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America's War on God

America's War on God | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it

More evident than America's war on terror is a concerted effort to push God and His laws of morality out of the country's civic and personal life. Are you alert to the fight being waged? What side do you come down on?

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Christian Persecution Rising as 75 Percent of World's Population Lacks Religious Freedom

Christian Persecution Rising as 75 Percent of World's Population Lacks Religious Freedom | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
Persecution of Christians is getting worse as up to 75 percent of the world's population now lives without religious freedom, European Union's special envoy Jan Figel said, marking the International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day this week.
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A Rough Road Ahead for Religious Liberty, World Missions

A Rough Road Ahead for Religious Liberty, World Missions | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
It’s been a rough few years for religious liberty, the global church, and world missions, to say the least. Unfortunately, the road ahead looks even rougher.
Bob the Berean's insight:
The road to kingdom glory often winds through long stretches of kingdom oppression. "If it will come to it, it’s not going to stop us from worshiping and sharing our faith, The Great Commission isn’t just for a time of freedom.”

USCIRF 2016 Report on International Religious Freedom http://www.uscirf.gov/sites/default/files/USCIRF%202016%20Annual%20Report.pdf
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China demands churches' tithes, donations

China demands churches' tithes, donations | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
The communist government of China’s Zhejiang Province is enforcing a new law that demands numerous churches to turn over all of their tithes and donations to state authorities.
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Russia Moves to Tighten Counterterror Law; Rights Activists See Threat to Freedoms

Russia Moves to Tighten Counterterror Law; Rights Activists See Threat to Freedoms | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
Measures approved by the lower house of Parliament include a prison term for failing to report a planned terrorist act, as well as restrictions on religious activities.
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CounterTerrorism measure now includes anti-religious freedom component. #5thSeal #YarovayaLaw

The bill, which must be approved by the upper chamber and signed by President Vladimir V. Putin, also banned proselytizing, preaching and praying outside officially recognized religious institutions, among other measures.
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Muslims burn Catholics alive in Nigeria

Muslims burn Catholics alive in Nigeria | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
The shameful U.S. media is asleep at the wheel again. I was gut punched and reminded yet again of the horrifying truth of Islam and its tactics worldwide.
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Thirty-year Christian Worker Fired After Opposing “Gay Marriage”

Thirty-year Christian Worker Fired After Opposing “Gay Marriage” | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
Every liberal, Progressive agenda — homosexual marriage, abortion, anti-bullying edicts, the marginalization of Judeo-Christian beliefs, etc. — has a societal price: We count the costs and ask whether the changes are worth the price.
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The time is coming and now is when Christian beliefs will be called into question. If we do not go along with the narrative, we will be persecuted. Stand fast. Our Deliverer is coming!
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Persecution Of Christians Continues At Alarming Rate Worldwide

Persecution Of Christians Continues At Alarming Rate Worldwide | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
Despite the State Department labeling ISIS actions genocide, world inaction means Christians are in for more persecution
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ISIS Genocide Against Christians, Yazidis? European Parliament Recognizes Islamic State Targeting Religious Minorities

ISIS Genocide Against Christians, Yazidis? European Parliament Recognizes Islamic State Targeting Religious Minorities | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
In a vote Thursday, the multinational body unanimously labeled the terror group's targeting of Christians and Yazidis as a war crime.
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Oregon gunman singled out Christians during rampage

Oregon gunman singled out Christians during rampage | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
A gunman singled out Christians, telling them they would see God in “one second,” during a rampage at an Oregon college Thursday that left at least nine innocent people dead and several more wounde...
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Outrage against Christians: Public schools in US shun Christianity, welcome Islam

Outrage against Christians: Public schools in US shun Christianity, welcome Islam | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
Christians are up in arms against what they perceive to be a radical and sudden transformation of the American public school system where Christianity is being eased out of children's education and replaced with Islamic "indoctrination."
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Chick-fil-A blocked from Denver airport for now

Chick-fil-A blocked from Denver airport for now | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
A committee of the Denver City Council has stalled what was expected to be routine approval of a Chick-fil-A restaurant at the Denver International Airport after at least four council members expressed disapproval of the company's alleged opposition to same-sex marriage.
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Belfast Pastor on Trial for Offending Islam

Belfast Pastor on Trial for Offending Islam | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
Pastor McConnell's prosecution is one of a growing number of examples in which British authorities -- who routinely ignore incendiary speech by Muslim extremists -- are using hate speech laws to silence Christians. "I think this is an important issue of
Bob the Berean's insight:

Freedom of speech isn't only for polite persons of mild disposition airing their views within government-policed parameters.

 

"Islam is allowed to come to this country, Islam is allowed to worship in this country, Islam is allowed to preach in this country and they preach hate.... We are persecuted in Islam if we stand for Jesus Christ." — Pastor James McConnell.

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To fight 'oppression,' campus posters tell Christian students to check their privilege - The College Fix

To fight 'oppression,' campus posters tell Christian students to check their privilege - The College Fix | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
Posters denounce 'Christian privilege
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Christian Leader Arrested in Russia as Law Banning Evangelism Outside of Churches Goes Into Effect

Christian Leader Arrested in Russia as Law Banning Evangelism Outside of Churches Goes Into Effect | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
The first reports of Christian leaders being arrested in Russia following the passing of new anti-terrorism laws that ban evangelism outside of churches have started coming in.
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Serving Persecuted Christians Worldwide - Open Doors USA

Serving Persecuted Christians Worldwide - Open Doors USA | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
Open Doors serves persecuted Christians worldwide in more than 60 countries, empowering and equipping Christians who are suffering for their beliefs.
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End Time Persecution Is Here: Russia Just Banned Evangelism And China Has Torn Down 1000s Of Crosses

End Time Persecution Is Here: Russia Just Banned Evangelism And China Has Torn Down 1000s Of Crosses | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
We always knew that this was coming. For years, the horrifying persecution of Christians in the Middle East has made headlines all over the globe, but now we
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The law authorizes the police to arrest people suspected of violating 'generally accepted norms of social behavior,' thereby giving authorities another weapon to use against disfavored groups, including religious organizations. #5thSeal #YarovayaLaw
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Report on freedom of religion shows horrific persecution of Christians worldwide

Report on freedom of religion shows horrific persecution of Christians worldwide | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
A horrific catalogue of human rights abuses of Christians and other believers is listed in the latest freedom of religion or belief report from the European Union.
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Churches fight back against Iowa bid to silence biblical views on sexuality, gender identity

Churches fight back against Iowa bid to silence biblical views on sexuality, gender identity | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
Two churches are fighting back against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission after the agency issued an interpretation of state law that could bar churches from expressing biblical views on sexuality and gender identity -- even from the Sunday pulpit.
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BIBLE TRANSLATORS MURDERED

BIBLE TRANSLATORS MURDERED | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
I’ve always had a lot of respect and appreciation for the Wycliffe Bible translators. We knew a couple of them in Ghana 35 years ago.   They were from England and had devoted their lives to a small corner of Ghana, where they learned the local language, developed a written form of it and then proceeded…
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Cops cite preacher for ‘offending’ student

Cops cite preacher for ‘offending’ student | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it

An Orwellian nightmare became a reality for an evangelical preacher this week when a cop near the University of Texas at Austin issued him a “disorderly conduct” citation for “offending” a student.

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12 Christians Brutally Executed By ISIS Refused to Renounce Name of Christ, Died Praying, Reciting Lord's Prayer

12 Christians Brutally Executed By ISIS Refused to Renounce Name of Christ, Died Praying, Reciting Lord's Prayer | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
Twelve Christians have been brutally executed by the Islamic State, including the 12-year-old son of a Syrian ministry team leader who had planted nine churches, because they refused to renounce the name of Jesus Christ and embrace Islam.
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Germany Segregating Christians As Migrant Violence Escalates 

Germany Segregating Christians As Migrant Violence Escalates  | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
Christian migrants in German asylum centers are living in constant threat, many fearing for their lives, as migrant violence escalates
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Obama set to deport 12 Iraqi Christian refugees

Obama set to deport 12 Iraqi Christian refugees | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it

More than half of the 27 Iraqi Christians the Obama administration has been holding for the past six months at an ICE detention center in Otay Mesa, California, are set to be deported in coming weeks, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced earlier this week.

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The sermon that ministries and pastors will not be allowed to preach in the future - by Pastor James McConnell

The sermon that ministries and pastors will not be allowed to preach in the future - by Pastor James McConnell | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
1 Timothy 2:5-7 -

 

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Timothy%202%3A5-7&version=KJV;AMP;NASB;ESV;NKJV

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Preaching with an oratorical flourish common to traditional Protestantism, McConnell said (sermon begins at 22m40s) that it is impossible that the God of the Hebrew and Christian Bible is the Allah of the Koran.

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State forbids pastors calling homosexuality ‘sinful’

State forbids pastors calling homosexuality ‘sinful’ | 5th Seal - Revelation 6:9-11 | Scoop.it
The state of Kentucky has begun imposing a religious test on volunteer pastor counselors in its youth division, insisting that they refrain from calling homosexuality “sinful” and dismissing those who cannot bend their religious faith to...
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