In the days since 21 Coptic Christians were beheaded by ISIS, world and religious leaders have been speaking out against the terrorist group’s violence. President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse Franklin Graham took to social media to express his views, writing on Facebook that one day ISIS militants will bow down to Jesus.
"The evil of ISIS really shouldn't shock us – it is fully in keeping with their ultimate agenda of hastening a final apocalypse. God's Word tells us that there will be a final battle one day, but it will result in the defeat of Satan and all those allied with him,” Graham wrote.
"One thing is for sure – one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Christian Today reports that Graham also criticized President Obama for failing to "acknowledge the truth and call Islamic extremism what it is."
Graham wrote, "In a statement the White House even called the 21 Christians who were beheaded 'Egyptian citizens,' refusing to identify them as Christians. The truth is--their barbaric murderers openly said they killed them because they were 'people of the cross.' Why is the President seemingly continuing to protect Islam and refusing to open his eyes to the truth?"
Graham warned Monday that a storm was coming, referring to the lack of global condemnation of the murders.
"As we mourn with the families of those 21 martyrs, we'd better take this warning seriously as these acts of terror will only spread throughout Europe and the United States. If this concerns you like it does me, share this. The storm is coming,” he wrote.
Publication date: February 18, 2015