Recently we have noticed a growing trend that disturbing to us. The news lately has wrenched our heart and souls. we’ve spent countless hours in prayer and tears over the slaughter in the Middle East. The persecution of our brethren in not so distant lands has disturbed us all. But there is a growing trend that’s very troubling. Not to say that people can’t defend themselves against terror or evil that is encompassing the world. With that said, we can’t stoop to levels that represent the very evil that is coming against us. We have all seen the campaign by demonic entities to present themselves as honorable warriors for their god. But to take on the very protocol that they are doing is not honorable.
We have witnessed first hand even Christian sites encouraging and even supporting mercenaries to travel to these lands to fight and kill these evil entities. I call them entities because they and their actions are not human. Are we to resort to inhuman activities as well? Are we not to be separate from this? Are we not to shine a light into the darkness and lead all to Christ? Why not support life saving aid missions that are actually making a difference for those fleeing persecution and slaughter? We have all seen the governmental aid that has been intercepted by ISIS, why are we not demanding accountability from our governments for this aid? Why are we not demanding accountability from our governments who fund and aid in the billions to countries who abuse not only basic human fundamental rights, but the rights of all to have freedom?
Recently there have also been many glamorizing this fight. We applaud any country who makes a stand for freedom, but to glamorize killing in anyway goes against every principal we stand for. We not only advocate for Christians who are persecuted but for everyone oppressed, everyone who doesn’t have a voice or means to rise up and confront evil. We can not condone radicalization in any way, means or form. Recently the movement calling women to join the fight against ISIS is also disturbing. Photos and videos glamorized with women in full makeup looking more like beauty queens than soliders. Not only are they disgusting, they are inciting evil to conquer and kill these women. Another woman was captured recently by ISIS and beheaded. This is not glam, it’s not honorable but neither is the call to join militias to kill in the name of God.
Jesus’ words, “there is coming a time when they will kill you thinking they are doing a service to God”, which not only applies to this inhuman evil, but to us as well. This ideology is dangerous, dark and false. So are we to participate in it? No. This is why we can not and will not be a part of this in any way. Think long and hard before you condone or become complicit in these types of activities. We have prayed long and hard about this, and this is what the Holy Spirit lays on our hearts.
“How far do you go to stop evil, before you are also evil?”
Pray for Knowledge, Wisdom, and Guidance, pray for our brethren and all innocent and lost souls in the world facing evil. Pray for God’s mercy. Pray for world leaders to turn to God and use righteous judgements and actions. Pray for the world to turn to Faith instead of fear. Pray for God’s almighty hand of judgement and protection.