Published on 14 Mar 2016
The report defines Christian persecution “as any hostility experienced as a result of one’s identification with Christ.” We found this persecution ranging from imprisonment, torture, beheadings and rape to the loss of home and assets, the loss of a job, or even rejection from a community.
Christians are not only caught in the violence of the on-going war in Syria, but are specifically targeted by Islamic extremists for attack, abduction and murder. Since the start of the civil war, over a million Christians have left Syria. What began as a popular uprising with demands for increased political freedom and economic reform has increasingly developed into a jihad against the Syrian government. The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) have claimed parts of Syria for their caliphate (Islamic state), and other radical groups such as Jabhat al-Nsura also attack those who don’t conform to their brand of Islam.
Many Christians are attacked, abducted or killed. Christians are often a target for kidnapping as they have a reputation for being wealthy and supporting the regime. One Muslim cleric, Salafi sheikh Yasir al-Ajlawni, declared on YouTube that ‘raping Alawi or Christian women is not contrary to the precepts of Islam’.
The war rages on, but the church in Syria knows that the real battle is not against flesh and blood. “The world uses bombs and rockets. We have a weapon that gives life: the Word of God,”
The apostle Paul is said to have been converted on the road to Damascus, while some Christians from the town of Maaloula can still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus.
The Fruit of Faith is Repentance and saved people obey the teachings of Jesus Christ.
There is Power in the name of Jesus and at the end of life you will meet God.
Jesus will either be your Savior or your Judge.
Repentance is a sweet surrender. Give God all your problems in Prayer and he will fix them.
Jesus will give you the Strength that you need everyday to follow him. Trust Him!!!
Just Give him 100% of Your Heart And He will not Fail You!
He Promises You in his Holy Bible That he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Jesus wants to have a Personal Relationship with you as you walk with him daily.
Christ is The Savior of the Whole World and God is waiting for you with open arms and ready to forgive you of all your sins.
Call on him before its to late. Amen.
Amen and all the Glory be to God our Loving Father in Heaven.