“Convert to Islam or Die!” Syrian Christians Under Persecution

In the two thousand years of the Christian faith, about 70 million believers have been killed for their faith, of whom 45.5 million or 65% were in the twentieth century according to “The New  Persecuted.” Wikipedia

More than 40 nations around the world are experiencing some sort of Christian persecution and that number grows yearly.

According to the Bible all Christians are guarantied some form of persecution in their lives. God never promised it would an easy ride, but rather a ride of suffering and pain.

“If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you…. If they persecuted Me they will persecute you for they do not know the One who sent Me.” John 15:19-21

“These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. They will put you out of the synagogues [churches]; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them.” John 16: 1-4

Just because we do not live in a country with a hostile environment, like Syria, does not mean that we should be blind to the fact that these events are occurring. As people with religious freedoms it is hard to grasp the concept of what is happening to our brothers and sisters abroad. But I assure you that one day here in America we will experience persecution on a much broader scale. It’s not a question of if, but a question of when. Executive orders have been signed by our President,labor camps have been setupour government has stockpiled guns and ammoChristians have been put on the terrorist list, and the Bible tells us that all Christians in last days we be persecuted…

“They will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name.” Luke 21:12

We may or may not have to go through tribulation, but we must remember to put our faith, hope, and trust in the Lord when these times do arrive. We must be willing to give up everything for an undeniable God whose reality has been relevant since the beginning of time and whose existence we can’t deny. Be ready! Be ready! Be ready! For extreme persecution is coming to America! It’s already arrived in Syria. And please pray for your Syrian brothers and sisters under attack today.

(Also blogged on www.vineoflifenews.com)

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27 responses to ““Convert to Islam or Die!” Syrian Christians Under Persecution

  1. This is one of the worst things going on in the middle east right now and the media doesn’t cover it at all. Praying for the Christians in Syria.

  2. May God be with our Christian brothers and sisters in Syria and other persecuted nations. These corrupt men are ruthless. We must trust that God is working it all out. I never thought I would be alive to see so much evil in this world.

  3. Scary posting Elissa. Do you recall the dream I posted on similar events occurring? I will post below.

    Early this morning , 03/24/2013, I had a dream just before waking. What I saw in the dream was truly frightening. What was taking place in the dream was Christians, many Christians, were being told to deny Jesus. Those that refused were beheaded. What I saw was Christians in shackles being lead up to a place where they were told to deny Christ. When they didn’t, they were kneeling down and placed their head in a carved put piece of wood that looked like the bottom half of a guillotine. What was remarkable is that no one fought to save his/her life. They were like lambs lead to the slaughter. Those being beheaded did not fight because they were ready to meet their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. What dawned on me in the dream was that Muslims behead people.
    I was not given a time frame in the dream as to when this will occur and anything more on my part would be speculation. Could the Antichrist arise out of the Muslim nations? Again this is nothing more than speculation as I was not told any of this. Furthermore, I was not given a time frame on when this will occur, I.e., post, mid, or pre-tribulation. Once again for me to say when would be pure speculation.

    As I was pondering the dream, I saw, in a vision, the man dressed in black with a very large sword in his hand who had been doing the beheading of Christians. This man turned towards me and pointed at me with his sword and said, ” are you ready to die for your faith”,?

    • I think the Islamic religion will be the one beheading Christians in the latter days. It’s even in the Koran. And wow! What a crazy dream, I think I read that particular one before. But its amazing to hear again! 🙂

  4. Some of them have been taught or believe the lie that if you are under threat of torture or death, you have “no choice”, or that you can deny Christ and be a Christian.

    Many of our brothers and sisters are bravely laying down their lives, but some are converting to Islam, choosing their lives in the world over the next life and Jesus. Let’s pray for the strength of their faith and that they would not believe in this horrible lie… especially when a younger person in the faith sees a church leader convert and encourage them to do what is easy, and deny Jesus.

    “Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.” – J.K. Rowling

  5. This is not “radical islam” as so many say today, rather this IS the true face of islam!
    It never ceases to amaze me how many leftists & others defend islam, not even knowing the truth about islam! Or even worse, they compare Christianity to islam, and see no difference! Especially the homosexuals that are so opposed to Christianity, and us that speak the truth about the sin of homosexuality, yet there is not one case of Christians putting homosexuals to death like islam / sharia law does regularly! People need to wake up, before islam takes over the world. They will, and the sleeping left may not wake up until it is too late!
    Maybe God will let islam persecute the Church, because the fastest growing Church is the Persecuted Church…..

    On the lighter side, if you need a good book to read, get one by JOEL ROSENBERG. He is a Christian writer, writing fiction (?) about islam uprisings & their 12th imam! Good reads……..

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