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We Can't Look the Other Way

Mon, Aug. 18, 2014 Posted: 03:13 PM


Imagine if people suddenly murdered the Christians in your neighborhood. That's exactly what is happening on this planet: As you read this on your screen, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to slaughter Christians for being Christians. This terrorist group comes directly from al-Qaeda.

Such death, horrors, and living nightmares prompt us to be speechless. There are no words to describe the emotions such news prompts... Yet the news must prompt many prayers. (Lord, hear our prayer. Help these innocent people!)

Yet, just as in other times of history, much silence exists about the suffering Christian and Jewish people. Unlike most of the major media, Greta Van Susteren is speaking out about the genocide of Christians in Iraq and the persecution of Christians around the world. Franklin Graham is also actively speaking out. But most people are silent.

Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke truth when he said this: "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it."

Friends, we cannot look the other way. Thousands and thousands of people are being slaughtered. It is beyond words...completely horrific. Where is President Obama and most leaders in America and around the world? If another group (other than Christians) were being slaughtered, the Obama White House would be outraged. But they are silent...

Gov. Mike Huckabee summarizes the situation well, "I think the world is looking for a [Good] Samaritan. The priests and the Levites are walking by and saying, 'This is horrible. Gee, this is terrible,' but that doesn't save those children who are getting their heads cut off, and it's not saving those babies who are starving up in 100-degree heat up on Mt. Sinjar."

President Obama has repeatedly declared that al-Qaeda was on its heels and that the war on terrorism was nearly over. Well, ISIS is a result of al-Qaeda. How obvious can it get?

Now there is genocide going on right now in Iraq and Syria. Thousands and thousands of people are being slaughtered. Innocent children are being beheaded. It's horrible to read about. It's horrible to think about. But we can't ignore it. This mustn't be a political "issue". This is extreme inhumanity. Peace-loving nations must get involved and stop the genocide.

But there's more: ISIS boldly proclaims that they won't stop until they raise their black flag over the White House. We cannot ignore this. We have been warned and we can't take it lightly.

Look at this month's edition of Unite the USA to read an article by Rob Schwarzwalder called Who Is Speaking For The Persecuted Christians In Iraq? We appreciate TheFederalist.com for giving us special permission to feature this important article. Read more here: http://www.unitetheusa.org/id121.html

With all the evil in the world, we just want to remind you about Revelation 22. We know the end of the story. We will triumph over evil because of Jesus Christ. We hope your heart joins ours as we pray, "Even so, come, Lord Jesus."

God bless,
Carrie and Stacie Stoelting

Founders of Unite the USA

Carrie Stoelting