Glenn welcomed Matthew VanDyke to The Glenn Beck Program on Friday. Matthew is the founder of Sons of Liberty International, a group that organizes former U.S. military members to train Christians in the Middle East fighting ISIS.
"Matthew, I'll tell you, what you're doing over there is going to mean the difference between life and death for a lot of Christians. Do you believe that is hyperbole?" Glenn asked.
Matthew quickly agreed that the training they provide is paying off.
"It's absolutely true. Without us training them, they would receive no training. We're really the only chance they have now to be trained before they're deployed to combat. They are going to go. They're going to fight. And they're either going to fight with training or without it. And if we provide the training, I strongly believe they will be some of the best-trained forces in Iraq, and they already have the morale and willpower to actually stand and fight," Matthew said.
Matthew strongly believes that 2016 is a pivotal year if Christians are to survive in Iraq.
"This year is it. If the Iraqi Christians don't have the support they need to train, they need -- Christianity will probably fade from Iraq after this [next] conflict," Matthew said.
Donations to help train Christians in Iraq can be made at sonsoflibertyinterational.com.
Featured Image: US national Matthew VanDyke points towards an incoming rocket fired by Moamer Kadhafi's forces in eastern Sirte on October 2, 2011. VanDyke, from Baltimore, Maryland, was held by Kadhafi's forces in Tripoli's dreaded Abu Salim prison for nearly six months before he escaped in August to join the Libyan rebellion against Kadhafi. (Photo Credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)