The Army of the Christ was started when Christians from around the world decided to put on God's Armor (Ephesians 6:10-18) and defend the Faith against the ongoing spread of anti-Christian sentiment caused by the rise in radical jihadist Wahhabism, Neo-Ottoman imperialism and Neoliberal secular globalism. From Syria to Armenia, forces determined to exterminate some of the oldest Christian communities in the world are gaining more ground and becoming near invincible. And that is why since October 2020, our mission has been to fight alongside Armenians in the Republic of Artsakh to defend Christianity against the bloodthirsty barbaric hordes of Turkey and Azerbaijan.
When Turkey, Azerbaijan and Syrian jihadists launched a full scale invasion against Artsakh in late September this year, Arayik Harutyunyan, the current President of the Republic of Artsakh, officially invited Christians to go to Artsakh and help Armenians defend it. The Constitution of Artsakh was even amended to make this invitation official. After this invitation, we sent some of our volunteers to Artsakh, with the intent to send more. But as we tried to facilitate the travel of more Christian volunteers to Artsakh (Remember we are an NGO and our volunteers had to pay for travel expenses and accommodations even though most of them were facing financial struggles and hardship), the Pashinyan administration suddenly began restricting the travel of all volunteers. Even ethnic Armenians in the diaspora who did not have Armenian citizenship were denied entry into Artsakh if their purpose was to go there as volunteer fighters.
There was never a shortage of volunteers who were grieved by Artsakh's plight and were willing to fight alongside Armenians. Even experienced Russian volunteers who are veterans of the wars waged by NATO in Donetsk and Donbass volunteered! But they were also denied entry by Pashinyan and he even issued a warning against them.
And so with the aforementioned events in mind, when Pashinyan surrendered to Azerbaijan on November 9 2020, without even consulting his holiness Catholicos Karekin II, we knew that the Army of The Christ could no longer stay in Artsakh.
Based on all the information we came across during our stay in Artsakh, it also dawned on us that Pashinyan never had any intention of winning the war, that Artsakh had been a bargaining chip all along, a bargaining chip that he was willing to give up in the hope that the same external forces that helped bring him to power in 2018, would look favourably upon him. Is Pashinyan willingly ignorant that these same external forces need Turkey and would never go against Turkey's interest because they share the same exact interests as Turkey?
And so as of November 10 2020, the Army of The Christ has left Artsakh. Our next mission? Wherever Christian lives are in danger, we will be there, but only on the condition that we are actually wanted there.
Although we are saddened by how things have turned out in Artsakh, and we empathize with Armenians, there is no shortage of Christians who urgently need help from fellow brethren in Christ, and so to all the many people who have been asking us how they can join the Army of The Christ, there is a link on our website for pre-registration.
Farewell Artsakh! You may have lost the battle, but you have not lost the war. You can still come back stronger and finish the war that Azerbaijan and Turkey launched against Christians. And if you ever need us, the Army of The Christ will always fight alongside you.
The Army of The Christ never fights to surrender. As it says in the Bible in James 4:7, “Submit yourselves therefore only to God. Do not surrender to the devil, and he will flee from you.”
We are Christians from all over the world who have decided to put on the Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) and defend the Faith. We invite all Christians to join us because the End Times are upon us and Light shall triumph
Current Base: Anchorage Island, New Zealand