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July 29 2017 By dvirtue Hundreds of Muslims converting to Christianity in Finland, churches say

Converts hail from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq. As many as 20 Afghani men are enrolled in 'pre-confirmation' teaching on the Christian faith at the Tainionkoski parish centre in Imatra, Eastern Finland. Students are assisted by a New Testament in the Dari language, the variety of Persian spoken in Afghanistan. A Dari interpreter is also on hand via Skype to support the teaching given in English.

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June 22 2017 By dvirtue Evangelism, Iranian Style

As recent US foreign policy decisions about Iran made news headlines, I caught up with Shariat by email to hear his thoughts about this year's travel bans, Iran's next generation of Christian leaders, and the work of Iran Alive.

The Iranian church is seeing explosive growth, despite every effort to silence it. How is this?

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April 30 2017 By dvirtue Former Muslim Nonie Darwish's Crusade Against Islam

Comparing her 30 years in Egypt with her life after immigrating to the United States in 1978, Darwish notes recent efforts to replace the term "Judeo-Christian" with "Abrahamic.

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April 06 2017 By dvirtue Christian Persecution in China on the Rise: Report

Now, China Aid’s Annual Persecution Report for 2016 found that incidents of Christian persecution rose about 20 percent on the previous year, while the number of Christians imprisoned went up by nearly 150 percent. Officials with the Chinese Communist Party, which is officially atheist, also called for the forced demolition of churches and removal of church crosses.

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March 28 2017 By dvirtue JOS, Nigeria: Anglican Archbishop urges Government to defend Christians against Fulani terror

While the Boko Haram insurrgency still dominates the northeast, Fulani cattle herdsmen are still devastating Christian communities in Southern Kaduna and parts of Plateau State, in central regions of Nigeria, taking over farmlands and displacing thousands of people from communities.

"The Nigerian government is yet to effectively address the menace of the Fulani terror group," the Venerable Dauda Yakubu, a resident in Gidan Waya, said.

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January 12 2017 By dvirtue 'Thousands Of Muslims Turning To Christ In Middle East Amid Bloodshed, Persecution'

"Some of our Middle Eastern broadcasters have shared testimonies [about many turning to Christ] with us, which they hear directly from listeners when visiting there...."

VOMC made clear that that amid war and Islamic attacks in the region, "God has been very faithful." The group added there are "strong Christian believers remaining" in the Middle East "and tremendous growth is taking place in the lives of new believers who were Muslims."

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September 17 2016 By dvirtue Swedish church leaders oppose support for persecuted Christians

The Church of Sweden's campaign against the "My cross" initiative has led Dr Ann Heberlein, a lecturer in Theology at Lund University to accuse it of effectively replacing Christianity with Humanism. In a newspaper article commenting on the church's stance she suggested that:

"The leadership of the Church of Sweden no longer wants to lead a Christian community; they want to lead a general ethical association for humanistic values of the most vulgar kind."

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September 15 2016 By dvirtue Dialogue with extremists -- what are the boundaries?

In following the Christian calling of peace making, will informed Christians in the UK come to the same conclusion as Lambeth Palace: that even the two Pakistani clerics, Muhammad Naqib ur Rehman and Hassan Haseeb ur Rehman who hailed the murderer of Salman Taseer as an Islamic Martyr, should be welcomed to Lambeth and treated as religious leaders?

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August 15 2016 By dvirtue ISRAEL'S NEXT HEZBOLLAH WAR

Stern elaborated that Hezbollah's state sponsor Iran has "supplied its favorite terrorist organization with other top-of-the-line weaponry," including advanced Russian-made anti-tank and anti-ship missiles and air defense systems.

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Consider the following sayings of the Lord to the Seven Churches of Asia: - "This you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate" (Revelation 2.6). "I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam..." (2.14). "Nevertheless, I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezabel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants" (2.20).

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