90,000 Christians killed in 2016, one every 4 minutes!

And the media is worried about a few muslims that got killed?

Christians continue to be the most persecuted believers in the world with over 90,000 followers of Christ being killed in the last year, according to prominent Italian sociologist and author Massimo Introvigne.

In an interview with Vatican Radio, Introvigne, the founder of the independent Center for Studies on New Religions based in Turin, Italy, cited statistics compiled by the Center for Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for a annual report that is expected to be released next month.

Introvigne said that there are between 500 to 600 Christians throughout the world that can’t profess their faith in Christ freely without fear of persecution.

Meanwhile, over 90,000 Christians have been killed in the past year, which equates to one death every 6 minutes on average, Introvigne added.

The total number of Christians killed in 2016 has actually decreased from last year’s findings of about 105,000, Introvigne relayed, adding that 70 percent of the Christians killed this year were slain in tribal conflicts in Africa. The other 30 percent was killed in terror attacks, government persecution and attacks on Christian villages across the globe.

As the attacks on Nigeria’s Christians continued in full force this past week, a particularly grisly attack saw fifty believers burned to death at their pastor’s home, where they had fled for refuge from a terrorist attack.

Reports disclosed that over 100 people were killed by armed terrorists this past week, who went on a 12-village killing spree in Nigeria’s Plateau state. Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has once again taken responsibility for the assaults.

Different sources have shared various reports of the number of lost lives from last week’s assault on Christians, which have been occurring on a weekly basis for many months in Nigeria. But a story last week by the Baptist Press confirmed that about 50 members of the Church of Christ in Nigeria in the village of Maseh were burned alive after they took refuge in their pastor’s house following a terrorist raid.

“Fifty of our church members were killed in the church building where they had fled to take refuge. They were killed alongside the wife of the pastor and children,” said the Rev. Dachollom Datiri, vice president of the Church of Christ in Nigeria, in a July 11 interview.

Officials from the church confirmed that over 100 members were killed through various

villages in Nigeria, which included Maseh, Ninchah, Kakkuruk, Kuzen, Negon, Pwabiduk, Kai, Ngyo, Kura Falls, Dogo, Kufang, and Ruk.

“Nigeria is truly becoming the new killing field for Christians. Hundreds of Christians have already been brutally murdered – including women and children – by the Boko Haram,” said Open Doors, USA spokesman Jerry Dykst. “The Boko Haram earlier this week said that all Christians need to turn to Islam or ‘they would never know peace again.’ Their goal is make all of Nigeria a country run and dominated by Shariah law.”

Some Nigerian security officials have claimed that Muslim Fulani tribesmen, who populate the Plateau State, could have aided Boko Haram in their bid to get rid of Christians from the North and establish Islamic dominance over all of Nigeria.

“I don’t think that Boko Haram could, out of nowhere, have raided these villages. They couldn’t do that without local support and collaboration,” said Nigerian criminal justice consultant Innocent Chukwuma.

“Attacks on Christian villages are not new in Plateau State, as Fulani tribesmen are known to have raided Christian communities in the past,” further explained Heritage Foundation Africa analyst Morgan Roach.

“Should Boko Haram be responsible, this would deviate from its past tactics, which have tended to be more sophisticated,” he added.

Nigeria’s citizens have been critical of the government’s response to the on-going attacks, and have called for more to be done to counter Boko Haram’s terrorism activities.

Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has also called upon the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee for the U.S to officially declare Boko Haram a terrorist organization that the international community needs to battle against.

“This would be the equivalent of designating Bin Laden as a terrorist, but failing to designate al-Qaida as a terrorist organization,” Ortisejafor told the committee in response to only select members of Boko Haram being branded as terrorists.

“There are certain Muslim extremists who believe that Nigeria must be an Islamic nation [and] Boko Haram is the body that is fronting for this group of persons… [Nigeria] has a very well divided population among the two major religions [Christianity and Islam], so it’s not possible to Islamize Nigeria,” the pastor added.

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Why Were Dinosaurs so Large?

The following Math Matters article by Dr. Don DeYoung was published in Creation Matters, Vol. 19, No. 3, May/June 2014.

Even though giant dinosaurs get the most publicity, many dinosaurs were smaller. Of the hundreds of known distinct species, the average adult size was that of a dog or sheep. For example the adult Compsognath weighed about 15 pounds, the size of a large cat. The Psittacosaur was smaller yet, similar in size to a squirrel.

With that qualifier, however, the sauropod dinosaurs were truly impressive with massive torsos, pillar-like legs, and long necks. The herbivore Argentinosaur may have been the heaviest beast ever to walk on land. Also found in Argentina, the largest predator may have been Gigantosaur, an economy-sized Tyrannosaur 42 feet long and weighing 8 tons (Schreeve, 1997).

Table 1 gives the weights of several representative animals (DeYoung, 2000). The values given for dinosaurs are estimates based on the size of their bones and on reconstructed models. Uncertainties in actual dinosaur body weights may be as much as 50 percent due to incomplete fossil remains.

Many reptiles grow throughout their lifetimes, gradually tapering off with age. An example is the Nile crocodile, the largest of the living reptiles. Some mammals, such as elephants, also grow slowly throughout their lives. The largest dinosaur fossils, therefore, may be from creatures that had lived for centuries.

Two evidences suggest a rapid early growth rate for the dinosaurs. First, few halfgrown dinosaur fossils have been found. Thus, dinosaurs may have rapidly passed through their juvenile phases. It may also be that specimens having smaller, fragile bones simply did not often survive the burial and fossilization process. Second, dinosaur bone texture, especially for the stegosaurs, shows evidence of rapid youthful growth. Robert Bakker estimates that stegosaurs may have grown from an egg to five tons in just one decade (Bakker, 1986).

The creation view sees purpose and design in nature, including the impressive size of some dinosaurs. The long necks of the sauropods may have allowed them to eat the foliage from tall trees. In this way dinosaur parents could reach a higher food source and avoid competition with their young. However, some paleontologists doubt that sauropods could dinosaur size also provided defense against attack from smaller foes. In the animal world there is a measure of safety in large size. Predators rarely attack something that is big and strong enough to injure them.

There are physical limits to the maximum size a creature can attain because the supporting bones and muscles must increase rapidly as the animal’s weight increases. Consider elephant bones which are so large that the legs themselves must be greatly thickened. Whales require smaller bones because of water buoyancy, but are in danger of fractured ribs if stranded out of water.

Suppose we double the size of an animal in all three dimensions including its length, height, and width. The animal’s volume and weight will then increase 8 times (2^3). However, the bone strength only increases 4 times (2^2). This is because the bones’ supporting strength depends on the cross-sectional area. The numerical comparison made here is between volume and area. If we could make a creature 10 times larger, its weight would increase 1,000 times (10^3) while its bone strength becomes only 100 times greater (10^2). The implication is that, for large animals, bone size must increase disproportionately more than body size. Galileo first wrote about this limitation on large size in 1638, nearly four centuries ago.

Table 2 gives some comparative bone diameters for a variety of relative animal sizes. Animals much larger than the dinosaurs would require bones too bulky to be practical. Notice that bone size must increase substantially out of proportion to animal size. King Kong and Godzilla can exist only in movies—not in the real world. The same area-volume reasoning also limits the possible size of trees. Perhaps you have seen the wide trunk needed to support a 350-foot redwood tree.

References

Bakker, R.T. 1986. The Dinosaur Heresies New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.

DeYoung, D. 2000. Dinosaurs and Creation: Questions and Answers. Grand Rapids: Baker Books (Kindle edition).

Schreeve, J. 1997. Uncovering Patagonia’s lost world. National Geographic 192(6):120–137

Learn more about creation Learn more about creation www.creationresearch.org
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Why Were Dinosaurs so Large?

The following Math Matters article by Dr. Don DeYoung was published in Creation Matters, Vol. 19, No. 3, May/June 2014.

Even though giant dinosaurs get the most publicity, many dinosaurs were smaller. Of the hundreds of known distinct species, the average adult size was that of a dog or sheep. For example the adult Compsognath weighed about 15 pounds, the size of a large cat. The Psittacosaur was smaller yet, similar in size to a squirrel.

With that qualifier, however, the sauropod dinosaurs were truly impressive with massive torsos, pillar-like legs, and long necks. The herbivore Argentinosaur may have been the heaviest beast ever to walk on land. Also found in Argentina, the largest predator may have been Gigantosaur, an economy-sized Tyrannosaur 42 feet long and weighing 8 tons (Schreeve, 1997).

Table 1 gives the weights of several representative animals (DeYoung, 2000). The values given for dinosaurs are estimates based on the size of their bones and on reconstructed models. Uncertainties in actual dinosaur body weights may be as much as 50 percent due to incomplete fossil remains.

Many reptiles grow throughout their lifetimes, gradually tapering off with age. An example is the Nile crocodile, the largest of the living reptiles. Some mammals, such as elephants, also grow slowly throughout their lives. The largest dinosaur fossils, therefore, may be from creatures that had lived for centuries.

Two evidences suggest a rapid early growth rate for the dinosaurs. First, few halfgrown dinosaur fossils have been found. Thus, dinosaurs may have rapidly passed through their juvenile phases. It may also be that specimens having smaller, fragile bones simply did not often survive the burial and fossilization process. Second, dinosaur bone texture, especially for the stegosaurs, shows evidence of rapid youthful growth. Robert Bakker estimates that stegosaurs may have grown from an egg to five tons in just one decade (Bakker, 1986).

The creation view sees purpose and design in nature, including the impressive size of some dinosaurs. The long necks of the sauropods may have allowed them to eat the foliage from tall trees. In this way dinosaur parents could reach a higher food source and avoid competition with their young. However, some paleontologists doubt that sauropods could dinosaur size also provided defense against attack from smaller foes. In the animal world there is a measure of safety in large size. Predators rarely attack something that is big and strong enough to injure them.

There are physical limits to the maximum size a creature can attain because the supporting bones and muscles must increase rapidly as the animal’s weight increases. Consider elephant bones which are so large that the legs themselves must be greatly thickened. Whales require smaller bones because of water buoyancy, but are in danger of fractured ribs if stranded out of water.

Suppose we double the size of an animal in all three dimensions including its length, height, and width. The animal’s volume and weight will then increase 8 times (2^3). However, the bone strength only increases 4 times (2^2). This is because the bones’ supporting strength depends on the cross-sectional area. The numerical comparison made here is between volume and area. If we could make a creature 10 times larger, its weight would increase 1,000 times (10^3) while its bone strength becomes only 100 times greater (10^2). The implication is that, for large animals, bone size must increase disproportionately more than body size. Galileo first wrote about this limitation on large size in 1638, nearly four centuries ago.

Table 2 gives some comparative bone diameters for a variety of relative animal sizes. Animals much larger than the dinosaurs would require bones too bulky to be practical. Notice that bone size must increase substantially out of proportion to animal size. King Kong and Godzilla can exist only in movies—not in the real world. The same area-volume reasoning also limits the possible size of trees. Perhaps you have seen the wide trunk needed to support a 350-foot redwood tree.

References

Bakker, R.T. 1986. The Dinosaur Heresies New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.

DeYoung, D. 2000. Dinosaurs and Creation: Questions and Answers. Grand Rapids: Baker Books (Kindle edition).

Schreeve, J. 1997. Uncovering Patagonia’s lost world. National Geographic 192(6):120–137

Learn more about creation Learn more about creation www.creationresearch.org

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When my kids were younger, I used to take every Halloween to teach them the concept of taxes. After they would trick or treat, I would gather them around and take 40% of their candy and explain that this is how it is when you grow up and the government gets 40% of your pay check. They didn’t seem to enjoy the lesson.😕

Better yet!! IF you have a home based business then stock up on your sample packages and hand them out to the people as they come to YOUR house on Halloween!!!

Curved illusions? Is that when people think they can see the horizon curve when looking out of a plane window?

This is repugnant and distasteful. How desperate.

Scripture tells us not to mix the Holy with the profane.

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I rubberband these to rocks and throw them at neighborhood kids...is that bad?😎

Be careful what you hand out in Canada, you can be charged with hate speech and given jail time for handing out tracts containing anything derogatory about homosexuality or abortion.

I so love this guy I wish I knew what he does.. he's a great man I so respect him... But even if he made a bad mistake and fell I know God would restore him and make him even better.. of course you only answer to god.. but Ray if you ever fall man please get back up and God will help ya get over the self condemnation..and all the stupid stuff.dont fall away in these last days.. remember the falling away in the last days that's not you don't you ever give up no matter what ok. Your gods man and millions need you..or I should say God working through you..please never stop being his tool I just know he wouldn't want that..your loved by God first and me and others second.. never stop your work for God.. and like I said even if ya ever messed up roaly it can be a better stepping stone.. not sure why I'm saying all this.. I guess it's because we and me never want you to stop what your greàt work is doing.. your appriciated and loved and you really need to know that

Need those here in Australia

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I have always given out tracks to 'trick or treaters'. I know some people think it's not good to participate in Satan's holiday, if you will, BUT we have the Word of God to defeat him at his own game!! I would ALWAYS pray over them and for those who would get them. It's a WIN WIN for that day!!

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Hear from AiG-Canada director Calvin Smith about the upcoming Gospel Reset Mega Conference November 21-23, 2019, in Niagara Falls.

The gospel message never changes, but how we present the gospel needs to change, depending on the people we’re trying to reach. Get equipped to share your faith and discover practical strategies from Calvin Smith, Answers in Genesis’ CEO and founder Ken Ham, geneticist Dr. Georgia Purdom, and others.
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A cease and desist letter is a document sent to an individual or business to stop purportedly illegal activity ("cease") and not to restart it ("desist"). The letter may warn that if the recipient does not discontinue specified conduct, or take certain actions, by deadlines set in the letter, that party may be sued.

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