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Christianity On The Rise In Bangladesh As Tens Of Thousands Of Muslims Are Turning Away From Allah To Embrace Jesus

Posted by addisethiopia on March 16, 2017

Christianity is making such significant gains in one Muslim-majority nation in South Asia that local evangelists are now envisioning the day when their country would become a Christian nation.

The country is Bangladesh, the fourth largest Muslim nation in the world with a population of 164.8 million people, only 866,000 of whom are Christian, according to Open Doors USA.

Christian Freedom International (CFI) says official figures claim that 89.1 percent of the country’s population are Muslim, 10 percent Hindi, and less than 1 percent Christian.

However, the numbers are deceiving. CFI says official reports on religious composition only count “traditional Christians,” or Bangladeshis who are born into the Christian faith and attend government approved churches. The surveys and reports do not include former Muslims who converted to Christianity.

The consensus among believers in Bangladesh is that Christians now make up at least 10 percent of the country’s population and is growing more every day. If the 10 percent figure is correct, then this Muslim-dominated nation is now the home of at least 15.6 million Christians, CFI says.

In fact, one local pastor says Christianity is growing so fast that it has become “a real problem” for the country’s Muslim leaders.

“In the last 12 months, more than 20,000 Muslims have converted to Christianity, and this is becoming a real problem for the Muslims,” says Pastor Khaleque, a former Muslim who is now a Christian street pastor.

The rise of Christianity has also resulted in the increased persecution of believers and crackdown on underground Christian churches as Muslim leaders try to stamp out the threat to their religion.

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May the growth continue until the abominable religions are wiped out and every nation on earth honors the universal kingship of Christ.„

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Fasting Diet May Regenerate Pancreas, Reverse Diabetes Effects

Posted by addisethiopia on February 25, 2017

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Among its many jobs, the pancreas creates insulin and plays an important role in the onset of diabetes. When an individual has diabetes, their pancreas is no longer able to function efficiently, but a new study has suggested that something as simple as a fasting diet could restore damage to the pancreas and reverse the effects of diabetes. Though the research is confined to animal subjects for now, experts say that the findings are “potentially very exciting.”

The study found that mice who were put on a diet that mimicked fasting showed regeneration of a special type of cell in the pancreas called beta cells, The BBC reported. These cells detect sugar in the blood and release the hormone insulin if it gets too high, and their restoration marked the regeneration of the pancreas.

The diet resembles a vegan diet, and consists of consuming only around 800 to 1,100 calories a day, much of which is in the form of soup and nuts. After five days of this low-calorie diet, patients would then be allowed to eat what they wanted for 25 days, and so the cycle repeats.

Fasting is not just limited to individuals with diabetes, and research suggests that eating less has a wide variety of health benefits. For example, according to a study released last December, when flies were deprived of nutrients their brains slowed down. This gives them time to rest and recharge.

Perhaps it’s a good thing that when nutrients are unavailable, an organism reduces neurotransmitter release and thus saves a good proportion of its overall energy expenditure,” explained study co-author Pejmun Haghighi in a statement.

In addition, fasting may also improve the immune system, something that could be especially helpful for patients going through cancer treatment. According to a 2014 study, in which Longo was also involved, although initial starvation actually causes the body’s white blood cell count to drop, once feeding resumes, the count rises to even greater numbers than before.

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Fasting: A Supernatural Process

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There are several important reasons to fast:

  1. Fasting brings us closer to God. Quite literally we decrease and God increases in us. No matter how physically weak we may feel during and right after a fast, it makes us into spiritual giants. Satan attacked Jesus when He was at His weakest physically but at His strongest spiritually.
  2. Fasting is a means to get the Lord’s attention to a prayer that we feel hasn’t been answered or to release blessings that may have been delayed or hijacked by the enemy.
  3. Fasting is a way of humbling ourselves before God so that He will spare us His judgment for any wrongdoing. The king of Nineveh proclaimed a fast upon hearing Jonah’s preaching and the Lord forgave them and relented of the evil He had purposed to bring upon them (Jonah 3). Even the wicked Ahab humbled himself before God and the Lord postponed His judgment and calamity until after his death (1 Kings 21).
  4. Fasting can change the course of events when facing impending disaster or life-threatening situations (Esther 4).
  5. Fasting is a required discipline before engaging in spiritual warfare. You shouldn’t go into battle unless you’ve fasted first. This was the lesson the children of Israel learned when losing twice against the tribe of Benjamin (Judges 20). Jehoshaphat proclaimed a fast in order to defeat the powerful enemies he faced (2 Chronicles 20).
  6. Fasting breaks every yoke of bondage. In order to experience true and/or total deliverance from stubborn spirits or situations you need to fast (Isaiah 58:6, Matthew 17:21, Mark 9:29).
  7. Fasting together with humility, obedience, love and charity brings healing (Isaiah 58).
  8. Before making life-changing decisions or when facing new challenges it’s good to fast for vision and revelation (Daniel 10).
  9. Fasting before starting a ministry to let the enemy know you mean business. Jesus fasted in the desert 40 days before starting His public ministry.
  10. Fasting is an accelerator of spiritual growth or sanctification. It helps us to walk in the Spirit and gives us victory over the flesh. The apostle Paul fasted very often to sustain his powerful evangelistic ministry (2 Corinthians 11). If we want to be ready for Jesus’ Second Coming, we need to be praying and fasting to build up the spiritual muscle that will allow us to resist taking the mark of the beast and to receive the seal of God (Revelation 7, 14 and 16).

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time

Posted by addisethiopia on December 25, 2016

The Christmas Story:Joy to the World

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The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of deep darkness, on them has a light shone… For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.” [Isaiah 9: 2, 6–7 ]

 

— IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

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Archeologists Discover Ancient Cross Belonging To Crusader Warrior Inside The Tomb Of Jesus Christ

Posted by addisethiopia on December 7, 2016

My Note: Please read this remarkable information in the context of these two wicked church leaders who recently removed their Crosses in Jerusalem.

Archeologists discovered an ancient Cross belonging to a Crusader warrior from the 13th century. As we read in one report:

Researchers have announced new revelations in their ongoing restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, believed to be the tomb where Jesus Christ was buried before His resurrection, and have discovered an engraved cross believed to have been left by 12th century crusaders.

The Mirror reports that workers at the famous church, which has been rebuilt and destroyed numerous times throughout the centuries, have lifted the tomb’s marble lid for the first time in 500 years. Previously, they discovered the limestone shelf where Jesus’s body is believed to have been placed after His crucifixion.

Now, they have also found a second gray marble slab they did not know about before, which is reportedly engraved with a cross carved by 12th century crusaders.

The most amazing thing for me was when we removed the first layer of dust and found a second piece of marble,” said Fredrik Hiebert of National Geographic, a partner in the restoration project.

This one was grey, not creamy white like the exterior, and right in the middle of it was a beautifully inscribed cross. We had no idea that was there,” he added.

Hiebert said getting the Greek Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church and the Armenian Orthodox Church leaders responsible for the tomb to agree to open it for repairs was a difficult task, but he was very glad when the communities came to an agreement, allowing the project to go ahead.

Everything has to be approved by the committee, so even changing a candle takes a long time,” the researcher revealed.

There is a ladder by the main entrance to the church that hasn’t moved in 240 years and they still haven’t reached a decision. It’s called the immovable ladder,” he added.

So the fact we were finally allowed to carry out this work is a triumph of negotiation.”

The archaeologists are using radar and thermographic scanners to gather information from the insides of the tomb before unsealing it, but have warned that the data is so extensive that it will take months to analyze.

The MailOnline shared dozens of new images last week of the $3.7 million restoration project, which is expected to continue into spring 2017.

Part of the project will also seek further evidence to support the claim that the tomb is indeed the location where Jesus was buried.

What a sublime moment, what a beautiful thing to behold! The God-Man, the Center of all mortals, the One Who Is, the I AM, became one with Humanity to war against the prince of darkness, to destroy the works of devil, and in the most pertinent of battles, the war for mankind’s soul, Christ died. It seemed as though the General of Heaven’s armies was crushed, defeated and had lost. In the tomb He lay, holy women came by with spices of sweet fragrance and aroma, but lo, they saw Him, triumphant over death, conquering and triumphed. He vanquished the serpent, He bridged humanity to God, He assailed the greatest foe, He surpassed death and laughed at him.

The acolytes of the darkness, the followers of Muhammad, overran the sacred land upon which God walked, upon which God conversed with His earliest disciples, upon which God looked to the city on a hill, glistening on the ascended sun, and wept. They conquered the land and slaughtered the people, the desecrated the holy sites and the churches, they ravished the women and slaughtered the priests, they tormented and crucified the inhabitants.

The Church of Rome, glorious and full of valor, called for the warriors of Christ to emulate their Savior, to take up the Cross as He took up the Cross, to ascend the mountain of sacred struggle as He treaded upwards with the most dolorous of labors to Mount Golgotha, to combat the agents of Satan as He crushed the serpent in the cosmic war for man’s soul.

The eye could have beheld all those men, countless and innumerable in their multitudes, taking up their crosses and carrying the holy wood with Christ, as Simon of Cyrene bore the weight of the Crucifixion when he lifted the heavy gibbet with the Savior. They marched into Jerusalem, and as they ascended the mountain of eternal struggle, they combated the enemies of the Cross in the midst of the heavenly Mount Zion, being in the presence of the holy warriors of bygone times. The rays of the sun gleamed upon their armor, blood and sweat tinged their faces, from their actions beamed the effulgent light that emanates from self-abnegation.

A holy people, a holy nation, under whom stood as their King — the Christ and His Mother, the Queen of Heaven, the one in whose womb Divinity became one with Humanity — they laughed at death, for in their hearts was the Defeater of death. With tears in their did they remember Christ, after the battle was finally over; with praises from their mouths did they remember the victory of Mount Golgotha, and as the moon receives glory from the sun, so did the light of glory shine through their actions from the sacrifice of their king.

In that land, which was now ruled by Christendom’s hands, soldiers of the Cross entered the tomb where death was defeated, and one of them, after stern contemplation, on death and on life, on saints and on the sacred, left a cross behind, and till this day it reminds us, of the beauty of sacrifice.

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Statue of Jesus Inspires Many After the Tennessee Fires

Posted by addisethiopia on December 3, 2016

I will be with you always, even until the end of time‘ (Matthew 28:20)

A Symbol of Hope and Faith during a Time of Disaster

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The wildfires that have destroyed ground and property in East Tennessee have been mostly extinguished as of late Thursday afternoon — and one shining beacon of hope, faith, and light continues to inspire residents and business owners as they begin to pick up the pieces.

In the remains of a home turned to rubble in Sevier County, Tennessee, a statue of Jesus was found still standing.

It was soiled but not broken. It stood upright and whole, but not burned.

Amid the destruction, it was there for all to see, to be comforted by — and to marvel at, even now.

“The statue of Jesus still standing in a home after the wildfires of Tennessee swept through it perhaps confirm the words of Jesus himself: ‘I will be with you always, even until the end of time’ (Matthew 28:20),” said Fr. Michael Sliney, a Catholic priest in New York and a LifeZette contributor. “Christ is always there with us, in good times and bad, in sickness and health, and He simply will never abandon His friends.”

As remarkable as the discovery of the status was — it was not the only faith-fueled relic found in the rubble left by the flames.

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Statue Of Jesus Only Thing Left Standing In House Burned By Tennessee Wildfire

Posted by addisethiopia on December 1, 2016

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The pictures coming out of the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, wildfires are just devastating. Acres of woodland blackened. Row upon row of homes and businesses reduced to ashes.

But a TV crew with CNN affiliate WVLT spotted something of a miracle amid all that destruction. On Wednesday, reporter Kelsey Leyrer and her team captured footage of what they saw at a house out in Sevier County. It was a statue of Jesus — covered with soot and ashes, but still standing. It was the only thing left after the home burned to the ground.

The Jesus statue was the second religious item this week that survived the wildfires. Earlier this week Isaac McCord, an employee at the Dollywood theme park, says he found a partially burned page from the Bible’s book of Joel. The part of the passage that’s readable, from Joel’s first chapter reads, “O LORD, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.”

McCord immediately took a picture of what he’d found and posted it to Facebook, where it’s been shared tens of thousands of times. Many commenters took it as a sign from God.

It provides hope and faith,” McCord said. “That’s why I shared it.”

At least seven people have lost their lives in the wildfires that have ravaged Sevier County and Gatlinburg this week.

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Dollywood Employee Finds Burned Bible Page After Wildfires

joel1The day after wildfires tore through Gatlinburg,Tenn., destroying more than 150 structures, killing at least three people and displacing thousands, Isaac McCord was doing his part to help out, picking up debris from the Dollywood park grounds.

Gripping his rake, he revisited a spot in Craftsman Valley he had skimmed over after his co-worker, Misty Carver, quipped, “Is that how you clean your room?” Provoked, he said he had started “really getting in the nooks and crannies” under a park bench when he caught a glimpse of a piece of paper lying in a puddle of water — soggy, seared and torn in two.

McCord, a University of Tennessee alumnus who now works as a human resources training coordinator at Dollywood, said he had no idea what the paper would read, but considering the circumstances, he was curious enough to pick it up.

“As soon as I got down on the ground, I noticed it was a Bible verse, and I was like holy crap,” McCord said in a phone interview on Tuesday night. “It was in a puddle of water. I said, ‘I want to take care of this the best way I can,’ so I gently scooped it up and carried it out the best I could.”

McCord, 24, sat on the bench where he found the paper, and called Carver over. Their work partners, Dollywood wardrobe manager Angela Davis and employee Kimberly Moore, had left to go to the restroom, McCord said.

In silence, the pair pored over the page, the edges of which were burned black, rendering many words illegible. But parts of the right side of the page were preserved enough to get the message across: it perfectly reflected, McCord said, the tragic natural disaster that had thrust Gatlinburg and Sevier County into the national spotlight the night before.

“O Lord, to thee will I cry: For the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field,” the page reads, according to a picture of the page posted on McCord’s Facebook.

At first, we didn’t know what part of the book it was from,” McCord said on Tuesday night, “but we saw bits and pieces about fire and scorching the land, and how the beast groaned and roared for help.”

The page appears to be from the first chapter of Joel from the King James version of the Bible.

“We were like this is unreal, this is unbelievable,” McCord said. “When we had both fully read it, we looked at each other — and I will never forget this moment — we both burst into tears. I was ghost white, and we just prayed. There was nothing else to do.. Still to this moment, almost four hours after the fact, I don’t have words for it.”

McCord wasn’t a highly religious man prior to his discovery — he didn’t go to church every Sunday or read the Bible often — but he said he has a relationship with God that shapes his morals and how he treats other people. He was impacted by the discovery because he said he knows several co-workers who lost their homes in the chaotic blaze. He intends to frame the Bible page, and now, he said he may re-examine the role religion plays in his life.

McCord said he knows people may doubt the truthfulness of his story. He emphasized he is not an official spokesman for Dollywood, and he does not speak on behalf of the park or its employees. He just wanted to share the story to give people hope.

“I wanted to share this message because it brought me to tears. I wanted to share this message because I think that faith and hope is very powerful in a situation like this. There are hundreds of people that are displaced and that have lost their homes. Most of these people will cling to faith. By no means was I trying to get social recognition. … I would say to anyone who wants to call it fake, call me. Please call me. It is something that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”

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My Note: A Statue of Jesus similar to the one seen in the above image was revealed in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, September 26, 2016 during the Feast of the Holy Cross Bonfire – at annual Demera (Meskel) Celebration. Watch the testimony on the videos: Our Lord is everywhere for those who have eyes to see. This is amazing, I’ve got holy tears in my eyes when I saw that image, very heartwarming. Thank You Lord!

And…poor guy on the next video, but Our Lord Egziahbher is The Lion of Judah — Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help!

Horrifying Moment Animal Tamer Islam Shaheen Is Fatally Savaged By A Lion In Front Of Screaming Audience At Egyptian Circus

  • Trainer Islam Shaheen, 35, was filmed motioning at a lion with a stick
  • However, another lion comes into view and launches a savage attack
  • Trainer’s companions tried to help but he died later in hospital


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Islam’s Jihad on the Christian Cross

Posted by addisethiopia on November 30, 2016

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What more evidence is needed to prove that Islam is at war with Christianity than its well documented hatred for the quintessential symbol of Christianity: the cross? 

This recently occurred to me as I was surfing Arabic-language videos and websites discussing Christianity – only to encounter one hostile video, fatwa, or sermon after another against the cross.

Only one seemingly spoke well of the cross – though for a reason that again demonstrated Islam’s hostility for Christians. According to Al Azhar professor Dr. Salim Abdul Galil, Muslims can be tolerant of the cross – they can even wear and pray before it – but only when in need of deceiving Christians, whom the learned cleric portrayed as the natural enemies of Muslims.

The most telling talk show featured Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Tarifi, a Saudi expert on Islamic law. Asked about Islam’s ruling on whether any person – in this case, Christians – is permitted to wear or pray before the cross, the learned Muslim explained: “Under no circumstances is a human permitted to wear the cross” nor “is anyone permitted to pray to the cross.” The reason? “Because the prophet – peace and blessings on him – commanded the breaking of it [the cross].”

Indeed, as with all of Islam’s hostilities, animosity for the cross begins with Muhammad. He “had such a repugnance to the form of the cross that he broke everything brought into his house with its figure upon it,” he once ordered someone wearing a cross to “take off that piece of idolatry,” and he claimed that at the End Times, Isa (Islam’s version of Jesus) will make it a point to “break the cross” as proof that Christians had gotten it wrong all along.

The reason for this animosity is that the cross symbolizes that which Islam was developed in direct contradistinction to. As Sidney Griffith, author of The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque, put it, “[t]he cross and the icons publicly declared those very points of Christian faith which the Koran, in the Muslim view, explicitly denied: that Christ was the Son of God and that he died on the cross.” Thus, “the Christian practice of venerating the cross and the icons of Christ and the saints often aroused the disdain of Muslims,” so that there was an ongoing “campaign to erase the public symbols of Christianity [in formerly Christian lands such as Egypt and Syria], especially the previously ubiquitous sign of the cross.”

According to the Conditions of Omar – a medieval text that lays out the many humiliating stipulations conquered Christians must embrace to preserve their lives and that Islamic history attributes to the second “righteous caliph,” Omar al-Khattab – Christians are “[n]ot to display a cross [on churches]” and “[n]ot to produce a cross or [Christian] book in the markets of the Muslims.”

During the aforementioned talk show, the Saudi cleric also explained that if it is too difficult to break the cross – for instance, a large concrete statue – Muslims should at least try to disfigure one of its four arms “so that it no longer resembles a cross.”

We actually have much historic and numismatic evidence of this approach going back to the century of Islam’s founding. Almost all of the gold coins that belonged to the Christian Byzantine Empire had the image of the cross on one side. After the Byzantine treasury was seized during the Muslim conquests, the caliphate ordered that one or two arms of the cross be effaced so that the image no longer resembled a cross.

As for the smaller crosses that Muslims could break, again, we have testimonies from the very earliest invasions into Christian Syria of Muslims systematically breaking every crucifix they encountered – to the point that Christians were convinced that the invaders were demons, if not worse. In the words of Anastasius of Sinai, who lived during the earliest invasions, “[n]ote well that the demons name the Saracens [Arabs/Muslims] as their companions. At it is with reason. The latter are perhaps even worse than the demons,” for whereas “the demons are frequently much afraid of the mysteries of Christ,” among which he mentions crosses and churches, “these demons of flesh trample all that under their feet, mock it, set fire to it, destroy it[.]

Sophronius, the patriarch of Jerusalem when its walls were being sieged by Muslims in 638, lamented:

Why are the troops of the Saracens attacking us? Why has there been so much destruction and plunder? Why are there incessant outpourings of human blood? Why are the birds of the sky devouring human bodies? Why have churches been pulled down? Why is the cross mocked? Why is Christ … blasphemed by pagan mouths?

Even Saladin (d. 1193) – regularly touted in the West for his “magnanimity” – ordered “the removal of every cross from atop the dome of every church in the provinces of Egypt,” according to The History of the Patriarchate of the Egyptian Church.

In light of the above, it should come as no surprise that the Islamic State (“ISIS”) also exhibits hate for the crucifix. In its communiqués to the West, hostile reference to the cross is often made: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah[.] … [We will cast] fear into the hearts of the cross-worshipers[.]”

Moreover, the Islamic State once disseminated a video showing its members smashing crosses in and atop churches in territories under its sway (since taken down by YouTube); it beheaded and stabbed a man with his own crucifix; and it published pictures of its members destroying Christian crosses and tombstones in cemeteries under its jurisdiction.

Similarly, in post-“Arab Spring” Libya, now another ISIS stronghold, a video of a Muslim mob attacking a commonwealth cemetery near Benghazi appeared on the internet. As the Muslims kicked down and destroyed headstones with crosses on them, the man videotaping them urged them to “break the cross of the dogs!” while he and others cried “Allahu akbar!” Toward the end of the video, the mob congregated around the huge Cross of Sacrifice, the cemetery’s cenotaph monument, and started to hammer at it, to more cries of “Allahu akbar.” Other Christian cemeteries in post-“Arab Spring” Libya have suffered similarly.

Most recently, pictures emerged from a Christian cemetery in Iraq that was vandalized by ISIS. Broken and scatteredstmichael crosses appear. In one picture, the jihadis broke into a coffin, snapped off the head of the withered corpse, and threw the crucifixes surrounding it on the ground.

Lest all this still seem aberrant – limited to some obscure saying of Muhammad, or “ancient history,” or the doings of “radical” groups like ISIS – below is a very partial list of examples of how the crucifix throws “everyday” Muslims into savage paroxysms:

Pakistan: When a Muslim man saw Julie Aftab, a Christian woman, wearing a cross around her neck, he attacked her, forced battery acid down her throat, and splashed it on her face – permanently damaging her esophagus, blinding her in one eye, and causing her to lose both eyelids and most of her teeth.

Egypt: A young Coptic Christian woman named Mary was mauled to death when her cross identified her as a Christian to Muslim Brotherhood rioters. Before her, 17-year-old Ayman, a Coptic student, was strangled and beaten to death by his Muslim teacher and some fellow students for refusing to obey the teacher’s orders to remove his cross.

Even in Muslim nations deemed “moderate,” violence provoked by the cross is not uncommon.

Malaysia: A Christian cemetery was attacked and desecrated in the middle of the night by unknown persons in the Muslim-majority nation. Several crosses were destroyed, including by the use of “a heavy tool to do the damage.” Separately, a Muslim mob rioted against a small Protestant church due to the visible cross atop the building of worship. It was quickly removed.

Maldives: Authorities had to rescue a female Christian teacher after Muslim “parents threatened to tie and drag her off of the island” for “preaching Christianity.” Her crime was to draw a compass – which was mistakenly taken for a cross – as part of a geography lesson in class.

Turkey: In 2012, a 12-year-old boy in Turkey wearing a silver cross necklace in class was spit on and beaten regularly by Muslim classmates and teachers.

As Islam’s presence continues to grow in Europe, it should come as no surprise that attacks on crosses are also on the rise:

Italy:

  • A Moroccan migrant invaded an old church in Venice and attacked its large, 300-year-old cross, breaking off one of its arms while shouting, “All that is in a church is false!”
  • A Muslim boy of African origin picked on, insulted, and eventually beat a 12-year-old Catholic girl during school because she was wearing a crucifix.
  • After yet another crucifix was destroyed in close proximity to a populated mosque, the area’s mayor did not mince words concerning the identity of the culprit(s): “Before we put a show of unity with Muslims, let’s have them begin by respecting our civilization and our culture.”

France:

  • A Muslim man committed major acts of vandalism at two churches. Along with twisting a massive bronze cross, he overturned and broke two altars, the candelabras, and lecterns; destroyed statues; tore down a tabernacle, smashed in a sacristy door; and even broke some stained glass windows. (Click for images.)
  • Christian crosses and gravestones in a cemetery were damaged and desecrated by a Muslim. After being apprehended, he was described as follows: “The man repeats Muslim prayers over and over, he drools and cannot be communicated with: his condition has been declared incompatible with preliminary detention.” He was hospitalized as “mentally unbalanced.” (See his handiwork.)

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Of course, Islamic hostility for the cross is only encouraged by Europeans themselves, who happily comply with Islam’s “sensitivities.”

Spain: Real Madrid, a professional football (soccer), team stripped the traditional Christian cross from its club crest as part of a deal with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi – “so as not to offend Muslim sensibilities in the United Arab Emirates.”

United Kingdom: Offensive crucifixes are being removed from prisons in order not to offend Muslim inmates (who are further provided with food baths for Islamic rituals).

Germans in Jerusalem: At the request of their Muslim hosts, German bishops are now removing their pectoral crosses when visiting the Temple Mount. Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm (Munich) rationalized his capitulation by saying, “We acted out of respect for the hosts,” insisting that his decision is “not at all a denial of the cross, but a response to the wish of the hosts.”

Such is the history and continuity of Islam’s hate for the cross – that symbol that represents the heart of the Christian faith, including the death and resurrection of Christ, which Islam strongly denounces as a lie. Islam’s war on the cross began with Muhammad, was carried out by earliest caliphs and jihadis, and continues to this day by the new “caliphate” and many “everyday” Muslims.

Meanwhile, far from calling Islam out, Western liberal Christians continue calling for more Muslim refugees and carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m Christian and I love the Qur’an.”

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Crucifixes

The devil flees from Jesus on the cross so if you do not already have one, get a Crucifix and have it blessed by a priest, and place it in a appropriate and worthy place in your home–and most especially, pray to Jesus before it each day. Also, if you do not have one, get a crucifix on a necklace, get it blessed and wear it with devotion and prayer.

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Mysteries Surround The Opening Of Christ’s Tomb

Posted by addisethiopia on November 28, 2016

“Sweet Aromas” And “electromagnetic Disturbances” Surprised The Observers Of This Historic Event

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On October 26, 27 and 28, 2016, the marble slab that covers the tomb of Christ was removed. As the group of scientists and religious authorities had access to the place, rumors immediately began to run around. Some rumors claimed it was possible to perceive a “sweet aroma” emanating from the tomb, reminiscent of the olfactory manifestations commonly associated with both Marian and saintly apparitions. Secondly, it was alleged that some of the measuring instruments used by scientists were altered by electromagnetic disturbances. As soon as they were placed vertically on the stone in which Christ’s body rested, the devices either malfunctioned or ceased to work at all.

Marie-Armelle Beaulieu, editor-in-chief of Terre Sainte Magazine, was given permission to visit the site, and remains reluctant about the rumors associated with the alleged “sweet scent.” In addition to stating that a smell is easily suggestible, she also noted she did not perceive any particular perfume at all. On the other hand, during the last partial opening, made by the architect Nikolaos Komnenos in 1809, the chronicler also made mention of a “sweet aroma.” People who are interested in the tomb of the Holy Sepulcher are well acquainted with this text, so it is possible that they might respond to unconscious suggestion about having perceived such a smell.

Electromagnetic Disturbances

But the journalist is much less hesitant regarding the electromagnetic disturbances recorded by the scientists’ instruments. The phenomenon was confirmed by one of the scientists authorized to access the tomb. Later, one of the heads of the building and construction team, Antonia Moropoulou, indicated that it is really hard to imagine that someone would be willing to put in danger his or her reputation just because of a “publicity stunt.” Moreover, the journalist testifies to the scientists’ surprise during the opening of the slab: they hoped that the grave would be much lower than it was. Their conclusion: previously performed analyses with the instruments seemed to have been distorted by an electromagnetic disturbance.

It seems, lacking any other explanatory element, the tomb of Christ indeed affected instruments sensitive to electromagnetic disturbances. However, possible explanations on the motives for such a phenomenon do not fall short of speculation among those who are passionate about the Holy Sepulcher. And, needless to say, those speculations range from the most elaborate to the most ridiculous.

Only The Tomb Of Christ?

The opening of the slab and the revelation of the stone where the body of Christ would have rested have demonstrated the tomb indeed matches the Jewish tombs of the 1st century. But according to Marie-Armelle Beaulieu, the essential core of the issue is to be found elsewhere. “I would be delighted if a scientific expert proved that this stone was indeed where Christ rested, but even if it were proven otherwise, it would still be a sign of the Resurrection.”

The journalist, who has been a resident in Jerusalem for the last 17 years, was part of the exclusive, privileged group that was granted access to the place. As she confesses: “The church of the Holy Sepulcher is a disconcerting place. At first I did not like it very much. I was expecting a beautiful church and I found this place of strange architecture, which does not recall anything of the biblical scenes. There is no trace of the garden of the tomb, for example.”

But gradually I developed an attachment, during the processions in which I participated along with the Franciscans. It is not a place to visit, but rather a place to pray. Thanks to a friar, I was able to walk all the way in, until I reached the rock that supported the body of Christ, something I could not have imagined … I felt somehow weightless, but I remember all the details. I will never go visit the Holy Sepulcher in the same way.

Right now, they have replaced the marble slab on top, and one can only partially see the crypt, through an opening [protected with a shielded glass]. But I know the stone is there. I had the habit of genuflecting before the tomb of Christ, and then I reflected and thought it was absurd, as there was no real Presence there, and that one should rather genuflect in front of the Blessed Sacrament. But in the Holy Sepulcher, in front of this tomb, there is a ‘real absence.’ An empty tomb. A miracle before which all knees bend, in Heaven, on Earth and in Hell.”

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Crazy Claim This Picture Is Proof Jesus Travelled Through Time And Brought Back Satellite

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CONSPIRACY theorists claim this painting could be proof of time travel amid claims it shows Jesus with a Sputnik Satellite-like object.

The painting – The Glorification of the Eucharist painted by Ventura Salimbeni in 1595 which hangs in Florence, Italy, – The top part shows the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and a dove depicting the Holy Ghost holding what seems to be a space satellite.

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Cute Little Girl: ‘Hillary Needs Jesus’

Posted by addisethiopia on November 2, 2016

The video opens with the little girl telling the camera, “nobody likes Hillary. She’s a bad person.”

Donald Trump is the greatest person in the whole entire world,” she continues. “Hillary should be ashamed of herself.”

She needs God and Jesus! She really needs God! She is ashamed of herself!”

The young girl states she loves Donald Trump and that the Republican nominee is “the best person [she’s] ever heard in [her] whole entire life.”

Do not like Hillary. Do not say you like Hillary. She is so bad. Thank you.”

Teleporting to other Zones:

Wicked ‘Mad’Cain Defends Satan’s Agent Huma Abedin

…and Gets Destroyed By a Brave Human Being

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Wonder Why Christianity Could Never Mix With Other Faiths?

Posted by addisethiopia on October 13, 2016

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Unity. Many people in the world want that, even us Christians. One thing that will never ever happen, though, is the unity between our faith in God, and other people’s faith in their gods. This is one thing that has been misunderstood by many.

An Imagined Union

Many of our brothers and sisters hope that someday, we could be united with other peoples. While that’s a noble dream, it is one that cannot become a total reality. Let me elaborate by giving you three reasons why Christianity could never mix with other faiths.

1. God Himself Said We Must Separate Ourselves from Other Faiths

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God, the Creator of all things created, said that we who believe in Him should never mix with other faiths and beliefs. This isn’t some sort of prejudiced command (because God is just and therefore cannot have any prejudice), but a reality that many Christians must realise personally.

Consider What 2 Corinthians 6:16-18 Says:

And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said: ‘I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord. Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you. And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.‘”

Let me clarify something. While it’s true that God wants all men to be saved, He wants all who are saved to come out from their former unsaved identity or way of life, or from having fellowship, or “oneness,” with people of other faiths. That’s just the way it is – “be holy for I am holy” (see 1 Peter 1:16).

2. There’s Only One God

We know that there’s only one God, but people of other faiths don’t know that, and will never acknowledge that unless they get saved by Christ. Because of this, it will be hard, even impossible, to unite with them.

I read a recent report about a Quran that had Christian verses in it, made by a Muslim and a Christian. Honestly, while it is a noble desire for them to let both faiths see each other in a different light, the truth remains that God cannot be friends with other gods. Who are we to think that God will just shake hands with another?

God said in Exodus 20:7, “You must not have any other god but me.”

3. Following Christ Means Following Christ

Jesus Himself said that He came bringing a sword (see Matthew 10:34; Luke 12:51). Christ Himself is the dividing line that separates those who love and follow God from those who don’t. While Christ came to save the whole world, He made it a point that those who will follow Him must deny themselves. This means denying fellowship with peoples of other faiths if it means compromising our belief in Christ.

Separate Yourself

Friends, it’s a noble desire to be able to befriend people from another faith. However, we must never let that desire overpower the fact and truth that we must separate ourselves from ungodly beliefs, thoughts and practices. God is holy, and expects us to follow suit.

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