September 30, 2014

ISIS Milestone No Communion in Nineveh

For the first time in nearly 2000 years there was no Communion in Ninevah.

White said now that ISIS militants have captured all of the region's church buildings, there is no place to hold communion for the few Christians who are left. But not only have the militants set up offices inside the churches, they have stripped down the crosses and replaced them with the Islamic State black flag.

"Last week there was no communion in Nineveh for the first time in 2,000 years," White said. "All [the churches] are closed, all their people have run away. It is so sad."

White also said that Christians who live in other areas of Iraq, although not quite as affected, are also fearful because ISIS is enclosing upon the Baghdad region. In a Facebook post from Monday, White detailed the gloomy state of Baghdad as people remain in fear.

Bible Gateway:
Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.

And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare? And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.

And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.

And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover. And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.

And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

Isa wept.

By Howie at 10:14 AM | Comments |