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Sunday Special: Satan, The Great Deceiver And Evil Spirits

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 28, 2016

According To The Holy Orthodox Christian Church

My beloved spiritual children in Christ Our Only True God and Our Only True Savior,

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one. Amen.

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WolfSheepPlease note: I am bringing to your attention the position of our Holy Orthodox Christian Church on the existence of Satan, demons and the spiritual warfare that is taking place in our lives and our world. The greatest of all satanic deception is that he does not exist and therefore there is no evil or hell or sin or spiritual death.

When our Savior Jesus Christ taught us how to pray, He did not say to ask for deliverance from evil, but specifically, “deliver us from the evil one (Πειρασμόν). For, in this life we are often subjected to evil, and those who actually struggle to follow Christ and His Holy Orthodox Christian Faith must often endure it. Indeed, in the Beatitudes, we are even assured that we must endure evil. Moreover, in this world, evil often seems to triumph over good. Christ came to redeem us from our bondage to the prince of this world, to deliver us from bondage to his world of the materialism and sensuality. Our Savior has given us His Holy Orthodox Church as the vessel of our deliverance, and this freedom awaits those who will accept it and struggle for it according to the way God has provided for us.

In addition to the created spiritual powers who the will of God, the Angels, there are, according to the Orthodox Christian faith, those who rebel against Him and do evil. These are the demons or devils (which means literally those who “tear apart” and destroy) who are also known both in the Old and New Testaments as well as in the lives of the saints of the Church.

Satan (which means literally the enemy or the Adversary) is one proper name for the devil, the leader of the evil spirits. He is identified as the serpent symbol of Genesis 3 and as the tempter of both Job and Jesus (Job 1:6; St. Mark 1:33). He is labeled by Jesus Christ as a deceiver and liar, the “father of lies” (St. John 8:44) and the “prince of this world” (St. John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11). He has “fallen from heaven” together with his evil angels to do battle with God and His servants (St. Luke 10:18; Isaiah 14:12). It is this same Satan who “entered Judas” to effect the betrayal and destruction of Christ (St. Luke 22:3).

The Holy Apostles of Christ and the Saints of the Church knew from direct experience Satan’s powers against man for Man’s own destruction. They knew as well Satan’s lack of power and his own ultimate destruction when man is with God, filled with the Holy Spirit of Christ. According to Orthodox theology and doctrine there is no middle road between God and Satan. Ultimately, and at any given moment, man is either with God or the devil, serving one or the other. The ultimate victory belongs to God and to those with Him. Satan and his hosts are finally destroyed.

It is imperative to understand that without this recognition–and still more-the experience of this reality of the cosmic spiritual struggle (God and Satan, the good Angels and the evil angels), one cannot truly be called an Orthodox Christian who sees and lives according to the deepest realities of life. Once again, however, it must be clearly noted that the devil is not a “red-suited being” nor any other type of grossly-physical tempter. He is a subtle, intelligent spirit who acts mostly by deceit and hidden actions, having as his greatest victory man’s disbelief (atheism, skepticism, denial, rationalism etc.) in his existence and power. Thus, the devil attacks “head-on” only those whom he can deceive in no other way: Jesus and the greatest of the Saints. For the greatest part of his warfare he is only too satisfied to remain concealed and to act by indirect methods and means.

“Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:11-12). (Source: Orthodox Church in America)

EVIL SPIRITS ARE EXISTING INDIVIDUAL SPIRITUAL BEINGS

By Archbishop Lazar Puhalo (Source: Concerning Evil Spirits and “Internal Demons”: The Orthodox Christian Tradition about the Nature and Activity of Satan and his Demons.)

Evil spirits are angels who became evil by their own free wills. As the prayers of the Church constantly teach us, Angels are bodiless spirits. Because of our carnal condition, we are unable to see evil spirits but “we have a more certain word of prophecy, and you will do well to pay attention to it as to a light which shines in a dark place” (2 Peter 1:19). We cannot physically see the demons, but we can learn enough about them to defeat them. The source of this knowledge is the Holy Scripture which is lived, verified and made manifest in the life of the Holy Orthodox Church, and the experiences and teachings of our holy God-bearing Fathers. From the beginning of the Holy Scripture, we encounter Satan as a truly existent individual. According to the testimony of the Book of Genesis, Satan entered into a serpent and convinced our first ancestors to violate God’s Commandment (Genesis 3:119). The Holy Prophet Solomon affirms that the devil was the original cause of the sin which ruined all mankind: “God created man to be immortal and made him an image of His own eternity. Through envy of the devil, however, death came into the world” (Wis. 2:23-24). For this reason, Satan is called a “murderer from the beginning” (St. John 8:44).

From the Book of Deuteronomy, we see that Moses was clearly aware of the existence of evil spirits. Enumerating the sins of the Hebrews, Moses says that they “sacrificed to demons, not to God” (Dt. 32:17), that is, as Saint John Chrysostom explains, they sacrificed to idols in which demons dwelt. The devil tormented the Righteous Job (Job 1:6-22); instigated David to “number Israel” (1 Chr. 21:1) and an evil spirit possessed Saul (1 Ki. 16:14-15 Orthodox Bible).

In the Book of Kings (3 Ki. 22:19-23 Orthodox Bible) and in the Book of Prophet Zachary (3:12), the evil one is accorded the personal attributes of envy, falsehood, cunning and wickedness. In the first case, he wanted to invite the king of Israel to violate God’s Commandment, promising to become a spirit of falsehood in the mouths of prophets and, in the second instance, he was calumniating the people of Israel. The Holy Evangelist John the Theologian binds the truth of the existence of evil spirits with the coming of the Son of God into the world. “He that sins is of the devil, for the devil sins from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work” (1 John 3:8; cp St. Matthew 12:24-29; St. John 2:19). From these words, it follows that a renunciation of belief in the devil leads to the renunciation of the truth of the fall and, consequently, also a renunciation of the mystery of redemption. Indeed, why would Christ have come to earth if the evil one did not exist? In thus renouncing the mystery of redemption, we must reject all of Christianity. The whole Gospel history testifies that the Lord Jesus Christ came to earth in order to destroy the works of the devil, to “deliver us from the evil one.”

Jesus Christ told the Jews: “You are of your father the devil, and you will also do the works of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning” (St. John 8:44). Then, in positive teaching and in the explanatory parts of Parables, Christ taught about the evil one and his angels as real, individual beings who were striving to harm humanity. Describing the last dread judgment, Christ says: “Then He shall say to those on the left hand, ‘depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels” (St. Matthew 25:41).

Christ pronounced this judgment on real, individual, totally sinful beings. It is quite clear from this that the evil one and his angels, for who the everlasting fire is prepared, are real beings. Sinners inherit eternity in this fire by being followers of Satan. United to him, they are also united with his destiny. Christ the Savior Himself said that Satan desired to sift the Apostles like wheat (St. Luke 22:31). In other places of the Holy Gospel, we see cited the words of Jesus Christ about the existence of a whole kingdom of evil spirits, ruled by Satan, the malicious prince of this kingdom (St. Matthew 12:24-28), and Christ calls the evil one the “prince of this world” (St. John 12:31). How clearly did our Savior teach about the existence of evil spirits when He healed those possessed by demons. Never did He suggest that possession by demons was a natural disorder (St. Matthew 4:24; St. Mark 1:34; 7:29-30, for example). The Holy Apostles, following Christ, also taught about the perniciousness of evil spirits and their ruinous influence of mankind. According to the Holy Apostle, Christ took on our flesh so that, by His Own death, He would deliver us from the power of “him who had the power of death, that is, the devil” (Hebrews 2:14). The Holy Apostles also revealed that the demons are intelligent spirits (St. James 3:15), but evil (Acts 19:13). Being numerous (Revelation 12:47-8) they form their own dominion, at the head of which is Satan (Romans 16:20). Finally, in the “Lord’s Prayer,” He quite clearly taught us to pray, “deliver us from the evil one,” asking for deliverance from the power and influence of a real, personal being.

The fact that evil spirits are real, individual beings is revealed to us through the lives of the great ascetics who, being illumined by the Holy Spirit, saw the true character of the evil spirits, fought with and, by their lofty, moral lives, defeated the demons and gained power to cast them out of others. This understanding is also taught by the Church’s divine services and prayers. Thus, for example, in the eighth prayer before sleep, the Orthodox Christian prays to God: “Deliver me from the besetting presence of the devil…Snatch me from the jaws of the pernicious serpent.” In the Mystery (Sacrament) of Holy Baptism, the godparents are required; on behalf of an infant being baptized, to “renounce the devil and all his works and all his pride.”

The Holy Scripture, therefore, clearly teaches that the devil exists as an individual spirit. And Saint John of Kronstadt says, “Stubborn unbelief in the existence of evil spirits is in itself actual demonic possession, for it bids defiance of Divine revelation; he who denies the evil spirits is a person already swallowed up by the devil (see 1 Peter 5:8) and sitting in darkness and the shadow of death, in no condition to behold the Sun of Truth.”

Therefore, our Savior commands us to pray, specifically, “and deliver us from the evil-one,” and not “deliver us from evil.”

Note: We live in dangerous and evil days. See how Christians are mislead and deceived by the devil. Even “Christian” heads of other traditions have fallen prey to his influence and openly have declared that there is no devil, no sin, no hell, and some even deny the existence of God. Others have deliberately accepted evil lifestyles to be introduced to their “church” and to defend them as “natural”. Other “Christian churches” have protected clergy that have abused, seduced, sexually exploited children that were entrusted to them. Others include pagan practices and beliefs in their rituals and tradition. Others believe that the Holy Bible is outdated and needs to be improved by the contemporary man. And others have distorted the Gospel message and the Person of Christ. Others have stopped to believe in the Divinity of Christ, in the miracles of Christ, in the Resurrection of Christ, in the Kingdom of God etc. etc.

Evil is very real and we are witnesses of what is taking place in our society and the world. We see the violence, immorality, the deception, the wars, the murders, the destruction of the traditional family, the abortion and infanticide, the pressure of world governments to impose homosexuality, prostitution, on the populace. I recall how when the Orthodox country of Romania wanted to become a member of the EU, the EU told Romania that it had to accept and approve of homosexuality, prostitution, abortion etc. before it could be admitted in the EU.

We see how the secular society which promotes atheism attempts to undermine, discredit our Christian Church both from within and without and render Christianity powerless and without any influence in the world by causing divisions within the Christian Church. We see how contemporary Christians have diluted the Christian faith in their own lives.

Please be alert, vigilant and watchful. Practice your Christian faith daily with faith, humility, trust, sincerity and consistency. Do not allow yourself to be influenced by the evil powers and the “prince” of this world.

Pray unceasingly to the Almighty God, our Creator and Savior to protect you, your family, our country and our world.

Who is the Devil?

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Spiritual Crisis in The West: The Beheaders of Christians Get Asylum and Preferential Status

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 20, 2015

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Do you feel the heat? It feels as though judgment is soon coming upon the earth. This next time it will not be a flood but fire. Warning signs are flashing everywhere. Alarm bells are ringing everywhere, but far too many self-professed Christians in the West are dazed or asleep.

Of course, these things have happened in the past, there is nothing new under the sun; ancient Israel repeatedly refused to obey God, to keep His commandments and statutes.

The psalmist (Psalm 78) mentions that Ephraim (meaning Israel at large) did not keep the covenant of God; they refused to walk in His law, and forgot His works and His wonders that He had shown them. . . . How often they provoked Him in the wilderness, and grieved Him in the desert! Yes, again and again they tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember His power. . . . Yet they tested and provoked the Most High God, and did not keep His testimonies.

The proportion that a society goes against the will of God, that is the same proportion that God withdraws His hedge of protection and blessing from that society. The more a nation or society as a whole turns its back on God, the more the presence of God withdraws. And the more the presence of God withdraws, the more room that gives to the Devil to come in and do his thing

In the past, Western nations of the cold and dark geographical regions of planet Earth got the blessing from God because their forefathers worked harder (spiritually) to find and know God. Despite natural disadvantages, despite sunlight- (the source of life) deficiency (malillumination) people in the north were able to get God’s blessing for their desire to get closer to the Almighty. After many years of lawlessness, disastrous wars and destruction, He showed them His works and wonders, gave them peace, prosperity and power. However – like the ancient Israelites – “white nations” too abused these blessings by tempting, provoking, grieving and angering Him.

In our time, before our very own eyes, the character of he West has dramatically changed. People in the West now seem to have rejected The Lord, and installed their own laws. As we observe everywhere in Europe and North America, those human laws call for the tolerance of evil and the installation of sin as part of the constitution. They anger God, thus He no longer protects them. Truly, if they do not repent immediately they will not only lose those precious things given to them, but they will be enslaved by the new-barbarians.

Today, Western nations are seeking to push God out of the public square and ignore the will of God, choosing to do things like sanction same sex ceremonies, kill babies miraculously made in their wombs, and so forth. They also are fighting hard not to let Christian refugees into their countries – they call them “illegals”, give them a bad name in order to shot them. In an African migrant they always fabricate a bogeyman, a scarecrow to frighten their brainwashed populations. Even though 90% of all the immigrants are from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Bangladesh they permanently talk about African “illegals”. Pay attention to your TV-screen and newspapers, whenever they show Africans it’s the “young, healthy & scary” male ones – yet, among the Syrians and Afghans it’s the “weak” – women and children who are often displayed. Even the Rohingya (Bangladeshi) invaders of Myanmar are portrayed as needy, innocent and persecuted, while Africans are labled as “illegal criminals” The message here is clear; create fear and antipathy towards the tiny number of “invading” Africans, but empathy and sympathy towards “victimized” Middle Easterners and Muslims. The world upside down!

According to International Organization for Migration (IOM), 86% of migrants that have died in the Mediterranean voyage have been from Sub-Saharan Africa. While Syria was the top producer of migrants in 2014.

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There is a vast human tragedy unfolding along the shores of the Mediterranean. According to figures released Friday by the international Organization for Migration, an estimated 2,300 migrants have died in the Mediterranean this year. Think about it, 2,300 dead / killed! Two years ago the Mediterranean tragedy used to spark outrage, but now, either we’re conditioned by the media to accept the ongoing horror, or this tragedy is accepted, even approved and justified by the European nations.

Every sane person should honestly ask why so many human life is lost in close proximity to the ‘rich developed’ nations of Europe, across the very busy and tightly-controlled Mediterranean sea, while no death is reported concerning Asian boat people in the huge Indian ocean surrounded by “poor and underdeveloped” nations?

Helga Zepp-LaRouche commented on this situation as follows:

I see here in one glance, in the reactions to this situation, two completely different systems, two completely different paradigms. One, is really a form of a new fascism. One really has to see the absolutely cynical manner in which the EU replaced this Mare Nostrum program, maintained by Italy alone for the past year, with a program which no longer makes the attempt to save refugees from the Mediterranean Sea, but which rather says with complete cynicism, “The more of you who drown, the more the terror for those who will then be too frightened to come.” That is really the total moral bankruptcy of this EU…. We knowingly let thousands of human beings drown, to defend Fortress Europe somehow.

The Very Key Calais “Experiment”

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Self-observation doesn’t mean self-glorification – so, I am thoroughly convinced to say that this world will be judged by the way it treats Ethiopians – as The Lord Egziabher is sending them all over the world to see how they are approached and treated. I don’t think even the Eritrean Orthodox preacher at Calais knows that he and his brothers and sisters in Christ are there on a special mission, a Godly mission. I think The Lord (the commanding unit) is working miraculously by sending those Eritrean/Ethiopian Christians to help the spiritually dying populations of Europe, perhaps to save them from themselves, to wake them up. Irrespective of their reason for migration, there could be some Angels, even Jesus amongst them. Indeed, if we would have found Jesus at teatime on a Sunday, it wouldn’t have been in a nice sleepy church, it would have been in the migrants’ camp, so that’s where the Church needs to be.

But, the Europeans don’t seem to get it, they’re blinded. Isn’t it a clear sign of spiritual corruption that they refuse to see Christians through Christian lenses and accept them accordingly? What other reason could there be for them to allow the persecutors and murderers of Christians into their countries? It’s unbelievable, the humble sheeps are out and ”left”, the stubbornly proud Goats are in and “right”. It’s like feeding a pet crocodile which will eat them when it grows up. But on the Last Judgment and end times it will be quite the opposite. [Matthew 25:31-46].

Read this mind-boggling stories:

ISIS jihadist dubbed ‘Mrs Terror’ who wants to BEHEAD Christians lived on church aid in UK

— Muslim criminal gangs have taken control of 55 “no-go zones,” according to a report released by Swedish police

Western Blindness

Jesus said: “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the

image of God.” [2 Corinthians 4:4]

SpiritualBlindThere are two worlds; the visible, and the invisible. Our mortal physical eyes can only see physical reality. Every eye is limited to seeing physical things: the sun, the moon, the stars, cars, people, buildings, planes, dogs, grass, pollution, microbes, trees, books, computers. These things are all physical, and they are the only part of reality accessible to our eyes. On the other hand, our eyeballs are completely useless when it comes to perceiving spiritual reality. The spiritual side of life is just as real as the physical side; we just can’t see it. Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that the spiritual is less real. Many are mistaken, it is not. It is just as real, only we can’t see it. But it’s there and as real as eyeballs in our head. In fact, the spiritual world is infinitely more wonderful and beautiful than the physical.

Our spiritual eyes are even more valuable. We must use them if we want to live a life that finds its satisfaction in God. Every human being has spiritual eyes. God gave them to us so that we could apprehend the spiritual realities of life. Sadly, those who have not trusted Christ are completely blind spiritually. With their mortal eyes, they are not capable of distinguishing between The Holy Eyes and evil eyes. Many in the West see things 2dimensional – black and white, often unable to look beyond skin color, and tempted to look upon God’s creation. To look upon God is to die. It is to have the full glory of God exposed upon us, and if we are not united with Him, then we will die fully. So God keeps Himself hidden for a time, giving us a chance of repentance.

But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing, among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God” [ 2 Corinthians 4:3-4]

History repeats itself when others fail to learn from it

When Western nations decided to kick God out of their country, look what came swarming in: the Islamic plague, aka Muslim grasshoppers. Every rational person should also honestly ask why big and rich Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia do not accept Muslim refugees who share their culture, language and faith?

SCOURGE OF THE WESTSeldom, but I find the thoughts of Martin Luther, the father of Protestantism on Islam interesting. As early as 1518, Martin Luther had identified the Islamic faith as the “scourge of God.” For the rest of his life Luther believed that the Muslims were God’s punishment upon a sinful Christendom who had, among other sins (ingratitude, toleration of wicked sects, worship of the god Mammon, drunkenness, greed, and the split of Christendom which had provoked His wrath)

How ironic — it looks a though, the West is now reaping what its Protestantism has sown in the spiritual world and is becoming a haunt for demonic activity. The Muslims have become a scourge in the hand of God to plague Europe. What I am talking about is called an invasion. What usually follows, is war – and everywhere it already has started to burn.

For God raises up cruel nations to punish sin as Isaiah states. Those Christians who have become martyrs for His kingdom will reign forever in His presence – His Home, for you all know that everyone dies. It is not a matter of if, but rather when and how. Therefore those who ignore the One who has reign and absolute sovereignty over eternity do so to their own peril. Those who suffer now will be vindicated in not having put their comfort ahead of His Truth.

The below stories perfectly illustrate how wicked, self-contracting and self-destructive Western nations have become. Please pay attention the many wicked and ignorant comments. Look at how “light-skinned” Syrian and Iraqi Christian migrants are welcomed by the populations of the West, and by the governments of the East, while “dark-skinned” Eritrean and Ethiopian Christians are mocked, despised and rejected. These blind and wicked folks who prefer a light-skinned Muslim to a dark-skinned Christian think that Jesus Christ would come in white skin.

Is this what we pay our licence for?’ Fury as BBC Airs Songs of Praise in Calais

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The priest in charge of the makeshift church at the heart of Calais’s migrant camp has refused to appear in a controversial episode of the BBC’s Songs of Praise because he fears it will endanger his family in Africa.

His remarks could put the episode in jeopardy after he disclosed that he and his flock do not want their faces on television in case the governments from which they have fled recognize them.

The BBC’s decision to film Songs of Praise inside the church has led to complaints, with one MP accusing the broadcaster of turning the migrant crisis into a political issue.

Speaking through a translator, Hagos Kesete, 31, from Eritrea, said: “People have a problem. They don’t want cameras. If our government sees us on camera, maybe our family will have a problem. I have so many reasons I cannot say. I have fear inside. I am not happy to speak on video,” he added.

The BBC has not asked me. I won’t appear on video.”

A BBC cameraman and three other employees were seen walking around the camp Sunday afternoon.

Mr Kesete’s congregation is mainly composed of migrants from Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Yesterday, around a hundred migrants were seen pouring into the church, built from canvas and sheets of corrugated iron, removing their shoes before they entered.

Mr Kesete, who says he trained as a priest for four years in his home country, led the service.

A new generator was providing electricity for a music system and a pair of makeshift lights that hung from the church’s rafters. Worshipers said they had received £150 in donations from activists to buy the generator.

Inside, men and woman stood on opposite sides as they were led in hymns and prayers by two priests, of which Mr Kesete is said to be the most senior.

They prayed in front of images of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary that were attached to the church’s canvas walls with masking tape during the three-hour service, which is held every Sunday in the camp.

The building is part of “Jungle Camp,” a rapidly growing encampment of around 5,000 migrants who are desperately trying to cross the Calais border. Mr Kesete claims he has tried to cross the borders to Britain every day since his arrival at the camp around one month ago. Speaking to reporters outside the church last week, he said: “’It is very dangerous but we still try, even if it is difficult.’

A lay preacher who helped to build the church, and who gave his name as Solomon Grama, told The Daily Telegraph it was named after St Michael because he is a guardian angel who is “there to protect us all”.

The 39-year-old Ethiopian said: “Our church is designed for all those who want to thank God for their lives and to pray for the future.”

I left my country because of political problems more than a year ago but never lost faith.”

After the service the priests gathered at a small table laden with two modest baskets of baguettes.

After breaking it up into very small chunks they passed around the baskets, received by a crowd which had swelled with curious passers-by – and the hungry – since the service began.

A priest whose church in a Calais migrant camp is set to feature in Songs of Praise plans to boycott the BBC’s production over fears that filming could endanger his family’s life.

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About 70 worshippers gathered yesterday to sing Ethiopian psalms and prayers during a three-hour ceremony at the church.

Some of the negative, ignorant and hateful comments to this report:

Just bulldoze these camps and end this nonsense”

How about you just stay away from the UK . You are not welcome here. And take your flock with you!”

Is it really Christian to abandon your family and flee?”

Slovakia will take in 200 Syrian refugees, but they have to be Christian

Positive comments on the same Daily Mail:

Good for Slovakia, showing some common sense. How many refugees has Saudi Arabia, or Iran taken in?”

Considering that the Christians are the ones being persecuted, they are completely correct. Christians are not here for the economy, they are genuinely fleeing for their lives.”

Good for them. Well done Slovakia. They must be learning from our mistakes in Western Europe.”

Iraqi Christians held for months by ICE after crossing Mexican border in asylum bid

Some of the more sympathetic comments posted to this story:

“I will happily drive down and pick them up. Just a few hours drive. Not kidding. Would be happy to provide for them until they get on their feet. Hope they release them. Unbelievable that the US is treating them like this.”

“The government been letting in all these muslims from Syria & Iraq but ICE detains Iraqi Christians

“Under our law and international law, these people are classified as “true” refugees, which invoke additional laws

Sweden to Reward Returning ISIS Jihadists

The Swedish capital of Stockholm has released its new policy document for dealing with ISIS fighters returning to the city after having had their fill of rape and beheadings of civilians. At first blush it seems strange that such a document would be all of 9 pages.

I mean, “Shoot!” should only take up one page, even with a large font.

Oh well, let’s see how Stockholm intends to handle terrorist-trained and combat-hardened fanatics.

The city of Stockholm will make it a priority to provide the returning ISIS fighters with housing, free health care (physical and mental) and full financial support, until they have received earmarked jobs. All this of course fast-tracked past the line of law-abiding immigrants and indigenous Swedes.

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— Wow: Muslim beheads shopper in IKEA store; look what IKEA is doing in response

Muslim criminal gangs have taken control of 55 “no-go zones,” according to a report released by Swedish police

Sweden slammed for denying visa to murdered Bangladeshi blogger

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Saudis Call Atheists Terrorists – Atheists & Muslims Fight Against Christianity Together

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 5, 2014

Woe to you, O destroyer, While you were not destroyed; And he who is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him. As soon as you finish destroying, you will be destroyed; As soon as you cease to deal treacherously, others will deal treacherously with you. [Isaiah 33:1]
 
Islamic Group Gets Go-ahead to Cut Crosses off NY Church
 
ISAntiChristSYRACUSE, N.Y. – A city board on Thursday gave a Muslim group the go-ahead to remove six crosses from the roof and spires of a century-old former Catholic church so the now-vacant Gothic structure can be used as a mosque.
 
More than 200 people had signed an online petition calling on the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board to deny an application by North Side Learning Center, the church’s new owner, to remove the crosses and build a six-foot chain-link fence.
 
Before the vote to allow the church alterations, Chairman Don Radke said the board cannot interfere with a decision that involves religious freedom.
 
About a dozen people who spoke at the meeting were evenly divided for and against the church conversion, The Post-Standard reported.
 
Petition-signers, who included some local residents and former church parishioners, had argued that the former Holy Trinity Catholic Church was a neighborhood landmark built by German immigrants 100 years ago and removing the crosses would deface the architecture.
 
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Atheists Call 9-11 Memorial Cross “Grossly Offensive”
 
A Jewish firefighter who wants to display a Christian cross as part of a New Jersey 9-11 memorial is facing stiff opposition from a group of atheists who called the religious image “grossly offensive.”
 
The American Atheists are threatening to sue Princeton, NJ if they proceed with plans to erect the memorial. They took issue with a beam that was salvaged from the ruins of the World Trade Center because a cross had been cut out of one side of the beam.
 
This particular beam has a religious symbol on it,” American Atheists president David Silverman told Fox News. “They have a beam with a religious symbol and that makes it a religious icon.”
 
Silverman said placing the beam on public land would be a “clear violation of the separation of church and state.”
 
He also said the cross symbol would send a terrible message to non-Christians. He said the city would be giving the “appearance that all of the people who suffered and died on 9-11 and their families are being memorialized by a Christian symbol.”
 
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Muslims, Atheists Pressure Military to Remove Christian Speaker
 
USCrossThe U.S. Military Academy pressured a retired U.S. lieutenant general to withdraw from speaking at a West Point prayer breakfast after Muslims and atheists complained, Fox News & Commentary has learned.
 
Retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin was scheduled to deliver a speech at West Point on Feb. 8. But late Monday, the military academy released a statement saying he had decided to withdraw from speaking and would be replaced with another speaker.
 
However, a source close to the controversy told Fox News & Commentary that Boykin was pressured to withdraw.
 
It was very clear they wanted General Boykin to withdraw,” said the source who asked not to be identified. “He asked them to rescind the invitation, but they were reluctant to do that so he said he would take them off the hook.”
 
I came under attack because there are liberal groups, Islamic groups and atheist groups that want to shut me down because I have been very open about my concerns about the encroachment of Sharia – or Islamic law,” he said.
 
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Muslims Object to Easter Eggs
 
christian-symbol-easter-eggs-Muslim moms and dads in Dearborn, Mich. are upset after students received flyers promoting an Easter Egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church. The parents say the egg hunt violates the U.S. Constitution.
 
The Muslims told the Detroit Free-Press that they were concerned about the religious implications of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church’s “Eggstravaganza!” They were also troubled by images of a bunny rabbit.
 
It really bothered my two kids,” parent Majed Moughni, told the newspaper. “My son was like, ‘Dad, I really don’t feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed to mix with schools.’ ”
 
The school district did not comment and the pastor of the church said there’s nothing remotely religious about the event.
 
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Saudi Arabia Declares All Atheists Are Terrorists
 
FightingTheTruthKing Abdullah is cracking down on people who disagree with the country’s established religion, Islam. According to new laws, people who don’t believe in God can be considered terrorists and may face jail time.
 
Not believing in God is not an option in Saudi Arabia.
 
The Middle Eastern country has issued new legislation that labels all atheists as terrorists who are a threat to “public order.”
 
Article 1 of the new provisions define terrorism as “calling for atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based.”
 
The kingdom has never been a friendly place for atheists — lsam is written into its constitution as the established state religion. But these new laws reflect King Abdullah’s desire to clamp down on political dissent before it can become a movement.
 
A growing number of Saudis have reportedly been traveling to other parts of the Middle East, like Syria, to participate in demonstrations. According to The Independent, they’re coming back to their home country with new ideas about dethroning the monarchy—a prospect that is unsettling to the 89-year-old Abdullah, who is considered one of the world’s richest royals.
 
The king’s Royal Decree 44 criminalizes “participating in hostilities outside the kingdom” with a jail term that could last anywhere between three and 20 years, Human Rights Watch reports.
 
Under the new laws, a nonviolent act can be considered terrorism if it insults the country’s rulers through social media. Anyone who seeks to “shake the social fabric or national cohesion” by participating in sit-ins, protests or meetings is also in hot water.
 
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Is 9/11/13 Prayer Already Prompting Miracles?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 20, 2013

My Note: I can not answer that. But, I am positive that prayers do wonders. I am also certain that the real universal New Year’s Day is September 11, which is celebrated among Ethiopians. For them it’s a very significant Holiday to celebrate the beginning/arrival of the “Day of Salvation”. There are even alternative thoughts that the real Birth Day of our Lord Jesus Christ, our Mother Holy Mary, Saint John, and many others saints, Holy men and women is September 11, Meskerem 1 according to the Ethiopian calendar. In any case, it would be wise if the rest of the world would take notice of the powerful signs that were displayed over the skylines of the great new Babylon city of New York (big apple), on this very day, 11 years ago, and join the Ethiopians in prayer and fasting, instead of conspiring to destroy them. Dark evil powers are out there actively fighting against humanity and against Egziabher The Lord. So, it would do us good, we would be blessed if we spend September 11 dedicating ourselves to contemplations, meditations and prayers. Let’s not forget to fast, specially on every Friday to contain Saudi zombies (Areb = Friday, in Ethiopic).

And they threw dust on their heads and were shouting with weeping and mourning, “Woe, Woe, O great city – in which all those who had ships on the sea got rich from her wealth – because in a single hour she has been destroyed!”” [Rev 18:19] This could indicate what might come in the future, please read the whole chapter.

 

 

Could prayer events in the U.S. be behind the revelation of political scandals unfolding in the nation’s capital on nearly a daily basis?

That’s what some supporters are beginning to suggest – albeit quietly

On May 2, the nation observed its official day of prayer – one proclaimed by Barack Obama at the request of Congress. Then on May 8, a special prayer meeting in the Capitol was observed by several members of Congress and former members including House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

A special message was delivered by Jonathan Cahn, author of “The Harbinger” and the inspiration behind “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” documentary. And now plans are being made for another National Day of Prayer and Repentance on Sept. 11.

Some supporters are beginning to suggest there may be a connection between recent news events and the prayers and calls for prayers.

Talk-show host Barry Farber, who announced his support for the 9-11-13 National Day of Prayer and Repentance on his nationally syndicated program this week was one of those who made the link.

“You’re reminding me of the lessons I learned – and forgot – during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956,” he told WND’s Joseph Farah, who first made the call for the 9/11 event.

“Everybody in Hungary went to bed on October 22, 1956, thinking they were the only anti-Communists left alive in Hungary. By mid-afternoon the next day, there were no Communists left in Hungary. Ditto for those of us who believe in God, endorse prayer, oppose abortion, despise Benghazi lies. Do you realize the extent of the revolution you might be leading? I forgive you if you don’t. It’s all too huge.”

Neither the earlier prayer events nor the upcoming one is meant to be political, but could they have political implications? That’s the question being raised.

Farah says he made the call for the 9-11-13 National Day of Prayer and Repentance out of a sense of frustration with politics and the decline in morality in the country. He suspects there is a connection between the revealing of national “sins” and the desire by believers to confess their own sins to God in unity with other believers.

“The key to this call is II Chronicles 7:14,” said Farah. “This is the prescription of a Holy God for national healing. He tells believers they are to do four things: humble themselves, pray, seek His face and turn from their wicked ways. In turn, God says He will hear their prayers, forgive their sins and heal their land. Honestly, I believe if believers across America do this, we will see miracles. Could it be they are already occurring? I wouldn’t be surprised.”

The 9-11-13 National Day of Prayer has been enthusiastically embraced by thousands around the country, including Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Chuck Norris, David Barton, Jonathan Cahn, Greg Laurie and even syndicated radio talk-show host Mancow Muller. Recently Farah and a small working group behind the project have decided to give the event a new focus – repentance.

“Since the biblical prescription behind this project is II Chronicles 7:14, we determined, after much prayer ourselves, that repentance is the most important missing ingredient in America today,” said Farah. “God told Solomon that when the nation faces judgment for disobedience, there are four requirements for restoration: humility, prayer, seeking His face and repentance. Prayer without repentance is useless – that’s what the verse suggests. In fact, it suggests the prayers of believers go unheard unless is it accompanied by turning ‘from their wicked ways.’”

Also, significantly, Sept. 11, 2013 is the biblical Day of Teshuvah, which means repentance.

And while fasting is often a good idea as a companion to serious prayer, Sept. 11, 2013, comes just three days before Tishri 10 or Yom Kippur, which is a day of fasting.

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The Whole World Will Soon Use The Ethiopian Calendar

KasSakAccording to the report, all United Nations member counties voted to abandon Gregorian calendar and adopt the correct Ethiopian Calendars.

Starting from Wednesday, September 11, 2013, all countries in the world are going to use the Ethiopian calendar and celebrate the new year Meskerem 1, 2006.

The Reactions

The Germans said, “it is time we start using the correct calendar. We have been wrong all this time and the time has come to the world to follow our lead, start using the Ethiopian calendar.”

Brits are also agreed that the whole world should use Ethiopian Calendar.

The Italians said that Catholic Church is the one responsible to screw the whole world to use the current Gregorian calendar system and made every country use the wrong calendar for more than 1500 years.

An Italians said “ It is time we stop fooling ourselves and start following the real calendar year”.

The Americans are also 100% for it. “ohh…Yeah..New Year. Let’s party!!!” said an American citizen expressing his willingness to start to use the Ethiopian calendar.

However when we interviewed Japanese citizen Mr. Tokyoshi Chigamta, he asked “Wouldn’t it be easier for Ethiopians to start using Gregorian Calendar than the whole world change to use Ethiopian calendar?” He added “What benefit did Ethiopians get from becoming the only country in the world to use their own calendar? Did Ethiopia take loans and decided to change the calendar to pay 7 years later? I wonder what really happened.”

But too bad for Mr. Tokyoshi, the Japan’s government has already indorsed the decision and he has to use the Ethiopian calendar from now on.

In addition to the calendar, all countries will adopt the Ethiopian way of counting hours. The pm and am system is now out and the easy to use Ethiopian time system is going to be used by every country in the world.

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