Thursday, August 14, 2014

Why did ISIS destroy the Tomb of Jonah?

Following up on the idea of Ancient Assyria Reborn, it becomes clear why the Tomb of Jonah was destroyed.  Yes, they operate under the mantle of Fundamentalist Islam, but, it seems to this author, there is a deeper meaning to their actions.

Consider Chapter 3 of the Book of the Prophet Jonah, remembering that ancient Nineveh is modern Mosul. 

Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days’ journey in breadth. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s journey. And he cried, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them.

Then tidings reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, removed his robe, and covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he made proclamation and published through Nineveh, “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; let them not feed, or drink water, but let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and let them cry mightily to God; yea, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence which is in his hands. Who knows, God may yet repent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we perish not?”

When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God repented of the evil which he had said he would do to them; and he did not do it.

Is it any wonder?  Jonah was the servant of God who robbed the demons of so many souls that they would drag down to hell, so many souls who would cooperate in their bloodlust.

Holy Prophet Jonah, pray for us!

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