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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Standing Up For The Gospel

Well good day from the islands. I am a little behind on this post but here is some breaking news. As many of you know Muslims have been trying to establish a mosque here in the Marshall Islands. They have been for months advertising that they are a religion of peace of love for everyone. As we well know this is not the truth. At one time someone wrote a letter to the paper explaining some of the differences in Christians and Muslims. Unfortunately it was not published because the person did not sign the letter. They condemned the person for not saying who they were. The next week I sent a letter in and signed it. It was published, and many people’s eyes were open.
Since then along with exposing false doctrine here in the Marshalls I have been discussing what Islam really is and the danger of it. I not only talked about the violent side of Islam but I also exposed it’s goal of establishing Islam around the world. It has been on going and I have been very vocal and have not kept silent.
That is the danger, not speaking out. We know that it is time the people of God to stand for what they believe. The church for too long has been silent on major issues around the world. Why, because we want to be politically correct, well guess what? I am not politically correct and I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ and what the Word of God teaches. As long as I have breath I will protect the people that God has sent us to minister to. We will continue to expose false doctrine and the spirit of antichrist whenever we are given the opportunity.
Well, last week we were called to speak before the government of the Marshall Islands. Specifically their equivalent of a congressional committee to change the constitution and it’s definition of the term freedom of religion. The Marshall’s government, constitution and bill of rights are all based on Christian principles. Just the same as the United States was setup. However in the case of the Marshalls they have identified a threat and are willing to take measures against it.
Before that meeting of the committee and senators I was given the opportunity to talk about Islam and Christianity. I exposed the threats, not only to national security but also the threat to their very souls. I had a tremendous opportunity to share the Gospel and take a stand against another false religion trying to come into the Marshalls. We give God all of the Glory for the opportunity to stand up for Him.
Other senators (Christian) stood with me and also stated that they had already let in two false religions into the islands and named them (Mormons and Ba’Hai). This too was also a very bold move on the part of these senators. Needless to say we are now beginning to see satan’s opposition to the Gospel in this area. However we just laugh at him. Because the Bible says “no weapon formed against me shall prosper”. Please continue to pray for us as we bring light to the lost and to the people of God. We covet your prayers. May God bless you in all that you put your hand to.
Ephesians 6:18-19 (KJV) 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard
“Thank you for all of you continued prayers and support for our ministry”.

1 comment:

Catie Bentley said...

Praise the Lord for what truths are boldly being spoken in the Marshall Islands. Praise God for the mighty work He is doing, and for the unadulterated Word of God. He has been speaking that all week "Unadulterated Word of God". Blessings to you Steve and Shawn for making a stand for something that is politically incorrect, for something that no one else wants to fight, and having done all else, for standing! Praise be to the Lord, and all for his glory.