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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Aug 30, 2007 at 00:33

The memory of what was written by this reader is still fresh when recalling that the Holy Bible is a contentious book, and that it proclaims the truth contained therein is foolishness to them that perish. But more importantly, it contains the means to attain eternal life, provided by the love of Almighty God by His sending the Son of God, Jesus Christ to dies on the cross for our sins, and them raising Him from the dead as the first fruits of the resurrection. All one need do is to believe the truth. Here is truth from the Gospel of John:

"3:16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. 3:17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him may be saved. 3:18) He that believes on him, is not condemned: but he that believes not, is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God. 3:36) He that believes on the Son, has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son, shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him."

So yes, the witness of the Christian is to be borne of the same love that sent Christ Jesus to the cross; but the consequences of rejecting the truth and turning Him away are also part of that truth, which will be seen when He returns.

Returning to the premise of dealing with Islam, as mentioned before, to try to ban it is futile. To teach the truth of the Holy Bible until it is no longer tolerated is the only recourse, after which time when the Bible is banned instead towards the end of the age, Christ Jesus will appear to prove the final point....that He alone reigns.

Now, as to the sources regarding the ebb and flow of Christianity and its historical and contemporary influences, it is a compilation of this reader's study going back thirty years, so there is not enough time or space here to recount it all. It should be sufficent to say that one may start with Flavius Josephus, scan the various Christian and Church expositors, noticing the variations of the expositions through about 600 A.D., just prior to the explosion that was the beginning of Islam and the dark ages of Christianity. Not until Martin Luther did the light come out from under the bushel, starting the revival that began to take hold and the light of Christ was seen in His Word. So yes again, that is what this reader thinks.

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