, 2012
    7:37 pm
     

    I am not surprised as the Bible speaks of this type of persecution toward Christians. God help Israel and her people. God help all God loving Christians.

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  • Patricia
    September 27, 2012
    7:13 pm
     

    I came across a Scripture that I’ve be speaking as a prayer for Israel: “May all who hate Jerusalem be turned back in shameful defeat” (Psalm 129:4 NLT).

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  • Beth
    September 27, 2012
    5:50 pm
     

    I know that our Lord Jesus Christ spoke about these end time days. I really think we need to still seek Him through prayer and it could make a difference in some ways whether big or small. I don’t want to do nothing at all because I am not a doormat.

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  • Frank JR
    September 27, 2012
    2:14 pm
     

    If BHO gets re-elected Christians will not be safe anywhere !

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    • Edwin
      September 28, 2012
      8:58 am
       

      Frank JR. don’t blame BHO. Muslims are thought to hate Christians & Jews from start The Lord told us to expect these things, let us pray for persecuted Christian in these nations.

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  • Anna
    September 27, 2012
    1:35 pm
     

    This is no surprise. Jesus tells us we will be hated because we love him.

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  • Sandra
    September 27, 2012
    1:28 pm
     

    God bless Israel..Don’t give up the great I Am is with you.

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    • Jim
      September 28, 2012
      3:34 am
       

      We need to pray for Jews everywhere, that the gospel of salvation through Jesus will be preached to them before it’s too late, in the end, that is all that counts. The hour is near!

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  • Jay
    September 27, 2012
    1:10 pm
     

    End of days…. Whoever makes the peace in the Middle East is the Antichrist. Stay tuned in and open thou eyes that thou might see!

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  • Sarah
    September 27, 2012
    1:09 pm
     

    The Muslims, President Obama and the U.N. are united to eradicate Israel as a country and the Jewish people as group. When the Jewish people are no longer a coherent group, Christians will be the next major target. These same groups are already trying to neutralaize Christians in the U.S. Jews and Chrisians must ally each other to protect themselves and fight our common enemy while we are still able to do so. In the U.S., many Jews, if not most, including journalists and commentators, support Obama’s re-election.

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  • Retta
    September 27, 2012
    12:55 pm
     

    I have and will always stand with Israel and the dear Prime Minister. We, as Christians should never forget the Bible’s commandment to all of us. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” “Those who curse Israel will be cursed.” these are not a threat by God,but a promise.

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  • Georgia
    September 27, 2012
    12:17 pm
     

    Please excuse my previous typo.
    I meant to say, “Those that bless Israel will be blessed, and those that curse Israel will be cursed.” Shalom.

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  • Georgia
    September 27, 2012
    12:15 pm
     

    Israel does not fear true Christians because true Christians believe in the Old Testament as being as sacred as New Testament Scriptures. True Christians pray for Israel and believe what God said about Israel, that those who bless Israel woill be blessed, and those that cursed Israel woill be cursed. The serial oppressors are those that say lies regarding Israel. They will have to face God one day and give an account for every word they uttered against Israel, the apple of God’s eye.

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  • Tom
    September 27, 2012
    10:41 am
     

    Our Lord Jesus Christ spoke of these days and things in specific in Matthew Chapter Twenty Four of the Bible.

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