Christianity in the Middle East ‘close to the brink of extinction’ (Second Coming Watch Update #287)

1. According to the Telegraph, Christianity is 'on the brink of extinction' in the Middle East. Because of mounting persecution of worshippers a new report states that Christianity faces being wiped out of the "biblical heartlands."

2. According to The Times of Israel, Gaza terrorists attempted to fire a rocket at Israel on Sunday. The Kassam missile landed in an open area in the Gaza Strip, causing no injuries or damage.

3. According to The Guardian, this month's rocket launch by North Korea shows it has probably developed the technology to fire a warhead more than 6,200 miles, theoretically putting the US west coast in range of its weapons.

4. According to the Jerusalem Post, Hamas leader Kha-led Ma-shaal instructed the terror group's sleeper cells in the West Bank to prepare themselves for armed struggle to take control of the Palestinian territory.

5. According to Reuters, rigorous new sanctions against Iran's banking, shipping and industrial sectors took effect this week as part of the European Union's effort to force Tehran to scale back its nuclear program.

Matthew 16:27 //

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