Wednesday, February 22, 2012
JESUS PERSECUTED BIGTIME
1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
PHILIPPIANS 2:10-11(JESUS GETS REVENGE)
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.(JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST AND FOR SINNERS, THE GREAT WHITE THRONE FINAL JUDGEMENT).
WE ARE CHRISTIANS WE WILL BE TREATED THE SAME.
2 TIMOTHY 3:1-5 (WHY WE ARE PERSECUTED BY THE WORLD)
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous (DANGEROUS) times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me (JESUS) before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain(BEHEADED) for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
WELL THERES NO DOUBT IN MY MIND OBAMA IS A MUSLIM.BUT THATS MY POINT OF VIEW ONLY.AS WELL AS I.Q RASSOOLLIS.AND MANY MANY OTHERS.
ON CNN CORINA PHILLIPS WAS TRYING TO TRAP FRANKLIN GRAHAM INTO MISS TALK.THAT DECIEVER (DUNG BEADLE)MEDIA CNN,CIA,OBAMA SUCKUP-CIA AGENCY OF FRAUD AND LIES AND BIAS.STICK UP FOR ISLAM AND THEY HATE CHRISTIANITY(CNN)I'M TALKIN ABOUT.
BARRY SOETORO AKA BARACK OBAMAS FRAUD ACTIONS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.THE BIBLE SAYS YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS(ACTIONS),NOT BY THERE WORDS.(TELEPROMPTER READER)
OBAMAS FOR ABORTION(MURDER OF BABBIES),FOR HOMOSEXUALITY(ABOMINATION AGAINSTS GOD SEX REPRESENTATION OF A MAN AND A WOMAN ONLY).FOR ISLAM AND WORSHIPS AT DICTATORS COMMUNISTS FEET WHEN THEY COME TO THE WHITE HOUSE.STOPS FRANKLIN GRAHAM FROM PRAYING AT A GATHERING,AND COVERS UP ANYTHING TO DO ABOUT JESUS AT A CHURCH GATHERING.I SAY BY HIS(OBAMAS)ACTIONS,IS HE A CHRISTIAN? NO.BUT THEN YESTERDAY WHEN QURANS WERE BURNED IN AFGHANISTAN THE WHITE HOUSE WAS QUICK TO SAY IT WAS AN ACCIDENT,NOT AN INTENTIONAL ACT AGAINST ISLAM AND MUSLIMS.BUT DO YOU EVER HERE THAT FRAUD IN OFFICE OBAMA STICK UP FOR CHRISTIANITY AND AGAINST MUSLIMS BURNING CHRISTIAN BIBLES AND SLAUGHTERING CHRISTIANS AND INNOCENT JEWS AROUND THE WORLD IN THE NAME OF THEIR SEX FOR MURDER CULT SO CALLED RELIGION ISLAM.ALL THIS SHOULD TELL YOU IF OBAMA IS A CHRISTIAN OR NOT.(FAKE-FRAUD-TELEPROMTER-NEW WORLD ORDER PUPPET,FAKER.
President Obama’s Five Most Personal Religious Statements By: Daniel Burke Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6:20 am
CBF Assembly (RNS) In recent days, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has criticized President Obama for having a phony theology not based on the Bible, and prominent evangelist Franklin Graham has said he does not know if Obama is a Christian.
You have to ask him. I cannot answer that question for anybody, Graham said Tuesday (Feb. 21) on the MSNBC program Morning Joe. On the other hand, Graham said that he believes Santorum is a Christian because his values are so clear on moral issues.
Even as a significant percentage of Americans falsely believe Obama is Muslim, the president has spoken of his Christian faith with increasing fervor during his three years in the White House.
Here's a sample, in reverse chronological order, of five of Obama's most personal statements on Christianity:
From the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington on Dec. 2, 2011
More than 2,000 years ago, a child was born to two faithful travelers who could find rest only in a stable, among the cattle and the sheep. But this was not just any child. Christ’s birth made the angels rejoice and attracted shepherds and kings from afar. He was a manifestation of God’s love for us.
And he grew up to become a leader with a servant’s heart who taught us a message as simple as it is powerful: that we should love God, and love our neighbor as ourselves. That teaching has come to encircle the globe. No matter who we are, or where we come from, or how we worship, it’s a message that can unite all of us on this holiday season.
From an Easter Prayer Breakfast on April 19, 2011 at the White House
I wanted to host this breakfast for a simple reason -– because as busy as we are, as many tasks as pile up, during this season, we are reminded that there’s something about the resurrection -- something about the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ, that puts everything else in perspective.
We all live in the hustle and bustle of our work. And everybody in this room has weighty responsibilities, from leading churches and denominations, to helping to administer important government programs, to shaping our culture in various ways. And I admit that my plate has been full as well. The inbox keeps on accumulating.
But then comes Holy Week. The triumph of Palm Sunday. The humility of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. His slow march up that hill, and the pain and the scorn and the shame of the cross. And we’re reminded that in that moment, he took on the sins of the world -- past, present and future -- and he extended to us that unfathomable gift of grace and salvation through his death and resurrection.
From the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 3, 2011
And like all of us, my faith journey has had its twists and turns. It hasn’t always been a straight line. I have thanked God for the joys of parenthood and Michelle’s willingness to put up with me. In the wake of failures and disappointments I've questioned what God had in store for me and been reminded that God’s plans for us may not always match our own short-sighted desires.
And let me tell you, these past two years, they have deepened my faith. The presidency has a funny way of making a person feel the need to pray. Abe Lincoln said, as many of you know, I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go.
From an Easter Prayer Breakfast on April 6, 2010 at the White House
For even after the passage of 2,000 years, we can still picture the moment in our mind’s eye. The young man from Nazareth marched through Jerusalem; object of scorn and derision and abuse and torture by an empire. The agony of crucifixion amid the cries of thieves. The discovery, just three days later, that would forever alter our world -- that the Son of Man was not to be found in his tomb and that Jesus Christ had risen.
We are awed by the grace he showed even to those who would have killed him. We are thankful for the sacrifice he gave for the sins of humanity. And we glory in the promise of redemption in the resurrection.
From the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 6, 2009
I was not raised in a particularly religious household. I had a father who was born a Muslim but became an atheist, grandparents who were non-practicing Methodists and Baptists, and a mother who was skeptical of organized religion, even as she was the kindest, most spiritual person I’ve ever known. She was the one who taught me as a child to love, and to understand, and to do unto others as I would want done.
I didn’t become a Christian until many years later, when I moved to the South Side of Chicago after college. It happened not because of indoctrination or a sudden revelation, but because I spent month after month working with church folks who simply wanted to help neighbors who were down on their luck – no matter what they looked like, or where they came from, or who they prayed to. It was on those streets, in those neighborhoods, that I first heard God’s spirit beckon me. It was there that I felt called to a higher purpose – his purpose.
MSNBC TRYS TO TRAP FRANKLIN GRAHAM WITH WORDS.
Franklin Graham: Assume Obama is ChristianGraham weighed in at length on the candidates and their faith. | By TIM MAK | 2/21/12 9:01 AM EST Updated: 2/21/12 4:34 PM EST
Franklin Graham, the evangelist and son of Billy Graham, gave sharply different answers Tuesday when asked whether he believed Rick Santorum and Barack Obama were Christians.Graham, the CEO and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, also declined to say on MSNBC’s Morning Joe whether he thought Mitt Romney was a Christian. He weighed in at length on the candidates and their faith:
ON OBAMA: “You have to ask him. I cannot answer that question for anybody. All I know is I’m a sinner, and God has forgiven me of my sins… You have to ask every person. He has said he’s a Christian, so I just have to assume that he is.Pressed as to whether Obama had accepted Jesus Christ,Graham said, I don’t know, recounting a conversation with the president over how Obama came to accept Christianity.I just don’t get it, Reverend, said panelist Mike Barnicle. Why can’t you just say, yeah, I believe he’s a Christian? According to Graham, Obama had said he only started going to church because community groups in Chicago insisted he do so in order to work them.If he says he’s a Christian, I can accept that. All I know is what Jesus Christ has done in my heart and how he changed my life, said Graham.
ON SANTORUM: Do you believe Rick Santorum is a Christian? asked Geist. I think so, responded Graham.How do you know, if the standard is: only the person knows what’s in him when you apply it to the president, why is it different for Rick Santorum? replied Geist.Well, because his values are so clear on moral issues. No question about it. I just appreciate the moral stances he takes on things. He comes from a Catholic faith… I think he’s a man of faith, said Graham.
ON ROMNEY: Most Christians would not recognize Mormons as part of the Christian faith, said Graham. They believe in Jesus Christ. They have a lot of other things they believe in too, that we don’t accept, theologically.I like him, Graham conceded. He would be a good president… He’s a sharp guy.ON GINGRICH: I think Newt Gingrich is a Christian, at least he told me he is.Graham continued to say that Obama seemed more concerned with Muslims than Christians.Under President Obama…the Muslims of the world, he seems to be more concerned, than Christians who are being murdered in Muslims countries,said Graham.You must spend a big part of the day checking out what you conceive to be people’s depth of faith, in terms of measuring, said Barnicle.This is my business. You guys go through newspapers every day. I look at a person’s political interest, but more importantly I look at their spiritual interests…you have to go by what a person says, and how they live their lives… Are they faithful church goers? Or do they just go when the cameras are on them? said Graham.The Morning Joe panelists and others challenged Graham’s comments.That’s an amazing double standard,” panelist John Heilemann. It’s an incredible double standard that you’re applying to the two people.Franklin Graham, there’s a couple of pages missing from his bible that happen to be in most other people’s bibles, said Barnicle later.Franklin Graham has a lot to learn from his father, tweeted Chuck Todd after the segment.The White House did not have a substantial comment about Graham’s hesitance to categorically say that the president was Christian.Well, strangely enough … I did meet with the president this morning and amazingly he didn’t bring this up, said White House spokesperson Jay Carney, when asked about Graham’s interview this morning.Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73110.html#ixzz1n824k1Jj
Ayaan Hirsi Ali:The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World Feb 6, 2012 12:00 AM EST-From one end of the muslim world to the other, Christians are being murdered for their faith.
We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm.The portrayal of Muslims as victims or heroes is at best partially accurate. In recent years the violent oppression of Christian minorities has become the norm in Muslim-majority nations stretching from West Africa and the Middle East to South Asia and Oceania. In some countries it is governments and their agents that have burned churches and imprisoned parishioners. In others, rebel groups and vigilantes have taken matters into their own hands, murdering Christians and driving them from regions where their roots go back centuries.The media’s reticence on the subject no doubt has several sources. One may be fear of provoking additional violence. Another is most likely the influence of lobbying groups such as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation—a kind of United Nations of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia—and the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Over the past decade, these and similar groups have been remarkably successful in persuading leading public figures and journalists in the West to think of each and every example of perceived anti-Muslim discrimination as an expression of a systematic and sinister derangement called “Islamophobia”—a term that is meant to elicit the same moral disapproval as xenophobia or homophobia.
But a fair-minded assessment of recent events and trends leads to the conclusion that the scale and severity of Islamophobia pales in comparison with the bloody Christophobia currently coursing through Muslim-majority nations from one end of the globe to the other. The conspiracy of silence surrounding this violent expression of religious intolerance has to stop. Nothing less than the fate of Christianity—and ultimately of all religious minorities—in the Islamic world is at stake.
Egypt Coptic Christians.At least 24 Coptic Christians were killed in Cairo during clashes with the Egyptian Army on Oct. 9., Thomas Hartwell / Redux
From blasphemy laws to brutal murders to bombings to mutilations and the burning of holy sites, Christians in so many nations live in fear. In Nigeria many have suffered all of these forms of persecution. The nation has the largest Christian minority (40 percent) in proportion to its population (160 million) of any majority-Muslim country. For years, Muslims and Christians in Nigeria have lived on the edge of civil war. Islamist radicals provoke much if not most of the tension. The newest such organization is an outfit that calls itself Boko Haram, which means Western education is sacrilege. Its aim is to establish Sharia in Nigeria. To this end it has stated that it will kill all Christians in the country.In the month of January 2012 alone, Boko Haram was responsible for 54 deaths. In 2011 its members killed at least 510 people and burned down or destroyed more than 350 churches in 10 northern states. They use guns, gasoline bombs, and even machetes, shouting Allahu akbar (“God is great”) while launching attacks on unsuspecting citizens. They have attacked churches, a Christmas Day gathering (killing 42 Catholics), beer parlors, a town hall, beauty salons, and banks. They have so far focused on killing Christian clerics, politicians, students, policemen, and soldiers, as well as Muslim clerics who condemn their mayhem. While they started out by using crude methods like hit-and-run assassinations from the back of motorbikes in 2009, the latest AP reports indicate that the group’s recent attacks show a new level of potency and sophistication.The Christophobia that has plagued Sudan for years takes a very different form. The authoritarian government of the Sunni Muslim north of the country has for decades tormented Christian and animist minorities in the south. What has often been described as a civil war is in practice the Sudanese government’s sustained persecution of religious minorities. This persecution culminated in the infamous genocide in Darfur that began in 2003. Even though Sudan’s Muslim president, Omar al-Bashir, has been indicted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which charged him with three counts of genocide, and despite the euphoria that greeted the semi-independence he grant-ed to South Sudan in July of last year, the violence has not ended. In South Kordofan, Christians are still subject-ed to aerial bombardment, targeted killings, the kidnap-ping of children, and other atrocities. Reports from the United Nations indicate that between 53,000 and 75,000 innocent civilians have been displaced from their resi-dences and that houses and buildings have been looted and destroyed.
Both kinds of persecution—undertaken by extragovernmental groups as well as by agents of the state—have come together in Egypt in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. On Oct. 9 of last year in the Maspero area of Cairo, Coptic Christians (who make up roughly 11 percent of Egypt’s population of 81 million) marched in protest against a wave of attacks by Islamists—including church burnings, rapes, mutilations, and murders—that followed the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship. During the protest, Egyptian security forces drove their trucks into the crowd and fired on protesters, crushing and killing at least 24 and wounding more than 300 people. By the end of the year more than 200,000 Copts had fled their homes in anticipation of more attacks. With Islamists poised to gain much greater power in the wake of recent elections, their fears appear to be justified.Egypt is not the only Arab country that seems bent on wiping out its Christian minority. Since 2003 more than 900 Iraqi Christians (most of them Assyrians) have been killed by terrorist violence in Baghdad alone, and 70 churches have been burned, according to the Assyrian International News Agency (AINA). Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled as a result of violence directed specifically at them, reducing the number of Christians in the country to fewer than half a million from just over a million before 2003. AINA understandably describes this as an incipient genocide or ethnic cleansing of Assyrians in Iraq.The 2.8 million Christians who live in Pakistan make up only about 1.6 percent of the population of more than 170 million. As members of such a tiny minority, they live in perpetual fear not only of Islamist terrorists but also of Pakistan’s draconian blasphemy laws. There is, for example, the notorious case of a Christian woman who was sentenced to death for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad. When international pressure persuaded Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer to explore ways of freeing her, he was killed by his bodyguard. The bodyguard was then celebrated by prominent Muslim clerics as a hero—and though he was sentenced to death late last year, the judge who imposed the sentence now lives in hiding, fearing for his life.Such cases are not unusual in Pakistan. The nation’s blasphemy laws are routinely used by criminals and intolerant Pakistani Muslims to bully religious minorities. Simply to declare belief in the Christian Trinity is considered blasphemous, since it contradicts mainstream Muslim theological doctrines. When a Christian group is suspected of transgressing the blasphemy laws, the consequences can be brutal. Just ask the members of the Christian aid group World Vision. Its offices were attacked in the spring of 2010 by 10 gunmen armed with grenades, leaving six people dead and four wounded. A militant Muslim group claimed responsibility for the attack on the grounds that World Vision was working to subvert Islam. (In fact, it was helping the survivors of a major earthquake.)
EGYPTIAN COPTIC CHRISITANS
At least 13 people were killed and 140 injured on March 8, 2011, when participants in a large Christian demonstration in a Cairo slum were attacked by residents of a surrounding neighborhood., Mohamed Omar / EPA-Landov.Not even Indonesia—often touted as the world’s most tolerant, democratic, and modern majority-Muslim nation—has been immune to the fevers of Christophobia. According to data compiled by the Christian Post, the number of violent incidents committed against religious minorities (and at 7 percent of the population, Christians are the country’s largest minority) increased by nearly 40 percent, from 198 to 276, between 2010 and 2011.The litany of suffering could be extended. In Iran dozens of Christians have been arrested and jailed for daring to worship outside of the officially sanctioned church system. Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, deserves to be placed in a category of its own. Despite the fact that more than a million Christians live in the country as foreign workers, churches and even private acts of Christian prayer are banned; to enforce these totalitarian restrictions, the religious police regularly raid the homes of Christians and bring them up on charges of blasphemy in courts where their testimony carries less legal weight than a Muslim’s. Even in Ethiopia, where Christians make up a majority of the population, church burnings by members of the Muslim minority have become a problem.It should be clear from this catalog of atrocities that anti-Christian violence is a major and underreported problem. No, the violence isn’t centrally planned or coordinated by some international Islamist agency. In that sense the global war on Christians isn’t a traditional war at all. It is, rather, a spontaneous expression of anti-Christian animus by Muslims that transcends cultures, regions, and ethnicities.
As Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, pointed out in an interview with Newsweek, Christian minorities in many majority-Muslim nations have lost the protection of their societies. This is especially so in countries with growing radical Islamist (Salafist) movements. In those nations, vigilantes often feel they can act with impunity—and government inaction often proves them right. The old idea of the Ottoman Turks—that non-Muslims in Muslim societies deserve protection (albeit as second-class citizens)—has all but vanished from wide swaths of the Islamic world, and increasingly the result is bloodshed and oppression.So let us please get our priorities straight. Yes, Western governments should protect Muslim minorities from intolerance. And of course we should ensure that they can worship, live, and work freely and without fear. It is the protection of the freedom of conscience and speech that distinguishes free societies from unfree ones. But we also need to keep perspective about the scale and severity of intolerance. Cartoons, films, and writings are one thing; knives, guns, and grenades are something else entirely.As for what the West can do to help religious minorities in Muslim-majority societies, my answer is that it needs to begin using the billions of dollars in aid it gives to the offending countries as leverage. Then there is trade and investment. Besides diplomatic pressure, these aid and trade relationships can and should be made conditional on the protection of the freedom of conscience and worship for all citizens.Instead of falling for overblown tales of Western Islamophobia, let’s take a real stand against the Christophobia infecting the Muslim world. Tolerance is for everyone—except the intolerant.Like The Daily Beast on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates all day long.Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, and escaped an arranged marriage by immigrating to the Netherlands in 1992. She served as a member of the Dutch parliament from 2003 to 2006 and is currently a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Her autobiography, Infidel, was a 2007 New York Times bestseller.For inquiries, please contact The Daily Beast at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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