It looks like the Anglican Church has finally realised that Daesh aren’t here to make friends.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will claim Christianity faces ‘elimination’ in its birthplace at the hands of Isis in a considerably less optimistic Christmas address than the Queen’s.
The Most Reverend Justin Welby will brand Islamic extremists as the ‘Herod of today’, a reference to the despot King of Judea at the time of Jesus’s birth in his speech at Canterbury Cathedral.
He will warn that Isis could wipe out the Christian faith in the place it was born two millennia ago, as they ignite ‘a trail of fear, violence, hatred and determined oppression’ in the region.
The Christmas Day Sermon takes a much more dramatic tone than the Queen’s Speech, which is also quotes the bible, but focuses on how the light will overcome the dark.
The Archbishop, however, will warn of the ‘end days’, and talk of the apocalypse as he takes a dramatic tone on the threat Isis poses to the world because of their intolerant attitudes
He will tell the congregation: ‘Confident that these are the last days, using force and indescribable cruelty, they seem to welcome all opposition, certain that the warfare unleashed confirms that these are indeed the end times. Read more »