Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Three Christians killed in north Iraq

An AFP article published today at google.com/hostednews describes how three Christians were gunned down over the last three days in the city of Mosul, north of Baghdad, as violence against that minority is rising leading up to the March 7 general election.

"We are terrified... and the security forces are not able to offer us any security," said Hazem Girgis, a deacon at an Orthodox church in the center of town, as reported by Mujahid Mohammed, an AFP writer. According to the article, attacks on Christians occur on a regular basis in Mosul and surrounding Nineveh province.

Jeremiah gives a warning in his prophecy of judgment on Babylon to all who would heed it: "Flee from the midst of Babylon, and each of you save his life! Do not be destroyed in her punishment, for this is the LORD's time of vengeance; he is going to render recompense to her" (Jer 51:6).

While practically all the Jews have left Chaldea, Christians seem to be holding out hope the nation will escape Jeremiah's prophetic apocalypse.

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