Skip to comments.Radicals blow up Bible Society building in Gaza
Posted on 03/02/2006 7:01:58 AM PST by Sopater
Gaza (MNN) -- Armed militants threatened to blow up the building that houses the Palestine Bible Society office in Gaza on February 28th unless leaders shut its doors. The promise was fulfilled yesterday.
E3 Partners Tom Doyle describes what happening. "The Muslim terrorists broke the windows in and then threw in home-made bombs in the building. They sprayed out Bible Society of Gaza and wrote, leave our land. Get out of here. God is greater. Following in the footsteps of the prophet Mohammed."
Doyle says the attitude of Christians in the region is incredible. "They feel bad about the building. They're thankful nobody was hurt. We told them that Mission Network News had put this out and thousands of people were praying around. Over and over they were saying, 'thank the good people for praying for us because we just sensed God's presence in the midst of this and we weren't afraid."
Hamas, now in power in Gaza, did not claim responsibility, but ironically blamed the attack on a more radical Muslim group. Doyle doesn't expect the situation to get any better. "You've got Hamas, you have al Qaeda in, you have Hezbollah -- the Iranian group, and we just saw that the Iranians are giving $250 million dollars to Hamas. This is a terrorist group leading the government."
While these attacks are intended to curtail the spread of the Gospel, Doyle says it's doing just the opposite. "You see believers that have before had a little bit of fear all of a sudden just feel the presence of God and the spirit welling up in them and they become more brave and more out there with their faith. And so, whenever there's persecution, good things happen."
Pray for E3 Partners in the days ahead, because they're planning a training conference. "Next month we have our biggest meeting ever in the Middle East. 150 pastors will be meeting for five days of planning, training, prayer and strategy involvement in their area to come up with hopefully God's plan to get the Gospel out in a better way and to reach more people and to plant more churches."
Funding is need to help sponsor pastors in this area of the world where God is working in a mighty way.
wow, i hope no korans were defiled by falling debris - that would just be terrible
Muslims fear the truth more than their own death!!
We'll pass anti-blasphemy laws when they do.
Whats a few Churches burned and a Bible study group bombed ? Nothing. Now a cartoon, Thats something worth rioting over. S/
If the mainstream media were objective, something like this would certainly merit prominent coverage. But of course since it involves Muslim wrongdoing, it will be ignored or downplayed...
Can we kill them all, NOW?
Welcome to Dihimitude. All the lefty churchmen with their fashionable theology have elected Palestinian Emir Stork over the Israeli Prime Minister Log. Today it's in Gaza. Tomorrow... or even this afternoon it will be in Westminster Abbey.
In the past, I had often wondered how Hitler and his boys could possibly get away with the stuff they did, on their way into power. It didn't make sense that folks wouldn't spot the obvious.
I don't really wonder anymore ... we're seeing the same thing now, in how the left (and don't forget Pat Buchanan) defend the Islamic fascists.
The "Roadmap" to Hell.
Imagine if Christians had blown up a Koran society building somewhere! The riots, burnings, lootings, and howls for "jihad" (for the umpteenth time) would be heard on the moon.
Whenever the church is persecuted, that is the time of it's greatest growth. And remember Jesus words, "They hated me, don't be surprised if they hate you." We all need to pray for these Christians and all the Christians in Palestine and Israel. They are going to have a great persecution in the coming years. The muslims also need to know Christ and his good news. That is the only solution to this conflict. Another thought, you'll never see this story on TV.
What a cruel joke. These animals can't even live in peace with Arab Christians within their own territory.
It also involves Christianity, a double whammy. Nothing important to report here.
hey...cut Bush some slack...you know that the Road Map to hell is paved with good intentions. [extreme sarcasm]
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Has the Church of England condemned Israel yet?
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