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The Tide of Our Times

“Muslim Evangelism—Joel Rosenberg, the Messianic Jew who is a bestselling novelist, recently posted an amazing report on his web blog concerning Muslim evangelism...

  • Afghanistan—There were only 17 known Evangelical Christians in the country before the 9/11 attack on the U.S. Today, there are over 10,000 Afghan followers of Jesus, and the number is growing steadily.
  • Uzbekistan—There were no known Muslim converts to Christ in 1990. Now there are more than 30,000.
  • Kazakhstan—There were only 3 known Evangelical Christians before the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Today there are more than 15,000 Kazakh Christians.
  • Iraq—There were only a handful of Muslim converts to Christianity in 1979 when Saddam Hussein took control of the country. Today, there are more than 70,000 believers who were former Muslims.
  • Iran—In 1979 when the Ayatollah Khomeini led the Islamic Revolution, there were only about 500 known Muslim converts to Christianity. Today, there are over one million Shia Muslim believers in Christ.
  • Egypt—More than one million Egyptians have put their faith in Jesus over the past decade. The Egyptian Bible Society reports that whereas they used to sell about 3,000 copies of the Jesus film each year in the early 1990s, they sold 600,000 copies in 2005! That same year, they also distributed 750,000 copies of the Bible on tape (in Arabic).”
joelrosenberg.blogspot.com taken from The Lamplighter

“Most Americans say that many roads lead to heaven, according to a U.S. Religious Landscape Survey released by the Pew Forum. Seventy percent...of all Americans say their religion is not the only path to eternal life, according to the second half of a massive survey of 35,000 Americans that charts religious attitudes and beliefs...

The poll showed ‘an enormous diversity’ in American religion, said John Green, a senior fellow at Pew. ‘I was stunned.’” Julia Duin, The Washington Times
(See John 14:6 and Acts 4:12)

“Merged Radio Network to BattleDisinformation ’—[Earlier this year] a merger was announced involving two radio networks...The new chief executive officer, Dr. Larry Bates, says the mission of the new organization will be to counter disinformation from the ‘controlled media...’

The merger takes what was formerly the USA Radio Network and merges it with the Information Radio Network, creating IRN/ USA Radio News...‘one of the largest news networks in the country.’ Working with approximately 2,500 radio station outlets, the new organization’s mission will be ‘to provide truth and information to the listening public every day.’” Monetary & Economic Review

“In a time when the world seems to offer only cynicism and negativity, the Fellowship of Merry Christians (FMC) urges believers to remember the joy that comes with following and serving Christ.

‘Even during these turbulent times, we’ve tried to follow Jesus’ instructions to His disciples to “Be of good cheer” and to bring some joy, laughter and healing humor to churches and their publications,’ said Cal Samra, editor of FMC’s The Joyful Noiseletter.AFA Journal

“[There is] a movement among Secular Humanists and even Atheists to establish church-like organizations to help spread their ‘Gospel’ of a better world without God...

Some Humanists are already conducting church-like services with a message and music.” The Lamplighter

“The Golan Heights” once under the control of Syria, has been a source of repeated attacks against Israeli citizens. Now, Syria wants it back if Israel wants peace with them...It is one of the most fertile and agriculturally developed parts of the State of Israel, and forms a natural barrier to the aggression of Syria and its terrorist organizations...The Golan Heights is an area of about 500 square miles...a hilly, basalt plateau with largely a rocky terrain...The Golan contains various freshwater sources that are of great value and economic importance to Israel... The Israelis live in 32 agricultural communities in the southern end of the Golan...Cattle-raising and dairy farming are very significant, along with cotton, vegetables, fruit, and a growing wine industry.” David Hocking, Prophecy Watch

“A BBC World Service annual survey of views on various countries found that Israel was second only to Iran in a survey of the world’s most unpopular nations... Pakistan was the third most poorly rated country in the poll published.” virtualjerusalem.com

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