Get Us Out of the United Nations

Legislation to Get US Out! of the United Nations is currently pending in Congress. H.R. 6645 and S. 3428, titled the Disengaging Entirely from the United Nations Debacle (DEFUND) Act, are respectively sponsored by Representative Chip Roy (R-Texas) and Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah). These bills would fully withdraw the United States from the United Nations, restoring U.S. national sovereignty. Both H.R. 6645 and S. 3458 are pending in the House and Senate Foreign Affairs Committees, respectively. Contact your U.S. representative and senators, and urge them to support and cosponsor these bills, and to ensure their passage in Congress.

The United Nations is one of the greatest threats to U.S. national sovereignty and the God-given freedoms of Americans. It is imperative that Congress enact legislation to fully withdraw the United States from the UN and all its associated entities.

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A Health Care Tower of Babel

An international global governance group has launched “a global power grab” in its efforts to influence the way the world’s governments respond to global health emergencies — and suppress those who dare to dissent.

A coalition of pro-life, pro-security experts denounced the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Pandemic Agreement, originally proposed as a global treaty, which would require the United States to give 20% of all vaccines and supplies to WHO for global redistribution; calls on governments to “combat” any information that undermines trust in public health authorities; and promotes “equity,” “universal” government health care, and the “OneHealth” doctrine equating human life with animals. The current draft agreement does not allow nations to make reservations or amend the accord. But an unelected body of global bureaucrats can make legally binding changes to its terms once the agreement goes into force.

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Given just months to live, courageous Christian missionary says 'sharing Gospel' most important thing

Ukrainian born missionary pastor Yura and his wife Luda
ISRAEL: CANCER 'WON'T STOP US SHARING GOD'S LOVE:' Ukrainian-born missionary pastor Yura and his wife Luda, who is battling Stage 4 cancer, are reaching out to suffering Israelis living on the frontline of the war, near the Gaza border. They're leaders of a Russian-speaking evangelical church in Israel supported by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org)

LOVES PARK, Ill. -- A Ukrainian couple facing their own life-and-death battle with advanced cancer are helping others suffering from anxiety and despair on the frontline of the Israel-Hamas war.

Ukrainian-born Jew Yura, 51, and his wife Luda, 53, who has undergone major surgeries and multiple rounds of chemotherapy to treat Stage 4 cancer, left Ukraine to live in Israel, only to find themselves facing Hamas' rockets — and a devastating medical diagnosis.

Initially, doctors gave Luda only 3-6 months to live. But she has defied expectations, with doctors saying her condition is currently stable — a "miracle" that she attributes to answered prayer.

The couple — their last name withheld for security reasons — serve as Christian missionaries supported by U.S.-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, just 8 miles from Gaza. Ashkelon has come under attack since the war started last October.

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DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas -- On Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, the Nicaraguan government held a second hearing in its case against 11 Nicaraguan Mountain Gateway pastors and three U.S. citizen pastors. During the hearing, the pastors were not allowed to be physically present in the courtroom, they could only attend over a video livestream.

Prior to the hearing, the judge held all the pastors in prison to await a trial date. She did not allow the prisoners to have any visitors, nor their attorney to speak to them. The pastor's attorney again requested to have the charging documents presented in order to prepare a defense, but the request was again denied.

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As Algeria shutters evangelical churches, U.S. organization says 2024 will be 'very difficult'

'PERSECUTION IS A CROWN WE WEAR': Christians in North Africa face a "new year of persecution" that is intensifying in the shadow of the Holy Land conflict, says Middle East media ministry SAT-7 USA (www.sat7usa.org).

EASTON, Md.  -- Christians in North Africa, where less than 1% of the population follows Christianity, are facing a new year of escalating persecution in the shadow of the Holy Land conflict.

There are only a handful of evangelical churches still open in Algeria, where the government is raiding and systematically shutting down Christian places of worship, according to faith-based media organization SAT-7 USA (www.sat7usa.org), which has broadcast studios in North Africa and the Middle East.

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One-of-a-kind Christmas program aims to deliver 'star of hope' to 75,000 needy children

Wonder Hope of Christmas Comes to Kids Caught in Israel Ukraine Wars
'HOPE OF CHRISTMAS' COMES TO ISRAEL, UKRAINE: American Christians are supporting the annual Immanuel's Child Christmas program that will deliver gifts and a "star of hope" to as many as 75,000 needy children this festive season, including those living on the frontline of wars in Israel and Ukraine.

LOVES PARK, Ill. -- A unique Christmas program will bring the gift of hope to thousands of children caught in the devastating wars in Israel and Ukraine.

American Christians are supporting the annual Christmas campaign called Immanuel's Child that will deliver gifts and a "star of hope" to as many as 75,000 needy children this festive season, including those living on the frontline of wars in Israel and Ukraine.

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Israel Hamas Trade Prisoners Extend Ceasefire

Israel and Hamas agreed to a four-day ceasefire which began Friday, during which Israel has agreed to release three Palestinian prisoners for every Israeli hostage freed. As of early Monday morning, Islamist terrorists based in Gaza had released 58 hostages, including 39 Israelis, while Israel had freed 117 Palestinians. Despite alleged and real violations of the ceasefire, the combatants agreed Monday to extend the ceasefire for two more days.

Calls for a pause in fighting began immediately after Hamas terrorists invaded Israel on October 7, killing more than 1,200 Israelis, wounding more than 5,000, and kidnapping more than 240 hostages. Hamas militants directly targeted civilians, including elderly women, children, and even babies; they burned, raped, murdered, and committed unspeakable acts of brutality. In context, early calls for a ceasefire — after Hamas finished shooting but before Israel began — implicitly denied that Israel had a right to defend itself, and therefore a right to exist as a sovereign nation.

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Paivi Rasanen Acquitted Over Hate Speech for Sharing Bible Verse

A Finnish parliamentarian and a Protestant church leader have been acquitted over charges of “hate speech” and violating the nation’s statute against “War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity” by sharing Bible verses and traditional Christian teachings about sexuality.

The Court of Appeals in Finland unanimously acquitted Päivi Räsänen, a Member of Parliament in Finland with the Christian Democrats Party, as well as Lutheran Bishop Juhana Pohjola, of all charges. Räsänen faced up to two years in prison, although the prosecutor lobbied for a fine in the thousands of euros.

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Local church leader says terrifying rocket attacks 'interrupt efforts to share Gospel'

Ukrainian Jews Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire
'FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS:' Jewish Christians, including refugees from war-torn Ukraine, continue to brave rocket attacks to deliver aid and hope door-to-door on the frontline of the Israel-Hamas war. They're being supported by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org).

LOVES PARK, Ill. -- Jewish Christians, including refugees from war-torn Ukraine, continue to brave rocket attacks to deliver aid and hope door-to-door on the frontline of the Israel-Hamas war.

Israel is home to roughly 40% of Jews from the former Soviet Union, who make up more than 15% of the entire Israeli population.

They include Ukrainian Jews who recently completed Aliyah — immigration to Israel — only to find themselves "out of the frying pan and into the fire," according to Illinois-based mission organization Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org).

One Ukrainian family being helped by SGA-supported local church workers only just moved to Israel from their war-torn homeland. After enduring heavy bombing day after day in Ukraine, they thought they'd escaped war — only to find themselves suddenly in the middle of Israel's deadly conflict.

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More than 150 killed; local church teams scramble to aid survivors

GFA World Responds to Devastating Nepal Earthquake
GFA WORLD, LOCAL CHURCHES RUSH TO AID NEPAL QUAKE SURVIVORS: Local church teams in remote Western Nepal are desperately trying to reach villages flattened by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake last Friday night that killed more than 150 people and left thousands without shelter. GFA World (www.gfa.org) is asking for prayer and support.

WILLS POINT, Texas -- A U.S.-based global mission agency says several of its partner churches were left "broken" by a devastating earthquake that struck remote Western Nepal Nov. 3, killing more than 150 people.

"We have also lost cherished members of our church family in this heart-wrenching tragedy," said K.P. Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan), founder of Texas-based GFA World (www.gfa.org). "Our prayers are with all the affected families, and we share in their grief during this most challenging time."

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On The Rosenberg Report, host Joel Rosenberg sits down with Israeli journalist Amir Tibon who shares his family's incredible survival story from Hamas terrorist invaders on October 7th, 2023. Don't miss this powerful testimony of God's miraculous protection over Tibon and Israel on The Rosenberg Report on TBN!

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Local evangelical churches distribute groceries, hot meals to hundreds of traumatized Israeli families

Russian Speaking Jewish Christians Rush Aid to War Victims
ISRAEL: RUSSIAN-SPEAKING JEWISH CHRISTIANS RUSH AID TO WAR VICTIMS: Partnering with Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org), members of local Russian-speaking evangelical churches in Israel are distributing free groceries and serving hundreds of hot meals daily to overwhelmed Israelis.

LOVES PARK, Ill.-- Jewish Christians in Israel, including Russian-speaking immigrants who’ve fled the war in Ukraine, are delivering aid to traumatized Israeli families, even as rockets continue to rain down.

Hamas continues to fire rockets at the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon, where many frightened families are huddled in bomb shelters.

Partnering with Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org), members of local Russian-speaking evangelical churches in Israel are distributing free groceries and serving hundreds of hot meals daily to overwhelmed Israelis.

They began providing aid within hours of the first wave of attacks on Israeli cities.

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There Is a Palestinian Refugee Crisis Today Because of Arab Nations

How should we approach Israel’s ongoing conflicts from a historical perspective? Dr. A.J. Nolte, chair of the Government Graduate Program and director of the International Development M.A. Program at Regent University, sat down to discuss this and more on “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” on October 19.

TONY PERKINS: Many of us know our Old Testament history. God gave the land to Israel, but [we know] less about the 20th century history of Israel and the actions and decisions that brought us to that point. Help us understand the more modern history of Israel, the Palestinian Mandate, and how we arrived [here].

A.J. NOLTE: Okay, very good. And I will try to be as succinct here as possible. There’s a lot of history, and it can get dense, but I do want to start, actually, with a brief dip into the 19th century, because one of the terms that you’ll often hear thrown around in this discussion of modern Israel is “Zionism.” And especially with the U.N. often talking, and some of the Palestinian activists talking, about Zionism as racism. I think we need to quickly define that, because it’s hard to understand the story of Israel without it. So Zionism, at its core, is the idea that the Jewish people ought to have their own nation state. So it is a subspecies of nationalism. That aspect is true, but it’s a nationalism that is, I would say, in many ways kind of civically oriented. And … it is trying to answer the question of “What does it mean to be a Jew in the modern world?” And this question is actually first prompted — not by pogroms and not by the ghetto — but by the fact that Jews in Europe were emancipated, that they’re given their full civil rights in many European countries.

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Biblical Parallels to Israel Tragedies Call for Lamentation

**Editor’s note: The following article contains graphic descriptions of violence that may be inappropriate for children. Parental and reader discretion is advised.

Enough time has elapsed since Hamas’s coordinated strike against Israeli civilians to uncover some of the horrific deeds they perpetrated. As of Wednesday morning, Israeli casualties exceeded 1,200 killed and 3,000 injured, most of which were civilians, according to Israel’s U.S. embassy. While tragic, this gruesome carnage is not entirely unprecedented; parallels are recorded even in Israel’s own history.

As more details emerge, so do more biblical parallels. Hamas slaughtered hundreds of young people gathered at a desert music festival near the border, leaving behind “bodies cut in half, heads, hands, arms,” according to one volunteer assisting with the cleanup. Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have discovered 40 babies, some of which were beheaded, among the dead at a kibbutz near the Gaza Strip. Terrorists raped women, kidnapped children and the elderly, and posted videos of the captives to taunt Israelis.

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Hamas Horrors Rock Israel This Is the Day of the Greatest Battle

By now, most readers of the Stand have heard the news of the radical Palestinian group Hamas’s attack on Israel. As of Sunday, about 600 people, both Israelis and Palestinians, have been killed and an estimated 1,700 injured. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has “ordered a call-up of reservists after Palestinian militants fired thousands of rockets, invaded several Israeli towns and took hostages.”

Fighting has occurred in dozens of places along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, the narrow wedge of land between Israel’s western border and the Mediterranean Sea. Hamas’s assault has come by land, sea, and air, obviously the fruit of extensive planning and the stockpiling of aggressive weaponry of all types.

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SAT-7 KIDS TV presenter Christina Issa draws on Syria war experiences to bring hope to others on Int'l Day of the Girl, Oct. 11

Girl Becomes TV Inspiration in Troubled Middle East
INSPIRING GIRLS ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST: SAT-7 KIDS (www.sat7usa.org) presenter 21-year-old Christina Issa draws on her own childhood war experiences in Syria to bring hope to others on Int'l Day of the Girl, Oct. 11.

EASTON, Md. -- As a young girl, Christina Issa found a way to block out the horror of war raging in her homeland of Syria — by watching a faith-based television channel for kids, broadcast in her native Arabic.

She never dreamed that a few years later she'd be a presenter on the same channel, SAT-7 KIDS, encouraging other girls and boys living amidst war, violence and devastating loss.

To watch her story, click here.

On International Day of the Girl — a global awareness event held on Oct. 11 each year — Issa, now age 21, is using her platform to show girls living in even the most desperate circumstances that faith in God can change their lives.

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