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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Apr 1, 2008 at 18:53

"But I (God) have hated Esau, and made his mountains a desolation and appointed his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness." - Malachi 1:2

"As it is written, 'Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated' ". - Romans 9:13

According to the Bibe, Esau was the father of all the Arab tribes.

I've been reading your posts - very interesting - and with this last one I felt compelled to respond. No wonder you have hate for the absolute evil you witness every day. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. God Himself "hated" Esau and what his descendants would bring - "hate" here, of course, is an anthropopathism, that is, attributing to God human emotion; this is used as language of accomidation, so that readers of the Bible would have an idea of God's attitude.

Realize that God knows exactly what you're going through, and He has a purpose for this - it may be that your letters here, from an eye-witness such as yourself, might cause someone to question who God is, question their own faith, even seek Salvation. Never forget, as a Christian, you are an ambassador for Christ. Remember to keep God and His Word as top priority, in your soul, in your thinking. Remember time on earth is a drop in the bucket compared to eternity. While you are here, no matter what God's "geographical" Will is for you, He has a reason for this, and passing this test, through study and application of His Word (2 Peter 3:18, 2 Timothy 2:15), will glorify Him.

APPLICATION OF HIS WORD DOES NOT MEAN LOVING ISLAM. The Lord Himself wiped out 185,000 of the enemy (the Assyrian army). Isaiah 37:36

A pastor you might be interested in - www.rbthieme.org

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