Blood Of The Martyrs

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“The Conversion of Saint Paul”, Caravaggio, 1601

UPDATE Gruesome Details Emerge of Islamic State Slaughter of Four Nuns in Yemen; also Canada: What Is PM Useful Idiot Doing About ISIL’s Genocide Against Christians?

~ ITEM: Is Christianity being wiped out of the Middle East and Africa? Is Europe next?; John Rhys-Davies: Christians are under attack

~ ITEM: Adam Carolla Podcast– John Rhys-Davies and Peter Spencer

~ ITEM: YouTube: “isis christian persecution

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LONG AGO, a zealous interrogator and his death-squad are riding to their next big destination: a large city, reportedly ripe with the new extremists. Oh, yes, the scum will suffer!

Out of nowhere, the interrogator is blasted by a blinding light; his horse rears, and he’s thrown down to the dusty road.

A booming voice outside and yet inside his head, too: “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?”

“Wh-who are you, Lord?” His vision is now gone entirely.

Then the voice says, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”

Sometimes you have to be flat on your back before you can look upwards, and towards God.

The interrogator’s life shatters into countless pieces.

I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”

That Jesus in whom he disbelieved, whose followers he persecuted and against who he breathed threats and murder– He is in fact the Risen Lord, The only-begotten Son of the Father, the true promised Messiah of the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets.

Soon, Saul of Tarsus is baptized, and from being a persecutor and rounder up of Christians for trial and execution, he becomes Paul The Apostle to the Gentiles, ultimately dying by execution-sword outside Rome, having travelled much of the Roman world for Jesus.

An Astonishing Thing

I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

Those are astonishing words, if you ponder them. In the suffering of his faithful sheep, it is Jesus himself who is being persecuted. It brings new light to his teaching “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.”

A White Robed Army

Around the world, Christians are at this very moment suffering for their faith. Death, assault, torture, rape, trial, arson, destruction of churches and holy books, imprisonment.

Right now, part of what the U.S. supported ISIL is doing is rounding up young Christian women and girls for rape by their troops; beheading and crucifying other Christians; converting churches into mosques; burning Christian libraries and thousands of priceless ancient documents.

Recent News:

UN Must Recognize Genocide, By Olivia Summers; U.S. House Passes Unanimous Genocide Bill

ISIS burns hundreds of Christian books in Mosul in its latest attempt to wipe the religion from civilisation

ISIS Rapes, Crucifies, and Beheads Syrian Christian Missionaries, Including a 12 Year-Old Boy

Elsewhere: “We are making major progress in the heartbreaking case of a Christian who was tortured to death by local police in Pakistan

I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

That’s not including the sufferings of Christians for their faith in China, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and via increasing repression and exclusion in the West. The 20th century– under Communism, Nazism, and a resurgent Islam, saw more Christians tortured and martyred simply for being Christians than in the previous 20 centuries combined. Most people don’t know the scale of this historic evil, and many just don’t care.

Where are we in 2016?

Right here:

“The Islamic State (ISIS) is committing evil. ISIS is purposefully and methodically slaughtering Christians and other religious minorities to eradicate them.”

The response of international human rights groups? The UN? The heads of most Western governments, including “Christians” like Obama, or Junior Trudeau? Major media outlets? Virtual silence, or else only minor, belated, and muted concern.

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Politically correct & Muslim-pandering Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau is wrong: Prioritizing refugee claimants isn’t “disgusting.” Anti-Christian genocide is. And he’s cancelled the prioritizing.. just open the floodgates for the “migrants”.

Even worse? In the manufactured “Migrant Crisis”, both Turkey and Western governments are not sending actually persecuted and suffering Christians, refugee camp dwellers, and other faith groups first of all to the West– but Muslims currently dwelling in Turkey. It’s a genocide we’re aiding and abetting.

Actual Christians

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The average Christian is not a rich white TV evangelist or millionaire mega-pastor, but an impoverished woman from the third world. Sadly, most Western elites are lapsed or cultural Christians, who imagine that the church and thus most Christians are rich, white, safe, comfortable, and rather narrow-minded and unpleasant about.. certain sensitive topics.

What ancient and mdoern dictators and extremists know, even if soft and gelatinous Western elites don’t, is that faithful Christians can be tough, hard-working, resilient, faithful, unyielding in important matters, supporters of human rights & freedoms, speakers against injustice and misrule, aiders of the poor and needy, and peaceful enemies of brutal regimes.

The Fight Back

Thankfully, groups like the ACLJ and others are fighting for their brothers and sisters in Christ in practical, legal, and political venues.

“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”

If He is who He said He was; and if we either help, or instead stand by doing nothing, our everything could hang in the eternal balance.

Donate to groups like the ACLJ (click here); pray for the persecuted church; get educated on persecution in the past and present; write letters to your local, regional, and national representatives; write letters ans speak out to international governments; and in all of it, persist until you make a difference, and help those who cannot now help themselves, and who will be encouraged by knowing people care.

“Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me…. Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.”

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Saith Teh

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