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Archive for April 23rd, 2015

U.N. Rebuked For ‘Apathy’ Toward Slaughtered Christians

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 23, 2015

A woman cries at a gathering for the 30 Ethiopian victims killed by members of the militant Islamic State in Libya, in the capital Addis Ababa

UNITED NATIONS – Ambassadors, businessmen and religious leaders of all faiths gathered at the United Nations in New York on Friday for a high-level summit on the persecution of Christians around the world and the threat it poses to international peace and security.

Some 200 million Christians in 60 countries have been oppressed, abused or murdered solely because they are Christian. Fourteen of the world’s 15 most repressive countries for Christians are Muslim countries. Churches are bombed, often while worshipers are inside. Christians are kidnapped, brutalized, raped, sold into sex slavery, mutilated, shot, beheaded or burned alive.

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin and activist Brigitte Gabriel delivered keynote speeches. Panels of faith leaders delivered personal reports from the front lines of persecution and addressed issues including ISIS, the media’s role in the plight of persecuted Christians and what churches are doing globally to bring attention to the problem.

In his opening speech, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, best-selling author of “The Harbinger,” drew a parallel between the persecution of Christians and the case of Kitty Genovese, a New York woman who was murdered outside her apartment while her neighbors ignored her screams outside their windows.

Another crime is taking place outside our closed windows,” Cahn said.

He described Christians as “the most persecuted religious group on earth.”

They are oppressed, they afflicted, they are hunted down, they are killed men women and children, the sacrificial lambs of the modern world,” he said.

While calling for global action to stop the slaughter,Cahn told WND there is another lesson to be learned.

This is a sign of the last days,” he said. “The Bible says there will be persecution. Not only do we have to speak up for those in chains, the Bible says, but we have to realize that this is a harbinger of things to come. We have to learn from the persecuted believer how to be strong in a society and culture that is against the gospel. So we have to speak up for them, but we have to be ready to walk in their shoes.”

Donning a prayer shawl, Rabbi Cahn delivered the Hebrew blessing for those persecuted for the faith.

May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand” and bring “peace in the midst of conflict,” he said.

Watch Rabbi Cahn at the U.N.:

Brigitte Gabriel, founder and CEO of ACT for America, one of the organizers of the summit, brought the audience to tears. Growing up Christian in Lebanon where Islamists bombed her home, she learned “that only three kinds of people existed in the world: killers, victims and bystanders.”

She said her experience gave her a fierce determination to fight evil, apathy and indifference. Gabriel shocked the assembly with the story of a mother searching for her kidnapped son in ISIS-held territory.

ISIS fighters gave her some meat to eat and water to drink,” she said. “When she asked about her son, they answered laughing, ‘You’ve just eaten him.’”

But she leveled the harshest condemnation at the organization hosting the gathering.

Christians slaughtered by evil feel abandoned by humanity, forsaken by the world’s conscience and rendered dead by the apathy of the United Nations,” Gabriel said.

The United Nations’ Security Council is, as usual, impotent. And while the Human Rights Council ceaselessly foams at the mouth about perceived Israeli violations of Palestinians’ rights, it doesn’t seem to notice documented massacres of Christians by Muslims all over the world.”

Gabriel said it’s “time to call evil by its name: Islamic jihadists killing in the name of their religion.”

It’s time to throw political correctness in the garbage. It’s time to silence the apologists for evil including members of the United Nations,” she said.

The issue, she said, is actually greater than the persecution of Christians.

Radical Islamists seek to subjugate everyone who does not adhere to its version of ‘religion,’” she said. “Just because we are not at war with radical Islam does not mean that radical Islam is not at war with us. Pretending that war does not exist only ensures our defeat. The consequences of that defeat will be catastrophic for the civilized world.”

Watch Brigitte Gabriel at the U.N.:

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Muslims Are Beginning To See The Light Of Christ As Massive Number Of Christians Erupt In Ethiopia To Honor Christ In Support Of Their Christian Martyrs

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 23, 2015

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The massacre committed by ISIS Muslims who slaughtered Ethiopian Christians in Libya, caused a wave of anger amongst Christians and also Muslims who called for justice. It was very moving to watch the Ethiopia scene with the massive numbers who erupted in solidarity with the families of the Christian martyrs who gave their lives for the cause of Christ. The protesters wanted justice for the beheadings and shooting showed in a video released on Sunday by ISIS. The Ethiopian victims are widely believed to have been captured in Libya while trying to reach Europe. Christian Ethiopians are angered at the massacre when ISIS produced a video, in which ISIS called Christians “crusaders” and subtitled the horrific event as “worshippers of the cross belonging to the hostile Ethiopian Church.”

The scene with priests carrying crosses and demonstrators as far as your eye can see (estimated more than 100,000) Ethiopians is something to remember.

Ahaza Kassaye, the mother of one of the victims identified as Eyasu Yikunoamlak, told The Associated Press during the protest Wednesday that she was overwhelmed by the massive turnout.

I’m happy now. I’m very happy. I was just mourning the death of my son with family members and my neighbors. I never expected this to happen,” she said.

what is definite and what is becoming obvious from the events the world is witnessing in the Middle East, is that there is a divide between two: Muslims who are questioning all the violence standing alongside the followers of God who take the Mark of God and the followers of the spirit of Antichrist who proudly take the mark of Islam.

It is obvious, there are folks who claim the religion of Islam and they too weep for the blood of Christian saints. One very moving video I found was of a Muslim girl who weeps for the Christians massacred:

She bravely gave her name and sent her message to ISIS: “You are animals, you are criminals, you are not of the sons of Adam, but the sons of satan. May God burn you in hellfire … who are you to judge between Muslim and Christian. Only God is the ultimate judge”.

Righteous words indeed. It amazes me to see that the blood of the saints is opening the eyes of many Muslims to begin to question and ask, why? These days, I see what I have never seen before, in Egypt Muslims burning several Islamic books that calls for violence. True love can only come from the Light of Christ. Few pay attention that in the Bible God rescues a remnant of the Muslim world:

And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. “[Zechariah 14:16]

These at one point were followers of the spirit of Antichrist. Why else did they come against Jerusalem? The text is clear “of all the nations which came against Jerusalem”.

The day will come when Muslims will seek God and see that Christ is The Way, The Truth and The Life. Pray for the Muslims in Ethiopia to take the Mark of God.

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