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Terror to Triumph – Part 13

CHRISTIANITY UNDER SIEGE 600-1400 AD Christianity as it was just beginning to take root in Europe, was attacked in three different ways: Vikings from the North, plague from the East and Islam from the South. I would like to take the next letters and look at these three attacks that came upon the kingdom of… Read more »

Terror to Triumph – Part 12

CHRISTIANITY UNDER SIEGE 600-1400 AD   In the beginning of the seventh century a new paganism was coming on the scene called “Islam.” The last 1400 years has been a “jihad” to force people into Islam, or die or become slaves. In the first fifty years of Islam, most of the Middle East and North… Read more »

Terror to Triumph – Part 11

CHRISTIANITY UNDER SIEGE 600-1400 AD   Every few generations, every few hundred years – something comes up on the world scene that makes us think that this is the ‘end times’ or that the kingdom of God is not going to make it. However, the one common denominator in it all is that God is… Read more »

Terror to Triumph – Part 10

Matthew 15:6 “You nullify the Word of God for the sake of your tradition.”   It was during this time (medieval age) that tradition began to set in. Three things come out that I think are important. First, we have the commands of the Lord. When it comes to these commands this is not something… Read more »

Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.   One other lesson that we can learn during this period is that we need to be intellectually… Read more »

Terror to Triumph – Part 9

“Repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in His Name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” Luke 24:47   It was during this time in the dark ages (400 AD – 800AD) that Islam began and it spread quite rapidly – mainly through the sword. This new religion moved into areas where Christianity had… Read more »

Terror to Triumph – Part 8

1 Corinthians 4:11-13 “To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; when we are slandered, we answered kindly. Up to this moment we… Read more »

Terror to Triumph – Part 7

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is… Read more »

Terror to Triumph – Part 6

2 Corinthians 2:11 “….in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.”   Although the truth remains the same, strategy changes according to the times, circumstances and situations that we find ourselves in.   This is also true with Satan down through the ages. His methods have been… Read more »

Terror to Triumph – Part 5

Revelation 12:11 “They overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”   The early expansion of the kingdom of God into the Roman world was not without difficulties and obstacles. However, it was… Read more »