CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH
New movie: Jesus is product of Mary being raped
WND.com reports: “A new Hollywood film in the works that some are already calling blasphemous will portray Jesus as the product of His mother Mary being raped by a Roman soldier, and show that miracles mentioned in the New Testament were not real.
Paul Verhoeven, who directed previous hits including Robocop, Total Recall and Basic Instinct, is basing the movie on his 2008 book, Jesus of Nazareth.
According to Deadline.com, Verhoevens take on the life of Jesus discounts all the miracles mentioned in Scripture, including the virgin birth and the resurrection, as Verhoeven doesnt believe any of them actually took place ” (I am going to fight this antichrist production globally through television. God will deal with this blaspheming film maker whose damnable heresies concerning the Virgin Mary and the Lord Jesus Christ are simply “ the doctrines of demons ” I Timothy 4:1. See also II Peter 2:1; and Jude 1:3, 4, 14, and 15.)
Christian pastor spends 1,000th day in prison
WND.com reports: “Jailed Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is approaching his 1,000th day in an Iranian jail where he faces additional charges and possible execution all because he refused to allow his children to be taught Islam.
Arrested in 2009, Iranian pastor Nadarkhani remains on death row and fighting a battle for his life. Middle East Concern is now reporting that he will face new charges in September.
The group revealed that Pastor Nadarkhani was informed on July 4 that he will stand trial for the vague and unspecific charge of activities against the state or against state security, rather than religious charges.
Even with international pressure, an Iranian court is letting the death sentence for blasphemy stand ” (Islam hates Christians and Christianity John 15:18 21. A blood bath of Gods true people is coming Revelation 6:9; 20:4. See the next four reports.)
New kill count in ‘eradicating Christianity’ campaign
WND.com reports: “A Muslim organization that has dedicated itself to eliminating Christians, and especially eradicating Christianity from its home territory in Africa, has turned in a new kill count of 19 more of the faithful.
Reports from Nigeria say that Muslims guerrillas this time killed at least that number with bomb attacks in the cities of Maiduguri and Kano.
The violence attributed to the Muslim group Boko Haram follows a weekend church suicide attack in the northern city of Bauchi.
Boko Haram claims responsibility for both episodes of violence.
The developments are alarming, experts say.
Open Doors USA and Worldwatch spokesman Jerry Dykstra notes that the sect already has killed at least 530 people so far this year.
Many of them are Christians, Dykstra said. There have been at least seven suicide attacks, including churches, newspapers and police stations. Last year Boko Haram killed up to 1,000 Christians. ”
Muslims: ‘Wipe Christianity from face of earth’
WND.com reports: “A Muslim group has released its plan to wipe Christianity from the face of the earth, Islamize the West and establish an Islamic system of world government placing those who resist under a police state.
The 23-page booklet, The Global Islamic Civilization: The Power of a Nation Revived, is the brainchild of the United Muslim Nations International, a group led by Sheik Farook al-Mohammedi. The document outlines a plan for Muslim world domination and the re-establishment of the Caliphate.
Al-Mohammedi leaves no doubt about his view of Christianity.
Christianity should be destroyed and wiped from the face of the earth, al-Mohammedi said. It is an evil demonic and Anti-Christ system, all Christians are in complete Ignorance. ”
Opposition demanding Syrian Christians leave
WND.com reports: “Syrian Christians are being given ultimatums by military commanders of the nations opposition movement to leave their homes, prompting what observers say is a form of ethnic cleansing, according to Joseph Farahs G2 Bulletin.
The demands come from the Sunni opposition, whose leaders are seeking the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is Alawite, an offshoot of the Shiites, G2Bulletin has learned.
The Assad regime generally has protected the Christians, and some serve as senior officials in the government. While many Christians regard the Assad regime as repressive and want an open, democratic, inclusive and religiously tolerant society, they realize that there will be no such developments with a change of regime ”
Boko Haram says ‘Christians are our enemies’
ChristianToday.com reports: “Terrorist organisation Boko Haram has issued a statement making clear that its goal is to eliminate followers of Christ from Nigeria and establish an Islamic state.
The Nigerian state and Christians are our enemies and we will be launching attacks on the Nigerian state and its security apparatus as well as churches until we achieve our goal of establishing an Islamic state in place of the secular state, Boko Haram stated in no uncertain terms in the statement published by the Osun Defender.
We are responsible for the suicide attack on a church in Jos and also another attack on another church in Biu, a spokesman for the group, Abul Qaqa, is said to have told reporters in the northeastern city of Maiduguri over the phone ”
Pakistan mob burns man to death for ‘blasphemy’
BBC News reports: “A Pakistani mob has taken a man accused of blasphemy from a police station and burnt him to death, police say.
The man was being held for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran in public. The incident took place on the outskirts of Bahawalpur, in Punjab province.
Witnesses said hundreds of people looked on as he screamed for help.
Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law imposes the death penalty for insulting Islam, but it is rarely carried out.
The area where the lynching took place is home to hundreds of madrassas – religious schools – run by radical Islamist or sectarian groups.
Police said they detained the man after locals complained that he had desecrated the Koran.
But before the allegation could be investigated, thousands of angry people surrounded the police station, police said.
They were demanding that we kill him in front of them, or they’ll take him away and kill him themselves, police inspector Ghulam Mohiuddin told the BBC.
After officers unsuccessfully tried to calm the crowd, it attacked the station, as police tried to disperse it with tear gas. Several policemen were wounded in the violence.
The mob put up roadblocks to prevent police reinforcements from reaching the area, officers said ” (This is what happens if one burns a Koran. The following article and report shows our Presidents disrespect for Gods Holy Word.)
Military pulls its insignias from Bibles
WND.com reports: “The Pentagon has revoked permission for a Christian ministry to produce Bibles for different branches of the military, marked with those insignias, after an anti-Christian group called them a threat to national security.
In 2003, B&H Publishing, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, was given authorization to use the official seals of the U.S. military branches on a line of Bibles. No government funds were used in the production of the Bibles, which contained devotional material unique to each service branch in much the same way they are tailored to other groups such as teens or children
Nowhere in the Bibles did they state that they were endorsed by any government entity or military branch.
Despite this, last year the Military Religious Freedom Foundation sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta demanding the military rescind its authorization to use the service emblems, saying it was a violation of church and state separation ” (God help you to become the Christian you claim to be Mr. President. The above headline along with the Pentagon command to burn all Bibles sent to U.S. troops in Afghanistan portrays where you really stand religiously. Dont try to place the blame anywhere else. You are the Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces. James 1:8 states: “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”)