Who’s Christ did this man belong to?
As a ministry, we are strongly opposed to Roman Catholicism, her priests, and nuns; we make no apologies about what is said here that this Antichrist Catholic priest whose name was Jacques Hamel tragically died as a result of an act of murder, what is even more tragic is he died an antichrist scripturally speaking.
Rome is not a Christian church and rejects the word of God as Gods authority and bases it upon tradition as its authority.
If we love Catholic people, we need to win them out of the imperialistic Roman Catholic Church and religious bondage called Roman Catholicism, we would be wise to take heed of the words of scripture that the heart is very deceitful and in light of events it is far easy to get caught up in the emotions when we are faced with troubling times, even more so we should exercise discernment as to who’s Christ is it that these people are representing?
If we give recognition that this man died in the name of Christ omitting the important distinctions then we are guilty of legitimising error and damnable heresies that Roman Catholicism truly represents.
This makes no difference even if we are opposed to Rome, we must never allow nor take it for granted that we allow our compassion as a means to ligitimise any impression that these events give’s, whether intentionally and unintentionally, be it out of the best intentions we must be ever so careful that we are not leading many into giving them an excuse in their pursuits for false unity and legitimising their compromising with Idolaters and those who lie about Christ, this does nothing other than to misrepresent his name in doing so leading many away from scriptural authority.
We should not be encouraging further mass ecumenical integration putting any distinction aside between the true Christian faith and False Christian belief, this is easy to do when we are distracted by the events that are in the world and we must be clearer and leave people without any doubts as to what the Biblical position is, and in all matters that we are faced with.
It is right to condemn the brutal and murderous acts that are carried out in the name of Islam. They defy the very commandments of Moses, who said thou shalt not kill and they claim to uphold the teachings of Moses, we some times get the correct and relevant information concerning those who are genuine believers in the evangelical churches across the world, who have not bowed the knee to Rome or Islam, but are persecuted for their faith, we should be praying for them.
These are not even Catholics but these Christian groups that are not be reported and brought to the attention of the churches in western Europe, the report says this Quote;
Turkey (MNN) — As if believers in Turkey didn’t have enough to deal with, evangelical leaders are now receiving death threats from ISIS.
“These threats are against Islamic converts to Christianity,” Rody Rodeheaver of International Needs explains.
“ISIS wants to make an example of them, and are threatening to do just that.”
What we read in the media concerning the catholic church almost causes us to forget where non-catholic believers are suffering for their faith in other parts of the world. We must also bear in mind that we have a responsibility to remember the persecuted believers in other countries as and when it is reported, according to Barnabas Fund:
(Not an endorsement)
Buddhist mob threatens to assault Sri Lankan pastor
A mob of around 100 people, led by two Buddhist monks, stormed the Sunday worship service of a church in Sri Lanka on 10 January and threatened to assault the pastor unless he stopped the service. And an authorised Christian burial in a public cemetery was disrupted despite a police protective presence.
“Who are you?” the mob shouted at the pastor of a church in Alawwa, in the Kurunegala District. “Is your church registered? In the event you continue this service we will physically assault you!” Several of the mob then attempted to attack a young female member of the church.
The previous Sunday, a villager had forced his way onto the church premises at around 9 am, during the Sunday worship service, and began to make a video recording of the service using his mobile phone.
When the church pastor attempted to file a complaint about the mob threats, the police officer in charge refused to lodge the incident. He told the pastor that he should stop all worship activities and said that the police would not provide the pastor or the church any protection.
A few days earlier in the neighbouring Puttalam District, a mob of Buddhist villagers began to gather in Serukele as a pastor was preparing to conduct a Christian burial at the village public cemetery at 9 am on 6 January.
Prior to the burial, a group of Buddhist monks had gone to the Assistant Government Agent’s office to complain against Christian burials in the public cemetery after they heard that local Christians were preparing a Christian burial there.
The pastor was denied permission to conduct the burial on the church premises, but police told the pastor to bury the body in a public cemetery close to the church. Police assured the pastor that they would provide protection during the burial.
Yet, in spite of police presence at the burial, villagers began to surround the cemetery. The police officer in charge arrived at the scene and told the pastor to conduct the burial in another village instead. Then, because Buddhist monks had protested, he then ordered the pastor to confirm in writing that he would not attempt to bury any more Christians in the public cemetery.
Sri Lanka’s constitution affords Buddhism “the foremost place”. Buddhist activists demand rights and privileges for their own powerful elite at the expense of other religions, and Christian pastors are frequently harassed by police and local Buddhist monks.
Friday Church prayer meeting attacked by Muslim mob in Abuja, Nigeria
On Friday 15 July, more than 100 Muslim extremist youths attacked a church on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, as the church congregation gathered for a prayer meeting. According to local reports, the attackers shouted that “only Muslims have the right to pray on Friday” and “Christians are only allowed to worship on Sunday” before the mob began physically assaulting the Christians and causing damage to the church building. Friday is the Islamic holy day, the focal point of which is midday prayers at the mosque. Some of the Christians were badly beaten and it was reported that church windows and musical instruments inside the church were broken.
The attack occurred less than a week after a pastor’s wife was murdered, also in Abuja, and has led Christian leaders to call on Nigeria’s Muslim President, Muhammadu Buhari, to publicly condemn the recent violence against Christians: “To ignore the barbaric attacks on us in Abuja is a dangerous signal. Their silence gives the impression they don’t care what happens to us,” said one pastor.
Explosives were thrown into the stove chimney of a Kazakh house church in Mongolia on the night of 27 December, just days after the local church had celebrated Christmas. “Believers decided not to come together for a while,” he said. “They [are] afraid of a repetition of the explosions in the homes of believers.”
Mongolian Kazakhs live mostly in the far-western Bayan-Ölgiy province, which borders China and Russia, and is close to Kazakhstan. In Bayan-Ölgiy province, Mongolian Kazakhs constitute around 80% of the population and are strongly influenced by Islamic traditions.
In Ölgii, capital of Bayan-Ölgiy province, the mosque is placed at an unusual angle within the fabric of the city, orienting the building exactly towards Mecca. The city houses a madrassa (Islamic religious school) and various Turkish and Saudi organisations. Top students who graduate in this area often continue their education in Turkey.
Mongolia as a whole is majority Buddhist, although there is a growing Muslim influence in the country’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar, where – with the help of the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency and other Muslim organisations – the city’s first Islamic Cultural centre was opened in 2010.
The Church in Mongolia is small but growing. Some estimate that over 4% of the country’s population is Christian. In capital city Ulaanbaatar, the first group of Christian believers was founded 16 years ago. Today, there are four Christian groups, numbering around 60 converts to Christianity in total.
Converts to Christianity endure a great deal of persecution and many Christians have been arrested by police. Local Muslims and police repeatedly disrupt Christian gatherings and threaten to burn their houses. According to the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), some churches have reported great difficulty in obtaining the official registration that is required for religious groups to function legally.
Hebrews 13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
We must continue to pray for them and encourage them, I have often been guilty of neglecting this, but if anyone should shine through their faith, true faith is shown by those who are suffering for his name’s sake, these people are an example to all of us.
In spite of the rising threat of murderous Islamic extremists, we hold to the belief that faithful Catholics do not die for the same Christ as we read in Bible and they have not died in the name of the biblical christ, we must recognise those who have, Muslims will make no distinction concerning who is a Christian.
Muslims will even include the Jehovah’s witnesses and Mormons etc and describe them as Christians, they just hate christ, but they do not know what they are speaking about, we have many Christ’s who are in the world and many are false Christs, but they believe by killing, they are doing Allah a great service.
For bible based conservative evangelicals, we must realise for one Christian who is killed as Tertullian said The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
In recent weeks of witnessing I have seen and heard of intimidation of preachers on the streets of our cities by Islamic extremists, who are spouting out venom and hatred towards both Jews and Christians.
Just the other day one such extremist stated that when Muslims pray in the mosques they pray against Jews and Christians. (this was recorded on tape). The followers of Christ, on the other hand, pray for their enemies that God would extend His mercy towards them, forgive them and save even them!
Whilst the extremists hate their enemies the followers of Christ love their enemies by doing as Christ taught:
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:43-48)
Pray for the street preachers that God may protect them, and enable them to withstand intimidation and threats by extremists of all shapes and hues, not just Islamic.
Although our preaching may be uncompromising and radical it must be tempered by an attitude of love. There are those that speak peace and love with their mouths and yet hatred is in their hearts. It is not what a person says that is important but what they do. The follower of Christ is no deceiver, they do not have to go out of their way to prove anything, they simply get on with it and do as their Lord bids them.
We must preach and make no alliance with those who claim to be Christians but do not hold to the doctrines of Christ.
As the days and weeks lay ahead may be intense, we must still pray that the gospel will reach out to them.