Referencing your accusations on American history with slavery. No, we in America have not forgot our Black history. But, we have OVERCOME the injustices, and not by hates (which with some uneducated, still prevail), but with our Constitution of the United States, laws, and the love of Jesus Christ who teaches us to “love our enemies”. I am a Christian, who believes that Christ died on the Cross for the sins of mankind. That includes you who call yourself Muslim. It is only by education and knowledge that antiquated thinking in the Mid-East can be absolved. It is very difficult to love an enemy that mutilates the genitals of women, and enjoys violence and the dismembering those whose heads they chop off. It is barbaric acts, that here in the US, would land you in a jail with a death sentence or life imprisonment. Here we have laws to protect women, and women here have equal rights and can work and speak out and vote for leaders, some of whom do not come up to our expectations, and do not have to hide their faces, nor do we tolerate beatings by husbands and domestic violence. The thinking and lack of education in your Muslim world keeps you 1,000 years behind progressive laws, and freedoms.
My Bible and Christianity tell me that the “truth will set you free”. Freedom comes at a price, and it comes sometimes with pain and suffering as it has for my Black brothers and sisters in America. But, here freedom reigns and we have a Constitution that backs free speech, while you as Muslims, live in fear and hatreds handed down generation after generation. You are therefore, in my estimation, in the deepest vilest bondage; Whereby, I pray continually, unceasingly for the day when peace will be the norm. I feel sorrow for you, to have go bear such hates all your life. Peace be with you in Jesus name…the only one who heals the broken hearted.
From Brigitte Gabriel speaking of this Islamic activist. “Khalidi is a strident Palestinian activist who blames #America and #Israelfirst for all the problems of the Middle East. He’s also a long-time supporter and associate of Barack Obama, who started the whole “#ISIS is not Islamic” narrative.
We don’t know what Quran Khalidi is reading from , or why he does not reveal the entire verse for the audience, but we do know one thing: Here is, verbatim, the whole verse in one popular English language version of the Quran published in Saudi Arabia:
“So, when you meet (in fight–Jihad in Allah’s cause) those who disbelieve, smite (their) necks till when you have KILLED (emphasis added) and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity (i.e. free them without ransom), or ransom (according to what benefits Islam), until the war lays down its burden. Thus [you are ordered by Allah to continue in carrying out Jihad against the disbelievers till they embrace Islam and are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire or at least come under your protection], but if it had been Allah’s Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight) in order to test some of you with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost.” ”
Such encouragement to die for such false glory. What horrible bondage these people are brought up with and such hates to bestow upon youth and young life. All of a sudden I am seeing through God’s eyes. I haven’t been able to do that in the past. But, now, suddenly, I see all these children and especially young women, too, brought up in all this ignorance and hatred, without education, without structure, without self esteem, without love. Yes, more than anything, without love. They cannot study, cannot even have books other than the Quran. Suddenly years ago, they were enlightened with technology which they know nothing about with access to a world via Internet, and cell phones, they know nothing about. They are unschooled, unlearned, and in their hateful secluded worlds of killing and their obsession over a God that is not only false, but just as beleaguered as they. Imagine you who read this, never going to a movie, never seeing a play, never seeing beautiful art, galleries, music, or even knowing their own history. They live exactly as they did, more or less, 2,000 years ago.
I have on here enough about the false God Mohamed who was a pedophile and rapist, who did not come on the world seen until around 560 AD about the same time as the first Pope. The first “Christians ” were all Jews, ascended through teachings and followings by the disciples of Jesus who too, were all Jews. It did not spring out of the Catholic Church, anymore than from Islam. Instead ORIGINALLY, Christianity was birthed by Jews to Jews accepting Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, unto God the Father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I only come to Christ THROUGH the CROSS as a “gentile” (since Jesus was a Jew and Rabbi). It is only through the mediating power of Jesus that I can pray to God the Father.
But on the other hand, we must not forget how God feels about both Isaac and Ishmael. “It is remarkable to realize that Isaac and Ishmael were two out of perhaps only six or seven men in the entire Bible who were pre-named by God! God’s love for both brothers was evident in the fact that He not only named them, but also spoke awesome prophetic words over both.
“….and I will establish My covenant with him [Isaac] for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him” (Genesis 17:19). “And as for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation” (Genesis 17:20). (oil).
While there is no way to equate Ishmael’s blessing with the everlasting covenant God made to Abraham; which was repeated to Isaac, not Ishmael, and then to Jacob; we know from scripture that it is the Lord’s heart that none should perish. And since there is yet unfulfilled prophecy for the nations surrounding Israel, we must carry a heart for these Arab nations and as God for their salvation. ”
We must too carry God’s heart for the Jewish people! Jew-hatred is as old as the Jews themselves and is often referred to as the longest hatred. (I immediately think of journalist Helen Thomas, who famously yelled out her hates then, getting fired.) The newly fired Antisemitism taking hold now in Germany, if fueled now by Arabs and it could once more destroy Germany as Hitler did. Hate, war, and bigotry, goes hand in hand. The Bible indicates that the Messiah (Jesus) won’t return until a Jewish Jerusalem welcomes Him back; and there have been demonic plots throughout history to annihilate the people and land that God has chosen as His own. And no doubt the devil will continue this fight, yet he will not succeed in destroying His Chosen.
The minute the “fruit” of the Revelation of Jesus Christ enters your heart, it is no longer mental. The minute that happens it all starts working. It renews our mind, and it works in the heart, that compassion of Christ we read about. The measure doesn’t work by love, it works by knowledge. The heart is touched, when the mind becomes Rhema in our hearts. It becomes the gift of faith in James 5:15. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Faith, the root meaning is that its object is Christ and the Cross….otherwise, God will not accept. He who comes to God must believe HE IS! (Its how God deals with the Human race.) Expositors study Bible
May we all look deep inside our own walk with Christ. We do not have the Holy Ghost power to lead others to the Cross and witness the word, if we are not dead in Christ, ourselves. To die in repentance at that Cross and the blood shed at Calvary, kills the old man in us and when we come up…All things are passed away, we are NEW…we get a new life. (That is what the media, Catholics, and Islam too, do not understand with the salvation message.) The past from that day forward is dead! Gone! Washed by Jesus blood shed at Calvary…So all of you who, some may even hate me at this point, I say unto you…Your religion is in vain unless your bought by the blood. It is the ONLY way. Jesus said, ” I AM the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIGHT.. NO ONE COMETH TO THE FATHER, except by ME… For all you Islamic’s in hate, “Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Jesus bore it all for our sins…and the sins and hates too , of all of mankind. A whole new world after repentance would open up to you who believe in the ONLY one…Name above ALL names… and an end to bondage…with eternal life…for HE bore it all.
*Excerpts by Scott Volk, in Decision Magazine. http://billygraham.org/decision-magazine/october-2014/praying-gods-heart/
What does the Koran (one of several versions) really say about Jews? http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2013/10/03/what-does-the-koran-really-say-about-jews-and-the-land-of-israel/