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Have a Blessed & Prosperous New Year 2018


The Highest Hope and incredible promise for Christians

At 2010 Winter Conference, R.C. Sproul shared this incredible promise Christians are given in the New Testament.


Transcript

The highest hope, the most incredible promise that we are given in the New Testament is the promise that John in his earlier epistles says. ‘Beloved we don’t know yet what we’re going to be.’ You know people ask me, ‘Will we be old?’ ‘What will our age be in heaven?’ ‘What will we look like?’ Will we know everybody?’ John said, ‘We don’t know yet what we will be.’ Because this much we know, ‘We will be like Him for we shall see Him as He is.’

Video by: Ligonier Ministries

Was Jesus based on the Egyptian god Osiris?

Was Jesus based on the Egyptian god Osiris? Many on the internet seem to think so, and this video addresses this claim.

17 Reasons Why American Christians Celebrated in 2017

17 Reasons Why American Christians Celebrated in 2017
Video by: CBN NEWS

Can a Church Solve Homelessness?

Dr. David Swanson, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Orlando, Florida, discusses how the city-center church has ministered to the homeless in Orlando since his arrival as pastor in 2004, and particularly an initiative started in 2013 to address the systemic issues behind homelessness.


Should Christians Make New Years Resolutions?


Watch R.C. Sproul Memorial Service Live

ISIS claims attack on Quetta Methodist Church in Pakistan - FULL REPORT

According to the local police and Bethel Memorial Methodist Church officials, Four suicide attackers stormed the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, the southwestern part of Pakistan. At least 15 people lost their lives and dozens injured. The Islamic State (ISIS/Daesh) claimed responsibility for the attack in an online statement, without providing any evidence for its claim (Amaq News Agency).



Two suicide bombers were between the ages of 16 and 20. The suicide jacket which was defused contained 15 kilograms of explosive material. DNA samples of the two terrorists have been obtained for their identification. These samples will be sent to the Punjab Forensic Laboratory in Lahore. "Two other attackers escaped", said a police official, Abdur Razaq Cheema.
Balochistan Inspector General Police (IGP) Moazzam Ansari confirmed to media that 400 people were present inside the church at the time of the attack and a major tragedy was avoided due to the quick response of security forces."We killed one of them, and the other one exploded himself after police wounded him," he said.


Bethel Memorial Methodist Church was on high alert as Christian places of worship are often targeted by Islamist extremists over the Christmas season.
Broken wooden benches, shards of glass and musical instruments were scattered around a Christmas tree inside the prayer hall that was splashed with blood stains.
















Kal Alaxander, 52, was at the church with his wife and two children when the attack happened.
"We were in services when we heard a big bang, Then there was shooting. The prayer hall's wooden door broke and fell on us. We hid the women and children under desks."
Maryam George, 20, cried at a hospital where her younger sister Alizeh was fighting for life with two broken legs and multiple other wounds.
Aqil Anjum, who was shot in his right arm, said bullets were hitting people inside the closed hall.
Mehreen Joseph, 43, said her 17-year-old son suffered multiple wounds from gunfire and the explosion.
Jacob Masih, another worshipper, said that the attack occurred so suddenly that the congregation was thunder-struck.
"I am devastated to see many of our dear ones dead and wounded today here in front of me," said Liaqua tMasih, 35.
Sidra Shams, a member of the church, said that several children participating in the Sunday school program remained safe while firing continued around them.

List of People who lost their lives during the blast in Church in Quetta: 
1.Mehak D/O of Sohail Yousaf 
2.Akash S/O Naseem 
3.Fazal Masih S/o Malik Masih 
4.George Masih 
5.Gulzar Masih 
6.Sultan Masih S/O Siraj Masih 
7.Sona Nazaf D/O Noaf Hameed 
8.Madeeha Barkat D/O Barkat Ali

List of people who were injured: 
1.Ashraf S/O Manzoor 
2.Sultan S/O Mizaj 
3.Saiqa wife of Sohail 
4.Aaliya Naeem 
5.Nadia
6.Mekal 
7.Saima 
8.Sunil 
9.Shamim 
20.Yasir Naveed 
21.Shezadi Shamshad 
22.Adil 
23.Khushi 
24.Salma 
25.Hanan 
26.Sadaf 
27.Jospheen 
28.Ayeasha 
29.Tina Qaisor 
30.Ramish 
31.Eman Wali 
32.Zeeshan 
33.Aksa


Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri announced a compensation package of Rs1 million for the families of the people who died while Rs0.5 million will be given to each person injured in the attack.



















The Rev. Alexander John Malik, Bishop Emeritus Church Of Pakistan message over Quetta Church Attack.



The Rev. Arslan Ul-Haq along with Rev. Z Kamran, Rev. Zafar Iqbal, Rev. Maqsood Ghani, Rev. Arshad Rehmat and others condemned the Quetta Church attack.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, President Mamnoon Hussain and politicians condemned the attack.


Quetta church attack was an attempt to create religious split, said Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa.
The United States also strongly condemned “the shocking and brutal attack on innocent worshippers,” U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale said in a statement.





Pakistani Christians, who number around 2 million in a nation of more than 200 million people, have been the target of a series of attacks in recent years, have long faced discrimination, sidelined into lowly paid jobs and sometimes the target of trumped-up blasphemy charges.

Pakistan should be designated a “country of particular concern” because of its violations of religious freedom, according to a group of influential US senators.
https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/coe/pakistan-country-particular-concern-us-senators/

National Ecumenical Council Pakistan reacts on Quetta Church Attack

The National Ecumenical Council Pakistan strongly condemned the brutal attack on innocent worshipers at Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta and expressed their condolence and sympathies for all the families effected in Quetta Church Attack.















سانحہ اے پی ایس کی یاد کے موقع پر وزیراعظم اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان شاہد خاقان عباسی کا پیغام

سانحہ اے پی ایس کی یاد کے موقع پر وزیراعظم اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان شاہد خاقان عباسی کا پیغام


Do you know these things about Pakistan?

Do You Know? 













Islamic republic of Pakistan is listed as 4th country on the Open Doors World Watch List 2017 where the Christian Persecution is Most Severe (Score 88/100). 
According to a report;
▪️ More than 700 Christian girls are kidnapped, raped and forced to Islamic marriage every year in Pakistan. 
▪️ 5 terrorist attacks in 4 years have decimated the Christian community killing over 300 victims and injuring over a thousand more. 
▪️ 15% of all blasphemy allegations are placed against Christians though they make up a mere 1% of Pakistan's population. 
▪️ 95% of sewage workers are Christians paid a pittance without social service benefits, bullied at work and deployed without safety equipment resulting in 100's of deaths. 
▪️ 1 million Christian slaves work for Muslim lords despite the country having anti slavery laws since 1992.

Influential Reformed Theologian and Religious Broadcaster Dr. RC Sproul dies at 78












Dr. Robert Charles Sproul (13 February 1939 - 14 December 2017), known to millions of Christians as simply “R.C.” went home to be with the Lord on December 14, 2017 around 3 p.m. surrounded by his wife, Vesta, and family in his hospital room in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He was 78. He died peacefully after being hospitalized twelve days ago due to severe respiratory difficulties exacerbated by the flu and complicated by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
God called R.C. to proclaim the gospel to as many people as possible. R.C. did this knowing the Lord did not need him. In fact, he wanted people to know the enduring, faithful witness of God’s servants throughout church history. God powerfully used R.C.’s ministry in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to awaken people around the world to the truths of classical Christianity.
R.C. now sees the object of his faith, the risen Christ, high and lifted up. He now hears the seraphim’s song before the throne, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”

Memorial Service:
December 20th, 2017 at 2:00pm ET
Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, Florida
The entire service will be streamed live at RCSproul.com

Excerpted from Ligonier Ministries website.

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Ancient tombs uncovered in Egypt

Authorities hope the discovery of the tombs and their contents, including a mummy, will help attract more foreign tourists to boost the country's ailing tourism industry.
Report: euronews (in English)

Hurricane Harvey victims still displaced

Nearly four months since the powerful hurricane hammered Houston with historic flooding, much of southeast Texas is still getting back on its feet.
Report: Fox News

Atheist billboards say Church is fake news around the country

Spirited Debate: Nick Fish and Dr. Frank Turek discuss Atheists' holiday billboards that are popping up around the country which say 'Skip Church' to avoid 'Fake News.'
Report: Fox News

O Come All Ye Faithful اے سب ایماندارو - Christmas Carol (English & Urdu)

O Come, All Ye Faithful" (originally written in Latin as Adeste Fideles) is a Christmas carol which has been attributed to various authors, including John Francis Wade (1711–1786), John Reading (1645–1692) and King John IV of Portugal (1604–1656), with the earliest manuscript of the hymn bearing his name, located in the library of the Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa.

The original four verses of the hymn were extended to a total of eight, and these have been translated into many languages. The English translation of "O Come, All Ye Faithful" by the English Catholic priest Frederick Oakeley, written in 1841, is widespread in most English speaking countries. The present harmonisation is from the English Hymnal (1906).
An original manuscript of the oldest known version, dating from 1751, is held by Stonyhurst College in Lancashire. 
Tune:
(Excerpted from Wikipedia)

Transcript:
O Come All Ye Faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

O Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all that hear in heaven God's holy word.
Give to our Father glory in the Highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

All Hail! Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.
Urdu:

Bhorindo - The invention of shepherds

Report by Shumaila Khan (BBC Urdu):

ذات بے مثال کا مفت نسخہ حاصل کریں۔

اگر آپ ذات بے مثال کا مفت نسخہ حاصل کرنا چاہتے ہیں تو مندرجہ ذیل نمبر پر ہمیں اپنا مکمل پتہ ارسال کردیں ہم آپ کو یہ نسخہ مفت ارسال کردیں گے۔ مکمل نام اور پتہ۔

London's Mayor Interview - Capital Talk

Sadiq Khan (London's Mayor) in Pakistan.
Host: Hamid Mir (Capital Talk)

Pakistan protests today over Trump's Jerusalem move

Religious activists, parties and lawyers associations are taking out protests across the country today against President Donald John Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israel's capital and showing their solidarity with the Palestinians by desecrating flags of the Israel and United States of America.








Siraj Ul-Haq calls for countrywide protest against Trump's Jerusalem decision

Islamabad: Siraj-ul-Haq (Chief Jamaat-e-Islami) has announced country-wide protest on Friday (Dec 8, 2017) against the recent decision of United States president Donald J Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.



He stated that the US is playing with fire. In the eyes of the Muslims, Jerusalem was the most sacred place next to Makkah and Madina and they had deep love and respect for the ancient city. Any US step in this direction would have serious consequences.
The JIP chief appreciated announcements by Turkish President Tayyab Erdogan and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas rejecting the US decision and said that none of the Muslim rulers could support Trumps’ plan. He urged the world community and justice loving western and European states to condemn Trump’s plan giving him a clear message that such a decision could not be supported. He called upon the Muslim world, especially the Pakistan government to strongly condemn Trump’s designs at official level and take all possible measures at international level to foil such a move.

"Trump, Jerusalem as Israel's capital" - Zara Hat Kay Analysts (Dec 6, 2017)

HOSTS: Wusatullah Khan, Mubashir Zaidi and Zarrar Khuhro (DAWN News)

‘We are not inhumane’ - Australian diplomat on refugee policy

Conflict Zone is Deutsche Welle's top political interview. Every week, our hosts Tim Sebastian and Michel Friedman are face-to-face with global decision-makers, seeking straight answers to straight questions, putting the spotlight on controversial issues and calling the powerful to account.

Report By Conflict Zone (DW English): http://p.dw.com/p/2ossE



Trump Recognising Jerusalem is a historic Milestone - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

This is a historic day," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says. "[Jerusalem has] been the capital of Israel for nearly 70 years. Jerusalem has been the focus of our hopes, our dreams, our prayers for three millennia. Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years.

"It was here that our temples stood, our kings ruled, our prophets preached".

Report by BBC News:

Jerusalem is Israel's capital - Trump's Full Announcement

President Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Donald Trump described the move as "a long overdue step" to advance the Middle East peace process.
The president said the US would support a two-state solution, if approved by both the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Report by BBC News:

World leaders condemn Trump's Jerusalem decision

International leaders who reacted to Trump's announcement to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from the United Nations.


Palestinian refugees angry at Trump's Jerusalem stance

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are angry at Trump's expected decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.


Report on Jerusalem and Trump's announcement - BBC Urdu

Report by Sairbeen Wednesday 6th December 2017 - BBC URDU


Palestinians protest in anger over Trump's Jerusalem announcement

Flag burning and street protests as anger erupts among Palestinians over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Report by euronews (in English):

Germany's biggest Christmas display | DW English Report

Rolf Vogt of Lower Saxony doesn’t skimp when it comes to his Christmas lights. He’s spent over 150,000 euros to cover his house in Calle with over half a million colored lights on 4.3 kilometers of cables.


US President Donald Trump officially recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, hailed the announcement as a "historic landmark" and urged other countries to follow suit.
Report by Al Jazeera:


مسیح کے بارے میں بھی کیا آپ نے کبھی سوچا ہے؟

اگر آپ اِس کتاب کا مفت نسخہ بذریعہ ای میل حاصل کرنا چاہتے ہیں تو ہمیں اپنا ای میل ارسال کردیں۔

The First Sermon in America (امریکہ میں پہلا مسیحی وعظ)

This video looks at the history of the first sermon in America at the Plymouth Colony. The man was Robert Cushman, a deacon, who had come to inspect the investment of the colony. In the end, he preached the first sermon ever in the new colonies. 



Video by Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

اِنجیل مُقدس کا مُفت نسخہ حاصل کریں

اگر آپ انجیل مقدس کا مفت نسخہ حاصل کرنا چاہتے ہیں تو ہمیں اپنا پتہ مندرجہ ذیل نمبر پر ایس ایم ایس کردیں۔













اِسلام میں مسیح کا درجہ



























عزیر قارئین اگر آپ اِس خطبہ کو مفت حاصل کرنا چاہتے ہیں تو ہمیں مندرجہ ذیل ای میل پر اپنا ای میل پتہ ارسال کردیں ہم آپ کو یہ مفت ارسال کریں گے۔

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پاکستانی قوانین فیملی لاء کے تحت مسیحی خاتون کا طلاق حاصل کرنے کا پہلا فیصلہ:

پاکستانی قوانین فیملی لاء کے تحت مسیحی خاتون کا طلاق حاصل کرنے کا پہلا فیصلہ:


لاہور(مانیٹرنگ ڈیسک) کرسچن کمیونٹی کی خاتون ثوبیہ کو فیملی لاء کے تحت طلاق کی ڈگری جاری کر دی گئی ۔فیملی لاء 1961 کے تحت سول کورٹ سے پہلی ڈگری کسی کرسچن خاتون کو جاری کی گئی ہے ۔امتیاز مغل ایڈووکیٹ کا کہنا ہے کہ سول جج کا یہ پہلا فیصلہ ہے اس سے پہلے کرسچن خاتون طلاق نہیں لے سکتی تھی لیکن اب باقاعدہ طورپرکرسچنز کو بھی حق دے دیا گیا ہے ۔ ماہرینِ قانون کے مطابق لا ہور ہائی کورٹ کے فیصلے کی روشنی میں کیا جانے والا فیصلہ کرسچن خواتین کے لئے اچھا فیصلہ ہے جو تمام ظلم برداشت کرنے کے باوجود طلاق حاصل نہیں کر سکتی تھیں ۔ پاکستانی قوانین فیملی لاء1961 کے تحت اب کرسچن خواتین اپنے شوہر سے باقاعدہ طور پر طلاق حاصل کر سکتی ہے۔

Dec 2, 2017

List of Approved Companies for Travel Health Insurance

















Travel Insurance in Pakistan is mandatory for travel to Europe, while for tours and travel within Pakistan and to other countries travel Insurance offers many benefits which can reduce the travel hassle which is quite common in our country.

The following list of insurance companies has been approved by the french and other schengen partners in Islamic republic of Pakistan and can issue adequate travelling insurances for schengen visa applicants. You are required to contract a full travel insurance, covering for a minimum amount of 30,000 Euros. Any medical, hospitalization and repatriation costs as well associated care expenses which might occur during any single trip into the schengen states.

Only electronic Schengen insurance policies will be accepted.

UPDATED LIST OF INSURANCES COMPANIES IN PAKISTAN:


Photo used in this article is taken from following URL:
https://www.samaa.tv/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/pakistan-passport.jpg

Arrested for Missionary Work - Sudan

Petr Jasek is a Czech Christian who has been working for the past 16 years with The Voice of the Martyrs USA as the Africa Regional Director. While documenting persecution in Sudan during 2015, he was arrested and subsequently sentenced to life in prison for treason and espionage.

Co-produced by The Voice of the Martyrs Canada and Crossroads Christian Communications (“100 Huntley Street”):


Mrs. Lee’s Amazing Life and Ministry - North Korea

VOM Canada's Greg Musselman spent time with this amazing follower of Christ as she shares her story of coming to faith in Jesus and the many challenges she has experienced throughout life -- including her harrowing escape from North Korea.

From The Voice of the Martyrs Canada and Korea:



Child labor takes toll on refugee children

Children as young as six have to work in factories in Turkey, where they and their families have fled the war in Syria. Child labor is illegal and the kids work long hours – but their families depend on it.

Report by DW English:


Why is the USA considering moving its embassy in Israel, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem?

Why is the U.S. government considering moving its embassy in Israel, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem?

Will the US move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? - Inside Story

Al Jazeera English Report;



Refugees risk their lives to enter Italy

The number of refugees trying to enter Europe via the Greek city of Patras has grown at least four-fold since borders were closed last January.
Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports exclusively from Patras, Greece.


Thousands of Rohingya refugees trapped and afraid in 'no man's land

Rohingya refugees have set up camp in an area known as 'no man's land' between Myanmar and Bangladesh. They feel trapped and afraid.
Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Tumru, Bangladesh-Myanmar Border.


What do you know about Pakistan - London tells

What do you know about Pakistan?
An interesting report by BBC Urdu.


The daily life experiences as non-muslims in Pakistan

The daily life experiences as non-muslims in Pakistan;
A report by BBC Urdu.


Sindh Culture Day - Dec 3, 2017

Sindhi Cultural Day is widely celebrated with traditional enthusiasm to spotlight the centuries-old rich culture of Sindh. The day is celebrated all over Sindh, and amongst the Sindhi diaspora around the world. The culture and heritage day was celebrated for the first time on December 6, 2009.

Reports by various Pakistani News Channels;






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