Mourning 21 Christian Coptics Beheading

Coptics, Christians Mourning in Egypt

Mourning 21 Christian Coptics Beheading

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The release of a video Sunday by ISIS militants in Libya, showing the mass execution of 21 hostages of Egyptian Christian Coptics by beheading sent the Christian world community into an instant stunned then shock intermingled with anger and devastation.

AP reported in an article February 15, 2015:

“The militants had been holding 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians hostage for weeks, all laborers rounded up from the city of Sirte in December and January. It was not clear from the video whether all 21 hostages were killed. It was one of the first such beheading videos from an Islamic State group affiliate to come from outside the group’s core territory in Syria and Iraq.” (source: AP)

News has spread quickly around the world, with various heads of states denouncing the violent act by the Islamic State who carried out the executions by the beach.

Pope Francis condemned the heinous acts of terrorism and stated: “Their only words were: ‘Jesus, help me!’ They were killed simply for the fact that they were Christians,” he said. “The blood of our Christian brothers and sisters is a testimony which cries out be heard.”

Pope Francis, who said that it made no difference whether the victims were Copts, Orthodox, Catholics or Protestants, added that, “the martyrs belong to all Christians.” (source: TheBlaze)

Avenging:

Coptic Christian village devastated

by Islamic State beheadings

Jesus clearly stated its ok to show wrath but vengeance is His, “Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. (Romans 12:19)

I wouldn’t dare sit here and try to refrain anyone from taking matters into their own hands because clearly Jesus warns us He will avenge.  But how does one not try to do something about the horrific circumstances and not make a strong statement or speak out against the murder of innocent men and as recent history has shown us, including the beheading of innocent women and children in the middle east?

Beheaded for their Witness to Jesus:

In the Book of Revelation, Chapter 20 vs 4, it forewarns us about beheadings for the sake of being a witness to Jesus and His Word:

“And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.” (Rev 20:4)

The act of what took place doesn’t diminish the pain and tears of anguish experienced by the family and friends who were deeply struck by death.

A Warning and the Sound of War:

The terrorist militants had chosen the sounds of beating beach waves along the shores edge to signify a warning and the sound of war against All Crusaders who are against ISIS:

“All crusaders: safety for you will be only wishes, especially if you are fighting us all together. Therefore we will fight you all together,” he said. “The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama Bin Laden’s body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood.” (source: AP)

A Time to Weep; A Time to Mourn:

We shall stand and mourn with all people who take a stand against ISIS and die; then, there is “A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance.” (Ecc 3:4)

In the end, God will avenge and judge His people.

Summary:

My sincerest condolences, sympathies, and prayers go out Sympathy butterfliesto this community for the pain they are going through.

“May the Lord God, Jesus Christ, heal your broken hearts and uphold you in the Palm of His mighty Hand as only He can do.”

 

SeashoreMary

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Mourning 21 Christian Coptics Beheading

  1. You wrote:…” But how does one not try to do something about the horrific circumstances and not make a strong statement or speak out…??”

    Now maybe you can see why Sandy and I DO “speak out” on what we see and where we see things headed, and why we have also emphasized the Noahide Laws and the source of it!!
    (For any reading this who do not know, the Noahide Laws call for the beheading of Christians.)

    For all we know, these beheadings we read of in the news are brought about by the same ones who claim “By deception, we shall wage war”.(The Associated Press IS mainstream media, after all, and equates to “controlled propaganda” in most cases.)

    Dig a little deeper, Mary?

    But anyway, yes, I agree, this is tragic news, THAT much is very true. There is terrible suffering from all of this. Where will it end?

    I sure hope those Christians weren’t of the “rapture” belief, thinking they’d be magically whisked away before going through “tribulation”. Have any Christians EVER gotten such a free pass? No. But, there are some religious believers who sincerely wish all Christians to magically disappear…now suppose they have control of the government and the military?

    BT

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