Islamic State Releases Video Showing Beheadings Of 21 Christians, Kidnaps Nearly Two Dozen More
Qur’an Sura 8:12b, “… terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.”
Here is an update on this story. The Islamic State has beheaded all 21 Christians because of their faith in Jesus and the Word of God and for their refusal to submit to Islam. Today they sleep, but tomorrow they will be awakened …
Revelation 20:4, “… And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
The Egyptians, dressed in orange jump suits, were beheaded after being forced down on the ground. The video appeared on the Twitter feed of a website that supports Islamic State. A caption on the five-minute video read: ‘The people of the cross, followers of the hostile Egyptian church.’
Before the killings, one of the militants stood with a knife in his hand and said: ‘Safety for you crusaders is something you can only wish for.’
The 21 men, all migrant workers hailing from impoverished areas of central Egypt, were kidnapped between late December and early January. Fourteen came for the same village, Al-Our.
An eyewitness to the abductions of several of the men on January 4 told The Telegraph that black-clad militants had entered their living quarters in the middle of the night, carrying a list of named Christians. Relatives in adjoining rooms were left cowering behind their doors, waiting for the jihadists to break them down. But the militants left suddenly, apparently after kidnapping an allotted quota of victims.
And it was also announced on Saturday that a second group of 21 Egyptians had been kidnapped in Libya – this time from Misrata.” Read more.
Revelation 13:15, “The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.”
Flashback: ISIS Attacks Christian Homes, Churches, Many Feared Dead, ‘Convert To Islam Or You Will Be Beheaded’ – “A Maaloula resident said the rebels, many of them sporting beards and shouting [Allahu akbar], attacked Christian homes and churches shortly after moving into the village overnight… Now, Maaloula ‘is a ghost town. Where is President Obama to see what befallen on us?’ asked the man… Another resident, a Christian man, said he saw militants forcing some Christian residents to convert to Islam. ‘I saw the militants grabbing five villagers Wednesday and threatening them (saying): `Either you convert to Islam, or you will be beheaded,’ he said.” Read more.
Flashback: ‘Convert To Islam Or Be Killed’: Before Being Beheaded The Children Told ISIS, ‘No, We Love Jesus’ – “CANON Andrew White recounts the story of Iraqi Christian children who when told by ISIS militants to convert to Islam or be killed, they said ‘No, We Love Yeshua (Jesus).’ Few people understand or have seen the persecution of Christians in the Middle East like Canon Andrew White, who has been in the eye of the storm. White oversees St. George’s Church in Baghdad. His ministry, The Foundation for the Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East offers comfort and humanitarian supplies to many of the Christians devastated by the march of ISIS throughout Iraq and Syria. Here’s an excerpt from a recent and revealing interview …” Watch video.