As reported by the Guardian, ISIS–––that degenerate, nihilistic death cult–––recently allegedly executed 21 Coptic Egyptian Christians in a mass murder.
Unfortunately, there appears to be little reason to doubt the veracity of this report.
If ever Matthew 10:32 applied to anyone, it applies to these and other martyrs who have died in the conflict with ISIS. “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.”
The words of John’s apocalypse also apply here.
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: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. (Revelation 6:9–11)