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Persecution of Christians in the Middle East

In the daily drumbeat of Mideast news, there is one story of historic proportion that is nearly unreported: the growing persecution and systematic destruction in the Islamic world of some of the world’s oldest Christian communities.

We hear when a Catholic bishop is murdered in Iraq, when machete-armed fanatics attack Egyptian Copt worshipers, or when churches are torched in Hamas-controlled Gaza. But what about the jailing in Saudi Arabia of foreign workers for holding forbidden Christian prayers? Or the arrest in Pakistan of a Christian man for marrying a Muslim woman? Or the continuing Islamic educational system that teaches the young that Christians (as well as Jews) are “the descendants of apes and pigs”?

The pattern is nearly the same wherever extremist Islam holds sway. From Bangladesh to Darfur, Christians have become regular targets for Islamic thugs and the governments that back them. Just this month, a Pakistani court upheld the kidnapping, conversion and “marriage” to older Moslem men of two Christian sisters, aged 10 and 13.

Yet even in lands that are not under orthodox Sharia law, Christian communities feel the pressure of persecution. In constitutionally secular Turkey, a legally recognized Protestant church in the capital of Ankara is under threat of closure by local Islamist police.

Many Christians in Islamic lands have become subject to such terror that they are fleeing the homelands their ancestors have known almost since the time of Jesus. Iraq’s Christian sects now feel forced to pray in secret. Others simply leave. Although they comprise less than four percent of Iraq’s population, Iraqi Christians now account for 40 per cent of its refugees.

Lebanon’s once politically powerful Christian community has already shrunken almost beyond recognition. Thirty years ago, Lebanon was 60% Christian; today it is barely 25%. The growing political power of Iran-backed Hezbollah is encouraging further departures.

Even in the Holy Land, where Jesus walked, there is an increasing Christian exodus from both the West Bank and Gaza. Part of it surely stems from the continuing Palestinian- Israeli conflict. But much of it results from a growing Islamic campaign to force Christians to sell their property and leave. Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, was once 90% Christian. Today it has a 65% Moslem majority.

The only place in the Mideast where Christian communities continue to grow is in the Jewish State of Israel. Israel’s tolerance is logical. What people of faith knows the dangers of religious persecution better than the people of Israel especially those whose families originated in the Islamic world? Between 1948 and 1956 more than 850,000 Jews were forced to flee the Arab lands where their families had lived for centuries.

Most found new homes in Israel; others settled in Western Europe and the Americas. Today there are almost no Jews in the Arab world. In Egypt, where 180,000 Jews once lived, there are fewer than 80. In Iraq, where Jews once comprised a third of Baghdad, there are possibly ten left. In Libya, there are none.

For much of Islamic history there was relative tolerance of both Jews and Christians. Though never treated as equals to Moslems, they were accepted as Dhimmi protected minorities. Today there seems to be a dangerous tendency in many Muslim nations to neither respect nor try to preserve the historic sanctity of these once sheltered cultures and faiths.

When Afghan fanatics destroyed two ancient statues of Buddha, the world was shocked. But the world should not forgot that between 1948 and 1967, when Islamic forces controlled the Holy City of Jerusalem, there was a systematic campaign to erase the historic Jewish presence. Synagogues were destroyed and ancient Jewish gravestones carted away. Even today, the Palestinian Authority not only denies Israel’s right to consider itself a Jewish state, but denies the historic Jewish connection to Jerusalem. It is an empty effort to enhance the Palestinian political narrative at the expense of others’ hard earned history.

If there is a hope of true peace in the Middle East, extremist Islam must reform its view of others. It cannot go on teaching that non-Islamic history in the Middle East is “fiction.”

There is a sacred opportunity now to take up the call for the Islamic world’s hard-pressed and ever shrinking Christian communities. All people of commitment and tolerance – Christian, Jew, and Moslem – should speak out loudly and forcefully so that the Islamic world’s Christians do not suffer the same fate as its now all but non-existent Jewish communities.

What do you think?

  • maurice
    June 8, 2015
    4:50 pm
     

    those muslims pay day is comming soon even iran i believed i read a section where that country will be blown off the map and only insect, some sort of birds and animals will be there.

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  • Carla
    June 8, 2015
    1:47 am
     

    Dear Israel, I love you and pray for you, every day. I know our Heavenly Father has you in His loving hands. May He bless you, and keep you safe, Love, Carla.

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  • Carla
    June 8, 2015
    1:42 am
     

    I am Christian, a woman, an American. I love people, family, faiths, of all kinds, because I know that our Creator Father loves us all. I pity those who follow Satan, for their lives are lost to them.

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  • Gary
    June 5, 2015
    1:34 pm
     

    The Quran is the Muslim Mein Kamph!

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  • Donald
    September 29, 2013
    11:47 am
     

    Perhaps the root of this hatred for Gods’ people is that Christians are in fact Jews through the adoption into the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through faith in Jeshus Ha Meshiach.

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  • LeAnns
    September 25, 2013
    11:00 pm
     

    It is also written that whomever blesses Israel will be blessed and whomever curses Israel will be cursed. We need to stand with Israel no matter what.

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    • Bj
      October 16, 2013
      12:02 pm
       

      Israel is our future home!!all in God’s time will be realized as prophesied!! Look for moon and sun to full fill the promise.

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    • tomas
      October 19, 2013
      9:25 pm
       

      I’ve got the feeling that the Jew’s only friends are the Christians,mostly evangelical. History have shown the every nation have dirty hands in dealing with dispersed Jews thru their state departments

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  • linda
    September 20, 2013
    4:21 pm
     

    I know everyone talks about showing GOD’s love, but his definition is that you show his love by standing up and against evil wherever it is.

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    • rose
      October 17, 2013
      2:15 pm
       

      they don’t know HOW to use common sense? that you are suppose to teach GODS LOVE along with GODS Wrath to come on His enemies and all that hate Him or you are not a teacher of the word

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  • Carrie
    September 17, 2013
    1:31 pm
     

    G-d has told us what will be and he told us not to fear what is coming. G-d has all power and we must be faithful to HIM at all times, do not cease to pray to HIM and do not fear the enemy have JOY!

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  • Gyanjit Satapathy
    September 17, 2013
    8:15 am
     

    With my own personel experience below is example.

    Muslims are becoming more dangerous because there parents will not educate their children instead they will throw out their male children to work and earn money at 5 age onwards.This will have definite impact on his behavior to become more violent against other communities to do whatever they desire for destruction.

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  • Cristina
    August 8, 2013
    6:16 pm
     

    Matthew 5:44-46 -Love for Enemies

    “But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. “For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax-gatherers do the same?

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  • Alicia
    August 2, 2013
    12:40 pm
     

    God is at work fulfilling His promise of the End Times and the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray for the souls that will be left behind.Come Lord Jesus… Come. Amen-

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    • rose
      October 17, 2013
      2:19 pm
       

      don’t be deceived nobody is going anywhere THAT’S not biblical! 6th trump Satan >AKA anti-christ 7th trump Christ… Christ would say haven’t you read it ?

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  • Armando
    August 1, 2013
    8:44 pm
     

    Seems to me the end is near do not feed into the enemy’s decietfulness Love your enemies I know it is hard I am upset also but our God is the One True God and vengeance belongs to him.It is written.

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  • Amber L
    July 30, 2013
    6:20 pm
     

    Where is the outrage? There is a new book called:Jesus zealot, by a MUSLIM, trashing Jesus. Why is no one boycotting the publishers, etc? A movie about false prophet Muhd sends em into killing sprees

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    • shoshawnyahh
      June 14, 2015
      12:59 pm
       

      I’ll tell you why. Christians dont really believe jihad could ever come to America but it will! they are arrogant self-involved and self-righteous.

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  • Lisa
    July 24, 2013
    6:10 pm
     

    For even speaking His name? I talk to “Christians” who don’t even understand why Israel is so important and I am astounded. It is easy to talk but can we walk? Can we really STAND????

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  • Lisa
    July 24, 2013
    6:07 pm
     

    How about marching peacefully with Israeli flags in hand in towns/cities across this county that God has so blessed yet for the past few years we are being persecuted ourselves and our children for

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  • Silvia
    June 30, 2013
    10:08 pm
     

    The Bible is very clear about God’s chosen people Israel. When Jesus returns with his saints He will fight Armageddon and there is no stopping. He will protect the Jews.

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  • TONY
    June 23, 2013
    6:15 pm
     

    I HAVE BEEN BLESSING ISRAEL FOR MORE THEN 9 LONG YEARS AND I STAND WITH HER TO THE VERY END. GOD KNOWS I DO. EVEN I AM BEING PERSECUTED FOR MY FAITH IN JESUS AND FOR STANDING WITH ISRAEL.

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  • CHRISTOPHER (BEARER OF CHRIST)
    May 27, 2013
    7:11 pm
     

    OUR LORD WILL RETURN VERY,VERY SOON.THOSE WHO PERSECUTE CHRISTIANS AND JEWS MUST REPENT AND CONVERT.WHO DO YOU THINK HAS GATHERED THE JEWISH PEOPLE BACK IN THEIR PROMISED LAND?
    LOVE ZION.

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  • ROBERT
    May 22, 2013
    12:39 pm
     

    The lord said if they persicuted me they will persicute you, and by this you shall know if you’re my deciples if you love one another the way i have loved you, prayforchristians,israel, and

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  • angel
    March 31, 2013
    3:25 pm
     

    i stand with you Israel for you are the chosen people of the one true GOD of Abraham Jacob and Issac father of my Lord and savior JESUS CHRIST…may our Father in Heaven be with us forever and ever!!!

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  • GARY
    March 31, 2013
    9:44 am
     

    The Jewish people are the chosen ones. The Bible saids,”you curse ISRAEL,you will be cursed”! Any country that goes against Israel will feel the LORDS wrath in his TIME! On the cross Jesus took the worlds sins upon himself to save the world. We are all brothers and sisters in the Lord to the Jewish Nation

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  • jesus
    March 4, 2013
    12:41 pm
     

    israel ,,mexico city te ama

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  • Viv
    February 21, 2013
    6:11 pm
     

    We are all searching for GOD…persecition is wicknes…wicknes is evil…GOD control the goodnes and badnes the evil has not power over the goodnes eventually he will be destroy by GOD we pray to you GOD altymity for peace in the word…Amen

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  • Drea Elaina
    February 19, 2013
    7:29 pm
     

    Prayer, Forgiveness, and Love – those are the 3 things that enemies and friends alike need. keep with your faith in our Saviour Christ and you can move mountains – lets move the mountain of persecution together and help all these individuals and groups come to a safer life here on Earth.

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  • Alejandro
    February 18, 2013
    8:50 pm
     

    I pray for the persecuted church everyday as well as a revival of the church in the free world.Nothing is impossible for God.

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  • Eva
    January 27, 2013
    11:39 pm
     

    In a world filled with hopelessness, pain, and despair,
    Where morals are low and crimes everywhere,
    Where are My voices who profess to know Me,
    Who know what it’s like to be bound and not free?
    Won’t you carry My Word to the lost and the dying,
    To the hearts that are broken, to the ones who are crying?
    Look out from soul’s window and I’ll cause you to see
    There’s a world full of people desperate to know Me.

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  • middle eastern
    January 25, 2013
    5:11 am
     

    I pray for all the Christians persecuted everywhere in the world, and especially the ones persecuted by the Israelis, yes, for those too. God our father created us and loved us equally, all of us.

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    • GALIAH
      February 16, 2013
      5:14 pm
       

      How do you respond to nonsense and ignorance?

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    • Ray
      February 18, 2013
      9:18 pm
       

      middle eastern, Christians are not persecuted in Israel but in the middle east. Only in UAE, Qatar and Bahrain and guess some few more countries that tolerate the proctice of Christian religion.

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    • Ray
      February 18, 2013
      9:22 pm
       

      In UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and I guess some few more countries in the middle east, the practice of Christian religion is not persecuted.

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  • Anita
    November 11, 2012
    7:11 pm
     

    Hello We need to pray, have faith, and send some money to help these people. IFCJ has been helping Jews & Christians for years. Send some money with your prayers & show You Mean Business For G-d.

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    • Debbie
      December 13, 2012
      1:01 pm
       

      yes,i pray for israel as well and i’m a christain and i do beleve that god is in israel and has his people and his holy land under his wings.god is just waiting for the right hour to conquar his holy

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    • bigd
      January 6, 2013
      12:59 am
       

      Fools

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    • Lisa
      July 24, 2013
      6:05 pm
       

      Anita, Why did you spell God’s name G-d? If you don’t mind me asking, hun? I am so ready to DO something. Yes I pray and yes I send money but what about us REALLY doing something?

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  • Dean
    November 8, 2012
    1:53 pm
     

    I am a Baptist fundal.. That means that not even my pastor can tell me to go against the Word of God. We believe Cath. are a cult, Just like Mormans or JW. So we know persecution too. We love Isreal.

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    • mike
      November 30, 2012
      4:38 pm
       

      if you say things like catholics and mormans are a cult you are not a cristian you are a hater.please don,t call yourself a christian it makes good ones look bad

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      • isa
        June 7, 2013
        8:08 am
         

        Ignorance is the bane of most Christians. Mike, Cath, Mormons and JW are cults. That is the truth and it is no hate word. They had better know it and convert, and be born again. I love Israel and I stand with her always.

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  • PA
    November 4, 2012
    12:54 pm
     

    God is with Israel, I love Israel. God bless Israel

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    • Patricia
      November 7, 2012
      12:36 am
       

      We are not supposed to turn our backs on Israel. We are to support and pray and help God’s chosen people. Let’s take time each day to pray for them.

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  • Spiros
    November 2, 2012
    6:43 am
     

    I pray every day for ISREAL,It is GODs COUNTRY,Where JESUS walked and taught.I,PRAY for the JEWISH PEOPLE there and around the World.GOD said HE will RETURN and HE WILL.HE PROMISED and HE WILL.SALA-

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  • deborah
    October 18, 2012
    3:57 pm
     

    god is great i stand with the jewish people and always will no one should persecut the jewish people or the christians its true when push comes to shove what would we do to help somebody else we should help one another yes its easier said then done but we have to think about what matters in life and what matters are people helping one another loving each other we are all in this together we should be there for each other.

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  • James
    October 18, 2012
    12:02 pm
     

    I Believe All Those Muslims Will Perish, If We Cathlics Deny Israel We Deny The The Truth That God Lives, I’m A Veteran Of Vietnam, I’m Old But I Can Still Shoot, all Me O Isreal I Shall Proudly Fight Your Fight. God Bless You

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    • Ruth
      October 28, 2012
      1:25 pm
       

      I will stand for Israael. There is not going back for me. Jejova is our warrior, and the Victory is secured. Now we also must pray for those that are against God’s people, Jewish or Christians. so the can come to repentance. I know some muslim people that have converted to christianity. The vengence is mine,I will paid,said the Lord.

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  • carol
    October 14, 2012
    11:40 pm
     

    in the TORAH stores of what GOD did was fight Israels battles, it appears to me that America and Israel are trying on their own power.

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  • Grace
    October 8, 2012
    5:03 am
     

    I pray daily for Israel and the people.God blesses those who bless Israel.I stand for Israel.They are under His wings.Cursed are those who touch Israel

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  • finian
    October 7, 2012
    6:25 pm
     

    Maybe I am misunderstanding the posts that I have been reading but most of you who have posted are talking about blessing Israel which I also agree with. This article however is about the persecution of Christians, mostly those in the midddle east as well as around the world. Many of us don’t hear about this in our evening or world news which just baffles me that we don’t. We are reading this in a Jewish newsletter by a people who understand persecution like no other people in modern history. This article make me take notice of the times that we are in. I ask myself could I truly stand under this kind of persecution. I am not talking about the typical standard of what most Christians believe we should say I mean it makes me ask myself do I love Jesus enough to endure. I want to believe that I do, I want to believe that I would get involved if I saw someone I knew or a complete stranger being persecuted. In my own life I have gotten involved in a domestic argument with a husband who had thrown his pregnant wife to the ground and was holding a knife to her and people were yelling at me not to get involved. It was none of my business and he could come after me and I would be deserving of it for getting involved. I think people like to say they would get involved in the persecution of Christian, jews or muslim yet if push came to shove would they. My experience in life is that most would not. Times now are very dangerous around the world and quickly changing here in America. I pray that people take seriously what is being written about in this article and ask themselves honestly what would I do if that was happening to me? I hope that would spark the question what can I do for those people now? Do unto others as I would have done to myself. Prayer is such a powerful tool and yet there is so much more we can do and I pray this article sparks us into action as it could happen in our neighborhood very easily in the times of the world that we now live. I pray for all those persecuted be they in Christ or not. I pray that those who aren’t in Christ receive help from those who are in Christ and that those actions bring them to the prescious gift of salvation

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    • willy
      October 23, 2012
      6:28 pm
       

      Amen

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    • rose
      November 13, 2012
      1:17 pm
       

      you are so right!! what would these people do if they were under persecution.we can pray, but you are right we have to do something for these poor people.these are God’s chosen people.I ask myself the same question. would i be able to stand up for God, i to would hope i would. you never know what someone is going through for their faith. I know one thing and it is embedded in my heart, i know Jesue is Lord, and God will take care of the rest. Love isreal and pray that God will intervene soon.

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    • Norma
      February 15, 2013
      11:24 pm
       

      Amen Amen to this

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    • JANICE
      July 23, 2013
      2:43 pm
       

      I agree.

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  • Yvonne
    October 4, 2012
    5:19 pm
     

    God loves those who love Israel. America, stand firmly with Israel. Love is the main commandment Jesus Christ left us so let us Love Israel as well as the rest of the world.

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  • Anna
    October 1, 2012
    12:56 pm
     

    Jesus tells us that we will be hated for loving him. He also tells us to rejoice and be happy when this happens because we are like the old prophets. So cheer up and thank God.

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    • NANCY
      October 3, 2012
      1:37 pm
       

      I love God and Israel and will help you . The Bible says that Israel is the apple of God’s eye. God says , He will bless whoever bless’ Israel.

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  • scott
    September 22, 2012
    12:16 am
     

    Without Israel what does our Faith amount to? Aren’t we then to be pitied the most?

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    • Mary
      September 28, 2012
      11:07 am
       

      To love the Lord is to love Israel.If you have the heart of God, you love Israel because God loves
      Israel.I’m a Gentile and God has given me a heart and love for His people Israel.Iprayforyourpeace

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  • cheryl
    September 16, 2012
    11:54 pm
     

    May the Lord encampeth his angles around Jerusalem and zion. For sadly so many christians have forgotten Gods word and have thrown our doors open to them. Time to be biblically not politically correct

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  • QUANSAH
    September 15, 2012
    4:26 am
     

    THE PROMISE OF GOD IS SURE, ISREAL MAY NOT DIE, ISREAL WILL LEAVE TO DECLARE THE GLORY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, SHALOM, PEACE AMEN.

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  • Eli
    September 10, 2012
    8:32 am
     

    So sad! They are so naive and ignorant.

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    • Frank
      September 23, 2012
      7:26 am
       

      Their is no doubt that in our end times true christians will suffer persecution no matter where they live. We have to be very strong and keep God on our side always.

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  • Jean
    September 9, 2012
    8:39 pm
     

    So I hear that churches and most recently, a monastery have been the subject of persecution and destruction by the very Israeli’s we stood by, gave financial aid to, and called our Brothers?

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    • patricia
      October 4, 2012
      4:10 pm
       

      You HEARD? Do you not know NOT to believe anything you’ve heard and only half of what you see? Pray for those who have hurt you or that you think have hurt you. These are G-d’s people…pray!

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    • katherine
      October 15, 2012
      6:43 pm
       

      Dear Jean please be carful where you get your info the devil is out to kill steal and destroy he knows what the Bible says I will bless thouse who bless you and I will curse those who curse you.he is stealing the truth from you and be carful he can use your own words if your not carfule to destroy you please be verry carful we are all in this together and we have to stand and fight for one another in pary

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    • andrea
      October 30, 2012
      7:34 am
       

      There is power of death and life in the tongue.

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  • Joseph
    August 29, 2012
    1:18 am
     

    All these are based on History. Others want to destroy the hard earned History of Jews but may not turn up as they think. So I pray that are blessed and be safe in their land. And continue engerage christian communities to grow, since it originated from the land. God bless Israel.

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    • Debra
      September 7, 2012
      12:18 pm
       

      Yes GOD is protecting his people !!! I am so glad that I am Saved !!!! We must Protect Isreal, it is GOD’S Chosen Land and People !!!!!

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      • Gail
        September 14, 2012
        3:46 pm
         

        Amen!I totally agree with you Debra. God blesses the nation that blesses Israel and curses the ones who curse them. I will NEVER turn my back on Israel.

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    • Debra
      September 7, 2012
      12:26 pm
       

      GOD BLESS ISRAEL !!!!! I AM PRAYING FOR ISRAEL AND FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLE !!!! ISRAEL IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE “THE HOLY LAND”. I JUST LOVE ISRAEL AND THE PEOPLE !!!!

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  • marsha
    August 19, 2012
    12:30 pm
     

    I also stand with the land of Israel, and pray for its people. Soon we will see the Mesiah riegn over his beloved Jerusalem and there will be peace on earth. Come Lord Jesus.

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  • cynthia
    July 22, 2012
    7:30 pm
     

    My church prays always for Israel, and the Jewish people. God is already interving in the affairs of men.

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    • John
      July 27, 2012
      1:57 pm
       

      Our prayers are for Isreal and the Jewish people as well as all Christens that are under oppression.

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    • Sandy
      August 10, 2012
      1:18 pm
       

      Praying for Israel..God Bless you in Christ.

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    • patty
      October 23, 2012
      12:21 pm
       

      Israel I pray daily for god has put a love in my heart for them glory to the father for giving love. Our faith came from Israel it started with father abraham. I will be praying always for my brothers

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  • STAN.
    July 16, 2012
    6:31 am
     

    TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION !
    YESHUA STANDS KNOCKING AT YOUR HEARTS DOOR;
    WILL YOU NOT INVITE HIM IN FRIEND ???
    YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOOSE AND EVERY THING TO GAIN.!
    THEREFORE JEW / CHRISTIAN ALIKE ..STAND IN THE GAP FOR YOUR FELLOW MAN / BE PRAYERFUL…STAND YOUR GROUND, BE ON GUARD AND WATCHFUL UNTO PRAYER.. BE ALERT. HE WHO OVERCOMERS THE ENEMY OF OUR SOULS ,WILL OBTAIN FULL SALVATION IN YESHUA . HE who faithfully endures to the end will be saved.! even so ,Come YESHUA ..COME AND REIGN IN OUR HEARTS AND ON YOUR THRONE IN JERUSALEM .!!!FOR YOU YESHUA ALONE ARE WORTHY !

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    • Jodi-Lin
      August 31, 2012
      4:42 pm
       

      I just want to know, isn’t the correct way to spell YaHshua the Christian way. The Jewish spell it Yeshua because they don’t believe He is the Messiah. That is the fatherless way to spell His name.

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      • Jordan
        September 28, 2012
        4:14 pm
         

        Jodi, you can spell Yeshua’s name either Yeshua or Y’shua. Either way is fine. In Hebrew, it means “Salvation”. In Hebrew it looks like this: ישוע. Blessings to you.

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    • Trudy
      September 18, 2012
      3:09 pm
       

      AMEN….BE WATCHFUL. PRAYERFUL…THE HOUR IS NOW…STAND ON YOUR RAMPART AND PRAY…DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK..TURN TO YAHWEH..HE IS CALLING US TO PRAY!!!!

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  • Jose
    July 14, 2012
    11:48 pm
     

    May their Messiah protect Israel and He will defend it from all enemies,including Satan the father of lies and a murderer.

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  • Kingsley
    July 14, 2012
    9:33 am
     

    God Almighty has chosen Isreal.No weapon will prosper that rises against Isreal.

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    • kris
      July 30, 2012
      2:34 pm
       

      You are right God has guided his flock home, and it Israel that has been chosen. No other place is so protected, may god protect all of you.
      Thank you.
      A sister

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  • Kathleen
    July 13, 2012
    4:43 am
     

    Satan is a liar and deceiver of anyone who does not keep their eyes and heart on Jesus. Please do not let him deceive you about what he has planned for GOD’s land (Israel) and GOD’s people.

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  • Harold
    July 11, 2012
    1:00 pm
     

    Gen 12:3

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    • METROPOLITAN EPHRAEM
      October 29, 2012
      11:18 am
       

      GOD PROMISES:”I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.”

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    • JoAnn
      January 20, 2013
      10:22 am
       

      Hahaha….Harold….isn’t it amazing how the countries of the world are busying themselves with cursing the nation of Israel! Talk about no brains, huh!

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  • Yechiel
    July 7, 2012
    7:21 am
     

    Dear Friends of Israel;
    Is it just me, or do you all also remember the phrase; “G-d helps those who help themselves!”
    Stop passing the buck to G-d every time. If I was coming at you to rob you, would you pray that I would change my mind, as I take what you have!? No, you would do what you could to protect and defend yourself.
    Now, your fellow Christians in the Middle East are impirled. Think of the options you have available and let us use them.
    Or, are they the “wrong” kind of Christian?
    For G-d’s sake, let us join together to pray, yes, but to motivate those who can help. Israel cannot do it all by herself.
    Shalom, I pray;
    Yechiel

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    • STEPHEN
      July 10, 2012
      12:09 pm
       

      WHY THERE IS RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE, CHRISTIANS SAYS JEWS ARE FOLLOWING SOTHING WHICH IS NOT THE TRUTH, JEWISH SAYING CHRISTIANS FOLLOWS SOMETHING NOT THE TRUTH, MUSLIMS SAYS THE SAME.GOD SHAL INFORM YOU ALL ON WHERE YOU DIFFER ON THE DAY OF RESURECTION.

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      • Harold
        July 11, 2012
        1:09 pm
         

        I stand with Israel Yeshua would want it that way

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      • Juanita
        July 13, 2012
        7:10 am
         

        So Stephen, exactly what is your point? I am a wee bit unsure? And thanks for it, anyway. The glass of water may be half one way or the other, yet God is in control, always…we just are allowed to use freewill, as He knows the outcome!
        Love, Juanita

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    • michael
      October 10, 2012
      12:05 pm
       

      Thank-You Yechiel for saying it like it is.As a Christian I hope YOUR Comment will cause people to wake up and smell the coffee, If Christian’s are in Isreal and they get kicked around by Muslim’s etc. then “KICK-BACK” that’s what I would do.

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  • Sandra
    July 1, 2012
    12:27 pm
     

    Be careful Israel. God bless you in Christ Jesus.

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    • Juanita
      July 13, 2012
      7:14 am
       

      Hi Sandra…Amen to your lovely comments! God bless you, too!!! He does me, all the time! And Israel, as time will reveal…for His purpose. The world is changing as we write/speak! And only our Heavenly Father knows what is best. We can try and outguess, yet it is to be…Romans 8:28

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  • SANGEETA
    June 30, 2012
    6:15 am
     

    Me and my church always pray for israel, God loves you so much Israel, and God will save his people & his beautiful country…..!! may god bless you israel….!!

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  • Marie Rose
    June 20, 2012
    2:46 am
     

    Isaiah 41:10-14 Do not be afraid-I am with you! Iam your God-let nothing terrify you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you. Those who are angry with you will know the shame of defeat. Those who fight against you will die and will disappear from the earth. Iam the Lord your God; I strengthen you and say, Do not be afraid, I will help you. The Lord says, “Small and weak as you are, Israel, don’t be afraid; I will help you. I, the holy God of Israel, am the one who saves you.

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    • Jodilin
      August 31, 2012
      4:48 pm
       

      AMEN:0) Thank You sister… Praying unceasing for Israel. We Love You Israel and We stand with you. YHWH is blessing you always, In YaHshua’s Mighty Name,AMEN:0)

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  • Grace
    June 19, 2012
    11:41 pm
     

    G-d bless Israel is my prayer. What a wonderful experience we will have when Messiah returns. And no greater event can there be than to spend eternity with Him.Meanwhile we support and love Israel.

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  • Sharon
    June 17, 2012
    4:48 pm
     

    Israel is the Apple of God’s Eye. My precious Savior was a Jew and never veered from His faith. Gentile Christians have been grafted into this family to help preserve God’s every word.

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  • michelle
    June 13, 2012
    6:12 pm
     

    i pray for & support israel because its what god would want me to do

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  • jack
    June 13, 2012
    9:54 am
     

    stand your ground on irans neculear war machine, america is with you israel god has blessed you.

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  • cynthia
    June 8, 2012
    7:11 pm
     

    I pray for Israel everyday because I know that Jesus pray for the beloved Jeresalum. I pray for America as well!

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  • Connie
    June 1, 2012
    7:48 am
     

    I and my church and so many churches are still praying for you Isreal. The Lord will restore you. Pray for us here in America that our leaders will turn back to Jesus. God Bless You!

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    • joeli
      June 9, 2012
      9:29 am
       

      BEEN PRAYING FOR THE LAND OF ISRAEL TO PROTECT FROM ALL THIS TRIALS WHICH ARE HAPPENING. THE TIMES FOR PRAYING ALL MENTIONED IN 3RD,6TH AND 9TH HOUR.MAY THE LORD PROTECT ISRAEL AND THOSE HAVE FAITH IN THE LORD (JESUS CHRIST).

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    • Jodi-Lin
      August 31, 2012
      4:54 pm
       

      Amen:0) Yes, I come into agreement with that prayer Connie:0) Our leaders in America desperately need an unveiling along with sooo many “Christians”. We are accountable and need to speak up:LOVE:0)

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  • Sandra
    May 31, 2012
    6:36 pm
     

    I stand and pray for Israel in any way I can..No we can’t look to the world for support..It’s only true Christians who will stand by them in good and bad. God bless Israel in Christ Jesus.

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  • Bill
    May 17, 2012
    12:06 pm
     

    The days are dark, due to greed and the influence of Satan. If we look for the world to save us, we are in deep trouble. Who is the prince of this world? God allows Satan to exist so that we have a choice,to accept our Lord And Saviour or the world. Which will it be?

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    • Bill
      May 20, 2012
      8:32 am
       

      Shalom, I am a born again christian (John3:3)Jesus( Yeshua ha Mashiach)is my Lord and saviour and what you write is true,I pray for all these christians and for peace in Jerusalem.HE IS RISEN

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    • Sandra
      May 31, 2012
      6:38 pm
       

      I agree with your statement in each area..Only Jesus can look after Israel..God loves them and we must too, even though we may suffer persecution.

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    • Lynn
      May 31, 2012
      11:24 pm
       

      Amen. My Lord, Jesus will save my soul, but as for my physical self and for my country, I have to do my part as we all should do what we can to witness to the world the healing power of The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Israel is God’s Nation and He will uphold His covenant with them. He also said that those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed. We either stand for them or we are against God’s covenant people. I would think it a grave mistake to go against God’s covenant people, don’t you?

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    • Sandra
      July 1, 2012
      12:33 pm
       

      I agree with Bill. Right now Satan is like a roaring lion. God will look after his people. Looking to this world for help in these troubled times is almost impossible to find. God bless Israel.

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      • Gail
        September 14, 2012
        4:06 pm
         

        Yes Sandra satan is LIKE a lion, but Jesus IS the Lion of the tribe of Judah! satan can rage all he wants, he’s already defeated. I read the end WE WIN!!! Israel suffers, but they’ll never be defeated

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  • Sarah Anne
    May 10, 2012
    5:39 pm
     

    I read many of you talking about your thoughts on the West and its godlessness and sinfulness. I live in the West myself, and take no offense to any of these statements because I do not consider myself to be part of the West. In fact, I do not consider myself part of the world. Jesus said that those of us chosen from the beginning for righteousness were not of the world, and that is why we are hated, and persecuted as well.
    However, I would like to encourage all my brothers and sisters out there by reminding them of the disciples in the book of Acts. They stood strong, even in the face of terrible persectuion. The Bible says that when one of their number was persecuted or thrown in jail, they rejoiced, and when one of them was killed for God’s glory, it was only sending that believer home. It hurts my heart to know that many brothers out there are being killed, but it also goes to show that we’re doing something right; if the world loves us, then can we really say we’ve come to the end of ourself and given it all to God?
    Lastly, I’d just like to disagree with the people who were talking about the West on one thing: the West does have a god. It’s called the god of self. Or was is money? Or perhaps science, I definitely could see that. Or the god of lust? greed? So you see, the West is not godless; rather, it just has all the wrong gods. I wish that they could give them all up and surrender to the One True God!
    Israel is a land protected by God, may America never forsake it (although, from the looks of Bible prophecy and the modern political world, I cannot say with confidence that they won’t). Pray with me that the nations will see that the God of Israel is alive and real and all-powerful!

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  • Jeannie
    April 13, 2012
    8:47 am
     

    I want to say something after reading all of your comments. Most of you are very correct by saying we can’t hate or want harm to even the muslims. God created all of us and loves all of us and even muslims are victims to their religion and government. They too will see the the truth. If it happend to Walid Shoebat it can happen to anyone-God can change the hearts and He will call his people to Him. As for the other comments,..especially my western brothers…I regret to say that the West is cluelesss because they have no God. They do not know their creator and are drunk & addicted to the world. They do not understand what the big deal is…just like in the days of Hitler…many will just stand by watching and doing, nothing! This is the last round folks…know your God and serve Him-or parish. Keep worshipping your politicians and electronics and promiscuous lives. Be slaves of satan and his lies…Jesus has already conquered..and He’s coming back to rescue His people. Religion is evil…the traditions, and regulations are what snare us. Just raise your eyes to the one Truth-JESUS CHRIST who died on a cross for YOU. Once you get that…the rest is worry free..your heart is replenished and you are new. You will be able to love your brothers, where ever they are from. Love your enemies…because through your love Jesus speaks to them. Be a light to this generation and time…we are in the times of the end. Most of us will be martyrs for the Lord. We mustn’t let people parish-speak the word of truth..risk humiliation for your God. No we are not serving the same God..no we shouldn’t be left to whatever belief….only one TRUTH leads to the after life. God wants you to serve only Him! Anyone who uses violence is serving satan.

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    • wendy
      April 21, 2012
      12:11 pm
       

      You tell it sister! We are to be the light to the world. I am Jewish and have come to know my Messiah: Jesus. So true, the western world does not know God,it’s all about “ME”. All religion is to them is”lip service” with no heart felt reverance for the ” LORD of The Universe “. Where is the love, the genuine heart felt admiration for the One who gives you everything you need? “Actions speak louder than words” they say. It takes effort to “Love someone”. How many truly put forth the effort? Love conquers all! LOVE CAN warm hearts that are callous. As Proverbs says, “Patient persistence pierces through indifference”. The LORD is ordering my steps to leave everything behind (give away or sell) my belongings and return to the “land of my flesh”. I will be going on a journey for the LORD relying solely on His guidance, with sole assurance of His provision for all my needs – that He will place people in my path in Israel to “aid me” in whatever it is for it was placed in them from b-4 the beginning of time . It is in their DNA. When your “walk” with the LORD is such, and you do not deviate from “the narrow straight path”, you turn NOT to the left nor to the right, the blessings of the LORD abound! Praise the LORD in All HIS GLORY! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL MY FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTER’S IN CHRIST THE MESSIAH……..MAY ISRAEL COME TO KNOW HER MESSIAH: JESUS>

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    • Harold
      May 3, 2012
      2:57 pm
       

      It will happen, Israel will accept the Messiah-Jesus

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    • Michele
      May 3, 2012
      3:25 pm
       

      re: I regret to say that the West is cluelesss because they have no God. They do not know their creator and are drunk & addicted to the world. They do not understand what the big deal is…

      I am from the West and while I agree with this statement that “Many” Americans fall into this category – that is not to say that the West has no God.

      I am witnessing in my life, and the lives of Christians I know an awakening of His Church in spiritual ways. He is calling us to be aware of Israel and the Jewish Nation, He is calling us out of the slumber many have fallen in to hear His calling upon all lands! He is calling us to rise up within the land of our forefathers (America) and retake this land/government back to its founding beliefs of One Nation Under God.

      For any reading this outside of the USA do not lose heart with your American friends, we are not all asleep – there is a moving of God’s Spirit that is being felt and many are responding.

      Keep praying for one another as the “day” approaches!

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  • Yannik
    March 19, 2012
    2:37 pm
     

    I Pray for the peace and protection of the people and the land of Israel in Jesus name, Amen! I would like to mention one thing that confused me! Ask yourself this question, On this Christian, stand for Isreal website, where we come to pray and support our brothers and sisters in Christ, who are being persecuted (Jews & Christians) daily around the world, why do Muslims come on this website for? It is not suppose be a debate! Ps: A Message to Muslim, If You’re a religion of peace like you said, don’t reply.

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    • Harold
      May 3, 2012
      3:06 pm
       

      I pray for Israelcontinually, God has promised to bless those that bless Israeland curse those that curse them. God’s promises Never fail

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  • Sonia
    March 7, 2012
    3:28 pm
     

    I do not consider myself a Scholar of any religion, therefore to “debate” on Gods word is useless, as his “word” is not up for debate. I do believe and know in my heart that The Jews are God’s chosen people. There has been a history where those who have persecuted or attacked Jews and/or Israel have eventually perished. Here you have this very small country surrounded by nothing but enemies and none of those Arab countries have ever succeeded in conquering Israel….If that is not FAVOR from God, I don’t know what is! No one said the Jews were perfect…they have shown their transgressions and iniquities to God since the beginning of time…and although they may be a “Stubborn” people in God’s words, his covenant with Abraham regarding the Jews will never be broken….He may let them feel the furnace for a little while, but he will never let them burn! GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ISRAEL!

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    • Debbie
      March 9, 2012
      7:03 am
       

      Sonia, I know Allen Amyx, which is how I got to see your thoughts on the Israel matter. Thumbs up to your comment. Very well put. And, yes, I am a supporter of Israel and it certainly does get favor from God. And, it always will. We need a president in office that will support Israel and not the muslims, which is what Obama does. He kisses their butts and that’s not what we need.

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      • Danny
        March 25, 2012
        2:02 pm
         

        Debbie,I could not agree more, but would like to
        expand a little. Yes! Israel is has been and
        always will be GODS chosen people! As a christian, I feel it is very important to remember, when we became believers in YESHUA (Jesus) THE Apostle Paul showed us without a doubt,that we were grafted in the natural olive tree(Israel) thus, when we pray for Israel we are including ourselves(Chrisrians.) AMERICA!
        “Beware” if you turn against Israel, you are against GOD!!History including the Bible shows and tells us that GOD will bring downn punish, even destroy any Nation against Israel. GOD was willing to spare “Sodom&Gemorra”for the sake of
        10 righteous people! My prayer is that OUR GOD
        will continue to be longsuffering and merciful
        to America for the sake of his people here..
        AGAIN….AMERICA…..WAKE UP!!!

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        • Joyce
          March 29, 2012
          10:21 pm
           

          I agree completely. I don’t think I could say anything more. Israel, God bless and protect you. Christian, When we stand by Israel,we stand by you. I am a born again, glorious saved christian and I love Israel.

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  • franklin
    February 22, 2012
    9:50 am
     

    God will bless all who pray for Israel. It is our christian duty to pray for Israel.

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  • jeb
    February 17, 2012
    10:39 am
     

    Last night a friend sent me n article in which Iranian press reports clain Oliver Stone’s son converted to Islam in Iran. He has a Christain and Jewish parent and they claimed as a Muslim he coud be both because the perfect interpretation of Christianity and Judaism he laid out in the koran. For young Stone it may seem harmonious he probably had marginal beliefs to begin but now he can feel secure in his one idnetity. The problem is Islam has a real problem with infinite regressions in its claim the Koran is the perfect interpretation of our Bible. The mere existence of the bible is an embarssment for Shariah courts because it contradicts the Koran. What happens to young stone if his Islamic craze guys to the wayside? will they put a death edict out on him? In Tehran, a christain minister is under a death warrant unless he converts this is what Obama’s foreign policy has added up to, because the details of his life are not all that different than a favorite son like Stone’s born of two marginal beliefs.

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  • carmelo
    February 16, 2012
    10:49 pm
     

    “How Long O Lord? How Long?”

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  • Ronald
    February 16, 2012
    8:03 pm
     

    As I read through all of these comments I notice a lack of understanding of history, especially Christians.
    First let us understand that God, Himself, gave His commandments (10 of them) to Moses, who gave them to the Israelites. His Son, Christ, explained and simplfied the as’ Loving God above all else (the first four) and loving your neighbor as yourself’. And for these first christians live by these laws, or tried to. But by the 11th century Catholism took hold. Too show they were in charge, in the Council of Trent, they changed on of the commandments, The fouth to be clear. The one that says “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy”.
    To enforce this and to enforce the Pope’s authority Europe entered the ‘dark ages’. Rape, plundering, pillaging, and killing those who would not bow to the Pope and his catholic church. Getting bored with just killing their own, the pope offered total forgiveness to those who would go to the middle east and bring Jerusalem under catholic control, and we know how that went, more raping, pllundering, pillaging and murder.
    Needless to say that on a world wild stage this hasn’t ended. Even now the Catholic Church is trying to get control of the holy places in Jerusalem. This is what happenens when one challenges the authority of God, our Father.
    But now each and everyone of us has a choice, do we continue to challenge God’s law, or do we accept His Law. This is a question for each and every christian. If you take note this includes all christians. Catholic or Protestant, all who believe that it was correct to change the Sabbath to Sunday from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday.
    Are you willing to stand with God and His Son, or do you keep the Catholic tradition?

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  • Eva
    January 19, 2012
    6:57 pm
     

    I pray the following article will help you to understand the truth behind Islam.

    http://www.internationalwallofprayer/A-303-Shame-on-You.html

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    • andry
      January 27, 2012
      8:27 am
       

      We will be persecuted Yashua said we will be persecuted and killed.

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  • Lisa
    January 14, 2012
    10:35 am
     

    Hello, I am saddened to see the way god’s people are being persecuted in these countries, but we are all god’s people and he will deliver us from this evil in this world. I agree with some of you, every man should have the right to live in his own land and practice his beliefs. We have to keep praying for god’s chosen, blessed people and all the christians of the world as well, remember god said vengence would be his! So, BLESSED BE THE NAME OF OUR LORD GOD ALMIGHT. Have an awesome year everyone.

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  • karl
    January 7, 2012
    2:13 pm
     

    God with Jesus at his side is watching….

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  • Kimberly
    January 3, 2012
    3:58 pm
     

    I stand for Israel. Even aswe are about to come up on US elections, I will pay attention to each candidate’s stance on Israel. God will bless those who bless Israel and His chosen people.

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    • Mary Anne
      January 5, 2012
      11:09 pm
       

      The last line of Kimberly’s thoughts applies to all faiths, to all who believe we all have the right to live on our land and believe what we want.
      Knowledge is so powerful. There are no words more powerful than the words expressed by Kimberly”God will bless those who bless Israel and His chosen People” I bless Israel not from expectations but purely from love.Israel is in such a dangerous situation. If we can think first of our priorities before continuing to get more and more caught up in worldly possessions, we will feel so much better about ourselves, or sisters and our brothers. God please help us to see what we are doing to not only ourselves but also to others.Our material things come and go but the love we show towards others through actions is eternal.

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  • William Anthony
    December 4, 2011
    6:38 am
     

    If you have Yeshua in your heart, there should be no hate in you. Pray for those who persecute you. Remember, they hated Yeshua first….

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  • Antoinette
    November 19, 2011
    1:01 am
     

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus, come!

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    • Bernadette
      March 30, 2012
      7:29 am
       

      That’s right Antoinette, JESUS is the only one who can solve this world’s problems. I would cut off my right arm if I thought it would bring Him here faster.
      I pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters all over the world every day. I pray for Israel and the apple of GOD’s Eye every day. We just need JESUS back! GOD bless you and yours:)

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    • Sarah Anne
      May 10, 2012
      5:43 pm
       

      Amen, sister! That verse, the passages that go with that verse, give me constant joy at the thought of our Savior’s return. Maranatha!

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  • John
    November 4, 2011
    8:24 am
     

    Praise Jesus for Israel standing up for religious freedom in the Middle East! To read more about Christian persecution in the Middle East: newsblaze.com/story/20080606115711tsop.nb/topstory.htm

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    • RI
      November 16, 2011
      4:42 am
       

      Dear All,

      Christ will return

      In the meantime-

      Act as Christ would act– in love not hate. Only then will you ever follow him purely as he wanted.

      Remember one cannot love Jesus and wish violence and death on another. Jesus himself died for the forgiveness of sins and his followers died for his word.

      He hears your prayers and is witness to your actions. SO let your actions be a reflection of his teachings. How can you say you follow the shepherd if you do not listen to him?

      IF you love Christ as you state, take off the posts which encourage hatred, violence and division. For this is not his teaching, take a stand with love and peace, exclude hatred. Do not associate Christ or God with violence or hatred

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      • Jacob
        November 19, 2011
        10:53 am
         

        Give not that which is holy to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them underfoot and turn again and rend you. Jesus own words in Matthew.

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  • alapati
    November 4, 2011
    5:44 am
     

    dear Muslim brothers and sisters we love you all because God love all of us. Jesus said,
    “For God so love the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in Him shall not perish, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.

    Remember: “Jesus loves you”

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  • John
    October 28, 2011
    8:11 pm
     

    My hope is in the return of Jesus Christ my messiah to remove once and for ever the curse of sin and death.A new earth a new heaven and the heavenly city the new Jerusalam.The world is starting to look more and more like the days of Noah to much violence to much inocent blood shed it must greive the heart of God.The nations of the world are a drop in the bucket to God.I trust Him even in a world like this for the eyes of the Lord are in every place beholding the evil and the good.God is patient but it will come to an end think carefully who your putting your trust in eternity is a long time to have chosen the wrong savior.Jesus Christ said there would come many false prophets and false messiahs and deceive many and im convinced the world is full of them today.My father spent 5 years in world war two trying to end wars forever but i guess the world has forgotten the horror im convinced Jesus Christ,s return is our only real hope even so come Lord Jesus.Israel is at the centre of Gods plan for the world and Jesus loves this people and will watch over them with great interest and protection.He will return as King this time in power and glory.

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    • Laura
      October 30, 2011
      8:51 am
       

      Hi John I feel we very much need to pray and support Israel above anywhere else as it is God’s special people. There eyes and ears have been closed and it will be through their jealousy of the Gentiles thaat they will finally come to believe in Jesus Christ.

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  • Don
    October 27, 2011
    3:53 pm
     

    John 15:20Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.

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  • annoyed person
    October 24, 2011
    11:55 am
     

    Why debate this it seems foolish to even do so? Let Christains be Christians, let Muslims be Muslims and let Jews be Jews. Simple enough.

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    • Kenneth
      October 28, 2011
      12:12 am
       

      My thoughts as follows. We Christians not only here in America but all over God’s creation must remember that it was from our Jewish brothers and sisters that we have not only the Word of God but we also have the priveledge to worship The Father and Son Jesus freely were as they are the ones being persecuted by there neighbors for what they believe and stand for, and there fore we must stand behind them

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    • Sarah Anne
      May 10, 2012
      5:51 pm
       

      I agree that we should not try to force anyone to convert, and as Christians we should never let the true message of Jesus Christ and the power of the Almighty spiral into something as petty as a debate. However, if all Christians were to simply just stop spreading the message of the Gospel, to stop missions, to stop telling muslims about Jesus, then what would that say about us? It would be like seeing someone stand in the middle of a road at night, oblivious to the fact that they are about to be hit by an 18 wheeler, and instead of telling them to get out of the way, we stretch out our hands and say, “I’ll let them be them. I’ll just pray for them instead. ‘Oh God, I tried to help this person by praying…'” To not tell them would be to not care for them, to not love them, to not understand the gravity of what Hell means for the unbeliever. I would never support pressuring them or forcing them to convert, but to sit back and say, “Let them be them,” is the opposite of what Jesus calls us to do in the Great Commission.

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  • Dan
    August 8, 2011
    7:52 pm
     

    I am absolutely a supporter of Israel, but there is persecution of Christians there. Not as bad as in Muslim countries, but still seriouse. It would be easy to be angry with the Jews, or to hate the Muslims. But we have to realize that they are in darkness, and those raised only in darkness fear the light- and we hate what we fear. Christians are hated (feared) for what we represent, and the Jews were hated for that far longer than we have been. Christ told us that if they hate Him, they’ would hate us. So, should we be surprised? Should we return hate for hate? Defend ourselves (and sometimes others), certainly. Support Israels right to do the same. But we need to pray for Christians throughout the middle east, including in Israel, many of whom are going through unimaginable persecution. And pray for those less fortunate than us who have never seen the true light, even though they wish our death. Shalom.

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    • Constance
      August 26, 2011
      7:12 am
       

      Dear Dan, A 1,ooo AMENs to your comment. This is the right response to all persecution Christians receive from those who hate us.

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  • Ken
    July 24, 2011
    11:27 am
     

    As the Jewish prophecies are fullfilled, so are the Christian prophecies. In the End of Times we Christians will be persecuted. Notice the Norway killer has been classified as “Right Wing Christian Extremist”. As it has been in the Middle East, Europe will be next.

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    • Dr. Chris
      August 6, 2011
      6:48 pm
       

      Ken is right, in America here we will experience Christian Persectuion. But the bigger question is this, if they came to your house would they find you guilty of being a Christian or not? in mine we serve the Lord of Abraham, Jacob and Issac, we will die for our Lord Jesus Christ.

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      • Ken
        September 15, 2011
        10:19 pm
         

        Dr. Chris, I am proud to join you in knowing we will be persecuted.

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        • Eddie
          November 3, 2011
          11:01 pm
           

          Me to Ken, the lamb will have the full reward of his suffering, To God be the glory.

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      • D
        October 10, 2011
        4:04 pm
         

        Amen! We have to remain strong in these hard times and pray, pray, pray!

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  • Teresa
    May 21, 2011
    11:50 am
     

    As Christians we have a moral duty to stand with Israel, for Israel is the land promised to them and they are the light of the world…

    I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

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  • Mark
    May 17, 2011
    10:03 pm
     

    Why are Christians killed and punished in Islamic countries and we do nothing but watch! For every Christian killed the American government should kill 10 people of Islam. We need to wake up and take a stand while we still can.

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    • Carolyn
      May 21, 2011
      3:50 am
       

      Revenge is mine, saith the LORD.

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    • Debra
      July 26, 2011
      6:46 pm
       

      Jesus never condoned violence. We are to be a testimony of Christ for them. You never know if that Muslim, you have been witnessing of Christ to…will become a child of God. Look at Saul of Tarsus. He persecuted Christians and later converted to follow Christ.

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    • Dan
      August 8, 2011
      5:02 pm
       

      Mark, while I understand the sentiment, revenge is not the way. Taking that kind of revenge would only incite more Muslims to escalate the violence. We should, however, stop giving away money we don’t have to Muslim countries that openly hate us, attack us, or refuse to help us track down terrorists and bring them to justice. We should seek justice, not vengance, for both ourselves and Israel- and for the world as well- when it comes to terrorism. Shalom.

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    • christine
      October 28, 2011
      12:04 am
       

      I agree with you mark,every single person on this earth needs our prayers. Leave our Lord Jesus to clear the road for his coming.

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    • joel
      November 22, 2011
      1:06 am
       

      Only an eye for an eye; not ten eyes for one.
      The Torah commands justice; it does not condone unbridled vengenace, such as the actions of both the
      Second and the Third Reich in executing one hundred
      civillians, including women and children, for every
      German soldier slain outside the battlefield
      Is this the reputation you want?

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    • jeb
      February 17, 2012
      10:33 am
       

      I understand your anguish but indiscrimante killing is not the answer. These countries that practice honor killing, killingsof converts should be on world watch lists and sanctioned. The Syrian freedom movement is a distraction by comaprison? the same people who criticized Bush for fighting a bogus war against WMDs for oil, have never allowed for the reality of the hundreds of thousands of graves we found after the invasion, but we are supposed to get deeply concerned for the deaths, and we should have some concern, over 5,000 protesters who are probably moving the country toward the Muslim Brotherhood.

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  • Robert
    April 28, 2011
    11:50 am
     

    Our actions speak louder then our words. It is time to let our actions speak. Let us be a light.

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  • Robert
    April 22, 2011
    9:58 am
     

    I am a christian but to me The Jewish People are my Brothers and Sisters. If I deny them I deny Yeshua. Israel must survive and Jerusalen is the Capitol Of Israel.

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    • Michelle
      May 10, 2011
      7:56 am
       

      I agree absolutely!!! Praise GOD for his chosen area and people. GOD deemed Israel their land and there will be no peace until that is respected and obeyed. Prophetic and true….<3

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  • marsha
    March 28, 2011
    6:23 am
     

    fellow believers we are all living on borrow time.in which we all WILL have to give an ACCOUNT of the life we lived.The History is written.we all have eyes to see and ears to hear.and if understanding is needed ask.Peace to All

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  • moomi
    March 23, 2011
    11:54 am
     

    Jews, Christians, and Muslims shouting and spitting in each others faces because they know best the will of God. No thank you.

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  • Gwyn
    February 25, 2011
    11:36 am
     

    My fathers relatives were Jewish Russian and German refugees sponsored by wealthy families like the Rothchilds to come to America.I support the Jewish people.

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  • Sam
    February 12, 2011
    12:53 pm
     

    WHY ARE WE ALLOWING THE SENSLESS DESTRUCTION OF OUR LIFE PROPERTY AND FREEDOM TO BELIEVE IN GOD TO CONTINUE!We know who is committing these barbaric acts against those who wish to live in peace which is a right given by God.Ironic as it is there is only one God we all pray to him no matter what the base of religion we come from we all say God!To Israel I will volunteer to come and take up arms with you and defeat this evil once and for all!Send me a plane ticket and I will be there.We will show the world that God will no longer tolerate the unjustified destruction of His people no matter where you choose to pray or live.

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  • Mike
    January 13, 2011
    7:36 am
     

    Deary beloved, let us not forget so easily, these are the end times. Our Lord said these things must happen. Mt 24:9 “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”.Re 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life”.

    Beloved, lets keep praying that none of us will loose out by not holding unto his faith to the end. remain blessed.

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  • Daniel
    January 11, 2011
    10:14 pm
     

    I stand by Israel….we cry peace peace but there is no peace..Look up, for our redemption is near. I am just sorry that I am not a loud voice in the wilderness declaring that Jesus Christ is Lord, and all knees shall bow before Him declares God. God is God from before the beginning of time to forevermore. God Is. Shalom

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  • Kayode
    January 7, 2011
    6:12 am
     

    Having read all that have said by the commentators on this issue, I want submit my view.
    I think Christians need to know that anyone that claims to be a peaceful Muslim is not a true Muslim, he’s actually being disobedient to the ‘Holy’ Koran. Check the Koran Sura 2:98, 161, 191, 193, 216, 8:39, 5:54, 9:5, 73, among many others.
    So if a Muslim chooses to be different, then he claims to be better than the ‘Holy” Koran, or is it not the ‘word’ of ‘God’ again? That kind of a ‘God’ whose followers can choose what to do despite his stipulated rules is no God at all.
    You and I know that the God of the universe, the true loving God is forgiving and merciful and we cannot afford not be forgiving and loving likewise. Anything otherwise is tantamount to damnation. But Muslims sometimes choose to be nice to Christians, contrary to what Koran stipulates. That is very wrong.
    We are not wiser than God, but Muslims sometimes appear to be sensible than their ‘God’.
    The true Muslims are the radical ones, the extremists, who are willing to die in pursuant of the objectives of Koran and their prophet Muhammad because that is what As for those who are slain in the cause of Allah, He will not allow their works to perish. He will vouchsafe them guidance and ennoble their state; He will admit them to the Paradise He has made known to them. – Sura 10:4-15
    Let those fight in the cause of God who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fights in the cause of God, whether he is slain or victorious, soon we shall give him a great reward. – Surah 4:74
    Let us call a spade a spade and not a fork.

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    • Joel
      November 22, 2011
      1:13 am
       

      Re your quotes from the Koran- finally, someone who
      has done some basic homework! The one quote you forgot is “Strike until religion is for Allah only!”
      I have personally known Moslems, and they have told me
      to my face that Jews are Kaffirin, atheists, enemies
      and deniers of true religion. We both know which “true religion” they mean.

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    • Sarah Anne
      May 10, 2012
      6:05 pm
       

      Thank goodness someone knows the truth! I cannot tell you how many people I know have been surprised to learn that Islam is not a “Peaceful religion.” Indeed, as you said, it is not; as radical Islam, the Koran’s “true Islam,” is gaining rise not only inthe Middle East but in Asia, Europe, parts of Africa, and all over the world. I truly believe that the only reason America hasn’t become obviously corrupted by this way of thinking (and I say obviously because there is some influence flying below the radar over here!) is because the extremists want to rid the world of them (them being Americans; among other nations, aka Israel). I believe that it is a very good idea for Christians to know what they’re going to come face to face with when they do missions in these countries run my Radical Islamists so that they won’t be so ignorant of it when it happens. I’ve heard it said that Jesus is all we need to take his message to the world and we could evangelize to our heart’s content without any knowledge about the Bible other than the salvation message, and I believe that. But nowadays, with all the technology and readily available resources we have to learn about the Bible, it would really just be ridiculous not to take advantage of that and feed our hunger for the Word as we evangelize. And not only to learn about the Bible, but the holy texts and beliefs of the other cultures we will come into contact with, like you so admirably do. The ignorance of our own brothers and sisters inthe faith is astonishing; thank you for setting an example.

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  • Herold
    January 7, 2011
    4:30 am
     

    DEAR BELOVED, WHAT ELSE WE CAN DO ABOUT THIS? HIGH LIGHT THIS THROUGHOUT THE CHRISTIAN WORLD WHO WILL PRAY CONCERTEDLY TO PRAY FOR THE PROTECION OF CHRISTIAN AND JEWS IN THESE REGION.
    WE ALL PRAY THAT THAT SUPER NATURAL PROTECTION BE BESTOWED UPON THE INFLICTED ONE.
    LET THE PEACE OF GOD THAT OVERWHELMS ALL UNDER STANDING GUIDE AND PROTECT THEM IN CHRIST.

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  • James
    January 6, 2011
    7:18 pm
     

    If you have eyes to see and ears to hear then watch and listen as that lawless one, even now, works to pluck those three horns of power.

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  • shawn
    December 25, 2010
    9:56 am
     

    In the not so for distant future,israel will gain full control of “all” of israel including east jerusalem,west bank and gaza.i beli

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  • David
    December 18, 2010
    5:11 pm
     

    All these happenings are fulfilling the prophetic lines of the holy writ (Bile). The Israeli hatred will not subside now or in the hereafter soonest, it will so continue to near annihilation of the nation Israel by the enemy nations, but in the heat of it all, Jesus will appear to save the one third remnant and there will be a national repentance, who will accept their Messiah, then the millennial kingdom be establish for them. At this juncture Israel will be exalted above all the nations of the world. In the meanwhile, we can pray for Israel as her friends who identify with her in her present trauma. But my plea for the nation of Israel is to accept Yeshua as their Messiah, and this will go a long way to ameliorating her present tragedy.

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    • Michelle
      May 10, 2011
      8:00 am
       

      Very true…..GOD placed blinders on the Jews but the day will come when this will be lifted and they will see. Prophetic times are here indeed. Now, the last tribe “Cush” from Ethiopia returning home. We love you Father, we pray many come to know your son and receive the light into their soul, In Christ’s name we pray, Amen <3

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  • CARLOS
    November 21, 2010
    5:30 pm
     

    My brother in christ give me a letter on how many christians missionary were murdered by groups of hated.We believed in god of love he loved his childrens and the bible is full of promised and love. We need to hide in his words in your heart and mind. I love god promised that he will take care of his childrens.We need to prayed for each others and we need to hide in his wings of promised. We all read the bible and we all read the whole bible included the end of the bible we know who going to win. praised god praised god god almight. We will meet god in a blink of eye and we will meet jesus in a blink of eye. praise god and we need to depend on god of love more and more with everything in our life. We need to talked to god of love and we need his secrets and blessing that this evil world needs. We all need to prayed to god for super natural favors and we need to continued to support our jews brother and sister because it the right thing to do. Isreal need god flavors and the star of david will hear god fire, god love, god voiced, god flavors and god secrets of great plan for isreal.God wants to talked to his childrens and he does not want to be left alone! Isreal need to prayed for us in brother,sister in christ we need god peace also. god blessed!

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  • Jim
    August 30, 2010
    1:32 pm
     

    I truly believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, therefore, I must believe its promise that the Jews are His Chosen People – and, in spite of the continuing adversity, they will prevail.

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    • Diana
      October 2, 2010
      8:57 pm
       

      This is so very true as a Bible Believer and Christian, We are to stand with our Fellow Jew’s. I belive that there are those in all religion’s that are really not children of God, though they will stand behind it as a cover up to do the Evil that Satan would have them do. They inturn put a bad rap , on those that are in true faith too outside world.
      It is a shame, but to very true. So those that are led by God to do as his will has comanded , must desern the truth from what maybe part of an over all plot of Satan. Because God is a God of LOVE!If the action taken is not of God then it will not be in Love but an action that Satan has put into action.Which is why we Christian’s question the act’s of a Nation that allow’s torture of Jew’s and christian’s. The Jealousy will never stop. Until Christ Himself reveal’s to the World that he is King.

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  • Brian
    August 28, 2010
    7:41 pm
     

    I think of an important difference between Jews and Arabs living in other countries. Jews are like salt: they seek to, and often do, bring out the best flavors in their adopted countries. It is the dark side of nations that reacts against them. As to the Arabs, so far, they are just the opposite: they annihilate all other flavors but that of themselves. As the Bard wrote: “Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile;/ FILTHS SAVOR BUT THEMSELVES.” Perhaps it remains to be seen whether or not the Arabs can adopt this truly wonderful trait of their half-brethren or whether they’d rather continue as overwhelming filth!!

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  • bryan
    August 10, 2010
    12:40 pm
     

    I am sad that there were so many Christian communities in the Middle East 100 years ago and so many are gone. They were evangelized by actual Apostles. Think of it, now gone, gone, gone.

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  • Pam
    July 28, 2010
    10:51 am
     

    Yes Shirley, you are right. Jesus has been removed from our schools & our government. Muslims are moving in everywhere here. Even barack obama bows to muslims & claims America is a majority Muslim country. This is completely false. aala, you seem faithful in your religion. But God is NOT about religion. Jesus was sent to save ALL of us. There will be 144,000 Jews saved in the times of the Tribulations. I for one think this is fabulous. But I dont want to be here when the Rapture is over. I am completely faithful I will go when Jesus comes on the cloud to retrieve His chosen few. God Bless each of ya’ll

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    • Sarah Anne
      May 10, 2012
      6:09 pm
       

      Amen, sister, and “comfort each other with these words!” Jesus is coming again, hallelujah, Amen! What is better than this? Christian brothers and sisters, in those days, lift your heads, for your redemption draws near! Maranatha, Jesus!

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  • Shirley
    July 8, 2010
    9:52 am
     

    The Jewish people are God’s chosen people. I Stand for Israel !! There are radical Muslims in the U.S. that are pushing for Shiria Law , which would be a disaster for the U.S. to accept. Anyone unfamiliar with this law should look into it.They teach to kill anyone that doesn’t accept the Muslims(Radical) way of worship. Consumating marriages with children. Our prayers are with Israel !!

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  • michele
    June 9, 2010
    4:18 pm
     

    my heart is with yisrael and her precious people im a watchman on the wall my prayers are always with her SHALOWM love miykael (michele)

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  • Jerry
    May 1, 2010
    8:50 am
     

    Every year over 175,000 Christians are martyred for their faith, including thousands at the hands of radical muslims. Anti-semitism runs rampant in muslim nations. Yet, most western nations, primarily Judeo-Christian in the basis of their laws (if not their faith), make it illegal to discriminate against Muslims, Hindus, etc. Who, then, is more tolerant: Muslims or Christians & Jews? The Muslim world has a far greater distance to go in tolerance than Christians and Jews.

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    • Joan
      January 6, 2011
      4:13 pm
       

      Blessings Brother!
      We must continue to look to the Lord and trust Him. We will do our best to inform others so they can help others to see the true state of affairs in the world; and Precious Holy Spirit will give the illumination.

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  • Kathy
    February 19, 2010
    1:42 am
     

    As a Christian, I am deeply concerned for my persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. Sadly, many Christians, especially in the United States, are unaware of the plight of the persecuted Church.
    However, what amazes me regarding the situation in the Middle East is the Christian support for the very people who are persecuting Christians, even among Arab and Palestinian Christians. I was visiting an Arab Catholic website the other day and was astounded by the distorted thinking I found there. I was discussing this with my pastor, and he said it was almost as if these people are suffering from the “Stokholm Syndrome”, sympathizing with and supporting the very people who are persecuting, even murdering them.
    Then you have the likes of Anglicans Stephen Sizer and Colin Chapman who are so rabidly anti-Israel that they don’t stop to think that when they urge Christians to “understand” the “Palestinian plight” that fuels the terrorist activities of Hamas and Hezbollah, they are encouraging them to sympathize with the people who are terrorizing their brothers and sisters in Christ! While the Anglicans have done their damage in the UK, the PCUSA has contributed to this moral ambivalence thanks to Donald Wagner and Gary Burge, the former a minister and the latter a professor at Wheaton College.
    These people are so determined to deligitimize Israel, Biblically and politically, that they give little thought to who they are actually supporting. And I am ashamed to say, most Christians are woefully ignorant of the history of the Middle East, the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the teachings and practice of radical Islam, and the plight of the persecuted Church in the region. I am even more ashamed to say that many Christians are Biblically ignorant, which is why they can be so easily deceived. That the men I have mentioned above represent churches many Christians consider to be apostate is telling.
    I am sure a new book by Ted Dekker and another author, “Tea With Hezbollah”, will sell very well.

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    • Joan
      January 6, 2011
      4:09 pm
       

      I agree with you sister. Let’s continue to pray for we know that our fervent prayers will avail much.

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    • Paula
      February 26, 2011
      4:44 am
       

      You mention the PCUSA as being possibly part of the apostate church. This is very troubling to me as a PCUSA minister–I too have those fears and wonder if I’ll be able to remain within it. But nobody is talking about it within our denomination so I’d appreciate some perspective from other people. It’s so disturbing to see people with their heads in the sand. I could use some encouragement!

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  • Robert
    February 18, 2010
    6:23 pm
     

    To my brother Alaa, I thank and applaud you for standing up for your belief. I encourage you to please continue into your research. As a teacher in the word an a Christian I beseech you brethren to study your HOLY Quran, and the Bible. Please look into John 10:9-21, now John Ch.10:16 states, “there other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice” There will be one flock and one shepherd. Please keep in open mind on this topic.

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  • Judith
    February 18, 2010
    5:30 pm
     

    I feel in my sorrowing heart that is truly a shame that we, God’s people, of whatever faith cannot find it in us to honor each other and live in peace as God intended.
    God Bless

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  • קרלוס הרומית
    January 3, 2010
    3:11 am
     

    Alaa,

    dear brother in humanity, I applaud your passion for tolerance and mutual respect. I don’t intend to go deeply theological here because this is not the right venue. However, let me express my opinion that I don’t agree this article is very much a declaration of war against Islam. Far be it!

    Let me also challenge you, since I believe you do keep an open mind, a challenge to look back into history, if not as related by our Holy Scriptures (i.e. the Bible, the Quran), but try even looking at it from historical, scientific and archaeological evidence. And while doing that, try removing religious bias from your research.

    All other evidences (non-religious) would point out the truth, that RADICAL Islam has indeed persecuted Jews, Christians, and even other religions. I am not asking you to convert to a different religious system, all I am asking you to do is this: research about your own religion, its history and roots, then do the same for “other” religions. Compare, and see for yourself what I am talking about.

    Peace be to you!

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  • alaa
    November 23, 2009
    6:56 am
     

    I think that you are trying to declare a religious war here between Christian and Jew (or in fact you are trying to get the Christians on your side) and Muslims on the other side. Look at what you are writing; you are the one who is declaring war on Muslims. Muslims are not declaring war on Christians or Jews they are in war with people who are occupying a country and killing Muslims people. In Muslims holy book (Quran) they are respecting Jesus and Moses and all the prophets of all religions and all Muslims believe in them. Why are you not mentioning that Prophet Mohammed encouraged Muslims to be hand in hand with Christians and that he made peace with Jews (who by the way disregarded that peace). I have many many Christian friends and when we sit together we don’t ask if you are a Christian or a Muslim because we don’t care about your religion we care about the respect that each one has to other personally not for the religion, and this is supported in the holy Quran when it says ” you have your religion and I have my religion”. people want to support whom ever they want to support but I think who ever wrote that piece of work and who ever is promoting it, is actually promoting hatred among people to kill the humanity. You are saying that you need peace and yet what you are writing is promoting war, not only the war between what you call “Jews and Muslims” but you are trying to drag a third party here, Christians, to join with you in this war that you are declaring. How come you are not mentioning that the Jews killed Prophet Jesus, who is the Christian prophet? And by the way do not say wrong things on Islam behave because Islam does not say that Christians are the descendent of apes and pigs. You are promoting lies to make Christians and Muslims hatred.
    Why are you not mentioning that when Omer Ebn El Khatab went to Jerusalem he gave the key of the Muslim holy place to a Christian family to be safe with them? Why are you not talking about Egypt today, which has in front of every mosque a church? I mean Christmas is here, merry Christmas to all, and I am, a Muslim, celebrating it with my Christian friends.
    By the way Muslims are not thugs and we are not going to feel happy when you say that about us. If you have a case, promote it with out any disrespect to the other part cause this only shows how weak you are, and this is what we learn from Islam, to respect you opponent even if they don’t because manners is the most important thing in Islam.
    You are talking also about democracy, lets see if you will publish my point of view.

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    • Bette
      December 10, 2009
      9:10 pm
       

      If what you say is truth, you are indeed a VERY unusual Muslim. There is a certain part of Muslims who believe as you say you do, but Radical Islamists believe the exact opposite, and all they believe in is “Jihad.” The Arab countries have 10 or more times the amount of land that Israel occupies, and yet they are not satisfied. My church has Missionaries in Jordan & Iraq. We did have Christian Missionaries who operated a clinic for women, some pregnant, free of charge. Some were murdered by Radical Islamists who burned down the clinic. Alaa, if you knew about the Christian belief, you would know that our Living God of Love is the same as the God of the Jew! So, of course we love, respect, and care very much about Jews. Our God gave Israel their land + more…Jews are the only people on earth who have received a Land Grant from the Creator of the Universe! You sound young, so you just might be alive to see the Jewish Messiah come in the clouds to save Israel from the rest of the people of the earth who are trying to destroy Israel – the Bible says that every eye will see Him when He comes! And EVERY KNEE WILL BOW! I will pray for you, that your eyes may be opened. Israel has done more than she should have done to have peace. Someday, God will give Israel peace FOREVER AND EVER!

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      • Meli
        September 23, 2010
        5:46 pm
         

        I completely agree. Christ was a Jew. We are considered Christians, as one who has Christ in him is called to be Christlike. God is the God of love & truth. If we are to win souls for the cause of God, we are to consider reaching out them as a whole person. Religion is yes a great aspect of it, yet it also consist of a bigger picture.

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    • joseph
      February 18, 2010
      6:30 pm
       

      I like to respond by saying that the Holiest of Books on earth, the Bible in Ezekiel chapter 35:25-31 that Israel is his holly hill, his blessed place given in eternal covenant by him to his people, the Israelites.

      This passage is the clearest desire of God for His people, the People of Israel and of ALL who believe in Him. Verse 29. “And I will make their land famous for its crops, so my people will never again suffer from famines or the insults of foreign nations.
      30. In this way, they will know that I, the Lord their God, am with them. And they will know that they, the people of Israel, are my people, says the Soverign Lord. 31. You are my flock, the sheep of my pasture. You are my people, and I am your God. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!

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    • Neal
      February 18, 2010
      11:38 pm
       

      “Alaa”, talk about blinders!! Man, you are sticking your head in the sand like an ostrich. Face the true facts. It is not only this article that explains what is happening; such reports come first hand from almost all travelers and people who have stayed for any length of time in any of the extremist countries. Note, “extremist” is emphasised. We all know, and give thanks for wonderful people who are Muslims. A pleasure to be their friends. They NEED to start protesting loudly against those extremists who throw a dark cloud over Islam. It is fact what you say about the teachings of your holy book and Mohamed, but there are some that choose to ignore that and declare war on so-called all “infidels”, defined as being (to them) anybody who is not Muslim. We are also not blind to history and recognise that there have been both Christians and Jews who have not acted they way the Holy Bible teaches. Right is right no matter how many people disagree; wrong is wrong no matter how many say it is right!

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    • David
      June 12, 2010
      2:29 am
       

      To Alaa – you said “How come you are not mentioning that the Jews killed Prophet Jesus, who is the Christian prophet?”

      If you have ever read the Holy Bible, it says in there that Jesus “gave up the ghost”. In other words, the Jews did NOT kill Jesus. The Romans, who did perform the crucifixtion, did NOT kill Jesus. NO ONE KILLED JESUS. According to the Bible, Jesus released his own spirit from his body. When the Roman soldier, Longinus’ drove his spear into Jesus side, the Bible says he was already dead. So, your claim is fiction. No one killed Jesus.

      I agree with you, Alaa, that all muslims are not thugs. What is being discussed here is the apparent abuse of Christians worldwide from extremist muslims.

      You further said “you are the one who is declaring war on Muslims. Muslims are not declaring war on Christians or Jews they are in war with people who are occupying a country and killing Muslims people.”

      Christians worldwide are being persecuted by extremist muslims who have not yet declared war on Christians. Those persecuted are not “occupying” a country, but rather have been born into, raised, and have lived in their country of origin for thousands of years. Nor are they killing muslim people. It is they who are being killed. This is what is being reported here, in a professional unbiased news-type fashion.

      I agree with Jerry and Kathy completely. Their facts are right on, whereas your facts, alaa, are way waaay off.

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    • MARVIN STEVE
      August 31, 2010
      8:38 pm
       

      WHAT YOU HAVE WROTE IS A MAJYOR CONCERN AMONG CHRISTIANS LIKE MYSELF AND MUSLIMS LIKE YOU ,AND ONE OF MY MUSLIM FRIENDS HAD EVEN VOICED TO ME ,THAT RADICALES IS THE JIHAD THAT WANTS TO KILL ALL AND ANY OTHER RELIGIONS {NOT PEACEFULL MUSLIMS } KILL THE INFIDALE .CHRISTIANS LIKE MYSELF AND OTHERS HAVE BEEN TOLD OVER AND OVER THEIR IS NO PEACEFUL MUSLIMS,I DONT AGREE ,WHO IS MOSES,KING DAVID ECT WHO CREATED THE HEAVENS AND EARTH, YOU CALL HIM ALAA,WE CHRISTIANS CALL HIM ABBA FATHER{GOD} IT IS SUCH A SHAME HOW PEOPLE CAN BE SO EASLEY DECEIVED,BUT ON THE OTHER HAND US CHRISTIANS THAT MY WIFE AND I ,OUR CHURCH PRAY FOR OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS THAT IS BEING TORCHARD EVERY DAY BY RADICALS WHO CALL THEIR SELVES MUSLIMS,WE ALL SERVE THE SAME GOD, AND GOD IS LOVE TOWARDS HUMANITY
      GOD BLESS

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      • Kayode
        January 7, 2011
        5:30 am
         

        We don’t serve the same God brother. There is no need to want to be generous or acceptable or democratic in your speech. It is excusive. Don’t try to be inclusive.
        We serve the ‘God’ of the Jews, the merciful God not the killer God of Islam check the Koran. Sura 2:191,5:54, 9:5, 9:73.

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    • BJ
      October 21, 2010
      4:26 pm
       

      I think this person needs to check their facts. Islam has a jihad, which, in effect is to Kill all infidels, which includes both Jews and Christians.

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    • a follower of Jesus
      November 21, 2010
      7:47 pm
       

      Jesus is the son of God. He is the only way , the truth and the light and no one can come to the God accept through Jesus Christ.For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that who so ever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.it is not a religion or good works that makes us right with God, But a personal relationship with him.

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      • Warren
        February 6, 2011
        8:03 am
         

        I don’t believe jihadists are of any religion. They are criminals and will be dealt with by God and Jesus in the same harsh ways that they have let Satan led then into. Christians and jews don’t go to church and study God’s Word and then distort that word to fit and excuse them for their betrayal of God’s on teachings. As Christians and jews we go to church to learn and grow in knowledge so that we may be better prepared to Love and Teach others the only way to heaven. That being thru the belief and faith of Jesus Christ our lord and Savior. Mark my words tese Islamic radicals who follow Satans deciples will answer To God sooner than they think.I will continue to pray for their souls anyway because God teaches us to love thee neighbor as thee self.

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      • Marie Rose
        April 1, 2012
        2:31 am
         

        Amen and Amen to that.

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    • Gary
      January 6, 2011
      4:30 pm
       

      I am assuming you are a muslim. Allah is a false god and you are following a false religion. Muslims are thugs, murderers and thieves, just like Mohammed. I work diligently to destroy you and your kind.

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    • william
      January 6, 2011
      4:57 pm
       

      alaa, there is only one question you need to answer to be considered credible. will you condemn hamas, the muslim brotherhood and the other terrorist organizations who murder innocent arabs, christians, muslims and others??

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    • Kayode
      January 7, 2011
      5:13 am
       

      Thank God he published your view. He was talking about the extremists in your midst. But how about what is written in your ‘holy’ Quran?
      (1) “O believers, take not Jews and Christians as friends; they are friends of each other. Those of you who make them his friends is one of them. God does not guide an unjust people.” – Sura 5:54 Are you a true Muslim now when u are being friendly to Christians? Do you now know better than your Mohammed? Then he is not worth a prophet to you, you are more knowledgeable than him, in fact you have a better reasoning than him, again you qualify for heaven than him.
      But the Holy Bible of God commands us to love Leviticus 19:34 But the stranger that dwells with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shall love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
      Luke 6:32-36. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend [to them] of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? For sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
      (2) Allah is an enemy to unbelievers. – Sura 2:98. On unbelievers is the curse of Allah. – Sura 2:161. Slay them wherever ye find them and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. – Sura 2:191. Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah’s religion reigns supreme. O Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites. Be harsh with them. Their ultimate abode is hell, a hapless journey’s end. –Sura 9:73 Well as you can see the true Muslim is supposed to kill and murder in the name of ‘God’. If you or any other Muslims refuse to do this for love’s sake then he is disobedient to the God of the Koran, and he is claiming to be better than that ‘God’ of the Koran. That kind of a ‘God’ is not wort being worshipped at all.
      But the bible teaches us that if the sinner repents i.e turns away from a sinful life, he will be forgiven and will escape death, but if he continues he will not be forgiven and will not escape the great day of the Lord Most High. Ezekiel 18:20-24. The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live. Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? Says the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live? But when the righteous turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked [man] doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die. You see that God the true God is merciful.
      So finally what do you say about how Muslims are killing Christians in Nigeria (my country), Pakistan, India, Iraq, to name but a few. Check the web, CNN, all media it is well known how Muslims even the government of Egypt are killing Coptic Christians? You better come to the Lord’s side, don’t be deceived and he has his reward with him.

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  • Rich
    November 20, 2009
    11:02 am
     

    I have always loved Israel and their historical journey from the beginnings of time as we know it. Jews are God’s choses children and I fully believe in Genesis 12:3 ‘And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.’

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    • Ann
      January 31, 2010
      7:45 pm
       

      God said He has a remnant in Israel and no amount of persecution will ever destroy that remnant. I agree with you Rich, these are God’s people and it is our responsiblity to comfort them in whatever way we can.

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      • Mike
        December 16, 2010
        8:18 pm
         

        I am a non-denominational Christian, and agree with her wholeheartedly. We are all brothers and sisters who believe in God.
        I believe all religions have a piece of the pie figured out, but NONE have the whole (pie) or picture.

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        • Kayode
          January 7, 2011
          2:20 am
           

          Only saving faith in Christ Jesus guarantees you an escape from the wrath of God. Any thing you’re into that does not teach you that Christ is the One and only way to God is deceiving you. Morals, good works withouth Christ is a waste of your time. Don’t be a Christian by virtue of bilogical birth, or for filling forms but by faith through repentance. Any faith without Jesus will lead to death (final judgment).

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    • Dennis
      August 14, 2010
      2:41 am
       

      Given that there is no salvation outside faith in Christ (Acts 4/12 – spoken to Jews in a Jewish context), how should we go about leading these precious people to saving faith in him?
      At this point the number of Christians/Messianic Jews is a very low percentage of the whole nation.

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      • David
        November 6, 2010
        4:00 am
         

        We all need to stand in prayer for all and release our faith to heaven is the only way to destroy satanic forces working too, destroye iseral

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  • juan
    March 15, 2013
    7:30 am
     

    I hope catholics use their power for great stuff to help the world in the name jesus now is the time to makeup for a dark past when pope where like kings instead of gods angels power can be good o evi

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