18 killed, 40 houses and church burned in Congo by suspected Islamic terrorists
At least 18 people were killed as well as 40 houses and a church were burned down in an overnight attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on Wednesday. The attack happened in the remote village of Baeti.
When asked for comment on the incident, a spokesman for the armed forces said it "cannot react to this nonsense."
The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) was blamed for the attack as they have killed nearly 600 civilians since November 2019.
The Quiet Christian wrote: How this story relates to the current political situation in the US is beyond me.
QC I have a prayer Notebook that is 20+ years old. Entitled Prayer for Africa. It being next to where I was reading this, I looked at it. The eastern section of the DRC (French speaking) borders Uganda and Rwanda, Kenya borders to the east of those. The Northern border of all those nations is the Sudan. In 1998 the US Embassy in Kenya was bombed, the nation retaliated upon Sudan. This was post genocide in Uganda and Rwanda. Recently the terrorist status of the Sudan was removed. This travesty was attributed to the ADF. Their response "cannot react to this nonsense."
James, I don't think anyone was saying we should give up on evangelism. What I concluded 1. What hope the Scripture holds out to the nations. 2. It is fair and just to demand that Christianity is adequate to meets the needs of men, when this is evidenced by the effects it has upon their power to do good toward individuals and society. 3. The claim of being the universal religion must show its superior ability to meet the needs of humanity in all relationships. John 13:34,35; Rom 13:10; 1 Joh 2:3,4; Rom 2:12-29 They can't all be right.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Gentleman, when did acting like White Muslims was condoned by the Bible? --- Remember Christ condemned the Sadducees and Pharisees any White evangelicals use them as their role model
You need be more specific, Jim. Who exactly is acting like white Muslims? Please name the white evangelicals that are using sadducees and Pharisees as their role model. How are we to be saved from such silly people of color white if you don't tell us who they are?
Gentleman, when did acting like White Muslims was condoned by the Bible?
You really should read the:
"The Inadequacy of Islam"
Which I took to James L. Barton quotation from
I see my stab at Dominionism
has completely failed âť—đź‘Ž
Casino gambling has been approved for Nebraska, an issue that has always failed before, and something I always voted for the failure of also.
John MacArthur wrote: .... In the year 2000 I wrote a book called Why Government Canâ€™t Save You. It could have been titled a lot of things; thatâ€™s the title the publisher picked: Why Government Canâ€™t Save You. And what I tempted to say in that perhaps somewhat sarcastic title was, if youâ€™re dealing with the issue of salvation, the government wonâ€™t help. What I was really trying to say and what I did say in the book was that for Christians the mandate is not about some kind of cultural morality, the mandate is about salvation, and the government plays no role.... ....
excerpt from, "The Deadly Dangers of Moralism"
Remember Christ condemned the Sadducees and Pharisees any White evangelicals use them as their role model
How this story relates to the current political situation in the US is beyond me.
May the Lord preserve His people in the midst of the calamities. The Apostle Paul in Romans 8 reminds that we are more than conquerers. But our status is not measured by earthly success but heavenly gain thru Christ our Lord.
R. Moore wrote: .... I think thatâ€™s one of the reasons why many of us (and I say us) are irked sometimes when we see the word â€śevangelicalâ€ť being used in some really broad and often weird and sometimes even gospel-denying kinds of ways out there in the broader culture. A couple years ago, I wrote a piece in The Washington Post https://tinyurl.com/jkzyxsn that said that I find myself not using the word â€śevangelicalâ€ť very often anymore and instead using â€śGospel Christianâ€ť when people ask me about my religious affiliation and who I am. And the reason for that is because often now, when people in the larger world use the word â€śevangelical,â€ť what theyâ€™re doing is talking about mostly simply a political category. Theyâ€™re talking about white evangelicals, rarely talking about evangelicals of color, and theyâ€™re talking about a caricature of evangelicals, either thatâ€™s just kind of a voting bloc â€“ a group of people that are just kind of like cicadas that go into dormancy between Iowa caucuses every four years, or evangelical in terms of the most buffoonish sorts of representatives of evangelicalism that might be out there on television or or on the internet....
Luke 16:22-24 KJV (22)Â And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; (23)Â And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. (24)Â And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
Islam must be a dilly of a religion, Jim. Look at what murderers it has made if many of its adherents, and what a lying, perverted traitor it made of your hero Obama. But hey, at least they arenâ€™t white evangelicals, right?
"... distinction must be made between defects in the religion that inculcates or permits practices detrimental to human welfare, and the defects in individual adherents who ignorantly fail to apply the teachings of their faith or who misinterpret those teachings....
"It is, however, fair and just to demand that of any religion, professing to be adequate to meet the needs of men, shall so reveal in its adherents a power for good in both individuals and in society that the only fair conclusion would be, that, if this religion should become general it would benefit mankind. Any religion that meets this test must pass as a good religion; but if it aspires to become a universal religion, it must show that it is capable of meeting the needs of humanity in all relationships more completely than any other religion can do. Islam claims to be not only a good religion but the best religion for the world, hence the necessity of showing that it is best suited to the conditions and needs of all men and in all of their varied relationships. Christianity is compelled meet the same tests as must any other religion. "...