And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Emphasis added).
End of note:
Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide – Saudi Arabia
Cornell Law School.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia)
Sources indicate that public beheading is probably the common method of execution in Saudi Arabia. The condemned are sedated prior to execution. Over the past few years, reported executions have been almost exclusively by beheading, despite the prevalence of media discussion of the possibility of death by stoning. There are reports that Saudis have exposed the body (with head sewn back on) of the condemned to public indignity, including crucifixion, after execution
Annual Number of Reported Executions
Executions in 2018 to date (last updated on November 14, 2018)
Year / # Beheadings (at least est.)
*Mohammed Bin Salman (MbS) is the ‘Crown Prince’ of Saudi Arabia and is in line (House of Saud) to become the 8th King of Saudi. He came suddenly and unexpectedly to power in 2017 in a political ‘power grab’. The same year that he announced his ‘vision 2030 plan’ and the beginning of the ‘great city’ in the desert known as NEOM. It is this writer’s strong opinion and belief that NEOM is the prophesied ‘Babylon’ as described in the last book of the Bible, known as the Revelation of Jesus Christ. This article has prophetic overtones because the Bible is very clear that Christians (Tribulation Saints) WILL BE BEHEADED/MARTRYED for their refusal to denounce their belief of forgiveness and salvation from Jesus Christ. They will steadfastly proclaim the word of God, to the point of being beheaded. They will not turn away from Christ for the sake of Islam/Mohammed.
Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death
In Saudi Arabia, individuals can be and have been sentenced to death and executed for apostasy. Although there is no contemporary consensus on the treatment of apostasy, it is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia. The death penalty for apostasy may be ta’zir, as the Hanbali school does not consider apostasy to carry a ad punishment, while still allowing for the death penalty. Traditionally, apostates are afforded a period of time to turn back to Islam, but the death penalty still applies under this rule (in jurisdictions that provide for it)—an individual who persists in his opinion will be executed, thus, there is ultimately no freedom to publically adhere to a divergent opinion without being executed.
Mohammed Bin Salman has publicly stated (and it is reported in the major news channels) that ALL forms of religious worship WILL be accepted and tolerated in NEOM. This is a deceptive lie. Acceptance of Christian witnessing and proclamation of the gospel will eventually NOT be tolerated and Christians will be beheaded.
One of the ‘codes’ of Vision 2030 that will be part of the fabric of NEOM is as follows;
“Proselytizing (convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another) is prohibited,” Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (the pending 8th King of Saudi Arabia). He is of the house of Saud – of the seven that came before him.