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Three People Killed in Nigeria As Religious Motives Continue to Be Ignored

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Nigeria – Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed three farmers Saturday night in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, according to Sahara Reporters.

“Yes, it’s true, three people were killed, the place is becoming like Zamfara…” said senior special assistant to the Governor on agriculture, Akin Olotu, “It’s obvious these bandits are ready for war.”

The attack comes in the wake of several massacres Jihadist Fulani have committed just this month, adding onto the decades of violence Christian farmers have suffered at the hands of killer herdsmen. While the media continues to portray such violence as back-and-forth exchanges between herders and farmers with no real religious motives, researchers are increasingly revealing an extremist agenda.

Most recently, Morning Star News came out with a report highlighting the Islamic expansionist motives behind these Fulani attacks. In their report, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) was quoted as stating: “While not necessarily sharing Boko Haram’s vision of a Muslim caliphate in northern Nigeria, the evidence suggests the Fulani herdsmen are as committed as Daesh [Islamic State] affiliates to eliminating Christians in a region where the church has grown fast”. The report also included a quote from the Nigeria-based Stefanos Foundation: “the violence is primarily for Islamic territorial expansion and the advancement of Sharia (Islamic law)… the perpetrators of the violence are Muslim extremists who cannot submit to any other law apart from Islamic law.”

Complaints from Christian leaders and community members in Nigeria are largely ignored by the government, convincing many that top officials are behind the attacks. According to the Morning Star, “They feel utterly defenseless, and their occasional retaliatory attacks then feed the mainstream media narrative that the violence stems from sectarian conflict over scarce resources.”

Now more than ever, Christians in Nigeria need to be enveloped with wholehearted prayer. Please pray for the world to recognize the scale of suffering believers are having to endure, as well as the true motive at the center of this crisis. Please also pray for those who persecute the church, that all will repent and find salvation in Christ.
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Bus accident in Peru; 20 were killed and 14 were injured

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Peru: At least 20 people were killed and 14 others injured in Peru after an interprovincial bus skidded and overturned in Sihuas province in the northern Ancash region, authorities said on Monday.

According to the Parobamba district municipality on its Facebook page, the “accident left 18 people dead on the spot, with two more dying while being transferred.”

The accident occurred at about 7:00 am local time on Monday in the Palo Seco area, when the bus, from the “Fama Tours SA” transport company, skidded and overturned.

It was returning from the areas of Huanchayllo and Parobamba and heading to Chimbote and Lima, after the passengers had voted in the general elections on Sunday, a local radio station reported.

Peru’s transport authorities said in a statement that it “has activated all intervention protocols to gather information related to the accident for determining appropriate measures.”

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‘The Science of Compliance’: Pastor Responds to Police Barricade of GraceLife Church

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“They are not interested in the science called virology. It is more like the science of compliance.”

Pastor Doug Wilson of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, took to his blog this morning to respond to the show of force against GraceLife Church in Canada.

Wilson, who became more widely known after his series of high profile debates with famed atheist Christopher Hitchens, in which Wilson offered stiff competition and a steady stream of witty comebacks.

Wilson’s piece, titled ‘Putting on Our Coates Coats’ confronts the disturbing news that spread across social media last week.
Coates recently served over a month in jail, only to be released and see his GraceLife Church building surrounded by fencing put up by the government. They were shut down, resulting in protests and an even larger police response.

Wilson argued that “ideas have consequences” and highlighted the differences between worldviews.

People act the way they do for reasons. As Richard Weaver taught us, ideas have consequences.

If you believe in God, if you think that the cosmos was created from nothing, if you believe that mankind was created in the image of God, then it is possible for you to believe that we have rights. And by rights, I do not mean privileges, but rather actual rights. These rights cannot be revoked by bureaucratic fiat, they cannot be abridged by executive order, and they cannot be adjusted or trimmed by the winners of elections, stolen or otherwise.

But if you don’t believe in God, if you believe that this material universe is a meaningless concourse of atoms, if you believe that life originated all by itself accidentally in a primordial goo-pond somewhere, and that we are simply simians that learned to shave, then it follows of necessity that we do not have any rights at all. We are nothing more than meat and bones and protoplasm.

Wilson said “the real travesty” occurs when followers of God go along with “the dictates of those who affirm the second scenario” and shouldn’t leave us surprised when a pastor like Coates stands up and “acts like a real pastor.”

He went on to argue that “flat refusal to cooperate” is the only way out.

“We have no business appealing to their god with any hope of getting the kind of determination that we would get if we were appealing to our God,” Wilson said.

“You can’t gather figs from thistles. You can’t get sweet water from a brackish spring. You know. You can’t order a Whopper at MacDonalds. You will not get Christian blessings from pagan gods.“
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