He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD. Proverbs 17:15
God is LOVE. However, there are things He hates. One thing He hates is when the wicked are justified, and when the righteous are condemned.
Everywhere in the world, Christians are suffering persecution. Evil is being called good, and good is portrayed as evil. I read of Christians having acid thrown in their faces to disfigure them for life. I read of Christian women being victims of ISIS. I also read of Christian men being slaughtered. Churches are being destroyed, and crosses are being taken down.
We are to pray for our Christian brothers and sisters, and help them in their troubles. We are to share their burdens. How can we do that if we are not aware of their suffering? Here are some of the news headlines for www.worthynews.com/total-christian-news:
Lawyers in Sudan representing Meriam Ibrahim are planning to take her cause to the country’s constitutional court, according to Barnabas Aid.
A Christian in Uzbekistan has been fined and threatened with further punishment after religious literature was seized from his home during a raid by Uzbek police in August, according to Barnabas Aid.
A British messianic Jew deported from Israel last year for participating in an evangelistic outreach will appeal his case to the nation’s supreme court, according to Morning Star News.
An Iraqi bishop whose community has taken in more than 70,000 displaced Christians is dismayed that the government in Baghdad has failed to offer any assistance, according to Patheos.
Barnabas Aid has learned that women and girls being held captive by ISIS at Mosul’s Badush Prison have been given the choice to either convert to Islam, or suffer rape on a daily basis until they change their minds.
Jihadists from the Islamic State have destroyed a Syrian church that memorialized the Armenian Genocide in which more than a million Armenian and Assyrian Christians died at the hands of Turkish Muslims.
Attacks by violent Muslims have increased in intensity against a Christian congregation in East Jerusalem.
Local officials in Laos have arrested seven Christians for worshiping together on Sunday, according to Morning Star News.
The Bilaspur High Court in India has opposed a ban preventing non-Hindu missionaries from entering villages in Bastar district.
A Christian pastor accused of blasphemy was shot and killed by a policeman Thursday inside Pakistan’s Adiyala jail in Rawalpindi, according to International Christian Concern.
Ethnic Fulani Muslims razed a church and killed 10 Christians in Nigeria’s Plateau state in September, according to Morning Star News.
On Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, two suicide bombers from the Pakistani Taliban detonated their explosives just outside the gates of All Saints Church in the Christian community of Peshawar just as service ended; over one hundred Christians were killed and hundreds more severely wounded.
September 26, 2014 marks two years since American Pastor Abedini Saeed was imprisoned in Iran.
Sudan has banned five lawyers from leaving the country after they were accused of damaging the nation’s reputation by defending Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian mother who was falsely accused of apostasy from Islam, according to Morning Star News.
Late last month, a church in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was turned into a temple after members of the congregation were forcefully converted to Hinduism, according to Barnabas Aid.
Three pastors are facing charges that could lead to the death penalty for their involvement in Iran’s underground house-church movement.
A court in Bhutan Thursday sentenced one pastor to nearly four years in prison for accepting funds for evangelism and another to almost two and a half years for organizing an illegal religious gathering.
Last week, Saudi Arabia’s notorious religious police — the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice — had arrested almost 30 Christians worshiping at a private home in the Saudi city of Khafji.
An Iranian Christian pastor imprisoned for his faith now faces the death penalty after being officially charged with “spreading corruption on [the] Earth.”
International Christian Concern reported Tuesday that 29 Christians and two Muslims have been accused of blasphemy in Chak village, Faisalabad.
Indian village councils have just passed new laws making Christian prayer, meetings and even evangelism illegal in 50 towns.
Security agents in Sudan locked a congregation out of its church building in August and may even try to sell it.
Years of harassment by militant Muslims have forced a Palestinian church in East Jerusalem to leave their own building.
Since April, more than 200 church crosses have been forcibly removed by the provincial government in Zhejiang, China.
Last week Boko Haram invaded the Gujba Local Government Area in Yobe State, Nigeria, enforcing Islamic law over the town of Buni Yadi.
This verse in Proverbs reminds us that God is aware of what is going on. I wouldn’t want to be in the shoes of the leaders who have helped create this chaos. The LORD will return, and He is coming back to judge, not to save. The time for salvation is now!
It is sad, because many world leaders do not believe in God, many have allowed greed to become their god, and they are making foolish mistakes that are affecting many people’s lives. God allows evil so that He can display His power.
The beginning of wisdom is the knowledge of God.
Dear Lord, I pray for the leaders of this world, that they would acquire knowledge from You, and from righteous advisers. I would like to see a great revival if it is Your will. I pray that people would awake from their slumber, and repent, and turn to You. This world needs Your help. I pray for forgiveness, for mercy, and for Your will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven. I also pray that You would keep Your children from evil. Help and Encourage my sisters and brothers, and help them to stand firm in You and in Your power. Amen