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During a recent Mission to Europe I was struck by the high number of Muslims in the cities of Europe. The capital of Belgium, Brussels, is also the headquarters of NATO and the home of the European Parliament. Brussels describes itself as the capital of Europe.

Demographic Shift Muslims are now officially 6% of the total population of Belgium, but over 25% of the population of Brussels. Islam now mobilises more people in Brussels than the Roman Catholic Church, political parties, or even the trade unions.

Abortion and Immigration With the low birth rate of Belgians, and extremely high abortion rates, the indigenous population is in steep decline. However, the Muslim community is growing through both high birth rates and marriage migration. In Antwerp, Belgium's second largest city, 40% of elementary school children are Muslim.

Calendar De-Christianised The French speaking Southern region of Belgium, Wallonia, has officially renamed the four major Christian holidays on the Belgian school calendar, replacing them with secular names. All Saints Day is now to be referred to as Autumn Leave. Christmas is now described as Winter Vacation.

religious holidays to the official school calendar.

Lent is now Rest and Relaxation Leave, and Easter: Spring Vacation. Along with the official move to de-Christianise the holidays of Belgium, has come a new decree, allowing Muslims to add Islamic

Replacing The government claims that they want to push religion out of the door, but the new decree actually opens the way for reintroducing religion, in the form of Islam through the window. Under the guise of letting Christian religious traditions go, the government's policy has now made way for new vacation days for the religion of Islam. War Against Christmas For the first time, last year, Christmas 2012, Brussels did not have its traditional Christmas tree in the Gothic Central Square. Instead it was replaced with a politically correct structure of abstract art. The Mayor's office, where more than half of the city's eleven councillors are either Muslim or socialist, or both, vetoed the â‚Ź5,000 project of placing a 20-metre fir tree from the forests of the Ardennes with a 25-metre New Age structure of lighted boxes. The avant-garde abstract art structure that replaced the traditional Christmas tree,

cost â‚Ź44,000! The traditional Christmas Market in downtown Brussels was renamed Winter Pleasures. Residents of Brussels were outraged and asked: "What will be next? Will all Easter eggs also be banned in Brussels?"

Multiculturalism Failure Even the Flemish Minister for Integration, Geert Bourgeois, admitted that years of expensive government efforts to make Belgium more multicultural have failed. He commented that "perhaps the Muslim youth do not belong because they do not want to belong." Continued on page 2...

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Inconsistency & Hypocrisy Ahrouch who was sentenced to six months in prison, in 2003, for assaulting and beating his disabled wife, talks much in public about ethics and respect for others. He refuses to shake hands, or make eye contact, with women in public. Shari'a Law in Belgium Two Muslim politicians who won municipal elections in Belgium's capital, Brussels, October 2012, vowed to implement Islamic Shari'a law in Belgium. Redouane Ahrouch declared: "We are elected Islamicists, but above all we are Muslims… we embrace the Quran and the traditions of the prophet Muhammad. We believe Islam is a universal religion." He said that he will strive to make sure that the town councils' motions and solutions all emanate from Islam. He said that his ultimate goal was creating an Islamic state in Belgium based on Islamic Shari'a law. Islamic Belgium When a reporter from the State television, (RTBF) interjected: "An Islamic state in Belgium?" Ahrouch responded: "In Belgium, of course! I am for the Shari'a. Islamic law, I am for it. It is a life-long struggle that will take

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Islamisation of Belgium The Islam Party, which he represents, has campaigned for: Halaal meals in public school cafeterias, securing the official recognition of Muslim religious holidays, and wearing of Islamic headscarves in public places. The political movement NOOR: "Le Parti Islamique" which he launched in 1999, programme includes: 7) Abolishing interest payments, 10) Redesigning the Belgium judiciary to comply with Islamic law, 11) Restoring capital punishment, 15) Promoting teenage marriage, 16) Segregating males and females in public, 39) Creating an official Islamic alms (zakat) fund. Most Dangerous City The growth of the Muslim population in Belgium has been accompanied by a sharp increase in violent crime, which according to ZDF TV, has made Brussels the most dangerous city in Europe. Much of this crime is attributed to the Muslim youth. Muslim dominated areas such as Anderlecht and Molenbeek districts, have become "no go" areas where the police "have lost control." Chasing Out Investors Growing insecurity in Molenbeek, where 25% of the population is Muslim, has led multinational companies to leave the area. In an open letter to the then mayor, Philippe Moureaux, the American advertising agency BBDO reported that each of its employees had been a victim of violent crime. BBDO

listed smashing of car windows, bag snatching and assaults, (over 150 assaults on its staff by local youth.) Political Correctness BBDO criticised the mayor for inaction due to his socialist multicultural notions of political correctness.

Anti-Semitic Youth A 426-page study, Jong in Brussels (Young in Brussels) produced by the Youth Research Platform, documented that more than half of Muslim students in Brussels openly expressed strong anti-Semitic sentiments. The conclusion of the study was that the antiSemitism of Muslim youth is inspired by the Quran.

Criminalising Dissent However, if multiculturalists in Belgium have their way, asking Muslims to integrate into Belgian society, or expressing views such as that which the BBDO executive wrote to the mayor, would become a criminal offence.

Belgian senators have introduced a draft resolution in the Belgian parliament that would make Islamophobia a crime punishable by fines and imprisonment. If passed into law, the audacious draft legislation would deal a devastating blow to the exercise of free speech. Defining Islamophobia According to the drafters of this resolution, three of whom are Muslim, a person would be guilty of "Islamophobia", if he, or she: • Considers Islam to be a monolithic group, incapable of adapting to new situations. • Considers Islam to be separate and different from other cultures. • Considers Islam to be inferior to the West, to be barbaric, irrational, primitive, or sexist. • Considers Islam to be violent, threatening, or supportive of terrorism, or actively engaged in a clash of civilisations. • Considers Islam to be a political ideology. • Rejects criticisms made by Islam of the West.

Outlawing Free Speech Such a broad and outrageous definition of Islamophobia would effectively outlaw any critical discussion of Islam in Belgium. It would deal a deathblow to free speech and freedom of conscience, freedom of the press, freedom of association and freedom of religion.

PERMISSIVE NETHERLANDS

Already in December 2004, the Dutch Ministry of the Interior published a 60-page report entitled: 'From Darwa to Jihad'. Prepared by AIVD, the Dutch Intelligence Agency, the report claimed that over 50,000 radical Muslims were based in the Netherlands. Their key ideological aim was to target the Western way of life and to confront

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law. The new legislation aims to outlaw forced marriages and will impose tougher measures, including a ban on face covering Islamic burkas. According to a Maurice de Hond poll, in 2011, 74% of Dutch voters say immigrants should conform to Dutch values and 83% wanted a ban on burkas in public.

Western political, economic and cultural domination. The report 'From Darwa to Jihad' concludes that Dutch society was poorly equipped to resist the threat of radical Islam because of its culture of permissiveness. Assassinations The high profile assassinations of Dutch politician, Pin Fortuyn in 2002, and of Dutch filmmaker, Theo van Gogh, stabbed to death in 2004, for producing a documentary film critical of Islam, along with Islamic death threats against Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party, (PVV) along with escalating violent crime, led many Dutch voters to oppose the government's multicultural policies. Open Door to Islam When Minister of the Interior, Piet Hein Donner, was Minister of Justice, he provoked a nationwide outcry when he stated, in Sep 2006, that he welcomed the introduction of Shari'a law in the Netherlands. Now Minister of the Interior, Piet Hein Donner, has announced that the Dutch government will abandon its longstanding model of multiculturalism which has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands.

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Importing Muslims Muslim immigration to the Netherlands began in the 1960s when a labour shortage prompted the Dutch government to conclude recruiting agreements with Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey. In the 1980s and 1990s, Muslims also arrived as asylum seekers and refugees from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Somalia.

Islamic Invasion There are now at least 1.2 million Muslims in the Netherlands, about 6% of the country's overall population. Most of these come from Morocco and Turkey. Most Muslims live in the four major cities of the country: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht. As their numbers grew, the Muslim immigrants became increasingly more assertive and aggressive, systematically undermining Dutch law and introducing Shari'a.

Arrogant & Aggressive The high profile assassinations of Dutch public figures who have spoken out against radical Islam, and the snubbing of Queen Beatrix during her visit to the Mubarak mosque, where the Muslim leader refused to shake hands with her, has led many previously easy going Dutch citizens to recognise that the multiculturalism proposed by their government is unworkable. Now they are insisting that immigrants must be made to conform to Dutch values and obey Dutch law.

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When most people think of the French city of Marseille, they will probably think of the national anthem of France. Unfortunately the old port city is now being overshadowed by a grand mosque heralding a new revolution. Since 1989, Saudi Arabia has been pouring money into this project to build a super-mosque in a city which already has 60 mosques.

passengers. The AIG made it clear that their goal was to fly Air France 8969 directly into the Eiffel Tower. Decisive Action Marseille was only meant to be a refuelling stop before their final fatal flight to Paris. However, French Special Forces stormed the plane and prevented the planned massacre of the passengers and destruction of the Eiffel Tower. Recently French security broke up another Islamic terrorist ring, which were targeting the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Laying Claim to France Muslim invaders had taken the city in the 9th century and enslaved its inhabitants. However, although they were soon ousted, Muslim theologians insist that whatever Muslim's once took, belongs to them in perpetuity. Many Muslims are speaking of this new mega mosque as a way of making it clear to all the infidels that the religion of Islam owns Marseille and by extension, all of France. Terror in Marseille In 1994, Marseille was where the Christmas hijacking of Air France flight 8969 came to a bloody end. The Armed Islamic Group terrorists had hijacked the plane on Christmas Eve shouting "Allah Akbar" and announcing to their victims that Allah had chosen them to wage war in his name. They recited verses from the Qur'an while they murdered -

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the 8,300m² (90,000ft²) project was laid in May 2010 at an elaborate stone laying ceremony attended by diplomats from a dozen Muslim countries. The grand mosque will also include a Quranic school, library and restaurant. Opposition It has faced stiff opposition from local businesses and residents who have taken the matter to court. The French Appeals Court finally granted permission for the construction of the mega mosque in June 2012. Changing the Skyline In Northern Paris a 2,000m² (21,500ft²) three storey mega mosque has altered the skyline of the Paris suburb, projecting: "A new symbol of Islam in France."

Against the Cross As approximately one third of Marseilles residents are Muslim that city may be on its way to becoming the first Muslim majority city in the European Union. At the moment, Marseilles' coat of arms still bears the cross, but Muslims in Marseille have made it clear that once they have control of the

Lawlessness Police have reported numerous Muslims who refuse to respond to their request for identification by declaring: "I don’t obey the laws of the French Republic." Muslims in Marseille who attacked police near the mosque were released by the prosecutor as "a gesture of appeasement during Ramadan." However, the police who defended themselves are now facing an administrative enquiry for doing so!

Provocation of Arrogance The previous president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, in an election speech in Marseille, warned: "These foreigners who arrive each year to impose their way of life… on the French… is a form of provocation, and arrogance." With over 6.5 million Muslims, France has the largest Muslim population in the European Union. Muslims make up the majority of the 100,000 people naturalised as French citizens each year.

Presidential Elections The last French presidential elections in May 2012, was decided by the Muslim voters. Le Figaro published the results of the polling firm Opinion Way that 93% of Muslims in France voted for the socialist Francois Hollande. As an estimated 2 million Muslims participated in the 2012 presidential elections, and as Hollande won by only 1.1 million votes, this indicated that Muslims cast the deciding votes which thrust Hollande

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Amnesty for Illegals During his campaign, the socialist Hollande offered an amnesty to all the illegal Muslim immigrants in France. He also pledged to change French electoral laws so that Muslim residents without French citizenship would be allowed to vote in municipal elections, as of 2014. Balance of Power Such measures, if implemented, would enable the socialist party to tighten its grip on political power. As the Muslim population is highly politically active, and as the native French population generally avoids voting, moderate and conservative parties will find it increasingly difficult to win future presidential elections in France. Islamic Revolution La Marseillaise, the national anthem of France, got its name from the revolutionaries in Marseilles who sang this song. Today Marseille seems to be at the centre of a new revolution, an Islamic revolution, that aims to Islamise France and Europe.

The Crime Connection Opponents of the construction of these mosques complain that the architecture is out of harmony with the neighbourhood's economic and social fabric and that areas dominated by Muslims frequently become crime infested districts and even "no go" areas where police fear to enter. The most crime-infested areas of France are in areas where Muslims form a heavy percentage of the population. 700 Muslim neighbours in France are described as "violent", 400 as "very violent."

Foreign Interference The Persian Gulf Emirate of Qatar has announced plans to invest €50 million into the French suburbs to build mosques and madrassas. Qatar's leader, Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani has vowed to spare no effort to spread the fundamentalist teaching of Wahhabi Islam across the whole world. These investments in the blighted French suburban slums known as Banlieues are being seen as to stir up and indoctrinate the mostly unemployed and marginalised Muslim youth in France.

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Eradicating Christianity Tom Behnke of the Danish Conservative Party, pointed out: "We have to remember that in the past, the Eid festival was the Muslim victory celebration after they had slaughtered Christians. So I do not know how much there is to celebrate in Denmark! Still people should be allowed to celebrate whatever festivals they want to, but they also must respect the festivals in the country they have come to." Behnke said that: "It is deeply alarming that our integration efforts are so ineffective, that the moment there is a Muslim majority they do away with good old Danish traditions and introduce Muslim traditions instead. We are living in Denmark‌ Yet there is a lack of respect for Danish traditions and culture." Violence Against Media The Christmas tree controversy turned violent when a van from TV2 News was attacked by 25 masked hoodlums in the Egedalsvaenget housing complex. For attempting to report on the story, the journalists and their van were bombarded with bricks and cobblestones. The van was destroyed and the journalists fled the area. TV2 reported that the attackers were Muslim youth seeking to silence media coverage of the Christmas tree controversy. Blaming the Victims Incredibly the local police blamed the journalists for going into what they should have realised was a "no go area!" Danish TV2 reports that there are a growing number of "no go" zones in suburbs in

Copenhagen and other areas that have Muslim majorities. These are areas where Danish police are excluded.

Mob Invades Court 6 March 2012, more than 140 gang members raided a Court House where two fellow Muslims were being tried for attempted murder. The mob, wearing masks and throwing rocks and bottles, attempted to force their way into the district Court House in Glostrup, a heavily Islamised suburb of Copenhagen. The police used batons and pepper spray to fend off the gang members who were armed with 20 different types of weapons, including crowbars, darts, hammers, knives, screwdrivers and clubs. The trial in Glostrup involved two Pakistani immigrants who had shot and attempted to murder two fellow Muslims who belonged to a rival gang. Crime Wave Immigrant Muslim gangs in Europe are involved in countless criminal activities, including automobile theft, drug trafficking, illegal weapon smuggling, extortion, robbery, prostitution, racketeering, human trafficking and murder. Many of the gang members are Arabs, Bosnians, Turks and Somalians. They also include Moroccans, Palestinians, Pakistanis and Iraqis. Danish authorities estimate that every year more than 700 immigrants between the ages of 18 and 25 are choosing crime as their permanent career by joining gangs. There are more than

100 identified gangs operating in Denmark.

the population, they consume over 40% of the social welfare spending and make up more than 75% of the country's convicted rapists.

Hospital Invaded In August 2012, more than 80 Muslim gang members raided a hospital in Odense, the third largest city in Denmark, in a failed attempt to kidnap a 26year old rival gang member who had been shot and stabbed in a shopping centre in Vollsmose district. An ambulance and four police cars were destroyed in the hospital raid and police had to use force to prevent the angry mob from getting their hands on the shooting victim.

A Vacuum for Islam A commentator in Sweden observes a reoccurring cycle throughout Europe: "The indigenous population are too busy working, contributing to the welfare state and life-styling to have kids or apply any degree of critical thinking to the government's shortsighted policies. This creates an economic vacuum which is filled by immigrants from the Middle East. They enter the country and are not so bothered about contributing to the welfare state as they are benefiting from it. The government allows them to work less than the indigenous population while they reproduce at a staggeringly higher rate. Their numbers are fuelled by the welfare state whose generosity and tolerance knows no bounds. This obliges the indigenous population to work even harder and pay even more taxes to support the growing number of immigrants."

Protection Racket Extortion Numerous districts, where there are large numbers of Muslims, have reported gangs extorting shops and bars threatening local business owners with violence if they refuse to pay them protection money for operating in what they term, "Muslim territory!" 67-Year old Jane Pedersen, the owner of CafĂŠ Viking, has endured repeated attacks by Muslim gangs because of her refusal to pay their so-called protection money. The politically correct BBC managed to report on Pedersen and Copenhagen's gang problem without once using the word Muslim.

Hijacking Sweden CBN News recently reported about Sweden's third largest city, MalmĂś, which has been so accommodating towards immigrant Muslims that a local Muslim politician declared: "The best Islamic state is Sweden!"

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people endorsing traditional Muslim values and the promotion of Arabic culture. A culture, incidentally, which is pretty much at odds with most of the core values that Swedes claim sets them apart from any nation on earth."

Multi-Cultural Madness For many Muslim immigrants, Sweden offers a better life for them and their children - with no strings attached. Swedes have naively created a huge social vacuum and the Muslims are filling it. Kent Ekeroth, the international secretary for the Sweden Democrats (SD), has spoken of the destruction being wrecked throughout Sweden by "political correctness and multiculturalism." He describes Sweden as a "politically correct dictatorship. The Swedish media is censoring the fact that the perpetrators of violent crimes are foreigners." Swedish newspapers even go to the extent of pixilating out the face of criminals to avoid identification of the race of the perpetrator. Courts have even started to take into account the culture of the person being prosecuted for domestic violence and abuse, stating that in their home country, this kind of behaviour is more acceptable!

Violent Intimidation Swedes who have started to express concern about the Islamisation of their country have been attacked with teargas, baseball bats, knives and stones. Homes of representatives of political parties concerned about the

situation have been attacked. This has included: axes on doors, smashed windows, threats painted on doors, cars burned, bullying in the streets, attacks by gangs, glass bottles thrown… Yet, when a political party was attacked by a gang of extremists, the police commanding officer said that he could not investigate "due to political pressure!" Cowardice & Compromise Ekeroth explained: "Crime rates have sky rocketed, especially violent crimes, but in addition, Swedish society has adapted to Muslims demands. Pork meat has been withdrawn from some schools in Sweden. The Muslim holiday, Ramadan, has been introduced in some schools. Separate swimming times for men and women have been effected in Malmö." The leader of the largest Muslim organisation in Sweden has called for the introduction of Shari'a law. Appeasement Anti-Semitism has risen to such an extent that the Social Democrat Mayor of Malmö issued a boycott against a tennis game between Sweden and Israel to cater to his Muslim constituency.

When riots erupted in and around Stockholm and Malmö, police were attacked with stones. Fire fighters were prevented from putting out the blazes caused by arsonists, as Muslim gangs pelted them with rocks. Reportedly Muslim immigrants are 500% more likely to be involved in violent assault, or rape, than the rest of the population (Front Page Magazine).

BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF GERMANY

Despite being devastated by the saturation bombings of WWII, which killed 2 million civilians and destroyed 63 cities, and the 45-year partition of East and West Germany by the Iron Curtain during the Cold War, Germany remains Europe's strongest economy. Even after the ruinously expensive reincorporation of crippled East Germany, with the extremely high social security costs of rebuilding the entire infrastructure of the East, Germany is still one of the world's largest industrial producers, with a massive trade surplus, built on a solid export base.

Economic Powerhouse The Protestant work ethic has made this land of the Reformation phenomenally productive, innovative and resilient. Despite the tumultuous events of WWII and the traumatic occupation of East Germany by the Soviets during the Cold War, Germany is one of the strongest and most stable democracies and economies in Europe.

Spiritual Crisis However, the nation’s spiritual health is failing. Secular humanism and the marginalisation of Christianity in the public sphere have led to a drastic decline in church attendance. In 1960, 97% of West Germany would have described themselves as Christian. Today, only 63% would identify themselves as Christians. Church attendance is something around 6% nation wide. The state funded Catholic and Lutheran churches are steadily losing members and closing churches. Spiritual Renewal Before the First World War,

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Germany was the second largest Protestant nation in the world, the third largest Evangelical nation on earth and the third largest Missionary sending country on earth. However, the decline of Christianity in Germany has drawn Evangelicals together. Many dynamic prayer movements are forming and multiplying. City and region wide prayer initiatives are revitalising Evangelism in Germany. Over a thousand Evangelical churches have been planted in the last 15 years. Missionary Vision Germany still has over 3,000 missionaries from over 165 Mission agencies serving worldwide. Many German missionaries are in Brazil, Kenya, Russia and Tanzania. Over the last 30 years there has been a steady growth in Protestant Missionaries being sent out from Germany (Operation World).

There is an urgent need for more focused ministry to the youth. A large majority of church attendees are over the age of 50. Most of the youth are secular. There are also over 250,000 international students in Germany, a tremendous and strategic Mission field. Many of the cities of Germany have become extremely secular, particularly Berlin where 65% of the inhabitants have no link to a church and only 3% regularly attend services. -

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Islamisation in Germany Due to massive immigration, only 88% of the population of Germany are ethnically German. Muslim Turks make up 3% of the population. There are officially 3.6 million Muslims from over 40 nations residing in Germany at this time. There are one million Muslim Kurds, 300,000 Bosnian Muslims, 100,000 Iranians, and 3,000 Arabs living in Germany, many of them on social welfare. Muslims in Duisburg, one of the most Islamised cities in Germany, are clamouring for the right to occupy empty churches and turn them into mosques! Germany is now home to more than 200 mosques (including more than 40 mega mosques), and 2,600 prayer halls and madrassas. According to Zentral Institut Islam - Archiv, another 128 mosques are under construction.

Migrating Mission Fields While some of the foreigners migrating to Germany have a vibrant Christian faith, most have never even heard the Gospel. Since the year 2000,

over 700 Roman Catholic churches and more than 100 Protestant churches have been closed in Germany.

Through dynamic Evangelistic efforts, an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 Muslims come to faith in Christ each year, in Germany. However, almost a thousand ethnic Germans officially convert to Islam each year.

Academic Institutions In January 2012, one of the oldest universities in Germany, Tübingen, opened a taxpayerfunded Department for Islamic Theology. Although the government claimed that this will be an antidote to the hate preachers in the mosques (most of the Imams in Germany are from Turkey), many academics are concerned that the Islamic department in Tübingen will only become a gateway for radical Islamicists who will introduce their hard line Islam into the main stream of the German university system. The Interior Minister of Rhineland - Palatinate, Jochen Hartloff, said that he favoured the introduction of Islamic

Shari'a law in Germany, claiming that it "could have a pacifying effect!"

with a knife, but he showed no remorse and said that he had been morally obligated to follow Islamic Shari'a law, because the authorities had allowed the publication of cartoons that were offensive. Murat responded to his verdict, of being sentenced to 6 years in prison, by declaring that the German courts were illegitimate. "I do not accept this court as legitimate. I will answer only to Allah."

Self Defence an Offense When a young German defended himself against a mob of 20 knife-wielding Muslims in the Islamised neighbourhood of Neukölln, of Berlin, one of the attackers, an 18-year-old Muslim, died in the struggle. More than 300,000 Muslims attended Yusuf Al-Abed's funeral. Although the police determined that the German citizen, Sven, had acted in self-defence, Muslim mobs have threatened to burn the neighbourhood down.

Islamic Terrorism On 10 December 2012, German authorities reported on an attempted bombing of the main train station in Bonn. A man with links to Al Quieda had activated the detonator of a bomb on a platform in the main train station, but it had failed to explode. In August 2012, the German intelligence chief of the BND, Gerard Schindler, reported, that they were particularly concerned about the threat posed by home-grown terrorists who had travelled through to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia or Yemen, to obtain terrorist training. At a high security trial, four Muslim terrorists in Düsseldorf, were charged with planning a sensational terrorist attack in Germany. This included plotting to assassinate the former Commander of German Special Forces and to attack the US Army base in the Bavarian town of Grafenwöhr.

Saturation of Qurans Islamic Salafist radicals have launched an unprecedented campaign to distribute 25 million copies of the Qur'an, translated into the German language, free of charge, into every household in Germany. This they have called: Project Read! The Salafists claim that their goal is the establishment of a Sunni Islamic Caliphate (dictatorship) across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, eventually the entire world - governed exclusively by Shari'a law.

Violence Against Police In May, more than 500 Salafists used bottles, clubs, rocks and other weapons to attack German police in Bonn. 29 Police officers were injured, two with serious stab wounds. Although more than 100 Salafists were arrested, most were later released.

Radicalised Youth The 103-page study German Turkish Life and Values, has found that each generation of Turks living in Germany hold progressively more radical views than their elders.

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The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 21 November 2012, published a 28-page study: Fear of the East in the West, which showed that 64% of the German population believes that Islam is prone to violence, 60% that they have a tendency towards revenge, and 80% believe that Islam deprives women of their rights. 70% said that Islam is associated with religious fanaticism and radicalism. The study concluded that despite decades of multiculturalism, toleration, integration and generous welfare subsidies, the image of Islam is "devastating".

Counter Productive Turkish Imams are preaching hatred against the West in mosques throughout Germany. Yet the Domestic Intelligence Agency (BfV) have reported that they are monitoring German language Internet sites and social media, to see whether German citizens who criticise Islam on the Internet are fermenting hate and are thus guilty of a crime! Criminalising Criticism The implication for freedom of speech and freedom of

thought are serious as the authorities have confirmed that they are monitoring Internet sites that are critical of Muslim immigration and the Islamisation of Europe. Instead of dealing with the problem they seem to prefer to blame and criminalise the messengers who draw attention to the problem.

Dynamic Initiatives Evangelicals in Germany are making use of a wide variety of mediums to Evangelise the nation. There are more than 150 Evangelical Magazines. ERF, the German partners of Trans World Radio, is making a tremendous impact with broadcasts in 20 languages in Germany. Bibel TV and ERF are broadcasting 24 hours a day. Internet Evangelism is growing. There are 70 Campus Ministries and 800 Christian Fellowships in secondary schools. There are 200 Good News Clubs ministering to children and a growing number of Christians are calling for a return to another Reformation, to go back to the Bible, as Dr. Martin Luther did nearly 500 years ago.

Practical Steps to Stop the Islamisation of Europe

SION (Stop Islamisation of Nations) has called for: • Immediate halt of immigration by Muslims into nations that do not have a Muslim majority population. • Surveillance of mosques and regular inspection of mosques to look for proviolence materials.

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social media and spread the word.

INTERCESSION Prayer was an integral and essential foundation of Nehemiah's strategy. We need to establish prayer groups, prayer chains and prayer networks to seek God for spiritual Revival, Biblical Reformation and the restoration of spiritual life and Scriptural principles in all areas of our society (2 Chronicles 7:14). "Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up." Luke 18:1. We are either praying, or we have given up. If we have given up, it is probably because we neglected to pray. We need to be informed, and we need to be interceding. Prayer is our foundation for action.

WHAT CAN BE DONE? In the Book of Nehemiah we read of the successful strategy that rebuilt the walls and the gates of Jerusalem.

INFORMATION Nehemiah gathered his information from eyewitnesses. He investigated the situation personally, confirmed the facts, separated truth from rumour and then presented the facts to the people and the authorities. We, too, need to gather and distribute information. We must be informed. "My people perish for lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6

A Battle for the Mind This is first and foremost a battle for the mind. Obtain Slavery, Terrorism and Islam – the Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat, the Muslim Evangelism Workshop audio MP3 (20 lectures), and the Islam Rising DVD. These are the absolute basic minimum introduction to the threat confronting us. There are many other books, DVDs and audio MP3s that we can recommend once you have gone through these. Visit the www.frontline.org.za website and find the Reformation 500 Facebook page. We need to distribute and make better known these publications, audio-visual resources, use -

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INVOLVEMENT Nehemiah researched amongst the rubble and developed a plan to motivate and mobilise the community to rebuild their portion of the wall. Nehemiah enlisted qualified help, encouraged his workers, motivated them and organised them in delegated tasks. We need to be involved in Christian Action groups and Reformation Societies to restore Biblical values in our homes, congregations, businesses, schools, media, community organisations and government. "Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and -

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raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called repairer of broken walls, restorer of streets with dwellings." Isaiah 58:12

While each group of families had their own part of the wall to work on, they were united in the common defence. They "worked with all their hearts" together, to achieve the main goal, to rebuild their walls. When Nehemiah sounded the trumpet, all rallied to that part of the wall that was under attack for the common defence. "The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. Whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!" Nehemiah 4:19 Networked The trumpets in our Operation Nehemiah to stop and reverse the Islamisation of our countries, include the www.reform500.org website and Reformation 500 Facebook page, the Christian Action Magazine, Frontline Fellowship News, the www.ReformationSA.org website, community Christian radio stations, prayer chains, E-update networks and other social media. Contact:

mail@christianaction.org.za to receive regular E-updates from Frontline Fellowship and Christian Action.

"Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances she cries aloud." Proverbs 8:1-3 Understanding the Times We need to recognise God's enemies:

Secular humanism is rotting our countries and our churches from within and radical Islam is threatening it from without. God's weapons: Bible teaching, Evangelism and prayer - including the Imprecatory Psalms.

God's battle plan: The Cultural Mandate and the Great Commission. Godfearing families are the basic building block of society. We need to Reform our families and institute a thorough discipleship plan for our churches as we mobilise to fulfil the Great Commission.

Resources for Reformation To aid you in this we have

produced: Reforming Our Families; The Power of Prayer Handbook; and Practical Discipleship. Two Extremes There are two extremes we need to guard against:

There are those who refuse to see the crisis. They say that there is no problem! Then there are those who panic and say that there is no hope! We must recognise the problems - honestly and soberly. Man is depraved and in rebellion to God and His Word. Sin inevitably reaps tremendous trouble. However, we must also recognise that God is sovereign and almighty. There is power in prayer. The Gospel is the power of God unto Salvation for all who believe. How can any Christian say that there is no hope? "I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

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of Missions has little to do with the Great Commission, "making disciples ‌teaching obedience‌" We need to learn from The Greatest Century of Missions. By abandoning its Christian heritage, aborting its babies, embracing heathenism and perversion, demanding unlimited personal freedoms, Europe is heading towards being repressed by Islamic Shari'a law. By rejecting Christianity, Europe is in danger of falling under Islamic totalitarianism.

The combined effects of affluence and a rapidly falling birth rate, have made Western Europe a magnet for millions of impoverished Muslims from North Africa and the Middle East. With most Europeans embracing a practical atheism, or a fuzzy New Age spirituality, they are incapable of comprehending, let alone effectively dealing with, radical Islam. We therefore need a comprehensive response to the threat confronting us. We need to start by reviving our own personal prayer lives. Work through The Power of Prayer Handbook. Pray the Psalms. Make Disciples 2. We need to get serious about discipleship. Work through the Discipleship Training Manual and Practical Discipleship. Take the members of your prayer fellowship, mid-week Bible study, or congregation, -

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The Battle for the Family 3. The family is the basic building block of society. Work through Reforming Our Families and ensure that your family is thoroughly grounded in the Word of God. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

Mobilise to Evangelise 4. We need to mobilise to Evangelise. We need personal training in effective Evangelism. Living Waters Africa provides Way of the Master, Ten Commandments based Evangelism. The Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. The Law of the Lord is the schoolmaster that leads us to Christ, that we can be justified by Faith. Go through the Way of the Master training series by DVD and Evangelism Explosion Manual. We have also designed a comprehensive Great Commission Course. The Great Commission Course 2013 4 disc MP3 boxset has 73 audio lectures on three MP3s, and a data DVD with over 80 PowerPoint presentations, the whole Great Commission Manual, supplementary lecture notes and much more. We have also produced the Answering Skeptics book (144 pages) and the Answering Skeptics MP3 audio 2-disc boxset.

• Organise a Muslim Evangelism Workshop in your church, or college, to encourage, educate and enlist more dedicated Christians determined to win Muslims to Christ. • Be informed and speak up for the persecuted Church. Visit www.frontline.org Switzerland voted against minarets in a Referendum. .za and www.idop.org for projects that will seek first the updates. • Send your email address Kingdom of God and His to admin@frontline.org.za righteousness. and request to be placed on IMPLEMENTATION the E-update list for Nehemiah did not allow any Frontline News. obstacle to prevent him from • Do not support Halaal completing his task. Although products (which subsidise he had limited resources, little radical Islamic causes). experience, and minimal • Choose to support security, he did not hesitate. Christian businesses Despite criticism, slander, rather than Muslim ones. discouragement and • Use your social media opposition, in less than two to educate and motivate months, Nehemiah had friends and family for transformed a pile of rubble Reformation and against into a secure wall for Islamisation. defending his city. So too, we • Do everything you can to must stand firm and put our support alternatives to plans for Biblical Reformation petrol. One out of three into action. Get involved in barrels of oil from the the Parent-Teacher Middle East goes to buy Association and School weapons. Biofuel and Governing Board in your local alternative energy sources school, or be involved in a must be explored and home schooling movement. developed to move Write letters to your local Europe off from newspaper and to members dependence on Midof Parliament. Vote Biblically. East oil. Every time we Make yourself available to buy petrol, we are Bible-based groups where you actually subsidising can help in co-operating with Jihad against ourselves. others concerned for Reformation. INVESTMENT

Examples of Excellence 5. We need to rediscover our history and know how to counter the disinformation of the guilt manipulators who seek to steal our heritage. Victorious Christians - Who Changed the World (380 pages, 250 pictures) and the supplementary Heroes of the Faith audio MP3 with 37 lectures presents 32 biographies of examples of excellence who will inspire and encourage you.

6. We need to mobilise Reformation FIRE (Fellowships for International Reformation and Evangelism). To this end a Coalition on Revival Reformation 500 FIRE Manual has been compiled. This can be ordered from the Christian Action Network, P.O. Box 23632, Claremont, 7735, Cape Town, South Africa. Or info@christianactioin.org.za, Or it can be accessed freely on www.Reform500.org and downloaded as a free E-book.

Additional Practical Steps That Can Be Taken to Stop and Reverse Islamisation: • Learn more about Islam, so that you can effectively Evangelise Muslims. • Obtain the Muslim Evangelism Workshop audio MP3 and Manual. • Distribute Gospel booklets, the Jesus film and More Than Dreams DVDs to Muslims in your area.

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WCC Compromise From 30 October to 8 November, 2013, the World Council of Churches will hold its 10th General Assembly in Busan, Korea. The theme of the Conference is “God of Life, Lead us to Justice and Peace.” For this auspicious occasion, it has drafted a new statement on mission and evangelism, titled “Together Towards Life: Mission and Evangelism in Changing Landscapes.”

reinterpret Missions in political terms until, by 1973, at its mission conference in Bangkok, the WCC actually called for a “Moratorium on Missions.” Missionaries were withdrawn from all parts of the world, and their fatherless congregations introduced to liberation theology, to think and act in terms of a class and race struggle. By the 1980s the major activity of the WCC was “combatting racism.” All over the world it championed socalled liberation movements (e.g. the ANC, ZANU, MPLA, FRELIMO etc in Southern Africa) and supported marxist terrorists with church funds, while the cries of Christians persecuted under Communism were neither heard nor heeded. When, in the 1980s and ‘90s, the “liberation movements” became legitimate governments, their first action was to abolish public Christianity.

The Great Commission The chief commandment that Jesus Christ gave to His Church is the Great Commission. After His Resurrection and before His Ascension, Jesus said to His disciples: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of Since that time of “liberation” the age.” (Matthew 28:18-19) the WCC has had to re-evaluate its aims. With racism This commandment was supposedly overcome, what particularly meaningful to the is its true mission now? For World Mission Conference of its forthcoming 10th General Edinburgh in 1910, a meeting Assembly, the World Council of all the major Protestant of Churches has published a denominations and missionary Mission Statement (for societies of the USA and acceptance by its member Northern Europe. It was a very Churches) entitled: “Together hopeful event, and its Towards Life: Mission and participants were looking Evangelism in Changing forward to “the Evangelisation Landscapes.” This document, of the World in this however, does not signify a Generation.” The Spirit was return to the Bible. Its content such that it was seen as the is strongly anti-Western and culmination of 19th century very disdainful of traditional Protestant Missions. missions and missionaries. The World Council of Churches, These noble servants of God, though only founded in 1948, who literally laid down their regards itself as the heir of this lives for the Gospel, are falsely conference. One of its first imputed to having been major actions was to bring the “motivated by an attitude of International Missionary paternalism and a superiority Council into its fold in 1962. complex…” What a missionary It did not, however, encourage needs, says the WCC, is “a it to Biblical Missions, but to commitment to struggle.” He 12

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must “resist the powers that obstruct the fullness of life.” (p8) Missions should not be carried out “by the powerful to the powerless, by the rich to the poor, or by the privileged to the marginalized. Such approaches can contribute to oppression.” – Churches are called to “transform power structures.” (p 7) Favouring a One World socialism and a One World religion, the WCC calls for “dialogue” with atheists and heathens, “in order to discern how Christ is already present” in them. In short, the WCC advocates the same revolutionary “Liberation Theology” which it promoted in the 1970s and ‘80s. “Sin” is seen only in the social, political and economic “structures.” That is why these have to be “transformed.” The Bible, however, says: “All [mankind] have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) Therefore, “God – Who is perfectly merciful and also very just – sent His Son to assume the nature in which the disobedience had been committed, in order to bear in it the punishment of sin by His most bitter passion and death.” (The Belgic Confession, Article 20). The Lausanne Movement Towards the latter part of the 20th century, the world’s

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Evangelicals had become very unhappy about the WCC’s falsification of Missions. In 1974, they met in Lausanne, Switzerland, for a Congress on World Evangelization, led by Rev John RW Stott and the great evangelist Billy Graham. They wanted to create an evangelical counter movement to the revolutionary ecumenical World Council of Churches. They wanted to reaffirm the Great Commission and therefore drafted a “Commitment” which was renewed at two subsequent Congresses, in Manila 1989 and in Cape Town, 2010. In 2010, a hundred years after the great World Missions Conference of Edinburgh, the third Lausanne Congress met in Cape Town. It was a huge gathering of 4200 delegates from 197 countries. In a gesture of exceeding graciousness the organisers had invited Rev Olav Fykse Tveit, the Norwegian General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, to come with a delegation from the WCC. In his address Rev Tveit said, the geographic distance between Geneva (WCC headquarters) and Lausanne was not very great, and he hoped that the theological distance of the two movements (WCC and Lausanne) would also soon be overcome. In later talks he said -

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that the Evangelicals had in any case already adopted a concept of Missions which was not much different from that of the WCC, stating: “That which the Evangelicals condemned particularly sharply at the Bangkok Conference, has now become their own understanding of mission.” 2) The New Watchword of Evangelical Mission “Transformation.”

In the first (1974) “Lausanne Commitment” it says (3rd Article): “Jesus Christ has given Himself as the only salvation for sinners. He is the only mediator between God and man… All men are lost in sin, but God loves them all. He does not want that anyone be lost, but that everyone would come to repentance. Whoever rejects Christ, however, disdains the joy of salvation and condemns himself to eternal separation from God.” Since this Biblical statement was made, evangelical missions have changed. They have increasingly emphasised not only the transformation of the heart of man, but also the transformation of society. Economic and social projects, such as community development, have become ever more important, even such utopian projects as halving world poverty by a certain date. Missionaries still prioritise the saving of souls, but in wanting to build the Kingdom of God here and Christian Action

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now, some Missions are pursuing political aims. They speak of a “missional theology” which is “holistic and incarnatory” and aims at the transformation of all areas of life, i.e. of society, politics, culture, psychology, marketing, medicine etc. Recently at a Sunday Service in Cape Town, the minister wanted to encourage us to evangelism. At a seminar he had learned that a Christian should not just ‘proclaim’ Christ, but rather ‘live’ Christ. A godly woman, he said, instead of telling others of Christ, might invite her friends to bake bread for the needy in the community. Then the beneficiaries would ask: Why are you doing this? And she would answer: because I am a Christian. - “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” (Romans 10:14-15) What kind of a seminar had the minister attended? Was it sponsored by the WCC/SACC?

responsibility, this is not their primary task. Until men’s hearts are changed by the miracle of Christ’s salvation, the economic, political and social conditions will never change. For the Gospel is “the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” (Romans 1:16) “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, He was buried, He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) If men repent of their sins and receive the living Christ as personal Lord and Saviour, they will be saved. This message has the power of God Almighty contained in it, to completely change the lives of men and to make them “a new creation.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

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Footnotes:

1. World Council of Churches. Together Towards Life: Mission and Evangelism in Changing Landscapes. Proposal for a new WCC Affirmation on Mission and Evangelism, 2012. Internet. 2. Beyerhaus, Prof Peter, Ein angenehmer Traum wird wahr. Die Bedeutung des Dritten Internationalen Kongresses für Weltevangelisation in Kapstadt im Oktober 2010.

3. The German Professor Peter Beyerhaus, Honorary President of the International Christian Network, authored a “Call to Revive the Biblical Understanding of Missions.” It is entitled “World Evangelisation or World Transformation?” It is to alert Evangelical Missions to contemporary unBiblical theological trends, and can be found on the internet.

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CHILDREN PRODUCING PORN - WHAT SHOULD PARENTS DO?

Predators A 16-year-old Virginia (Free State) schoolgirl and a 42year-old Welkom man are being charged with sexual offences relating to the manufacturing, distribution and possession of child pornography, after they sent naked pictures as well as videos of sex acts to each other by cellphone ("Girl, 16, sends naked pics to man, 42", www.news24.com, 3/04/2013). Promises They had met at a pizza restaurant in Welkom and the man apparently promised to buy her a car and an expensive cellphone. He also bought her airtime for her phone.

Airtime According to news reports and many concerned Christian youth ministries, the above incident is becoming common

in South Africa, especially by teenage girls desperate to make a quick R30 for cellphone airtime.

Texting Much concern (and rightly so) has been raised about pornography being made of children (child pornography or child abuse images) and being exposed to pornography themselves, but more recently there is the emerging trend of children producing pornography of themselves or “sexting”. You have probably heard of texting (or smsing) — sending short messages to someone via some sort of mobile device. “Sexting” is a slang term for sending erotic or sexually suggestive messages, photos, or videos. Disturbing The US National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned

Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com commissioned a survey of teens (ages 13-19) and young adults (ages 20-26) to explore the prevalence of sexting. The survey found that 20% of teens surveyed had sent, or posted, nude or semi-nude pictures or video of themselves, and 39% had sent or posted sexually suggestive messages. The study found that 51% of teen girls surveyed said “pressure from a guy” is one reason girls send a sexy image, and 52% of girls who had sent images did so as a ‘sexy present’ for their boyfriend. Pressure In Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry, researcher Nina Furnell notes, “When considering the enormous pressure placed on young women to appear attractive and to participate in a hypersexualised culture which rewards exhibitionism, it is not surprising to learn that so many girls and young women are producing nude or seminude images of themselves.” Courting Abuse The social pressure to send these sorts of messages comes mostly from a desire to be flirtatious, but the longterm ramifications are very serious.

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Unexpected Consequences First, digital messages and images can be easily distributed to those not intended to see them. Some may find that their sensual digital escapades can come back to bite them later. According to a poll conducted by MTV and Associated Press, nearly 1 in 5 people who receive a sext share it with someone else, and more than 1 in 7 are shown a sexy photo not originally meant for their eyes. What happens when these photos are distributed around the school or to potential employers? Christian Action

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Criminal Second, sexting can have legal ramifications. Technically speaking, a nude or semi-nude image of a minor is considered child pornography. In some cases, teens have received a criminal charge for producing and distributing child pornography.

Lust Last, the trend reveals a deeper problem among youth. Sexting is just one part of the overall sex-on-tap culture in which we live. In their desire to be accepted by someone they like, teens and young adults give in to the pressure to become someone else’s pornography.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: 1. Understand the younger generation’s concept of “privacy” might be different than your own, and help your teen see the risks involved in online communication. Dr. Judith Paphazy points out that teens and twenty-somethings who grow up on a steady diet of reality television and social networks easily conclude that a loss of privacy is not only normal, but that it offers rewards. Teens who share racy photos don’t often see this activity in terms of “giving up their privacy.” Adolescents feel that their online networks are their “private” space for their friends to congregate. With this in mind, educate your teen about why the digital world makes things impossible to erase. 2. Talk to your teen about Biblical sexual purity. Modern culture makes sex into a commodity. People are no -

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longer whole persons but avatars and pixels on a screen, something to be distributed en masse, bought and sold. Teach your teen to value their future marriage partner more than this. Take note of their “media diet” and help them to identify the subtle (or not so subtle) messages about sexuality. 3. We need to get back to the Bible, to work for Reformation and pray for Revival in our own lives, families, communities and countries. Ensure you protect your family by blocking porn on cell phones and computers. Visit: www.cellphonesafety.co.za for info on how to do this and download a free internet web filter from www.k9webprotection.com. Visit www.purehope.net for tips on parenting the Internet

Parenting in a Sexualised Culture A Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying The Porn Circuit: Understand Your Brain and Break Porn Habits in 90 Days Porn-Free Church: Raising Up Gospel Communities to Destroy Secret Sins Porn and Your Husband: A Recovery Guide for Wives

4. Contact your elected representative to encourage effective eradication of all pornography.

Articles on www.ChristianAction.org.za: The Bible and Pornography Finding Freedom from Pornography The Secret in the Pew – Hope for the Porn Addict How to Block Porn On Your Phone Fight the New Drug

“If anyone causes one of these little ones to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!” Matthew 18:6-7

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