Breitbart: As more and more details emerge concerning Friday’s Ramadan attack on a busload of Christians on pilgrimage, the more it becomes evident that these 29 martyrs died solely because they were Christians.
Survivors of the attack said that the ten masked Islamic State militants did not merely open fire on the bus full of Christian pilgrims on their way to the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confesor, but that the victims were made to descend from the bus and asked one by one whether they were Christians before being shot by the assailants.
According to one of the chaplains of the group, Father Rashed, as each pilgrim came off the bus they were asked to renounce their Christian faith and profess belief in Islam, but all of them—even the children—refused. Each was killed in cold blood with a gunshot to the head or the throat. more …
Opinion: We should not be surprised, it is rare for any genuine Christian to convert to Islam, even under threat of death.
On February 12, 2015, ISIS magazine Dabiq showed photos of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian migrant workers that they had kidnapped in the city of Sirte, Libya, for being Christian.
Even under the blade, some were making their last prayers and as the blade came to their neck they all cried in unison “Ya Rabbi Yasou’” (O My Lord Jesus).
Here at home on October 1, 2015, a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg Oregon, singled out Christians, telling them they would see God in “one second”.
“[He started] asking people one by one what their religion was. ‘Are you a Christian?’ he would ask them, and if you’re a Christian, stand up. And they would stand up and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you are going to see God in just about one second.’ And then he shot and killed them,” Stacy Boylen, whose daughter was wounded at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., told CNN.
“And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. And 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.” (Revelation 20:4)
- Who is beheaded? Believers who have come to Christ during the tribulation
- When are they beheaded? Daniel 9:27 indicates that Antichrist’s reign of terror begins at the midpoint of Daniel’s Seventieth Week and runs 42 months to the return of Jesus Christ
- Why are they beheaded? Faith in Christ and their unwillingness to worship Antichrist
- Where is the Church? Those who accepted the pardon that the blood of Christ provides are taken up before the hour of trial begins, 1 Thess. 1:10, 4:16-18, 5:9; Rom. 5:9; Rev.3:10(for more on Daniel’s 70th Week see BP 101 chapter 5 here)