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The Persecution Of Christians
The Obama administration has finally agreed with common sense and said the Christians are subjects of genocide by Muslim terrorists. This is happening, not only in the Middle East, but also in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. The administration has not yet recognized that the African slaughter of Christians as genocide, it has only recognized it in the Middle East. It is appalling that it has taken so long for this administration to admit the obvious.
It is also appalling how this administration is handling terrorism around the world. They will not even call it “Islamic terrorism. They even go to great pains to avoid calling it terrorism. When something happens they only admit it is terrorism when the must do so. Do they really think that it will stop if we stop calling it what it is?
What We Know
World Watch List has a program called Open Door. This is the go to organization for news sources concerning Christian persecution. Open Door collects the information from missionaries and other sources around the world and compiles a registry of this.
I believe it is impossible for them to know all of the atrocities that are happening in Syria because we don’t have anyone on the ground to give us the information. This is why Syria is not at the top of their list of atrocities. We will probably only learn the truth after everything settles down over there, if it ever does.
The real problem is what we don’t know. It is like when Nazism was in power, they hid, as best they could, the mass graves and the gas chambers from the West. It was only when the war was over that we discovered the millions that had been killed. Some, even to this day, deny that it ever happened.
The year 2014 was the worst year of Christian persecution since they have started compiling the records. We have the 20115 report, which I highly recommend you take a close look at. It will break your heart. Here are the top 10 nations for persecution of Christians:
- North Korea
When we talk about persecution, we are not just talking about death. We are talking about persecution that comes through harassment, beatings, vandalism and imprisonment. This is why North Korea is still number one. It is a country with 24 million people and has 300,000 Christians, many of whom are in hard labor camps simply because they are Christians.
It is the Communist dictatorship that is behind this. Socialism is only a step away from Communism, and it surprises me that we have an open socialist running for president of the United States.
The United Nations and international law says that people are to be allowed to worship according their conscious.
Iraq is number 2, largely because of the Islamic State, which our President says is not Islamic. ISIS calls itself Islamic, everyone who is part of it is a Muslim and they do everything in the name of Allah, yet they are somehow not Islamic according to Obama. This is just one of the things that has Americans upset with our government.
We should be concerned about Pakistan because it is a nuclear power. If this country falls to the fundamentalists we are in real trouble.
If you look closely at the list you will find that the vast majority of them are Islamic nations. I only see 5 out of the 50 on the list who are not Islamic states. We know that there is a lot of Christian persecution in China, but China only comes in at number 33.
It is hard to deny that Islam is the root of the problem. I want to say again that the problem is not the Muslims, they only do what they do because of Islam. Islam dictates that as long as there are unbelievers Muslims are to continue swinging the sword.
What Should We Be Dong?
We usually look at Proverbs 31 for the great example of a godly woman, but that is not all it deals with.
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. (Proverbs 31:8-9)
If people are appointed to destruction, if they are under persecution, they are needy. We are to open our mounts and plead their cause. We are to let the light of righteousness shine and reveal the horrors that are happening to our Christian brothers and sisters. If you were the one suffering I know you would hope there was someone who cared and was willing to do something about this persecution. Let’s not be silent. Let’s stand up and speak out against this genocide and condemn it.
We need to do all we can to get our government more involve in fighting against this horror.