By Theodore Shoebat

Muslim terrorists just bombed two Coptic Christian soldiers, slaughtering forty three people (those numbers may change). ISIS is now claiming responsibility for the bombings that took place in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria. ISIS is claiming that it was “a security detachment” of their terrorist organization that carried out the massacre.

The first bombing occurred in the northern city of Tanta while the Christians were celebrating the Palm Sunday service at St. George’s Church, slaughtering 27 Christians. The Muslims who did this put a bomb underneath one of the seats in the prayer hall. Moments later, a suicide bombing attack took place outside of  St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria, and massacred 16 people and wounded 41 others.  The Pope of the Coptic Church, Tawadros II, was inside of the Cathedral when the blast erupted.

At one moment, the Christians in Tanta were singing hymns and worshipping God, and then in the next moment, an explosion was detonated and the house of God was covered in the blood of His saints.

“Everything is destroyed inside the church” and blood can be seen on marble pillars, said Peter Kamel, who saw the aftermath of the carnage. Amongst the martyrs were numerous priests and choir members. Here is footage of the choir just seconds before the bomb went off:

According Kamel, the terrorist put the bomb next to the altar, where the Eucharist is consecrated. Here is a video from when the bombing erupted:

The aftermath of an explosion at a Coptic church in Tanta REUTERS

At St. Mark’s Coptic Cathedral, officers who were commissioned to protect the sacred place, tried to stop a terrorist with a suicide bomb strapped onto his body, and then the bomb exploded, and the slaughter was done.

The president of Egypt, Abdel Fatah el-Sisi, made an order to “hunt down the perpetrators” and “take all measures to offer the necessary care for the wounded.” El-Sisi has also called for three days of nationwide mourning.”The attack will not undermine the resolve and true will of the Egyptian people to counter the forces of evil, but will only harden their determination to move forward on their trajectory to realize security, stability and comprehensive development,” the government’s statement said.

An Egyptian blooger, Maged Butter, recounts: “Every now and then, I see a person crying — I think they are Christian — and they keep saying: ‘have you seen my family? Have you seen my family?'” Fadi Sami, a witness at the massacre inside the church in Alexandria, recounts the horrors:

“I came back and the area was covered in smoke. The stores around the church were all destroyed… There were bodies and body parts everywhere, outside and inside the gate. I saw a man put together what was left of his son in a bag.”

This horror and carnage, it was done against a Catholic church and an Orthodox church. Why? Because it is only the Catholic and Orthodox who can trace their lineage directly to the Christ and the Apostles, and prove it through historical documentation. It is these Churches against whom the Antichrist makes war, for they are the only Churches that observe the grain offering, that is, the Eucharist, of which Christ declared: “If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever” (John 6:52). The Antichrist will “stop the sacrifice and grain offering” (Daniel 9:27), that is, the Antichrist will abolish the Eucharist, the sacrifice of the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church. Notice, the terrorists put the bomb next to the altar in the parish. The Muslims wanted to attack the place of the Eucharist.

As long as the spirit of Antichrist is alive, the persecution will never end until Kingdom Come. Until then, let us help our brethren. In the last church bombing in Egypt, which occurred last year in St. Mark’s Cathedral, in which 22 Christians were martyred, our organization, Rescue Christians, was involved in covering the hospital bills of numerous Christian victims injured by the attack.

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