Saudi Arabia declares destruction of all churches in region
Earlier this month news reports surfaced out of Saudi Arabia that raised the red flag for Christians.
Todd Nettleton, a spokesman for the Voice of the Martyrs USA, says, "The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia--the top Islamic official in the country of Saudi Arabia--has declared that it is "necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.'" Nettleton goes on to note that the report hasn't surfaced anywhere except on the Council on Foreign Relations Web site, which was then picked up by The Atlantic....
jpw, you say such profound things at times, one cannot help but respect and admire you. You, however, seem to have a great deal of disdain for your country and for the church in general. I hope you find some solace in expressing yourself here and that you have many positive experiences in your life to keep things in balance. May you enjoy God's richest blessings.
Steve, Philippians 4:6-7 KJV 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Apart from doing that biblical exhortation, what do you have in mind for putting the world to rights?
jpw wrote: SteveR-- show em the picture of Bush kissing the prince and our current leader bowing to the king. show them the wahhabi owner of much of faux news, show them the MB invading nations throughout the ME under US blessing and assistance, show them the taking down of SHussein and how new sectarian gov is hostile to Christians and more loyal to Iran. show them the footage of Christian beheadings, millions fleeing these countries. show how Islam is not unified and sects -- and still they will not understand... they, meaning the evangelical church.
Bless you my friend jpw for your faith in understanding these truths. I cant tell you how much it has hurt me to tell people these things and they dont care or just pretend to care.
Let us rejoice when they can see, but if they cant...Let us remember no matter what... some wont & cant see even if they returned from the dead
Luke 16:29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
Luke 16:30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
Luke 16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: As you have pointed out before we don't live in a religious state. You are talking about political "allies" not religious ones. Plus under the current administration our best Allie in the middle east is being spurned.
True, the USofA isnt a covenant nation in the sense that Israel was. However, I dont think that should free Christians to support alliances with nation states hostile to our faith.
btw- That 'best allie' in the middle east also discourages our Great Commission
SteveR wrote: Dont forget that Saudi Arabia is our 'friend' and 'ally' Its only those Islamic dominated countries like Syria, who gave refuge to displaced Iraqi Christians, that are enemies
As you have pointed out before we don't live in a religious state. You are talking about political "allies" not religious ones. Plus under the current administration our best Allie in the middle east is being spurned.