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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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June 13 2016 By dvirtue Governments need to recognise that Muslims are converting to Christianity and fleeing as refugees to the West

Trinity Church in Steglitz, Berlin has seen its congregation grow from 150 to nearly 700 in the last two years and another Berlin church has seen its congregation grow by more than 300. In both cases much of the growth is from former Muslims who have come to Christ. While at the end of last month a church in Hamburg baptised more than 80 former Muslims from Iran and Afghanistan. Similarly, in the UK Liverpool Cathedral now hosts a Sunday afternoon worship service in Farsi.

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May 17 2016 By dvirtue ISIS did not drop from the sky

There are many factors behind the emergence of the phenomenon of Islamic violence, including political, economic, social and psychological ones, and the most important of these is the "intellectual" factor resulting from the interpretation of texts of the Qur'ān and the hadith, in addition to many concepts and fatwas contained in works of fiqh and the Islamic tradition.

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, May 03 2016 By dvirtue Open Doors demands action on behalf of persecuted Christians in Nigeria

The Rev'd Samuel Dali, President of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, says: "We want the Church worldwide to recognise that this is not just our problem. It is the problem of the whole body of Christ... Dozens of our churches have already been completely razed down and many pastors killed while others have fled along with their members. If the situation does not stop, there is a real danger of eliminating churches in north-eastern Nigeria."

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