You do not have to watch the video embedded in this story. I did. My heart is still pretty raw.
I remember deciding against watching the brutal executions of Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg a few years back, because I did not want those images burned into my memory. But today I watched. And I cried. And now I know beyond a shadow of a doubt what pure evil looks like. I don't regret it now, because I need to know. How to pray, how to act, what to consider if I am ever in this situation. Protecting my memory from these images seems rather worldly to me now. Everything I am must belong to the Lord Jesus, including the mind images I've always thought I needed to protect.
It is brutal, and you can choose not to watch it. But do read the article - you will get the gist of what Christians are up against. It is posted and shared widely via Theodore Shoebat. Whatever you think of him doesn't matter - it is the content that should send each and everyone of us to our knees in prayer, and our Bibles in search of truth.
By Theodore Shoebat A Christian man was captured by Muslims in Syria, and forced him to declare the Shahadatan (“There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger). After he stated the heretical creed, they deemed him an infidel anyway and brutally beheaded him.
Rescue Christians is now working on the ground in Syria and Iraq as we are partners with Sister Hatune Dogan who already has saved thousands of Christians from death. We can save and protect many more Christians in Syria and Iraq with your help. Sister Hatune has been awarded the Order of Merit by the German Government for her work (equivalent to Congressional Medal of Honor). Our contact from Syria found the video of the beheading, which has never been exposed in the Western media until now, and provided the translation for it. You can watch it here:
As a lesson, if you ever find yourself in such a situation as this, do not say the Islamic creed, but the Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
The Syrian Christians are being persecuted every sing day, with rape, beheading, kidnapping, and all sorts of other horrific violence.