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Libya: Group Of Muslims Tie Up And Execute Christians For Refusing To Convert To Islam

May our Heavenly Father receive them into His loving arms …

John 16:2b-3, “… the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God. This is because they have never known the Father or Me.”

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Morning Star News – “A group of Muslims robbed two Egyptian Christians living in Libya, then tied up and shot them to death after the two Copts refused their demand to convert to Islam, relatives said.

On a rural road in Derna District in northeastern Libya on Wednesday (Sept. 25), a group of Muslims surrounded Waleed Saad Shaker, 25, and Nash’at Shenouda Ishaq, 27, demanded their belongings and started beating them. During the strong-arm robbery, the relatives said, the Muslims demanded that Shaker and Ishaq recite the shahada, the declaration of conversion to Islam. When the two Orthodox Coptic Christians refused, the group of Muslims tied them up and shot them.

Later that day, a shepherd found Shaker and Ishaq in the desert, and they were taken to Derna Hospital. Shaker was dead upon arrival at the hospital, according to a member of Ishaq’s family who requested anonymity. Gamel Saleem, a cousin of Shaker who saw his body, said the skull had been beaten in. Shaker’s death certificate identifies injuries to his head as the cause of death.

Ishaq initially survived the attack, and before he died he was able to give details about the assault to a relative, also resident in Libya. Escorting the body back to Upper Egypt for burial, the relative relayed the details to Ishaq’s family and the Shaker family.

No one has been arrested in connection with the killings. The attack marks the third time in two weeks that a Coptic Christian has been robbed and killed in Derna District, which along with the surrounding region is known as a hotbed of extremist Islamic activity.” Read more.

Flashback: Mass Arrests Of Christians, Reports Of Torture, Inconsistencies In Official Statements – ‘What Is Going On In Libya?’ – “Last week’s news of four Christian missionaries in Libya placed under arrest, possibly facing the death penalty for ‘proselytizing,’ is apparently the tip of the iceberg. Yesterday, Arabic media reported that over 100 Christian Copts from Egypt, who appear to have been living and working in Libya, were recently arrested in Ben Ghazi—also on the accusation, or pretext, of being ‘Christian missionaries.’” Read more.

Flashback: Situation Critical: Muslim Fundamentalists Driving Christians From Libya – “… Islamic fundamentalism now governs decisions in Libya. Before the overthrow of Gadaffi about 3% of Libyans were Christians but many hard-line Islamists were active in the battle against Gadaffi. Now in many areas they wield considerable power. Only a few thousand Christians now remain in Libya and many of them are expatriates. Christian Copts, many from Egypt, have also suffered. In December 2012 two Egyptian Copts were killed in a blast at a Coptic Church in the town of Dafniya …” Read more.

Flashback: Benghazi Friday Sermon: Destroy Christians And Jews, ‘The Time Has Come For Us To Adopt A Firm Stance …To Detonate Our Wrath Upon Them’ – “Indeed, oh Muslims, the time has come for us to adopt a firm stance, and to detonate our wrath upon them, with deeds they will not be able to ignore. Let us stab them in their main artery, the secret behind their power. Let us stab them in their economy. The Prophet Muhammad said: ‘Wage Jihad against the polytheists [Christians], using your wealth, your hands, and your tongues.’ Oh Allah, destroy the rancorous Christians. Oh Allah, destroy the rancorous Christians, and the corrupting Jews. Oh Allah, destroy them …” Read more.

  1. 10/01/2013 at 9:05 AM

    While the church and the west are silent this is increasing. Jesus warned of this,(Matthew 24:9, John 15:18, John16:2-3) yet few are listening. As all the distractions and bickering between leaders over who will rule after the chaos is done, the beast is rising out of the sea. Pray for our Brother’s and Sister’s enduring great tribulation.


  2. km
    10/01/2013 at 10:43 AM

    And just think american believers think they are going to fly-away soon! Wow what a dangerous teaching! Obviously these precious people knew they were not going to rapture out, but make their stand, and keep their faith and trust in Yeshua Messiah!


    • banana breath
      10/01/2013 at 5:50 PM

      Every time I ask how that’s a dangerous teaching all I hear are either crickets, or someone parroting what they’ve heard before without actually seeing evidence for their ‘reason’. To an a-millennialist/preterest Revelation has already happened and they’re just ‘waiting’ for Christ’s return that will happen…..sometime….whenever. Can’t expect them to be too prepared, or even care to watch for signs now can we. To me that sounds more dangerous.


  3. 10/01/2013 at 6:37 PM

    KM – there are a number of good sites such as Rapture Watch and Rapture Forums which provide solid biblical teaching on the soon coming event. Take the time to read and learn. The Rapture is one of the greatest promises our Lord gave us. This is why the Apostal Paul calls it the Blessed Hope – for those in Christ are not appointed for Gods wrath … This is why we can comfort one another … Trusting in the Lords appearance to save us from the time of wrath … Just like His gift of salvation saves us from the rightous judgement for our sin … In both instances it is by and through Jesus … If you have faith in your Salvation … Then place that same faith in this promise of deliverance as well …

    For those that do not know Christ as their Lord and Saviour – now is the time. For the time of the signs is upon us the birth pains are already underway … How soon the coming of the wrath of God …. If you listen in the Spirit you can almost hear the footsteps of the Lord … Come Lord Jesus come ….

    For Jesus is the way, the truth and the life …. There is no remission of sins … Apart from Him. I beg you all seek the Lord Jesus for He has promised all who seek shall find and all that call upon His name for salvation … Shall be saved … Believe in your heart that He is the son of God, who died upon the cross to pay for the sins of the world. He died was buried and on the 3 rd day arose from the dead. He assended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God. He shall come again and will judge both the living and the dead. Then take heart in your salvation and profess it with your mouth … Give thanks unto God for His redemption.

    All praise and honor to God our Father and unto His Son our Lord Jesus Christ – to whom every knee will bow and tongue profess that He is the Lord of Lords and Kimg of Kimgs …


    • richard
      10/02/2013 at 12:06 AM

      May God bless you and your family,

      There is no such thing as the rapture. This is a false teaching and you should be on guard against false people and websites that spread such lies. No where in the Bible does it say that Christians will be taken up to the sky prior to fullfillment of the book of Revelations. Christians will remain on earth throughout Aramgedon and until the book of Revelations is completed. Be on guard and protect yourself from these lies.


      • Robert Veklotz
        10/02/2013 at 1:53 AM

        that’s Revelation


  4. Denise
    10/01/2013 at 9:48 PM

    That was beautiful JAfo…..


  5. Spike
    10/02/2013 at 12:56 AM

    People who scoff at God performing some type of miraculous rescue have not read the great debate that Abraham had with Jesus (yes Jesus) before he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. The debate about the righteous and the wicked when God unleashes his punishment on evil men for their evil deeds. God will not let the righteous suffer with the wicked. He made sure he established that in the book of Genesis. Yes Christians will suffer by the hands of people in this world. But when God pours out his wrath he has guaranteed he does not have collateral damage. He will provide a way to escape. The time of tribulation there may not be any place to escape to! Hence removing them from the earth. People will come to the faith during tribulation and sadly they may not make it through because Christians will be fair game world wide during the reign of the Antichrist. Unless of course you are one of the Israelis that are sealed with the Lamb Of God when they are ordained to preach throughout the world during the tribulation period. Just saying


  6. ICA
    10/02/2013 at 10:53 AM

    JAFO, ” The Rapture is one of the greatest promises our Lord gave us. This is why the Apostal Paul calls it the Blessed Hope”

    Hi JAFO, thank you for visiting the blog and for your comments. I’d like to comment briefly on a couple of statements you had made, and would encourage you to consider the following points as you study God’s Word. With respect to the “blessed hope” and how it is defined, it appears that many teachers have interpreted Scripture to conform to their understanding instead of allowing their understanding to conform to Scripture. Let’s take a look at what the Apostle Paul was referring to in the epistle of Titus:

    Titus 1:2, 2:13, 3:7,In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began … Looking for that blessed hope [eternal life], and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ… That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

    Paul uses the word “hope” three times in his epistle — at the beginning when speaking about eternal life and then later while referring to that blessed hope, and then once more again near the end. Each time he is referring to the blessed hope of eternal life. When is our blessed hope of eternal life actualized? It is actualized at the Second Coming of Christ. Nowhere does Paul ever say that our “blessed hope” is a pre-trib rapture. We are looking for the blessed hope of eternal life at the glorious appearing of Christ.

    The glorious appearing is the “epiphaneia” (G2015) and there is something that is very important about the “epiphaneia” of Christ that very few pre-trib teachers will discuss:

    2 Thess 2:8, “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness [epiphaneia G2015] of his coming”

    The “epiphaneia” happens after the tribulation. If it is true that the “blessed hope” of eternal life is actualized at the “epiphaneia” of Christ like Paul says, then we must therefore also believe that the blessed hope is His post-trib appearance and the resurrection/gathering of the elect. This means that Scripture is teaching a post-trib gathering, not pre-trib.

    JAFO, “for those in Christ are not appointed for Gods wrath … This is why we can comfort one another … Trusting in the Lords appearance to save us from the time of wrath …”

    The verse that you are referring to is 1 Thessalonians 5:9, which says that “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ”. Other verses that say we are saved from God’s wrath are 1 Thessalonians 1:10, Romans 5:9 and Ephesians 5:6. If we take a quick moment to look at the Greek word for “wrath” in each of these verses, we will learn that it is the word “orge” (G3709). The original text of Scripture is therefore quite simple and straightforward. We are not appointed to suffer, and are saved from, the “orge” wrath of God.

    But here is what you may not have considered. The word “wrath” itself is found 13 times in English translations of Revelation, yet what many teachers of Biblical prophecy fail to delineate is the fact that, in the original Greek, the word translated as “wrath” is not just simply from the Greek word “orge”. It is from two separate words — “orge” and “thymos.” Since many Christian teachers fail to identify this significant distinction they also then fail to realize that the “orge” wrath of God that we are promised to be saved from according to the verses above is itself only found six times in Revelation. And here’s the kicker: Each time “orge” is found it is always used in a post-trib context only.

    Scripture is therefore telling us that the “orge” wrath that we are saved from is not the same type of wrath that we find during Great Tribulation. The “orge” wrath that we are saved from is only found immediately after the tribulation at the Second Coming of Christ. As such, even if the gathering does not happen until immediately after the tribulation we are still saved from the “orge” of God as promised, yet still present to witness the “thymos” wrath of the first six trumpets and vials/bowls upon Antichrist, Antichrist’s kingdom, and Antichrist’s people. In the “orge” wrath the anger will not subside. It will not abate. It is not a punishment to chasten and invoke the wicked to repentance like the “thymos” of God that we see during tribulation — because when the “orge” of God comes it is then too late. Please see the article titled “Lost In Translation: ‘Not Appointed Unto Wrath’ – What Scripture Is Really Saying” for more information.

    Proverbs 10:30, “The righteous will never be removed, But the wicked will not inhabit the earth.”

    JAFO, “For those that do not know Christ as their Lord and Saviour – now is the time… Jesus is the way, the truth and the life …. There is no remission of sins … Apart from Him.”


    Spike, “when God pours out his wrath he has guaranteed he does not have collateral damage. He will provide a way to escape.”

    Hi Spike, thank you for chiming in. Many have used Luke 21:36 to support a pre-trib rapture, which says, “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” Let’s look at Luke 21:36 contextually:

    Luke 21:25-28, “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars… At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

    Many who assume a pre-trib rapture often point to “begin” and say it only means the first few signs mentioned earlier in the chapter, but Jesus says “When these things begin to take place” after describing the cosmic signs that we are told happens immediately after the tribulation in Matt 24:29-31. The fact that Jesus does not say “when these things begin to take place” before mentioning those post-trib signs is very significant.

    A couple of verses later in Luke 21:31 Jesus says, “when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand”, and again these things include the cosmic signs and the coming of the Son of Man immediately after the tribulation mentioned a few verses earlier.

    Now let’s look at Luke 21:34-36:

    Luke 21:34-36, “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, [referring to “that day”] and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

    What day is “that day”? Jesus just gave us cosmic signs that Joel 2:31 says will happen just before the Day of the Lord, but immediately after the tribulation according to His own words in Matt 24:29.

    Joel 2:31, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.”

    Matthew 24:29, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken”

    Therefore, “that day” in which Jesus is referring to in Luke 21:34 is the Day of the Lord. It is the day of Christ’s judgment, of His Divine Wrath – the “orge” that we as believers are not appointed to suffer (1 Thess 5:9). The Greek for “escape” in Luke 21:36 is “ekpheugō” (G1628) and is used elsewhere to refer to escaping the judgment of God (Romans 2:3).

    The Apostle Paul even parallels this perfectly when telling us about the gathering of the elect (rapture):

    1 Thess 5:2,4,6, “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the nightBut ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief… Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober.”

    So how do we escape? Paul ties in the Day of the Lord with the gathering in 1 and 2 Thessalonians, and tells us to watch for that day just as Jesus does in Luke 21:36. Since we know that the Day of the Lord takes place immediately after the tribulation (read here), the escape — and therefore the gathering — is post-trib as well.

    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions. God bless …


  7. Willard
    12/22/2013 at 8:38 PM

    Amen ICA

    Not that I can argue it but my personnel thoughts are that the great tribulation will possibly last for 10 days – from Rosh Hashina Feast of Trumpets to Yom Kippur – which may make me pre-wrath

    With the weaponry that the world has at its disposal plus the earthquake and seismic activity that we are seeing which will tear down the nuclear power plants around the world (think Chernoble and Fuchishma) that the bible speaks about it is hard to see the earth and the people of the earth being able to take more than that


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