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Faithful Unto Death

The Associated Press reports that 21 Coptic Christians were beheaded in Libya. They were faithful unto death. Their murderers were Islamic State (IS) members, in affiliation with the main body of IS, which is in Syria and in Iraq. The video shows 21 captives in orange jumpsuits with each captive being led by an IS […]

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How God Saved the Jewish People

The Jewish people have at times faced threats so serious they were considered “existential” — a threat to their very existence. For example, the Jews of Europe are now questioning their future on the continent due to rising anti-Semitism, and many scholars are proclaiming there is no future for Jews there anymore. They are now […]

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This Generation’s Battle

Exodus 17 tells how Amalekites, descendants of Esau’s grandson, attacked the children of Israel in the desert of Sinai during their exodus from Egypt. This unprovoked attack was especially serious and the Israelites battled all day, only achieving victory at nightfall. In response to this demonstration of cruelty, the Lord told Moses that he would […]

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Hope in the Land of Giants!

“There is hope in your future,’ says the Lord, ‘That your children shall come back to their own border’” (Jeremiah 31:17). The story of the Jewish people is unlike any other history of a people group known on the earth. First, their very birth was a miracle because Sarah was well past child-bearing years when […]

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Year in Review: 2014

Now 14 years into a new millennium, the year jerked us back to a past we thought we’d left behind: Beheadings, race riots, Soviet-style conflict, and runaway epidemics. In the subterranean reaches of ancient churches in Mosul, Iraq — turned suddenly and in broad daylight to ISIS shrines — the captives of the 21st century […]

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Sunday in the Middle East

“When Saturday is gone, one will find Sunday,” is an old, Christian Arab proverb that expresses their fear of sharing the terrible fate that has befallen the Jews. In other words, “When the Jews are persecuted, it is as inevitable that the Christians’ turn will come next, as it is that Sunday will follow Saturday.” […]

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Understanding the Chaotic Middle East

If you thought the Middle East was confusing before, it just got a whole lot worse. Alliances are changing daily, borders are being redrawn, and countries thought to be allies of one side are becoming allies of the other. ISIS or ISIL Just figuring out the real name of the bad guys is confusing. There […]

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When Will Gaza Learn Terrorism Doesn’t Pay?

The 25-mile strip of land between the Mediterranean Sea and Israel’s southwest border known as the Gaza Strip, has been home to over ten thousand rockets launched at Israel since 2006 and in return has suffered billions of dollars of damage. As a result of the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, the territory was designated to […]

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Three Ways You Can Transform Iraq

The world is watching with horror as Islamic State jihadists in Iraq crucify Christians, behead children and bury victims alive. When Christians flee ahead of their advance, the terrorists then steal their homes and businesses. They mark them with a red, painted U-shaped symbol with a dot above the center. This is the 14th letter […]

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