The First Baptist Church in Bethlehem was ordered closed by the Palestinian Authority on Saturday.

Pastor Khoury at desk and shown at Bethlehem’s First Baptist Church with congregants and Christian American supporter

This is according to Rabbi Russell Resnik of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations.

Resnik reported the incident after meeting with Pastor Steven Khoury, the son of First Baptist’s head pastor, Naim Khoury.

“Steven told me that…a representative of the Palestinian authority showed up at his father’s church in Bethlehem and told him to shut the doors–they were closing down the church,” wrote Resnik.

The Palestinian officials reportedly did not specify why they were closing the church, but Steven, who pastors his own church in Jerusalem, told Resnik that it must be because of his family’s support for Israel.

Observers have noted with suspicion that the threats of closure of First Baptist in Bethlehem came just one day after the Christ at the Checkpoint conference, which was organized and hosted by Bethlehem-based Christian leaders who do not support Israel’s restoration.

Messianic blog Rosh Pina Project noted that Salam Fayyad, prime minister of the same Palestinian Authority who gave fresh threats to First Baptist, had only days earlier attended and addressed Christ at the Checkpoint

In 2009, Steven Khoury was interviewed by CBN on the true reason for the suffering of Bethlehem’s Christians. You can view that video here:

Source: Israel Today

My comment:

Christians who intermingle with Muslims persecuting Evangelical Christian friends of Israel, are doing the devil’s work.

Pastor Khoury faced Sharia Laws, for supporting the "little Satan" who do not live in submission to Islam.

The United Nations (UN) and the World Council of Churces (WCC) claim “Palestine” to be a safe area for Christians.

This is a huge lie. 

“Palestine” is truly a safe area for Catholics and dead Christianity, who live in submission to Islamic rules and regulations.

Shame on all who starts to present Islamic lies on Israel as the truth.

If you are going to escape eternal damnation, you have to repent and beg Jesus of the Bible for mercy.

Written by Ivar