You Die For Your God But Our God Died For Us


VIDEO: The Great Persecution of our Time is Here —

The Nine Overcoming ISIS 

Watch this powerful mini-documentary about nine confessors of Jesus Christ in Iraq

“Lord Jesus Christ, grant us all this faith and courage to bear our crosses and confess You before the world, to love and forgive our persecutors, and to follow You even to Golgotha. And to give You thanks and glory through it all!”

“Who would dare to love ISIS?” was the question asked in the first film. Now, come and hear the testimonies of 9 refugees who fled ISIS and left everything behind. They dare to love ISIS and they dare to bring a message of hope – to counter ISIS’s message of hate. … Their testimony and faith, forged by fire, will bring healing to the nations. God has shaken the Middle East and from its ruins, deep faith is stirring in the hearts of the persecuted.


Video by Mighty LA, the ones who brought you A Letter from the People of the Cross to ISIS 

For those of you who have missed it, watch and absorb their first video, their phenomenal response to ISIS and their ‘Message Signed in Blood to the Nation of the Cross’. As the Savior might say, “Let it sink deep down into your very being.”

A Letter from the People of the Cross to ISIS 


The world is talking about you

Your apocalyptic dreams and spectacular sins

Are now awakening the Middle East

In your Holy War, come to Holy Ground

Come, children of Abraham come

The People of the Cross gathers at your gates with a message

Love is coming after you.

Like a rush of wind grazing over the Pacific

From hills of the mount of olives to the desert winds of Jordan

From the cedars of lebanon to the silk roads of the East

An army comes.

With no tanks or soldiers

But an army of martyrs faithful unto death

Carrying a message of life

The people of the cross

Comes to die at your gates.

If you won’t hear our message with words

Then we will show you with our lives laid down.

For every throat you slit and every woman you rape

For every man you burn and every child you turn to dust


There is blood on your hands brother

 But Come Brothers Come


Come with your bloodstained hands,

Come with your eyes full of murder for the people of the Cross,

Come lay your guns and your knives at the foot of the Cross

A love that is overdue and overwhelming

Breathes through your cities

Though your sins are like scarlet

They can be washed white as snow

Though you call yourselves servants

He will make you into Sons

Where can you run from His love?

Even the darkness cannot hide you


Come Brothers Come


There is the sound of a rushing rain

To remove your sins and bind your wounds

You die for your god but our God died for us

The King of Kings comes to be the sacrificial lamb

Slain on the altar where we should have been

Jesus Christ, Isa Al Masih

Walks through the Middle East


There is forgiveness tonight oh brother

There is healing for your sins oh brother

We are no different.

Apart from Christ, we are no better than the worst jihadist

Christ has been crucified once. and for All.

To make sinners like you and me into brothers

Even you.

Even now.




See also


New Martyrs. New Mob. New Hollow Men.


“One of the women looked up and seemed to be almost smiling as she said, ‘Jesus!'” (1)


They are the “new martyrs” and sadly, we are the “new mob”, “we are the hollow men”.


“I’ve learnt something important from the horrors of the last few weeks. As I pray for the Christians in Mosul, it becomes clear to me that I need their prayers more than they need mine. … I thank God for the humbling gift of allowing me to witness these new martyrs walking on their way to salvation before my very eyes. … We are witnessing the birth of holiness; we are part of a miracle.” (2)


The Hollow Men by T. S. Eliot


We are the hollow men

… Alas!

Our dried voices, when

We whisper together

Are quiet and meaningless

As …

rats’ feet over broken glass

In our dry cellar…


This is the way the world ends

Not with a bang but a whimper.


Watch Marlon Brando legendary reading of “The Hollow Men” in Francis Ford Coppola’s and Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking classic Apocalypse Now (1979) at and also listen to T. S. Eliot himself reading it in his own unforgettable manner at



(2) For the full article “NEW MARTYRS. NEW MOB” go to Father Seraphim’s last year blog entry at, ” still timely, with the ever-rising wave of genocidal persecution of Christians by Muslims.