“Everyone Like Him Will Have The Same End”: Muslims Behead Christian After Forcing Him To Deny Christ And Salute Mohammed As Allah’s Messenger
“Convert to Islam or you will be beheaded” is one of the messages being communicated to Christians throughout much of the Muslim world today. But conversion, it seems, guarantees nothing. Here is a man who was a Christian and had been guaranteed the promise of eternal life through faith in Christ — right up until he denied Him. Now, I can assure you that some will claim that a Christian can never lose their salvation and, since this man denied Christ before his beheading, he could not have been a true believer to begin with. But if “once-saved-always-saved” were a Biblical teaching, then what point was God making when the Holy Spirit inspired the writer of Hebrews to warn believers against drifting away, against departing from the faith, against disobedience and apostasy (Hebrews 2:1-4; 3:12-14; 4:11; 5:11-6:6)? Why would Jesus have implied that names can be blotted from the Book of Life (Revelation 3:5)? Why does 1 Timothy 4:1 teach us that “in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils”? It does not stand to reason that one can depart from the faith if they never held to the faith in the first place.
To the surprise of some, Jesus explicitly taught against the idea of “once-saved-always-saved” in Luke 8:11-15. According to Christ Himself, to believe is to be saved (8:12), but He said there would be those who only “believe for a while” (8:13) and, as such, are only saved for awhile. They had a faith that was during a time, but not a faith that was enduring time. If they were to die while they still believed they would go to heaven, even though they would have later fallen away in a “time of temptation” if they had lived. The man in this report, sadly, gave in to the temptation that he might live if he denied Christ and repeated the Beast’s “Shahada” for conversion to Islam. Now he has died in denial of the only One who could have saved his soul.
To all brothers and sisters in the Lord, may this serve as a reminder that we MUST abide in Christ Jesus and endure till the very end, even unto death. When we do, we are guaranteed that He, too, will abide in us, for when we are in Him no one can pluck us out of His hand. May God have mercy on this man’s soul …
Matthew 10:32-33, “… whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.”
Revelation 2:10, “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer … Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”
By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post – “A Christian man in Syria recently had his head brutally hacked off by Islamic militants after being forced to deny his faith and salute Mohammed as ‘the messenger of God’.
The incident was caught on video for the world to see and broadcast as a warning to ‘everyone like him’.
In the video that was posted to YouTube with translated captions, the helpless Christian man is surrounded by armed militants wearing masks and he is heard reciting as instructed: ‘There is no God but God and I testify that Mohammed is the messenger of God.’
An apparent leader in the group of militants is then heard instructing the group: ‘No one will shoot him now, do you understand? He will not be killed by shooting because it is merciful for him.’
‘He will be beheaded because he is Kaffir, non-Muslim, sided [with] the government and was not praying at all. Everyone like him will have the same end, beheading,’ said the militant.
A militant armed with a machete then grabs the defenseless man by the hair and begins to cut his head from his body as the group cries ‘Allahu Akbar…there is no God but God.’
The 2014 report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom highlights Syria among several countries where being a Christian can be extremely hazardous due to terrorist and extremist Muslim threats.” Read more.
Flashback: Saudi Arabia ‘Justice’ Minister: Beheading Is Enshrined In Divine Islamic Laws, ‘We Cannot Change Them’ – “Saudi Arabia’s Justice Minister has defended tough Sharia punishments such as beheading, cutting off hands and lashing, claiming they ‘cannot be changed’ because they are enshrined in Islamic law. ‘These punishments are based on divine religious texts and we cannot change them,’ Mohammed Al Eissa reportedly said during a recent speech in Washington… ‘Islam is a religion of wisdom that calls for dialogue with other religious faiths and peaceful coexistence with other communities. [Edit ICA: Then why is there not one single Christian church in all of Saudi Arabia?]” Read more.