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June 06, 2008

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Rev Michael  Bresciani

When quoting anything from the Huffington Post we have to mitigate by considering the source. That said it does not excuse the lies, foolishness and gross mis-statements that were made on the H.P.

Voice of the Marytrs is a one of a kind organization that should have American Christians either reeling in shame as they pusue their prosperity gospel and Christian fluff or falling down on their knees to offer their most heartfelt prayers for this organization.

Keep up the good fight!

Rev Michael Bresciani

Helen

I think the Huffington Post have completely misunderstood.

I can empathise and see how from their point of view we all seem like crazy fundamentalists, when I wasn't a Christian I thought the same thing.

However until you truly accept that God is real, and that Christ died for our sins, you view things so incredibly differently.

To them it seems insane that Martyrs could encourage a Church, but to a Church we realise how blessed we truly are to live in "free" parts of the world, and encourages us to be more helpful, more Christlike, less complacent, less "western"

All we can do is pray lovingly for this guy, that the Lord would reveal Himself in such an intimate way to him that we would be almost envious of his new found faith!!

I believe that satan pulls away the people who God calls so strongly, so he must have a wonderful calling on his life.

Let's pray he will step into it.

Glenn

Selective, baised reporting to be sure. Todd's quote, of course, is ripped from the German television program (which is one of the more biased and amateurish examples of journalism I have yet seen). Of course, I suspect that Todd would like to have reworded his response to the question, as it is rather easily misunderstood and twisted by those who have no understanding of Christianity. However, as I have said to my staff, if you are not prepared to be be misquoted, then don't talk to the media. And make sure that those who do talk to the media are trained to do so.

Joshua Jones

Typical. If you read the entire article, you can almost feel the unreasonable hatred that this man has for Christianity that actually attempts to impact the culture and the world in which we live. Obviously, I understand that this IS the Huffington Post, so naturally things are going to be somewhat a bit more on the left... but the Rodda article was a 'bit' excessive. I believe that along with our country's current believe that simply teling someone about your faith, then you are forcing them to convert, that this applies to anyone attempting to conduct mission work in Iraq. These people are not being converted by the edge of the sword. It is through the mind , but that is too much for liberals who loathe Christ.

Greg

1 Pet 4:14 - If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
Matt 5:11 - Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad because your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you.
Luke 6:22 - Blessed are you when men hate you and ostracize you and and insult you and scorn your name as evil for the sake of the Son of Man.
Luke 6:27-28 - But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

Sheila

It's not surprising to me. What hurts me is not that the world makes fun or slanders or misunderstands why a Christian would risk suffering to share the gospel, it's when other Christian do this.

Sheila

Jezla

I think it's pretty typical reporting by the liberal media.

The video was even more disturbing, but not really a surprise. It's a blatant lie, however, to say that missionaries are there under the sanction of the U.S. government or armed forces. Many of them may even be native Iraqis, free to come out and share their faith more openly than in the past.

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