Evangelical author and former vice president of Liberty University, Johnnie Moore, asserted in a book to be published in April, that Western Christians don’t care enough about the threat posed by the Islamic State, which is attempting to wipe out Christianity in the Middle East.
“I am convinced that one of the reasons why Christians in the West haven’t been more supportive of Christians in the East is not that they don’t care about the situation, they just chose not to care for it,” Moore asserted in a Monday interview with The Christian Post. “It is just not relevant to their lives. Everybody has their own lives, and their own problems, and their own jobs, and kids and all these things.”
Moore traveled to the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq last October to hear first-hand accounts from refugees on how barbarically ISIS treated Christians when it took over much of its territory in Syria and Iraq last summer. Afterwards he was inspired to write his new book, Defying ISIS, so that westerners can fully grasp the magnitude of what ISIS’ rise to power means for the future of Christianity in the region.
“We are watching a once-in-a-thousand-year crisis. We are witnessing the elimination of ancient Christian communities from the Middle East, communities that thrived for over 2,000 years,” Moore explained. “And, it is happening under the watchful eyes of the West and all the sensible nations of this world. If we don’t do something about it, we are going to be responsible for it.”
Read more at Western Christians Don’t Care Enough About ISIS.