You can trust the Bible to be highly accurate, if you know the context. With ISIS in Syria and Iraq we are seeing the literal ritual sacrifice of humans specifically stated in Greek in Revelation 6:9.
My theory has been that once you enter a Revelation Seal, signs of the next seal should begin. A few years after the birth (1985) of the only person claiming to be the antichrist, war broke out in Iraq (1991). The Second Seal of War opened on 9-11-2001, and draughts and famine increased by 2006. The Third Seal of increased food prices for the destitute and poor opened during the summer of 2012, and within months the Muslim Spring began (2013). As we enter the Fourth Seal of death by war, famine, disease, and beastly people attacks, what are some of the signs of the Fifth Seal?
[End of Fourth Seal] They were given authority [Greek: exousia-superhuman mastery] to kill one-quarter of the world by war, by famine, by plagues and with the wild animals [Greek: therion-beastly Zombie-people] of the earth. When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar [Greek: thysiasterion-place of sacrifice/alter] the souls [Greek: psyche- spirit, breath, immortal soul of humans and animals] of those who had been put to death [Greek: sphazo-butchered or maimed like an animal for a sacrifice] for proclaiming the Word of God, that is, for bearing witness. They cried out in a loud voice, “Sovereign Ruler, HaKadosh, the True One, how long will it be before you judge the people living on earth and avenge our blood?” Each of them was given a white robe; and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number [Hebrew: melo haGoyim] of their fellow-servants should be reached, of their brothers who would be killed, just as they had been. Revelation 6:8b-11 (CJB)
Do you see the connection between ISIS superhuman terrorists butchering innocent Iraqi women and children and the ritual sacrifices of animals? It’s like the Bible describing this exact ritualistic slaughter nearly two thousand years ago. Beheading is more than a fear tactic. It is biblical.
Then I saw thrones, and those seated on them received authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for testifying about Yeshua and proclaiming the Word of God, also those who had not worshipped the beast or its image and had not received the mark on their foreheads and on their hands. They came to life and ruled with the Messiah for a thousand years. Revelation 20:4 (CJB)
Rally Iraq's Muslims against ISIS beheadings – See more at: http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2014/0615/Rally-Iraq-s-Muslims-against-ISIS-beheadings
The ISIS rebels in Iraq advanced quickly in part because they use beheadings to instill fear. The world, as well Muslims, must condemn this tactic. Even Al Qaeda rejects it.
Over the past few months, large parts of Syria and Iraq have fallen to the extremist militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Now this terrorist group, which formed only last year, plans to take Baghdad and create a theocracy that cuts across borders in the Middle East.
As world leaders struggle in how to respond, they should ask this: How did these Sunni Muslim fighters, who come from many nations, advance so quickly? One clue lies in the brutality of ISIS, especially its use of beheadings to cast dread far and wide.
Such a tactic strikes an unusual fear in its opponents and helps the group to impose harsh Islamic law in areas now under its control. In Iraq, both civilians and government soldiers have taken flight even though the militants barely raised a sword or pointed a gun.
Last week, a third of the people in Mosul fled as the group took over Iraq’s second largest city – in only four days. Journalists report that ISIS fighters have lined up decapitated heads on the streets to keep the population in line.
Pray for the innocent lives in Syria and Iraq.