Barely Publicized in U.S.: ISIS Crucifying Christians in Iraq & Syria

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
July 8, 2014

Al-Qaeda-Attacks-Christians       Most American Christians remain unaware that throughout the Middle East and Africa Christians are driven out of homes and villages where their families have lived for generations, otherwise persecuted and even killed.  Nowadays ISIS rebels taking over Iraq kill new Christian converts by crucifixion!

Christoph Reuter, in his general news story, ‘Contradictions Emerge in Relative Quiet of ISIS Ruled Iraqi City,’ takes pains to detail ISIS’s painless take over of villages throughout most of Iraq. Taxi drivers tell him:  “Everything is peaceful there, normal. . . . Hospitals, the municipal administration — it’s business as usual everywhere. . . ISIS isn’t even enforcing its smoking ban.”

The same cannot be said of Christian families in the same region. Reuter continues: “But in Iraq, ISIS has left the Sunnis alone and has instead killed Christians. . . . a whole convoy of cars [with identifying crosses on windows] from  the Christian suburb of Mosul, begins making its way towards Kurdish territory.” Christians complaining of grenades join thousands fleeing in a chaotic frenzy.”

In ‘ISIS Crucifies 8 Christians in Syria for Apostasy From Islam,’ Dennis Lynch of International Business Times confirms:  “We have received independent confirmation from our sources inside Syria that these men were former Muslims that had converted to Christianity.  They were not ‘..rebel fighters from a rival faction..’ as many news 8-Christians-murderedoutlets are reporting.

“Each of the 8 men were charged with the crime of apostasy for renouncing Islam and converting to Christianity.  When confronted by the ISIS members, they refused to “revert” to Islam.  This is the ‘only’ reason they were crucified. According to Islamic jurisprudence, crucifixion is a method of death reserved for Christians. They do not crucify other Muslims.”

J. Scott Bridger, with Islamic Studies at Southern Seminary tells S. Craig Sanders of SBTS News: “We need to raise our voices much louder on behalf of Middle Eastern Christian communities that have basically existed for 2,000 years.

“The ideology of ISIS is based on the belief that state and religion go together and ‘Islam is the solution’. What they’re wanting to establish is Islamic states throughout the world and to replace what they see as decadent democratic regimes with Islamic regimes—that’s an Islamist ideology.”

barenakedislam.com adds:  “The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, considered to be the most ruthless of the Sunni Islamic militant groups fighting in Syria, has ordered a Christian community in Raqqa, Syria, to pay nearly 38 pounds of gold as a ‘guarantee of their safety’.”

In addition to taxes or death, ISSI videoed: “Christians are prohibited from renovating their churches, ringing church bells and praying in public. ISIS forbade Christians from possessing weapons and selling pork or alcohol to Muslims.”

As promised in Christian non-fiction prophecy books, persecution of true believers starts in Christian communities dated back to time of the apostles, but it will soon reach others. The rapture will stop it for those alive now, but it will continue afterwards for new converts during the reign of the anti-Christ: “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution (2 Timothy 3: 12).”

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