something we should be reading?

When the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church met with the new US Ambassador to Russia he told him that America today is doing to itself what the Bolsheviks did to Russia: forcing a godless, secular ideology onto society.

Said Kirill, “Christian values are being destroyed… The West is abandoning God, but Russia is not abandoning God, like the majority of people in the world. That means the distance between our values is increasing.”

Kirill was adamant that America and the West are outliers, with Russia and most of the world on the side of traditional religion and values.

Tsaragrad  is a 24 hour channel started by a Russian billionaire to promote Orthodox values.  Another prominent thinker, Aleksandr Dugin says, “What is the coming of Antichrist? It is secularism. It is modernization. Westernization. Materialism. Scientific development. The concept of progress.”  Dugin runs a website that pushes his hardline Orthodox nationalist message in several languages, including English.

Kast week, Patriarch Kirill warned of coming Armageddon after a service at Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral. He said, “One must be blind not to see the approach of the terrible moments of history about which the Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian spoke in his Revelation.” Adding that the world’s end is in the hands of humanity, and something that Russians and all nations must stop, Krill warned of Earth imminently “slipping into the abyss of the end of history.”

Bet you didn’t see any of this on US news.

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a mother and her two children

The Badoo cult struck again on Tuesday at Temu village, killing a mother and her two children ages four and eight.

The assailants had scaled the fence to gain entry into the church building and thereafter used a stone to pound their targets to death. The building served as a meeting place for the local Church of Christ and as a residence for the family.

The people involved in the Badoo cult group are ritualists. They use stones and  sticks to kill their victims. After that, they may remove body parts. They also use white handkerchiefs to take the victims’ blood. Those white handkerchiefs are taken to their godfathers.

Cult members find churches to be easy targets.

my Lord protected me

“I think my God, my Lord protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done,” said Willeford.

Willeford, a member of the National Rifle Association and a former certified instructor with the NRA, is the man who stopped the slaughter Sunday morning at the Baptist church in a little town in Texas.

kidnapped medical missionary dies

The British Foreign Office said that medical missionary Ian Squire was killed and three other missionaries released. The four were abducted October 13th in the Niger Delta region. Nigerian authorities apparently negotiated the release of the three who survived.

One source suggests that Ian died in captivity of an illness. The kidnappers may have dropped the three weak missionaries off at a village thinking they would die as well.

The team had operated clinics in the area for the past 14 years. Squire, a 57 -year-old optician, founded the Christian charity Mission for Vision that provided training and eye equipment in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, and Mozambique training. Ian went himself to Africa every year.

Please join us in praying for his widow.

 

 

motive?

Texas officials identified the attacker as Devin Patrick Kelley, resident of a town 35 miles  from the his attack. The 26-year-old went to trial in the Air Force in 2012 and spent a year in military prison for assaulting his spouse and child. He as released with a bad-conduct discharge in 2014.

The incident “isn’t a guns situation,” said President Trump. “Fortunately, someone else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction,” he added, or it “would have been much worse.”

Kelley’s in-laws had once attended the church he attacked.

26 deceased in church shooting…

A man entered services at a Baptist church this past Lord’s Day.  Dressed in black tactical clothing, he opened fire with an assault weapon.  He killed at least 26 people and wounded others.

The slaughter stopped when a man driving by heard the gun fire and stopped to help. He pulled his own rifle out of his vehicle and fired at the shooter who then fled. This local hero and another man gave chase as the shooter fled in his vehicle.  The shooter lost control of his vehicle and crashed his vehicle in a ditch. Police arrived five minutes later.

This was the deadliest shooting in Texas history and the fifth deadliest in US history.

Another service disrupted by a shooter at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ was stopped by an usher who struggled with the suspect,  even as he was being pistol-whipped by him.
Thank God for the brave souls willing to risk their lives to save others.

the toll of terrorism in Africa…

So far, in 2017 there have been 359 terrorist attacks in Africa, resulting in 2785 deaths and 2573 injuries. The death toll exceeds that of those who died at the World Trade Center, 2,753 people.

Attacks have taken place in Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, Libya, Egypt, Kenya and Somalia.