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Archive for July 23rd, 2014

In this interview you will learn much about the Doctrine of Vocations from an articulate journalist and Lutheran:

Vietnam, Luther, and the Doctrine of Vocation:

An Interview with Uwe Siemon-Netto

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You may have seen this picture around Facebook lately. It is the Arabic letter “nun,” which roughly equates with the English letter “n.” It is being used as a symbol for the word “Nasari,” or Nazarene, in reference to Jesus of Nazareth, our God and Lord, of Whom Saint Nathanael once asked, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” (St. John 1:46).

Indeed, a whole world of Good came from Nazareth, and Christians in Iraq are paying the price for their faith in that Good. The Mohammadan terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is using this symbol to mark the homes and churches of Christians throughout Iraq. Christians who fail to abide by antiquated laws mandating conversion, taxation, or death are evacuating the country in droves for fear of the latter. Over the weekend, Christian families were driven from Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, stripped of all money and valuables, while the city’s nearly two-miliennia-old church was set ablaze, along with all the sacred manuscripts in its library. The fanatics also destroyed the purported tomb of the Holy Prophet Jonah.

Although the terrorists intend this mark as one of shame and death (not dissimilar to the way the Romans viewed the Holy Cross), Christians around the world are displaying it in defiance and solidarity with our persecuted brethren in Iraq. We urge all of our followers to pray for the Christians of Iraq, as well as for the conversion of their deceived persecutors.

P.S. I heard a liberal commentator relate a saying amongst the Jihadists: “First, we go after Saturday’s children, then Sunday’s children.”  We remember also the virulent Islamic and Arabic anti-semitism that is rampant and has been for some time now.

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