Abraham's Tent

A SMOTJ Web Magazine

One of the prime goals of “Abraham’s Tent” has been to bring information to the SMOTJ membership, concerning what Christians in the Mideast face and provide a better understanding of the beliefs and thought processes of all the participants in that part of the world. Chev David Fautua recently provided “Abraham’s Tent" with a series of articles which bring home the crisis situation that now exists for many Christians there….as well as a clearer picture of the dangers that they face. The articles will assist in grasping the nature of those threats and act as backup for the SMOTJ panel discussion on this subject at the 2015 Grand Convent in Boston.


What ISIS Really Wants

Hard truths about the survival of Christianity in the Middle East

Understanding ISIS, FAQ's

The Shadow Commander

Jeffrey Peter Agnes
LTC Thomas P. Curtis II
Contributing Editors
Rev. Michael P. Forbes
David D. Fautua
Readers are encouraged to write in letters to the editor with questions and observations at the following address: tent@smotj.org

Judaism is a monotheistic religion, with the Torah as its foundational text (part of the larger text known as the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible), and supplemental oral tradition represented by later texts such as the Mishnah and the Talmud. Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenantal relationship God established with the Children of Israel.

Islam is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God (Arabic: Allāh) and by the teachings and normative example (called the Sunnah and composed of hadith) of Muhammad (c. 570 BC – c. 8 June 632 AD), considered by them to be the last prophet of God.

Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and oral teachings of Jesus as presented in the New Testament. Most Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, fully divine and fully human, and the saviour of humanity whose coming was prophesied in the Old Testament. Consequently, Christians refer to Jesus as "Christ" or the Messiah.