Post by another woman: This article is pointless. Absolutely besides the point. I don't doubt that it is happening and that much worse is happening. We don't need pictures as proof. Just like we don't need pictures of the women and children being raped. These people are monsters and need to be stopped at all cost.
My post in response to her post: I think it is not pointless at all. It speaks to a very large lacking. I just looked up Joe Carter. He is one of ours. Straight out of the Southern Baptist Convention, and full of arrogance and pride, refusing redirection from a host of believers. He is young enough to be my son... and I can tell you, I have raised a passel of sons... I need the contact number of his mother. I need to speak with her in order that we might go before the Father on behalf of Joe concerning his stiff neck. In raising sons, and in my own experience, I am familiar with the repercussions of a stiff neck before the Father. I think he had best stay out of bodies of water which are large enough for a great fish to call home.
A post from a man: I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
My post in response: Now there is truth, irrefutable truth, and comfort for those who mourn the loss of their loved ones. You know it is not the beheaded children or adults which we should be mourning with. They stepped out into eternity and the welcoming arms of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit and the mighty hosts of heaven welcomed them home. It is their surviving and suffering loved ones who live on trying to survive and wondering why the world has seemingly forgotten or ignored them. We waited far too long before we sent the power of the United States military to protect them. Did you know that in 2003 when the United States military first invaded Iraq that the Christian church was still surviving since God forced Noah to return to Nineveh and preach to them repentance and the love of God for them, as he grumbled to God that they were not worth it. They numbered around 3 million, and Saddam Hussein provided them protection as they are a hard working people who provided many tax dollars, since they were taxed at a much higher rate. Most of them were astounded that some American Soldiers were wearing cross necklaces, the symbol of Christianity. They did not know that Christians existed any where in the world except for Iraq. The only jewelry our military is allowed to wear is wedding rings and religious symbols. Evidently this small body of believers has received very little support from the church at large.
My Next Response: Those surviving are living with horrors and heartbreak they have endured for their faith. My husband and I run a small retreat on our ranch in Texas for the support of military and their families, and a Soldier who has overcome by the grace of God crippling PTSD was broken hearted and experiencing feelings of guilt at not "finishing the job we went there to do." Of course I told him that never at any time was it in his control what the US Military would be ordered to do. Can you imagine the chains of depression and grief which must be entangling the hearts of these gentle Christians.
My next post: The numbers of the Christians of Iraq now are estimated to be around 200,000.