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No Error in Believing the Truth of the Holy Bible and of the Bible's LORD, Jesus Christ.

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 28, 2008 at 17:55

Let us clear up this one point. Though there may be compelling arguments for either ideologies to point to the other to claim or dispel religious reasons for slaughter of unbelieving persons, the truth of the claims must be made in the context by which such things were allowed to happen, whether by command (whose authority), by intention of perceived obedience to a religious ruling (whether legitimate or not), or by self-proclamation without legitimate cause.

The historical record shows religiously based killings for whatever reasons supposed, and should be viewed in the context by which such actions were precipitated. Those responsible bear the acts and their eternal consequences; stopping such acts in the name of religion should be of paramount position in any ideology wishing to elevate above the error of such thinking, whether in Islam, Sikh, Hindu, etc., etc., and especially Christianity. Especially Christianity, since the Biblical command of Christ is to love your enemies and to win hearts in that love. There is no victory in an unbeliever's death.

If Islam is not the reason for say, the Iranian President to eliminate Israel from the face of the planet in order to achieve an Islamic peace, then what should be the position of others that disagree. If Islam as practiced by Nasrallah and his Hizbollah continues their campaign to destroy Israel from the north, and Mashaal with Hamas doing the same from the south, what is the perception to be made there? Some have resorted to calling these actions between Islamic activism and the West the modern crusades. This does have some semblance of truth, for the crusades were fought for the wrong reason, though with cause, that Islam of that time sought to destroy all that was not in conformance with the Quran, or to subjugate those who would not be perceived as a countering threat. Is this not what we are seeing today?

As for the Samarians and their place in history, after the Assyrian deportation and restoration, the tribes that were so removed from their original lands and sent to what is now Syria were considered outcast by the remaining tribes because of intermarriage, that the Samaritans were mixed peoples and thus contaminated/corrupted. Thus we find the sense of discrimination. They were then compelled to set up there own Temple system in order to have their own sense of relationship to the Almighty God of the Hebrew people, but even in that they were rejected. Only when Yeshua HaMashiach arrived hundreds of years later did they find the source of reconciliation and eternal life. See the Gospel of John Ch 4 with Jesus Christ speaking of such things with the woman at the well.

We could go on and on about the difference of the prescient knowledge of the Hebrew Holy Scriptures and how they relate to the Israeli people, and there would be the counter ideology that says the Israeli people have had their time. What is to be seen is that Jesus Christ is not done with the Jewish nation yet, that He is to become their King (and not their destroyer) and the world would finally recognize that what Jesus Christ has said all along is still as true today as when He first uttered any of the words that controls all life on this planet. He would gather all who would believe in Him in faith and give them eternal life, and He will be the reason for peace on earth, not by any plan that mere humanity could imagine. That is the message the Jewish rulers of the time missed then when they said the verse in John 8:48, and that is what people are missing now by continuing to reject Jesus Christ. Still, it is not too late to believe, yet.
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