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When Life Exceeds Normal Limits -Eternity with (or without) Jesus Christ is One Heartbeat Away

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jun 17, 2008 at 12:15

This reader appreciates the exchanges being undertaken to express our given views, and in particular the attempts to provide the resources that may or may not influence the thinking that all Muslims carry the Quran for religious guidance, some closer to the heart than others. For example, the friendly exchange between reader sTs and K. H. Ahmed demonstrates a dedication to their beliefs that are undeniable. Would that the more militant and deadly adherents to the Quran were so compelled to exemplify the meaning the of the name Islam.

But as these posts are traded in a decidedly more tolerant site than can be found elsewhere on the internet, the moderated civility only allows for a course of debate that will eventually lead to an impasse; a fully developed belief system or faith would require more than what is traded here to convince one to adopt a contravening ideology or to convert.

It is mentioned in the previous post that the Christian friend ‘jokingly' suggested baptism. While commendable from a Christian perspective, to merely suggest baptism without the confession of faith in Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ prior to the immersion, the immersion would have little value eternally, for confession of faith necessarily needs to happen first, or the baptism becomes little more than a Jewish ceremonial cleansing, as it was for Jesus Christ and His baptism (for He, being sinless, submitted to the baptism to observe the requirements of the law, not of any need to cleanse for sin as we do). It is the same thing anytime baptism occurs without the confession of Jesus Christ as Lord in a person's life, that baptism by itself does not gain eternity.

Now anytime a person with a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ finds that life in their Christianity is going unchallenged and life appears normal, a careful eye should examine why they should find calm in a world driven to exclude true Christianity from among the people. Christians true to their discipleship will always be challenged in their belief, for in their new nature they find enmity with the world that cannot and will not suffer the perceived influences of following the Holy Bible. It is why that in the end, though a Holy Bible may sit side by side on a table with a Quran, eventually a choice for eternity will need to be made, and eternity with Jesus Christ can only come from the Word found in the Holy Bible. The Quran provides the alternative as given by the Prophet of Islam and it does not place Jesus Christ so prominently.

The challenges to Christianity are overt and covert, coming in America in more and more extreme confrontations, that latest of which being that which we read of over in California where the Biblical institution of marriage is overturned by human writ. Compromises such as that and others that contradict the Biblical principles are going to be the cause by which America defeats herself, as can be seen in the dealings with Israel. The determination shall be that there can be no compromise there.

Shortly now, the clash between the ideology of the Quran and the Biblical directives as they concern Israel will increase to an intensity unknown in the world consciousness, and many who deny the Hebrew Holy Scriptures as the controlling power in the destiny of Israel will find that the consequences of interfering with the destiny of Israel are many and intensive, as America is finding out daily. Life here will exceed the known normal limits in a way few will understand outside of the Holy Bible.

In the sifting of beliefs, the need for true Christians to be Biblical in all dealings will be in sharp contrast to the negotiations of compromise such as that in the ecumenical and political spheres of influences, now going global. The Battle for Jerusalem is inevitable. When the Biblical destiny of Israel emerges from the fire of that conflict, the world will find that the Hebrew Holy Scriptures actually conquered all things before they happened, and that Yeshua HaMashiach was and is Israel's LORD all along.
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