Hope To The End
"To live is Christ, to die is GAIN"
Putting on the Whole Armor of God
are living in times of persecution. The persecution of Christians
in America officially began on April 20-1999,
(Littleton, Colorado massacre of Christian high school students )
There always will be persecution of Christians, Jews and the Righteous until our Lord returns at His Second Coming. REVELATION 13:7
Death in the Schoolyard...Jeremiah Project
From Jon Dougherty
13 students martyred in
both scenarios. 13 is an occult number.
On October 1, 2015 : Thirteen college students were martyred for professing their Christian faith in UMPQUA , Oregon COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
Greg Laurie http://www.christianpost.com/news/are-you-a-christian-my-thoughts-on-the-umpqua-community-college-shooting-exclusive-146788/
On April 20, 1999 thirteen high school students were killed at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
They were honored by 1,000 OVERCOMERS from 28 states.
Below are some excerpts from those who knew and loved the victims of this persecution, plus words from the diary of Rachel Joy Scott.
Following the Littleton, Colorado incident, are other instances of persecution of Christians and Jews here in America, and Scripture verses to sustain us all in this hour of temptation and trial.
May this page of witness, testimony and the Word of God build us up in our most precious faith till we see Him face to face.
Darrell Scott, father of Rachel Scott, cites "evolution" causing disrespect for life
Scott says if Columbine High School's young killers had been taught the truth that they were made in the image of God rather than the "survival of the fittest" junk science they were taught in school classrooms, the two teens might not have murdered his daughter and the other victims.
Christian Martyrdom in Colorado...S. Bloomfield
From the local pastor in Littleton, Colorado
Pastor Bruce Porter:
"It is my firm belief that God is sovereignly moving by His mighty Spirit upon this generation of young people. I believe that we are about to witness the greatest ingathering of souls ever witnessed since the church was brought forth upon the earth.
The true heroes will be the young people, anointed by God, who will overcome fear and intimidation and become bold beyond human explanation........and some of them will spill their blood for the cause of Christ.
Some will be hated by those who prefer their Christianity "lukewarm" and despised by those who have compromised the message of the gospel by accommodating the world's siren call to materialism. God will do this, for it is His anointing that will empower and give wisdom and inspired utterance to youthful lips which will confound learned fools.
from Pastor Bruce........ 6-10-99:
" The counselors try to help us "get over it and move on with our lives". Well I don't WANT to EVER 'get over' this!
I want this incident to HOWL in my mind and heart, a constant reminder of how broken this present world is, how desperately people need a revelation of the love and grace of Christ! I want to stay in a state of continual brokenhearted devotion to the high calling of God, realizing that His good news is the world's ONLY hope!
"He (Jesus) ....is our ONLY hope for gaining freedom from our depravity."
( Jeremiah 17:9...Ecclesiastes 9:3 )
Pastor Bruce Porter's letters TorchGrab see letter 1 ... letter 2 ... letter 3 ... letter 4
The following is from Rachel's Diary, penned 1 year earlier to the day...April 20, 1998
(having experienced aloofness from friends)
"But you know what?...I am not going to apologize for speaking the name of Jesus;
I am not going to justify my faith to them,
and I am not going to hide the light that God has put into me.
If I have to sacrifice everything, I will. I will take it. If my friends have to become my enemies for me to be with my best friend Jesus, then that's fine with me."
"Ya know, I always knew that part of being a Christian is having enemies....
but I never thought that my "friends" were going to be those enemies."
"Now I have given up on everything else--
I have found it to be the only way to really know Christ
and to experience the mighty power that brought Him back to life again
and to find out what it means to suffer and to die with Him.
So whatever it takes, I will be one who lives in the fresh newness of life
of those who are alive from the dead."
Cassie Bernall, martyred April 20, 1999 at school
The Answer Heard Round the World
The Pastor officiating at the funeral service said,
"Jesus fed the 5,000 with 5 loaves and 2 fishes.
He gave Cassie Bernall the privilege of feeding the whole world with one word."
Her one word was "YES!" in response to "Do you believe in God?"
Cassie, Rachel Scott and many of the others also answered in the affirmative, and died as martyrs.
Their answer was heard round the world.
Isaiah 11:6 "and a.... child shall lead them"
Center for Religious Freedom on Campus
A high-profile defender of student and academic liberty has created a center to deal
solely with protecting religious freedom at the nation's colleges and universities.
Since opening its doors nearly two years ago, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) in Philadelphia has been inundated with requests to help students and leaders of campus organizations embroiled in conflicts with administrators over freedom of religion and association, said FIRE officials.
FIRE's new Center for Religious Freedom on Campus
will serve as an online, print and in-person resource, and will provide a hot line as well as a network of lawyers to battle the climate of "selective repression" that pervades modern higher education, said FIRE's Executive Director Thor L. Halvorssen.
also broke out in FORT WORTH, TEXAS
On September 15th, 1999 worshippers were shot to death while praying at church.
Pastor Meredith's Church near Fort Worth, Texas
Pastor A. Meredith of Wedgwood Baptist Church (Fort Worth, TX) is calling our nation to prayer for our young people and all Christians.
Please pray that our nation wakes up to the spiritual dangers that lie ahead, and that Christians especially seek the face of the Lord at this time for guidance and renewal.
Pastor Meredith has suggested this verse as our banner:
"Arise, cry out in the night:
in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water
before the face of the Lord;
lift up thy hands toward Him,
for the life of thy young children,
that faint for hunger [ hunger for Godliness and righteousness ]
in the top of every street " [ at the daily crossroads of life ]
May God strengthen us all for the days ahead. We ask this in the Blessed Name of Jesus Christ,
and by the power of His blood. Amen
We pray for all those who have suffered from like tragedies: Peducah,Kentucky;
Chicago 4th of July weekend (Afro-American + anti-semitic prejudice 1999),
California Jewish Community Center, August 10, 1999 also anti-semitic;
FAMU bombings, fall of 99; and now this, Fort Worth (Sept. 15, 1999)
Lord Jesus, may you protect all those who call upon your Name,
whether we live or die.
"This know also, that in the Last Days perilous times shall come ...men shall be fierce...
despisers of those who are good;
Evil men... shall wax worse and worse."
Yea, and ALL that will live Godly in Christ Jesus
SHALL SUFFER PERSECUTION"
2 Timothy 3
CARE = PRAYER
God answers knee-mail
pray for the release of Lori Berenson
and Jonathan Pollard here in the US. Father you know that all these people are innocent.
Please deliver Jeremy Cohen from China's false imprisonment.
The American Inquisition has Begun -- Chuck Baldwin
The point that all Americans must understand is that Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench, not for committing any crime, not for participating in unethical conduct, and not even for posting the Ten Commandments in the Alabama Judicial Building. He was removed from office for acknowledging God!
Americans must understand that people such as judge Myron Thompson and Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor actually believe that the public acknowledgement of God is illegal activity. Even more dangerous, they believe that a federal judge's order, not the U.S. Constitution, is the supreme law of the land. Pryor said as much during the trial.
There is yet another similarity of Roy
Moore's trial to a Dark Ages-style
inquisition. Not only was
he commanded to recant his public acknowledgment of God,
the trial itself was conducted out of public view. No television cameras
or recording devices were allowed. Obviously, the inquisitors did not want
the American people to see and hear for themselves what took
place inside the Alabama Judicial Building on that
Dying for Jesus http://hopetotheend.com/eternal.html
9th Circuit Court wants the words "natural family" and "marriage" outlawed
Jailing American Christians
Soon pastors, teachers, preachers and lay people will be going to jail here in America, simply for speaking the truth in love
Pastor's sermons audited by the FBI
No right of dissent here in America; no democracy, free speech or First Amendment rights.
"Philadelphia 4" faces 47 years imprisonment for opposing homosexuality
Pray for the "Philadelphia 4"
Persecution of Christians Increasing --- Tom Horn
According to some experts a pattern is emerging reminiscent of Jewish persecution in post war Germany. "Isolation of, and discrimination against Christians is growing almost geometrically" says Don McAlvany in The Midnight Herald. "This is the way it started in Germany against the Jews. As they became more isolated and marginalized by the Nazi propaganda machine, as popular hatred and prejudice against the Jews increased among the German people, wholesale persecution followed. Could this be where the growing anti-Christian consensus in America is taking us?"
Let's uphold Pastor Stephen Boissoin in prayer. May God grant him the victory in this case and strength to him and his family.
Chief Justice Roy S. Moore... to keep 10 Commandments, Mobile, Alabama
"In God I Trust" by CJ Roy Moore
We must acknowledge God in the public sector because the state constitution explicitly requires us to do so. The Alabama Constitution specifically invokes "the favor and guidance of Almighty God" as the basis for our laws and justice system. As the chief justice of the state's supreme court I am entrusted with the sacred duty to uphold the state's constitution. I have taken an oath before God and man to do such, and I will not waver from that commitment.
Bible outlawed in public square , Houston Texas
Tyranny in Black Robes ( Federal Judges ) please see Psalm 82
That same year, Phyllis Schlafly warned: "The federal judges appointed by Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter are the biggest threat to constitutional self-government today. These activist judges have been writing liberal opinions into the law, usurping legislative functions, and depriving Americans of our rights of self-government."
Since then the record has been replete with cases of
federal judges trampling over the rights of citizens, and not all
of them were Clinton or Carter appointees. One example: the
notorious 9th Circuit, where judges ruled that reciting the
Pledge of Allegiance is prohibited because it contains the words
and SCRIPTURE verses for strength in these Last Days
" The Surrendered Life " by David Wilkerson
Ephesians 6: 10....Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord,
and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armor of God,
that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places."
"Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."
2 Corinthians 10:4...."For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds"
Putting on the Whole Armor by Berit Kjos
"FEAR NONE OF THOSE THINGS WHICH THOU SHALT SUFFER" Rev. 2:10
Will our "trusted" friends betray us ? Or worse yet,
will we be scandalized (take offense)
at the name of Jesus Christ, and deny any affiliation with Him
because of the coming persecution? Don't allow yourself to be intimidated.
" I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me"
ANTI-CHRISTIANITY ON THE RISE IN AMERICA
Red Cross won't allow "God" or "prayer" in service
Tyndale Seminary (Fort Worth) forced to pay $ 173,000 fine
AUSTINAn Austin appeals court ruled Thursday that Tyndale Theological Seminary in Fort Worth must pay a fine of $173,000 for issuing degrees without state authority to so do.
The 3rd Court of Appeals said the seminary, operated by HEB Ministries, must pay the fine imposed in 1998 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
The amount includes penalties for issuing 34 degrees plus the appeals court's reinstatement of a $3,000 penalty because the institution uses the word "seminary" in its name.
By restricting degree-granting powers of post-secondary institutions and restricting the use of academic terms in the names of institutions, the Texas Legislature has assured that those institutions meet basic educational standards, the court wrote.The court rejected Tyndale's argument that the state's actions violate freedom of religion.
"This is an outrageous decision. The state has now been given control of all seminaries across the state and can now dictate the education of the pastors and their churches," said Kelly Shackelford, chief counsel for Liberty Legal Institute, which filed the lawsuit on behalf Tyndale.
The Hispanic Bible Institute in San Antonio and the Southern Bible Institute in Dallas joined the lawsuit.
MORE ON PERSECUTION
The New Persecuted, Inquiries into Anti-Christian Intolerance in the New Century of Martyrs,
Christians most persecuted in 20th Century.....Socci's Book of Modern Martyrs
The author, Antonio Socci, claims the untold story of the 20th century is the murder of 45 million Christians, mostly at the hands of communist and Islamic regimes, and that massacres continue to this day.
Some reviewers have hailed the publication as a wake-up call to Christians in the west who have not realised, even in the wake of September 11, that they are under attack by a hostile rival religion.
Drawing heavily from the World Christian Encyclopedia, published last year by the Oxford University Press, Mr Socci traces the persecution of Christians through the centuries, from the crucifixion of Jesus to the lions at Circus Maximus, the assassination of Thomas Becket and the execution of Thomas More, the Boxer rebellion in China, Mexico's revolution and the Turkish massacres in Armenia. He calculates that in the past 2,000 years some 70 million Christians have been killed, two-thirds in the past 100 years alone, a bloodbath blamed mostly on the Soviet Union as well as communist China and Nazi Germany.
Mr Socci, 43, a columnist with conservative Italian newspapers, claims that an average of 160,000 Christians have been killed every year since 1990, the vast majority in the third world.
Chronicling attacks, pogroms and wars in East Timor, Indonesia, Sudan, Egypt, Pakistan, India, and even Rwanda and Latin America, Mr Socci identifies Islamic extremism as the main danger.
Be Not Afraid ....Martyrdom and Crowns
Martyrdom by Tom Stewart
Spiritual Warfare (not political nor military)
"Onward Christian Soldiers"
"For Thy sake we are killed all the day long;
we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter....
Nay, in all these things WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS
through Him that loved us." Romans 8: 36, 37
"For I am persuaded, that neither DEATH, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8: 38, 39
CASTING OUT DEMONS
Tagged Students defy Big Brother (Louisiana)
Reject being forced to wear Social Security numbers
by David Bresnahan
It's not about gun-control....
It's about HEART-CONTROL (Ezekiel 36:26)
Suicide Prevention http://hopetotheend.com/suicide.html
HOLD ON!! hopetotheend.com/holdon.html
"All-inclusiveness" excludes Christianity... no more hot-cross buns for Easter !
"We are not serving hot cross buns at all," said a spokesman. "Each term we try to come up with a menu which encourages children to think about different issues. This Easter term we chose information technology and did not even consider putting hot cross buns on the menu."
It would appear that we should know about everyone else's culture apart from our Christian tradition. It seems that anything that comes from an ethnic minority is fine, while anything Christian is wrong.
Recipe for Hot Cross Buns
Occult: Witchcraft, Astrology, Ouija, Tarot, Satanism, etc.
Preparing for Persecution
Please continue to pray for Marti (Marcedes) who was forcibly removed from her home by the authorities.
Video Games, Digimon, Pokeman, Harry Potter, Magic Cards, Teletubbies, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers....
GAMES, TOYS, BOOKS, TELEVISION, MUSIC
Your Child and the New Age
The Danger of Role-Playing (Pokemon and Magical Cards)
by Berit Kjos
About HARRY POTTER
Be Strong and of Good Courage
"He that overcomes, I will grant to sit with Me in My throne." Rev. 3:21
Please see 2 Tim. 1:15 and 2 Tim. 4:16,17....penned by the Apostle Paul just before martyrdom.
it was given unto him ( antiChrist, anti-Messiah, the
to make war with the saints, and to overcome them:
and power was given him over ALL";
"He that leadeth into captivity
shall go into captivity.
He that killeth with the sword
must be killed with the sword
Here is the patience and the faith of the saints."
"And they overcame them by their testimony:" Rev. 12
Polycarp -- martyred at age 86
"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time
are not worthy to be compared with the glory
which shall be revealed in us."
Song : My Jesus, As Thou Wilt
the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be
and ye shall have tribulation 10 days:
be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life."
What is Russia afraid of more than war ? Committed Christians
Belarus today; Amerika tomorrow
INDIA : Hindu persecution of Christians
Missionaries burned to death in car (Graham Stains)
A missionary and his two sons aged eight and ten were burnt alive when miscreants set their vehicle afire at Manoharpur village in Keonjhar district early on Saturday morning.
Official sources said Graham Stewart Stains, an Australia-born missionary who was secretary-cum-treasurer of the Evangelical Missionary Society of Mayurbhanj, and his sons Philip and Timothy were sleeping in a station wagon when a mob shouting slogans doused it with petrol and set it afire.
Manoharpur itself has a high population of converts to Christianity, which is reportedly resented by the tribal Hindus. Just a few months ago, Bajrang Dal activists had attacked trucks of cattle owned by Muslims.
Will this eventually happen in America too ?
France cracks down on Biblical Christianity
In my opinion, the goal of this law is the completion of the French Revolution-- the eradication of religion in the life of the public in France and the opening of the door for a purely secular society," says Joel Thorton, of the European Center for Law and Justice based in Strasbourg, France.
The ECLJ is the international arm of the Virginia-based American Center for Law and Justice.....
There is no doubt that in the last 10 years, France has become increasingly hostile to the Gospel and we have had to adapt ourselves to a changing society, a society that has little respect for the Bible and Christian moral values," notes Easterman......
If we want to have children's church, Sunday school, that can be seen as influencing minors," he adds.
"If we do work for old people, its preying on vulnerable.
If we what to have a time of prayer and fasting -- its seen as deprivation of food and sleep."
International human rights groups have condemned the law as anti-democratic and anti-religious. And the problem could spread."If something is not done in France you are going to see this law move across Europe, I believe, and you'll see a Europe that is united in its hostility to religion," suggests Thorton.
"Authorities in Belgium have closed down a Christian school and deported some its American workers. The action has spawned fears that the Belgian government might try to rid the country of its missionaries. The ministries are affiliated with the Assemblies of God - a group that has been labeled a cult by the Belgian government."
of Christians in CHINA
Bible owners sent to labor camps
Arrest of Christians in Home Churches
China executes more people in one year than the entire rest of the world (2,000- 5,000 people)
Will use lethal injections (saves organs for transplants)
China cracks down on UNREGISTERED Churches
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says that religious persecution worsened in China last year. In its annual report to the White House and Congress last month, the bipartisan commission accused China of "egregious violations of religious freedom," torturing believers, interfering in the selection of religious leaders, and destroying up to 3,000 unregistered religious buildings.
But Chinese Christians face a host of government-imposed restrictions, ranging from a ban on evangelizing to strict criteria for new church construction. And those believers who reject the authorized churches as tools of the Communist government and instead meet secretly in "house churches" face far worse.
The Chinese government aggressively persecutes these "underground Christians" and destroys their unregistered churches, according to international human-rights organizations and church leaders and believers. Scores, and maybe hundreds, of Christians are in jail or labor camps for pursuing religious activities outside China's government-approved churches, say Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
Last month, Chinese authorities arrested a 79-year-old underground Roman Catholic bishop and several priests and lay Catholics just before Easter celebrations.
House churches are forbidden because they could promote the spread of cults by allowing "untrained" leaders to lead services, Chinese officials say. "They are cults," Mr. Zhang said. "They are evil. They are not based on formal, professional religious beliefs. This activity disturbs security and stability.
A lot of illegal activity in the guise of religious practice are held in houses."
the same time, Chinese officials deny that the government
systematically arrests underground Christians simply for their
China executing hundreds with impunity
ever since they know they will be accepted into the World Trade Org.
(also became hosts of Olympic Games)
In the end, money takes precedence over Human Rights
BEIJING (July 6, 2001 10:11 a.m. EDT) - China executed more people in the last three months than the rest of the world did in the past three years, putting 1,781 people to death in a massive government crackdown on crime, Amnesty International said Friday.
"The potential for miscarriages of justice, arbitrary sentencing and the execution of innocent people is immense," the group said. Most executions take place after sentencing rallies in front of massive crowds
in sports stadiums and public squares, it said.
gas sprayed on Christians in North Vietnam
Police used noxious gas recently to break up a worship gathering attended by 40 Hmong Christians in the Dien Bien Dong district. According to Assist News Service (ANS), the attack took place Dec. 29.
"Police discovered the meeting, so they came to stop the meeting by spraying noxious gas to these Christians," a source told ANS. "Now 20 Christians are in hospital, five of ...[are]...not able to recover...The Dien Bien hospital where these Christians were hospitalized is under the blockade of Dien Bien Police."
Meanwhile, Hmong listeners
to Far East Broadcasting's (FEB) gospel radio programs have told
about the severe persecution that they are experiencing. "At
this time, we don't know why our government has sent soldiers and
policemen to guard all of the Christian villages," one
listener said in a tape sent to FEB. "It seems as if we are
criminals or are preparing to do something against the
government! They watch every one of us very closely. We cannot
hold church meetings any more.
"These officials have also come to check every Christian home and check for bibles, hymnbooks and other literature," the listener added. "If they find anything, it will be burned. If homes are not found with evil spirit signs, that household will be penalized."
8 Concentration camps in Australia---inhumane detention....