We have seen the photos of the so-called refugees from Syria. I do not see women, children or the elderly in these pictures. What I am seeing are young, able bodied Muslim men. Now we are reading statistics showing that no one really knows the proportion of Islamic terrorists to those who are truly fleeing Syria in fear of their lives.
This morning I read that Christians do not qualify as “Refugees” from Syria. Are they serious? ISIS has been responsible for the most grisly slaughters, rapes and enslavement of Christians in that region.
This decision was obviously made by Obama and relayed to our State Department. This man is a monster, and it looks as if no one will challenge him. He has reduced our military to a size comparable to before WWII. He has fired Generals who were obviously not “yes” men. He has built his own military, and has ordered all things Christian to be banned from it. Personally, I believe that he has threatened many people and their families to comply or die. Folks, we are under siege.
“Christians have been executed by the thousands. Christian women and girls are vulnerable to sexual enslavement. Many of their clergy have been assassinated and their churches and ancient monasteries demolished or desecrated. They have been systematically stripped of all their wealth, and those too elderly or sick to flee ISIS-controlled territory have been forcibly converted to Islam or killed, such as an 80-year-old woman who was burned to death for refusing to abide by ISIS religious rules. Pope Francis pronounced their suffering “genocide” in July. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and a broad array of other churches have done so as well. Analysis from an office of the Holocaust Museum apparently relied on by the State Department asserts that ISIS protects Christians in exchange for jizya, an Islamic tax for “People of the Book,” but the assertion is simply not grounded in fact.
ISIS atrocities against Christians became public in June 2014 when the jihadists stamped Christian homes in Mosul with the red letter N for “Nazarene” and began enforcing its “convert or die” policy. The atrocities continue. Recently the Melkite Catholic bishop of Aleppo reported that 1,000 Christians, including two Orthodox bishops, have been kidnapped and murdered in his city alone. In September, ISIS executed, on videotape, three Assyrian Christian men and threatened to do the same to 200 more being held captive by the terrorist group. Recent reports by an American Christian aid group state that several Christians who refused to renounce their faith were raped, beheaded, or crucified a few months ago.”  -source
OBAMA ON SYRIAN REFUGEES (VIDEO)
Is he serious? The protection of Christians of which he spoke was that under Assad, Christians were able to worship freely. But ISIS is slaughtering Christians every day in Syria. Obama hates Christians. If you do not understand that, you need to wake up.
Question: “How should a Christian respond to persecution?”
Answer: There’s no doubt that persecution is a stark reality of living the Christian life. The apostle Paul warned us that “everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 3:12). Jesus told us to expect persecution from the world because if they persecuted Him, they will persecute His followers also. Jesus has made it very clear to us that those of the world will hate us because they hate Him. If Christians were like the world—vain, earthly, sensual, and given to pleasure, wealth, and ambition—the world would not oppose us. But Christians do not belong to the world which is why they hate and persecute us (John 15:18-19). Christians are, or should be, influenced by different principles from those of the world. We are motivated by the love of God and holiness, while the world is driven by the love of sin. It is our very separation from the world that arouses the world’s animosity toward us. The world would prefer that we were like them; since we are not, they hate us (1 Peter 4:3-4).
As faithful Christians, we must learn to recognize the value of persecution and even to rejoice in it, not in an ostentatious way, but quietly and humbly because persecution has great spiritual value. First, persecution allows us to share in a unique fellowship with our Lord. In his letter to the Philippians, Paul outlined a number of things he surrendered for the cause of Christ. Such losses, however, he viewed as “rubbish” (Philippians 3:8), or “dung” (KJV), that he might share in the “fellowship of [Christ’s] sufferings” (Philippians 3:10). The noble apostle even counted his chains as a grace (favor) which God had bestowed upon him (Philippians 1:7).
Second, in all truth, persecution is good for us. James argues that trials test our faith, work or develop (endurance) in our lives, and help develop maturity (James 1:2-4). For as steel is tempered in the flames of the forge, trials and persecution serve to hone down those rough edges that tarnish our character. Yielding graciously to persecution allows one to demonstrate that he is of a superior quality than his adversaries. It’s easy to be hateful, but an ugly disposition throws a light upon our human weakness. It is much more Christ-like to remain calm and to respond in kindness in the face of evil opposition. Without question this is a tremendous challenge, but we have the power of the Holy Spirit within us and the wonderful example of the Lord to encourage us. Peter says of Jesus, “When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats. Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly” (1 Peter 2:23). -source
WORLD WAR III?
Are we on the verge of a World War? I believe we are. How can this continue without the civilized world saying “ENOUGH” and begin a coordinated offensive attack against ISIS and all Islamic terrorist organizations? I think they should start with the Muslim Brotherhood. They are at the helm, and all orders are taken from them.
God please help us. We know that You are in control. We pray that Jesus will soon come to rescue us from this place which is not our home.