Libya: Violence is worse than you see on news

Advertisement    Partners    Contacts

Christian Forum
INVICTORY.COM
Christian Resources, Websites, E-cards, Prayer, Video >>
Christian News Search

  News by Topics



      NEWS ARCHIVES  
2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr
Tour partner: Travel Directions

  Who is reading news now

  Christian News Ticker

AFRICA | WORLD

Photo via businessandleadership.com
Libya: Violence is worse than you see on news

Media reports claim it's "civil war-like" in Libya as anti-government protests are now being put down by pro-Gaddafi mercenaries, reports MNN. Open report suggests hundreds have been killed. As Libya continues to spin out of control, Christians are wondering how the chaos will affect them, reports.

President of Open Doors USA Carl Moeller says according to their people on the ground, its worse than what's being reported on television. "The police have abandoned the streets in Tripoli. And it seems mercenaries are being used to target people in the streets; literally hundreds of people have been killed. And the chaos is intense right now."

Many have likened this situation to a civil war, but Moeller says this could spiral into a tribal war. "On the eastern side of the country, in Benghazi, that city is almost completely free, if not completely free from government forces because it's from a different tribe than Gaddafi's tribe that controls Tripoli."

The fear is that as Gaddafi holds on to power, the country will be thrown into even more turmoil. Moeller says, "The country can plunge into economic chaos. Gaddafi has pledged to blow up all the oil lines and other things. And it could become a tribal-based civil war where only the Lord knows who will emerge from that situation."

How does this affect the church in Libya? Moeller says, "The indigenous church in Libya is small. These are primarily Muslim-background believers who are, by definition, in the shadows of society. They keep their identities a secret. They're referred to as 'secret believers.' But this church has been meeting for decades."

While many are concerned now, the fear is for the future. Moeller says, "There's no institution to carry on a secular democratic tradition. So the only people who have survived after 30 years are those who are ideologically tight and organized."

That boils down to Evangelical Christians or fundamentalist Muslims.

Moeller is asking people to pray "that the Christians are able to use their new freedoms to create more stability for their country. [Pray also] that the extremists will not take power, but that those that brought revolution and want good things to come to their people [would win] and that Christians would have more religious freedom as a result."

In the meantime, Open Doors will be going in to help the church in Libya. "Immediately as the gunfire stops, basically we will be moving in to do structure and support projects to help the church take advantage of the moment of openness that we may see in the next couple of months."

Do you need a prayer?

Your name and country (optional)



* All your prayer requests are sent anonymously to Manmin church willing to pray for your needs
New iPad POLL!

VOTE NOW! Will you buy new iPad?




TAGS: Libya anti-government protests violence Open Doors USA civil war Gaddafi

[02/24/2011] Print Version

© Reprint is allowed unless source hyperlink is not deleted
[ christian news ]     [ HTML link ]     [ back ]

Church police dept. would be U.S. first under Ala. bill

Tajikistan: "Extremism" prison term for Christian books?

OTHER NEWS

PRESS

       BREAKING NEWS  
  Internet-conference    [ all ]
Brother Yun
Leader of house church in China
Serge Velbovets
Owner of the Christian Telegraph
Ad is provided by Google automatically

       PHOTOREPORT  

       AUDIO & VIDEO  

       HOT ISSUE  

       QUOTE OF THE DAY  
Pope Francis, Vatican


Copyright © 1999-2017 CHRISTIAN TELEGRAPH. We are not responsible for the content on other sites we refer (if you want to research just visit those sites).
The use in whole or in part of this site content must clearly state as having come from "Christian Telegraph" with hyperlink, not Telegraph nor Christian News etc.

eXTReMe Tracker
The Baptist Top 1000 Christian.com
Social Network
CFS Top Christian Sites Fundamental Christian Topsites LIVE GOD NETWORK