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Crash Course - Consequences of History Lessons Not Learned.

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Sep 13, 2007 at 13:21

As the debate rages amongst modern western ideologies, which sprang from Christian moorings against the oriental thinking of Islam and its own ideology, and the world fights the wars that such arguing could not resolve, it is all coming down to who one wants to believe in that can bring the world to peace. The expression of John 3:16 by one of the other readers here is the true basis for the Christian position.

Islam and its proponents think they have a better answer than believing in Jesus Christ as LORD and Savior, saying theirs is a better course than believing that salvation in the name of Jesus permits one to obtain eternal life. They say they follow one who provided their own system of belief because they could bring themselves to believe in the Holy Scriptures that describe Jesus Christ as the Son of Almighty God, who is promised to return. Islam has in their own belief system one that is to come as well. Who is right?

The crash course with Islam is forecast, its inevitability plain to see. In reality, the world has fought vigorously, in outright hostility as well as in covert sublimation, against the profound influences of Jesus Christ and His followers. It started in the Middle East, was carried on by the Romans and carried over during the Crusades. As highlighted by our site host and our French Expat friend, we fight these battles even now. Who is right?

One does not need a crash course in Islam to realize that the conflict is increasing in its expansion on the world front from every society that is facing the question, "what do we do about Islam?" As Osama bin Laden puts it, submit and all will be well. Is he right?

But now comes the inevitable part, one that the world that does not believe in Jesus Christ cannot see. Refer to the words following John 3:16, the ones found in John 3:17 and 18. What we infer here is that Islam becomes the mechanism, in rejecting the love of Almighty God who sent Jesus Christ, by which the world will come to judgment for that rejection.

Think not? Look around and see how many Holy Bibles can be brought into Saudi Arabia or Indonesia or other similar Muslim places. Even in America, the use of the Holy Bible and its wisdom is restricted in public places such as the courts and schools, yet the Quran is to be studied in its original language in a New York public school, likely to be followed in other places. What lessons are they teaching?

The Holy Bible says that one is coming that will cause judgment to fall on the world before the return of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, at once the Savior and the King, will execute the final judgment following the pretender. Then the lessons of the crash course will have been learned by all in the collision of ideologies, and everyone will know who was right after all.
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