Muslims Butcher 28 Christians While Thousands Of Christians Gather Together Declaring They Will Never Be Conquered By Islam’s Satanic Religion

By Walid Shoebat

Christian Copts are the most stubborn Christians on earth. You will never find a Coptic Christian convert to Islam under duress. So how did the Christians of Egypt react when Muslim terrorists attacked a bus full of Christians killing twenty eight Christians traveling on the road to the St. Samuel Monastery in the Minya? In the Middle East and from ancient times, in a wedding they make this sound they call “Zaghareet” (Ululation):

Of course, the bodies are brought into the church at the sounds of women making these very sounds while mothers wail and the priests sing with joy. The Martyrs brought in the church then the procession is a joyous one. Copts show Muslims that their martyrs are in a wedding of a different type than Muslims having weddings with virgins with carnal joys. Here is how they present the bride of Christ:

And of course, the funeral for the Christian martyrs presenting them to Christ:

While some in the West might see these scenes as foreign to them, I remind; being made in God’s image and likeness means that we have within ourselves the creative nature of God. Copts bow to the martyrs. They make icons of them.

Yet I have people comment that icons and bowing are acts of worship.

I chuckle at such statements from people who are oblivious to the Bible. God creates, so we create and is why God required the Israelites to make 3-d icons of angels on the Ark and even Joshua bowed face down towards it:

Joshua and the elders of Israel tore their clothing in dismay, threw dust on their heads, and bowed face down to the ground before the Ark of the LORD until evening (Joshua 7:6).

If bowing was worship, why then when two angels approach Lot in the gateway of the city of Sodom, Lot sees them and he “bowed with his face to the ground.”

No objection from the angel. Why? Because you are supposed to bow.

“When Abigal saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed down before David with her face to the ground. She fell at his feet.”

And I ask; did Lot get rebuke from the angels? Did David rebuke Abigal?

NEVER.

“Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown” (Numbers 22:31).

No rebuke.

I can show several examples.

There are even verses that speak of human statues and God ordered it (hint, its in Ezekiel’s temple).

This alone blows away all what the scoffers say. Every day I read poorly written comments and its sad.

But will these people heed? I guess not. Why? Because perhaps they are tares. A tare thinks its wheat. Us saying this diminishes our donations, but who cares.

People kiss the hand of the priest and the priest washed my feet.

Is that an act of worship? No.

“May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you.” (Gen 27:29)

There are a ton of verses that debunk these claims:

“The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, ‘The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha.’ And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.”

“When Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah, the king stood up to meet her, bowed down to her and sat down on his throne.”

So what say the tare? Are these so westernized that they lost the postures of respect, honor and duty?

Did they forget “blessed are the meek and humble at heart”?

The issue is not scripture, the issue is the lack of desire to search the scripture.

So likewise, all of these martyrs are icons of Christ, just like all of the martyrs of old who were depicted in Christendom’s paintings.

St. Paul behing beheaded

St. Paul behing beheaded

St. Peter being crucified upside down

St. Peter being crucified upside down

A martyr being cut to death by pagans

A martyr being cut to death by pagans

Statue of St. Paul's beheading

Statue of St. Paul’s beheading

But in the West many object to having icons of martyrs. Where are the statues of the martyrs, where are the paintings of their contests, over which they conquered and for which they received their crowns of glory?

EVERYONE HAS ICONS. Why do we have statues of presidents, politicians, feminists and explorers, yet we do not dare inundate the society with the images that would reminds us of the most important thing? that is, the realization that we are not here for ourselves, that our “bodies are members of Christ” (1 Corinthians 6:15), that “you are not your own” (1 Corinthians 6:19), that we are given a destiny that breaks through the physical, the beautiful purpose to stand in the midst of this capricious world, as a beacon of order, as an exemplifier of harmony, as a living candle that shines with the unseen light that repulses the infernal spirits naked to the eye, and pulls in those whose souls are parched by the waves of the watery abyss, into the bright rays of the Holy Cross, so that we can say with the Gospel, “people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.” (Matthew 4:16) It is that sublime purpose, to be an icon.

As icons, we fight the idols by creating beautiful art, art that teaches the Faith through wonder and majesty. Look to the Church, and you will see beautiful paintings and images of Crosses. Oh, how the devil’s hate such art, because they — with their immaculate imagery — instill in us a sense of Christian identity, and constantly remind us that we are in Christ, and are not to be dictated by the trends of this world. This is why the wicked and evil atheists and Muslims are always pushing for governments to censor any sort of Christian imagery and expression. They want us to be devoid of icons, to forget our hope, and to place our faith in idolatry of the self. I have heard people say that crosses, church bells, Christian paintings and statues, are idols.

But the hatred against the icons is the real idolatry. For to make a society devoid of Christian imagery, is to enable the enemy to replace the icons with true idols, with the worship of celebrities, of buildings, of politicians, of false prophets. Man, by his very nature, venerates. Take away the icons and he will venerate himself, he will venerate other men, he will venerate Mammon, he will venerate the devil. But restore the holy icons and you will see Christendom revive. The icons will be everywhere, and even the least religious person will see it and feel within himself a small measure of awe, enough to compel him to express his gratitude to the One Who died for Him. Embellish the earth with holy icons, and man will be reminded of what is sacred, man will come to contemplation, and with contemplation comes wonder and inspiration, and from this does the person know that he is but an icon himself, a window into Heaven, who is to shine so brightly that men will worship their Father in Heaven.

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  • Lidia

    Hi Walid, can you open the comment section to all the people of Egypt? I would like to hear their views on what is going on. I don’t have Facebook.

    • Why is it closed in Egypt Lidia? I thought my falafel stand is for all peoples. The sign says come to me all you hunger and you will hunger even more.

  • Doc

    QUOTING: But restore the holy icons and you will see Christendom revive. The icons will be everywhere, and even the least religious person will see it and feel within himself a small measure of awe, enough to compel him to express his gratitude to the One Who died for Him. Embellish the earth with holy icons, and man will be reminded of what is sacred, man will come to contemplation, and with contemplation comes wonder and inspiration, and from this does the person know that he is but an icon himself, a window into Heaven, who is to shine so brightly that men will worship their Father in Heaven.

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    I agree with this premise that physical, visual reminders of Christendom will cause people to at least contemplate the Holy versus their everyday walk of life. I am thinking of framing a picture of at least the face on the Shroud of Turin and hanging it in my den, since that is the actual Face of Jesus and not a representation.

    What is difficult, however, is overcoming a lifetime of being taught, for example, that shrines to the Virgin Mary in backyards are the modern equivalent of the ancient Asherim (Asherah poles), and that is a major hurdle.

    • Holy Mary Mother of God, Doc is that you? What happened to you face? Have you been sainted?

      • Doc

        If you watch a very bad movie called “Zardoz” the bad guys used a spaceship shaped like an angry stone head to frighten their victims. I just thought everyone needs an angry stone head to frighten them every now and again. LOL.

        • Kevin Nicholson

          1st “R” rated movie that I snuck into…was weird seeing “James Bond” age at the end.

          NWO man is god went over my head at 14 yrs old though.

          • Grandmere

            OMG! You guys saw that too? We need help!

          • Kevin Nicholson

            My dad busted me in 1974…never saw it again! : )

        • Julie LaBrecque

          I was going to tell you to get a refund on that facelift!

    • Marie Halligan

      Yes,I love the fact that Ireland has so many Holy Shrines and statues.We have a statue of Our Lady on the hill across from my house and she reminds me of what’s important.My favourite is the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in the village where most of my deceased family are buried,it’s absolutely beautiful and I always say a prayer when I go there!

  • I will be glad to sit under and serve the Coptic martyrs in Christ’s kingdom when He comes again. They are more worthy than I to carry even a pail of water for them.

    They show us what being true Christians is all about.

    • Oh look. It’s not just Muslims who behead Christians. The damned Mexican drug cartels are beheading Mexicans.

      http://m.jpost.com/app/article/494024

      So many people focus on islam and forgets the multiple face of evil. Those folks have been conditioned to hate what Islam does and shrugs when Mexican drug cartels brutalize human beings far worse than Islam.

      • Marie Halligan

        Yes,evil is evil no matter what the motivation.

  • CTyank

    “Man, by his very nature, venerates. Take away the icons and he will venerate himself, he will venerate other men, he will venerate Mammon, he will venerate the devil.”

    Few words, infinite truth.

  • Brick

    Truly an amazing and powerful people in Christ.

  • So will you bow for an icon of Mary Patricia?

  • technician,

    I should not have doubted thy heart. You might be that good Samaritan I have been looking for all these years.

    • Grandmere

      He’s a keeper, Captain.

      • He seems like it. Lets see how he does when the devil sends him his minions.

  • Стефан Евгений

    Darkness can never overcome the uncreated light of our God. We never gave up hope there would be a Pascha out of season.

    A new church was consecrated in Moscow the other day. the Monastery was a rallying point for Christians to expel the Muslim invaders in the 13th century. We do what we have always done. Turn to the Mother of God,and she heard us.
    https://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/sretmon.htm

    This is taken from the monastery’s website.

    The Sretensky monastery was closed at the end of 1925. During 1928-1930 most of the churches and edifices of the monastery, including the church of Mary of Egypt, the church of St. Nicholas, the Holy Gates with the belfry and the abbot’s cloister were destroyed. Soon the hall of residence of NKVD (the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs) commanders was set there. On the territory of the monastery which adjoined the edifices of the central ‘Cheka’ (‘Committee Extraordinary’, the predecessor of the KGB)shootings were held. This piece of land is literally soaked through with the blood of thousands of the New Martyrs of the terrible epoch.

    Here is a Russian movie of what went on there. Caution!!! viewing this it has the same killing ways the Germans did, they striped them and shot them and sold the clothing.

    This is what the darkness can’t stand Christ has Won, and this Wonderful church built to glorify Christ’s Resurrection and the New Martyrs of Russia.
    Here is the consecration, and I did my best to find it without the long never ending commentary. That is a Russian TV thing I can’t stand!

    • Thanks for this.

    • Tom_mcewen

      I went on a pilgrimage today to a church built in 1234AD where Mary had appeared to member of the Royal household and asked a church to be build in the matter the Juan Diego was asked. It was recorded that all of Prague would go, it is 60 km from Prague and the King Vacslav II once walked there in his bare feet for a penance. The communists made into a labour camps, the town striped the church and hid the fitting for 40 years and in procession return them after the fall, like all architecture without maintenance for 40 years it was a dog’s breakfast. Many people saw their neighbors from Prague there, never knowing they also believed in God, like I have said we are a private people. The church has been restored by 20 years of labour to once more be a pilgrimage of over 700 years. Sv Dobrotiva-Zajecov. The Russians are running we are just using our fingertips to drag ourselves forward mm by mm.

      • Стефан Евгений

        There is a shortage of churches, Our village church was carted off to an architecture museum in the Soviet period. I know of people who took parts of churches and hid them all these long years. Then out of the blue, people started showing up at reopened churches with things like the Royal Gates.

        I think why the Russians are running is they know the time is short.

        • Tom_mcewen

          There are very high prices of wooden statues and articles placed in the churches. The workmen do things like steal an angel from the south side and the west side, so it will not be noticed immediately. We have statues that we’re carved in the 14th century disappear. Even the wooden roses mounted in the woodwork disappear. The government goes insane and are hunting the people with a madness for cultural crimes. East Germany was always bankrupt and they sold their cultural treasures west, plus robbed the people of any treasures. I almost vomit when I see art being destroyed and the communists destroyed massive centuries of wonderful Orthodox art.

  • Raph Sebastian

    This is their last act before their month of fasting begins. They are not allowed to wage war, seemingly, during “holy months”. This could well be their last attack for a month.

    • Стефан Евгений

      But they always find a loophole? I was in London during ram -adama -ding -dong; daytime quiet and peaceful, at night sounds of killing a cat.

      • Cuzick

        Wait… did you just diss the religion of peace?

        • Стефан Евгений

          Yes I did!

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Have you the 3-d of it?

    • Стефан Евгений

      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/45/55/14/455514230add3ab64788e113a4171912.jpg
      Here is the face on the shroud without all the distortions.

      • Marie Halligan

        Thank you for that,it’s amazing! The eyes are kind but sort of sad and look straight into you!

        • Стефан Евгений

          what strikes me is how close the face is to soft style Russian Icons

      • mspip

        this may be a good likeness.

        • Стефан Евгений

          here is how it came to be mspip.

  • James Lawson

    The only thing Religion is good for is tearing men apart. Spirituality thru YhWh/Yahushua brings them together. We are getting soooooo close. I can literally feel the pouring out of the Holy Spirit! Soon, all of the tares will be in the field to themselves.

    • Cuzick

      ” I can literally feel the pouring out of the Holy Spirit! Soon, all of the tares will be in the field to themselves. ”

      What is the foundation for your comment ?

  • richinnameonly

    Your comments on misplaced idolatry and veneration are spot on. Idolatry in sports, entertainment, intellectualism or politics are fine today. Just as long as we don’t display Jesus, Mary or saints. Crazy, but we shouldn’t be surprised by this environment.

  • Marie Halligan

    The Egyptian Christians have it so much worse than we do and they never give in! They are an inspiration and it’s wonderful that they honour their martyrs the way they do! God bless them all!

  • Booklet theology.

  • Anthony Palo

    The resilience of our Coptic Christians brothers and sisters is inspiring! as for the icons, I have always been at awe at art in the Churches and religious art, I feel wonder and beauty from it thinking “how can this be done through mere human hands?”, I truly feel God’s hand through human works, Truly God gives us the talent and skill to create, and those works that are created to praise and glorify Him are the ones that transcends and stand the test of time.

    Thank you for writing this, very timely in light of the apostasy and attack on God’s Church.will definitely keep this in mind during discussions.