No matter what we may chose to believe about the ongoing slaughter of innocent lives by ISIS terrorists, the fact that we are witnessing religiously motivated attacks is incontrovertible. The cruelest of the evidence of this fact is that in addition to burning Christian churches, and beheading captives who refuse to renounce their Christian faith; ISIS is increasingly resorting to crucifixion as a means of inflicting tortuous death on its victims. The significance of this practice is obvious. The Koran does not prescribe crucifixion, but beheading as the means of killing infidels. Why would virulent adherents to Shariah law deliberately do something totally outside their own code? The only plausible answer is that they wish to inflict upon Christians the method of death that our Lord endured as a way of mocking His power to deliver us. This is not a new idea. The Roman Emperor Nero did the same thing.
What the darkened hearts and blinded minds of these self proclaimed inquisitors fails to recognize is that by killing believers (no matter the method) they do not end their lives but release them into eternal peace and glory. How ironic and yet sad that these poor ignorant fools cannot see that in striving for heaven by their perverted religious fervor, they with one action assure to their victims the heaven they desire for themselves, and simultaneously add to their own eventual eternal torment.
My heart aches for my brothers and sisters who are being slaughtered so cruelly while the leader of the most powerful nation on earth still refuses to acknowledge the true nature of the war that has been declared not just on Christians, but all of civilization itself. President Obama says that hundreds of dead and injured in Paris is a “setback.” The words Islamic terrorist or radical Islam still cannot be forced across his lips.
Just as the torture by terrorists cannot overcome God’s eternal Power and salvation, President Obama’s refusal to admit the obvious does not change reality. The world is at war. Only a world resolute on the complete destruction of the enemy can effectively deal with that reality.