Gaza Christians are reportedly being forced to convert to Islam (Second Coming Watch Update #173)

Gaza Christians are reportedly being forced to convert to Islam. According to The Gatestone Institute, the Greek Orthodox Church in the Gaza Strip says that at least five Christians have been kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam in recent weeks.

Major typhoon sweeps toward Hong Kong and south China. According to Reuters, Hong Kong was lashed by gales on Monday as typhoon Vicente moved towards the financial hub, sending office workers home early and prompting the local observatory to raise the No. 8 tropical cyclone warning signal.

Wave of bombings and shootings rips through Iraq. According to Voice of America News, several violent attacks ripped through Iraq, killing at least 103 people and wounding more than 200 in the deadliest day of attacks this year.

The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:1: "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come."

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