The Islamic State Can’t Stop Christ So They Destroy Those Who Reflect His Image
They hate the Image reflected in the mirrors.
But even they,
with their knives and guns and bombs,
and their crucifixions and abductions,
and their rape and enslavement,
and their marking of houses with threats, forcing thousands to flee,
are powerless to stop Christ and His Kingdom.
Their threat mark literally has multiplied across the face of the earth as Christians and others, including sympathetic Muslims, wear pins and t-shirts and mark their social media with the ن (N) for “Nazarene,” the epithet meant to insult the indigenous Christian Assyrians. Little did the Islamic State know that they were marking the Christians with the very imprimatur of the Kingdom that one day will ensure that their Caliphate is obliterated.
They can’t stop Christ, but they are smashing the mirrors that reflect His image.
This was how Father Douglas Bazi (Doglas Yousef Al Bazi) explained what is being done to the Assyrian Christians by the Islamic State. (“Do not call it ‘ISIS’ or ‘ISIL’” he instructed. They are an Islamic STATE, following Shari’a and the Koran “word for word.”)
Speaking at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, DC on May 10, Bazi, a Chaldean Catholic priest, said that the Church of the East was a Church of martyrs, a Church of the blood of martyrs. “There is more blood than there is oil in the Middle East,” he declared, “but no one cares about our blood.” Bazi would know. He takes care of thousands of Iraqi Christians that the rest of the world seems to have forgotten even as it welcomes others who claim to be fleeing the violence in Syria.
Martyrdom has been the way of life for Christians in the Middle East for 2000 years. Bazi explained that the Church of the East has always been between two fires.
Sorry Father Bazi; Washington DC and declining mainline churches are ‘off the rails’ at the moment. We’re pre-occupied/distracted with gender identity and sexual preference issues, and ‘fundamentally transforming America.’ God willing, after November, things might change.