12 Christians Brutally Executed By ISIS Refused to Renounce Name of Christ, Died Praying, Reciting Lord’s Prayer

The Gospel Herald (hat tip: Jihad Watch):

Twelve Christians have been brutally executed by the Islamic State, including the 12-year-old son of a Syrian ministry team leader who had planted nine churches, because they refused to renounce the name of Jesus Christ and embrace Islam. The martyrs were faithful to the very end; right before one woman was beheaded by the terror group, she appeared to be smiling slightly as she said, “Jesus!”

According to Christian Aid Mission, a humanitarian group which assists indigenous Christian workers in their native countries, the horrific murders took place on August 28 in an unnamed village outside Aleppo, Syria.

In front of the team leader and relatives in the crowd, the Islamic extremists cut off the fingertips of the boy and severely beat him, telling his father they would stop the torture only if he, the father, returned to Islam,” Christian Aid revealed, according to a report from Morning Star News. “When the team leader refused, relatives said, the ISIS militants also tortured and beat him and the two other ministry workers. The three men and the boy then met their deaths in crucifixion.

They were killed for refusing to return to Islam after embracing Christianity, as were the other eight aid workers, including two women, according to Christian Aid. The eight were taken to a separate site in the village and asked if they would return to Islam. However, after they refused to renounce Christ, the women, ages 29 and 33, were raped before the crowd summoned to watch, and then all eight were beheaded,,,

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  1. The extra twist, in this story, is that *these* Christians were not ‘ancestral’ Christians.

    These twelve people were *converts* to Christianity. They were apostates from Islam; new believers.

    They were people who had left Islam and embraced Jesus.

    And they died with transcendental courage, faithful to the end, refusing to go back to the spiritual slavery that is Islam.

    They died as free human beings and as Christian martyrs and confessors.

    They endured torture and humiliation and *rape* rather than renounce Christ.

    Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine
    et lux perpetua luceat eis.

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