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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 !

Planned Parenthood’s first regional coordinator to target churches

Posted in Planned Parenthood at church, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Regional Coordinator, Sex Ed with tags , , , , , , on April 21, 2014 by saynsumthn

The president of Planned Parenthood Arizona , “the first place Planned Parenthood is rolling this out is in Yuma county…our main objective is to get this concept known, to get it known by church leaders, school leaders, PTA leaders.”

According to KYMA, Planned parenthood’s new Yuma Regional Health Coordinator, Flor Castanon claims she wants to reduce teen births.

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Planned Parenthood, Bryon Howard, told KYMA that reaching out to the community is important, especially with this being the area’s first regional health coordinator.

The president of Planned Parenthood Arizona says, “the first place Planned Parenthood is rolling this out is in Yuma county…our main objective is to get this concept known, to get it known by church leaders, school leaders, PTA leaders.”

Planned Parenthood has been exposed by many organizations for their sex obsessions and the way they target teens:

And several more on this blog !

Churches – you have been warned !

HINDRANCES TO REVIVALS by Charles Finney: addressing the silence on Slavery and abortion ?

Posted in Abortion, Church, Finney, Slavery, Wilberforce with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by saynsumthn

See if the words of Charles Finney ring loud and clear today regarding the great evil of abortion:

LECTURES ON REVIVALS OF RELIGION
by The Rev. CHARLES G. FINNEY
LECTURE XV
HINDRANCES TO REVIVALS

Editor’s note: The word “Abortion” has been added into the original text by me – because the same would apply , in my humble opinion.

The church must take right ground in regard to politics. Do not suppose, now, that I am going to preach a political sermon, or that I wish to have you join and get up a Christian party in politics. No, I do not believe in that. But the time has come that Christians must vote for honest men, and take consistent ground in politics, or the Lord will curse them. They must be honest men themselves, and instead of voting for a man because he belongs to their party, Bank or Anti-Bank, Jackson, or Anti-Jackson, they must find out whether he is honest and upright, and fit to be trusted. They must let the world see that the church will uphold no man in office, who is known to be a knave, or an adulterer, or a Sabbath-breaker, or a gambler. Such is the spread of intelligence and the facility of communication in our country, that every man can know for whom he gives his vote. And if he will give his vote only for honest men, the country will be obliged to have upright rulers. . . . As on the subject of slavery and temperance, so on this subject, the church must act right or the country will be ruined. God cannot sustain this free and blessed country, which we love and pray for, unless the church will take right ground. Politics are a part of religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God. It seems sometimes as if the foundations of the nation were becoming rotten, and Christians seem to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics. But I tell you, he does see it, and he will bless or curse this nation, according to the course they take.

http://www.charlesgfinney.com/1868Lect_on_Rev_of_Rel/68revlec15.htm
Revivals are hindered when ministers and churches take wrong ground in regard to any question involving human rights. Take the subject of SLAVERY (abortion), for instance. The time was when this subject was not before the public mind. John Newton continued in the slave trade (abortionist trade) after his conversion. And so had his mind been perverted, and so completely was his conscience seared, in regard to this most nefarious traffic, that the sinfulness of it never occurred to his thoughts until some time after he became a child of God. Had light been poured upon his mind previously to his conversion, he never could have been converted without previously abandoning this sin. And after his conversion, when convinced of its iniquity, he could no longer enjoy the presence of God, without abandoning the sin for ever. So, doubtless, many slave dealers and slave holders (abortionists and abortion workers and supporters) in our own country have been converted, notwithstanding their participation in this abomination, because the sinfulness of it was not apparent to their minds. So ministers and churches, to a great extent throughout the land, have held their peace, and borne no testimony against this abominable abomination, existing in the church and in the nation. But recently, the subject has come up for discussion, and the providence of God has brought it distinctly before the eyes of all men. Light is now shed upon this subject, as it has been upon the cause of temperance. Facts are exhibited, and principles established, and light thrown in upon the minds of men, and this monster is dragged from his horrid den, and exhibited before the church, and it is demanded of them, “IS THIS SIN?” Their testimony must be given on this subject. They are God’s witnesses. They are sworn to tell “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” It is impossible that their testimony should not be given, on one side or the other. Their silence can no longer be accounted for upon the principle of ignorance, and that they have never had their attention turned to the subject. Consequently, the silence of Christians upon the subject is virtually saying that they do not consider slavery (abortion) as a sin. The truth is, it is a subject upon which they cannot be silent without guilt. The time has come, in the providence of God, when every southern breeze is loaded down with the cries of lamentation, mourning and wo. Two millions (46 millions unborn) of degraded heathen in our own land stretch their hands, all shackled and bleeding, and send forth to the church of God the agonizing cry for help. And shall the church, in her efforts to reclaim and save the world, deafen her ears to this voice of agony and despair? God forbid. The church cannot turn away from this question. It is a question for the church and for the nation to decide, and God will push it to a decision.

It is in vain for the churches to resist it for fear of distraction, contention, and strife. It is in vain to account it an act of piety to turn away the ear from hearing this cry of distress.

The church must testify, and testify “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,” on this subject, or she is perjured, and the Spirit of God departs from her. She is under oath to testify, and ministers and churches who do not pronounce it sin bear false testimony for God. It is doubtless true that one of the reasons for the low state of religion at the present time is that many churches have taken the wrong side on the subject of slavery (child killing-abortion), have suffered prejudice to prevail over principle, and have feared to call this abomination by its true name….

But I repeat it, the subject of slavery (abortion) is a subject upon which Christians, praying men, need not and must not differ.

Another thing to be avoided is an attempt to take neutral ground on this subject. Christians can no more take neutral ground on this subject, since it has come up for discussion, than they can take neutral ground on the subject of the sanctification of the Sabbath. It is a great national sin. It is a sin of the church. The churches by their silence, and by permitting slaveholders to belong to their communion, have been consenting to it. All denominations have been more or less guilty, although the Quakers have of late years washed their hands of it. It is in vain for the churches to pretend it is merely a political sin. I repeat it, it is the sin of the church, to which all denominations have consented. They have virtually declared that it is lawful. The very fact of suffering slaveholders (abortionists) quietly to remain in good standing in their churches, is the strongest and most public expression of their views that it is not sin. For the church, therefore, to pretend to take neutral ground on the subject, is perfectly absurd. The fact is that she is not on neutral ground at all. While she tolerates slaveholders (abortionists, those who have and support abortion) in her communion SHE JUSTIFIES THE PRACTICE. And as well might an enemy of God pretend that he was neither saint nor sinner, that he was going to take neutral ground, and pray “good Lord and good devil,” because he did not know which side would be the most popular…

Still it may be said, that in many churches, this subject cannot be introduced without creating confusion and ill-will. This may be. It has been so upon the subject of temperance, and upon the subject of revivals too. In some churches, neither temperance nor revivals can be introduced without producing dissension. Sabbath-schools, and missionary operations, and everything of the kind have been opposed, and have produced dissensions in many churches. But is this a sufficient reason for excluding these subjects? And where churches have excluded these subjects for fear of contention, have they been blessed with revivals? Every body knows that they have not. But where churches have taken firm ground on these subjects, although individuals and sometimes numbers have opposed, still they have been blessed with revivals. Where any of these subjects are carefully and prayerfully introduced; where they are brought forward with a right spirit, and the true relative importance is attached to each one of them; if in such cases, there are those who will make disturbance and resist, let the blame fall where it ought. There are some individuals, who are themselves disposed to quarrel with this subject, who are always ready to exclaim, “Do not introduce these things into the church, they will create opposition.” And if the minister and praying people feel it their duty to bring the matter forward, they will themselves create a disturbance, and then say, “There, I told you so; now see what your introducing this subject has done; it will tear the church all to pieces.” And while they are themselves doing all they can to create division, they are charging the division upon the subject, and not upon themselves. There are some such people in many of our churches. And neither sabbath-schools, nor missions, nor revivals, nor anti-slavery, nor anything else that honors God or benefits the souls of men, will be carried in the churches, without these careful souls being offended by it…

What is the condition of this nation? No doubt, God is holding the rod of WAR over the heads of this nation. He is waiting before he lets loose his judgments, to see whether the church will do right. The nation is under his displeasure, because the church has conducted in such a manner with respect to revivals. And now suppose war should come, where would be our revivals? How quickly would war swallow up the revival spirit. The spirit of war is anything but the spirit of revivals. Who will attend to the claims of religion, when the public mind is engrossed by the all-absorbing topic of war. See now, how this nation is, all at once, brought upon the brink of war. God brandishes his blazing sword over our heads. Will the church repent? It is THE CHURCH that God chiefly has in view. How shall we avoid the curse of war? Only by a reformation in the church. It is in vain to look to politicians to avert war. Perhaps they would generally be in favor of war. Very likely the things they would do to avert it would run us right into it. If the church will not feel, will not awake, will not act, where shall we look for help? If the church absolutely will not move, will not tremble in view of the just judgments of God hanging over our heads, we are certainly nigh unto cursing, as a nation…The churches did take hold of temperance and other branches of reform to such an extent as to avoid those evils against which they were warned. Upon the question of slavery (abortion) the church was too late in her testimony to avoid the war. But the slaveholders were much alarmed and exasperated by the constantly growing opposition to their institution throughout all that region of the north where revival influences had been felt. They took up arms to defend and perpetuate the abomination, and by so doing abolished it.

Full Work here: http://www.charlesgfinney.com/1868Lect_on_Rev_of_Rel/68revlec15.htm

A look at history teaches us that great nations have been at this place before and men of God rose to the occasion to speak truth and bring light to a dark and dying nation:

WIlliam Wilberforce, “During times of trouble, the Christian is reminded at every turn that her Master’s kingdom is not of this world. When everything on earth looks black and threatening, she looks up to Heaven for her comfort; she considers herself a pilgrim and a stranger in practical ways. As a result she sticks close to the basic truths of her faith, and she examines closely her foundation, just as we all tend to do at the hour of our death…Nowadays God lifts up His hand, but we don’t notice; He multiplies our comforts, but we are not grateful; He chastises us, but we are not contrite…The question still remains: Is the sort of faith we see in our country today agreeable with the Word of God? If it’s not, then don’t you think it might be well worth sacrificing a little worldly comfort and prosperity during the short span of our existence in this life in return for a crown of eternal glory?

What should we do then? This question is of utmost importance- and the general answer is not difficult. The causes and nature of faith’s decay among our society indicate the course we need to follow. The disease that has attacked our community is a spiritual illness rather than a political one…In circumstances like these the best course of action is to boldly point out the differences between the adherents of God and Baal. The expediency of this action is confirmed by another consideration- that when people are aware that they are faced with a challenge, their spirits rise to the necessary level; they make up their minds to bear hardship and brave danger, to persevere in spite of fatigue and opposition . On the other hand, if they regard an event as being easy and ordinary, they are apt to fall asleep over their work and fail to accomplish much of anything at all. ..The question is no longer, “What can we get away with without hurting anyone?” Now we need to ask ourselves, “What restraints should we impose on our lives, given the circumstances in which we live? ” Given the condition of our nation today, we should be able to see clearly now that the spiritual person is the best patriot of all.

Nor should we only concern ourselves with our own personal conduct…but we should also encourage virtue in all our interactions with others, and at the same time express our disapproval of sin…But all this would be a fruitless effort if we do not bring back the prevalence of evangelical Christianity. We cannot hope to sustain, much less revive, our nation’s fainting morality without the support of a sincere and living faith. We cannot change morals from the outside in; we need an internal living principle that works from the inside out.”

(Quoted from: Real Christianity, by William Wilberforce, from Chapter 6: The moral well-being of a nation)

The words of our founders encourage us: 1774, Provincial Congress of Massachusetts, ” Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual, and with a proper sense of your dependence of God, nobly defend those rights which Heaven gave, and no man out to take from us.

1781, Thomas Jefferson: “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people, that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.

President Benjamin Harrison, “It is a great comfort to trust God- even if His providence is unfavorable. Prayer steadies one, when he is walking in slippery places- even if things asked for are not given.”

(Quoted from: America’s God and Country, encyclopedia of quotations: By William J. Federer)

For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 NIV
(Quoted from: the Holy Bible )

Two more acts of hate crimes against Christians – Churches Burned

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Anti-abortion, Anti-Christian Bigotry, Church, Hate Crimes, Homeland Security, Media Bias, Obama, Outrage, persecution, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Religion, terrorism, Violence against pro-lifer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2010 by saynsumthn

Yesterday, I reported that two Preachers were gunned down and murdered in the streets in Florida after they asked a man if they could share the Gospel with him. No major media coverage on their deaths, although I did hear a fairly long news piece this morning on the “not guilty plea” of Michael Jackson’s doctor. The media blacks out the hate crimes committed against Christians. This morning I am sad to report the news that 2 more Texas Churches have been burned by arsonists.

Feb 9,2010 (According to USA Today):

Two more churches erupted in flames near Tyler, Texas., Monday night, bringing to at least eight the number of East Texas churches hit by apparent arsonists since this year, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reports.

KYTX -TV of Tyler puts the total number of fires since the first of the year at 11, with seven confirmed as arsons cases.

Tom Crowley, special agent with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ National Response Team, says his group is “very active in the area” and are investigating reports of several vehicles seen near churches at all hours in the area.

The two fires Monday night erupted within three miles of each other in Smith County and about an hour apart, the Tyler newspaper reports.

County authorities said fire was already coming out the roof of Clear Springs Missionary Baptist Church when firefighters arrived. The spokesperson said it was evident that the back door had been broken into.

Pastor Carl Samples of Dover Baptist Church, who surveyed the damage Monday night at his church, says he “can’t comprehend how anyone would do the Lord’s house this way,” The Associated Press reports.

I am curious – When will the President send Federal Agents to protect Christians and churches like the government has and continues to do for abortion clinics? In Florida two preachers were gunned down and murdered? Why all these hate crimes against Christians? Where is the Hate Crime Legislation to protect them like there was for gays? Where are the “Conservative” leaders pointing these issues out? Where is the outrage?

Let’s not forget that no long ago, Sarah Palin’s church was also burned – yet – no one is saying that there is an organized effort to silence Christians, or that the “Hate Speech” on the left is contributing to “Ant-Christian Terrorism”.

Come on – SPEAK OUT Before more people are killed !

Learn More about hate crimes against Christians Here – Media Black Out when 2 Preachers are gunned down in Florida

And – Hate Crimes against Christians: Several East Texas Church Fires: Arson

Top Ten Anti-Christian Attacks in 2009

Hate Crime ? Church Burned – Bible used as kindling

Arson at Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Center could violent pro-choicers be responsible?

Abortion patient, Mechelle Hall attacks pro-lifer with knife

Brutal murder of pro-life activist exposes epidemic of pro-choice terrorism and violence

Perhaps the Obama Administration isn’t concerned about Anti-Christian Bigotry and has his focus on “More Important Targets”
READ: Homeland Security Improperly Collected Intelligence on Pro-Lifers and other U.S. Citizens


Janet Napolitano: stop investigating Vets and Pro-Lifers and focus on terrorists

Jannique Stewart getting the film Maafa 21 into churches

Posted in Abortion, Anti-abortion, Black Conservative, Black Genocide, Black Victims, Church, Eugenics, Maafa21, Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood, Population Control, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Racism with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2010 by saynsumthn

Jannique Stewart makes the case for getting the film Maafa 21 into churches and other places. She is speaking at the How to Take Back America conference held in St. Louis in fall 2009. Learn more about the film Maafa 21 at maafa21.com

Get a copy of Maafa21 for yourself – Here
Check out a clip of Maafa21 below

Hate Crimes against Christians: Several East Texas Church Fires: Arson

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion, Church, Hate Crimes, persecution with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2010 by saynsumthn

QUESTION: Isn’t this hate crime against Christians? Could these churches be pro-life? What is the motive and how come the National Media is not covering this?? Why isn’t President Obama denouncing this as he did the attacks on abortion clinics?

The FBI has been called in to investigate a string of Church arsons in East Texas.

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Arson eyed in 5 east TX church fires this month

ATHENS, TX — Federal and state agents have joined local investigators in pursuing clues to who might have torched four east Texas churches this month, three of them in Athens.

On Monday night alone, fires in which arson is suspected devastated two churches in Athens, about 65 miles southeast of Dallas. Athens Fire Chief John McQueary said multiple ignition points were found in both the Lake Athens Baptist Church and the Grace Community Church Tuesday morning.

Arson also is suspected in the fire that destroyed the Faith Church in Athens last week. Since Jan. 1, fires have also destroyed the Little Hope Baptist Church in Canton, about 25 miles north of Athens, and struck a church in Martin’s Mill, 15 miles northeast of Athens.

In McQueary’s words, “We know that whoever’s doing this deed is very bold, but at the same time we’re going to be very bold.” The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the state fire marshal’s office are helping with the investigation.

Feds Investigate After Two More Texas Churches Burn

Tyler police are investigating two weekend church fires and are urging ministers and congregations to report suspicious activity.

The latest fire was at Tyler’s First Church of Christ, Scientist.

A 911 call Sunday night alerted authorities to the fire, which was under control by about 8 p.m.

A damage estimate wasn’t immediately available.

Saturday night, fire destroyed much of Tyland Baptist Church.

Authorities believe the fire started in the sanctuary.

A police statement says there doesn’t appear to be a connection between the fires.

No injuries were reported in either fire.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is also investigating.