China bombs megachurch in drive to silence Christianity: “With 20 centuries of church history behind us, we can now assure the communist authorities in China that if they thought they could extinguish the Gospel of Jesus Christ by blowing up a building, they’ve deluded themselves,”
The Great Commission and The End Times – Is the completion of one the beginning of the other? When the Great Commission has been fulfilled, will The End Times begin? Are we actually working to bring about the events in Revelation when we spread the Gospel? In a sense, even without tying the two together, every second that passes by is bringing us one second closer to The End Times. It’s just a fact of time. The question is one of whether there’s a Biblical link between the two.
Let’s look at some passages and find out.
But first, before everyone gets too freaked out over the end, let’s look at the image I chose for this article.
The story of creation in the Bible and the Qur’an are the same, right?
They ought to be. We’re told so often that Christians and Muslims believe in the same God. If that’s true, how could they possibly be different from each other? I mean – creation is creation. So “Christian creation” has to line up with “Muslim creation”.
So, how come they don’t? Why are they different?
Christians should know that “I never knew you” is from the Bible, but is it really in the Qur’an as well? Did you see it? Did you find, “I never knew you” in those verses from the Qu’ran?
Question: is it more than irony that this verse in the Qu’ran is used to say the true followers of Jesus are idol worshipers?
Government-endorsed religion is an issue. Clearly it is up to us to do our part. Maybe that part is to find out the truth – to come out from under the influence of government-endorsed religion. Maybe that part is to tell the truth about government-endorsed religion, so that others won’t fall prey to it.
So, as much as I wrote about how awful these new religious regulations are in China, we must remember what the Chinese government cannot see. The more the atheist government tries to suppress Christianity and prevent people from knowing God, the more those same people will reach out to God to rescue them. And then, the greater the response God will have for both the rescue of those who call out to Him, and His wrath for the government that tried to keep the people from Him.
In Nepal it’s now illegal to begin a discussion of one’s own religion and very likely that someone could be in violation simply by answering a question. … Of course, this begs the question for everyone – if we don’t have it already, when will this kind of thing be coming to our neighborhood?