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Did Everyone see this? Interesting.

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by "ByGrace", Nov 24, 2018.

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    "ByGrace" Well-Known Member

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    7,000 Churches Fasting, Praying Over Terrifying New Persecution Law


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    Russian president Vladimir Putin (Reuters)
    Los Angeles Times. It would also introduce prison sentences of up to a year for those who fail to report such crimes.

    Furthermore, Great Commission Ministries Chairman Hanny Haukka tells Charisma News the law entails:

    • Foreign guests are not permitted to speak in churches unless they have a "work permit" from Russian authorities
    • If a friend or relative from outside Russia wishes to share his/her faith in your home the guest will be fined and expelled from Russia.
    • Any discussion of God with non-believers is considered missionary activity and will be punishable.
    • Missionary activity will be permitted by special government permission. Example: If one traveling on a train shares his faith without written permission the offender will be taken into police custody for the duration of the journey and will be fined 50,000 rubles ($1,000).
    • Offenders from the age of 14-years-old will be subject to prosecution
    • Religious activity is no longer permitted in private homes. Most churches in Russia meet in homes.
    • Every citizen is obligated to report religious activity of neighbors to the authorities. Failure to be an informant is punishable by law.
    • One may pray and read the Bible at home but not in the presence of a non-believing person. You will be breaking the law and be punished.
    • If the church has purchased property it cannot be converted into a place of worship.
    • In church buildings, it is not permitted to invite people to turn to God. Worship services are permitted but making a non-believer a follower of Christ is against the law.
    In response, thousands of churches across the country have come together to cry out to God. Etc etc
     
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    So, both Russia and China step it up...

    "Coming to a corner near you..."
     
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    Interesting indeed...I have been taught that the "Kings of the North" spoken of in eschatology was Russia...hmmmm.
     
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    I am lazy now.
    I used to be into all that stuff...Gog and Magog etc etc I gave a lot of time to it.
    Then I swung the other way and rejected it...now I must admit I am more of a 'see how it pans out' kind of person! lol
    I do know that 'the war on the Church ' is well and truly on it's way now for sure. ✟

    I think I told you that my nephew just got out in time with his family after 30 years in China.
    This last week he heard that a close friend there was taken and has been interrogated for 11 days.
    And another pastor and his wife were woken up in the night by police and driven straight to the airport and put on a plane. No time to pack, say goodbye or anything.

    At least my nephew heard the Lord tell him to pack what he wanted, give away what he wanted to give, and sell what he wanted to sell.
    They got out in August. I know Russia were doing the same...the clock has gone back 80 years in both countries re Christians ...and I do not see it going 'back' again...
     
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    "'see how it pans out' kind of person! " I am with you there. End times and eschatology is what first caught my interest when coming to the Lord...has been awhile since it has peaked much of an interest outside of warning others.
    Praise God about your nephew! Wow!

    "the clock has gone back 80 years in both countries re Christians ...and I do not see it going 'back' again"
    It is happening faster and faster...God give us strong faith to not fear but to pray more fervently for our lost friends and family, neighbors!
     
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