‘faces of persecution’- Voice of the Martyrs

Christians are being persecuted worldwide- by religion…..

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The video below is provided by Voice of the Martyrs. VOM has been serving the persecuted church since 1967. Pray for those that are in the midst of persecution, as we may be tomorrow, and rest assured, we will want them to pray for us….

Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Hebrews 13:3 

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Matthew 16:24-27

 

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‘another picture from peaceful islam’

And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. Acts 5:41-42

Officers seize Christians from their home, leaving ill 4-year-old girl unattended. – Compass Direct News

 

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Picture: Compass Direct News: A Christian source in Iran said that 28-year-old Tina Rad was charged with “activities against the holy religion of Islam” for reading the Bible with Muslims in her home in east Tehran and trying to convert them.

Persecution from without:

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (Compass Direct News) – “Security police officials in Tehran this month tortured a newly converted couple and threatened to put their 4-year-old daughter in an institution after arresting them for holding Bible studies and attending a house church. – Compass Direct News

Persecution from within:

Following their arrest, the husband and wife also suffered at the hands of family and area Muslims.

In order to make the bail payments, Arya obtained financial help from his father – on the condition that he promise to divorce his wife.

“So he did [promise], and now of course he refuses to divorce,” the source said. “So his father gave him an ultimatum. There is discrimination even in the family against them.” – Compass Direct News

This could never happen in America, or will it?

The couple would forfeit their bail and their freedom if secret religious police catch them engaged in Christian activities, they were told in the court before their release.

“They were tortured psychologically and physically,” the source said. “There are a lot of blue places on their bodies. Tina can’t walk well and is very ill, and her husband Makan is still very shocked.”

The couple was arrested after a relative of Arya informed security police of the couple’s Christian activities. According to the friend of the couple, officers confiscated their personal computer, satellite dish and television set, as well as all books, videos, CDs, DVDs and even a photo album. – Compass Direct News

Tina Rad, Makan Arya, and daughter Odzhan…… living in the shadow of the cross.

Pray for our brothers and sisters that are living in the midst of ‘peaceful Islam’.

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‘whatever happened to the spirit of tolerance?’

“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the ‘heart of the sons of men’ is fully set in them to do evil.” Ecclesiastes 8:11

 

               WARNING!

                           OFFENSIVE AND BLASPHEMOUS CONTENT

This July 4th 2008, we celebrate a nations independence. A nation that enjoyed liberties and freedoms, for 232 years. With each day we are seeing the liberties and freedoms that Christians have enjoyed literally evaporate before our eyes.

What the homosexual agenda wants to promote is much more than a spirit of tolerance….. it is for society to tolerate the abominable sin of homosexuality against God.

 

WARNING-GRAPHIC: See what homosexuality wants America to tolerate.

 

Abraham Lincoln in the 19th Century said:
“No one has the right to do what is wrong.”

 

This Folsom Street Fair Program Guide cover from last year is for real. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who represents San Francisco, refused to condemn this Christianity-mocking artwork substituting sadistic “leathermen” and fetishists for Christ’s 12 apostles in Da Vinci’s Last Supper painting. Note that “sex toys” have replaced the traditional Last Supper dinner objects. The black-and-blue flag is the official “Leather Pride” flag.

With regard to Nancy Pelosi, and all of our leadership that “not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them”…….

“Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary  to send for a stinking savor: so doth a little folly in him that is in reputation for wisdom and honor”

 

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Folsom Street Fair photos by Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth; permission to reprint given provided that credit be given to “Americans For Truth, www.americansfortruth.org”; call 630-717-7631 for media inquiries.

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The below video is the work of the ‘Sister’s of Perpetual Indulgence’ and their Easter celebration in San Francisco this past Easter-2008.

 

One can not deny after watching this vile and blasphemous recording that it is much more than an ‘alternate lifestyle’, it is a prevailing spirit and that liken to the one found in Sodom.

Diseases are spread as result of what men practicing homosexual sex do, not “who they are,” says Dr. John Diggs. In 2002, the Massachusetts doctor wrote a white paper on the “Health Risks of Gay Sex.” 

“Men who practice anal sex, men who have promiscuous sex, men who have multiple partners in short periods of time are much more likely to spread this disease” … “It’s not because of who they are. It’s because of what they do.”

“Now I know that a lot of people have attacked those who have brought this to people’s attention as being homophobic, but the real issue — and you have to face the facts — is that men who have sex with men have very high rates of sexually transmitted disease.”

“When you face that reality, then you have to start taking a serious look and deciding that the best public health intervention is to discourage behavior that causes the infection to spread.” Dr. John Diggs, talking to CNSNews.com about the new study on MRSA and homosexual men

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McDonald’s sponsored the 2007 San Francisco Gay Pride parade with a television commercial. In the ad, a McDonald’s official brags that it is….

 “a company that actively demonstrates its commitment to the gay and lesbian community.” 

McDonalds appears to be promoting more than just ‘Happy Meals’.

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The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies. Nahum 1:3-8

Imagine this, the homosexual community wonders why there is such a vehement ‘Spirit of intolerance’ against their sinful agenda?

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malachi’s ministry- Part II ‘the need for the messenger’

Malachi’s Ministry Part II – ‘The Need For The Messenger’

 

How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach except they be sent? Romans 10:14-15

The messenger was sent by God to rebuke His people for their foolish worship. They had polluted the worship of Jehovah by offering sacrifices unto the Lord that were blind, lame and sick. This was clearly forbidden in God’s law… their sacrifice was to be without spot and without blemish.

They not only brought the worst of the offering but they viewed their worship of Jehovah as a toilsome event, it was weariness unto them; they snuffed at (belittled) it. It is safe to say they went to church but while the songs were a singing and the preacher was a preaching, they really wished they were somewhere else doing something else. To look and listen they gave the appearance of being sincere. They had the external trappings but something greater was missing. They had drawn close to the Lord with their mouth and their lips, but they had removed their hearts was far from Him. This is not the way the Lord wants it. Our worship and service for Him should originate from a willing heart. cf. Exodus 35:29 God looks beyond the external to see if there is a willing and joyful spirit in the heart.  

God admonished them to give the same sacrifice and service that they were giving to Him to the Governor and see if “he would be pleased with thee or accept thy person?” The answer of course would be, absolutely not! If we performed in our secular responsibilities, (jobs) with the same faithfulness and vigor that we serve our Lord, we would probably be unemployed. To be quite honest, we would have been fired a long time ago. This unfaithful spirit warrants great condemnation- comparable to the lukewarm Laodician spirit (Rev.3:14-22) that we see in the church in America.  

Although all the people were guilty of this profane worship, God focused His attention on the responsibility of the priest. They had despised His name by not holding true to His word and accepting nothing less than total obedience. The priest were the ones given the responsibility for turning the people back to God in truth and giving glory to His name.

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