Continue praying for the salvation of the middle east and all of those suffering in bondage to lies. The dawn is breaking, there is hope.

Isaiah 9:2

The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.

Top Hamas Leader’s Son Converts to Christianity
By Ethan Cole

The son of a top Hamas leader has converted to Christianity and prays someday his family will also accept Jesus Christ as their savior, an Israeli newspaper reported.

Masab Yousef, son of West Bank Hamas leader Sheik Hassan Yousef, revealed for the first time in an exclusive interview with Haaretz newspaper that he has left Islam and is now a Christian. Prior to the interview’s publication last Thursday, Yousef’s family did not know of his faith conversion even though he is in regular contact with them.

“[T]his interview will open many people’s eyes, it will shake Islam from the roots, and I’m not exaggerating,” Yousef, who now resides in the United States, said. “What other case do you know where a son of a Hamas leader, who was raised on the tenets of extremist Islam, comes out against it?”

Yousef, who is now 30-years-old, was first exposed to Christianity eight years ago while in Jerusalem where out of curiosity he accepted an invitation to hear about Christianity. Afterwards, he became “enthusiastic” about what he heard and would secretly read the Bible every day. . . .

For his part, Yousef says he hopes to “open the eyes” of Muslims and “reveal the truth” to them about Islam and Christianity with the goal to “take them out of the darkness and the prison of Islam.” . . .


John 3:16-21

16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”

Believers who live by the truth of the light draw the lost out of darkness. Loving the unlovable, forgiving the unforgivable and granting mercy to the unmerciful. Grace is not the cost of salvation it is a privilege for those who have received it to share it. Today pray for those who are blinded by the darkness and that our light will shine so brightly and consistently that those in bondage will be drawn to it and find true freedom at the cross. 

 On a personal note, I especially want to lift up my evolutionist friends at Florida Citizens for Science. One need only read the comments made on their blog to recognize the fear and the hate perpetrated by such “citizen” groups existing for the sole purpose of stripping our freedoms and silencing the truth. I posted a dissenting opinion on their blog and it did not take long for them to beautifully illustrate my point. It is good to be a “lunatic” for Christ.

Job 21:14-15

14     Yet they say to God, ‘Leave us alone!
We have no desire to know your ways.
15     Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him?
What would we gain by praying to him?’
  1. cornishevangelist says:

    Hebrews 6:1 :: King James Version (KJV)
    Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
    The Word of God tells us that we are not to stand still in our faith. Some of us keep going over and over, time after time, the first principles of the oracles of God.
    You know, being saved, repenting of sins, baptism in water and in the Holy Ghost, laying on of hands, the resurrection from the dead and eternal judgement.
    Which are all very necessary things, but now it is time to move on, for our foundation has been laid.
    The Bible teaches that we do not need to be taught again and again but it is time to teach others, so that we, who are mature in faith, may come into a much closer walk with Christ. This we will do if God permits, as the word of God says.

  2. One can be a “lunatic” for Christ and still support evolution.

  3. Nance says:

    Rom 12:4-8
    4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

    The foundation must be laid in every human heart. There will always be a need for teaching and training in righteousness.

  4. Nance says:

    You are absolutely right, one can be a Christian and still hold errant views of the world. The Holy Spirit removes the power of sin in ones life, not the presence of sin. At least not until glorification. Which is why Christians gossip, lie, dishonor their parents and harbour a multitude of other attitudes and beliefs that do not honor God. But the hallmark of a Christian is a changed life.

    2 Cor. 13:5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?

    Allow me to illustrate.

    If I walked into my house and exclaimed, “You’re not going to believe what just happened! A dog was in the road and a huge 18-wheeler was approaching and I chased the dog out of the street. Next thing I knew the truck ran me over going 60 miles an hour. Sorry I’m late for dinner.”

    Now my family is going to think I am either crazy or a liar or both. Why? Because there is no evidence of my encounter with the semi-truck. The same is true of God.

    One cannot have an encounter with the Holy Living and True God and not be changed.

  5. I’m wondering if your judgment is reserved for all conflicts within Christianity or just for those related to science.

  6. Nance says:

    Acts 17:11 Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

    The attitude and actions of theBereans were praised because they examined what Paul told them and lined it up with what they knew to be true–scripture. Christians are to measure everything, “judge” if you will, according to the plumbline of the canonized scripture. It is how we know God’s will and it is how we know God’s character.

    So in answer to your question, I assess everything in accordance with God’s Word. Science, music, art, novels, attitudes, actions, sermons, everything is assessed within a biblical worldview. Differences in worldviews is the primary reason creationists disagree with evolutionists.

    We are viewing the same evidence, but from different sides of the street. One must answer all questions within naturalistic parameters, the other does not place such a limit on his observation.

  7. cecebenningfield says:

    Sometimes the truth is not always politically correct but it is the truth none the less. I have questions about some science related issues, if I don’t find the answer in the Bible, I know I can ask Jesus when I get into heaven. I love how you are so NON judgmental….as Christians we are commanded to speak the truth in love. And pray for unbelievers.

    Love, Texas CC

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