Prince Charles: Mideast Christians Deliberately Targeted By Islamists In A Campaign Of Persecution
Finally, he says something that isn’t complete rubbish. Sadly, very few even seem to care …
Matthew 24:22, 27, “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened… For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”
Colossians 3:12, “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering …”
Acts 14:22b, “… we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”
The Prince of Wales made his comments after visiting the British branches of churches based in the region.
The prince heard accounts of Christians being murdered and families forced from their homes.
The upheavals of the Arab Spring have left many religious minorities vulnerable to accusation and attack…
Charles, accompanied by Prince Ghazi of Jordan, visited the Egyptian Coptic Church centre in Stevenage and the Syriac Orthodox cathedral in west London.
The two royals met church members who had either suffered intimidation or family members whose safety they feared for.
Later at a reception at Clarence House, attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop of Westminster and the Chief Rabbi, Prince Charles said he felt deeply troubled by the plight of Christians.
‘For 20 years I have tried to build bridges between Islam and Christianity to dispel ignorance and misunderstanding,’ he told the audience.
‘The point though, surely, is that we have now reached a crisis where bridges are rapidly being deliberately destroyed by those with a vested interest in doing so.
‘This is achieved through intimidation, false accusation and organised persecution including to the Christian communities in the Middle East at the present time.” …
The Coptic Church traces its origins back to the 1st Century when it was founded by the apostle St Mark.
The Syriac Orthodox Church says it was established by St Peter who became its first bishop.
Christians living in the Middle East have often had a wary relationship with their Muslim neighbours.
The Arab Spring though has led to an upsurge in violence with many Christians fleeing the region to avoid attack.” Read more.
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