By Theodore Shoebat
Christian militants have arisen and, with weapons in hand, have with faith strived to compel “to flight the armies of the aliens.” (Hebrews 11:34)
Ravenous waves of Muslim aggregates, are wandering into the lands of Christian villages that lie in Lebanon and border on Syria.
Many of these Muslim invaders avoid the ever watchful light of the day, and instead creep into the land of the Christians when the earth is dimmed by the gleaming brilliance of the moon, and under the cover of the night’s fog.
It was only recently that the Christians had the liberty to leave their homes without locking their doors, but now they must keep their abodes secure and the entrances to their homes bolted, in the fear of those heretics who come lurking for the saints of God and say among themselves, “Let us oppress the poor righteous man, let us not spare the widow, nor reverence the ancient gray hairs of the aged.” (Wisdom 2:10)
William Nasr, a retired school teacher in Lebanon, expressed his fear of these conspiring murderers:
After the kidnapping of the nuns in Maaloula, we are anxious and scared that maybe some of these radical groups will enter our village
The Muslims who have been pillaging the lands of Christ’s disciples, are so wicked, that one of them (in 2012) injected a Christian with a syringe filled with diesel, and as he watched his vicim being cut off from this physical realm, he cruelly said:
Die slowly, you Christian dog
One Christian man, Miled Rizk, who is the head of the al-Qaa municipality in Lebanon, said that he received a message from a Muslim emir who frothed that “rockets would rain down on al-Qaa if anyone from the village stood against his men.”
Who can blame the Maronite Christians, and the other servants of God, faced with such a mass of vicious Muslims fully determined to wipe them out from existence, for taking up arms and fighting their enemies, just as the Jews of Esther’s day stood their ground “to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them” (Esther 8:11)?
But the Muslims cannot just easily charge through the borders without the opposition of those who lay down their lives for their friends (John 15:13). These are the Christian militants. As one source says:
Civilians are forming patrols to protect the borders in places like al-Qaa and Ras Baalbek
Ras Baalbek, the inhabitants of which are mostly Greek Catholics, lies just north of the Sunni village of Arsal, a nesting ground for Islamic fundamentalists who would not hesitate to feed the soils of the rugged earth with the blood of Abel’s successors.
The Christians in al-Qaa are being protected by 125 fighters of the Lebanese Air Assault Regiment (AAR), battle hardened warriors, some of whose necks are said to be as thick as small tree trunks.
Moreover, there are militias that have formed that consist of Christians who are retired military and are utilizing their experience in warfare to now fight off the Islamic inundation of their villages. One Christian militiaman named Towm, explained:
We recruited retired army soldiers to use them for protection …We pay them for their gasoline, transportation and food, but that’s all. They still take their army pension.
One of these men is Antoun Aad, a stalky and bulky retired corporal with the Lebanese army from al-Qaa who has joined the civilian patrols. He said:
First of all, we are afraid of the brutality of radical Islamist groups like ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] … We share 40 kilometers (25 miles) of border with Syria and though the situation here [has been] relatively stable, it is collapsing around us
The group began only as six members, but as “every good tree bringeth forth good fruit” (Matthew 7:17), so did this band of brothers grow in its recruits, and now it has gone up to 60 men who have taken up their cross.
They communicate to one another by walkie talkie, and are ready to answer the call of any villager who calls them through a private line for their assistance or mentions to them any form of suspicious and eerie activities.
Aad remarked on the capacity of their defenses, saying:
We protect 90% of the village through our patrols
These Christians live on, and adjacent to, the border that splits Syria and Lebanon, so do they fight the heretics near the land upon where, right there on Mt. Hermon, Christ told St. Peter:
That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)
And today, even amidst this torrent of blood, this tempestial ocean of wanton cruelty, and vacuous men chained to the contagion of Islam, bent on charging into the holy places to kill off the living temples of God in whom is placed the spirit by which the Law of Heaven is inscribed on their hearts, has this Church never keeled to the slaves of Belial, still standing firm upon the same Rock that was declared near places where these warriors of Lebanon today fight.
The Muslims attempt to satisfy their transient desires, But they do so not knowing that the ground of Lebanon was sanctified by the holy presence of the One Who, when amongst men illustrated His power by which earth opened its tombs “and many bodies of the saints which slept arose” (Matthew 27:52), and in Whose anticipated return one will see what John saw:
a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. (Revelation 7:10)
It was in Lebanon where Christ drove out a demon from a young girl’s soul, saying to her distraught mother, “the devil is gone out of thy daughter” (Mark 7:29), and so it will be in that Final Crusade, in which Christ shall be told by His Father, “Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One,” (Psalm 45:3) that “Lebanon will fall before the Mighty One” (Isaiah 10:34).
And in that day, which shall be as swift as the luminous star finishes its pilgrimage across the cosmos of the lowest heaven, shall plaintive tears dry away, forlorn thoughts dissipate into nothingness, and the labyrinth of humanity’s errors be obliterated; and before the sacred effulgence of Christ, those holy soldiers of God who endured to the end, shall be saved.
And now I ask you, the reader, to take part in this crusade to save your brethren, to be a good faithful servant to your Lord, and partake in the rescue of the eastern saints of Syria and Iraq who, everyday, are being butchered by the successors of Cain. Please donate to save Christian lives in Iraq and Syria.