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May 28, 2009

House Churches Under Attack In San Diego, California, USA!

by @ 12:56 pm. Filed under Evangelicals Under Attack

And just this past Memorial Day, I was thinking how wonderful it is that I live in a nation where Christians are not facing very much oppression. Then today I read the following. Be sure to follow the link to read the full story.

Couple: County Trying To Stop Home Bible Studies

SAN DIEGO — A local pastor and his wife claim they were interrogated by a San Diego County official, who then threatened them with escalating fines if they continued to hold bible studies in their home, 10News reported.

Attorney Dean Broyles of The Western Center For Law & Policy was shocked with what happened to the pastor and his wife.

Broyles said, “The county asked, ‘Do you have a regular meeting in your home?’ She said, ‘Yes.’ ‘Do you say amen?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Do you pray?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Do you say praise the Lord?’ ‘Yes.'”

The county employee notified the couple that the small bible study, with an average of 15 people attending, was in violation of county regulations, according to Broyles.

Broyles said a few days later the couple received a written warning that listed “unlawful use of land” and told them to “stop religious assembly or apply for a major use permit” — a process that could cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Now they may have to endure the hassle of a federal lawsuit, to try and continue having church meetings without being hassled by local officials. It seems California is too often the area where Christians face hassles in everything from home schools, Christian private schools and now in San Diego even house churches are being hassled. Pray for the Lord’s swift return.

Related post: Legal Persecution of Christians in the West Has Begun.

January 30, 2009

A New President And New Potential Persecution For Christians.

by @ 9:46 am. Filed under Evangelicals Under Attack

Well, the persecution had to come.

Read in full the article Obama “Forcing” Christians to Embrace Homosexuality, Conservatives Warn. Hat tip to Robert.

Like I’ve mentioned before Hate Crimes Legislation Could be Easily Spun into Persecution for Christians. So you’re going to have to decide if you’ll stand on the truth or take the popular route.

Matthew 7:13 (New American Standard Bible)

13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

Also keep in mind, that Black Liberation Theology, what our President calls the “social gospel” is very accommodating of the homosexual lifestyle.

Also notice in the article above, there are no exemptions for small private businesses. This may also mean that even when it comes to picking someone like a baby sitter for your children, that you might not “legally” have the option of denying homosexuals.

November 18, 2008

China, Buying Up America For The Kill.

by @ 11:24 am. Filed under Business, Evangelicals Under Attack

While America builds a grave of debt for herself, China is rushing in to pick up the bones.

China Passes Japan as Biggest U.S. Treasuries Holder (Update1)

By John Brinsley and Rebecca Christie

Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) — China surpassed Japan in September to become the biggest foreign holder of U.S. Treasuries, as foreign investors sought the relative safety of government debt as stocks plunged 9.1 percent that month.

Total net purchases of long-term equities, notes and bonds increased a net $66.2 billion in September from $21 billion the previous month, the Treasury said today in Washington. Including short-term securities such as stock swaps, foreigners bought a net $143.4 billion, compared with net buying of $21.4 billion the month before.

China led all foreign official investors in September by posting a net increase in U.S. Treasuries for the sixth month in the past seven, bringing its total ownership close to $600 billion. Japan was a net seller of Treasuries for the fourth month in the past six.

“The details of the report paint a much more positive picture of cross-border investments than expected,” said Michael Woolfolk, a senior currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon Corp. “China, along with others, is showing more demand than anticipated for U.S. assets.”

Economists predicted international investors would buy a net $27.2 billion of long-term securities in September, based on the median of seven estimates in a Bloomberg News survey.

China leapfrogged Japan, increasing its Treasury holdings by $43.6 billion to $585 billion, the report said. Japan, now the second-largest foreign owner of U.S. government debt, reduced its holdings by $12.8 billion to $573.2 billion.

China Demand

China’s ownership of U.S. government debt has doubled since July 2005, while Japan’s holdings are down from a peak of $699 billion in August 2004.

Foreign demand for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other U.S. agency debt increased from a month earlier. Purchases of long- term agency debt totaled a net $6.2 billion, compared with net sales of $8.7 billion in August.

The Treasury’s figures include both agency debt and mortgage-backed securities and aren’t restricted to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bonds. Mortgage-backed securities of Ginnie Mae and corporate debt of the Federal Home Loan Bank System are also included in the report.

Stocks plunged and Treasuries rose in September as Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson negotiated for two weeks with Congress over a $700 billion plan to address the worst financial crisis in 70 years.

The U.K., which through London acts as a transit point for international investors, especially those in the Middle East, bought $30.3 billion of Treasuries, bringing holdings to $338.4 billion.

Let me show you some video of how America’s new largest treasuries holder and likely future largest debt holder treats Christians. Below is a video playlist of 7 short videos. Please withhold comments till you’ve had an opportunity to view them all in full.



Playlist: Abuse of Christians in China

Hold fast to Christ, pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters and pray our Lord returns swiftly. We may have to endure some pain, but the eternal reward is more than worth it.

November 11, 2008

Radical Muslims Are Not The Only Threat In Michigan.

by @ 12:26 pm. Filed under Evangelicals Under Attack

Radicals who promote homosexual and effeminate behavior are also proving to be very active in that area. Going after Christians who affirm homosexuality is an abomination.

First read this: Michigan liberals attack Lansing congregation in the middle of Sunday worship (Hat tip: Jesus Christology)

You’ll notice, that article mentions a journalist, who was planning to file a report with their paper was present. Here is that report: Gay anarchist ‘action’ hits church. Keep in mind, that the journalist notes, they didn’t know the details of where or what would be taking place beforehand. So the journalist was not aware of anything to warn anyone about beforehand. Also, notice there were no arrests made.

Pray the reprobates might come to know the truth and pray for the comfort of the saints at Mount Hope Church in Lansing, MI. Mount Hope Church is a member of the Assemblies of God organization.

2 Timothy 3:12 (New American Standard Bible)

12 Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

and

1 Peter 2:21-25 (New American Standard Bible)

21 For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,

22 WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH;

23 and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;

24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

25 For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

Saints will continue to face persecution, but we who were once lost ourselves, should not revile those who are without the truth. We Christians have the good hope of eternal salvation and our sins forgiven. We must continue to share the Gospel of the Lord Jesus, with those who are lost.

(For some of you, the name Mount Hope Church in Lansing, MI I’m sure rings a bell in your heads. And yes I’ve had strong words in their regard in the past. That was over a year ago and is in the past. Today, we should help them keep standing for the cause of Christ. Stand with them as fellow saints and without division.)

October 17, 2008

Remember To Pray For Our Brothers And Sisters Facing Persecution.

by @ 1:40 pm. Filed under Evangelicals Under Attack

A short video on the topic.



Persecution Update

Related post: Pray for Your Brothers and Sisters who are Persecuted for the Cause of Christ.

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