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AbideinHim
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 Why is the West Silent? Isis Captives Cry For Help

http://www.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=49494&PN=1

The Islamic State suffered two major setbacks on the battlefield this week – one in Iraq and another in Syria.

The Iraqi military routed ISIS forces from al-Baghdadi, a city west of Baghdad that they've held since last June.

Meanwhile, Peshmerga troops in northeastern Syria, known as the YPG, drove Islamic State terrorists from the Kurdish city of Tal Tamr.

But as they retreated, the ISIS jihadists kidnapped at least 90 Assyrian Christians. The men were taken to an undisclosed location, and the women to a nearby mountain.

Based on their past actions, ISIS may behead the abducted men and use the women as sex slaves.

Juliana Taimoorazy, with the Assyrian Philos Project, described the situation.

"These women were sobbing, saying, 'What is our fault? Why is the West silent? Why is the Church not talking about our persecution?'" Taimoorazy said.

"And they're asking, they're questioning the foreign policy of America and also other world powers and Europe, saying, 'Why is it that there's nothing; there's no agenda.' There's really nothing being done to help the persecuted in the Middle East," she continued.

On Tuesday, a group of Egyptian-American Coptics gathered near the White House, demanding the Obama administration do more to protect Egyptian, Syrian, and Iraqi Christians.

"Obama, Obama, did you see? Christian blood in the sea," they chanted.

And Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is calling for a United Arab military force to combat ISIS. He said Jordan and the United Arab Emirates have already offered to help Egypt on the battlefield.


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Mike

 2015/2/26 10:58Profile









 Re: Why is the West Silent? Isis Captives Cry For Help

Sad. That the Church cries out to the president, instead of the Lord Jesus Christ, to whom every knee will bow.

I understand that America has a lot of power. But Christ has the ultimate power.

I watched CBN's video. It's sad, this isn't reporting news, this is a political fight when Paul made it clear, we wrestle not against flesh and blood.

Anywho, I'll try to restate my point. The Church shouldn't look to politicians for solutions, only Jesus Christ has the solution.

 2015/2/26 11:13
InTheLight
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 Re: Why is the West Silent? Isis Captives Cry For Help

A sobering call to pray for our brothers and sisters who are suffering.

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. (Isaiah 60:2)

In Christ,


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Ron Halverson

 2015/2/26 19:14Profile
AbideinHim
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Sad. That the Church cries out to the president, instead of the Lord Jesus Christ, to whom every knee will bow.

Brother,

I don't know what church you belong to, but last night our fellowship prayed for the persecuted church around the world, and it had nothing to do with politics.

This ought to break every Christian's heart to see men, women, and children slaughtered for their faith, the women being used as sex slaves, and unspeakable tortures.

Any Christian that looks to politicians for the answer to these problems is misguided, however we are instructed in the Word of God to pray for all of those that are in authority.

The Church has been called by God to be salt and light, and it does matter who we elect to hold positions of authority.

Our hope and faith is certainly not in men, but we should seek and pray that honest men of integrity would be elected to office.


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Mike

 2015/2/26 19:56Profile





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