By Theodore Shoebat
By Theodore Shoebat
A new video just came out showing a mass beheading session. Shoebat.com has not yet found the location, but according to the poster of the video it is most likely in Syria:
People doubt Cortez and the Conquistadors, that the Aztecs sacrificed thousands within days, but seeing this savagery, we now witness the very things that they saw with their own eyes.
This is part of Islam, as the Koran says,
The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter (Koran 5:33)
I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off. (8:12)
The Scripture says to pray “for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” (1 Timothy 2:2) tell me, reader, how can the Christians of these lands live quite and peaceably with such savages roaming about their midst? They cannot. And so where are you, kings and rulers? Where are the righteous kings who “are not a terror to good works, but to evil” and who “does not bear the sword in vain” (Romans 13:3-4)? When will such righteous rulers arise to slay these evildoers?
When will this generation have a pious and righteous emperor, a Constantine, a Theodosius, a Justinian, who will not be afraid, who will not hesitate, to gives these evil devils their just dues?
Read the words of Solomon when he wrote that “A wise king sifts out the wicked, and brings the threshing wheel over them” (Proverbs 20:26), and tell me that it is unbiblical for rulers to take away the lives of these callous heathens!
A pious and righteous ruler must seize these wicked people and say with the holy Samuel, “As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women” (1 Samuel 15:33) before hacking to pieces as this prophet did unto this tyrant. Let the righteous king stand before these pagans, and say with the holy Gideon, “They were my brothers, the sons of my mother. As the Lord lives, if you had let them live, I would not kill you.” (Judges 8:19) And let the pious sovereign strike these Zeebahs and Zalmunnas and take “the crescent ornaments that were on their camels’ necks.” (Judges 8:21)
Let their idols be destroyed, and let their temples be sacked, let the helpless be defended and the Church kept intact, in the midst of this holy war. We will soon have Christendom, and Christ will be our General and our Emperor, and will praise him with prose such as:
he pursued the wicked and sought them out, and them that troubled his people he burnt with fire: And his enemies were driven away for fear of him, and all the workers of iniquity were troubled: and salvation prospered in his hand. And he grieved many kings, and made Jacob glad with his works, and his memory is blessed for ever. And he went through the cities of Juda, and destroyed the wicked out of them, and turned away wrath from Israel. And he was renowned even to the utmost part of the earth, and he gathered them that were perishing. (1 Maccabees 3:5-9)
St. Paul, the holy Apostle, tells us, “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” (Romans 12:18) Notice that he says, “If it is possible,” meaning that there are times when peace is not option. But, because peace must always be in our will, for as the blessed Augustine said, “The will must want peace, only necessity should bring war”, then even when the Christian knight strikes, he does so with charity. He approached the enemy and says with Christ,
My soul has dwelt too long
With one who hates peace.
I am for peace;
But when I speak, they are for war. (Psalm 12:6-7)
The true peace of Holy War is not that superficial peace that we hear about so much today; it is not the peace of Antiochus who spoke “peaceable words in deceit” (1 Maccabees 1:31); it is the peace of the prophet Jeremiah who, from high Heaven gave to Judas Maccabeus “this holy sword a gift from God, wherewith thou shalt overthrow the adversaries of my people Israel.” (2 Maccabees 15:16) It is the sword that establishes the true peace, not vain compromises and empty claims of “love” and “dialogue.”
The modern mind says, “how is this peace?” It is peace because it destroys those who are to peace. Holy war unleashes the sword, destroys false peace and brings true peace. The Holy One said, “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” (Matthew 5:9) And who will deny that in many occasions peace is established through combat? Therefore, those righteous soldiers to bring peace by using force and arms against a tyrannical and persecuting enemy, “shall be called children of God.” It is this false peace that David spoke of when he wrote:
Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies;
Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause.
For they do not speak peace,
But they devise deceitful matters
Against the quiet ones in the land. (Psalm 35:19-20)
There is the mercy of the just, and there is the mercy of the deceptive, who desire mercy on wicked people who deserve none. In one passage David urges God to show no mercy to evil transgressors:
You therefore, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Awake to punish all the nations;
Do not be merciful to any wicked transgressors. (Psalm 59:5)
When the righteous ruler slaughters the wicked, and decrees that they are to punished, it is not just him that does the action, but Christ working through him. The Lord says, “By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.” (Proverbs 8:15) Thus when the king unsheathes the sword of justice, it is Christ using him as an instrument of His holy justice and wrath, and anyone who resists “resisteth the ordinance of God.” (Romans 13:2) This is what St. Augustine said when he praised the Christian emperors’ persecution of the Donatist heretics, saying
The emperors command this, and it is what Christ also commands, because, when they command what is good, Christ gives the command through them. (Augustine, letter 105)
So when will a Christian ruler rise up and work with His King, Christ, in administering justice; when will the kings of the earth become “partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4) and partake in the justice of God? Soon will kings arise to be as that king of whom Christ spoke, “sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers, and burnt their city.” (Matthew 22:7) They will arise to fight the Antichrist and his wicked armies.
The Lord “will raise against him Seven shepherds and eight princely men” (Micah 5:5) and And “the galleys and the Romans shall come upon him” (Daniel 11:30). These are the nations of Christendom, which will revive in the near future, to destroy these evildoers who slaughter the flock. A great restoration will arise, and it will be unlike anything we have ever seen; it will be the restoration of Christendom, the unsheathing of St. Peter’s sword, and final retribution unleashed on the sons of Belial.
The Scriptures say that St. Paul “was permitted to dwell by himself with the soldier who guarded him” (Acts 28:16), and where are the soldiers who will protect the churches from these sanguinary barbarians? Arise, O emperors! Arise and strike these evildoers so “that we may lead a quiet and a peaceable life in all piety and chastity.” (1 Timothy 2:2)