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Missionary Spotlight – Obeying God in Jordan
March 2002
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Missionary Spotlight – Obeying God in Jordan

‘We must obey God rather than men’ (Acts 5:29). This short but powerful quote kept coming to mind during a recent trip to Jordan. Much of our journey was spent visiting sites rich in biblical significance.   Jordan’s legal system is founded upon Islamic principles. Muslims are forbidden to convert to Christianity on pain of death. When I first arrived I wondered whether such a law was just languishing on the books without real enforcement. By the end of our trip, I received my answer. No apologies   While there, we met quietly with some evangelical Christian leaders. On our last night we met a...

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Missionary Spotlight – Understanding Jordan
November 2001
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Missionary Spotlight – Understanding Jordan

To understand what it means to be an Evangelical Christian in Jordan requires an understanding of the country’s recent political history. This article provides such an outline.   Jordan is unusual, being the only Arab nation whose royal dynasty is not indigenous — the Hashemites originated from the Arabian Peninsula. The Hashemites and Al-Sauds were once the most influential families in Arabia. Both helped the British to drive the Ottoman Turks out of the Middle East in 1918, and both claimed the right to rule Arabia. Eventually the powerful Al-Saud family got the upper hand and declared most of Arabia a Saudi Kingdom. Hashemites  ...

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November 2001
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Missionary Spotlight – he Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Area — 37,738 square miles.   Neighbours   —   Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the West Bank.   Environment   —   Most agriculture is concentrated on the eastern bank of the River Jordan. To the east is arid desert. A cooler, rainy season lasts from November to April.   Population   —   5 million, including over 2 million Palestinians and thousands of Kuwaiti and Iraqi refugees. 5% of the population is nomadic.   Life expectancy   —   73 years.   Ethnic groups   —   Arab 96%, others 4%.   Languages   —   Arabic (official), English.   Literacy  ...

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Missionary Spotlight – Understanding Jordan
November 2001
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Missionary Spotlight – Understanding Jordan

To understand what it means to be an Evangelical Christian in Jordan requires an understanding of the country’s recent political history. This article provides such an outline.   Jordan is unusual, being the only Arab nation whose royal dynasty is not indigenous — the Hashemites originated from the Arabian Peninsula. The Hashemites and Al-Sauds were once the most influential families in Arabia. Both helped the British to drive the Ottoman Turks out of the Middle East in 1918, and both claimed the right to rule Arabia. Eventually the powerful Al-Saud family got the upper hand and declared most of Arabia a Saudi Kingdom. Hashemites  ...

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