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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The Information Packed into a Bird Egg, Part 4

The following Speaking of Science article by David Coppedge appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 23, No. 5, May/June 2018.

There’s more in a bird’s egg than can be accounted for by the Reverse Humpty-Dumpty Hypothesis (i.e., Darwinism). 

New Bird of Paradise Species Has Smooth Dance Moves. 

Take a look at the photo in this National Geographic article.[7] Would you think it’s a space alien? This jet-black bird of paradise from West Papua New Guinea, with two bright blue eyes and open beak, sporting a glistening aqua neck pouch, is doing its mating dance. Whether it is really a new species or just a variety is a debate for taxonomists, but the embedded video will likely impress anyone.

7. Gibbons, S. (2018, April 18) New bird of paradise species has smooth dance moves. NationalGeographic.com. Retrieved May 10, 2018 from https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/new-species-birds-of-paradise-animals-spd/

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The Information Packed into a Bird Egg, Part 4

The following Speaking of Science article by David Coppedge appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 23, No. 5, May/June 2018.

There’s more in a bird’s egg than can be accounted for by the Reverse Humpty-Dumpty Hypothesis (i.e., Darwinism).

New Bird of Paradise Species Has Smooth Dance Moves.

Take a look at the photo in this National Geographic article.[7] Would you think it’s a space alien? This jet-black bird of paradise from West Papua New Guinea, with two bright blue eyes and open beak, sporting a glistening aqua neck pouch, is doing its mating dance. Whether it is really a new species or just a variety is a debate for taxonomists, but the embedded video will likely impress anyone.

7. Gibbons, S. (2018, April 18) New bird of paradise species has smooth dance moves. NationalGeographic.com. Retrieved May 10, 2018 from news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/new-species-birds-of-paradise-animals-spd/

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In Part 3 of our series on Bethel Church we examine Bethel’s practice of what they call Sozo Prayer. This unbiblical practice has people looking into the “breadcrumbs” of their past, even leading some to think that in order to move forward in life that they need to forgive God! What is this practice all about and is this being guided by the Holy Spirit?

Pastor Joe Schimmel and host Chad Davidson continue to discuss the issues with Bethel Church and call attention to those things which need to be marked out and rebuked.

Below are the titles of each video in the series and their Premiere date:

Friday, June 26
Examining Bill Johnson's Bethel Church

Friday, July 3
The Bethel & Friends Contagion

Friday, July 10
Bethel's Sozo Obsession

Friday, July 17
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At 80 poulds, he’s still got a lot of growing to do. He can live to be 80–100 years old and grow up to 250 pounds! African spurred tortoises like him are the third largest species of tortoise in the world, only surpassed by the Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises. 

Munch came from the nearby Kenton County Library, where he spent his early years participating in reading programs for children. Since he outgrew the library’s capabilities for housing him, the Ararat Ridge Zoo is now his forever home! ❤️

Happy 8th birthday to Munch the African spurred tortoise!

At 80 poulds, he’s still got a lot of growing to do. He can live to be 80–100 years old and grow up to 250 pounds! African spurred tortoises like him are the third largest species of tortoise in the world, only surpassed by the Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises.

Munch came from the nearby Kenton County Library, where he spent his early years participating in reading programs for children. Since he outgrew the library’s capabilities for housing him, the Ararat Ridge Zoo is now his forever home! ❤️
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But it is funny that they actually think that i would pay for it.

FaceBook filters this page so, that when they present an ad to try and get me to pay to promote the page. The ad itself is filtered. So they are asking me to boost: Content is not available type post. So I'm like: Why would I pay to boost content is not available at this time post? What would I get out of telling people my content is not available because FB is filtering it?

But it is funny that they actually think that i would pay for it.
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Manasseh is a rescue and was in really rough shape when she was adopted by the Ararat Ridge Zoo. She was incredibly thin and and her hooves were extremely overgrown. With lots of love and veterinary care, Manasseh was successfully rehabilitated and has become a staff favorite because of her sweet personality. 

She is also the mother of our quadruplets: Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and Danielle. Come see Manasseh and her kids in the petting area during your next visit to the Ark Encounter!

Happy 9th birthday to Manasseh the miniature LaMancha goat! 🎉

Manasseh is a rescue and was in really rough shape when she was adopted by the Ararat Ridge Zoo. She was incredibly thin and and her hooves were extremely overgrown. With lots of love and veterinary care, Manasseh was successfully rehabilitated and has become a staff favorite because of her sweet personality.

She is also the mother of our quadruplets: Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and Danielle. Come see Manasseh and her kids in the petting area during your next visit to the Ark Encounter!
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Episode #3 of Examining the Teachings at Bethel:

“Bethel’s SOZO Obsession”

Friday, July 10th @5PM

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“The Bethel and Friends Contagion”
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The Information Packed into a Bird Egg, Part 3

The following Speaking of Science article by David Coppedge appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 23, No. 5, May/June 2018.

There’s more in a bird’s egg than can be accounted for by the Reverse Humpty-Dumpty Hypothesis (i.e., Darwinism). 

How birds can detect Earth’s magnetic field. 

Inside that egg was the potential to build navigation equipment that can use input from the magnetosphere. Scientists have been searching for years for the location of that sense. Researchers at Lund University believe they have found it in Cry4, a member of a group of proteins called cryptochromes (‘hidden colors’).[6] 

“The receptors that sense the Earth’s magnetic field are probably located in the birds’ eyes. Now, researchers at Lund University have studied different proteins in the eyes of zebra finches and discovered that one of them differs from the others: only the Cry4 protein maintains a constant level throughout the day and in different lighting conditions. 

Other cryptochromes vary according to the biological clock, but Cry4 does not. Although work remains to be done to see how Cry4 reads magnetic information and responds to it, this is another clue to a long-standing puzzle. The team believes that all animals may have this ability. Do humans? Whatever is determined, there is another potential use for it: “this knowledge may be of use when developing new navigation systems.”

[6] Lund Univ. (2018, April 6) How birds can detect Earth’s magnetic field. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 10, 2018 from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180406091756.htm

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The Information Packed into a Bird Egg, Part 3

The following Speaking of Science article by David Coppedge appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 23, No. 5, May/June 2018.

There’s more in a bird’s egg than can be accounted for by the Reverse Humpty-Dumpty Hypothesis (i.e., Darwinism).

How birds can detect Earth’s magnetic field.

Inside that egg was the potential to build navigation equipment that can use input from the magnetosphere. Scientists have been searching for years for the location of that sense. Researchers at Lund University believe they have found it in Cry4, a member of a group of proteins called cryptochromes (‘hidden colors’).[6]

“The receptors that sense the Earth’s magnetic field are probably located in the birds’ eyes. Now, researchers at Lund University have studied different proteins in the eyes of zebra finches and discovered that one of them differs from the others: only the Cry4 protein maintains a constant level throughout the day and in different lighting conditions.

Other cryptochromes vary according to the biological clock, but Cry4 does not. Although work remains to be done to see how Cry4 reads magnetic information and responds to it, this is another clue to a long-standing puzzle. The team believes that all animals may have this ability. Do humans? Whatever is determined, there is another potential use for it: “this knowledge may be of use when developing new navigation systems.”

[6] Lund Univ. (2018, April 6) How birds can detect Earth’s magnetic field. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 10, 2018 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180406091756.htm

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