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  • #22134
    Avatar of graphite412
    graphite412
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    I was sent this in an email and thought that this news was shocking.
    :(

    A new ministry partnership has launched a campaign to raise
    awareness of the fact that an estimated 176,000 Christians around
    the world were martyred – killed for their faith – in a one-year period
    from the middle of 2008 to the middle of 2009.

    That’s 482 deaths per day, one every three minutes.

    Martyrdom didn’t go away with the Middle Ages, according to
    reports from Open Doors USA, which now has combined efforts
    with actor Kirk Cameron of “The Way of the Master” ministry as
    well as evangelist Ray Comfort of Living Waters ministry to focus
    on those who are being persecuted for their faith.

    The groups have announced a webinar on Thursday, an interactive
    Internet-based seminar, featuring Cameron, Comfort and Carl
    Moeller, the president of Open Doors USA.

    Registration is open to the public and free of charge.

    Emeal Zwayne, executive vice president of Living Waters, said that
    few Christians in the U.S. are even aware “that an estimated
    176,000 Christians were martyred from mid-2008 to mid-2009.

    “It’s so hard to believe that in this day and age so many Christians
    are losing their life for their faith. It’s as though we in the U.S. live
    in a different world from the rest of the Body of Christ,” he said.
    “We want to ask the question that is on a few people’s lips – will
    persecution ever come to America? And if so, what can we do
    about it?” he said.

    #33940
    Avatar of Dj Genesis
    Dj Genesis
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    yeah ive heard about that…im just wondering what the cause of death was, like from the people they were trying to witness to or the government…not sure…i didnt hear that part…

    #33941
    Avatar of djdunamis
    djdunamis
    Participant

    @graphite412 wrote:

    “It’s so hard to believe that in this day and age so many Christians
    are losing their life for their faith. It’s as though we in the U.S. live
    in a different world from the rest of the Body of Christ,” he said.
    “We want to ask the question that is on a few people’s lips – will
    persecution ever come to America? And if so, what can we do
    about it?” he said.

    give it time, too many people in the US just sitting by watching prayer, ten commandments, religious freedoms in places are being taken away.

    yeah, I’ve been hearing about christian persecution in middle eastern countries, India, China, etc..

    #33942

    Rodimus
    Keymaster

    wow thats crazy.

    The Bible says they will have a special place in heaven.

    #33943
    Avatar of djwickie
    djwickie
    Member

    When I was deployed to Iraq I read about an Afghani man who was sentenced to death for converting to Christianity.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,188364,00.html

    According to the law, “any Muslim who rejects their religion should be sentenced to death.”

    This is an interesting video by Ravi Zacharias along the same lines as this.
    [youtube:2xk1jk5b][/youtube:2xk1jk5b]

    #33944
    Avatar of frogb0tter
    frogb0tter
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    Spiritual warfare, man. Many American so-called-Christian Churches ARE very disconnected. Most are not even teaching the bible (aka God’s WORD). God has revealed that these things shall come to pass:

    Rev 6:9 ΒΆ And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

    Rev 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

    Rev 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they [were], should be fulfilled.

    #33945
    Avatar of graphite412
    graphite412
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    Amen bro!

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