Throughout the Middle East, this still is the under-reported story. Forget the “Merry Christmas” junk here. It’s nothing.
Let us raise our voices not for us (for once in our lives) but for others.
THIS is the story.
Here are some cold facts:
The White House said it was preparing to accuse the Islamic State of genocide against religious minorities, recognizing various groups, such as the Yazidis, as victims. However, Christians are apparently not going to be included.
In September of this year, one Christian died every 5 minutes at the hands of Muslims in the Middle East. Not just “ISIS.”
There is a Christian genocide going on and it is not being recognized by Western leaders.
Possibly worse than not being recognized by Western leaders? American Christians ignore it. If anything, we will look to use it to cry over our OWN “poor plight” because no one says “Merry Christmas” any more. It just has to be about US… all the time.
Friends, we need to lift up brothers and sisters all over the world. We need to seek peace. We need to continually live out the Kingdom, seeking the power of the Spirit to proclaim the Word better. It’s not about seeking revenge or make sure we’re all taking gun safety classes! Let’s actually be aware of the Body of Christ around the world… pray… and seek the welfare of the place where we find ourselves today.