Egypt's Christians target of Islamist anger in wake of Morsi's ouster
Earlier this month, four Copts were murdered and 23 houses of Christian families looted and burned in the southern Egyptian village of Dabaaya. Copts say the violence against them has worsened since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. (MCNdirect.com/Ramy)
Egypt‚Äôs Muslim extremists, angry over the ouster of Mohammed Morsi from the presidency, have zeroed in on the nation‚Äôs Christian minority, scapegoating them even though the Islamist leader was widely unpopular.
On Thursday, the body of a Christian merchant abducted last week from the town of Sheikh Zweid was found decapitated in Egypt‚Äôs northern Sinai Peninsula. The grisly discovery came as attacks on Copts and their churches have escalated amid rumors that Christian leaders masterminded Morsi‚Äôs removal.
jpw wrote: title "Open Doors World Watch List Egypt" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdN9x9n56OA oh, yes, believers do exist there, in the harshest of circumstances, even though we dismiss them as of a primary concern.
Very true Harsh circumstances is where you find true Christians because reprobates are all too eager to convert away to a 'faith' where they can persecute Gods People
SteveR vendetta? I have to hand it to you RC apologists and ecumenical promoters in how you are so expert in being spiritually blind to the utter blasphemous heresies of Mariolotry, the worship of the rc eucharist, the lie of purgatory, the myth of apostalic succession to the papacy.
God Himself has told us the Truth in Scripture and (quote) funny (it really isn't) the Lord Jesus Christ is NOT and in no way Allah as CCC 841 seems to imply so while my ancestors were caught up in paganism, it seems the RCC has invented their own
AND of course for those who are genuinely born again of the Spirit of God IMHO I believe it is quite safe to say we really do not want to see Catholic people perish in blasphemous idolatry and unbelief to stand guilty before the God they only imagined they were serving.
If you call that a "vendetta" no telling what you will call the judgment of the Great Harlot when God pours out on her the wrath her sins deserve and people weep at the very real faith Cahtolic people could have had in what God Himself say to us in the Bible (not the magisterium and tradition of the RCC)
Thanks for reminding me of how utterly lost people are apart from the Truth of Christ.
1. "The Coptic Catholic Church is an Alexandrian Rite particular Church in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church (Wiki)
2. "The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria is the official name for the largest Christian church in Egypt and the Middle East. The Church belongs to the Oriental Orthodox family of churches, which has been a distinct church body since the Council of Chalcedon in AD 451, when it took a different position over Christological theology from that of the Eastern Orthodox Church" (Wiki)
NB: Like the papal antichrist's Roman Church these churches are also idolatrous and blasphemous.
Michael Hranek wrote: SteveR While it is good to pray for anyone attacked by Muslims (including their fellow Muslims) people should not imagine that because a group has been attacked, such as Roman Catholic (quote) churches they are necessarily a genuine church made up individuals truly born again of the Holy Spirit. For those who are not saved, including those who ask for prayer for people being attacked by Muslims, Homosexuals or whatever, believers ought to pray for their salvation (which of course can draw attacks not just from Muslims but from Catholics and others such as pro-Darwinian evolutionists too).
1) They are Coptic not RCC 2) They were a Church when your ancestors were still worshipping trees, ancestors damned like yourself to perdition 3) My request for prayer was sent out to authentic Born Again Christians, not the spiritually blind that would use tragedy to advance their own futile vendetta
SteveR wrote: Prayer request: 50 Churches attacked in Egypt
SteveR While it is good to pray for anyone attacked by Muslims (including their fellow Muslims) people should not imagine that because a group has been attacked, such as Roman Catholic (quote) churches they are necessarily a genuine church made up individuals truly born again of the Holy Spirit. For those who are not saved, including those who ask for prayer for people being attacked by Muslims, Homosexuals or whatever, believers ought to pray for their salvation (which of course can draw attacks not just from Muslims but from Catholics and others such as pro-Darwinian evolutionists too).
Prayer request: 50 Churches attacked in Egypt Alexandria Maximus Church Arish St George Church Assiut Good Shepherds, Michael Church St George Coptic Church Al-Eslah Church| Burned Adventist Church | Pastor kidnapped St Therese Church Apostles Church |Burning Holy Revival Church |Burning Qusiya Diocese Beni Suef St George Church Cairo St Fatima Basilica Virgin Mary‚Äôs Church | Hakim Village Burned
Fayoum St Mary Church | El Nazlah St Damiana Church |burned Amir Tawadros Church Evangelical Church | al-Zorby|Church of Joseph | Burned Franciscan School | Burned Gharbiya Giza Antonios Atfeeh Bishopric Minya Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram | Delga, Deir Mawas St Mina Church | Abu Hilal Beni Hilal Baptist Church | Beni Mazar Monastery | Deir Mawas Delga Church | Attacked Fathers Church | St Mark Church |St Joseph Nunnery Amir Tadros Church Evangelical Church al-Aswad Church Apostles Church Qena St Mary‚Äôs Church Sohag St George Church St Damiana | burned Virgin Mary | burned St Mark Church Anba Abram Church | burned Suez St Saviours Anglican Church Franciscan Church and School| Burned Holy Shepherd Monastery and Hospital Good Shepherd Church Greek Orthodox Church
"The Obama administration issued a quiet warning to Egypt on Thursday using diplomatic and veiled language: Quit arresting members of the Muslim Brotherhood, or the United States will freeze up aid.
Muslim-Brotherhood-backed Mohammed Morsi was toppled from his presidency by Egypt‚Äôs military on July 3. Since, Muslim Brotherhood members have been rallying in Cairo, calling for his return to office.
The United States, which backed Mr. Morsi‚Äôs presidency, is continuing to provide aid to the nation, but has been watching the chaos, trying to determine the best national security strategy."
jpw wrote: US -- perhaps you might go listen to trunews, last night's topic and think that over. I read last year that we were going to fund rebels to go into Syria. what is there not to understand? I have posted debates within congress where Rand Paul says, you know, we are funding those who are killing Christians and the republican congressmen say, yes, we know, but we've got to have a part in these things, to further our agenda? the truth is standing before us, but evangelicals are so sure of their storyline, that they have stopped listening.
JPW, forgive for being dense here. I am not disputing that we (the U.S.) are funding what is going in the middle east. My question is seeing that the church has no control over how U.S. tax dollars are spent how are we (the church)culpable?
US -- perhaps you might go listen to trunews, last night's topic and think that over. I read last year that we were going to fund rebels to go into Syria. what is there not to understand? I have posted debates within congress where Rand Paul says, you know, we are funding those who are killing Christians and the republican congressmen say, yes, we know, but we've got to have a part in these things, to further our agenda? the truth is standing before us, but evangelicals are so sure of their storyline, that they have stopped listening.
Democracy in these countries = setting up of Islamic government with Sharia law. JPW, what is it you think we should have done or should be doing to stop the persecution of Christians by the Islamic people of the countries in which they are persecuted?
egypt has had outsiders funding these things, the missionaries are watching their people taken out to the streets... the west has a way of writing themselves out of everything they are involved in and sitting back and judging..... honestly, do you all think God is going to sit back, watch the death of his saints in all these places and let us off the hook? judgment will come on the church first....for we are a testimony against ourselves.
"Democracy" is a western characteristic and will not fit into middle eastern countries. Egypt is in a social and political mess today and by the looks of it they will not sort this one out. The two sides are fairly evenly matched in voter size and compromise doesn't seem to be an option. Something has to give to bring some kind of stability to the country or they need an iron fist leader to govern as before. Things are playing out just like Iraq with no leadership in sight.
It seems like there are to many factions in Islam to settle things down in these countries.
Quote; "When has an Islamist government, however democratically elected, ever ceded power to non-Islamists through a functional political process? Is democracy about periodically displacing absolute power by force or about laying the foundations for its peaceful rotation, including mechanisms not only for transparency in governance but also for the protection of women and religious minorities?"