Christians celebrate Holy War with Islamic State

Christians celebrate Holy War with Islamic State March 1, 2015

Death cult longs for Armageddon: Christians thank the Islamic State for committing atrocities against their fellow Christians, claiming the terror and blood shed is a sign of the final apocalypse.

Last month popular evangelist Franklin Graham, son of even more popular evangelist Billy Graham, electrified Christians by claiming that one day the Islamic State will bow to Jesus.

Graham wrote the following on a Facebook post that has been shared over 42,000 times and received close to 150,000 likes:

The evil of ISIS really shouldn’t shock us – it is fully in keeping with their ultimate agenda of hastening a final apocalypse. God’s Word tells us that there will be a final battle one day, but it will result in the defeat of Satan and all those allied with him.

One thing is for sure – one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The thought of a “final battle” where Christ is victorious and all non-Christians will be forced to bow “to the glory of God the Father” thrills Christians longing for revenge against their enemies and validation of their own silly religious superstitions.

Graham’s Facebook post was motivated by the news last month of the Islamic State’s despicable beheadings of 21 Coptic Christians. The reaction by the families of the victims is at once both alarming and explanatory: the families thanked the Islamic State for killing their loved ones.

Charisma News reports “The Inspiring Reason Families of Martyred Copts Are Thanking ISIS,” noting a relative of one of the murdered Christians had this to say:

ISIS helped us strengthen our faith.

Bo Gardiner, writing at Friendly Atheist, does a nice job of cataloging many alarming examples of the thousands of ecstatic replies on Graham’s Facebook page from Christians thrilled at the prospect of a Holy War with the Islamic State and the supposed return of Christ.

The fact that so many Christians rejoice in the slaughter of other Christians and celebrate the prospect of a Holy War with the Islamic State is perverse and alarming.

Dreams of the apocalypse is one of the worst and most dangerous aspects of Christianity. Many Christians desire to see this world and everything in it destroyed, and many now see the Islamic State as a partner in bringing about the destruction they long for.

The sad fact is many Christians would willingly sacrifice this world and everyone in it in the vain and futile hope of fulfilling their ignorant and empty religious superstition.

“Holy War” (via malteblom.deviantart.com)
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