Messianic Jewish soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces are growing bolder and more open about their faith in Christ with their fellow soldiers and officers, a survey has found, despite daily challenges of living 24/7 around unbelievers and trials resisting the "pleasures of the world."
The survey, released on March 1, was conducted by Kehila News Israel in cooperation with several local ministries that organize soldier conferences and Bible studies for the hundreds of Messianic soldiers currently serving in the IDF.
The results, based on the responses of 69 active duty IDF soldiers from a total population of several hundred Messianic soldiers, found that there is a clear openness about Yeshua (Jesus) in the army – as much as 96 percent said that their fellow soldiers know about their faith, in addition to 78 percent of their commanders and officers. more >>
Christians throughout the world fear that a Salesian priest who was kidnapped during a deadly attack in Yemen earlier this month might be executed by Islamic State jihadists on Good Friday, following an unconfirmed online report from the Franciscan Sisters of Siessen.
Father Tom Uzhunnalil is believed to have been kidnapped by IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) during an attack at a Missionaries of Charity-run retirement home in Aden, Yemen, on March 4. During the attack, the militants killed 16 people, including four nuns.
A nun who is the lone survivor of an Islamic State terrorist attack on a church-run retirement home in Yemen earlier this month has provided an eyewitness testimony of the massacre that took the lives of 16 civilians, including four nuns.
In speaking with a fellow nun named Sister Rio, Sister Sally, the superior of the sisters' community in Yemen, gave her detailed account of the March 4 IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) massacre at the Missionaries of Charity home in Aden.
As Sister Sally recalled the horrible incident, her recollection was written down on a piece of paper by Sister Adriana. A copy of the handwritten account was obtained and posted on the Internet by the Catholic news site Aleteia. more >>
The founder and CEO of a Christian satellite network that reaches out to refugees fleeing war-torn Syria and Iraq, is reporting that many Muslim families are turning to Christianity, where they encounter a message of peace and love.
"It's surprising just how much damage the Muslim world has done to itself due to this schism between Sunni and Shiites," SAT-7's Terence Ascott said, according to Mission Network News Monday. "It raises serious questions. People were really losing trust in organized religion."
He added that ongoing attacks instigated by the Islamic State and other terror groups are only part of the long-standing conflicts in the Muslim world, along with the age-old divide between Sunnis and Shiites. more >>
The most evasive queen in Egypt's history may finally have provided some clues as to where she rests. Archeologists and Egyptologists alike have been puzzled by the centuries of mystery on the fate of Nefertiti, but a recent discovery may shed light on the actual location of her tomb.
Minister Mamdouh El Damati of the Egyptian Antiquities made a stunning revelation on Thursday, saying that experts are now "90%" percent certain they located two new chambers behind the walls of the resting place of the boy king, Tutankhamun.
In a CNN report, renowned British archaeologist Nicolas Reeves was quoted in August saying that there is as high probability that Nefertiti was buried one of those recently discovered chambers. El Damati explained that using advanced scanning technology, they found both organic and metallic material, but still can't move on with the process of digging since government authorities won't allow it unless they're pretty sure the chambers are really there. He added that another scanning is scheduled at the month's end to figure out the size of the chambers. more >>
A Yazidi sex slave who was raped three times a day for over 16 month by various Islamic State fighters detailed in a recent interview how she was bought and sold by eight different jihadis and how the group sold off over 800 Yazidi girls inside a Raqqa "meat market."
In an interview with The Daily Mail, 20-year-old Khalida, who was captured by the militant group in Iraq in August 2014, explained how she and her family were attempting to escape from the wrath of IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) when a Muslim neighbor outed them as un-believers when they were stopped at a checkpoint.
After being outed by the neighbor, IS rounded up all 36 Yazidis in the group and separated them by gender. IS then separated the females into married and unmarried groups, Khalida said. more >>