To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

"Another Page In the Book of Acts is Being Written": the Enemy Wants to Empty the Middle East of Christians, But They're Standing Strong

Chris Mitchell : Aug 3, 2018  CBN News

"The Church needs to know the truth. The media—the Christian media—needs to air and show the world from there. If we just depend on the secular media, we will get what their agenda is for the world to hear." -Yvette Isaac

(The Middle East)—[CBN News] The Church in the Middle East has gone through some dark days in recent years. Some say the lives of Believers today reflect the heroes and heroines of the past in the place where Christianity was born. (Screengrab via CBN News)

Across the Middle East, Christians and the Church have suffered terrible persecution. Yet there is tremendous optimism there.

"I see the Church is standing and standing strong, with all of the difficulties and with all of the atrocities and all of the persecution," Yvette Isaac with Roads of Success told CBN News. "But they are all standing strong; they know why they are standing."

Egyptian-born Yvette Isaac believes that's because Christians in the Middle East are continuing the testimony of the early Believers.

"I really believe, every day in this part of the world another page of the Book of Acts is being written," she said. "Every day, a new page of the Book of the Acts is being written, added."

Isaac wants the Church in the West to know what's happening there.

"There are brothers and sisters—Christian brothers and sisters—who are living there," she continued. "And if it wasn't for them, first, we would not hear about Christianity in the West. Because of the Church in the Middle East, Christianity spread all over the world."

Yet Isaac says the pressure on Christians has been enormous.

"That is where it all started, and the enemy's focus is to destroy it. The enemy's focus is to empty the Middle East of Christianity. So, he is putting all this pressure, and we have seen all kinds of pressure under the people," she said.

Isaac hosts a television program to the Middle East, and she believes Christian media can play a role in helping Christians living there.

"The Church needs to know the truth. The media—the Christian media—needs to air and show the world from there," she said. "If we just depend on the secular media, we will get what their agenda is for the world to hear. But awareness is very important. That is why we have many clips of Christians—that they suffer, and we tell their stories."

One of the stories Isaac tells is about Christians who suffered under ISIS, the Islamic terror group also known as the Islamic State.

"We go to Iraq, to Syria. And we go to these places and we try to empower the girls that came out of captivity," she explained. "Christians in Syria and in Iraq, they do not want to speak too much. Probably it is a fear. But when we go there, they open up. They feel like they can open up and tell us their stories. So, we share their stories, with their permission, to the world."

Isaac tells one story of an Orthodox priest and an evangelical pastor.

"An Orthodox priest told me, when there was no water and there were only few drops of water left ... 'I would rather divide it with my Protestant, with the evangelical pastor because I know if we both live we are going to be more powerful together. If I live, and he dies, I am weaker.'"

Isaac hopes each part of the Body of Christ will do its share.

"What is my part? What am I called to do? Especially, in the Western world. The Western Church needs to understand the importance of the existing of Christians in the Middle East at this time," she said.







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

'Biden Is Not a King': Pro-Freedom Groups React after Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate

Australia Cancels Visa of Unvaccinated Tennis Star Novak Djokovic for the Second Time

Judge Sentences Loudon County Sex Offender Teen in School Assaults Case that Enflamed Trans Bathroom Debate

Don't Be Fooled by the Language on Voters' Rights Legislation

Illinois Parents Furious About After School Satan Club in Elementary School

Pro-Life Warrior James Sedlak, Feared by Planned Parenthood, Passes Away at 78

Meet Actor Ray Romano's Brother: The Ex-NYPD Cop Who Embarked on an Investigation to Prove Jesus' Death and Resurrection

Less Than 10% of Evangelicals Want Shorter Sermons; 30% Want More In-Depth Teaching: Survey

'God Has Heard and Answered Our Prayers': Anne Graham Lotz Shares Update after Daughter Suffers Heart Attacks

Watchdog Warns That Biden Admin May Be Creating a Database of Americans Who Asked for Religious Exemption from Vax Mandate

Supreme Court Halts Biden COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

Sen. Sinema Doubles Down on Filibuster Support, Dealing Likely Fatal Blow to Dems' Election Bills

Athletes Who Had COVID Will be Considered 'Fully Vaccinated,' NCAA Says in New Guidelines

Study Finds Melatonin Significantly Reduces COVID-19 Mortality

Ex-Drug Addict: 'I'd Be Dead' if Church Didn't Defy Restrictions, Remain Open: God 'Used this Church'

Europe Plans Major Crackdown on Child Pornography

Five Abortion Pill Dangers Every Woman Should Know

2022 Is The Year to Stop Letting Fear Control Us and Hold Tight to Hope

PRAY: Anne Graham Lotz Asks for Prayers after Daughter Suffers Two Heart Attacks with 'No Known Cause'

Biden Jab Mandate Allegedly Contributes to Death of Another Armed Forces Member, Says Liberty Counsel



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com