Witchcraft, Islam And Humanism Are Filling The Spiritual Void Left By The Dying Church | 05Set2016 15:12:06
A dramatic spiritual paradigm shift is taking place in the western world. At the end of last week, I discussed the fact that more Americans than ever before appear to be turning away from the Christian faith, and this is particularly true among our young people. And while it is undeniable that atheism and agnosticism are both growing rapidly, it is also important to point out that other faiths are on the rise in the western world at the exact same time that Christianity is shrinking. If you are a Christian, what you are about to read should concern you greatly.
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A Christian Church in Burma is destroyed by the military.
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”Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” –Matthew 5:10
As we continue to report on Christian brothers and sisters worldwide being jailed, tortured and killed for their beliefs, a new story emerges in Burma that is a throwback to the persecution of the first century A.D. The government of Burma has now passed new laws restricting the exercise of the Christian faith to such extremes that a permit is now required to just read a Bible.
Peruvian schoolteacher Jaime Gomez and his wife, Telma, gave their hearts to Jesus in 1969 through the influence of Baptist missionaries who came from the United States to the Amazon town of Yurimaguas. After Jaime's conversion, he felt a strong call to ministry, yet he knew he did not have the power to be a witness. A few days later, after seeing a vision of God touching his mouth, Jaime was overcome by heavenly power and spoke in tongues for six straight days.
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Two weeks ago we reported on the rise of indigenous 'Jesus movements' in the Hindu world where people come to faith in Jesus and start following Him, but choose to remain within the cultural context of their birth. This week Ventakesh shares his story.
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