Muslims burn 69 churches

Christians are urged to pray for displaced believers in western Ethiopia

ASENDABO, Ethiopia (BP)–Muslims have killed at least one Christian and wounded several others in anti-Christian violence in western Ethiopia, according to International Christian Concern, an organization that helps persecuted Christians worldwide.

ICC also is reporting that Muslims have burned down 69 church buildings, 30 Christian homes, a Bible school, a Christian orphanage and a church office.

The anti-Christian attacks started March 2 after Muslims allegedly accused Christians of desecrating the Quran, the Islamic holy book. Violence continues to affect residents of the area. During the initial days of the attacks 3,000 Christians were displaced; ICC reports those numbers now have climbed to 10,000.

Although Ethiopian Orthodox churches are predominant throughout the country, at least the first 55 churches burned belong to evangelical denominations, according to Sam Parkman*, a Christian worker who served in Ethiopia from 2007-10.

Mike Turner*, an International Mission Board strategy leader in North Africa, said none of the 55 churches identified thus far are Baptist. The denominations of the 14 other churches have not been reported.

“What’s happened in Asendabo is unfortunate, and we are brokenhearted for the people who have been affected by the attacks,” Turner said. “But it is not unexpected, because the Lord Himself said we would face hard times and struggle with hardships as we boldly follow in His steps.”

Source: Baptist Press News

My Comment:

We are living as the Lord said, “in the end days, terrible times will come.”

2 Timothy 3:1

1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

The evil religion that is Islam has deceived so many…has blinded so many that the men and woman believe in this falseness think it’s  fine to hurt, and kill people.

Isaiah 43:10,11

“You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior.”

But Jesus Christ the One and Only True Savior and King, will come, and he will bring judgment with him.

Revelation 1:8

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Written by: Gloria

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