The Islamic extremists then publicly raped the women, who continued to pray during the ordeal, leading the ISIS militants to beat them all the more furiously.As the two women and the six men knelt before they were beheaded, they were all praying.The Syrian ministry workers in those villages chose to stay in order to provide aid in the name of Christ to survivors.“I asked them to leave, but I gave them the freedom to choose,” said the ministry director, his voice tremulous as he recalled their horrific deaths.The Christians said they would never renounce Christ.The 41-year-old team leader, his young son and two ministry members in their 20s were questioned at one village site where ISIS militants had summoned a crowd.
What God-consciousness do they possess which we have not?
Their eschatological mission transcended race, religion, sex and social status: their loyalty to Christ made them love their enemies, seeking the image of God in the ravaged faces of hate.
Eight other ministry team members, including two women, were taken to another site in the village that day (Aug.
What father’s agony can bear being forced to renounce his Saviour in order to spare his son?
They are not infidels, but saints, sanctified by the Blood of the Lamb, made holy by being in Christ, the sanctifier.