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Afghan Muslims Threatening to Kill Christian Converts in European Refugee Camps: Report

Written by | November 30, 2016 | 0
  (Photo: Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)A stranded Iranian woman cries as she embraces a colleague who just had his mouth sewed shut during a protest at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni November 26, 2015. Countries along the Balkan route taken by hundreds of thousands of migrants seeking refuge in western Europe last week began filtering the flow, granting passage only to those fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Christian refugees in migrant camps across Europe are speaking out against the persecution they face at the hands of Muslims who are targeting converts from Islam. BosNewsLife featured several stories of Christians who are speaking about their treatment in camps across Europe, with one group of believers stating in a letter

Bones of 4th Century Christian Saint Survive ISIS’ Destruction of Syrian Church

Written by | November 30, 2016 | 0
  (Photo: Reuters/Ahmed Saad)Iraqi Christians attend mass at Mar George Chaldean Church in Baghdad, March 1, 2015. Iraqi Christians say they have no intention of leaving the country despite the recent abduction of over 100 Assyrian Christians by the Islamic State. Christians returning home to the Syrian town of Al Qaryatayn have said that even though the Islamic State terror group destroyed the monastery of fourth century saint Mar Elian, his relics survived, and will be restored. “In Mar Elian, we have always hoped to welcome everyone. Mar Elian was really a sign of hope for the Syrian people,” Father Jacques Mourad, a priest who was previously captured by IS, told Prince Charles Decries ‘Unbearable Misery’ of Christians Suffering in Syria “Everything

Fastest-Growing Churches Have Modern Worship, Teach Literal Interpretation of the Bible: Study

Written by | November 30, 2016 | 0
A Canadian study has found that Mainline Protestant churches that have both modern worship services and teach a literal interpretation of the Bible grow faster.   (Photo: Reuters/John Gress)A parishioner cries as he signs a song of worship in the 7,000-seat Willow Creek Community church during a Sunday service in South Barrington, Illinois, November 20, 2005. Institutions like Willow Creek and Houston’s Lakewood Church, each drawing 20,000 or more on a weekend, offer not just a vast, shared attraction but a path that tries to link individuals on a faith-sustaining one-to-one level beyond the crowd, observers and worshipers say. The Canadian researchers who authored the study, “Theology Matters: Comparing the Traits of Growing and Declining Mainline Protestant Church Attendees

Texas Presbyterian Megachurch Votes to Leave PCUSA for Conservative ECO

Written by | November 30, 2016 | 0
A Texas megachurch has approved a measure to seek dismissal from the Presbyterian Church (USA) and to join the theologically conservative Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians.   (Photo: FPC)First Presbyterian Church of Houston, Texas. Earlier this month, the approximately 3,000-member congregation of First Presbyterian Church of Houston passed a resolution to leave the PCUSA nearly three years after a similar proposal narrowly failed. Celeste Lanier, director of communications for FPC Houston, told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday that the recent decision to leave PCUSA was based on the vote the congregation took in February 2014. In February 2014, FPC Houston held a vote on a proposal seeking dismissal. In order to pass, the measure needed a two-thirds majority. Of

Islamic Movement Officials Arrested

Written by | November 28, 2016 | 0
“Hashem preserveth all them that love Him; but all the wicked will He destroy.” Psalms 145:20 (The Israel Bible™)   A view of the Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock from Mount Scopus (Andrew McIntire/TPS) Four members of the Islamic Movement were indicted in the Nazareth District Court Sunday on charges of illegal assembly and money laundering. They were charged with funding and supporting Mourabition activities and with involvement in a banned organization. The security agencies also said that several senior officials of the Islamic Movement have been detained in recent months. The arrests follow a government decision in November, 2015 to ban the Islamic Movement, a move which led to the closure of a long list of institutions associated with the Movement, including the Mourabitoun

ISIS Militants Are the ‘Grandson of Satan’: Christian Survivors Find Iraq Church Turned Into Military Base

Written by | November 28, 2016 | 0
As Iraqi forces’ battle for Mosul lingers on, survivors from nearby Christian areas that have been liberated are returning to find their places of worship desecrated, just as a historic church building in the town of Keramlis on the Nineveh Plains had been converted into a military-style base with tunnels constructed under it. Santa Barbara church in Keramlis, an ancient Assyrian town about 18 miles southeast of Mosul, now has tons of rubble and earth piled on it and a network of tunnels dug under it, according to BBC, which visited Christian areas in Iraq. Iraqi Christian Teen Recreating Ancient Assyrian Art Destroyed by ISIS Militants from Islamic State, a Sunni terror group also known as IS, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, had been using the church building as a military-style base,

Iraqi Christians Fear Future Persecution in Post-ISIS Iraq (Interview)

Written by | November 28, 2016 | 0
(Photo: Reuters/Azad Lashkari)Iraqi Christians take part in a procession to erect a new cross over the Mar Korkeis church, after the original cross was destroyed by Islamic State militants, in the town of Bashiqa, Iraq, November 19, 2016. WASHINGTON — Iraqi Christians are uncertain if they will be included in negotiations deciding the power structure of a post-Islamic State northern Iraq, an Iraqi Christian human rights activist told The Christian Post. Although Iraqi-led coalition forces are fighting to liberate Mosul and many Christian villages in the Nineveh Plains from IS (also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh), much uncertainty remains about what the future will look like for Iraqi Christians in their ancient homelands. Even though IS is being driven out of the area, many

Bishop Eddie Long Reportedly In Hospital With Life Threatening Illness

Written by | November 28, 2016 | 0
By Victor Ochieng Not long ago, Bishop Eddie Long released a video in which he explained his sudden weight loss. In the video, he noted that he had chosen to eat healthy. However, the man of God wasn’t looking good at all. In fact, instead of making someone want to follow suit, his looks would only make people want to stay away from his new found regimen. Before he even released the video, many people, including his congregants, had started questioning his health status. “People are asking, ‘Bishop, what happened to all of you?’ Well, all of me has melted away!” he explained in the Facebook video. Contrary to his assertions, news now has it that the bishop is sick. The 63-year-old Bishop of the Lithonia, Georgia-based New Birth Missionary Baptist Church was reportedly admitted

Charles Barkley’s Comments At A Baltimore Church Sparks Criticism

Written by | November 28, 2016 | 0
By Victor Ochieng TNT, like several other stations, give high profile Black celebrities platforms to articulate issues on race. And this time, the station gave sports analyst Charles Barkley its “The Race Card” series so he could talk about race and police brutality in America. However, what came out of his Baltimore tour proved that the former basketball sensation is completely out of touch with the challenges African Americans are facing. Barkley was at a Baltimore church with the mission of bridging the gap between the Black community and the police, all in a bid to foster a better working relationship between the two factions. Unfortunately, Barkley took the whole time to side with the police, even going as far as belittling the mother of the Black man who was choked by police

Is It True – The Word Network Will Be Pulled In 24 Regions?

Written by | November 28, 2016 | 0
By Victor Ochieng Word has it that communications company, Comcast, is scheduled to pull “The Word Network” from 24 regions across the United States. Although the plan hasn’t been confirmed, the rumor has sent some jitters among those who enjoy watching programs on the platform. Should “The Word Network” be pulled, there will be a negative impact on many minority communities that rely on it for their spiritual nourishment. This is especially so because most prime television channels don’t air minority community church services. This is in spite of the fact that millions of people mainly rely on televangelists and other Christian programs for their spiritual edification. The idea of shutting down the network in some locations hasn’t gone down well with many, and they’ve