Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I will be addressing an issue that everyone needs to understand. And, do everything they can to change.
Recently, on Facebook (FB) a friend shared an article and video by cbn.com/cbnnews/world entitled, Recant or Else: Saeed Faces New Psychological Torture. Here is a link for you to read and watch/listen: http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2015/April/Iranian-Prison-Guards-Torment-American-Pastor/?cpid=:ID:-1039-:DT:-2015-04-17-10:19:15-:US:-AB1-:CN:-CP1-:PO:-NC1-:ME:-SU1-:SO:-FB1-:SP:-NW1-:PF:-VI1-.
Is pastor Saeed Abedini the only Christian imprisoned by Muslims? No.
Even so, he and everyone else needs to be released. Please pray about this. Thank you. May God bless you!
Also, recently on Facebook (FB), I found links informing us about how a group of Ethiopian Christians were murdered.
Some were shot. Others, were beheaded.
Here are the links, posted online by various media groups:
* dailymail.co.uk's post is entitled, ISIS behead and shoot Ethiopian Christians on the beach: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3045711/Slaughter-beach-ISIS-behead-shoot-Ethiopian-Christians-sickening-new-propaganda-video.html. There is a video on this one.
* israelnationnews.com's post is entitled, ISIS Video Shows Two-Mass Executions of Christians in Libya: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/194255#.VTPhtptFDIV.
* theblaze.com's post is entitled, Islamic State Releases New Video That Appears to Show Christians Being Beheaded on the Beach: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/19/islamic-state-releases-new-video-that-appears-to-show-christians-being-beheaded-on-the-beach/.
* Aljazeera.com's post is entitled, ISIL claims massacre of Ethiopian Christians in Libya: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2015/04/isil-claims-massacre-ethiopian-christians-libya-150419104309814.html.
Are you wondering why I shared so many links with you, about that incident?
It's because in the past, I have sometimes been persecuted for posting a link similar to these. Some people have thought that since it isn't being supported by groups around the world, that it may not be true.
Well, it must be true.
If it wasn't, why would so many countries, like U.K, Israel, USA, and even Qatar (an Arab country, in the Middle East) post online?
After all, they are wanting to speak up/out. And, spread truth.
I've had some people tell me they don't believe our lives are at risk, due to Islam.
I've never said our lives were at risk, now. At least, not at the moment.
However, if Islam keeps growing, there will come a day, when we, here in N. America, may experience similar situations, where Christians and/or other infidels... non-Muslims, will be murdered.
At the moment, their numbers are not large enough to get away with doing this, here in N. America. But, time may change that. If not for you, possibly for your children and/or grand-children.
Would you want your family members to go through that evil persecution? I know I wouldn't.
This is why I believe we need to stand up. Speak out. And speak truth. Especially, in a loving way.
Just as our Lord said, in Zechariah 8:16-17, "These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:
17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the Lord."
He may have said this about what He wanted done in Jerusalem. However, does this mean He wouldn't say the same thing to us, who live elsewhere?
I believe He wants us to know and understand what is happening in the world, today.
I believe He wants us to educate others, to know and understand what may happen in the future, here in Canada and in other western countries. Much like what is happening in countries where Islam has killed off so many infidels (unbelievers in Islam) that they have total control over where they are located, like many countries in Africa.
For sure, He told us to preach the gospel to all the creatures of the earth.
My friend, if you're not used to doing this, pray about it. And, begin doing this in obedience to Him.
By preaching the gospel, and planting seeds for Christ, you be blessed for being obedient. But, you will also be blessed for helping lead many to receive salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.
After all, each and every one of us needs to gain salvation, before our lives end here on earth. There is no way to change things, later.
By doing work for Him in this manner, people will be able to lead their family and friends to realize they need salvation, too. Once they do, many will come to Christ, receive forgiveness, and salvation!
Please know that I pray already, about this situation. And, will continue to pray for you.
Until next time...
If you would like to comment, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org