Desert's Christian Radio
Dear Friends of KHCS,
Last month we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It’s been reported from many sources that this past year has been the worst year in history for the persecution of Christians throughout the world.
During this month in 1453, Constantinople fell to the Turks. The city, which was named after Constantine the Great, the first Christian emperor, was renamed Istanbul. Its Christian treasurers were confiscated by the followers of Islam.
For more than a thousand years, this city had been a symbol of Christianity. But its empire increasingly had been battered with problems: plagues, declining revenues and a series of attacks from its enemies.
Muslims had conquered nearby Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia and Egypt between 634 and 642 AD. Constantinople was crippled by rivalries among Christians, who often were more concerned with fighting each other than standing united against Islam.
After the failure of the Crusades, Constantinople was left even more vulnerable. The rising tide of Islam conquered the remnants of Byzantine Asia early in the 14th Century. In 1354, the Ottoman Turks overran the Balkans before the final defeat of Constantinople. It was a sad day for the Church.
Today, our world faces renewed threats from Islam. According to Operation World, the growth rate for Muslim in the 20th century was “significant – from 12.3% in 1900 to greater than 22% now.”
How are Christians reacting to this threat? Will we be divided, preoccupied and distracted as the Christians were when Constantinople fell? Or will we realize that we face serious threats? We need to be more committed than ever to serving God and His Kingdom.
Several days ago, Cal Thomas said in his commentary heard here daily on KHCS, the prophet Jeremiah said our hearts are “deceitful and desperately wicked.” Perhaps nowhere has he been proved more correct that what is happening in the Detroit suburb of Livonia, Michigan. The town has been called “little Palestine” because so many Muslim immigrants have settled there. In Livonia, Muslim clerics regularly denounce Israel and female genital mutilation, or FGM, is practiced.
The United States banned FGM in 1997, but a Federal report in 2012 warned that 513,000 women and girls are at risk of the procedure. Other countries have banned FGM, but it’s still done and governments seem reluctant to do what is necessary to stop it.
In Livonia, a Muslim doctor has been the first to be charged over the practice. Cal further stated these people should not just be arrested, prosecuted and jailed, if convicted. They should be deported to their countries of origin.
England recorded 5,700 cases of FGM in less than one year. France jailed 100 people for the practice. An estimated 50,000 women in Germany have had it done to them. This is absolutely nothing but evil and is the predictable result from our failed immigration policies!
The program heard here on KHCS, Issues in Education, had guests this past 2 weeks that documented Islam is totally incompatible with Christianity and the Constitution of the United States. It is also incompatible with the political LEFT, but the LEFT supports Islam because they both have a common enemy – it’s Christianity!
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In His Joy,