Jesus warned His followers the day would come when the world would hate His followers. Christians would be mocked, betrayed by our own families, and even killed for believing in Jesus Christ. Here is America, we are now in the “ridicule, censor” phase–while our brothers and sisters in the Middle East are going through much worse.
We’re joined this morning by Pastor Jalil Dawood who knows all about the hatred of ISIS toward Christians and helps minister to the tens of thousands of Christians fleeing ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Is what is happening to Christians in the Middle East and other parts of the world a preview of what will happen in America in the very near future?
Islam is tolerant when it is in the minority but becomes oppressive when it is in a position of power. -Jalil Dawood
Watch Jalil’s story here in this quick, 1:25 video!
We’ll also report on another story about how public Christian prayer is becoming illegal in a country built upon religious freedom. Only God can save us – America – from further self-destruction and devastation, yet we continue to tell Him that he is not welcome. When persecution increases in the United States, not only was it predicted in Scripture, but are we not getting what we deserve?
Pastor Jalil’s website: World Refugees Care
“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:5-9
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 1 Peter 4:12-14
Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 2 Timothy 3:12