Speaking of Persecution

After getting the crap beaten out of them by Bronze Age thugs, Egyptian Copts receive a scolding from our God King, shaking a finger at them for smashing their faces against Muslim fists and injuring Muslim knees with their groins. Not to mention the pollution they emit with their stupid burning Churches. Cuz yeah, the problem is totally with Christians constituting a threat to Muslims in the Mideast.

Every day in every way, this Administration demonstrates its overt hostility to Christians.

God sees. And moves his hand when his people pray.

On the morrow their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a cripple, by what means this man has been healed, be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man is standing before you well. This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the head of the corner. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they wondered; and they recognized that they had been with Jesus. But seeing the man that had been healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition. But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred with one another, saying, “What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is manifest to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to any one in this name.” So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge; for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people; for all men praised God for what had happened. For the man on whom this sign of healing was performed was more than forty years old.

When they were released they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who didst make the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, who by the mouth of our father David, thy servant, * didst say by the Holy Spirit, ‘Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples imagine vain things? The kings of the earth set themselves in array, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed– for truly in this city there were gathered together against thy holy servant Jesus, whom thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever thy hand and thy plan had predestined to take place. And now, Lord, look upon their threats, and grant to thy servants to speak thy word with all boldness, while thou stretchest out thy hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of thy holy servant Jesus.” And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness. – Acts 4:5-31

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  • Oh, those crazy Copts. Next thing you know, they’ll be on the terrorist watch group for praying in public.

    Lincoln wrote to his friend, Joshua Speed, that he could never be a member of the American “Know-Nothing” Party (how grotesquely appropriate that name was!). His line of reasoning was that the Declaration was written to read “all men are created equal”. “We now practically read it, ‘All men are created equal, except for Negroes.’ When the Know-Nothings come to power, it will be, ‘All men are created equal, except for Negroes, and except for foreigners and Catholics.'” He finished by saying that when that day came he would move to Russia, where he could take his despotism straight.

    It only took 154 years for the Know-Nothings to come into power.

  • kris

    No surprise here since it comes from one who illegally campaigned for his cousin, Odinga, who after losing went forth to terrorize the people, burning Christians up along with their Church….and got his desired shared rulership as a reward. He’s not only our “God/king” but our Muslim Brotherhood backer “God/king”. The Arab “spring” goes forth into its disguised “winter” for the rest of the world. Oh, and there is also that little matter of “God/king” backing the abortion surviving infant to die untreated in a hospital’s soiled utility room. And “show the skin” God/queen also helps like in her solicitation of funds for state senate run of hubby on the backs of partial birth abortion victims.

  • Sharon

    From the linked article:

    Obama said in a statement released this week. ”Now is a time for restraint on all sides so that Egyptians can move forward together to forge a strong and united Egypt.”

    I am not sure – is our President hopelessly naive? Unbelievably ignorant? I appears that he has not even the slightest understanding of the issues involved, and yet he is the leader of the free world. He lives in his own little bubble, oblivious to the suffering and real needs of those around him. Mr. Obama is a wealthy man who has repeatedly referred to himself as his brother’s keeper, while in reality he has an African brother who lives in poverty. He is also a person with zero understanding others’ religious beliefs as exemplified in the unfolding details of his health care program. The man is honestly clueless, and yet he believes that he is unusually caring. It’s more than a little sad that he is our President.