All posts filed under: Persecution

High school football coach scores win at Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court has just ruled in favor of a Washington high school football coach, Joe Kenney, who was fired by Bremerton School District for praying alone on the 50-yard-line after a high school football game.

Did a reporter try to infiltrate Sean Feucht’s intercessor group?

In his last message to the elders of the church at Ephesus, the Apostle Paul warned them to be on alert for wolves that were going to attack the flock (Acts 20:29-31). Jesus issued a similar warning, but with a slight twist. He said beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing. 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” (Matthew 7:15 ESV) The Lord said there would be people who would purposefully try to infiltrate the church, pretending to be spiritual and like-minded. And if possible, some may even try to worm their way into leadership positions. And worship leader Sean Feucht got a lesson on how easily this can happen when a reporter tried to infiltrate one of his groups. Over the past two years, Feucht held worship/prayer sessions across the US, including spots where the riots took place and the street where George Floyd died. Most recently, Feucht has set up intercessor groups to pray for the Supreme Court decision on the potential overturning of Roe …

Sports Illustrated claims prayer at sporting events erodes democracy

In a recent article (June 13, 2022), Sports Illustrated (SI) suggested that allowing players and coaches to pray prior to a game would lead to the erosion of democracy, Breitbart reports. The magazine was discussing a court case before the Supreme Court involving Joe Kennedy who was fired as an assistant coach by Bremerton High, because he prayed with his players on the football field. Breitbart explains: “This Sports Illustrated article is little else but a long smear against Christians, conservatives, and white people in general, and coach Kennedy in particular, and on a vicious personal level, at that,” Breitbart News noted. Conservatives and religious freedom activists took to social media to lambaste Sports Illustrated for such a disgraceful display of left-wing bias. It’s expected that the Supreme Court will soon make a ruling on the case involving religious freedom. READ: Sports Illustrated Blasted for Saying Prayer in Sports is ‘Eroding Democracy’ Breitbart also supplied a few tweet responses to SI’s article written by Greg Bishop: A couple of my favorites:

Pro-abortion group targets Amy Barrett, her children and church

A radical, left-wing pro-abortion group has recently encouraged its supporters to target Supreme Court Justice Amy Barrett’s children, church and home, The Blaze reports. Ruth Sent Us, which is named after now deceased Supreme court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, issued its instructions through a Twitter post, which included photos of Barrett and the name of the church she attends. Ruth Sent Us is protesting the possibility that the Supreme Court may overturn Roe vs Wade, which would give state governments the final say on their abortion laws. READ: Pro-abortion group hints at targeting Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s children, church, and home Before this, Ruth sent a message to Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, with a photo of a billboard near the school where his children attend. The message, which was posted the same day that an armed man was arrested near Kavanaugh’s home, read, “We feel for you” as members of congress are not concerned about your safety. .READ: Abortion activists send ‘special message’ to Brett Kavanaugh’s wife and children, post picture outside their …

Armed man allegedly targeting Justice Kavanaugh arrested near his home

There are concerns that pro-abortionists are becoming increasingly violent after the leak of a Supreme Court draft decision that suggests it is considering overturning Roe vs Wade that forced US states to legalize abortions. The latest involves a man armed with a gun and knife arrested at 2 am (Wednesday, June 8, 2022), near Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Maryland home, Fox News reports. Justice Kavanaugh is a conservative justice, who supports the US Constitution. The man’s name has not been released, but reports indicate he is in his 20s and from California. According to Supreme Court spokeswoman, Patricia McCabe, the man allegedly threatened Kavanaugh. RELATED: Nolte: AG Merrick Garland Refuses to Enforce Laws Protecting SCOTUS AND WATCH: Jen Psaki Says White House Encourages ‘Peaceful’ Protests Outside Justices’ Homes A day earlier, a pro-life pregnancy center in Buffalo, New York, CompassCare, was firebombed early Tuesday morning, causing substantial damage. It appears that the extremist pro-abortion group, Jane’s Revenge, was behind the attack, as the organization’s signature trademark, ‘Jane was Here,’ was sprayed on the building. …

‘Vile, satanic attack’ in Nigeria leaves over 50 worshipers dead, including children

This past Sunday, June 5, 2022, gunmen attacked a church in Southwestern Nigeria, killing at least 50, many of them children. The governor of Ondo State, where the attack took place, described it as a ‘vile and satanic attack,’ and he may have a point. According to reports, the people were just gathering for morning mass, when the gunman opened fire on members of St. Francis Catholic Church. One group of terrorists entered the church firing their weapons, while others remained outside, gunning down members of the congregation fleeing the carnage. The group also set off explosives inside the church, and there are reports that they kidnapped the church’s priest. It is suspected that the attackers were connected to Islamic terrorists in Nigeria that have been attacking Christians in the northern regions of Nigeria for the past several years. Nigeria has a population of 216 million and 54% of them are Muslim, who are concentrated in northern Nigeria, and 46% are Christians with nearly three-quarters protestants. Since the beginning of January, CBN reports that Islamic …

Don’t be surprised by the fiery trials

Police have arrested a man who allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at two churches in North Carolina on Sunday morning, May 29, 2022 while services were going on, Christian Headlines reports. The attacks, which were apparently 30 minutes apart, took place at Gray’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Hope Mills at 10:37 AM and then shortly after 11 AM at New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church located in the nearby town of Fayetteville. Security cameras at both churches, caught a man throwing several Molotovs. Fortunately, no one was injured in either attack. Police have since arrested Terry Wayne Raeford of Fayetteville, NC charging him with “two counts of two counts of manufacture, assembly, possession, storage, transportation, sale, purchase, delivery, or acquisition of a weapon of mass death and destruction; exceptions, and two counts of malicious damage to occupied property by use of explosive or incendiary; punishment.” In North America, Christians have been able to worship peacefully with no fears of personal attacks, but that is starting to change. And it shouldn’t surprise us. The Book of Revelation …

Was California church shooting politically motivated?

Officials are now alleging that the shooting that took place in California at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 15, 2022, that left one dead and four wounded, may have been a politically-motivated hate crime. The members of the Presbyterian church were from Taiwan, an island off the coast of China that the country’s communist overlords claim belongs to China. It’s alleged that the shooter was from mainline China. The Orange Country Register reports: The man accused of killing one and injuring four others with gunfire inside a Laguna Woods church on Sunday while a Taiwanese Presbyterian group was meeting was motivated by tensions between the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, Orange County’s sheriff said. David Wenwei Chou, a 68-year-old Las Vegas resident, lived in the United States for decades after immigrating here from China. He is a United States citizen, although his wife and a son do not live in the U.S. … Detectives found evidence that Chou “was upset about political tensions between China and Taiwan,” Sheriff Don Barnes said, including …

Christian couple face flogging after a Sharia court nullifies marriage and charges them with adultery

A bizarre situation took place in Sudan when an Islamic court ordered a married couple with two small children to receive 100 lashes for committing adultery. The problem started when the Sharia court nullified the couple’s marriage because the Muslim husband had become a Christian. Since the court no longer considered the couple married, they were then charged with adultery, which has a penalty of 100 lashes under Sharia law. Christian Post reports that the couple, Hamouda Tia Kafi, 34, and his wife, Nada Hamad Shukralah, 25, were both Muslims when they married in 2016. The problem started after Hamouda converted to Christianity in 2021, followed by his wife. They both now attend a Baptist church. This resulted in his wife’s brother bringing charges against the couple because of their illegal conversion. Sudan, which is located in North-East Africa, has a population of 48 million people. Sharia law governed the country’s justice system between 2005 and 2019. That was abandoned after the country transitioned to a democracy after the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir. Under …

Did Jesus speak about censorship on Palm Sunday?

According to China Aid, a watchdog on religious persecution in Communist China, effective March 1, 2022, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has banned the word “Christ” on China’s social media platforms. The banning was part of rules implemented under the Communist regime’s “Measures for the Administration of Internet Religious Information Services.” The Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC), a house church movement that started in China in 2006, was one of the first to report the fallout of this new law. China Aid reports that one of ERCC’s members was creating a survey on WeChat, a group messaging app, asking members to vote on their favorite Christian book. Included on the list was one entitled, The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis. As soon the member typed the word Christ, the WeChat app refused to allow the post to be uploaded and provided the following warning: “The word ‘Christ’ you are trying to publish violates regulations on Internet Information Services, including but not limited to the following categories: pornography, gambling, and drug abuse; excessive marketing; incitement.” …

We Are Called to Be Disciples, Not Consumers: Learning a Lesson from the Persecuted Church

By Dr. Michael L. Brown

Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand were Jewish Christians from Romania who were imprisoned, mistreated, and (especially Richard) brutally tortured for their unwavering faith. They would not bow the knee to the spirit of the age. They would not submit to the godless Communist agenda (or any other godless agenda). They would only bow the knee to Jesus.

Preachers and Truckers: Have you been persecuted yet?

So, have you been persecuted, recently? Persecution is “the act or practice of persecuting especially those who differ in origin, religion, or social outlook.” READ: Persecution (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) I recently read a news story about a Christian pastor in India who was arrested and charged, something about not respecting other religions. He talked about Christian things in his Christian service, and the police arrested him; in India! I tried to find the story again, and I couldn’t. There were too many stories like it: Where I live, some people who opposed COVID restrictions claim that they were persecuted for their beliefs. Whatever we think about COVID protests, we can see the mechanism of persecution. People with ideas that threaten power can be punished and silenced. Imagine telling the authorities to slash vehicle tires. You don’t have to imagine that: READ: Free speech becomes roadkill in the crackdown on Canadian truckers And here is another crackdown: So, peaceful democratic countries have the potential to persecute people. Persecution is a normal part of life, in most places. …

Chinese Communist Party rewrites Bible declares Jesus a sinner

According to The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has published a major rewrite of the Bible, that includes Jesus declaring Himself a sinner. Charismanews reports that the CCP announced its plan for a new officially sanctioned version of the Bible in 2019, which would include incorporating socialist values into the text or removing any that conflict with communism. The CCP officially released its communist-sanctioned version of the Bible in 2020. One of the stories that saw a significant change involved the woman caught in adultery. In the original story, the Pharisees dragged a woman caught in adultery before Christ, asking what should be done to her. Jesus told the crowd that anyone who was without sin could cast the first stone. As the Pharisees slunk away, Jesus asked the woman who was condemning her. When she replied no one, Jesus said neither do I condemn you and then told her to go and sin no more However, in the CCP’s version, the text is changed and Jesus declares Himself to …

Fearless Christian woman refuses to back down to armed Islamic terrorists

There is a verse in the book of Revelation, the Apostle John’s vision of the end times, that talks about the emergence of a new breed of Christian who will not fear death: “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.” (Revelation 12:11 ESV) And we may have seen an example of this unwavering courage in Kenya. According to a report by International Christian Concern, a solitary Christian woman, boldly stood up to five Islamic militants armed with guns and explosives. Wanduta was outside her village in Eastern Kenya minding her goats, when the five men connected with the terrorist group, Al-Shabaab, showed up. They were there to kill the Christian men in the village, and told Wanduta they wanted to spark a ‘fierce war’ between Islam and Christians. “They said they will wage war with Christians,” Wanduta reported, “and whoever loses the battle shall surrender to the other.” The five armed militants bravely forced the …

Worship leader Sean Feucht claims HarperCollins will no longer publish his book due to his political views

UPDATE: Feucht reports, that he has since received a much better book deal than he originally had with HarperCollins. When announcing this new deal on Facebook, Feucht said, “God is bigger than ‘cancel culture.’” In 2020, Sean Feucht, a former worship leader at Bethel Church, held worship services across America, in some instances, at locations the hardest hit by rioting that plagued 2020. This included a service at the very location where George Floyd died at the hands of police. Feucht did this in an attempt to bring healing and revival to the US. The “Let Us Worship” events held outdoors in some instances pushed the limits of the lockdown mandates. But there was also resistance, as Feucht and his team received death threats and push back from governments and police who tried to stop the worship services. And apparently, the pushback continues, as Feucht claims HarperCollins Christian Publishing has just informed him that it would no longer be publishing his book because of Feucht’s political views. Feucht was surprised by the cancellation, as HarperCollins …

Christmas Eve massacre in Myanmar

There was outrage around the world as images emerged of the massacre of over 30 people, including women and children, by the military in east Myanmar, formerly called Burma, on Christmas Eve. Photos of burned vehicles and charred bodies were shared by Save the Children, an international aid group, that added two of its workers were also missing. The military overthrew the democratically elected government of Myanmar in February 2021 and since then the military junta, led by Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, has been brutally trying to stamp out any resistance to its rule. The Christian Post reports that the recent killings occurred as the Myanmar military was battling a pro-democracy militia near the village of Mo So. The group, who were travelling in seven cars to a refugee camp, were fired upon and then stopped by the military. According to a statement by Save the Children, “The military reportedly forced people from their cars, arrested some, killed others and burned their bodies.” The report added that the military had tied members of the group …