By Turin-based Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR).. 2016 was the most brutal year to be a Christian in modern history. In the last twelve months, some 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith around the world, according to a new study from the Turin-based Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR). (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘christianity’
By David Pawson.. Habakkuk was one of the lesser known prophets of the Southern Kingdom of Judah during the Babylonian invasion around 621-609 B.C.. David Pawson says in this week’s video (The Challenge of Islam to Christians – Part 1) that the contents of the Book of Habakkuk is one of the most relevant parts of the whole Bible for the situation of which we are in, in Western society today. (more…)
ECI Conference Calls for Immediate EU Action for Persecuted Religious Minorities in the Middle East and a Stop to Anti-Semitism in Europe
By ECI.. The European Coalition for Israel has issued a joint statement to the incoming President of the European Council and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, calling for immediate action in support of the persecuted religious minorities in Syria and Iraq and for a coherent strategy against the surge of anti-Semitism in Europe. EU High Representative, Federica Mogherini, took office on November 1 and the incoming President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, will assume office on December 1. (more…)
By Yechiel Eckstein.. Lag B’Omer is supposed to be a day of joy, celebration, and spiritual renewal. But there is little to celebrate for the Jews of Ukraine, who live now in a country where conflict, lack of order, and the threat of war have become daily realities. (more…)
By Harald Eckert.. If it is already difficult for many Bible reading Christians to discover “Israel” in the New Testament, it must certainly be difficult for even more to discover “the nations” in the New Testament, with the possible exception of the Great Commission. For me, it was a long process before I recognized the connections outlined below. (more…)
By Lance Lambert.. This is Lance Lambert speaking, and this is my January 2014 Update. 2014 is a year of crisis for the Middle East, and for Israel in particular. I will seek to cover a number of matters in this Update. The events of the last months have been important and vital for those who intercede for Israel and the Middle East. These are the matters and events I will seek to cover: The passing of Ariel Sharon; secondly, the total disarray of Israel’s neighbors; thirdly, the incredible failure of the Middle East foreign policy of the United States; fourthly, the so‐called “Peace process” between Israel and the PA [Palestinian Authority]; fifthly, the interim agreement, between the five‐plus‐one nations, and Iran; sixthly, the growing paganization of the Western nations and the results; seventhly, the return of the tribe of Manasseh. (more…)
By John Hinderaker.. At Commentary, Evelyn Gordon writes that Christianity has replaced Judaism as the world’s most persecuted religion:
In recent months, a new consensus has emerged: For the first time in millennia, Judaism has lost its title as the world’s most persecuted religion; today, that dubious honor goes to Christianity. “Christians are targeted more than any other body of believers,” wrote Rupert Shortt in a 54-page report for the London-based Civitas institute in December, which meticulously documented their persecution on a country-by-country basis. (more…)
By Rev Willem J.J.Glashouwer.. The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through [or: in] you.” (Genesis 12:1-3) (more…)
By Zach Pontz.. Christianity and anti-Semitism are incompatible, the Pope told a group of Jewish community members Saturday (October 12, 2013) during a meeting at the Vatican, the Catholic News Agency reported.
“It’s a contradiction that a Christian is anti-Semitic: His roots are Jewish,” the Pontiff told an audience that included the Chief Rabbi of Rome, the President of the Jewish Community of Rome and the President of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities. “A Christian cannot be anti-Semitic! Let Anti-Semitism be banished from the heart and life of every man and every woman!” (more…)
By Aviel Schneider.. “Abraham was not a Jew,” insisted Arab Knesset member Ibrahim Sarsur, party leader of the United Arab List, in a statement released to the Israeli media last week.
Sarsur was responding to a recent assertion by Jewish Knesset members Naftali Bennett and Uri Ariel, both of the Jewish Home party, that Israel’s claim to Jerusalem and to Judea-Samaria (the so-called “West Bank”) is backed up by the Bible. “This claim brings against Israel half a billion Muslims and the entire Christian world,” charged Sarsur. (more…)