Islamic militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts
Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday.
At the same time, the extremists also released a video showing the continued destruction of the heritage of the lands under their control. It depicted men using sledgehammers to smash ancient Mesopotamian statues and other artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul.
The video, coinciding with mounting fears over the fate of the captive Christian Assyrians in Syria, sent a fresh wave of dread across the region, particularly among minorities who feel targeted by the group....
While the world looks on these Moslem fanatics are taking crazy to a whole new level β β β β β β It's time for all the civilized world to come down on these maniacs β β β Hundreds of bombing missions a day and boots on the ground coming right in behind the bombing campaign doing a gun and run β β β Just put them down and leave the rest to God
A message needs to be sent to all these fanatics that they will be crushed if they're going to act like this --- These Islamic radicals are burning people, beheading people, taking Christians hostage and killing them, raping women and children, selling women and children ------- The atrocities committed by these sickos are far too numerous to list.
I pray Almighty God will move the hearts of leaders around the world to band together and put an end to this swiftly β β β There will be collateral damage in war but these devils must be dealt with and with the greatest prejudice
Carl in Greensboro wrote: I know that many who post on this site have a knee-jerk reaction in questioning who is a (real) Christian (believer) and who is not so: unless you have heard it straight from God, please assume that all 200 plus of those kidnapped are your brothers and sisters. Please plead to the Father for mercy that they all be released or rescued. Its amazing that after all these years the reluctant evangelist Jonah still has a residual harvest in Nineveh (Mosul)!
I agree, and we should pray for their captors to repent! To pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ and to pray for our enemies is an honour Christ has bestowed upon we His people...
Some later information on the destruction of antiquities, [URL=http://www.jpost.com/landedpages/printarticle.aspx?id=392482]]]Iraq says to track down antiquities after Islamic State museum rampage[/URL].
A Christian believes the following, [URL=http://www.fivesolas.com/5solas.htm]]]"Only Scripture," "Only Christ," "Only Grace," "Only Faith," and "To God Alone Be Glory"[/URL] -- if he doesn't he's not a Christian. My support for the nominal Assyrian Christians doesn't depend on the following nor does it for Zoroastrians of Iran etc. I do believe in the freedom of Religion what wasn't forcefully pushed by Baby-face Bush when he was running the show in Iraq. He was more interested in protecting oil resourses. Also in keeping the Saudis happy.
apparently Isis is breaking up more than statuary. [URL=http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-burns-thousands-of-rare-books-and-manuscripts-from-mosuls-libraries-10068408.html]]]http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-burns-thousands-of-rare-books-and-manuscripts-from-mosuls-libraries-10068408.html[/URL]. by the way, some of the advertisements especially at the end of the article are better to be avoided.
Carl, what does a Christian believe in? the following: [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=424091054268]]]Identifying Believers Part 1[/URL] [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=5109117352]]]Identifying Believers Part 2[/URL]
But being part of the family of man, yes, we should be very concerned about the Yazitzi (sp) etc. I have always said that.
I know that many who post on this site have a knee-jerk reaction in questioning who is a (real) Christian (believer) and who is not so: unless you have heard it straight from God, please assume that all 200 plus of those kidnapped are your brothers and sisters. Please plead to the Father for mercy that they all be released or rescued.
Its amazing that after all these years the reluctant evangelist Jonah still has a residual harvest in Nineveh (Mosul)!