In the BBC series This World, series which last week covered Britain’s Jihadi brides, (and which will focus next week on the World’s richest Terror Army), Jane Corbin has produced an important overview of the enormous pressures Christians are under in the Middle East.
If you did not get the chance to watch “Kill the Christians“ on Wednesday evening on BBC, you can watch it here on iPlayer for the next 27 days. Anything that helps us to with what our fellow brothers and sisters are going through is worthy of our full attention.
Those of us who are used to considering end time events from a Christian standpoint might be interested to see how very different things look from an Islamic point of view, especially from those driven by Islam prophecies of victory in the Middle East. The Clarion Project draws together Middle East experts, scholars, human rights activists and Muslims to promote tolerance and moderation and challenge extremism, and explains many of the beliefs currently driving organisations such as ISIL, including the Islamic concept of Antichrist -plus an extremely different perception of what Jesus will do in the last days. See: The Islamic State seeks Battle of the Apocalypse
- Pray for God to lead, protect and guide Christians in the region: both the few who for reasons of age, health or poverty have chosen to remain and the greater number who have been obliged to leave everything and flee.
- For a fresh outpouring of the Spirit across the Muslim world
- Pray God’s blessing, reconciliation and healing of old wounds between Turkey and Armenia.
You might find these clips of President Sissi of Egypt incline you to pray for this man. They were taken before the ISIL massacres in Libya.
Here is 1) President Sissi calling for reform of Islam
2) Visiting Coptic church at Christmas