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Pastor Rolf Anderson replied to Dr. Derek P. Blake's discussion Why Has Turkey Imprisoned US Pastor on Terror Charges Without Evidence? in Voice of The Martyrs
"It's pretty bad when a NATO ally imprisons Christians without explanation; it's maybe even worse that the previous administration hasn't been able to get info, or him released. I pray Pres. Trump is more forceful and "puts their feet to the fire" on persecutions like this."
7 minutes ago
Dr. Derek P. Blake posted a discussion in Voice of The Martyrs
FROM TODAY'S CHRISTIAN POST
The Turkish government's refusal to explain why it's imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who served the country's people for 23 years before being arrested last year, has left the pastor's family in a state of shock and confusion, the American Center for Law and Justice has said. 

Although Turkish authorities have charged Brunson with having links to a terror organization, the ACLJ said no evidence has been provided to support their claim. What is more, the pastor's case has been sealed, leaving his Turkish attorney with no way of preparing a defense.
"Really, the only thing we can point to is the attempted coup last July and President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan's need to gather up anyone who he might potentially consider to be a threat. Other than that, there is nothing," ACLJ Senior Counsel CeCe Heil told The Christian Post in a phone interview on Monday about why Brunson has been targeted.
"They have provided no evidence. The case has been sealed," H…
47 minutes ago
Dr. Derek P. Blake is now a member of Voice of The Martyrs
1 hour ago
As you may have noticed, a new group has been started up for Persecuted Christians based on Voice of the Martyrs. All are warmly invited to join this timely and much needed group here.
Pastor Rolf Anderson posted a discussion in Voice of The Martyrs
Alimujiang Yimiti was leading ethnic-Uyghur Muslims to Christ in western China when he was arrested by Chinese public security officers. Initially, officials closed his business after accusing him of using it as a cover for “preaching Christianity among people of Uyghur ethnicity.”
 
But when his case went to trial in 2008, the charges were increased to subverting the Chinese government and endangering national security. Alimujiang, a former Muslim, was sentenced to 15 years in prison. His wife is allowed to visit him only once every three months, for 15 minutes each time, and his two children miss him greatly.
 
The most important thing we can do to serve Alimujiang Yimiti and his family as well as many other Christians like them is to PRAY for them.
 
Invite your Christian friends to PRAY for Alimujiang and other imprisoned believers currently suffering in prison cells around the world. Forward this email to your friends, adding a personal note encouraging them to join you in prayer.
2 hours ago
I am having problems with opening friend requests and messages. Any ideas? Yesterday the chat came and went as well.
  • Pastor Rolf Anderson Be sure the cursor turns into a hand before you clic on the icon; sometimes the link area is a little off of the icon also. This platform we use, Ning, is somewhat temperamental also, like Derek says, give it a little time and try again. Try reloading the page also. If all else fails, you can access both thru the emails they generate.
    4 hours ago
  • Dr. Derek P. Blake These things seem to come and go Annette. There seems to be a conflict at the very top of the page, the few lines where messaging link is. If the friend request is too high on the page it seem not to work, and that goes for anything else that is at the top of the page. Just keep clear of any action buttons in that area. Hope this helps, if not you may like to message the site owner, Cary Byrd, with more detail.
    4 hours ago
Good Morning one and all! I pray that the morning finds you all well, happy and with satisfied tummies. May the FATHER in Heaven Bless you beyond all measure today and every day, and always remember HE loves us all.
  • Pastor Rolf Anderson Good Morning to you, and all also! May God's limitless Grace cover everyone's lives this wonderful day in the Lord! Who knows, maybe He will come back today (come quickly, Lord Jesus!).
    7 hours ago
Norman Rebadow is now friends with Mary Osborn and SAMUEL DAODU
14 hours ago
Pastor Rolf Anderson replied to Dr. Derek P. Blake's discussion Looking Into the Bible
"Thanks for the reference site!"
18 hours ago
Dr. Derek P. Blake replied to Dr. Derek P. Blake's discussion Looking Into the Bible
"Whilst I am not familiar with the Blue Letter Bible site, a quick look reminded me that I had intended to mention the wonderfully useful Young's Literal Translation (YLT) because the BLB does not list this version.  The YLT is useful because it was an attempt by Robert Young to produce a translation that was a literal as possible.  The benefit we get from the YLT is that it preserves the grammar  of the Hebrew Hebratic-greek and Aramaic, which the original texts were written in,  Young was an expert in those ancient languages, although it was written in the late eighteen-hundreds, it is a wonder resource for anyone wanting to get the real meaning of the texts."
18 hours ago
Terry Stonebarger replied to MINISTER MICHAEL TODD BURRIS's discussion "Hear The Voice of the Holy Spirit" Bible Study 2/18/2017---2/25/2017 in Bible Study
"Thank you Pastor Burris for another old lesson. I am going to have to study it a bit more to make sue I understand, but I do believe I've got the gist of it. I believe what you are saying is when we go to the LORD we need to go with an open, honest heart ever trusting in HIM"
18 hours ago
Annette McEndarfer replied to Dr. Derek P. Blake's discussion Looking Into the Bible
"Praise the Lord we have the written Word and the Holy Spirit to guide us in all truth! I like Biblegateway but I also like this  site http://www.blbclassic.org/index.cfm"
18 hours ago
Pastor Rolf Anderson liked Dr. Derek P. Blake's discussion Saudi Arabia Praises Trump, Warms up Towards Israel in Christians United for Israel
22 hours ago
Dr. Derek P. Blake commented on Mary Osborn's blog post True Prophets vs. False Prophets
"It's taken me a while to read this Mary but it was worth it, so interesting and something I have suddenly developed an interest in.  This has been very helpful thank you."
yesterday
Dr. Derek P. Blake posted a discussion in Christians United for Israel
The latest news just in (Breaking News)
Iran is the biggest threat to the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said, adding that he looks forward to working with the Trump administration to overcome challenges in the region, including the Arab-Israeli conflict.
In apparent agreement with the Israelis, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister accused Iran of being the primary supporter of global terrorism.
“Iran remains the single main sponsor of terrorism in the world,” Adel al-Jubeir declared in an address to the Munich Security Conference on Sunday. “It’s determined to upend the order in Middle East, and until and unless Iran changes its behavior it would be very difficult to deal with a country like this.”
“I believe that the world has to make it clear to the Iranians that there is certain behavior that will not be tolerated, and that there will be consequences, and those consequences have to be in tune with the financial side,” he affirmed.
“For the first time since 1948, to the mo…
yesterday
Dr. Derek P. Blake posted a discussion
We are told we live in the 'Digital Age' or the age of mass communication, many believe that knowledge is power, and if that is true then the internet should make us very powerful people. There is so much information 'on-line' it is actually mind-blowing, try doing an on-line search for the word 'Religion'. I just did, in about 0.2 of a second it found around fourteen million results for that one word, that's quicker than I can blink. We no longer need to wade through a library to do our research, we no longer need to sit in a on hard chairs in an unfriendly building reading tome after tome to find out about whatever it is you are interested in. We can now sit at home in our favourite chair, with a cup of tea or coffee at our elbow and do that very same thing. “Yes but so much of what is on the internet is rubbish, or false information,” I hear you say. But then so was our library, who knows which books were actually telling the truth, just because it was in print on paper, does not m…
yesterday
ChristnMe posted a blog post
If you are of Christ, then you face opposition. Opposition to the Word, His Glory and the fruit of the Spirit. Moreover, must we push forward all these things that edify our Lord, Jesus Christ. For the world is fully dissuaded from the purpose His Blood and death. Credit: The Empowered Christian Blog - http://www.theempoweredchristian.com/letter-to-the-faithful-37.html
yesterday
Good morning every one! GOD has given us another wonderful day and for that I am grateful. "This is the day the LORD has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it" Psalms 118:24 was my mother's favorite verse and she would remind me of it whenever I would get into the pits of depression, so now it is my favorite.
I want to offer a big thank you to Sister Annette and Brother Derek for their help with the explanations. I can use all the help I can get. :-)
Dr. Derek P. Blake replied to Terry Stonebarger's discussion In All Honesty I Sometimes Feel Like a Hypocrite
"There seems to me no mystery about being 'in Christ' or Jesus being 'in us', they both happen at the very same time.  That moment you accepted Jesus as your personal Saviour and acknowledged Him as God's only Son, you were given the gift of the Holy Spirit, literally, God/Jesus/Spirit living in you.  At that same moment Terry, you became a part of the 'Body of Christ', so you are also 'in Him'. 
When this happens we become new people, the old has gone, we are a new creation [2 Corinthians 5:17] this verse refers to us and our attitude, not as some claim to the law.  WE have to think in a different way, not obeying the law through fear of God's retribution, but obeying the law because of love and wanting to please God.  There's the difference, our salvation does not depend on keeping the law, but we obey because we want to obey, to 'bless' God.  Of course we all break the law, every hour of every day, if we say we are without sin, we are telling lies, we are, as humans, incapable of be…"
yesterday
Annette McEndarfer replied to Terry Stonebarger's discussion In All Honesty I Sometimes Feel Like a Hypocrite
"Terry, 
I hope this explanation helps. We are all sinners, separated from a Holy God. (Romans 3) He loves us so much that He sent Himself, God the Son to pay the price for our sin.  Jesus took on flesh and blood and lived a human life on this earth YET DID NO SIN (Hebrews 4:14-16)  and then had victory over sin and death by His resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:1-11) When we by faith believe that Christ did that for us and that there is NOTHING we can do to be saved except believe then we no longer stand in our sin before Him but in the righteousness of Jesus. Which is the only reason we could possibly stand before Him... HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS and NOT OUR OWN. (2 Corinthians 5).   Note especially verse 21 there that says 21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
So first we must be IN HIM to even belong to Him. I would encourage you to do a study on the term "in Him" or "in Christ". Paul uses the term 83 times in his lett…"
yesterday
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Weekly Bible Verse

"And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory."                                 

                                     - Ephesians 1:13-14