Christian Persecution Update

The Grand Finale: Turkey: Attacks on churches spike as some blame Christians for COVID-19

Psalm 25:19. Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

Psalm 38:19. But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Psalm 41:7. All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.

Psalm 69:4. They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

Psalm 69:14. Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

Matthew 10:22. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Mark 13:13. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Luke 6:22. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

Luke 21:17. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.

John 7:7. The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

John 15:18. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

John 15:23. He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matt. 24:9-14).

The Grand Finale: Turkey: Attacks on churches spike as some blame Christians for COVID-19

Satellite broadcaster SAT-7 calls for calm as coronavirus-fueled anger targets Christians in ‘climate of fear, hatred’

EASTON, Md. — A satellite television broadcaster in the Middle East is using its unique platform to show that Christians are not a threat as angry protesters attack churches and some blame Christians for COVID-19.

After a recent arson attempt on a church in Istanbul — Turkey’s largest city — the suspect told police that he wanted to burn down the church because, he said, Christians and other minorities “were responsible for COVID-19.”

At another church in the city, protesters tore down the cross — a sign of rising tensions and social unrest in a nation that’s become increasingly hostile to Christianity.

SAT-7 TURK — the only Christian network broadcasting every day in the Turkish language — is encouraging local Christians to respond to the attacks and persecution by “living out their faith with love and taking the path of peace.”

The latest attacks come amid varying reports that the US troop pullback in neighboring northeast Syria last fall created a “vacuum” that allowed Turkish-backed militants to persecute Christians and other minorities, causing thousands to flee from their homes.

“We know first-hand the climate of hatred and its devastating effects on Turkey and on the churches exposed to it,” Turkish presenter Senem Ekener said. “We aim to counter that with lives that reflect Christ.”

Slammed by soaring unemployment and coronavirus-related financial hardships, some Turks have been looking for a scapegoat to vent their anger — putting Christians and other minorities in the direct line of protests.

“The pandemic has created fear and frustration in Turkey, with Christians sometimes being blamed for the problem,” said Dr. Rex Rogers, president of SAT-7 USA, a Christian network that broadcasts 24/7 in local languages across the Middle East and North Africa, (MENA – ‘the many’, Arabic/Muslim countries beholden to MbS for financial, political, religious and military reasons) using local presenters.

‘Everything Has Been Taken Away’

“The current situation is so fragile… everything we trusted has been taken away,” said co-presenter Volkan Er, referring to mass job losses and uncertainty in the nation of 84 million where less than one percent of the population is Christian.

Even before the pandemic and related business lockdowns, Turkey’s unemployment rate hovered around 13 percent, with many families living on the edge. In recent weeks, reports of domestic violence have increased as desperation sets in.

During the health crisis, SAT-7 has seen interest in its social media channels skyrocket, as anxious Turks look for answers in the Christian faith and the lives of believers.

More viewers have contacted the television channel with questions about Christianity each day in the past few months than any day in the previous five (5) years since Turkish-language broadcasts began (also, 2015 was when the Beast made his entrance on the world scene in the Middle East). “When we turn to the Bible, we see how God removes all barriers, and we see his call for peace,” said Ekener.

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About SAT-7
Launched in 1996, SAT-7  — with its international headquarters in Cyprus — broadcasts Christian and educational satellite television programs to more than 30 million people in the Middle East and North Africa. Its mission is to make the gospel available to everyone, and support the church in its life, work and witness for Jesus Christ. SAT-7 broadcasts 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi (Persian) and Turkish, using multiple satellite channels and online services.

Contact:
Matti Stevenson  
mstevenson@inchristcommunications.com
719-360-0586

In His Service.

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Beast comes from the ‘bottomless pit’ of (5) evil, money, power, influence and corruption. House of Saud. 15,000 (5+5+5) family members. 5,000 (5) ‘princes.’  $500 (5) billion NEOM Babylon. He will receive a ‘deadly satanic wound that was healed.’ (false, deceiving, satanic ‘resurrection.’ A ‘Coup’ with a Sword.)  Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) is the 8th King, who comes from the line or lineage of the seven (7) House of Saud kings before him, and is the ‘Son of Perdition’ and will go to ‘Perdition.’

Man-by-Satan (MbS). This is ‘the’ man who will lead the world via his G20 2020 Presidency.

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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