SWEET FREEDOM DAILY DEVOTIONAL: Islamic Jihadism Is Evil Incarnate

…what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted….
2 Timothy 3:11-12
Who’d rather read, “The godly shall never suffer persecution”? Me. But we do. So did Christians in the time of the apostles. And they are suffering now – around the world, but especially under the lash of Islamic terrorism.
Who, just a few years ago, could have imagined the so-called Islamic State – or ISIS, or ISIL, or Daesh, or whatever you want to call it – appearing on the scene and literally crucifying Christians, including children; or that they would brag about beheadings; or that they would be committing mass executions of Christians? That’s evil incarnate – but the big-dog media don’t like to talk about it, and neither do liberal politicians.
And that’s only one strand of Islamic terrorism. There’s al Qaeda and there are other jihadist movements, all of which are dedicated to the extermination or subjugation of Christians. There’s a global war against Christianity in the name of Islam – and a lot of us don’t even know about it, because the lamestream media don’t think it’s newsworthy.
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Today, challenge yourself to keep informed about the Jihadist threat. Pray for courage, pray for God’s protection of our country, pray for our leaders to defeat this death cult, and pray for threatened Christians around the world.
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