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  • 60% rise in Christians killed worldwide in 2020: Open Doors report

    01/14/2021 7:23:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/14/2021 | Jackson Elliot
    2020 continued a trend of rising persecution around the world, with governments often using COVID-19 restrictions as tools of repression, Christian persecution watchdog Open Doors USA announced in its annual report. Open Doors' 2021 report revealed two important persecution trends in 2020. The number of Christians killed has increased by 60% this year, mostly because of Islamic violence against Nigerian Christians. Secondly, anti-Christian governments around the world use COVID-19 restrictions to persecute Christians. “This past year 2020 has been a year of uncertainty and fear. We’ve been all fighting a virus that we cannot see with the naked eye. Less...
  • Chinese Christians, foreign missionaries falsely blamed for COVID-19 resurgence and lockdown in China

    01/12/2021 6:48:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/12/2021 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    In China’s Hebei province, local Christians and foreign missionaries are being blamed for a resurgence of COVID-19 infections that resulted in a strict lockdown enacted on Jan. 6. Asia News reported on a conversation between a local priest and a member of his parish, showing that there has been a post circulating on social media singling Christians out as the source of the new coronavirus epidemic. The post reads: “the village of Xiao Guozhuang, near Gaocheng is a Catholic village; 20 days ago, there was religious activity here, there were several priests from Europe and the United States […],” implying...
  • Christian crowdfunding site raises more than $100K for Proud Boys leader, Henry “Enrique” Tarrio after arrest

    01/11/2021 7:08:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/11/2021 | Leonardo Blair
    A campaign on GiveSendGo, the “#1 Free Christian Fundraising site,” has raised more than $100,000 for the legal defense of Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, the Afro-Cuban international chairman of the far-right Proud Boys group who was arrested Monday for the burning of a Black Lives Matter banner at a historic Washington, D.C., church.Tarrio, 36, who was found with high-capacity firearm magazines, was also banned on Tuesday from entering the District of Columbia, with very limited exceptions to meet with his attorney or appear in court until June, the Sun Sentinel reported.The court order banning Tarrio from Washington, D.C., prevented him from...
  • Persecuted Christians and legislated morality: Whether in law, church attitudes, or in our own families, are we able to distinguish between Christian tolerance and openly sanctioning the sin?

    01/07/2021 7:42:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Chris ^ | 01/07/2021 | F. LaGard Smith
    In 2020 alone, more than 2,000 Christians were brutally hacked to death by radical Muslims in Nigeria. Add to that the wife in Uganda whose Muslim husband forced her to drink pesticide after he found two Bibles in her suitcase, and the minister shot to death by three gunmen in India while returning home after baptizing new believers. Religious persecution is alive and well. Why do folks want to impose their beliefs on everybody else? Is it a control thing? A way to validate one’s own faith? Or, perhaps thinking it’s God’s will to force a particular religion? We may...
  • 5 times anti-Christian sentiment manifested on campus in 2020

    01/02/2021 8:12:16 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 1, 2021 | Benjamin Zeisloft
    Over the years, Campus Reform has reported on hundreds of instances of anti-Christian sentiment at American universities. Here are five of the worst instances from this year. 1. Harvard University. Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Bartholet called for a ban on homeschooling, decrying “conservative Christians” in the process. In a Harvard Gazette interview entitled “A warning on homeschooling,” Bartholet attributed rising interest in homeschooling to the “growth in the conservative evangelical movement,” stating that “conservative Christians” use the practice to “escape from the secular education in public schools,” after a failed effort “to have their children exempted from exposure to alternative...
  • In 2021, Watch What The Supreme Court Does With Philadelphia’s Ban On Christians Parenting Foster Children

    12/31/2020 6:36:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/31/2020 | Yaakov Menken
    Not just foster care providers, but religious groups of all kinds are closely following the case of Fulton v. the City of Philadelphia. Indeed, all those who care about our nation’s children should be.While this case before the U.S. Supreme Court to be decided in 2021 directly concerns the provision of foster care, by placing hypothetical arguments about non-discrimination ahead of the religious freedoms ensconced in the First Amendment — and ahead of children’s actual needs — the broader ramifications of the case threaten to force religion further from the public sphere.In his dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2012,...
  • David French Joins NYT, New Yorker In Bashing Christians On Christmas

    12/28/2020 7:16:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 28, 2020 | Nathanial Blake
    By their reckoning, white evangelicals have become reckless plague-bearers with no regard for the poor and oppressed, and their cruelty rightly earns them the world’s opprobrium.So much for peace on earth and goodwill to men. America’s legacy media elites used the Sunday before Christmas for extra Christian-bashing, with white evangelicals the preferred targets. Writing in The New Yorker, Michael Luo complained that “white evangelical Protestants, once again, overwhelmingly supported President Trump in the election,” and that “churches, particularly conservative ones, fought lockdown orders and rebuffed public-health warnings.” New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof interviewed leftist pastor Jim Wallis, with the...
  • Last Byzantine Greeks Facing Extinction in Islamist-Led Turkey

    12/27/2020 4:21:39 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2020 | Jack Montgomery
    The Greeks who represent the last vestiges of Christian Byzantium and the Roman Empire are heading towards their final extinction in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey, with their numbers dwindling to a mere handful under his Islamist government. What is now Turkey only began to be colonised in by the Turkic peoples in earnest from around 1071, after their Seljuk ancestors had arrived from Central Asia and vanquished the Greek-speaking Christian ruler Romanos IV Diogenes’s forces at the Battle of Manzikert. The last vestiges of the Byzantine state where finally snuffed out with the brutal conquest of Constantinople, widely regarded as...
  • The future of Christian marriage: The massive shift in our ideas about marriage has all kinds of consequences for society

    12/27/2020 9:24:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/27/2020 | John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris
    Ask any random group of ten elderly couples about their marriage, and half of them will probably say something like this: “We were high school sweethearts, tied the knot soon after graduation, worked our way up from nothing, had kids, and here we are. Being married made us who we are today.” Beneath these stories is a view of marriage as a foundation of life, a starting point for other goals. Today, this view has been replaced by a different one, what some call the “capstone” view of marriage. In the “capstone” view, marriage is a finishing touch to add...
  • Technically, all Christians ought to be Christian Nationalists

    12/17/2020 8:55:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 12/17/2020 | Ray Fava
    Very few people in Big Eva love the spotlight as much as Beth Moore. She loves making vague statements leveling unsubstantiated accusations against the church. After several months of soothing the conscience of Joe Biden voters, Big Eva is circling the wagons to rally against the biggest threat to Christianity in America, “Christian Nationalism.” Erick Erickson and David “Vichy” French have both chimed in their support of an absolute heretic, while claiming Christ, because Trump Derangement Syndrome is a very ecumenical cult.Fill in the blank. The greatest threat to the church in America is _________. Marxism, the scamdemic, effeminacy, lukewarmness,...
  • “We’re Not Ready” - Pastor Urges US Christians to Prepare for Persecution

    12/11/2020 5:31:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 12/11/2020 | Milton Quintanilla
    Pastor Andrew Brunson, who served as a missionary in Turkey for over 20 years, recently predicted that U.S Christians will face increased persecution in the near future. According to CBN News, Brunson's remarks were made during the "Global Prayer for US Election Integrity" event on Facebook last Sunday. “On my return to the US just over two years ago, for the first time in my life—most of my life I've been focused overseas—for the first time in my life, I really, I have an urgency for this country, for the United States," Brunson explained. "And not just with this election....
  • Persecuted Christians in Africa, India remind us not to get sissified here in America

    12/08/2020 7:22:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2020 | Michael Brown
    There is no question that our most essential freedoms are under attack here in America. And there is no question that elements on the left want to silence the Church. There is also no question that many believers in America have already suffered some levels of persecution. Some have been defamed, or lost jobs, or been put out of educational programs, or even going to jail. But let’s not have that pity party quite yet. Believers around the world are going through persecution for the gospel on a whole another level. May their courage inspire us. Last Thursday I received...
  • 97 Percent of Conservative Christians Voted for President Trump: Post-Election Survey

    12/01/2020 6:45:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 12/01/2020 | Milton Quintanilla
    According to a new survey by veteran researcher Dr. George Barna and The Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University, President Trump received a record number of votes from conservative Christians in the 2020 election. The survey, which was conducted after election day, looked at a group of conservative Christians known as SAGE Cons (Spiritually Active Governance Engaged Conservative Christians). A near universal amount of SAGE Cons turned out in the 2020 election with 99 percent (representing 23 million voters) casting their ballot. Meanwhile, 97 percent cast their ballot for Trump, giving the president a net margin of more...
  • Should we Christians call down fire on our enemies? Michael Brown on post-election fights: 'We seem to be moved by malice more than by mercy'

    11/24/2020 12:16:16 PM PST · by Maudeen · 83 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/23/2020 | Michael Brown
    As the church of America becomes increasingly divided along political lines, a dangerous tendency is developing. Our party is the party of God; the other is the party of the devil. Our cause is entirely righteous; theirs is entirely wicked. We can therefore call down curses on our political enemies, since they are doing the devil's work. It is no longer the kingdom of God vs. the kingdom of Satan, it is the Republicans vs. the Democrats and Trump vs. Biden. That's how we divide. Recently, I was alarmed to see Christians praying with great fervor online, calling down divine...
  • When Do Christians Say 'No' To Government? Scripture is clear on our duty to government along with when a Christian’s disobedience to that government is warranted

    11/16/2020 7:19:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/16/2020 | Robin Schumacher
    With the recent elections, there’s been a lot of talk about how the leadership changes will affect Christians and what our response to those changes should be. Specifically, if the attitude of the newly elected leaders towards God’s people turns to be even more sour than it currently is, how should we react?Fortunately, Scripture is clear on our duty to government along with when a Christian’s disobedience to that government is warranted.No to obeying the government in general?When it comes to obeying state officials, there are two extremes to avoid. The first is anarchism, which asserts that a person can...
  • Lessons From the Church Under Caesar

    11/14/2020 11:22:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 14, 2020 | Michael Brown
    We have been blessed with many liberties here in America, many of them unknown throughout human history. And we should diligently guard those liberties. It would be a terrible tragedy if we lost them, especially for the generations that will follow. Few things are as precious as our freedoms. At the same time, as followers of Jesus, it’s easy for us to lose our perspective because of those very liberties and freedoms. It’s easy for us to become dependent on the government. Or to put our trust in a worldly system. Or to believe that human limitations can put limitations...
  • Will Christian conservatives be prosecuted, removed from society? No, this article is not click bait. It reflects the very open sentiments of extreme leftist, political commentators

    11/12/2020 8:54:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/12/2020 | Michael Brown
    I want to assure you that the title to this article is not click bait. Rather, it reflects the very open sentiments of the extreme leftist, political commentator Keith Olbermann. He has made himself perfectly clear. Before I share his exact words, though, I want to be perfectly clear as well. My answer to the question of whether Christian conservatives will soon be prosecuted by the millions and removed from American society is an emphatic (but qualified) no. It is an emphatic “no” because there is no way that tens of millions of Christian conservatives would simply stand by and...
  • Christians Aren’t In Existential Despair If Biden Won, Because Government Isn’t Our God

    11/10/2020 12:48:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 10, 2020 | Elle Reynolds
    It is because we hope in an eternal savior that we joyfully continue our daily lives. We don't need a week off of classes or work to mourn an election. Our daily joys have suffered no loss of meaning.On Election Night, I was crowded around the television with a dozen college friends in a tiny apartment above our government professor’s house. The Virginia night air seeping through the window was rescuing the feeble air conditioning unit and someone had propped up the three-legged TV with a handful of textbooks. Everyone watched the colorful maps on TV flip colors and we...
  • Can I Answer A Few Questions about Abortion?

    11/04/2020 10:15:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 4, 2020 | Christopher Kaczor
    New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof uses poor thinking about abortion to misunderstand why for many Christians it is a paramount issue. In his recent New York Times op-ed, “Er, Can I Ask a Few Questions About Abortion?” Nicholas Kristof makes a case against Christian pro-lifers. He writes that many Christians “support Trump, despite reservations about him, because their be-all issue is the unborn.”No Christian cares only about abortion as if other issues like religious liberty, taxes, and foreign policy don’t matter. But many Christians hold that abortion can disqualify a candidate. I think most people have issues that are...
  • North Korea: Christians executed for owning Bible, newborn babies murdered

    10/31/2020 10:21:19 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 10/31/2020 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    A new report has exposed the atrocities done to North Korean Christians arrested for their faith, including forced abortions, the murder of newborn babies, and death by execution for possessing a Bible. The London-based Korea Future Initiative published its latest report, “Persecuting Faith: Documenting religious freedom violations in North Korea,” which includes information from 117 interviews with those exiled from the isolated country. The investigation documents 273 victims of religious freedom violations, ranging in age from just 3 years old to over 80 years old. Though adherents of various religions are held in North Korea’s “reeducation” camps, the harshest punishments...