Islamic State militants have reportedly executed 15 Christians who have been captured in villages in northeastern Syria since Monday.
A priest who has been feeding reports to Christian aid agencies around the world, including Aleteia partner Aid to the Church in Need, said today that a Christian Assyrian lawyer in the city of Hassakah told him that about 15 young Assyrians "are martyred. Many of them were fighting to defend and protect the villages and families."
Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana of CAPNI, the Christian Aid Program in Iraq, said that in the Christian village of Tel Hormizd: 14 fighters, two of whom were women, were killed. One of the women may have been beheaded, he said. Another 13 fighters from different villages were captured....
CORRECTION: In The 400s AD JERUSALEM Was A Triunitarian ORTHODOX (66-Booked) HOLY BIBLE Based SOLA-ESCRITURA CHRISTIAN City.
No Anti/Extra/Non/Un-Holy Western "POPES", "CARDINALS", ARCHBISHOPS, OR Highranking HERETICAL-HIERARCHIAL ROMAN-PAGAN-PRIESTS WEARING HEATHEN 'FISH-god-"Dagon"-'MITRED'-HATS Over-Lorded The "Bishops (Pastors-Elders-Presbyters-Etc.)" Of 'All (The Holy-Bible-Only-Based Christians) That [Were] In ROME, Beloved Of GOD, Called Saints [Believers, Elect, Chosen, Disciples & Etc.] *See Romans 1:7)
It Was The "Churches" In The WEST--Especially THE ROMAN-"CATHOLIC" Cultic PAGAN TEMPLES OF IDOLATRY In THE ROMAN EMPIRE--Who Fell Into HEATHEN-IDOLATRY-/-PAGAN-MARYOLATRY...
"About 405 A.D. Images Of Saints And Martyrs Began To Appear In The [Western] Churches, Adored, Worshipped. The Adoration Of The Virgin Mary Was Substituted For The Worship Of Venus And Diana (Hurlbut, JL. The Story Of The Christian Church. Zondervan, 1967, p62)."
Even The "Sign Of The Cross" Of Heretical Western Roman-"Churches" Contradicted The Bible-Based Eastern Churches !
The Reason Why MOHAMMEDANISM Was Able To "gain a foothold and spread" Was, As ALBERTO RIVERA Said: BECAUSE THE SATANIC~VATICAN SUBSIDIZED-FINANCED-BACKED IT...
Listen To This wrote: Correction: It Was The Church[es] In The WEST; Especially The Roman-"Catholic" Cultic PAGAN TEMPLES OF IDOLATRY...
The heresy promoted by Arius of Alexander spread throughout Christendom, the error that Jesus was not equal to the Father. This so weakened the Churches of the East, that Mohammedism was able to gain a foothold and spread. Arianism spread throughout N Africa, the Mideast and N Europe. Surrounded by warlike heretics, Rome remained faithful during those difficult years.
Listen To This wrote: "What I'm Going To Tell You Is What I Learned In Secret Briefings In The Vatican When I Was A Jesuit Priest, Under Oath And Induction. A Jesuit Cardinal named AUGUSTINE BEA Showed Us How Desperately The Roman Catholics Wanted JERUSALEM At The End Of The Third Century (400s AD). Because Of Its Religious History And Its Strategic Location, THE HOLY CITY Was Considered A Priceless Treasure. A Scheme Had To Be Developepd To Make JERUSALEM A Roman Catholic City. The Great Untapped Source Of Manpower That Could Do This Job Was The Children Of ISHMAEL.
Oy vey, Where do I start with you? In the 400s Jerusalem was a Christian City under the Bishop of Jerusalem. The Arabs were Christian and the churches of the East were far larger than those of the West. The Bishop of Rome at the time didnt have the means to accomplish such a plan, Rome barely could save herself as she was sacked in the 400s by the nontrintarian 'Christian' Visigoths. Thats right you N Euro people here, your ancestors were likely pagan or non trinitarian barbarians. It wasnt until 700ishAD did Visigoths realize the Nicene form of Christianity was correct.
While Churches in the East fell into heresy, Rome was preserved to spread the GOSPEL
"What I'm Going To Tell You Is What I Learned In Secret Briefings In The Vatican When I Was A Jesuit Priest, Under Oath And Induction.
A Jesuit Cardinal named AUGUSTINE BEA Showed Us How Desperately The Roman Catholics Wanted JERUSALEM At The End Of The Third Century (400s AD).
Because Of Its Religious History And Its Strategic Location, THE HOLY CITY Was Considered A Priceless Treasure.
A Scheme Had To Be Developepd To Make JERUSALEM A Roman Catholic City.
The Great Untapped Source Of Manpower That Could Do This Job Was The Children Of ISHMAEL.
The Poor ARABS Fell Victim To One Of The MOST CLEVER PLANS DEVISED BY THE POWERS OF DARKNESS.
Early Christians Went Everywhere With The Gospel Setting Up Small Churches, But They Met Heavy Opposition.
Both THE JEWS And THE ROMAN GOVERNMENT Persecuted THE BELIEVERS IN CHRIST To Stop Their Spread.
But THE JEWS Rebelled Against ROME, And In 70 AD, ROMAN Armies Under GENERAL TITUS Smashed JERUSALEM And Destroyed THE GREAT JEWISH TEMPLE Which Was The Heart Of JEWISH Worship...In Fulfillment Of CHRIST'S Prophecy In MATTHEW 24:2.
On This HOLY PLACE Today Where THE (JEWISH) TEMPLE Once Stood, The DOME OF THE ROCK Mosque Stands As ISLAM'S SECOND MOST HOLY PLACE."--Alberto Rivera
Don't That ISIS Flag Look Just Like A VIETNAM-VET BLACK-&-WHITE POW-MIA Flag ?
Or, How About A REVERSED BLACK-&-WHITE SKULL-&-BONES "JOLLY ROGER" OF THE OLD SATANIC~VATICAN "JESUIT"-FLAG; FLOWN AT THE MASTS OF THE OLD GALLIONS OF THE SPANISH ARMADA: WHO WANTED TO INVADE PROTESTANT ENGLAND IN 1588 A.D. (BUT MISERABLY FAILED) ?
Former Highranking Spanish "Jesuit" Priest--ALBERTO RIVERA-ROMERO--Of The Satanic~Vatican Was RIGHT ON TARGET Back In The 1970s-'90s; When He Warned The Whole World--Especially The Whole Biblical-Literalist Christian World--That The Satanic~Vatican "JESUITS" Were Behind A PLAN-/-PLOT-/-CONSPIRACY, With THE SAUDI-ARABIAN MONARCHY, To Created A "3rd WORLD WAR":
Via A Revival Of The Old "Islamic"-Caliphate To CONQUER & RECAPTURE THE CITY OF *JERUSALEM* (From "JEWISH"-'ISRAELI' HANDS-/-'OCCUPATION') For "ISLAM" & ROMAN-"CATHOLICISM":
EVENTUALLY, GIVING THE SATANIC~VATICAN & IT'S "POPE" CONTROL OVER "TEMPLE-MOUNT"; WHEREBY THE "POPE" WILL SET UP A STATUE OF THE "SHROUD OF TURIN'S" IMAGE OF "CHRIST", TO BE PLACED IN THE MIDST OF "THE HOLIES OF HOLIES", IN THE REBUILT "JEWISH"-TEMPLE AT JERUSALEM:
DEMANDING UNIVERSAL WORSHIP OF THE TALKING " 'SHROUD-OF-TURIN' IMAGE OF 'CHRIST' " BY ALL ROMAN-"CATHOLICS" & NON-ROMAN-"CATHOLICS": UNDER PAIN OF DEATH !
Jim Lincoln wrote: Baby-face Bush sat on his hands when he didn't support Freedom of Religion in Iraq. Published over three years ago, but still true today, [URL=http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1011/glick101111.php3?printer_friendly]]]The forgotten Christians of the East[/URL].
Sorry, nothing in the link about Bush. Who's in charge the past 6 years, anyway? Your concern seems thin.
For your enlightenment-The Iraqi constitution has freedom of religion in it. From Iraq's Permanent Constitution, (March 2006, posted by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom)
"This Constitution guarantees the Islamic identity of the majority of the Iraqi people and guarantees the full religious rights to freedom of religious belief and practice of all individuals such as Christians, Yazidis, and Mandean Sabeans"
But like your Caesar, theirs doesn't care what it says, so Christians are persecuted. Keep trying.
I just commented on this on the Franklin thread. Right Johng and Jessica. We were asked by a group that were over there who decided to stay rather than leave. They asked for prayers from everyone that the e- mails with pictures of some of these children being with the isis people..some already dead. They want us to cover them with our prayers. Let us set aside our differences and cover these people with our prayers. Jim, forget the past. It doesn't help to look at what's been done other than learn from our mistakes and right the wrong that's been done which I really don't see happening.
I used to attend Bible Studies and Prayer Groups at a Baptist Church years ago and would listen to the testimonies of the elderly people. One person stated that they remembered many years previous, when any members were ill, that the pews would fill with believers praying for their brothers and sisters in need. She mourned as we looked out at the empty pews in the old church while an elder member was gravely ill.
May our prayers go up as a sweet incense unto God our Father through our Lord Jesus Christ on behalf of our brothers and sisters...
[URL=http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+12%3A1-19&version=ESV]]] Acts 12:1-19 English Standard Version (ESV)[/URL]
Baby-face Bush sat on his hands when he didn't support Freedom of Religion in Iraq. Published over three years ago, but still true today, [URL=http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1011/glick101111.php3?printer_friendly]]]The forgotten Christians of the East[/URL].