The day before I obtained the message I shared with you last week, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I had received another message from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).
On January 15th, 2016 here is the message I received from ACLJ (again, I copied and pasted it):
Last year was the worst year for Christian persecution on record.
A new horrifying report details the unimaginable extent of Christian persecution. It confirms that at least 7,000 Christians were slaughtered last year alone.
Even worse, in the last several years between 1 and 1.8 million Christians have been forced to flee or die in Iraq and Syria. In Iraq, less than 20% of its Christian population remains.
ISIS - the Islamic State - is waging a genocide against our brothers and sisters in Christ like the world has never seen.
It's our duty to defend them.
As Christians are being massacred, the Obama Administration refuses to grant them key international legal protections - denying the genocide as they are driven from their homes to die. We're fighting back.
We've filed critical legal briefs in international courts and are aggressively working in Congress to provide Christians vital legal protections.
Christians struggling to survive desperately need your voice.
Sign Our Petition: Recognize the Genocide; Protect Christians.
ACLJ Chief Counsel
I realize that not everyone believes we need to speak up. But, I do.
I believe we need to, because God has shown us in so many parts of the Bible that we need to love others, as ourselves.
Thinking of this, made me think of Proverbs 31: 9, "Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy."
Yes, I realize it was not our Lord, Jesus Christ who said this. However, God has provided words from other people, that will help us to know what to do... for others. And, for Him.
We definitely need to open our mouths, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Yes, here in Canada, we have many who are poor and needy. Just as countries all over the world have.
However, we have brothers and sisters in Christ, who are not just being persecuted for their faith. They are being starved, abused, raped, sold into sex-slavery and even murdered... mainly by Muslims, in the Middle East.
My friend, please do what you can.
Do whatever you can to help those in need.
May God bless you...
Until next time...
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