"Folks, these are brutal people. Plain and simple. If you have done so as yet, read up on the Armenian Genocide. Some call it the forgotten genocide as it was masked by World War I. But it was horrible beyond belief."
Yesterday in church, we prayed for the victims of the Easter Morning bombings in Sri Lanka. I am sure many other congregations did also. The death count is now up to almost 300, with 500 still hurting - some critically. Not all the victims were nationals. Some were from other countries. Some were Americans. And now the State Department is pretty sure who the culprits were. Islamic Terrorists. Anyone shocked? I sure am not.
This is going to be an uncomfortable thing to say for some to hear. The Christian Church is under attack. Worldwide. By Islamic Terrorists. I remember hearing an expert on terrorism speak on Islamic Terror a few years ago. He said the good news is only 10% of the one billion Muslims are radicalized. The bad news is 10% of one billion is 100 million. That is a huge number. And many want to exterminate Christians - especially the Christian Church. It seems the "religion of peace" is not that at all. In fact, they are taking us to the edge of darkness.
What is the solution to this vexing problem? Keep turning the other cheek? Not hardly. They are trying to destroy the Christian Church, which is the Bride of Christ. Pat people down at the door? Check purses and backpacks? Metal detectors? Encourage carry permit holders to come armed to services? But here is the issue. The cowards behind the masks see the churches as the softest of targets. Low fruit on the tree for evil people practicing evil ways for an evil belief. I know what some of my patriot friends are saying. Enough is enough. Time for action.
Was Sri Lanka the end of the violence, the beginning of a more daring version, or just a continuum of what we have been seeing in Europe and Africa? If someone bombed a Mosque in the Twin Cities (even with no casualties), the lap dog media would be screaming about that for months. But with all the churches in Europe desecrated or burned? The pilgrims in Africa slaughtered? Crickets. In the eyes of the far left media, Christians are just getting what they deserve.
Folks, these are brutal people. Plain and simple. If you have done so as yet, read up on the Armenian Genocide. Some call it the forgotten genocide as it was masked by World War I. But it was horrible beyond belief. So what will it take to stop these people? A new Richard the Lionhearted? The return of Jesus? Or is it us. Just asking. Patience for this crap is running very thin right now.