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The death toll resulting from the Hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia three days ago has risen to 769, according to the latest count, and 934 were injured.

About 2 million Muslims were completing the Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, as two massive groups arrived at crossroads (in triple digit heat) and they began pushing one another to pass. The crush became so intense for hundreds that people began to suffocate, hemorrhage, fall down and masses were trampled.

I decided to do some research to determine if this was the largest human stampede in history, but what I found was astonishing:

2/11/13 – 14 Muslims died in a crush while “stoning the devil.”

1/12/06 – 345 Muslims died during a crush and stampede at the Jamarat bridge in Mecca while “stoning the devil.”

8/31/05 – 953 Muslims died at Baghdad bridge, as about one million people marched toward Al Kadhimiya Mosque. It was rumored that a suicide bomber would attack the area at that time. A person suddenly pointed at someone, accusing him of carrying explosives. Panic ensued and people crushed and stampeded one another trying to cross the bridge.

3/5/01 – 35 Muslims died during a crush while “stoning the devil.”

5/23/94 – 270 Muslims died at the Jamarat Bridge while “stoning the devil.”

7/2/90 – 1,426 people died in Mina, Saudi Arabia, while “stoning the devil.”

It is truly sad, because instead of “stoning the devil,” Muslims are being deceived by the devil!

The Word of God tells us,

“Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His anointed (Jews [and Christians by adoption]), saying, Let us break their bands asunder and cast away their cords from us (Muslim nations say these things continuously against Israel and America). He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision” Psalms 2:1-4.

Can we not see the irony in all of this? Muslims are taught to hate Jews and Christians and they seek to destroy Israel and America.

Albeit, thousands of Muslims have been crushed and trampled to death while venerating a black stone in Mecca and as they “stone the devil” during Hajj.

Others have suffered the same fate throughout India and Africa during pagan worship.

Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists worship false gods and it is not coincidental that they repeatedly crowd, push, shove and trample one another to death while doing it. 

These idol worshipers fail to recognize that there is only One true God, the God of the Bible and Creator of all things. 

Attempts to worship false gods lead to disaster, not only in this life, but in the eternal life to come. There are only two destinies, heaven or hell, and those who worship false gods will end up in hell. 

People are either servants of the Most High God, or they serve satan by default.

The Bible says,

“Do you not know that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are…whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” Romans 6:16. 

Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining will surely come to pass. Who do you serve?  If not the One and only true God, please visit the How Can I Be Saved page for more information on how to know the only real God of heaven.  Salvation is easy – it’s only a prayer away.  God bless you.