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Miracles on the border: Syrians encounter Jesus
bpnews.net ^ | November 16, 2012 | Erich Bridges

Posted on 11/16/2012 7:28:39 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

BEIRUT (BP) -- The Christian relief team heard about the needy Syrian widow living outside a Lebanese Muslim village near the Syrian border. So they took food to her.

Apparently, Jesus had been there first.

A refugee from the civil war in Syria, the Muslim widow, along with her three children, had sought shelter in Lebanon -- like more than 100,000 other Syrians. She was observing a traditional 40-day period of solitude to mourn her dead husband, so she had received nothing from the local Islamic aid society.

When the Christians knocked at her door, the widow appeared fully covered in black, including an opaque veil over her face. She explained her period of self-isolation. They offered to leave the food outside, but she unexpectedly invited them in. They sat with her and her children on the floor of the temporary dwelling.

"Who are you?" she asked anxiously.

"You don't know us, but we have great love in our hearts toward you," the team leader answered, explaining their reasons for helping Syrian refugees. "That love comes from God, who has worked in our lives."

To their amazement, she responded by removing her veil --— unheard of in her conservative Muslim culture. Then the words came flooding out.

"I want to tell you what happened to me yesterday," she said, her voice trembling with emotion. "As I was sleeping during the night, someone knocked on my door. I was so scared, but I opened the window to see who it was. No one was there. After a while, I heard the same knocking. My heart was beating so fast, so I went and sat beside the door, and I fell asleep there.

"As I was sleeping, someone put His hand on my shoulder. He said, 'You don't know Me. You have passed through a great pain. I experienced a great pain, also. But I will not leave you alone. Tomorrow I will send you someone who will tell you about Me. Listen to him.'"

When she finished the story, she began to weep. She turned to the team leader and said, "Tell me about this person that I saw in my dream."

Through his own tears, the leader told her about Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the friend of widows, orphans and outcasts. "This Book that I'm going to give you will explain to you about God's love," he promised, giving her a Bible along with additional aid to help her and her children survive the mourning period.

The widow later returned to Syria. No one knows for sure what has become of her. But God knows.

'Dead or alive?'

Sami*, the Lebanese Christian pastor who told the widow about Jesus, has had similar experiences with other Muslims. He and several Christian partners have been reaching out to Muslim villages in Lebanon with the simple Gospel message. They expanded their outreach to Syrian Muslims when refugees started streaming across the border last year.

"When we started to serve among those villages and communities, I had a doubt in my heart," Sami admits. "Will it work? Are we going to experience what we hear from different parts of the Middle East and the world about Muslims coming to know Jesus as Savior and Lord? It was a challenge, a discovery process for me personally and for many with us in the ministry. But as we have shared the Gospel faithfully, the Lord is showing us signs of people who are opening up, asking questions and opening the door for us to reach a wider community.

"We started a couple of house groups in different areas with Lebanese and Syrian Muslims, and we are discipling those people. Some of them have come to know Christ. Others are discovering who Jesus is. They are showing signs of changing in their lives."

A Muslim community leader the Christians befriended last year helped them gain entrance to the homes of many Muslims -- Lebanese and Syrian. During those visits, he heard the Gospel message of God's offer of salvation through Jesus Christ perhaps 100 times.

At the beginning of one such visit, the Muslim leader walked up to a refugee family, pointed at them and said, "Are you dead or alive?"

The family was taken aback; so were the Christians. He repeated his question: "Are you dead or alive?" Then he pointed at the Christians and declared, "These people have a Book, and it's going to tell you how to find life. You need to read it!"

"This is a Muslim guy who probably has never read the New Testament himself," marvels Christian worker David James*, who participated in the visit. "But he's opening doors for us now because he saw something different in us as he heard the things that we were sharing."

In another village, the relief team made a repeat visit to the home of an influential Syrian Muslim. He knows many other needy families, so they brought a large supply of food for distribution.

"We don't need your boxes of food," the Syrian leader said. "What we need is somebody to come and teach us how to walk in the way of Jesus and how we can forgive one another. We don't know how to live with each other." The Christians were happy to oblige.

'I want to follow Jesus'

Perhaps the boldest new evangelist in Lebanon, however, is an older Syrian woman whose home has become a center for teaching truth.

Sami met Noora* at the end of a long, exhausting day of aid deliveries to refugees. He was ready to go home, but his guide insisted on one more stop to a particularly needy group of families. Reluctantly, he agreed. They distributed food portions and New Testaments along with a simple Gospel presentation.

Noora, one of the Syrian Muslim women in the home, started asking questions about baptism. As it turned out, she already was reading the New Testament. She had plenty of other questions about Jesus: How do you address Him? How does He differ from the other prophets?

"We read Matthew, the first chapters, about Jesus' incarnation and that He is Immanuel," Sami recounts. "Immanuel means 'God with us.'"

"I don't understand," Noora replied.

Sami explained the concept of a king visiting his people disguised in plain clothing and humility, yet remaining in every aspect a king. He told her about Jesus' sinless life compared to the other prophets, all of whom had failed God in various ways, despite their greatness.

"Who do you want to follow -- Jesus or the prophets?" Simi asked.

"I want to follow Jesus," Noora answered.

During another visit Noora suddenly declared, "The message that you shared with me changed my life. I'm a new person." The changes in her life proved her words.

"Once we visited her and she was reading the Old Testament," Sami recalls. "After another week, she was in the New Testament. She told us, 'This is my third time of reading the whole Bible.' After that we continued visiting her, encouraging her and discipling her. She said, 'Everything you tell me, I go and I share it with others. I tell the traditional Christians that worshipping saints is not good; you have to worship God. I'm sharing with the Syrians [Muslims] about how God changed my life.'"

Recently Noora returned to Syria for a visit with family, despite the dangers. When Sami called her to make sure she was OK, she reported: "I have a group of women gathered in my house from Muslim and Christian backgrounds and I'm teaching them.

"It's hard," Noora acknowledged, "but God is helping me."


TOPICS: Ministry/Outreach
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1 posted on 11/16/2012 7:28:43 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Thank you for sharing this!


2 posted on 11/16/2012 7:36:04 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yes, than you for this story. What this woman was thinking going back into that warzone, I have no idea.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 7:41:46 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Beautiful testimony!


4 posted on 11/16/2012 7:41:57 PM PST by hope
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To: Tailgunner Joe; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Tailgunner Joe.


5 posted on 11/16/2012 7:43:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Love these stories. Sends chills up my spine ... thanks for posting.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 7:45:39 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“I tell the traditional Christians that worshipping saints is not good; you have to worship God.”

The Evangelicals are teaching her some truth and some ignorance at the same time. They have convinced her that veneration is adoration.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 7:46:09 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: thecodont

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Amen to our wonderful Savior.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 7:49:37 PM PST by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Thank you! This is the only way to overcome Islam, although many converts will be killed.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 7:50:07 PM PST by zot
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Thanks for posting this.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 7:56:52 PM PST by aposiopetic
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To: Tailgunner Joe

A friend of mine is very Jewish. Grew up in a Jewish family, attended Jewish School, married Jewish, children attending a Jewish School. She is pretty famous, written several books, been on Opra as well as many other shows...

She had a NDE (near death experience) and met Jesus. She shared her experience with me as she knows that I am Christian, but has never told her husband or anyone else. She said that she has no doubt about Jesus, but is not ready to cause all the trouble in her family.


11 posted on 11/16/2012 7:59:29 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: vladimir998
The Evangelicals are teaching her some truth and some ignorance at the same time. They have convinced her that veneration is adoration.

They are teaching her the things that no Catholic bothered to teach her. Had they bothered to preach the Gospel to them thenmaybe they would not be outnumbered by the muslims that want to kill them . Putting anything before God is idol worship , what ever you choose to call it doesn't change what it is .
12 posted on 11/16/2012 8:08:47 PM PST by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: vladimir998
>>“I tell the traditional Christians that worshipping saints is not good; you have to worship God.”
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>The Evangelicals are teaching her some truth and some ignorance at the same time. They have convinced her that veneration is adoration.

I think the key here is 'worship', to worship a saint is to give what is rightly God's to another.
As Revelation 22 says:

I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. When I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had shown them to me. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I’m a servant just like you and your brothers and sisters, the prophets, and those who keep the words of this scroll. Worship God!

13 posted on 11/16/2012 8:31:27 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: tired&retired

I met Him in a near death experience too.


14 posted on 11/16/2012 8:32:07 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hallelujah!!!


15 posted on 11/16/2012 8:47:29 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Tired; Retired; Tailgunner Joe; All
With Muslims becoming Christians in particular, it is a VERY familiar story to hear of an encounter with Jesus in a dream or vision of some kind--telling them to listen to Christians.

I heard a story of a church in the USA having several Iranian(?) families suddenly start attending--all because each of the men separately, the same night...had dreams of Jesus telling them to go to that church. All were decent God-fearing Muslims, and had never had any interaction with Christianity.

Reminds me of the story of the first Gentile Christian:

At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!”

Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked.

The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God. Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. (Acts 10:1-5)


16 posted on 11/16/2012 8:49:39 PM PST by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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To: yldstrk; JRandomFreeper

Ping.


17 posted on 11/16/2012 8:53:44 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"It's hard," Noora acknowledged, "but God is helping me."

Yeah....what a lesson that we ALL need to learn!

Thanks, Joe, for posting this!!!

18 posted on 11/16/2012 8:58:02 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Great Article, He will show his presence to those he loves. He will rein for ever.


19 posted on 11/16/2012 9:02:25 PM PST by Cliveman
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To: vladimir998

Perhaps what the lady is seeing looks like adoration to her. When you come to know Jesus, you find you don’t need any other interceders.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 9:11:01 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: tired&retired
She said that she has no doubt about Jesus, but is not ready to cause all the trouble in her family.

One would think that you would be so over-whelmed by Christ that trouble to family would be a minimal consideration.

21 posted on 11/16/2012 9:18:57 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Apparently, Jesus had been there first.”

OK, gonna get flamed but going with the Scripture on this, especially as we approach the Last Days.

So I believe it not.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2024:23-30&version=KJV

Matthew 24:23-30

King James Version (KJV)

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

25 Behold, I have told you before.

26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%2013:5-6,21-26&version=KJV

Mark 13:5-6

King James Version (KJV)

5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:

6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Mark 13:21-26

King James Version (KJV)

21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:

22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 9:42:33 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“What we need is somebody to come and teach us how to walk in the way of Jesus and how we can forgive one another. We don’t know how to live with each other.”

We need that too I think!

Mel


23 posted on 11/16/2012 10:21:41 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: tired&retired; yldstrk
Any chance we could get a telling of those NDE encounters with Jesus here on FR? Lord knows we could use the morale boost about now.

Also, if you've never seen this site, it's a website dedicated to tales of NDEs:

http://www.nderf.org/NDERF/NDE_Archives/NDERF_NDEs.htm
24 posted on 11/16/2012 10:47:29 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: F15Eagle
OK, gonna get flamed but going with the Scripture on this, especially as we approach the Last Days.

So I believe it not.


I'm not sure that the scripture you quote is applicable here. The scripture seems to be referring to claims that people have seen the physical embodiment of God, rather than the guidance of Jesus in a dream, vision or NDE. For example, if someone meets Jesus in a vision/dream, and He says "Talk with these people tomorrow", that seems to be a world of difference from someone saying "I met Jesus last night - He's in the Holiday Inn by the airport."
25 posted on 11/16/2012 10:51:51 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: fr_freak

I’ve been hearing stories of people having personal appearances by a “jesus” in the Middle East for a couple years or more now.

I’m rather leery of these things.

Plus, I’m not sure some of it isn’t either propaganda to sell Americans on, or misguided Christians willing to believe.

But I hear what you’re saying.


26 posted on 11/16/2012 11:03:02 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: vladimir998
“I tell the traditional Christians that worshipping saints is not good; you have to worship God.” The Evangelicals are teaching her some truth and some ignorance at the same time. They have convinced her that veneration is adoration.

It is a shame that some Christian denominations choose to believe that some of us worship saints. These saints fought the good fight and they are our heroes. We try to immolate them as they had the same trials and tribulations that we have.

Adoration is for Christ alone!

27 posted on 11/16/2012 11:14:15 PM PST by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: vladimir998
“I tell the traditional Christians that worshipping saints is not good; you have to worship God.” The Evangelicals are teaching her some truth and some ignorance at the same time. They have convinced her that veneration is adoration.

It is a shame that some Christian denominations choose to believe that some of us worship saints. These saints fought the good fight and they are our heroes. We try to immolate them as they had the same trials and tribulations that we have.

Adoration is for Christ alone!

28 posted on 11/16/2012 11:14:23 PM PST by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’ve seen Jesus dozens of times on the border around here. Of course, those guys pronounced it “hay-zoos”. Joking aside, what a nice story.


29 posted on 11/16/2012 11:27:46 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: mckenzie7

Joan of Arc was immolated. You would want to emulate the Saints. Not to nitpick, I agree with you about veneration not necessarily being the same as worship. I venerate George Washington in much the same way.


30 posted on 11/16/2012 11:55:43 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: F15Eagle

re: “But I hear what you’re saying.”

F15Eagle,

I commend you on being cautious about accepting everything people say in regard to visions and “messages” or “hearing God’s voice”, but I agree with fr_freak here that the passages you quoted may not apply in this case.

The context of Jesus’s warning was that there will be people claiming to be the Christ or Messiah after He is gone (into Heaven) - as opposed to the real Jesus, who is the real crucified, buried, and resurrected Son of God - Who, when He does return there will be no doubt as to His identity.

There have been people, following Christ’s ascension into Heaven, who claimed to be Christ - such as Sun Myung Moon (the Moonies). In fact here is pretty comprehensive list I found on Wikepedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_claimed_to_be_Jesus

Also, in those passages you listed, Jesus is implying that these false christs will teach doctrinal beliefs that will be contrary to His teachings and to sound Biblical doctrine.

You are right to always test the claims of people who say they received a message from God with the teachings of the Bible.

However, in the cases mentioned in the posted article, it doesn’t seem to be a particular person or individual claiming to be Jesus, just that they were told to expect someone coming to tell them about Him. In the cases listed, it appears that the “someone” turned out to be Christian missionaries who simply told the person the Gospel and they in turn received Jesus as their Savior.

From the information given, the Gospel presentation appears to be in line with the New Testament teachings about Jesus, so at this point, I don’t see any red flags of concern.

However, like I said, I commend you and being cautious and wanting to check things out with the Scriptures. So many people rush ahead and do not do that and get themselves into real spiritual trouble.


31 posted on 11/17/2012 12:31:36 AM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: rusty schucklefurd

And there will also be people claiming He is in the desert or in some secret chamber somewhere.

Those days are coming. I expect we’ll be hearing of some of those things, even in the news.

Towards your point of false messiahs, even ABC actually did a thing on that a few years ago. And it was good ... amazingly.

These are liars or delusional or just plain scam artists.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/155797

“I Am the Son of God”


32 posted on 11/17/2012 12:37:37 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: hope

Amen!


33 posted on 11/17/2012 12:51:51 AM PST by Blogger
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To: hope

Amen!


34 posted on 11/17/2012 12:51:57 AM PST by Blogger
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To: mckenzie7

Its a shame we have denominational chauvinism here period

Ive seen it from all sides

Plenty of other religionists working round the clock to destroy our culture

That is the clear and present danger

Not each other


35 posted on 11/17/2012 12:52:37 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: F15Eagle

re: “http://www.hulu.com/watch/155797";

Thanks for that link. I will definitely take a look at it.


36 posted on 11/17/2012 12:55:24 AM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: wardaddy; mckenzie7; vladimir998

I’ve essentially given up. Kyrie eleison.


37 posted on 11/17/2012 3:14:34 AM PST by Yudan (Living comes much easier once we admit we're dying.)
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To: vladimir998

Evangelicals teaching truth and ignoriance at the same time ...

Some smart guy years ago put it in perspective: “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”


38 posted on 11/17/2012 4:03:15 AM PST by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: F15Eagle
"Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth"

I've always seen this as a direct reference to mohammed as a false prophet.

39 posted on 11/17/2012 4:06:49 AM PST by circlecity
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To: tired&retired

Prayer said for your friend.


40 posted on 11/17/2012 4:31:21 AM PST by bella1 (As it was in the days of Lot.....)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So this article would have us believe that Jesus is appearing to and trying to save the Muzzies?


41 posted on 11/17/2012 4:50:47 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: Cloverfarm

He had the gift of Faith, did not let the traditions of men get in the way. It is exciting to see God reaching these people held in the darkest of human traditions. Being introduced to the Word of God is a good first step. Many of these new disciples of Jesus Christ will achieve martyrdom before they ever get to graduate from theological junior high. The Holy Spirit works with souls where they are. They will sit at the low table until the Groom notices and says, “Friend, come up higher”.


42 posted on 11/17/2012 4:51:51 AM PST by blackpacific
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To: Rich21IE
So this article would have us believe that Jesus is appearing to and trying to save the Muzzies?

Jesus doesn't care who you are. He only cares about who you can become.

43 posted on 11/17/2012 5:02:24 AM PST by Sirius Lee (RE SP - Republicans, from Mitt Romney ..to Karl Rove... are said to be concerned she will win.")
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To: Rich21IE

FYI, Jesus died for ALL! Whosoever will...........


44 posted on 11/17/2012 5:28:19 AM PST by Catsrus
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To: Lera

You made several mistakes:

“They are teaching her the things that no Catholic bothered to teach her.”

Show me a Catholic had a chance to do it. It took a war for this woman to be able to hear even an incorrect version of the Gospel.

“Had they bothered to preach the Gospel to them thenmaybe they would not be outnumbered by the muslims that want to kill them .”

Your point would make sense ...if it was rational. Catholics are suffering in Syria right now - from both sides.

“Putting anything before God is idol worship , what ever you choose to call it doesn’t change what it is .”

And veneration of the saints doesn’t put them before God, so you’re not actually saying anything. Your ignorance is comparable to hers.


45 posted on 11/17/2012 6:17:41 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: OneWingedShark

The key is her ignorance.


46 posted on 11/17/2012 6:18:37 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: skr

Actually, when you truly know Jesus you want to know His saints as well since He made them. They are your family.


47 posted on 11/17/2012 6:19:53 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

According to this woman, Jesus said, “Tomorrow I will send you someone who will tell you about Me. Listen to him.”

Jesus didn’t say that she’d be told about your “saints,” but that she’d be told about Him.

You demean Christ by insisting that Jesus is insufficient.


48 posted on 11/17/2012 6:23:42 AM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Theo

You wrote:

“According to this woman, Jesus said, “Tomorrow I will send you someone who will tell you about Me. Listen to him.””

First, that’s what we are being told. We have no idea if this actually happened.

“Jesus didn’t say that she’d be told about your “saints,” but that she’d be told about Him.”

Right. So, she is being mislead by the Evangelicals.

“You demean Christ by insisting that Jesus is insufficient.”

You bear false witness by claiming - FALSELY - that I EVER insisted, claimed, wrote, suggested or even thought that Jesus is insufficient.

True to form, a Protestant here is already resorting to lying. You can now claim all you want that you love Jesus, but I will have no reason to believe you because you’ve proved to be a bad witness. I suggest you do some serious soul searching about the lack of integrity you offer in your service to Christ.


49 posted on 11/17/2012 6:36:20 AM PST by vladimir998
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Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:


50 posted on 11/17/2012 6:37:21 AM PST by Hayride
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