Category: Christian

Israel can never be at peace with the “wicked and cruel” men who lead Hamas — that’s the warning issued by Masab Yousef, a Muslim man who converted to Christianity four years ago and has just made a public declaration of his faith. Yousef, who now prefers to be known as “Joseph,” is the oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a political leader of the Hamas organization.

Baptist Press reported on Friday that the younger Yousef gave his life to Christ in 2004, four years after a friend invited him to a Bible study and he began to read the scriptures for himself. He explains that he remained a Muslim at that time and thought he would remain on. “But every day I saw the terrible things done in the name of religion by those who considered themselves ‘great believers,'” he states. “I studied Islam more thoroughly and found no answers there. I re-examined the Koran and the principles of the faith and found how it is mistaken and misleading.”

He cautions Israelis and their friends that they should not be deceived into thinking that peace with Hamas is possible. “You will never, but never have peace with Islam,” he says. “Islam…will not allow them to achieve a peace agreement with the Jews.” In addition he says the culture of Islam “sanctifies death and the suicide terrorists…” and that supporters of Hamas “don’t understand that they are led by a wicked and cruel group that brainwashes the children and gets them to believe that if they carry out a suicide attack they’ll get to Paradise.”

But there is only one way to Paradise, says Yousef — “the way of Jesus who sacrificed himself on the cross for all of us.”

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Christian Homes and Businesses Attacked

– VOM Sources

On June 19, a mob of local Muslims attacked businesses and homes belonging to Coptic Christians in the village of Al Nazla, Fayoum province. According to VOM contacts, “When a convert from Christianity to Islam left that day on a three-day trip to Cairo, local Muslims concluded that she had gone missing. Rumors circulated that she had been abducted by her Christian family members. A mob of Muslims then went on a rampage in the village, beating and injuring Christians and destroying property.” Ask God to strengthen those affected by the mob violence and for them to remain steadfast as they suffer. Pray that the perpetrators of this attack will come to repentance and salvation. Revelation 2:10

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he headline of the visit was Rice’s unusually harsh
criticism of Israeli settlement expansion in disputed East Jerusalem
and the West Bank.

Miss Rice, read below. What part of their land do you not understand? It’s God given.

Israel says it has the right to build anywhere in
Jerusalem because it will remain the capital of the Jewish state in any
final peace agreement.

The Dying Boy

But I have another anecdote to tell. It was
Ralph Wallace who told me of this one. A certain gentleman was a member
of the Presbyterian Church. His little boy was sick. When he went home
his wife was weeping, and she said, “Our boy is dying; he has had a
change for the worse. I wish you would go in and see him.” The father
went into the room and placed his hand upon the brow of his dying boy,
and could feel that the cold, damp sweat was gathering there; that the
cold, icy hand of death was feeling for the chords of life. “Do you
know, my boy, that you are dying?” asked the father. “Am I? Is this
death? Do you really think I am dying?” “Yes, my son, your end on earth
is near.” “And will I be with Jesus tonight, father?” “Yes, you will be
with the Saviour.” “Father, don’t you weep, for when I get there I will
go right straight to Jesus and tell Him that you have been trying all
my life to lead me to Him.” God has given me two little children, and
ever since I can remember I have directed them to Christ, and I would
rather they carried this message to Jesus—that I had tried all my life
to lead them to Him—than have all the crowns of the earth; and I would
rather lead them to Jesus than give them the wealth of the world. If
you have got a child go and point the way. I challenge any man to speak
of heaven without speaking of children. “For of such is the kingdom of

—Moody’s Anecdotes and Illustrations

Are you a Cain ?

Cain “went out from the presence of the Lord.” Cain was not interested in God. He was not interested in fellowshipping with God or in honoring God or in obeying God or in having God in his thoughts. Cain wanted to live apart from God. He did not want God in his life. This certainly describes much of mankind in every age. They prefer to live a godless life. They do not want God in their life. This attitude keeps people away from church, from prayer, and from the Word of God. It is the attitude that has run God out of our schools, out of our societies, and out of our government. And this attitude will bring damnation to the soul. What a contrast Moses is to Cain and to much of the world, for Moses so valued the presence of God he would not go anywhere if God did not go with him (Exodus 33:15).Daily Bible Reading: Sermonettes #1.

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