The 21 Egyptian Christians murdered by ISIS were part of an elaborate propaganda exercise that I'm sure you already know about. But there's one thing you might have missed, that is quite dangerous psychologically because it was aimed at the subconscious. Did you see the photo of the murderers and captives marching along the sandy sea shore? Have a look at the height of the ISIS killers! They are all noticably much taller than their victims. This is no coincidence for sure.. it tells the viewer that ISIS fighters are BIG and INVINCIBLE and IN CHARGE and 'not to be messed with" and so on.
Of Jesus, the prophet Isaiah wrote:
Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away. (Isaiah 53)