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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #450 on: April 20, 2015, 06:31:04 PM »
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #451 on: April 20, 2015, 09:29:59 PM »
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And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held.

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #452 on: April 20, 2015, 09:51:31 PM »
The 29 minute video went into this diatribe about the various Christian groups, and how they treat Christians according to Islamic law, whether by jizya under dimma status, by conversion for full rights, or death.  They showed examples of the jizya paying Christians in Iraq (probably staged) on how "peaceful" they live in ISIS when paying jizya.  They then showed examples of those who apostatized into Islam, and they were Africans, who vowed the shahada.  Finally, they showed the brutal killing of the 30 Ethiopians who refused to pay jizya (or probably did not have the money to pay it) or convert. 

They were given a chance to convert and they did not take that chance.  They chose the eternal glory with Christ over the falsehood of renouncing Christ and the Church.  May their prayers and the prayers of the 21 Coptic martyrs be with us all! 
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #453 on: April 20, 2015, 09:56:06 PM »
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #454 on: April 21, 2015, 09:21:17 AM »
The 29 minute video went into this diatribe about the various Christian groups, and how they treat Christians according to Islamic law, whether by jizya under dimma status, by conversion for full rights, or death.  They showed examples of the jizya paying Christians in Iraq (probably staged) on how "peaceful" they live in ISIS when paying jizya.  They then showed examples of those who apostatized into Islam, and they were Africans, who vowed the shahada.  Finally, they showed the brutal killing of the 30 Ethiopians who refused to pay jizya (or probably did not have the money to pay it) or convert. 

They were given a chance to convert and they did not take that chance.  They chose the eternal glory with Christ over the falsehood of renouncing Christ and the Church.  May their prayers and the prayers of the 21 Coptic martyrs be with us all!

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