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Fake News Media Silent As Christians In The Middle East Being Driven Out By Islamic Terrorism

Like the Jews before them, Christians are fleeing the Middle East, emptying what was once one of the world’s most-diverse regions of its ancient religions.

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Like the Jews before them, Christians are fleeing the Middle East, emptying what was once one of the world’s most-diverse regions of its ancient religions.

“They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.” John 16:2 (KJV)

They’re being driven away not only by Islamic State, but by governments the U.S. counts as allies in the fight against extremism. When suicide bomb attacks ripped through two separate Palm Sunday services in Egypt last month, parishioners responded with rage at Islamic State, which claimed the blasts, and at Egyptian state security.

Government forces assigned to the Mar Girgis church in Tanta, north of Cairo, neglected to fix a faulty metal detector at the entrance after church guards found a bomb on the grounds just a week before. The double bombing killed at least 45 people, and came despite promises from the Egyptian government to protect its Christian minority.

As congregants of the Tanta church swept the grounds of debris and scrubbed blood from the walls, a parishioner waved his national identity card: “This ID says whether we are Muslim or Christian. So how did that suicide bomber get into my church? If this identification isn’t for my protection, it’s used for my discrimination.”

The World’s Most Persecuted Minority: Christians

The most persecuted and victimized people in the world today are Christians in the Middle East. The perpetrators of the widespread destruction of that region’s Christian community? Islamists. Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim lays out the grim details.

By 2025, Christians are expected to represent just over 3% of the Mideast’s population, down from 4.2% in 2010, according to Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Mass. A century before, in 1910, the figure was 13.6%. The accelerating decline stems mostly from emigration, Mr. Johnson says, though higher Muslim birthrates also contribute.

The exodus leaves the Middle East overwhelmingly dominated by Islam, whose rival sects often clash, raising the prospect that radicalism in the region will deepen. Conflicts between Sunni and Shiite Muslims have erupted across the Middle East, squeezing out Christians in places such as Iraq and Syria and forcing them to carve out new lives abroad, in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere.

“The disappearance of such minorities sets the stage for more radical groups to dominate in society,” said Mr. Johnson of the loss of Christians and Jews in the Middle East. “Religious minorities, at the very least, have a moderating effect.”

Ahmed Abu Zeid, Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, denied the government discriminates against Christians. “The presidency has been keen since day one to treat the Egyptian society as one nation, and one fabric,” he said, adding that the government is doing all it could to protect the minority and fight terror.

President Donald Trump expressed his confidence in President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi’s commitment to protecting his Egyptian population in a call between the leaders last month.

Christian activists in Egypt say Washington’s ally in the war on terror has long discriminated against the minority, with recurring bouts of mob violence directed against Christians by their Muslim neighbors often leading to no arrests or charges in the courts. Christians have been barred from some government jobs, such as the state intelligence services, and laws make it virtually impossible to build or restore churches.

The exodus of Christians from the Mideast started about a century ago, with many heading to the U.S. for jobs as America opened its doors to migrants. Later waves stemmed from conflict, such as Lebanon’s civil war, and from fresh economic hardship, such as the U.S.-led sanctions in the 1990s that hobbled Iraq.

At the start of the 21st century, as wars waned, the oil business flourished in the Gulf region and a financial crisis hit the West, the Christian outflow ebbed.

Then in 2011, the outlook darkened dramatically. What started as hopeful revolutions across the Mideast largely degenerated into strife, civil war and the rise of extremist groups.

The outbreak of Syria’s multisided civil war in 2011 prompted about half of the country’s Christian population of 2.5 million to flee the country, according to Christian charities monitoring the flow. Many escaped to neighboring Lebanon, an anomaly in the region with Christians wielding political power and worshiping freely.

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In Iraq, the instability that started in 2003, when a U.S. invasion toppled Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, deepened more than a decade later when Islamic State took over about one-quarter of the country. Iraqi church officials and the religion’s political representatives say only one-fifth of the country’s Christians remain of the approximately 1.5 million before 2003, according to estimates based on church attendance and voter rolls that identify religion.

Even though Iraqi forces have gained the upper hand over Islamic State, the country’s Christians show no sign of returning to homes they fled.

In northern Iraq, blue and white charter buses crisscross neighborhoods of recently liberated Mosul, returning Muslim families displaced by Islamic State. They drive through Christian areas without stopping. For the first time in nearly two millennia, Iraq’s second-largest city, once a melting pot of ancient religions, lacks a Christian population to speak of.

The Al-Aswad family, a clan of masons who built the city’s houses, churches and mosques and trace their lineage back to the 19th century, vow never to return. They’ve opted to live in the rat-infested refugee camps of Erbil in northern Iraq, where they await updates on their asylum application to Australia.

A Christian charity has given them a small apartment until June, at which point they will have to return to the refugee camps to live in a converted cargo shipping container.

“We call it the cemetery,” said Raghd Al-Aswad, describing how the cargo containers are covered with dark blue tarps to protect against the rain. “It looks like dead bodies stacked side by side with a giant hospital sheet on top of them.”  source

 


 

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When Will Pope Francis And The Roman Catholic Church Apologize For The Slaughter Of Millions Of Christians During The Spanish Inquisition?

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When will Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic Church apologize for the millions of Christians slaughtered during the 300 years of the Spanish Inquisition?

Pope Francis, ruler of the Roman Catholic Church as well as the king of Vatican City, has been on an ‘apology tour’ lately, attempting to placate critics of the Roman Harlot with pretend apologies for past atrocities. If he really meant business, Pope Francis would apologize for 300 years of slaughtering Christians for the crimes of owning a Bible and not worshipping the Roman eucharist. The truth about the Spanish Inquisition has been all but wiped from our collective memory, but thank God for men like historian John Foxe who faithfully recorded those atrocities and put them in a book called Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, a must-read for all true Christians. You will get so much more out of your study of books of like Revelation, Zechariah and Lamentations after reading Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and getting the context.

“And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” Revelation 17:6 (KJB)

For 300 years, the Roman Catholic Church, the true enemy of biblical Christianity, slaughtered millions of Christians by burning them at the stake, tied up while being forced to watch priests and bishops rape their wives and murder their children as they were fed to the flames. Hebrews describes it quite well when it prophetically says “And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;” in Hebrews 11:37,38 (KJB). God’s answer to the Spanish Inquisition was the King James Bible, and everytime you open that Book and hold it in your hands, you are reading a Book literally bathed in blood that countless others gave their life to produce.

Pope Francis apologizes for forced assimilation of Indigenous children at residential schools

FROM CBC: The first day of Pope Francis’s “penitential pilgrimage” began with a heartfelt apology delivered at the site of one of Canada’s largest residential schools and ended eight hours later with blessings and songs at an intimate service in the only designated Indigenous church in Canada.

In a morning event in a First Nation community in central Alberta, Pope Francis apologized for members of the Catholic Church who co-operated with Canada’s “devastating” policy of Indigenous residential schools.

He said the forced assimilation of Indigenous peoples into Christian society destroyed their cultures, severed their families and marginalized generations in ways still being felt today.

“I humbly beg forgiveness for the evil committed by so many Christians against the Indigenous peoples,” Francis told thousands of Indigenous people, including many survivors, who converged on Maskwacis, Alta., about 100 kilometres south of Edmonton

To applause from those gathered, the Pope repeatedly begged forgiveness for actions of the past, supported by many members of the Church, which created the “disastrous error” and “deplorable evil” of residential schools. He said the memories of the children who never returned from residential schools have left him with a sense of “sorrow, indignation and shame.” READ MORE

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They Will Use The COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Religious Exemption’ To Make It Easier To Identify The Body Of Christ When Time Comes For The Camps

Religious Exemption makes rounding up all the unvaccinated Christians to place them in concentration camps on Bill Gates farmland super easy.

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Religious exemptions, once used sparingly around the country to get exempted from various required vaccines, are becoming a much more widely used loophole against the mandated COVID-19 shot.

Christians all across America are right now scrambling for what’s known as a ‘religious exemption’ which will allow them to not have to receive the COVID-19 vaccine injection based on their religious and spiritual beliefs. Christians think this a good thing, but hold on now, this may be exactly what the government is hoping you will do.

“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” Matthew 24:9 (KJB)

Across all of the liberal media news outlets right now, various commentators and pundits are calling for the unvaccinated to be removed from society, to be denied access to food, water, and emergency medical attention. At the highest levels of the American government, the order has already been given to start withholding life-saving medicine to people battling COVID. None of this is fear mongering or speculation, it is happening. Receiving a religious exemption tells the government that you identify with the Body Of Jesus Christ, you are putting yourself on a hit list of your own making. When it comes time for the unvaccinated to be removed, and Bill A416 is pending in New York State right now, rounding up all the unvaccinated Christians to place them in concentration camps located on Bill Gates 240,000 acres of farmland will be just as easy as shooting ducks in a barrel.

“If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?” Jeremiah 12:5 (KJB)

On a related side note, I have been receiving some feedback today about this afternoon’s Prophecy News Podcast, with some saying that I have “gone too far”, and that I am scaring people and should pull back. I would like to reply with the following two thoughts. The smartest thing that Albert Einstein ever came up with was not his Theory of General Relativity, E=mc2, or anything else from that fertile brain. No, the smartest thing that Einstein ever did was to flee Nazi Germany in 1932 while he could still get out. He was smart enough to read the ‘handwriting on the wall’ and do something about it. How about you, Christian? You say you are saved and believe the Bible, if so, then that makes you smarter than Einstein ever was. Don’t get mad at me for telling you the truth of what’s happening, do something about it.

As COVID-19 vaccine mandates rise, religious exemptions grow and that’s a problem

FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions. And in Arkansas, a hospital has been swamped with so many such requests from employees that it is apparently calling their bluff.

Religious objections, once used sparingly around the country to get exempted from various required vaccines, are becoming a much more widely used loophole against the COVID-19 shot. And it is only likely to grow following President Joe Biden’s sweeping new vaccine mandates covering more than 100 million Americans, including executive branch employees and workers at businesses with more than 100 people on the payroll.

The administration acknowledges that a small minority of Americans will use — and some may seek to exploit — religious exemptions. But it said it believes even marginal improvements in vaccination rates will save lives.

It is not clear how many federal employees have asked for a religious exemption, though union officials say there will be many requests. The Labor Department has said an accommodation can be denied if it causes an undue burden on the employer. In the states, mask and vaccine requirements vary, but most offer exemptions for certain medical conditions or religious or philosophical objections. The use of such exemptions, particularly by parents on behalf of their schoolchildren, has been growing over the past decade.

The allowance was enshrined in the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, which says employers must make reasonable accommodations for employees who object to work requirements because of “sincerely held” religious beliefs.

A religious belief does not have to be recognized by an organized religion, and it can be new, unusual or “seem illogical or unreasonable to others,” according to rules laid out by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But it can’t be founded solely on political or social ideas. That puts employers in the position of determining what is a legitimate religious belief and what is a dodge. Many major religious denominations have no objections to the COVID-19 vaccines. But the rollout has prompted heated debates because of the longtime role that cell lines derived from fetal tissue have played, directly or indirectly, in the research and development of various vaccines and medicines.

Roman Catholic leaders in New Orleans and St. Louis went so far as to call Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shot “morally compromised.” J&J has stressed that there is no fetal tissue in its vaccine. Moreover, the Vatican’s doctrine office has said it is “morally acceptable” for Catholics to receive COVID-19 vaccines that are based on research that used cells derived from aborted fetuses. Pope Francis himself has said it would be “suicide” not to get the shot, and he has been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer formula. READ MORE

Biden threatens unvaccinated ‘will pay the price’

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Now The End Begins is your front line defense against the rising tide of darkness in the last Days before the Rapture of the Church

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations. All this is possible because YOU pray for us, YOU support us, and YOU give so we can continue growing.

But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 15,860+ people on our daily mailing list gave $4.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 150,000+ followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 300% of our goal. The same goes for our 15,900 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

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The Demon-Infused Fascists Of ANTIFA Ruthlessly Attack A Public Christian Prayer Gathering In Portland, Howling At The Name Of Jesus Christ

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Shocking video shows ANTIFA members assaulting a group of Christians, including children, who were gathering in Portland, Oregon Saturday for a scheduled prayer event.

Nothing funnier than a group like ANTIFA, fascist to the core, going around spouting nonsense about being “anti-fascist”, you have to be imbecilic to believe that even for a second. But there is nothing funny about violently attacking Christians holding a prayer and preaching service, destroying their equipment and spraying them in the face with chemicals. Interesting thing, when you watch the video of the attack, what sets these devils off is when the name of Jesus is spoken over the PA system. ANTIFA literally begins to howl in rage.

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44 (KJB)

So where is the outrage from the Democrats? Lol, that’s funny. They have no time to deal with actual persecution of Christians by Biden voters when they have much more important things to do like the January 6th Commission. And never you mind, mister, about all that silly $2,000,000,000.00 in damage done by ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter, the 20 people that were murdered and the two women that were raped. That was ‘peaceful protest’, and we won’t be mentioning that again.

‘Ruthless’ ANTIFA Attacks Christians, Children at Prayer Event in Portland, Oregon

FROM CBN NEWS: Journalist Andy Ngo shared a video of the large group carrying shields and weapons as they yelled profanity at the worshippers. The Christians can be heard praying as the ANTIFA members became more aggressive and violent.

A woman attending the event described the group as “ruthless.”

“Antifa just rolled in like an angry mob, started throwing flash bombs at everybody, macing everybody … rotten eggs,” she said. “They threw a flash bomb into a group of kids that were out there from four months old to like 10.”

Another attendee helped Pastor Pawlowski, who was sprayed in the face with mace.

“Walked up to ask them to stop throwing things at the children,” the man explained. “There’s kids down there, I mean they’re toddlers and they sprayed me too.”

Pastor Pawlowski, who leads the Fortress of Adullam Church in Calgary, Canada, gained attention earlier this year for reportedly violating public health restrictions on in-person worship gatherings.

ANTIFA members also destroyed a sound system and other music equipment by throwing it into the Willamette River.

“Where is your god now?” can be heard amongst the chaos.

According to The Post Millennial, the Portland Police Department did not intervene during the incident and would not interact with either group. READ MORE

ANTIFA Attacks A Group of Christians in Portland

Portland, Oregon used to be such a beautiful place to visit, now it’s the epicenter of demonic activity in America, second only to Washington, DC.

Now The End Begins is your front line defense against the rising tide of darkness in the last Days before the Rapture of the Church

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But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 15,860+ people on our daily mailing list gave $4.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 150,000+ followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 300% of our goal. The same goes for our 15,900 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

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