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Fifty Christians Burned Alive in Pastor's Home in Nigeria
Christian Post ^ | July 16, 2012|11:47 | Stoyan Zaimov

Posted on 07/22/2012 7:15:42 AM PDT by daniel1212

As the attacks on Nigeria's Christians continued in full force this past week, a particularly grisly attack saw fifty believers burned to death at their pastor's home, where they had fled for refuge from a terrorist attack.

Reports disclosed that over 100 people were killed by armed terrorists this past week, who went on a 12-village killing spree in Nigeria's Plateau state. Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has once again taken responsibility for the assaults.

Different sources have shared various reports of the number of lost lives from last week's assault on Christians, which have been occurring on a weekly basis for many months in Nigeria. But a story last week by the Baptist Press confirmed that about 50 members of the Church of Christ in Nigeria in the village of Maseh were burned alive after they took refuge in their pastor's house following a terrorist raid.

"Fifty of our church members were killed in the church building where they had fled to take refuge. They were killed alongside the wife of the pastor and children," said the Rev. Dachollom Datiri, vice president of the Church of Christ in Nigeria, in a July 11 interview.

Officials from the church confirmed that over 100 members were killed through various villages in Nigeria,...

"Nigeria is truly becoming the new killing field for Christians. Hundreds of Christians have already been brutally murdered – including women and children – by the Boko Haram," said Open Doors, USA spokesman Jerry Dykst. "The Boko Haram earlier this week said that all Christians need to turn to Islam or 'they would never know peace again.' Their goal is make all of Nigeria a country run and dominated by Shariah law.

Some Nigerian security officials have claimed that Muslim Fulani tribesmen, who populate the Plateau State, could have aided Boko Haram in their bid to get rid of Christians from the North and establish Islamic dominance over all of Nigeria."I don't think that Boko Haram could, out of nowhere, have raided these villages. They couldn't do that without local support and collaboration," said Nigerian criminal justice consultant Innocent Chukwuma.

"Attacks on Christian villages are not new in Plateau State, as Fulani tribesmen are known to have raided Christian communities in the past," further explained Heritage Foundation Africa analyst Morgan Roach.

"Should Boko Haram be responsible, this would deviate from its past tactics, which have tended to be more sophisticated," he added.

Nigeria's citizens have been critical of the government's response to the on-going attacks, and have called for more to be done to counter Boko Haram's terrorism activities.

Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has also called upon the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee for the U.S to officially declare Boko Haram a terrorist organization that the international community needs to battle against.

"This would be the equivalent of designating Bin Laden as a terrorist, but failing to designate al-Qaida as a terrorist organization," Ortisejafor told the committee in response to only select members of Boko Haram being branded as terrorists.

"There are certain Muslim extremists who believe that Nigeria must be an Islamic nation [and] Boko Haram is the body that is fronting for this group of persons… [Nigeria] has a very well divided population among the two major religions [Christianity and Islam], so it's not possible to Islamize Nigeria," the pastor added.


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Christian Persecution in Nigeria Africa (By Pastor Baber George)

MUHAMMAD VERSUS JESUS Christ

1 posted on 07/22/2012 7:15:54 AM PDT by daniel1212
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To: daniel1212

The “Reverends” are on their way.


2 posted on 07/22/2012 7:21:23 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: daniel1212

When real retribution comes to the muslim world for the war they are waging against the West (i.e., judeo-christianity), I hope it makes what happened to Germany and Japan during their latter war years look like a picnic. So many millions dead they’d never raise a hand again against the West. Then I woke up and realized it was only a dream unfulfilled.


3 posted on 07/22/2012 7:29:28 AM PDT by john drake
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To: john drake

Jesus knows who his own people are. And he will deal appropriately with these killers.


4 posted on 07/22/2012 7:36:38 AM PDT by lurk
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To: daniel1212; All
Obama campaigns for Odinga in Kenya on American taxpayer dollar in 2008, and when Odinga lost the presidential race, he caused riots that killed thousands

October 27, 2008 – Sen. Barack Obama campaigned on Marxist Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s behalf in Kenya in 2006 and, with the help of the son of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, raised nearly $1 million for Odinga’s campaign. When Odinga lost his presidential election, he refused to accept the results and incited riots resulting in thousands being macheted to death or burned alive in their churches.

A video shows Obama with Odinga at an HIV event – and it shows the aftermath of Odinga’s rioters destroying lives and property after the election loss.

Obama traveled throughout Kenya with Odinga and spoke on his behalf at numerous rallies, according to The Washington Times. During his speeches, Obama criticized Odinga’s opponent, President Mwai Kibaki. According to Obama: “The [Kenyan] people have to suffer over corruption perpetrated by government officials.” Obama took trips to Kenya at taxpayer expense in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

His trip in 2006 was also designed to help Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement strategize how to defeat Kibaki. Obama was supposedly in Kenya on a HIV fact-finding trip as part of his official duties as a U.S. Senator. The American taxpayer footed the bill.

The Odinga-inspired rioting resulted in more than 1,000 people killed by machetes, shootings, or having the homes burned to the ground. At least 800 Christian churches were damaged from rampaging, machete-wielding Odinga supporters.

In one grisly killing spree, 50 Assembly of God members were locked in their church before it was set ablaze by Odinga supporters. Those fleeing were hacked to death by machetes

http://www.zimbio.com/Mwai+Kibaki/articles/9/Obama+and+Machete+Politics

5 posted on 07/22/2012 7:37:52 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: daniel1212

This website details daily attacks by Moslems:

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/index.html#Attacks

It demonstrates that the Islamic Jihad is worldwide - and we need to educate and start striking back to contain this virus that is spreading!


6 posted on 07/22/2012 7:42:31 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: daniel1212

Is Holder sending guns to Boko Haram?


7 posted on 07/22/2012 7:46:35 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: daniel1212

The church will continue to grow in Nigeria.


8 posted on 07/22/2012 7:46:35 AM PDT by Gamecock (We don't come to Christ to be born again; rather, we are born again in order to come to Christ. RCS)
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To: john drake; metmom; boatbums; caww; presently no screen name; smvoice

I seek their salvation while condemning the false faith behind it. And they will be judged according to truth. (Rm. 2:2) And in so doing, as to whosoever much is given, of him shall much be required, (Lk. 12:48) so those who know better, who were enlightened by the truth of the Biblical gospel, yet war against it, even to the point of favoring Islam, can be worthy of the “greater damnation.”

But may we all walk in “the fear of God and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost,” (Acts 9:31) by faith in the risen Lord Jesus, who gave Himself for us.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 7:50:16 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: patriot08

Oh, i thought he was a Tea Party member!


10 posted on 07/22/2012 7:57:23 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

While BHO celebrates Ramadan!


11 posted on 07/22/2012 8:00:25 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: BCW

“Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. “ (Galatians 4:28-29)


12 posted on 07/22/2012 8:02:10 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212
From Wiki but I think accurate:

Ideology

Boko Haram was founded as an indigenous Salafist group, turning itself into a Salafist Jihadist group in 2009.[7] It proposes that interaction with the Western World is forbidden, and also supports opposition to the Muslim establishment and the government of Nigeria.[24] The group publicly extols its ideology despite the fact that its founder and former leader Muhammad Yusuf was himself a highly educated man who lived a lavish life and drove a Mercedes Benz.[19]

The members of the group do not interact with the local Muslim population[25] and have carried out assassinations in the past of any one who criticizes it, including Muslim clerics.[23]


I am not getting into a religious debate but those worried about Mormons might find a better use for their time in fighting these atrocities.

Even "regular" muslims object to this "religion". IMHO.

13 posted on 07/22/2012 8:03:14 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: patriot08

And how strange that this was not reported much, if at all, by the MSM, which is so quick to implicate conservatives with rampages.


14 posted on 07/22/2012 8:05:11 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

Where is Hussein celebrating today?


15 posted on 07/22/2012 8:07:44 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: daniel1212

Monstrous evil. RIP.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 8:17:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Tunehead54

Muhammad Yusuf was himself a highly educated man who lived a lavish life and drove a Mercedes Benz............................................. That’s like the reports I got from Iranians complaining about their imported mullahs that were brought in by Khomeini to lead Iran after 1979. Agrrrrrrr. Its Africa with all it’s clans and tribes, the dark continent continues to remain stuck in time with all it’s strife.


17 posted on 07/22/2012 8:24:01 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: daniel1212
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No.

Obama's campaigning on the American tax payer dollar for the mass murderer, Islamist Odinga (who burned alive 50 Christians in their church and hacked to death those who tried to flee with machetes) was not reported by the MSM. They covered it up. The truth came out via Conservative web sites on the net.

Few Americans are aware of this to this day.


18 posted on 07/22/2012 8:24:31 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Oooooooh, those fun-loving moozlums. Who are we to judge? Aren’t all cultures equal? (ubersarc)


19 posted on 07/22/2012 8:33:10 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: daniel1212; All
Obama campaigning for Odinga in 2008


20 posted on 07/22/2012 8:44:36 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: daniel1212
For in the end, we remain “one nation, under God, indivisible.” And we can only achieve “liberty and justice for all” if we live by that one rule at the heart of every religion, including Islam—that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us. Thank you all for being here, and I wish you a blessed Ramadan. And with that, let’s eat.

In the world according to 0b0z0, someone should of warned this family know how peaceful Islams really are... my heart pours out to these Christians.

21 posted on 07/22/2012 8:50:11 AM PDT by nothinglefttolose (I heart Rush)
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To: daniel1212

Celebrate Diversity!

/sarc

Islam is the face of evil on planet Earth. No two ways about it.


22 posted on 07/22/2012 9:06:05 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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23 posted on 07/22/2012 9:08:08 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks daniel1212.


24 posted on 07/22/2012 9:09:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: daniel1212

yeah ya know it really galls me but it seems the only benefit to being a Christian is getting to suffer for it. Still, I am one.


25 posted on 07/22/2012 9:16:13 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Tunehead54

Mormons. Muslims. Pagan. Devil worshippers. All the same.


26 posted on 07/22/2012 9:17:47 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: patriot08

There is something very disturbing about an American campaigning in a foreign country, especially a candidate for POTUS doing so.


27 posted on 07/22/2012 9:30:43 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

It’s disturbing enough to be illegal, which it actually is. Obama skates.


28 posted on 07/22/2012 9:32:02 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Gamecock
"The church will continue to grow in Nigeria."

Exactly.

29 posted on 07/22/2012 9:36:37 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: daniel1212

So horrible..Prayers for our Christian brothers and sisters.


30 posted on 07/22/2012 9:54:17 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: StAnDeliver

Meanwhile, we are more concerned about muslims killing muslims in Syria. It was “genocide” when nominally Christian Serbia fought muslim Albanians in Kosovo, warranting international sanctions and military intervention. The West is showing that it is all too willing to permit another Rwanda, whether it be in Darfur or Nigeria, as long as it’s not the muslims who are being slaughtered and the oil keeps flowing.


31 posted on 07/22/2012 9:55:43 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: PghBaldy

He broke the Logan Act by doing this.


32 posted on 07/22/2012 9:59:03 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Which he did illegally too.

I wonder if he ever apologized to the African Christian community for his sins against the Church?


33 posted on 07/22/2012 10:10:35 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: daniel1212

RoP..
When you do not value your own life,
How can you value anyone else’s?

Islam.. not for the squeamish


34 posted on 07/22/2012 10:15:59 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Gamecock

Scary thought since the church is in decline here...does that mean it will happen here? Inevitably.


35 posted on 07/22/2012 10:20:50 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: daniel1212

The Catholic Church should inform the Christians in Nigeria about having a Secular Arm.


36 posted on 07/22/2012 10:24:27 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: daniel1212
Holy Martyrs of Maseh, pray to God for us.

that which you have spoken in the ear in the chambers, shall be preached on the housetops

fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.

37 posted on 07/22/2012 10:38:30 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: daniel1212
This is in part why I believe the doctrine of rapture and other forms of divine protection from the tribulation to be a flawed interpretation of scripture.

When large scale persecution of Christians has been present since the beginning, why should an American Christian feel that somehow they won't have to face this?

38 posted on 07/22/2012 10:41:27 AM PDT by fso301
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To: daniel1212

If Christians had burned 50 Muslims alive in Nigeria, it would have made banner headlines and evening new lead-offs across the U.S. The bigotry of the liberal media is nearly as appalling as the savagery of the Islamoterrorists.


39 posted on 07/22/2012 10:54:07 AM PDT by American Quilter (On 9/11 I learned everything I need to know about Islam.)
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To: patriot08

Simple question to lib/msm: You say Barry is a Christian and NOT a radical muslim (redundant, I know). If he was a radical muslim, how would any of his policies and behaviors differ from what they have been?

Not at all!


40 posted on 07/22/2012 10:55:48 AM PDT by BigDaddyTX (Don't Mex with Texas)
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To: fso301
It's the difference between historical persecution and martyrdom at various times and in various isolated locales, and a systematic, worldwide attempt to identify and destroy all believers. I've never been able to bring myself to accept a belief that Christians will completely escape Tribulation, persecution and martyrdom in the last days, but there is clear scriptural support for the Church being removed rather than destroyed, leaving an unbelieving world to turn its wrath solely upon Israel. As a result, I won't claim to know at all when believers will be removed, caught up, “raptured,” but indeed they/we will. It would be nice if this were to occur prior to Tribulation and I hope they're right, but it appears to me that persecution and martyrdom will occur before the Church is removed by God.
41 posted on 07/22/2012 11:01:46 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: daniel1212

And the world yawns.


42 posted on 07/22/2012 11:04:53 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: fso301; metmom; boatbums; caww; presently no screen name; smvoice; HarleyD; HossB86; BlueDragon; ...

Actually, rather than escape, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? “ (1 Peter 4:17)

What i see the Scriptures collectively teaching is that the Lord’s return is the “day of Christ,” and is the first resurrection the “resurrection of the just,” “the resurrection of life,” (Jn. 5:28,29; cf. Lk. 14:14; Acts 24:15) which “gathering together unto him” will not occur until “there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. “ (2 Thessalonians 2:3,4)

And which is when living believers meet the Lord in the air, and henceforth shall “ever be with the Lord,” and thus shall go with Him to the battle of Armageddon, and afterwards face the judgment seat of Christ, with believers being rewarded or suffering disapproval and loss according to how they built His church, but being saved despite this, as well as sitting in judgment of the lost at the resurrection of the unjust. (1 Corinthians 3:8ff; 6:2)


43 posted on 07/22/2012 11:14:05 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: yldstrk

jeez, quite the stretch there, but whatever works for ya.


44 posted on 07/22/2012 11:15:16 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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45 posted on 07/22/2012 11:31:35 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: daniel1212

Gosh...one would think Hillary and Huma would rush in to defuse this callimity......

.....or how about Keith Ellison the Muslim Sen. from Minn-—he of MAS and CAIR.........


46 posted on 07/22/2012 12:08:01 PM PDT by sbark
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To: Spunky

Ping for later


47 posted on 07/22/2012 12:32:23 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: nothinglefttolose

Actually, “do unto others as we would have them do unto us” - which atheists also can quote - presupposes an underlying morality in which what is right and best is expressed. What Hitler judge was best for others in the 1930-40’s is certainly different than what than he now thinks in Hell.

The general Christian faith was once the “civil religion” of the US, and reflected in its laws, which is now increasingly reflecting a decidedly different ethos. And is reaping the effects thereof: http://peacebyjesus.witnesstoday.org/RevealingStatistics.html

As said, Article 52 of the constitution of the Soviet Union (1977) stated, “In the USSR, the church is separated from the state, and the school from the church,” which is not actually possible in the ideological sense, and which meant that atheistic ideology would be the functional replacement for the void left by religion.

ACLU (atheists compelled legislation union) types seek the same, supposing that is what the 1st Amendment means, even though for over 150 years afterwards this is not what it was understood to mean (nor a theocracy).


48 posted on 07/22/2012 12:40:06 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212
I know that at times like this it doesn't seem like we will ever see a true peace, but we will. It will be a great joy to meet and talk with these martyrs for Jesus Christ.

I always try to remember these martyrs when I hesitate to share The Gospel and when I do remember them it's pretty easy.

49 posted on 07/22/2012 12:40:06 PM PDT by wmfights
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To: Tunehead54; metmom; boatbums; Springfield Reformer; Gamecock; Colofornian

Thanks for the info. But whenever any man presumes superior authority over the Bible, including formally or effectively claiming to be the uniquely infallible interpreters of it, then the souls as well as the bodies of men are in danger. And Mormonism is no different.


50 posted on 07/22/2012 12:40:06 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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