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Religious cleansing: a crime against humanity

The Middle East is in the tightening grip of Islamic fanatics whose unimpeded advance makes their desire to establish an Islamic caliphate spanning Syria and Iraq a reality.

The persecution of non-Muslims is on the rise across the Middle East. Christians are being murdered in Sudan; jihadists are slaughtering worshipers in Nigeria, and ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria are burning churches as Christians flee for their lives in droves. Since June 2014, when extremist fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham captured Mosul, they have been on the outskirts of Sinjar, facing off against a small number of Kurdish peshmerga militiamen. Yazidis and Christians are on the run for their lives. ISIS fighters have been executing Christian and Yazidi men who won’t convert to Islam on the spot, taking away the women as jihadi brides.

An apocalyptic assault underway in Mosul by ISIS militants

The Sunni terrorist army, ISIS, is engaging in a savage religious cleansing of Christians in the areas which it now holds within Iraq. Mosul has become a killing ground for Christians. While the majority of Mosul’s 1.8 million inhabitants is Sunni Muslim, the city has historical importance for the world’s Christians. Mosul encompasses the ancient city of Nineveh, which is first mentioned in Genesis, chapter ten, when God sent Jonas to preach repentance, and in the end, the city was saved from destruction.

Today’s carnage across Iraq reveals how ISIS jihadists are resorting to grotesque levels of violence; Christians are being crucified for refusing to renounce their faith or simply because they are non-Muslim. Children are being beheaded; women are raped and sold into sex slavery, and many are having their limbs cut off.

U.S. Leaders: Bystanders to Genocide

As Syria and Iraq burn, the Obama administration is strumming their fiddles! Fox News reported that Britain’s David Cameron appeared self-assured and determined in his approach to the Iraq crisis, while Barack Obama came across as a deer in the headlights, unable to outline a coherent U.S. response to a rapidly growing crisis in the Middle East. Mr. Cameron issued an important warning to the world, one that should be heeded by a White House that badly needs a clear sense of direction and a real strategy for winning the global war against Islamic jihadists.

In 1994, President Bill Clinton refused to send help to the massacred Tutus in Rwanda, which he has since admitted is the biggest regret of his presidency. During the course of a hundred days the Hutu government of Rwanda and its extremist allies very nearly succeeded in exterminating the country’s Tutsi minority. Using firearms, machetes, and a variety of garden implements, Hutu militiamen, soldiers, and ordinary citizens murdered some 800,000 Tutsi and politically moderate Hutu. It was the fastest, most efficient killing spree of the twentieth century. History proves that staying out of Rwanda was an explicit U.S. policy objective.

An urgent invitation to the body of believers in the Church

I invite you to accept your humanitarian responsibilities toward the afflicted and help them in their plight and the difficult conditions in which they live today. You can help pray and send support for the Christians and Yazidis who have been driven out of Mosul, or the Sunni Arabs who don’t want to live under the tyranny of ISIS. Christians must help now! Matthew 25:40 states, in the words of Jesus, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.”

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America at a Tipping Point: Pray for Divine Intervention!!  

What would the world look like without America?

The shift that is happening right now in the U.S. will have a major effect on your life and your family. Most do not understand that the “change” President Obama has been successful in bringing to the U.S. will have a devastating effect on the rest of the world. Try to think of the world without America. If America doesn’t wake up, and soon, the fate of the American journalist who was just beheaded will be the fate of many.

We must understand that the greatest threat to America comes from within. We are blessed to be citizens of the greatest country in the history of the world, but our freedom is not inevitably guaranteed. Each generation bears the responsibility of upholding our inalienable rights. The greatest internal threat is the erosion of religious liberties, and the undermining of what makes us an exceptional country. America without a Judeo-Christian influence will cease to exist as we know it. President Ronald Reagan stated, “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.”

Obama’s America

The dismantling of America’s foundational structure has been underway for years, with the intention of moving us into a New World Order. The Obama administration shows definite signs of transforming America into an Islamic State. (We recommend Erick Stakelbeck’s book, The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy.)  Below is a short list of Muslim Brotherhood members appointed by the Obama administration who currently hold high-level positions in the U.S. government:

Arif Alikhan
Assist. Sec. for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mohammed Elibiary
Homeland Security Adviser

Rashad Hussain
Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)

Salam al-Marayati
Obama Adviser and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and is its current executive director

Imam Mohamed Magid
Obama’s Sharia Czar from the Islamic Society of North America

Eboo Patel
Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships

Racial Divides in America

One of the main ways governments force wars on the people is the use of “false flag terrorism,” which is defined as a government attacking its own people, then accusing others in order to justify going to war against the people it blames. Today we are watching one in Ferguson, Missouri. Using race-baiting and insurrection, the hope is that it will spread across the U.S. so that martial law can be imposed nationwide putting the Obama administration in total control of everything. The laws are already in place, giving presidential authority to do this. If this flareup does not spread, then there will be another crisis on the way—economic implosion, a catastrophic terrorism attack, or a massive natural disaster. America is in a Nineveh moment. Pray for God’s divine intervention to spare America from imploding. Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Forsaking Israel

The Obama administration has put a stop on shipments of Hellfire Missiles to Israel, while arming the enemies of Israel with the necessary weapons to attack her. The things that the U.S. does to support Israel are only because of the backing from the U.S. Congress, which holds Obama back to some degree. In Europe, today’s anti-Semitism is the highest it has ever been since the Second World War and the death of six-million Jews in the Holocaust. 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.”

Pray for Israel, that her enemies will fall into their own evil traps; like when God intervened, and Haman tripped himself up (Esther 7:9-10). Pray that Yahweh would hear the cries of His people once again, like He heard the seed of Abraham crying out from Egypt. Amen.

We can remain confident and resolute there is still a majority of praying, God-honoring Americans who love the Lord and our country–ordinary citizens who will choose to press in now so we can secure freedom for the generations to come. Turn to God for help and commit to being fully engaged in the public square, government entities, business organizations, education systems, media outlets, and the entertainment industry. If we are not the influencers, what is the alternative?

Are you okay with being told you can’t talk about God?

Join the Million Window Campaign!!!

There’s no need to be quiet any longer. “In God We Trust” is more than just our national motto – it’s our country’s foundation and part of our identity as Americans. Since the U.S. Congress passed Resolution 13* with an overwhelming 396/9 vote in November, 2011, reaffirming our national motto and encouraging its public display, elected leaders and citizens have taken action to display “In God We Trust” in government buildings, courtrooms, schools and businesses. (*HR 13)  Click for more information…..

We must resolve to do all we can, while we can. Take a stand—be salt and light. Together, with God, we can occupy until Jesus returns!!

Research: Lea Carawan, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation

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Fed-Common Core Education can, and must be stopped!

The Family Research Council has launched a national campaign warning about the pitfalls of Common Core Education. The following has been excerpted from Tony Perkins commentary: (Tony Perkins is the president of Family Research Council, Wash. DC.)

In just a few short weeks, millions of American students will head back to school. You should be very concerned about the spreading, hidden nightmare facing them in school today: public schools, private, religious, even home schools. I’m not talking about bullies, playground predators, or school violence; I’m referring to . . .Common Core which was originally an effort by the National Governors Association (NGA) to create national standards and tests to unify what children are taught in school. These standards were adopted by 45 states. Seems harmless enough, right? Wrong!

Since it’s been hijacked by the Obama administration, Common Core has all the earmarks of the President’s other power grabs: attacks on religious values and freedoms; central control; secrecy; skyrocketing costs; and catastrophic ineptitude. It essentially takes away the rights of parents and local communities to direct their children’s education and puts it under the control of an ever-expanding federal bureaucracy.

Common Core can — and must — be stopped!

If Common Core is allowed to take control of America’s educational system, we can foresee a nation where children are indoctrinated with a liberal ideology that celebrates sexual perversion, worships the creation rather than the Creator, all at the expense of academic achievement and our nation’s Christian heritage.

All indications are that the standards imposed by Common Core will actually hamper education rather than improve it. Common Core opens education to even more propaganda in class than we are experiencing today. Its “one-size-fits-all” approach not only eliminates more advanced material, but also makes it difficult for teachers to teach students individually. Typical of other liberal programs, rather than raise up underperformers, Common Core will lower standards of higher-performing states in order to “level the playing field.”

No one will be exempt.

The future of America’s children is at stake. As Christian citizens, we must never relinquish the education of our children to the federal government, which already has an abysmal track record wherever it has inserted itself.

In the past, parents concerned about what is being taught in the public schools could always resort to private schools or home schooling. Not anymore! The Common Core standards will impact charter schools, parochial schools, and even parents who teach their children at home.

Here’s what you can do.

First, get informed. Family Research Council has put together “Ten Reasons Common Core is Wrong for America.” Be sure to share what you’ve learned with other parents.

Second, find out what your school district’s Common Core policies are and voice your objections at school board meetings.

Third, contact your state and federal legislators and governor. Tell them you think that Common Core will make American education worse, not better.

Source: www.frc.org

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What can Christians do in today’s cultural atmosphere?

You will often come across people who are hoping for another Ronald Reagan in the political sphere, or a Martin Luther King in the social arena. Unfortunately, today’s media, political, and cultural atmosphere focus on tearing down righteous reformers when they appear on the scene. We have progressed to an age of time when a great number of people “call evil good, and good evil.” Where do we find justice? We have learned in this decade, if we seek to see the culture change through the court system, we cannot expect the Judicial Branch to always make the right decisions.

The influence of the Church which is practicing a biblical worldview, is more sorely needed than ever. We are experiencing a world that is operating apart from God – which  is breaking down. Our view of reality is changing. We have a crisis of values that needs to be challenged.

  • The Judicial Branch, not God-given revelation, is shaping and guiding our sense of right and wrong.
  • The government’s educational system, not the family, is shaping values and socializing our children.
  • The secular media, not the church, are forging our sense of identity and community.

The Church needs to have a stronger influence on how people think about society from a Biblical perspective. This will help people work toward the consistency and agreement with the ideals of God. The Biblical view for society is the key for  transformation which will affect the overall culture. Daniel is a perfect example of a God-led man influencing the rulers in the evil Babylonian empire. Although it is hard to find hope arising from the political and social streams, authentic hope is in Christ, and that’s the message Christians should communicate first.

In today’s Church, leaders have to urge their members to register to vote. Polls show that only half of the evangelicals that are registered to vote actually do vote. Even though Christians are responsible for determining the political environment, they are also challenged to change hearts and minds in this country. Without a Biblical worldview a moral society will implode. The Late Dr. Bill Bright trumpeted the message of the Christian’s duty to society. The Christian’s presence in society and government is the salt and light which preserve our basic freedoms. Still, the American dream is apparently eroding, and we must ask: Has the modern-day Church sufficiently evangelized and influenced its society?

The real hope for today’s society is expressed through the lives of Christians who are willing to become salt and light, and be a witness for Christ within their sphere of life.

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Islamic Caliphate Fuels Genocide of Christians in Mideast

The world is watching helplessly while Islamists spread their radical ideology through the sword—committing genocide with their barbaric 7th Century traditions. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is beheading children, raping women, and killing scores of Christians in Iraq. They are also warning Christians to convert or be massacred. At the same time, ISIS jihadists are crucifying Christians and others in Syria, and the bloody civil war in Syria has left 170,000 dead and created millions of refugees fleeing for safety

What is happening to the Assyrian Christians, also known as Chaldean and Syriac, in Iraq? This small Christian population in Iraq has shrunk dramatically as a result of the jihad there. Lila Gilbert reported on Fox News: “And now, with the raging incursion of ISIS – a brutal Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist group – the religious cleansing of Iraq’s Christians is nearing completion as well. Iraq’s  Christian community is hardly a western innovation or a colonial relic. It dates from the 1st Century, when two of Jesus’ disciples – St. Thomas and St. Thaddeus (also known as St. Jude) – preached the Gospel in what was then Assyria. There has been a Christian presence in Iraq ever since. [Source, Lila Gilbert, The religious cleansing of Iraq’s Christians, Fox News]

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been enforcing Dhimmi status of the Christian residents of Syria, and are now committing genocide on Christians in the regions they have recently conquered in Iraq. The concept of Dhimmitude, is a dehumanizing status belonging to all subjugated non-Muslims in Islamist societies. ISIS gives several choices—convert to Islam, or if you remain Christian, you must accept the Dhimmi status and pay the jizya, (a tax for non-Muslims only), or… you will be put to the sword. Most opt for the second choice and live out their lives as second-class subjects. This is the hard-tyranny of Islamic supremacy, which is the hallmark of the Caliphate system. Freedom is an unknown concept; liberty is blasphemy in a system that crushes the individual into clay mortar for the building of a greater Islamic State.

The global left views the advent of a new Caliphate as something similar to an Islamic version of the European Union—nothing could be further from the truth. The Obama Administration made this mistaken assessment while dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood in the Mideast. The Caliphate is a means toward an end; that end being Islamic dominance. The Caliphate is merely the structural entity that will administer Sharia throughout an Islamist-controlled world.

As Christians, we need to pray faithfully and consistently for Christians in the Middle East to have courage to stand for Christ and boldly proclaim the Gospel—the good news—amidst such darkness and evil. We need to pray for the Lord to protect Jews, Christians and Muslims from this jihadist wave of terror. We need to speak out—don’t be silent in the face of great evil—we must urge the democracies and all civilized nations of the world to fight such terror and help those who are defending themselves against Radical Islam.

Even so, we must not wait for governments to do the right thing—the Church must do all it can to help those who are suffering in real and practical ways. Jesus instructs us in Matthew 25:40, “…..‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”

Compiled by: Ruth Schofield

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What is all the Turmoil in the World?

World Turmoil is an Opportunity to Pray for the Harvest Within the Nations

Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” (Psalm 2:1-3)

Jesus is Lord of all the nations and the present great harvest field appears to be in the Muslim world. In the Bible, we frequently see a pattern whereby troubles come upon Israel in order to draw her people closer to God. The Book of Hebrews encourages us that times of discipline and correction are a sign of God at work in those He loves (Hebrews 12:3-11).

Let us not forget that God has a wonderful plan and purpose for every single nation in the earth.

Paul said in Acts, chapter 17, that the Lord determines the times and borders of nations (and even their respective rulers) “in order that they might seek Him”.

And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring’ (vv. 26-29).

The Lord wants people from Egypt, Syria, Iraq and the entire Middle East in heaven with Him one day. God wants to bring His peace to the region and to the entire world. This needs to be our objective and prayer. Let us pray like never before for these countries:

  1. China was taken over by a radical Communist regime and yet today it is witnessing one of the greatest revivals in human history.
  1. Iran was taken over by apocalyptic Ayatollahs and yet it is currently experiencing the fastest rate of church growth in the world.
  1. Egyptian Coptic Christian, Father Zakaria Botros, sees multitudes of Muslims come to faith in Yeshua the Messiah through his 90-minute satellite TV program which is reaching over 50 million listeners every day in Muslim lands! The jihadists find him so dangerous that they have put a bounty on his head for $60 million and he has been exiled from Egypt.

Father Zakaria reports there are two and a half million converts to Christianity in Egypt, a similar number in Pakistan and five million in Sudan. He says in the last three decades, more Muslims have come to believe in salvation through Jesus Christ than in the last 14 centuries of Islam.

  1. Muslims coming to Christ by the 10,000s…… Bold evangelists believe by faith that Islam is collapsing.

Even in hard-core Islamic Arab nations God is on the move. Joel Rosenberg, prize winning author and founder of the Joseph Fund, reports that each year 10,000 Muslims are becoming Christians in Algeria, 35,000 a year in Morocco, 50,000 in Saudi Arabia. Some 6,000,000 a year in Africa are converting to Christianity! Syrian refugees scattered throughout Jordan are another harvest field – bringing them food, clothing and the Gospel.

  1. The God of Israel has plans and purposes of peace and reconciliation for the entire Mideast region:

Jeremiah 48:47, “Yet I will bring back the captives of Moab in the latter days,” says the Lord. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.” (Moab is Jordan)

Jeremiah 49:6;  “But afterward I will bring back the captives of the people of Ammon,” says the Lord. (Ammon is northern Jordan) (vv. 38, 39), “I will set My throne in Elam, and will destroy from there the king and the princes,’ says the Lord. ‘But it shall come to pass in the latter days: I will bring back the captives of Elam,’ says the Lord.” (Ancient Persia, modern-day Iran)

C0mpiled by: Ruth Schofield

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EU Foreign Ministers Express Support for Israel’s Right to Defend Herself

Brussels – In a dramatic statement on July 23rd the Foreign Ministers of the 28 European Union member states agreed unanimously expressing support for Israel’s right to defend herself from terror attacks from Gaza and by condemning Hamas for their use of human shields.

The statement has taken the Israeli government by complete surprise as they mostly expect condemnations from Brussels and not messages of support.  In their joint statement the EU leaders strongly condemn ” the indiscriminate firing of rockets into Israel by Hamas and other militant groups in the Gaza strip, directly harming civilians”, calling them ”criminal and unjustifiable acts.” All terrorist groups in Gaza must disarm”, the EU statement concludes.

In a joint statement on July 22 the Foreign Ministers of France, Italy and Germany said “Anti-Semitic agitation and hostility against Jews have no place in our societies” and added that “nothing, including the dramatic military confrontation in Gaza, justifies such actions in Europe.”

Rise of Anti-Semitic Violence Leads to New Jewish Exodus from Europe

Brussels – As the crisis in Gaza deepens another war has broken out in the streets of Europe. This is a ”street war” against Jews which is partly being ignited by the biased media reporting from Gaza.

The recent issue of Newsweek magazine features a cover story on ”Why Europe´s Jews are fleeing once again.” The magazine, which has no link to Israel or the Jewish community, but has been rather anti-Israel in its coverage, is giving a detailed report on how the situation in Europe is getting out of control. The article starts by reiterating a recent act of street violence in Paris, saying that it could just as well have been from the 1930´s but that was from 2014.

The November 2013 survey from the EU Fundamental Rights Agency revealed that a growing number of Jews are considering leaving Europe because of fear for their lives. Prominent Jewish journalist Jeffrey Goldberg is quoted in the article as asking the question ”when might be the right time for the Jews to leave Europe? His answer; ”around now, it seems. The statement by Goldberg is being heeded by many, as Jews in record numbers are fleeing Europe.  President of the Representative Council of French Jews (CRIF) Roger Cukierman, expects between 5 – 6.000 Jews to leave France this year, while the number in 2012 was under 2000.  

One of the factors triggering  the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe is the radicalisation in the Middle East, where many European immigrants of Arab descent have joined Islamists groups in their attempt to establish a caliphate in Syria and Iraq. Although a large portion of the anti-Semitic violence is coming from radical Muslims ”traditional” anti-Semitism is also growing in popularity as illustrated in the recent electorate success of neo-Nazi parties such as Golden Dawn in Greece and Jobbik in Hungary.

Source:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/EuropeanCoalitionforIsrael

European Coalition for Israel website: www.ec4i.org/

Ruth Schofield discusses Irsraeli Palestinian conflict  on Cornerstone Television Network

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