If I were to tell you that the condition of the Body of Christ in Afghanistan is dire, would you believe me? If I told you that the United States in militaristic bloodlust for vengeance went to another country, and as a result of its intervention decimated the churches of that country, would you take me seriously? Probably not, because how could you possibly believe it could be that bad.

But guess what. It’s worse.

CNS News reports that the U.S. State Department says there are now ZERO churches in Afghanistan. Every last one has been destroyed. Razed. Mowed down. Gone.

“The last public Christian church in Afghanistan was razed in March 2010, according to the State Department’s latest International Religious Freedom Report.” There are no longer any Christian schools either.

Ten years, uncountable thousands upon thousands of Afghani lives, seventeen hundred American lives, and $440 billion later, the United States government – those who said they would bring “freedom” and “justice” to the Middle East – have reaped what they sowed. Instead of bringing peace, they brought death and destruction via the longest prolonged conflict in American history. The new “government” that the American government and military forcibly installed with their puppets is even worse than the last.

How dare we ever say that this American government is motivated by “Christian” virtue! This government exists to pillage and destroy, and for Christians to support such folly is utterly ludicrous. War is antithetical to the Christian way of life; it is nothing more than mass murder executed by a gang of criminals – for that is indeed the nature of the State.

Pray for those few Christians left in Afghanistan, that they may flee from the terror wrought by Bush, Obama, and their subordinates. And if you, follower of Christ, still support this war, shame on you.

What would it take for you to reject war entirely? How about the complete and utter elimination of the church from a country? Would that do it?

Thank you, America, for driving every last vestige of desire for war from me.

Read the full article here.

Dr. Norman Horn

Norman founded LibertarianChristians.com and the Libertarian Christian Institute, and currently serves as its President and Editor-in-Chief. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Austin Graduate School of Theology. He currently is a Postdoctoral researcher in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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  • Outsidethebox48

    Thanks to Lawrence Vance for pointing me here. I used to be a Christian libertarian but now I am strictly apolitical. In the world but not of the world, but anyway, I wish you folks great success.

    Don’t think the fact (and it is a fact…I blame Christian Zionism and Dispensationalism  for this fact) that many Christians love war (at least against Islamic nations) is because of Bush or Obama though, or because these Christians think the state exists for their benefit. I think it is because they honestly think these wars will bring about the Second Coming (with or without rapture). And I forgot…some of them put love of Israel either ahead of Christ or on the same level–but their position on Israel has a huge amount to do with it. It is as if they are more afraid of Israel (Genesis 12:3) than they are of God.

  • anarchopastor

    I completely agree with the opinion here, and to show who is behind the scenes of all this war and destruction, and who runs the US government and every other government, we don’t have to look far:
    Luke 4:5-8: 
    LK 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.LK 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.LK 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.LK 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

    American Christians are completely ignorant of the fact that the serve the devil when they pledge allegiance to the US flag!

  • Abdul Haqq

    Merican Muslim here. Great article. It is well past time that Christians realize what is going on outside their locality. I told an aquaintence that there were Christians in Palestine and Israel and they called me a liar. There are Christians in every Muslim country and Muslims are required to protect them. Violent extremists should be stopped, but not at the cost of more civilian death and less religious understanding.

  • Liberranter

    Thank you, Norman, for bringing this to our attention (and ditto the thank-you to Laurence Vance for bringing it to us LRC readers’ attention).

    While I hate to sound cynical (who, MOI? :)~ ), my experience has been that the average Amerikan evangelical “Christian” not only is unaware of the existence of the Christian communities of the Middle East and Southwest Asia, many of which have been in existence for almost as long as the Christian faith itself, but do not care to acknowledge their existence.  There seems to be a prevailing attitude among an uncomfortably large segment of said evangelical community, particularly among Dispensationists, that non-Jewish Middle Easterners are the devil’s spawn, tools of Satan who are predestined to be agents of the apocalypse and are thus beyond redemption.  Indeed, I’ve actually encountered a few evangelicals who have indicated to me that any attempt to spread the word to such people is a direct contravention of God’s plan for the end times.  The fact that not a small number of these non-Jewish Semites and Aryans (by which I mean Arabs and Persians [which includes Iranians, the Pashtun and Tajiks of Afghanistan, and the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent]) are Christ followers is an inconvenient intrusion upon the very un-scriptural Dispensationist fantasies of how the end times will unfold.  Add to this ugly delusion an ignorance of history, geography,linguistics, and the Bible, and you have a perversion of the Message that is almost as toxic as overt, anti-Christian screed. 

    So, sadly, this destruction of the body of Christ in Afghanistan will likely not be noticed by significant numbers of “evangelicals” at all, and any attention drawn to it will likely meet with indifference, if not outright hostility.

  • Better than being a Japanese christian in 1945, I guess :(

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  • Take a listen to Bob Dylan’s 1983 song “Neighborhood Bully” on YT-pick one with lyrics displayed.   Has Israel ever asked us publicly for help or have they just wanted us to not put them down for defending themselves?  Please listen to the entire song-he doesn’t repeat himself.

  • David Gor

    We need some context here. How many churches were there in Afghanistan 10 years ago?

  • It’s hard to say. But regardless of the number, the loss is still 100%.

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  • Well sounds like really
    worse condition running on Afghanistan.
    There is no church and Christian schools remain. It’s very bad for people of Afghanistan,
    especially what can be worse for students then this. Thanks buddy for sharing
    this info with us.

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  • prasad ratna pani (odisha )

    Thank you Norman,for bringing the news to pray for the countries and people. As all can confess where there is mission work there is development of physically and spiritually too. what I believe where there is problem and persecution there is going to come more blessing for the people.the day will come hardest places will stand for Christ and God who change Saul to Paul nothing is impossible in Him.
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  • David

    Don’t get me wrong, I completely agree with you that any non-ignorant Christian who supports this war is a disgusting piece of filth, and that even those who are ignorant are sinning by refusing to be informed about what’s going on or holding to basic Christian morality. But I find it hard to believe there aren’t ANY Christian churches there. Doesn’t the Bible promise us there will always be a remnant everywhere? Just because we don’t know who they are doesn’t mean they don’t exist. And where true Christians are, there the church is also.

  • The report at the time was referring to organized and open churches. Anything left went into hiding at the time. You’re right to say that there were still Christians left and the “church ethereal” was still present amongst the few who remained. It is possible that they met to worship in hiding, we don’t know. Still, the point is, this destruction still happened, and organized churches were so affected that anything left went completely underground.

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