Signs of Christ’s Return - "Many will be offended and betray one another and hate one another”
Matthew 24:10

Jesus’s disciples asked Him, “…What will be the sign of Your coming and the end of the age?” Matthew 24:3.  This month’s newsletter is the seventh in a series of ten newsletters that will expound on each of the ten signs Jesus said would signal His return.  Jesus said, “Nation will rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places.  All these are the beginning of sorrows.  Then they will deliver you up to be afflicted and shall kill you and you shall be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.  And many shall be offended and betray one another and hate one another” Matthew 24:7-10.  Jesus was saying in this passage that many would be offended by the gospel, as people are converted to Christianity, and they will hate and betray one another for that reason.  A clear example of this, which is very prevalent throughout the world today, is when Muslims convert to Christianity and their own families turn against them, even killing them in the name of “family honor.”  You can also find a very long list of Christian martyrs at, but many, possibly most, have gone unreported due to media censorship in the nations where most of these killings have occurred. 

Wikipedia has dedicated an entire website to a list of notable people who have converted from various faiths to Christianity,, most of whom converted from Islam to Christianity and have been betrayed by family members and “friends” and who have died for their faith.  Wikipedia also had a much more comprehensive list of Christian martyrs and others persecuted for their faith at, and there were 46 pages linked to that website in December 2011, with volumes of information on each page, including the persecutions, betrayals and killings, demonic hatred exacted against Christian converts.  However, since Obama met with the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Apple in San Francisco in February 2011, I have noticed that much conservative information, specifically that which incriminated Muslims, has been removed from Wikipedia and other sites, and the Persecution_of_ex-muslims site was one of those removed - entirely.  Google has censored an enormous amount of information, as well as the 

I will relay one story found on the wiki site that was removed, because I kept a record of it.   It was so heart-moving, I wrote an article about it last year:  Muslim villagers coerce brothers to expel their elderly parents from home for converting to Christianity.  Ishmael (70) and Rahima (55), now living in a shelter, say they would rather starve to death than return to Islam.  Ishmael Sheikh and his wife Rahima Khatun were baptized on November 9, 2008.  By the end of the month, Sheikh told Compass Direct that Muslim neighbors in Kathuly village, near Gangni town in Meherpur district, compelled their two sons to expel them from their home.  Mehepur district is 270 kilometers (168 miles) west of Dhaka.  The ailing Sheikh told Compass that his two sons had come under tremendous pressure from neighbors in the village, which was entirely Muslim before the couple received Christ.  The neighbors threatened that the children of Sheikh’s sons would not be allowed to marry anyone from the village if the brothers allowed their parents to remain in the home.  The couple went to a shelter used by itinerant minstrels who sing traditional Bengali songs a half kilometer away from their home.  “I got salvation in Jesus,” Sheikh said.  “In this shelter, without food, I am ready to flirt with death by debilitating illness or by attack from Muslim neighbors, but never will I go back to Islam.”  (Bangladesh:  Compass Direct, January 14, 2009)

This type of thing is happening all over the world, especially in the Middle East.  In some of the worst cases, even here in the United States, people are being killed by their own relatives, or by Sharia governments (in Middle Eastern nations) for converting to Christianity.  I wrote an article in the website about a Muslim man, Mohammad Shafia of Canada, who killed his three daughters and one of his wives by drowning them in the family car in a canal in Kingston, Ontario.  He was tried in Canada with his second wife and their son, Hamed.  A police wiretap was played in court, from which he was heard saying, “God’s curse on them (referring to his daughters).”  In another wiretap, he was heard saying, “May the devil (defecate) on their graves.”  This kind of hatred spewing from the mouth of a natural father is not unusual among Muslims who kill their wives and daughters, primarily in the Middle East, for infractions such as refusing to marry the man chosen for his daughter, adultery, or even the rape of his wife or daughter.  This kind of hatred is obviously satanic and has nothing whatsoever to do with the true God of heaven and earth, but the Muslim world refuses to see that.  Shafia, his wife and son were all convicted in Canada of four counts of murder in January 2012, which the prosecutor called “honor killings.” 

There are too many stories to enumerate here, but you can visit websites, at least for the time being, that are still available on the internet and to read articles which detail Christian persecution and killings among families and within communities.  These websites are dedicated to articles relating to Christian persecution, which is so widespread, if you visit the websites, you will know that the Lord’s return is very near, “even at the doors.”