‘Global Crisis’: Christians In Islamic Nations Face Extinction, ‘Mass Exodus On A Biblical Scale’ Taking Place
Revelation 6:8, “And I looked, and behold a [chlōros – green] horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts [thērion – savage, brutal, bestial men] of the earth…”
Violence against Christian worshippers and other religious minorities by fanatics has become a ‘global crisis’ and is the gravest challenge facing the world this century, Baroness Warsi will say.
‘A mass exodus is taking place, on a Biblical scale. In some places, there is a real danger that Christianity will become extinct,’ she will say at a speech at Georgetown University in Washington.
In the new year, Lady Warsi, the Minister for Faith who sits in the Cabinet, will host an international summit to draw up a plan to end the violence against Christians – particularly in the countries where the faith was born.
Writing for Telegraph.co.uk, Lady Warsi highlights the bombing of All Saints Church in Pakistan, killing 85 congregants, in September and the gun attack on a Coptic wedding party in Egypt as the latest outrages by militants who have turned ‘religion upon religion, sect upon sect’.
‘There are parts of the world today where to be a Christian is to put your life in danger,’ she writes. ‘From continent to continent, Christians are facing discrimination, ostracism, torture, even murder, simply for the faith they follow.
‘Christian populations are plummeting and the religion is being driven out of some of its historic heartlands. In Iraq, the Christian community has fallen from 1.2m in 1990 to 200,000 today. In Syria, the horrific bloodshed has masked the haemorrhaging of its Christian population,’ she says.
Terrorists are subjecting Christians in the Middle East to ‘collective punishment’ for American foreign policy. Worshippers are now regarded as newcomers and agents of the West, despite having lived there for centuries.
The attacks come against a diverse background of political upheaval, local turf wars and social unrest – but they share the common trait of Christians becoming a ‘scapegoat’ for extremists who are insecure in their own religious identity, she will say.
It is the same mindset that motivated the Nazis to persecute the Jews and the Communists to suppress the Russian church, she says.
Lady Warsi is the first senior British politician to draw attention to the plight of Christians in the Arab world, and will call on other Muslims to defend Christians, citing the example of Christians who defended praying Muslims in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian uprising.
‘A bomb going off in a Pakistani church shouldn’t just reverberate through Christian communities; it should stir the world,’ she says.” Read more.
Unsealed: A Closer Look At Revelation 6 And ‘The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse’ – “In an April, 2012 op-ed for Arutz Sheva, Italian journalist Giulio Meotti surmised that ‘the drive for Islamic purity is going to banish all traces of pre-Islamic pasts. When the Islamists will have prevailed, the Middle East will be completely green, the colour of Islam’ . In Revelation 6:8, John describes the ‘fourth horseman’ as being ‘chlōros‘, which translates literally as ‘green’… Green is the official color of Islam, and this green ‘fourth horseman’ is described as having power over the fourth part of the earth. It is no coincidence that today Islam now has dominion over a fourth part of the earth. The ‘fourth horseman’ has the power to ‘kill with sword.’ Islam is spread through Jihad, the ‘Sword of Islam.’ The ‘fourth horseman’ also kills with hunger/famine. Where Islam rises, deprivation and Sharia lawlessness quickly follows, so much so that they would even prefer to see children starve to death than to see them receive life-saving aid from the ‘Christian West.’ The ‘fourth horseman’ kills with ‘death’, and the love of death and martyrdom for the cause of ‘Allah’ permeates Islamic culture to the point where Islamists will even openly declare that they ‘love death more than you love life.’ Lastly, the ‘fourth horseman’ is described as killing with ‘the beasts of the earth.’ The Greek word for beasts is ‘thērion‘ and is very likely being used metaphorically to refer to ‘savage’, ‘brutal’ and ‘bestial’ men — a perfect description of what we are witnessing today in the radical world of Islam’s death seekers.” Read more.