Persecution against Nigerian Christians continued from September into October, with fresh attacks in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State. Mark Lipdo, the director of the Stefanos Foundation, a watchdog group based in Jos, told WORLD that Islamic militants burned more than 50 houses and vehicles and killed one man during the violent spree. This attack is only the most recent conducted by terrorist group Boko Haram.The group, whose name means “Western education is sinful,” has said it will not stop its attacks until the Nigerian government institutes Sharia law across the entire country. Militants struck villages in Gwoza, behind the Mandara Mountains, around 8 p.m. Sept. 26, burning two Church of the Brethren (EYN) churches and killing one congregation’s pastor. Gwoza is the local government area of Borno State and about 80 miles south of Maiduguri, the headquarters for Boko Haram and the state’s ...read more: http://bit.ly/GBhBZe
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Here is a situation where we must pray the God moves the governing authorities to help the Nigerian Christians.
The church in the west, most notedly, the American evangelical church, has always been silent on the issue of the persecuted church.Blaine Scogin
The Nigerian president, Goodkuck Jonathan (really his name), had failed grasp the reality of what the Boko Haram is about. This is a terrorist organization with links to Al Queda. There stated goal is an Islamic state in nortbern Nigeria. There stated goal is the genocide of all Christians. Yet President Jonathan responds with minimal force to counter this growing threat.Blaine Scogin
Do we stop praying for him, that God would change his heart and use him for good rather than evil?