INDONESIAN BELIEVERS LEARN TO EXTEND GOD’S LOVE TO PERSECUTORS


LOVING MUSLIM NEIGHBORS

Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors as ourselves. But for the Indonesian church—who is surrounded by Muslim communities—this is a difficult task.

While most Indonesian Muslims are friendly and tolerant, a small group of fundamentalists has been persistently spreading radical views and gaining followers. In places where extremism has taken hold, “neighbors” frequently show their hatred toward the saints.

In such a scenario, Open Doors is there to encourage Christians to love, bless and reach out to Muslims in Indonesia through the Islamic Awareness Seminar. The seminar, typically attended by 40 to 60 believers from various churches and ministries, imparts knowledge on Islamic movement in the country and provides simple steps to approach their Muslim neighbors.

To do the latter, however, Christians need to look at Muslims differently and remove their phobia of Islam—which is not easy when one feels threatened by them. “On Friday Islamic prayer, the preacher often claims that Christians are infidels,” says a Bible School officer who heard the provocation from the local mosque’s loudspeakers…. read more

  1. –>Loving Your Enemies
  2. –>Are You Running From Your Enemy
  3. –>Enemy, Enemies

Church Trusting To Rebuild After Attack – Donations Are Welcomed


In January, Katira Church of Eastern Uganda suffered an attack. Since that time many have been praying for answers to the whereabouts of Moses Mutasa, and eight other Christians who were still missing. { Details} Church Attack

I first learned of Moses Mutasa a few years back through Abba Fathers International Fellowship. Moses distributed the Jesus Came To Heal The Brokenhearted tracts, and called the prayer line to share testimonies. I remember the urgency in his voice to reach souls through the Gospel.

The Lord works in mysterious ways, and Pastor David Kissame of the Iganga Center agreed to investigate the situation at Katira Church. In his report he stated that he traveled to the Village Katiro, in Budaka District. Local villagers were reluctant to share information, and it took nearly 4 hours to locate Reverend Mus Mukenye, who is head of Katira Church.

David was taken to the church were the attack took place that evening. Reverend Mukenye testified that a mob of Muslim men surrounding the church, and as they attempted to lock themselves inside the church, these men removed the metal sheets to gain access inside… read more and to give

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Lord we pray for Katira Church of Eastern Uganda. We ask that you provide them Lord all their needs. Rebuild their hearts, minds and souls Lord. Let them know you hear them and that you Love them. They need you Lord! May their hearts cry out to you! Lord heal their land and give them peace in Jesus name Amen!

WAR, TERRORISM, AND THE CHRISTIAN EXODUS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST


St. George Church in Tanta, Egypt, after a suicide bombing on April 9th.A decade ago, I spent Easter in Damascus. Big chocolate bunnies and baskets of pastel eggs decorated shop windows in the Old City. Both the Catholic and Orthodox Easters were celebrated, and all Syrians were given time off for both three-day holidays on sequential weekends. I stopped in the Umayyad Mosque, which was built in the eighth century and named after the first dynasty to lead the Islamic world. The head of John the Baptist is reputedly buried in a large domed sanctuary—although claims vary—on the mosque’s grounds. Muslims revere John as the Prophet Yahya, the name in Arabic. Because of his birth to a long-barren mother and an aged father, Muslim women who are having trouble getting pregnant come to pray at his tomb. I watched as Christian tourists visiting the shrine mingled with Muslim women.

At least half of Syria’s Christians have fled since then. The flight is so pronounced that, in 2013, Gregory III, the Melkite Patriarch of Antioch, Alexandria, and Jerusalem, wrote an open letter to his flock: “Despite all your suffering, stay here! Don’t emigrate!”… read more

“I asked if he thought Christians had a future in the Middle East. “No! No!” he said. “By 2020, most Christians will have left Iraq.”

Christians Homes Set on Fire in Muslim Mob Attacks on Believers in Egypt


Three homes were burned down and eight Christians were injured when a Muslim mob attacked a Christian community in the town of Kom el-Loufy in Upper Egypt while on their way home from a prayer gathering, a leading persecution watchdog has reported.

According to International Christian Concern, eyewitnesses have said that a large group of radical Muslims attacked the Christian community last Thursday — one day before Good Friday — soon after Christians held a prayer service at a local Christian man’s home.

The witnesses recalled that the attack occurred around 10 a.m. as the worship service was letting out.

“Then, a mob of Muslims gathered and began to attack us and our homes,” an unnamed witness detailed. “They hurled stones at our homes and set fire on three houses owned by Christians named Issa Saroufim, Marris Botros and his father, Faris Faris.”… read more

Video News – Our World will Never be The Same After This…


Our world is changing quickly! Elementary shooting, Attack on Christians, ISIS attacks churches on Holy week… and so forth.

Christians are the number one religion that is being persecuted world wide. Why do they hate Christians so much? Why not any other religion? What is it that makes them so angry about Christianity?

Why do they hate Christians so much?
John 15:24 AMP If I had not done among them the works (attesting miracles) which no one else [ever] did, they would not have [the guilt of their] sin; but now [the fact is that] they have both seen [these works] and have hated Me [and continue to hate Me] and My Father as well.

John 17:14 AMP I have given to them Your word [the message You gave Me]; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world and do not belong to the world, just as I am not of the world and do not belong to it.

Why not any other religion?
Hebrews 4:12 AMP For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Matthew 24:35 AMP Heaven and earth [as now known] will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

What is it that makes them so angry about Christianity?
Exodus 3:14 AMP God said to Moses, “I Am Who I Am”; and He said, “You shall say this to the Israelites, ‘I Am has sent me to you.’”

Christianity is the only religion that you cannot earn your way by works. Our God died for us.

We pray for you! If your lost and do not know who Jesus is please visit our Coming to Christ page.