Obama Administration considered to be a facilitator of ‘Christian’ persecution



Various ones have raised concerns that the persecution of those who claim a version of the Christian faith is being at least indirectly facilitated by lack of condemnation and action by the Obama Administration as well as by certain steps President Obama has taken against those who hold to certain beliefs:

January 24, 2014

In Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, and China, Christians face daily persecution. In Africa, millions starve and millions more face threats from deadly infections and violent Jihadist movements…

In anticipation of their meeting, here are five questions Pope Francis should ask President Obama, a fellow professing Christian.

Why are you persecuting nuns?…

Why are you persecuting the unborn? Since the Supreme Court invented a constitutional right to abortion in 1973, 55 million innocent children have been killed…President Obama has supported the abortion movement his entire political career, and Obamacare’s mandate requiring employers to provide abortifacients is but the latest example…

Why are you persecuting those who believe in biblical marriage? State senator Obama and U.S. Senator Obama embraced the biblical view of marriage – one man, one woman— until 2012. After his re-election, President Obama’s view on gay marriage allegedly “evolved,” after which his administration refused to defend the Defense of Marriage Act and instead threw its weight behind the legal effort to undermine traditional marriage…

When will you embrace the biblical view of work? The Bible notes that God created men and women to work, but President Obama apparently skipped that part of Genesis. By denigrating entrepreneurs and business owners, attacking industries and incentivizing long-term unemployment, President Obama has lowered labor participation and increased government dependency…

When will America lead in the Middle East? Fresh off his recent capitulation to Iranian nuclear ambition, President Obama relaxed the economic sanctions that crippled the Iranian regime and created space for Iran to pursue uranium enrichment for weaponization purposes, thereby strengthening its influence in the Middle East. American withdrawal in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt and Syria invites further religious persecution and Jihadist terror. The Pope would be wise to remind President Obama of America’s indispensable role as protector of human rights and human freedom.

Prominent indicators confirm that the U.S. is the chief facilitator of the persecution of Christians around the world today.

According to the recently released 2014 World Watch List, which ranks the 50 nations where Christians are most persecuted, Syria is the third worst nation in the world in which to be Christian, Iraq is fourth, Afghanistan fifth, and Libya 13th. All four countries receive the strongest designation, “extreme persecution” (other designations are “severe,” “moderate,” and “sparse” persecution).

Aside from being so closely and harshly ranked, these four nations have something else in common: heavy U.S. involvement. Three-Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya-were “liberated” thanks to U.S. forces, while in the fourth, Syria, the U.S. is actively sponsoring “freedom fighters” against the regime, many of whom would be better labeled “terrorists.”

The Syrian situation alone indicts U.S. foreign policy. According to Reuters:

“Open Doors, a non-denominational group supporting persecuted Christians worldwide, said on Wednesday it had documented 2,123 “martyr” killings, compared with 1,201 in 2012. There were 1,213 such deaths in Syria alone last year, it said. “This is a very minimal count based on what has been reported in the media and we can confirm,” said Frans Veerman, head of research for Open Doors. Estimates by other Christian groups put the annual figure as high as 8,000.”

While most Americans are shielded from the true nature of the war by the U.S. media’s reluctance to report on it, Arabic media, websites, and activists daily report and document atrocity after atrocity-beheadings and bombed churches, Christians slaughtered for refusing to convert to Islam, and countless abducted for ransom or rape-at the hands of those whom the U.S. supports…

The Blaze reports that Dr. David Curry, president of Open Doors, charged that the Obama administration has essentially declined to make the protection of religious minorities a priority . . . “There are many instances where the vacuum of leadership and spokesmanship has created a real problem,” said the human rights leader. “I would say that every significant data point on this year’s ‘2014 Watch List’ is worse-and I think a factor in it is a lack of leadership from Western governments including . . . the U.S. in terms of religious freedom.”

But it’s worse than that. http://www.christianpost.com/news/confirmed-the-united-states-is-the-chief-facilitator-of-christian-persecution-113061/

The world’s most ancient Christian communities are being destroyed — and no one cares Christians in the Middle East have been the victims of pogroms and persecution. Where’s the outrage in the West?…

The Arab Spring, and to a lesser extent the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, were touted as the catalysts for a major historic shift in the region. From Egypt to Syria to Iraq, the Middle East’s dictatorships would be succeeded by liberal, democratic regimes. Years later, however, there is very little liberality or democracy to show. Indeed, what these upheavals have bequeathed to history is a baleful, and barely noticed legacy: The near-annihilation of the world’s most ancient communities of Christians.

The persecution of Christians throughout the Middle East, as well as the silence with which it has been met in the West, are the subject of journalist Ed West’s Kindle Single “The Silence of Our Friends.” The booklet is a brisk and chilling litany of horrors: Discriminatory laws, mass graves, unofficial pogroms, and exile. The persecuted are not just Coptic and Nestorian Christians who have relatively few co-communicants in the West, but Catholics, Orthodox, and Protestants as well.

Throughout the Middle East the pattern is the same. Christians are murdered in mob violence or by militant groups. Their churches are bombed, their shops destroyed, and their homes looted. Laws are passed making them second-class citizens, and the majority of them eventually leave. http://theweek.com/article/index/255403/the-worlds-most-ancient-christian-communities-are-being-destroyed-mdash-and-no-one-cares

What has happened to the Copts, Nestorians, Protestants, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholics, and others in Islamic and other lands (there has also been a lot of persecution in India) via persecution is wrong.  Of course, I have never believed that Barack Obama was a true Christian.

The Obama Administration has taken steps against certain biblical beliefs and religious freedom in the USA, while, in the view of some, not taken sufficient steps to halt the persecution of those who profess Christ in lands around the world.  Including Islamic lands where the USA has exerted significant military influence.  This abandonment of moral leadership is sad.

Might the lessons of history teach us something here?

There was a ten year persecution from 303-313 A.D., unleashed by Roman Emperor Diocletian, that resulted in many deaths.  During this time, a one warring leader was rising up.  His name was Constantine and he halted the persecution at first by legalizing Christianity in the Roman Empire in 313 (known as the Edict of Milan, though some doubt an actual edict was issued then).  But then later, in 332, Emperor Constantine issued his Edict Against Heretics, which resulted in the persecution of those who did not accept what I have referred to as “Constantinian Christianity.”

While I am not trying to indicate that the Obama Administration will take actions like Diocletian did, will the increased persecution of various ones that profess Christ also result in a leader, a new type of warring ’emperor’ over much of the lands of the old Roman Empire or so-called ‘Holy Roman Empire’ to rise up?

The Bible shows that a warring leader will arise (Revelation 13:4).  It also teaches that while he (known as the Beast and the final King of the North) will come in with claims of peace, he will become a major persecutor of those who will not go along with his claimed version of Christianity.  It will be worse than the Inquisition.  Here are some passages from the Bible that discuss some of this:

21 And in his place shall arise a vile person, to whom they will not give the honor of royalty; but he shall come in peaceably, and seize the kingdom by intrigue.  (Daniel 11:21-22)

25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High,
Shall persecute the saints of the Most High,
And shall intend to change times and law.
Then the saints shall be given into his hand
For a time and times and half a time.  (Daniel 7:25)

4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”

5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. 6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. 7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. (Revelation 13:4-10)

The current persecution of those that profess Christ around the world is wrong.  Those who profess Christ, including US President Barack Obama, should speak out strongly against what is happening now.

The time is coming when persecution of the truly faithful will be more intense, worldwide, than we are seeing today.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Persecutions by Church and State This article documents some that have occurred against those associated with the COGs and some prophesied to occur. Will those with the cross be the persecutors or the persecuted–this article has the shocking answer. There is also a YouTube video sermon you can watch: The Coming Persecution of the Church. Here is information in the Spanish language: Persecuciones de la Iglesia y el Estado.
Can you see the ‘Handwriting on the Wall’? Thousands of years ago, King Belshazzar saw a hand appear at a big party he was hosting. The hand wrote Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin. Shortly after the Prophet Daniel explained it, his empire was taken over and King Belshazzar died. Is this applicable today? Are there signs right before our eyes that show that the end is coming to the United States and its Anglo-descended allies. Do abortions, sexual immorality, celebrity pornography, and increased debt mean anything? What does the Bible show?
Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? Has the Roman Catholic Church allowed abortions? What about the real Church of God? Some may also, or instead, wish to view the YouTube video Abortion, the Bible, and US Debt.
Cross-dressing and other assaults against your children.  What should you do? Is there an agenda to turn your children and/or grandchildren away from biblical morality and towards practices promoted by homosexuals? What does the Bible teach about cross-dressing? What should parents do? If there is an agenda, what has been going on?  There is also a YouTube video on this, titled Cross dressing and Other Assaults Against Your Children.
The Bible Condemns Homosexuality “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality?  Can homosexuals change?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? In the Spanish language check out ¿Quién es el Rey del Norte? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. A video of possible interest may be Will Will USA Spying Help the Beast Power?
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
The Final Phase of the Work What is the final phase of the work? Who will lead it? Do you have the courage to support it? Here is a related YouTube video titled The Final Phase of the Work. The written article has been translated into Spanish La Fase Final de la Obra.
Leading the Final Phase of the Work Matthew 24:14 teaches “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come ” will be fulfilled and RCG is not the group doing this. Who is leading the final phase of the work? What did Herbert Armstrong and the old WCG teach about that and about prophets? Does Bob Thiel meet the criteria that the Bible and the old WCG set? What is the proof? What has the Continuing Church of God been doing? This is a sermonette length video.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Edition for Second Obama Term This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about a Republican choice. This book is available to order at www.barackobamaprophecy.com. The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Republican Leaders? Second Edition for Second Obama Term.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition. This electronic version is available for only US$2.99. And you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon s Free Reader Apps. After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition.

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