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 750,000 Christians caught in crossfire


An estimated 750,000 Christians have been ejected from their homes – and sometimes their own nations – as militant Islamists wage their war on infidels across the Mideast, according to several Christian refugee organizations.

In just recent weeks, more than 100,000 Lebanese who are Christian have been forced to flee the violence ravaging their homeland, according to the Barnabas Fund, a Christian group established in 1993 that channels aid to projects run by Christian nationals in more than 40 countries.

"On both sides of the conflict, Israel and Lebanon, the Christian community is caught in the crossfire," Carl Moeller, the president of Open Doors USA, the Bible-delivering ministry founded by Dutch missionary Brother Andrew in 1955, told WorldNetDaily.

Brother Andrew's story was portrayed in the book "God's Smuggler," which detailed his exploits of driving cars loaded with Bibles behind the Iron Curtain. After the book was published, much of his organization's work was moved to the Mideast, where projects have included the Gaza Baptist Church and Bethlehem Bible College.

"The current conflict in Lebanon has caused almost a quarter of the Lebanese population to relocate, some within their own country, others to Syria and Jordan," the Barnabas Fund said. Other displaced Christians have come from Syria, Jordan, Iraq and the West Bank, numbering up to 750,000 across the region, it said.

There have been about 50,000 Lebanese Christians who have fled to other parts of their own nation, 33,000 who have gone to Syria and another 30,000 who have fled to Jordan, the group said.

"In addition there were an estimated 80,000-100,000 Filipino, Sri Lankan and other 'third country nationals' working in south Lebanon, many of whom were Christians. It is believed that most have left," the Barnabas Fund said.

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 2006/8/10 0:13Profile

Joined: 2004/5/13
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toronto, ontario

 Re: 750,000 Christians caught in crossfire

Wars and rumors of wars... We all know where it is going. Nevertheles God cares for his own. He is permiting wars and establishing peace.
Israel is in the middle of enemies breathing with hate and there will be no peace in middle east or entire world till The Prince of Peace comes, blessed be His holy name. It is easy for me to talk like that from country like Canada but still, God is in control. My heart does go out to all inocent peaople cought in any crossfires and conflicts. But even the hair on the head of Gods children is counted.
Long story short, it is the end times.

levan giorgadze

 2006/8/10 1:37Profile

Joined: 2006/5/22
Posts: 2670
Nottingham, England

 Re: 750,000 Christians caught in crossfire

As sad as this is, it just shows the results of a world that has rejected it's Creator.

We know it is the last days, but we cannot ignore the plight of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

We should not only pray for them, but give financial help to them through those organisations working on their behalf.

I, for one, intend to practice what I preach.

 2006/8/10 5:26Profile

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