Frenetic Friday Night

Buckle up boys its going to be a bumpy ride.

It’s past due for a Religion of Peace update.

From October 1st’s Christian Aid Mission  comes the report of eleven Christian aid workers and one twelve year old boy near Aleppo Syria were crucified and beheaded by ISIS.

The indigenous missionaries were not required to stay at their ministry base in a village near Aleppo, Syria; rather, the ministry director who trained them had entreated them to leave.

They stayed because they believed they were called to share Christ with those caught in the crossfire, he said.

“Every time we talked to them,” the director said, “they were always saying, ‘We want to stay here – this is what God has told us to do. This is what we want to do.’ They just wanted to stay and share the gospel.”

The relatives said ISIS militants on Aug. 7 captured the Christian workers in a village whose name is withheld for security reasons. On Aug. 28, the militants asked if they had renounced Islam for Christianity. When the Christians said that they had, the rebels asked if they wanted to return to Islam. The Christians said they would never renounce Christ.

The 41-year-old team leader, his young son and two ministry members in their 20s were questioned at one village site where ISIS militants had summoned a crowd. The team leader presided over nine house churches he had helped to establish. His son was two months away from his 13th birthday.

In front of the team leader and relatives in the crowd, the Islamic extremists cut off the fingertips of the boy and severely beat him, telling his father they would stop the torture only if he, the father, returned to Islam. When the team leader refused, relatives said, the ISIS militants also tortured and beat him and the two other ministry workers. The three men and the boy then met their deaths in crucifixion.

Eight other ministry team members, including two women, were taken to another site in the village that day (Aug. 28) and were asked the same questions before a crowd. The women, ages 29 and 33, tried to tell the ISIS militants they were only sharing the peace and love of Christ and asked what they had done wrong to deserve the abuse. The Islamic extremists then publicly raped the women, who continued to pray during the ordeal, leading the ISIS militants to beat them all the more furiously.

As the two women and the six men knelt before they were beheaded, they were all praying.

“Villagers said some were praying in the name of Jesus, others said some were praying the Lord’s prayer, and others said some of them lifted their heads to commend their spirits to Jesus,” the ministry director said. “One of the women looked up and seemed to be almost smiling as she said, ‘Jesus!'”

After they were beheaded, their bodies were hung on crosses, the ministry director said, his voice breaking. He had trained all of the workers for their evangelistic ministry, and he had baptized the team leader and some of the others.  {read more here}

And now a word from a heretic:  From the Christian Post Joel Osteen says to stop debating with people who aren’t Christian.  {here}

But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; 1Peter 3:15  Yeah that whole Word of God thing just doesn’t work for Joel.

In other news James White has just finished up over 150 debates this last one with some Muslim debaters on the Qur’an and the Bible {here}

So who do you think is doing what the Word of God says, Joel or James?

In a developing news police raid the home of an abortionist in West Bloomfield, Michigan and find what appears to be baby body parts in fourteen containers in his home.  The abortionist was performing abortions in his home and perhaps the homes of his customers.  This shows his lack of care for the mothers of the aborted children as the lack of sanitation in the homes could have also killed the mothers.  {here}

Do you read Matt Walsh?  He is a Roman Catholic and he writes interesting things at the Blaze network.  Recently he wrote this:

No, Christianity Should Not ‘Welcome’ or ‘Include’ Your Sinful Lifestyle

In it he talks about a letter he received from a homosexual who berated him for his attitude regarding the sin of homosexuality and how wonderful it is that more churches are now including his “lifestyle” and getting on board with the LGBTQ agenda.

Matt makes a great point showing that coming to Christianity means leaving behind your life of sin.  The Word of God makes this even clearer:

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,  nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.  Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God  1Corinthians 6:9-11 (NASB) Emphasis mine

See there were the LGBQT people in the church, but they left behind their sin in response to the Gospel which changed their lives.  They didn’t stay in their “lifestyle”, or shall we call it what it is sin,  they repented of it, repentance means that you changed <past tense> your mind,  you now think differently because you now have the mind of Christ in you (1Cor.2:16).  This changed perception sees sin for what it is and why we as washed, sanctified, and justified people can’t go back to it as a way of living because it isn’t life at all it is death .  And since we are no longer dead in sin, we need to alive in Christ and dead to sin.  And this is done through the Gospel, the Gospel saves us, the Gospel changes us, and the makes us alive.  And with that I bid you good night.


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