By Walid and Theodore Shoebat
So why did the Muslims of ISIS behead 30 Ethiopian Christians whose lineage is said to go all the way back to Philip the Apostle?
From the video (see 3:26) we translated the words of ISIS spokesperson, his name is Anas Al-Nashwan (code name Abu Malik Al-Tamimi) of Saudi Arabia and has a masters degree in Sharia. He gave a way out saying:
We tell the Christians everywhere that the Islamic state will spread by Allah’s will. It [the Islamic state] will get to you even if you are safe in your fortresses. Who ever converts to Islam, he will have peace and who accepts the Dhimmi status will be at peace. But who rejects our terms he will receive nothing from us except the sharpness of the sword. Men will be slaughtered and the women and children will be enslaved and their monies are confiscated as booty. This is the rule of Allah and his prophet. And to Allah is the pride and also to the believers but the hypocrites do not understand.
They gave that message only in Arabic.
So according to ISIS these Christians refused to convert and submit to Islam, so they got slaughtered.
This is perhaps why they did not translate this part of their message to English, which was for Copts and Ethiopians who are known for their stubbornness not to convert. And so ISIS did not want to admit, as they did in the previous release with the 21 Copts, that these Christians refused to convert, as usual. These Christians are not like some liberal journalist hostage who plays along and moves his lips saying “I declare there is no God but Allah …” while he ‘repents later’, when he is on the other side.
The Muslims know that it is extremly rare that Copts and Ethiopians convert. It is perhaps fitting to call these “Stubborn For Jesus”.
So of course, the rest is translated in the English in which it is all about breaking the cross as the message is clear, it is the breaking of the will of the Christians which ISIS failed to do with these saints.
The scene is a microcosm of what is to come as John the Revelator predicted that prior to Christ’s coming:
” … I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:4)
But the first part of the verse says: “I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge.” So in the end it will be the slain who will judge these executioners.
My Message To Muslims
So Muslim, go ahead, execute, slice and decapitate, for the time is coming when you will suffer eternally in hell while your ‘Nebi Muhammad’ (false prophet Muhammad) will stoop. As the Scriptures say: “Bel bows, Nebo stoops” (Isaiah 46:1). And bow he will from the fear of the Son of God. We fear not your blade, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28)
In other words, the thirty are in heaven while your souls will rot in hell. Come to our fortresses and see the wrath you will receive. In other words, go to hell.
Here, let me explain to you how it works, biblically. Your victories by the sword can only be announced when all Christians bow towards your idol image in Mecca which you Muslims will eventually destroy with your own hands. As long as Christians choose your scimitar blade over prostrating in submission towards your idol, the victory will always be for the slain and not the stupid butcher; we are the ones who submit to die for God while you only die for your pleasure and for booty. Indeed, you are slaves to yourselves. The devil thought he was victorious when the lamb of God, Christ, was slain, but the victory was Christ’s and ours. The devil fooled you to believe that Christ was not crucified and you thought yourselves to be smart by filling yourselves with pride saying “we will conquer … and we will dominate …”. Your pride comes from your Allah who is the devil disguised as God and the Magi, as you call them “Majus”, the Shiites shall destroy your idol in Mecca. It is written and so it will be.
You lost against these Ethiopian saints. The history of these Ethiopian Christians stems way before your heresiarch Muhammad. Ethiopian Christians stem from the 8th chapter of Acts is that Philip the Evangelist has been sent from Jerusalem by an angel of the Lord “…to go toward south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (v. 26) It is on this road that Philip meets the Ethiopian who “had come to Jerusalem and was returning home” (v.28-29). So Christianity in Ethiopia dates to the 1st century, way before your false prophet making Ethiopia unique amongst sub-Saharan African countries.
Today you show the killing of thirty, yet the Ethiopian Church has 40-45 million and is thus the largest of all Oriental Orthodox churches. There are also 13.7 million Protestants and half million Catholics who love Christ and are willing to die for Him.
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