Islamic Republic of Iran: Intelligence agents arrest convert from Islam to Christianity

 

The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence.

Source: Islamic Republic of Iran: Intelligence agents arrest convert from Islam to Christianity


50 kids per week referred to sex UK change clinics. Experts point at parents for upward trend. – TheBlaze

A United Kingdom news organization, Mirror Online, reported Sunday that 50 children per week in Britain are visiting sex change clinics.

What did the report say?

  • The Mirror published information by some experts who said that the number of referrals to sex change clinics is on the rise due to “the growing acceptance of gender issues.”
  • Children as young as 4 years old are now telling their parents that they want to change their gender.
  • The children visiting the clinics are reportedly unhappy with the body they were born with.
  • According to the Mirror, the number of children visiting ­Britain’s sex change specialist clinic — The Gender Identity Development Service — has seen an increase of 24 percent in the past six months.
  • The Mirror reported that in 2017, two children seen at the clinic were 4 years old, four children were 5 years old, and 17 children were 6 years old.
  • In 2009, there were 97 children referred to the clinic.
  • In the 2016-17 school year, 2,016 children were referred to the clinic.
  • For the 2017-18 school year, experts anticipate the figure to climb to 2,600.

Source: 50 kids per week referred to sex UK change clinics. Experts point at parents for upward trend. – TheBlaze


Lutheran Church Decides That the Best Way to Retain Members Is to Stop Preaching the Gospel | Faith

TRUTH BOMBS: At lreast they are honest with them selves.

ARTICLE: The Evangelical Luther Church of American was founded in 1988 with 5,288,230 members. By 2016, less than twenty years later, the ELCA had shrunk to 3,563,842 members. With that kind of “growth,” the ELCA has less than forty years before the final member throws her hands up and quits. Christ the King Lutheran Church in Cary, N.C., believes that they’ve found the answer to stopping the mass exodus of tithing members. They’ve stopped preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and have embraced progressive theology and social justice.

Writing for Religion News Service, Yonat Shimron tells the story of Christ the King Lutheran Church:

[The ELCA’s] successful churches, such as Christ the King, located in a bedroom community of Raleigh, are pushing forward with a new vision, one that has less to do with upholding the purity of Luther’s theology and more with the spirit of Luther’s reform agenda.

That spirit of reform is evident in the casual clothes sans-collar Pugh wears for Bible study, in his embrace of technology and audio-visual enhancements — the Bible study is posted to the church’s YouTube channel — and in his theological exploration that brings recent academic scholarship into the pews and challenges members’ understanding of their faith.

Christ the King Lutheran Church wants to move beyond the hidebound traditions of American Protestantism, take risks, attract younger people and make Christianity more relevant to the 21st century.

They definitely moved past the “hidebound traditions of American Protestantism.”

In a sermon series about Genesis posted on YouTube, Christ the King Lutheran Church gives evidence to how far removed from orthodox Christianity they now are.

In the video, the pastor tells the crowd, “When we’re looking at Genesis, we’re not looking at our sacred texts. We’re looking at somebody else’s.” According to Daniel Pugh, the church’s associate pastor, Genesis and the entire Old Testament belong to Judaism and not to Christians.

While it’s true that Judaism counts the Torah as their sacred text, Christians also count the Old Testament as part and parcel of our sacred text. Second Timothy 3:16 says that “All Scripture is breathed out by God.” That “all” includes the Old Testament.

Not content with simply attacking the Christian doctrine of the Bible, Pastor Pugh brings up Martin Luther’s famous Latin phrase, “Simul Iustus et Peccator.” A rough translation is, “I am a saint and a sinner.” Pugh rightfully recognizes that Luther’s basis for that belief is found in the first three chapters of Genesis. He then dismisses Luther (and Protestantism) and says, “Today, we’re going to look at Genesis 1-3, this thing we’ve been calling ‘the Fall’ for a long time, and I’m going to show how our Jewish friends read their sacred text.”

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Source: Lutheran Church Decides That the Best Way to Retain Members Is to Stop Preaching the Gospel | Faith


With Fall of Raqqa, ISIS Is No Longer a Terror State – Breitbart

Tuesday was a landmark day in the war against the Islamic State, as both the ISIS capital of Raqqa in Syria and its Philippine stronghold of Marawi were liberated.

Analysts caution that ISIS has not been destroyed, but with these twin defeats, it has been broken down from a terror state back into a terrorist organization.

The value of ISIS’ former status as a terror state was enormous. Islamic State recruiting pitches were filled with boasts about its prowess as a conqueror of territory, from easily routing the Iraqi military at Mosul to carving a bloody swath across Syria. The Islamic State declared a “caliphate,” or Islamic nation. Its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the “caliph.” Other terrorist gangs swore vows of fealty to Baghdadi on that basis. His continued survival is a matter of debate, but if he no longer holds a caliphate, he can hardly claim to be a conquering caliph anymore.

As Al Aan reporter Jenan Moussa pointed out, the Islamic State dreamed of invading Rome at the height of its power.

Source: With Fall of Raqqa, ISIS Is No Longer a Terror State – Breitbart


Drag-queen demon reads to kids at Michelle Obama Library

TRUTH BOMBS: THERE ….ARE…. NO……WORDS!!!!!!

Article: The Michelle Obama public library in Long Beach, California, has presented to children who are part of its young readers program a huge array of diversity and “inclusion” agendas. In one shot. It was when Xochi Mochi arrived for a visit. That made the program pro-LGBTQ. And transgender. And drag queen-friendly. And Satanist-approved, with the […]

Source: Drag-queen demon reads to kids at Michelle Obama Library


Egyptian Coptic priest killed in Cairo attack | Fox News

Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church says a priest has been killed in a knife attack in a poor Cairo district, the latest deadly assault on members of the country’s Christian minority.

The church said the attack took place Thursday and that the priest died later in hospital.

Security officials say the attacker struck the priest’s head with a cleaver. They said he fled the scene but was later arrested. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

The motive was not immediately known.

Attacks on Egypt’s Christians, who account for about 10 percent of the country’s 94 million population, have surged in recent months, with a series of suicide bombings claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killing more than 100 since December.

Source: Egyptian Coptic priest killed in Cairo attack | Fox News


Federal court rules World War I memorial cross must be torn down | Fox News

Back in 1925, the American Legion erected a memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland, to honor the memory of 49 men who perished during World War I.

The 40-foot tall memorial became known as the “Peace Cross.”

In 2014, the American Humanist Association — a group that believes in “being good without a god” — filed a lawsuit alleging the cross-shaped memorial is unconstitutional and demanding it be demolished, altered, or removed.

They alleged the cross carries “an inherently religious message and creates the unmistakable appearance of honoring only Christian servicemen.”

Source: Federal court rules World War I memorial cross must be torn down | Fox News


America’s teen anxiety epidemic is heartbreaking. Parents, here’s the incredible thing you must do now | Fox News

TRUTH BOMBS: There is a relationship between the culture and our stress level. Our culture pivots on a belief that our personal value is determined by our productivity. For this cause, there is a relationship between the unemployment rate and suicide (mostly in men). From an early age, our culture is now instructing young people that their social status and productivity is their meaning and value in life. Of course, these principles are ever changing and completely arbitrary so now they have an inner conflict that often cannot be resolved.

ARTICLE: I sat on a parenting panel last month with a well-known and widely respected counselor by the name of Sissy Goff, M.Ed, LPC-MHSP. She is the Director of Child & Adolescent Counseling at Daystar in Nashville and when asked about the biggest issue facing kids today, she confirmed what you’ve probably read about recently on your news feed or even your Facebook feed – the increasing anxiety epidemic in our country.

But it’s not just an epidemic among our kids. It’s an epidemic among us — their parents.

Source: America’s teen anxiety epidemic is heartbreaking. Parents, here’s the incredible thing you must do now | Fox News


Police in Pakistan Beat Christian Boy to Death, Father Says – Morningstar News

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan beat a 14-year-old Christian boy to death on Monday (Oct. 9) because he had gotten into a fight with a Muslim classmate who tried to bully him into renouncing his faith, sources said.

Mushtaq Masih, father of Arsalan Masih, said that his son was a student at a private center in Jhabran Mandi village, Sheikhupura District in Punjab Province. Arsalan was at the center when seven policemen from the Bahu Chowk Police Post arrived at about 5 p.m. in their official vehicle and stormed the premises, Masih told Morning Star News.

“Arsalan was attending his tuition classes at the Ideal Science Academy when Head Constable Imtiaz, Driver Rashid, Constable Arshad and some other unidentified policemen kicked open the door and dragged him out of the classroom,” Masih said. “Sardar, alias Billu, a police constable, helped them to identify the boy. With this, they all started beating Arsalan with fists, kicks and rifle butts.”

Teacher Farhan Ali tried to stop the assault, but the officers shoved and slapped him and continued beating the boy, Masih said.

“Rashid struck Arsalan’s head with a pistol, and he started bleeding,” he said. “When they bundled him into the police van, Arsalan collapsed and died. Later the police team threw Arsalan’s body on the roadside and fled.”

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan beat a 14-year-old Christian boy to death on Monday (Oct. 9) because he had gotten into a fight with a Muslim classmate who tried to bully him into renouncing his faith, sources said. Mushtaq Masih, father of Arsalan Masih, said that his son was a student at […]

Source: Police in Pakistan Beat Christian Boy to Death, Father Says – Morningstar News