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The Western Church has been silent way too long on Christian Persecution. Christian Leaders in Iraq say the silence of the West has condemned Christians to death. I couldn’t agree more, the silence has been deafening. Since our leader claimed it shameful to consider Christians for migration to the US, some in the church have jumped on the bandwagon totally ignoring the genocide in the blindness and refusal to admit this from our President. They now call for America to open it’s arms to Syrian Refugees regardless of their backgrounds. All feeling quite guilty to follow Christ’s commands to care for each other and care for the widows and children.
I am not going to debate this, but will say the ludicrous accusations from our President that we want a test for religion is just that, Ludicrous. …an age old manipulation technique to turn the tables on truth to shame others.
After two pages of personal information on the application for asylum in the U.S., it asks about religion. Here is a snippet of the first question on part B:
Here is another question that I found very strange:
Really, how many will withhold information if it would put acceptance in jeopardy? Is it any wonder that legitimate Asylum seekers paperwork is buried under the hundreds of thousands of other paperwork?
My point is this, Church’s in the West, including America, have been deafeningly silent about Christian persecution. Seemingly refusing to acknowledge that they are suffering at the extent which is taking place. I hear daily from Pakistani Christians in Thailand asking for help from the Church here. Help for either sponsor their stay, or for aid to pay their rent and food costs…let alone medical costs. Shame on the church. Here is a actual message from a persecuted Christian in Thailand:
I am a Christian Asylum Seeker here in Thailand and I am sure you already know a lot about what is going on here. Recently, pressure by Thai government has made many people go back to Pakistan. What their condition is once they go back is not known. I know I cannot go back whatever happens because I would be arrested at the airport and put in jail and eventually killed. My families life, along with my own life is very precious. I am proud to be a Christian and although I lost everything that I worked for yet I am proud that I was able to help the less fortunate Christians in Pakistan. I did what I needed to do and have no regrets, but what is going to happen to us now. I have a request to please see if there is any church or organization that could help sponsor us, I know it is a difficult request but I know that if Jesus wants it to be so it will happen. I am asking in his name who can do the impossible. Please try and see if anything is possible, people like you are our only hope. Christmas is just around the corner and we are preparing to welcome our Saviour, but we at the same time are praying that we will remain safe and that he will protect us. I hope you do not think I am being bossy but it is just that at this time we are feeling neglected and forsaken. God Bless you and have a Holy Advent. Regards___
It’s only one of many. I have learned that their faith grows in this darkness. I’ve come to know their pain and suffering and it breaks my heart. This is a little of the sufferings I listen to daily and then I see the indifference and silence by our church leaders is disheartening to me me. One retired minister told me that the church he now attends is also silent with no reports shared on the Missions from their own denomination. He took it upon himself to hang a poster of the missions around the world, trying to raise awareness in the congregation.
If you’re unable to sponsor a family to come to the U.S. at least sponsor one family suffering, like in Thailand, every month. Provide food, housing and medical. You would be surprised what only $200.00 American dollars would provide. How can you remain silent when Jesus commanded we care for our brethren? You would rather jump on the wagon for our government than take care of our own??? Shame on you! If you are going to talk about it, put your money where your mouth is or go back to your silence. We will be judged not only as Christians but as a Nation turning our back on God’s people. If your church wants to sponsor a Christian in any way, we can make that happen.
It’s time to actually live what you speak. Look at the picture below, it’s from the Central Jail in Thailand. Christians in shackles for fleeing darkness in Pakistan are now treated with this type of darkness. Keep this image in your mind this Holiday season, Would I be faithful if this were me??? Help them!
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