First, I want to say how excited I am to have the privilege of being read by people from some 40 nations: USA, Philippines, Australia, India, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Guyana, South Africa, Thailand, Malaysia, Norway, Hong Kong, Kenya, Singapore, Kuwait, Russian Federation, Republic of Korea, Israel, Qatar, Japan, France, Ireland, Egypt, New Zealand, North Mariana Islands, Italy, Turkey, Netherlands, Macao, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalem, Puerto Rico, Solomon Islands, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, Germany, Pakistan, Nicaragua, Bahrain, Mexico. It gives me great joy to share truths from the Holy Bible, as well as writing about political matters in the light of eternity and the Word. To every single person in every one of these nations, I say thank-you. Please feel free to leave a comment for me to mull and please forward my posts to family and friends.
Several years ago I had a Muslim brother-in-law from Pakistan. I really liked him a lot. He was quite an interesting fellow and was indeed sincere about Islam. We had many discussions about religion, Christianity and Islam. Of course the majority of people are going to embrace what they are taught as a child; however, it is impossible that all religions are right. There are many who want to disqualify Christianity as the way to Almighty God, because of atrocities committed during the political rule of the Roman Catholic Church during the Middle Ages and even later. Many thousands were killed and/or tortured by means; such as, being burned alive at the stake and stretched on the rack. The Crusades may have seemed noble at the time, but Christianity is about Almighty God’s love for mankind through Yahshua Jesus, and not about being in control of a particular territory militarily, politically or otherwise. The name of Christ has suffered much because of these historical facts. Christ made this statement in the Book of Luke 17:20-21: “The kingdom of God cometh not by observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” You see, Christ’s kingdom is not about anything concerning this secular world. It is about Almighty God rescuing us from our sins, changing us to be like Him from the inside out, and making us mature and fruitful. Christ’s kingdom is not about forcing people into submission with the sword. In fact, Almighty God gave each one of us “free choice”, and He refuses to force anyone to serve Him. While the Almighty prefers that all humans love Him; He absolutely will not attempt to force humans to love Him; after all, forced love is not really genuine love. So then, the killing and torture during the political rule of the Catholic Church of unwilling followers violated everything that Christ taught. I want to say quickly, that not everything the Catholic Church does is wrong, so please don’t think I have a vendetta with them, but I want you to know: there are many millions of Christians outside of the Catholic Church. Roman Catholicism only makes up a part of Christianity. I want to repeat that statement. The Catholic Church makes up only one part of the Christian Church. As for me, I am simply a “proclaimer of divine truth”, and I try to follow Truth wherever He leads me. This leads up to my next point.
There are numerous passages in the Koran, that talk about killing those who resist, especially Jews and Christians. In other words, Allah is not interested in humans exercising the power of “freedom of choice”. As far as Allah is concerned, you either submit to him willingly or unwillingly. This is a sharp contrast between the teachings of Christ and the teachings of Islam/Mohammed/Allah. Allah worries much about having an earthly kingdom and he drives his followers to accomplish this goal for him. If anyone disparages Mohammed and Islam, Allah wants his people to kill them. By contrast, Almighty God YaHVeH is not intimidated by anyone. Christ clearly taught, that the majority of humans will go through the broad gate that leads to destruction in Matthew 7:13-14. Almighty YaHVeH knows there will be more people who will reject Christ, than who will put their trust in Him for eternal life, but this does not change His game plan. YaHVeH will make all things right on the judgment day and He is not worried if someone disparages His name. Of course YaHVeH does not like people to reject Him, to disparage Him, or to make fun of Him, but He is not interested in Christians killing these kinds of people to protect Himself. Do you see the difference. Allah is so worried and angry trying to have an earthly kingdom and about having respect from everyone, but YaHVeH calmly accepts the odds being overwhelming and seems to prefer it that way. Allah kills and maims the dissenters, leaving death and destruction in his wake, but YaHVeH patiently presses forward against evil, building His great kingdom ever so surely. You can see the predicament that Muslims are in, because they have to fear and quake in hopes that Allah does not severely punish them for not doing enough killing. Muslims have to try and work their way to heaven by satisfying Allah, who is very hard to please. Oh, there is a huge difference between the Christian God and the god of Islam.
For all the Muslims out there, I invite you to put faith in Yahshua Jesus the Christ for eternal life. You will never be able to do enough to please Allah, but you don’t have to earn eternal life with YaHVeH, because YaHVeH already did it for us in sacrificing His Son in our place. All we have to do is put our trust in Christ and live our lives for Him. YaHVeH does not desire that you kill or maim anyone to make Him happy. He will take you as you are and help you to become all that He wants you to be.