Friday, March 18, 2011

ETHIOPIA: Radical Muslims Attack Christians and Churches

Do You Even Care?
Every day we live our lives, ignoring actual events around the globe. We earn our paychecks, eat our daily bread, and hoard our gold and silver. However, Americans give more of their wealth to the poor and destitute than any other country or set of countries combined. As Americans we have great respect for self-reliance and entrepreneurial effort and this is a good thing. It’s what makes America and the American experiment great. Too many of our “leaders”, so-called”, forget this.

But meanwhile let’s not forget that all around the world people are dying on a daily basis. They die, not because of lack of trying, but because of lack of freedom.

Arguably, the most persecuted class in the world today are Christians. In the West we don’t necessarily recognize this. We think our pagan-tainted, warm-fuzzy version of Christianity is the best one; a belief that all others should embrace and promote; while all the time, we should be asking if we’re as “Christian” as these persecuted folks.

What’s Happening Right Now In Ethiopia

A string of attacks on Christians by radical Muslims have left at
least two dead and thousands homeless in western Ethiopia.
Reports say Islamic extremists set fire to 59 church buildings and 28 Christian homes in Asendabo.

"One Orthodox believer, whose daughter is a member of Mekane Yesus Church, has been killed," an Ethiopian church leader told Compass Direct News. "Ministers were injured, and many more believers have been displaced."

The violence spread to outlaying towns and now more than 4,000 Christians have been forced to flee for their lives.

It began when Muslims accused a Christian of desecrating a Quran by ripping out the pages of the Islamic holy book. Security forces were sent to the area, but they were overwhelmed by the enraged mob.

Reports indicate the attacks upon Christians in the African country continue.

[Source: Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) News]

Pray for God's intervention and that Ethiopian believers find refuge and safety from these attacks. Pray for the injured and the families of those who have lost their lives. Pray that the attackers will be delivered from the deception of Islam and seek salvation that only faith in Christ offers.

"Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy." 1 Peter 4:12-13

The Observer

BTW, you can rip out all the pages in the Bible you want, I won't kill you for it.

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