Christ is risen! As hard as they want to try, they cannot take away His ultimate victory. Sadly, more than 200 Christian lives were taken and hundreds injured in attacks on several Christian churches and a few hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more hospitalized from injuries after a series of blasts devastated three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
The targets were Catholic worshippers attending Easter Mass and guests at high-end hotels popular with foreign tourists.
Two of the blasts were suspected to have been suicide bomber attacks, according to one official who spoke to the Associated Press (AP) on condition of anonymity.
Reports now indicate a seventh explosion in the Sri Lankan capital has killed two people. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said the blast hit a hotel in the southern Colombo suburb of Dehiwala.
Worshippers and hotel guests were among the fatalities, the official said, in the biggest violence in the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago. Nine foreigners were among the dead, officials confirmed.
The three hotels hit were the Shangri-La Colombo, Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo and the Cinnamon Grand Colombo.
In just one church, St. Sebastian’s in Katuwapitiya, north of the Sri Lankan capital, more than 50 people were killed, a police official told Reuters, with pictures showing bodies on the ground, blood on the pews and a destroyed roof.
The war against Christianity has escalated recently. And make no mistake about it this is a war. This is the second high profile blatant attack against Christians during the holiest week of the Christian calendar.
Christians need to wake up. Many are awake, and more awakening, but on the whole some of the larger institutions (many being converged) are not viewing this as seriously as they should be.
As always, the mainstream media is doing a full court press to downplay any potential terrorist attacks. While pretty much all signs point to a Muslim attack or a deep state false flag, that is never their story. Compare the coverage of the New Zealand shooting to these attacks against Christians and their institutions. The response from New Zealand has been a gun grab and more BS about toleration. Have you heard any MSM criticism or allusion to Islam? Will Christianophobia ever become a thing like Islamophobia? Of course not.
Pray for the victims and their families. Christians around the world need to band together and start to get serious about attacks against them. People are waking up. The pendulum is swinging back. This just pushes the inevitable response that much closer.