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Brainwashing Mennonite [and all!] Youth?

By Menno-Lite

[This] video presentation is called From Moses to the Arab Spring to Occupy & the 99% by Shalom Mennonite Church Youth. (This is the same church that made the labyrinth video posted on Menno-lite last week.) According to this video, after learning the stories of Moses in the Bible for 2 years, these youth had a hard time knowing which came first, the ten plagues or the ten commandments. So they put together a time line of the events that compares the way people in the Arab Spring and the Occupy 99% movement around the world are like modern day Moseses.

In the video, they hold up papers of the events of the life of Moses which they have organized into chronological order. A girl holds up the first paper and reads a chart that says:

Pharoah represented the 1% wealthy elite in Egypt.
The Hebrews at the bottom of the social pyramid and suffered under the economic and political system.

Then the story of Moses and the exodus out of Egypt is told in order. It is creatively done by these lovely kids – almost refreshing, were it not for what is added to the end of the story where these youth apply it to modern times. With the help of prompts they conclude that Moses freed the people from “an oppressive economical and political system that oppressed them.” Here is a transcript of their modern day application … Click here to continue reading.

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Report: Nigeria Reaches Deal With Boko Haram Islamists to Release Kidnapped School Girls

“They want to ‘Islamitize’ Nigeria. That is why they are targeting Christians,” stated Habila Adamu, who was shot in the head after he likewise refused to deny Christ, but miraculously survived. “They wanted me to deny Jesus. We are sinners! We are condemned criminals. We are supposed to die! But He took all these burdens! He paid for our debt! He died for us! Why can I not submit to Jesus? That is what I did. I stood for him!”

By Heather Clark
Christian News Network

Nigeria Kidnapping pdABUJA, Nigeria – The Nigerian government has reached a deal with the Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram to release over 200 school girls that have been held captive for over six months, reports state.

As previously reported, members of Boko Haram stormed an all-girls secondary school in Chibok, Borno State in April, kidnapping 276 students while they were taking their final exams. Over 50 girls later escaped, but more than 200 have remained missing.

“They … started shouting, ‘Allahu Akhbar,’” one of the abducted teens told the Associated Press about the day she and others were taken captive. “And we knew.”

The teen stated that a number of girls escaped by jumping out of one of the vehicles carrying the students.

 “We ran and ran, so fast,” she explained. “That is how I saved myself. I had no time to be scared; I was just running.”

“I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah,” the group’s leader, Abubaker Shekau, stated in a video released in May. “There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. … They are his property and I will carry out his instructions.” Click here to continue reading.

Weekly News in Review with Understand the Times

Understand the Times Weekly News in Review

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear State Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Cases

Courtesy Christian News Network
(Article from ABC News – posted for research and informational purposes only)

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex “marriage” by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit homosexual unions. The court’s order effectively makes same-sex “marriage” legal now in 30 states.

Without comment, the justices brought to an end delays in in five states— Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Chief Justice John Roberts did not say a word about the matter as he began the court’s new term.

Homosexuals in six other states—Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming—will now likely move forward with obtaining licenses. Those states would be bound by the same appellate rulings that were put on hold pending the Supreme Court’s review. Click here to continue reading.

Obama Acknowledges: ISIS Seeks to Kill Those Who ‘Worship a Different God’

By Heather Clark
Christian News Network

ObamaWASHINGTON – In an interview with CBS on Sunday, while repeating his assertion that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) does not represent the Islamic religion, Barack Obama acknowledged that the group seeks to kill those who “worship a different God” than Allah.

Obama was interviewed by correspondent Steve Croft for the “60 Minutes” broadcast in a discussion that largely centered on American efforts to combat terrorism abroad. During the discussion, Croft cited that Obama had spoken of Al Qaeda being “decimated” two years ago, but that affiliates of the terror organization continue their insurgency in Iraq and Syria, and others have taken control of Libya.

“If you’ll recall, Steve, you had an international network in al Qaeda between Afghanistan and Pakistan, headed by Bin Laden. And that structure we have rendered ineffective,” Obama replied. “But what I also said, and this was two years ago and a year ago, is that you have regional groups with regional ambitions and territorial ambitions. And what also has not changed is the kind of violent, ideologically driven extremism that has taken root in too much of the Muslim world.” Click here to continue reading and for video.

 

The Georgi Vins’ Story: The Gospel in Bonds (A Book Review)

By L. Putnam
Learn to Discern Granny

The Gospel in Bonds by Georgi Vins is a riveting book that you won’t be able to put down. This astounding story tells how persecuted U.S.S.R Baptist pastor Georgi Vins survived eight years in Russian gulags. Now, if you’re supposing this to be a depressing tale, be ready to be uplifted and blessed by Vin’s vibrant faith which he demonstrated day after day.

Siberian Sparrows

Vins’ prison saga begins with a little chapter simply titled “The Birds” telling of some small Siberian sparrows to whom Vins fed a few crumbs. These “dear little birds” reminded Vins that even at a remote Siberian prison he was not forgotten for as the words of the Lord Jesus say, “… ye are of more value than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:31)

Mini-Gospel Stories

Of all the wonderful stories in this awesome book those about the treasured mini-Gospels touched me the most. For some “mini descriptions” of these episodes please read below.

Vins Meets Victor

In the course of his imprisonment Vins met Victor. Victor had a mini-Gospel. Victor hid it beneath his pillow, but not before Vins saw the mini-Gospel. How Vins rejoiced that a Gospel had made it into one of the darkest places in Russia. (c.4) . . .

What an amazing testimony!  How Vins loved his Bible.  How Vins loved his Gospel.  How Vins loved his Lord.  May we too, learn to treasure the precious holy word of God for as Psalm 19:10 says its words are, “More to be desired … than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Click here to continue reading this review.


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