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Christian Pastor languishing in Iranian prison writes, “God is in control”

Posted in Christian Martyrs, persecution with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2015 by saynsumthn

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Iran has detained America citizen Saeed Abedini, on 9/26/12 because it views his Christian activities as a threat to its national security. Help free Saeed.

Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Wife Naghmeh Testifies to Congress on behalf of her husband:

Saeed’s father visited Saeed in prison this month.

A Post published by Pray for Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Facebook page updates their followers:

    Saeed had heard about the deal with Iran and wanted to share the following message with you all (see below). Please pray for Saeed as the situation inside of the prison has become worst for him at the hands of the hardliners who do not like that he is an American and also that he is a convert from Islam to Christianity. These are the same hardliners who have been chanting death to America. It is urgent that we get him out. Please join our family in prayer.

    Saeed’s letter:

    I know that so many of you have felt that I have been left behind after a deal was reached with Iran and I am still not home.

    I want you to know that as I wrote the thank you letter to President Obama after he had visited my family in January of this year (which he read at the national prayer breakfast), that God is in control of all countries and leadership in the world when the body of Christ comes together in united prayer. He is in control and He is the One who beautifully writes the history over all governments, presidents, and any P5+1 negotiating team.

    We are all looking for a safer, more friendly world and because of this desire many of us are happy and others un-happy about the deal. Please join me in using these emotions that have been awakened to give fervor to united prayer for God’s chosen nation, for America, and for the whole world.

    Pastor Saeed
    in chains for Christ and chained together in unity

Twitter event to bring attention to plight of persecuted Christians

Posted in Christian, Christian Martyrs, persecution with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2015 by saynsumthn

While on Twitter I read this message from a follower, “Tomorrow beginning at 6 am Tweetfest to #SaveTheChristians”

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So, I will admit, I have not vetted the group behind this effort but…WHO CARES!

Someone – somewhere must speak out!

Christians across the globe are being slaughtered in record numbers, many of them by Islamic extremists.

I have been very disappointed with the lack of outrage to the horrific slaughter of Christians lately.

Apparently,I am not the only one.

Yesterday, Kirsten Powers published an Op-Ed where she shamed President Obama for his failure to speak out:

    If a Christian mob on a ship bound for Italy threw 12 Muslims to their death for praying to Allah, does anyone think the president would have been so disinterested? When three North Carolina Muslims were gunned down by a virulent atheist, Obama rightly spoke out against the horrifying killings. But he just can’t seem to find any passion for the mass persecution of Middle Eastern Christians or the eradication of Christianity from its birthplace.

    Religious persecution of Christians is rampant worldwide, as Pew has noted, but nowhere is it more prevalent than in the Middle East and Northern Africa, where followers of Jesus are the targets of religious cleansing.

Talk Show Host, Michael Savage recently asked, where the righteous Jews were who are not speaking out against the persecution of Christians from ISIS or ISIL today?

The “never again” is happening again today,” he said on his radio show.

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Christians in Texas rallied in Dallas last fall to bring the plight of the persecuted Christians to the public. Despite the group sending out press releases to every news outlet in the state of Texas including e-mails and phone calls only a few media outlets bothered to show up at the rally. In addition, even though hundreds came out for the event, there are many more Christians in the are who did not bother.

A new campaign making its way across America hopes to bring awareness to the persecuted Christians. The campaign asks believers to wear orange jumpsuits to show solidarity with the martyrs and has been organized by D.C. pastor, Rev. Patrick Mahoney.

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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Months ago, Rev. Mahoney and his supporters challenged the National Organization for Women to speak out on behalf of Christian women who were sold into sex slavery by the Islamic terrorist group, ISIS.

The feminist group virtually ignored the protesters as did the news media.

It will be interesting what Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and others say as they hit the campaign trail.

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An encouraging audio interview with a member from the organization, Back to Jerusalem, says that Christians are hoping to evangelize ISIS. The author of the Book, ISIS the Heart of Terror, says that they have confirmed at least one ISIS convert after love was shown him from the very people ISIS had planned to persecute.

The #SavetheChrtistians hashtag follows other efforts such as the #WeAreN and #WeAreNazarene which hoped to show solidarity with the Christians in Iraq who were some if the first to be slaughtered by ISIS.

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Hopefully, as others learn a way that they can speak out- they will do so.

Christians in Dallas rally to support the persecuted in Iraq

Posted in Christian Martyrs, persecution with tags , , , , , , , on September 15, 2014 by saynsumthn

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Sunday, in Dallas, Texas several hundred Christians from area churches gathered together in front of Dallas City Hall to show love and support for those being persecuted in Iraq.

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The Islamic group ISIS targeted the churches in Iraq and marked their homes with the Arabic “N” in the same way that the Nazis marked the Jews they killed.

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The theme of the rally was Hebrews 13 which calls for Christians to suffer with those who suffer.

Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
Heb 13:3 (KJV)

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The group gathered to pray for the persecuted!

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Lord, first we are grateful for the rights that you give us…The rights to assemble, the freedom of worship,” Pastor Jim Mann of New Life Church of Denton prayed, “We don’t recognize those rights coming from our government they come from you,” he continued, “We assemble together as one body, today our body is broken, our body hurts. You tell us to love those who are being persecuted even as if your own bodies were being broken. You tell us Lord to rejoice with those who rejoice to weep with those who weep. You tell us there’s one body, there’s one Baptism, there’s one Spirit. So, these are our brothers and sisters on the other side of the world. So we pray for them – we lift them to you oh God..

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Pastor Mann continues, “There doesn’t seem to be much we can do, but we can beseech you the God of the Universe, Almighty God, to intervene on their behalf. We can speak up and let our voices be heard….Lord about your church, that we would awaken. Awaken to your grace, awaken to our eroding freedoms Lord, that we would take a stand. Lord, that one day- if the day ever comes, God forbid, that we are called to take the sign of the Nazarene on us, that we would take it with pride and we would take a stand for you..Holy Spirit fill us, break our hearts for our brothers and sisters.”

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There’s only one church, there’s only one church. Jesus is coming back for one Church. What they suffer – we suffer,” said Pastor Billy Grate, “We’re not asking the government to move for us- we’re asking Jesus to move for us.”

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Other pastors who attended or spoke at the rally included Minister Clarence Davis of Full Gospel Holiness Church and Pastor Stephen Broden from Fair Park Bible Fellowship in Dallas as well as Iraqi born Pastor Jalil Dawood of the Arabic Church of Dallas, who helped organize the event.

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Pastor Broden called for the immediate defunding of all US Tax dollars to countries that allow Christian persecution and Pastor Dawood warned that what is happening in Iraq could come to the United States.

Christians are being killed, their children are being sown in half…and much of this is happening on our watch, Pastor Broden told the crowd. He said they had an obligation to speak up.

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God we ask that you would quicken not only us but other pastors around the world to their God-given duty, to their God-given right to stand with your people.,” Minister Clarence Davis prayed.

Brothers from Iraq and Assyria also prayed in Assyrian for the persecuted:

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Also present were Arab and Assyrian Christians from Palestine and Iran who led the group in chants for the suffering:

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Iraqi born pastor, Jalil Dawood told the crowd that they want the world to know the Christians in Iraq are suffering, “These people need help and we are here to voice that,” Dawood told the crowd, “If we say nothing, do nothing, we are accountable before the Lord. We will give an account before the Lord that we did nothing.”

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I want you to pray for these people, I want you to pray for them every day, because these people are hurting,” Dawood stated, “And I’m talking about 250,000 people in Iraq alone, who lost their families, their lives….And I thank God for this country that we are able to speak. What I am saying to you right now in the Middle East I’ll be in prison. In a Muslim country I’ll be killed. But, I thank God for this nation that we can speak.We pray for this nation that the freedom will continue…We need to stand here for the weaker over there, Amen?

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Those who attended came from across the Dallas metroplex including, Plano, Denton, Sanger, Little Elm, Arlington, Ft Worth and surrounding counties.

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Despite the group sending out press releases to every news outlet in the state of Texas including e-mails and phone calls only a few media outlets bothered to show up at the rally.

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CBS channel 11 came and filed this report:

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Despite censorship from the secular and main stream media ( MSM), the Christian media took an interest in the rally and media outlets such as WorldNet Daily KDKR, and the Janet Mefford Show, Janet Folger, and the Christian Post ( links below), Point of View Radio, AFR radio and others filed reports before the rally:

http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/isis-wont-stay-in-middle-east/

5 Things Americans Can Do to Help Persecuted Christians in Iraq (Christian Post)

http://www.christianpost.com/news/5-things-americans-can-do-to-help-persecuted-christians-in-iraq-125821/

Many of those interviews can be heard here.

Pro-life Pastor speaks about persecuted Christians organizes Dallas rally of support

Posted in Islam, persecution with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2014 by saynsumthn

Pastor Stephen Broden of the Fair Parks Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas was a guest on Point of View Radio today discussing an upcoming rally for persecuted Christians.

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He said the group objects to the use of tax funds going to nations that sponsor the persecution of Christians.

In addition to the rally, Pastor Broden also speaks out on the plight of the unborn targeted by abortion. Pastor Broden has been warning the black community about the targeting of African Americans by abortion giant Planned Parenthood and was featured in the film, Maafa21, which exposes the racist agenda of abortion.

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Broden will be joined by Iraqi born Pastor Jalil Dawood at the North Texas rally for persecuted Christians scheduled for September 14, 2014 at 4:30pm in front of Dallas City Hall.

The group has created a Facebook page for others to get more information. (Here)

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According to the groups’ press release, a press conference will be held prior to the rally on Wednesday, September 10 at 10:00 am at the Fair Park Bible Fellowship 1321 Rowan Ave. Dallas.

The group is getting nationwide coverage of the rally and has received the interest of several other media outlets like WorldNet Daily KDKR, the Janet Mefford Show, Janet Porter, and the Christian Post ( links below)

http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/isis-wont-stay-in-middle-east/

http://yourlisten.com/rally4persecuted/live-the-word-w-john-nieder-and-pastor-jalil-dawood-dallas

http://yourlisten.com/rally4persecuted/dfw-rally-janet-mefford-interviews-pastor-dawood

http://yourlisten.com/rally4persecuted/dallas-rally-commentary-by-janet-folger

5 Things Americans Can Do to Help Persecuted Christians in Iraq

http://www.christianpost.com/news/5-things-americans-can-do-to-help-persecuted-christians-in-iraq-125821/

Things Americans Can Do to Help Persecuted Christians in Iraq

Posted in Islam, persecution with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2014 by saynsumthn

Iraqi born pastor Jalil Dawood of the Arabic Church of Dallas, who, along with other Christian leaders will be holding a rally on Sept. 14 in support of Iraqis who are being persecuted by the Islamic State, says there are five things Americans can do today to help their brothers and sisters in Christ.

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What Americans can do today is write to their representatives and tell them the U.S. government needs to take more aggressive action toward the Islamic State, because this group is not only a threat to Iraq, it’s a threat to America, eventually. And we need to deal with them now, before it’s too late,” Dawood told The Christian Post.

I heard the president say last week that he doesn’t have a strategy. Well, ISIS’ strategy is to kill us. Their strategy is to convert us and kill us,” he asserted.

The second thing Americans can do, he said, is to provide tangible assistance to the 250,000 refugees in Iraq through trusted nonprofit organizations that are helping Christians and other religious minorities who’ve been forced to leave their homes to flee the terrorist organization.

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Pastor Stephen Broden of Fair Park Bible Fellowship, who will be a featured speaker at the Dallas rally, told CP Thursday that three of the nonprofits that have been helping Iraqi Christians are Open Doors, Samaritan’s Purse and Voice of the Martyrs.

While the Sept. 14 rally is being held in Dallas, Dawood is encouraging everyone who lives outside North Texas to hold simultaneous rallies in their communities; not only to show support for persecuted Christians and religious minorities in Iraq, but to pray and find tangible ways to help.

Do something practical, not only in words but in deeds,” he advised. “We need to speak; we need to shout to the Lord, we need to shout to the nation.”

This has to do with people of our faith. This is not an Iraqi issue, this is a global issue and it will touch us if we don’t do something about it,” Dawood emphasized.

“Like Bonhoeffer said, if we are silent in the face of evil we are agreeing with it, we are part of it; we become accomplices and are allowing it to happen. We don’t need to wait. We need to take action now and be heard before it gets too late.”

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The DFW rally to support persecuted Christians will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 in front of Dallas City Hall in Dallas, Texas.

Read the full article here !

Rally in Dallas for Persecuted Christians

Posted in ISIS, Islam, persecution with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2014 by saynsumthn

The Islamic group, ISIS or ISIL has slaughtered Christians and other religious minorities in the region. ISIS has taken captive women and children and sold them as sex slaves. As a result, many Christians have been forced to flee the area.

Now, Christians in America are calling for an end to this genocide.

In fact, Dallas area Pastors, churches, and concerned citizens in North Texas are coming together to show support for these Christian brothers and sisters under extreme persecution in Iraq.

Believers and concerned citizens are joining to bring attention to the genocide faced by Iraqi Christians.

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The rally will take place at:
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla Street Dallas, TX
September 14, 2014 at 4:30pm

WHAT TO WEAR AT THE RALLY:

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The Islamic State in Iraq is painting an Arabic “N”–for Nazarene–on the homes of Christians.

In a show of solidarity, Christians all across the world are adapting that letter, using it as a social media avatar or a logo.

Attendees are encouraged to print off the #WeAreN (red and white) image off the Facebook page and either wear it or carry it. In addition, those attending the rally can carry a red cross.

A press conference will be held days prior to this rally and will include dignitaries and local pastors.

The Press Release reads, in part:

The deliberate targeting and persecution of Christians by ISIS in Iraq, as well as the blatant attacks on Christian communities throughout the Middle East has caused great concern and offense within the Christian communities of Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding counties. In Iraq, many Christians are fleeing their homes and cities to escape the brutal jihad against Christians at the hands of ISIS. Many are now refugees in need of humanitarian aid. As confirmed by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity and the Vatican, 100,000 Christians are murdered every year because of their faith. Open Doors Ministry has stated that 9 out of 10 countries cited for the worst atrocities against Christians are Muslim.

Iraqi born Pastor Jalil Dawood of the Arabic Church of Dallas and Pastor Stephen Broden of the Fair Park Bible Fellowship will be featured speakers at the rally.

In addition, other notable speakers and pastors will be present.

For more information: Contact: Pastor Stephen E. Broden 214-394-0098 Facebook: DFW Rally of Support for Persecuted Christians http://www.facebook.com/DFWrallyforpersecutedChristians

Press Conference Details:
WHEN: Wednesday September 10, 2014 at 10:00 am
WHERE: Fair Park Bible Fellowship 1321 Rowan Ave. Dallas, Texas 75115

The media is invited to attend and receive additional information about the concerns of the Christian community on this important issue.

This Facebook page has been set up for updates on the rally. https://www.facebook.com/DFWrallyforpersecutedChristians

The Dallas area rally has received the interest of several other media outlets like WorldNet Daily KDKR, and the Janet Mefford Show, Janet Folger, and the Christian Post ( links below)

http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/isis-wont-stay-in-middle-east/

http://yourlisten.com/rally4persecuted/live-the-word-w-john-nieder-and-pastor-jalil-dawood-dallas

http://yourlisten.com/rally4persecuted/dfw-rally-janet-mefford-interviews-pastor-dawood

yourlisten.com/rally4persecuted/dallas-rally-commentary-by-janet-folger

5 Things Americans Can Do to Help Persecuted Christians in Iraq

http://www.christianpost.com/news/5-things-americans-can-do-to-help-persecuted-christians-in-iraq-125821/

Franklin Graham on Iraq Persecuted Christians

Posted in Christian, Christian Martyrs, ISIS, persecution with tags , , , , , on August 25, 2014 by saynsumthn

Fresh graves of murdered Iraqi Christians:

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