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Embracing the Truth in the Holy Bible Either Brings Contention in Unbelief - Or Peace in Obedience to the Love of Jesus Christ

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Oct 2, 2008 at 19:02

Every once in a post, or in this case several posts, there are some intriguing exchanges-not the ones that disintegrate into personalities labeling other personalities for a lack of agreement, but of a sincere attempt to express a viewpoint to justify one's outlook or world view. Such is the case in which, from the post starting September 7th, we get yet another perspective of trying to make a comparison of the three ‘religions,' from a decidedly Muslim perspective trying to embrace the other two.

While it can be see that an attempt to resolve the written differences expressed here comes from a supposed desire to be tolerant one to another, in all reality, to do so does really result in defining more sharply the contradictions of each of the ‘religious' perspectives. What this points to is that historically, none of these religious persuasions have been able to get along for any period of time, tolerance occurring only when the circumstances dictate, like ‘hudna' for the moment in the ‘Palestinian' debacle. That Christianity has been abused for the sake of making the world distrustful of things Christian is plain for all to see, unbelief coming from a lack of true knowledge about who Jesus Christ really is.

Central to the issues that seem to continue the divisiveness is the inability of each nominal belief system to understand the other, worsened by the situation that most outside of true Christianity fail to make the distinction from nominal Christianity. Hence, without making such a distinction, Christianity of true faith gets lumped in with Christianity the ‘religion.' Such is the basis of ecumenicalism, and why so many think that Christianity could co-exist with the others, when really, it cannot. Disciples of Jesus Christ are in this world, but are not supposed to embrace any part of the world that interferes with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

So, for a disciple to embrace the other religions as if there were equity in faith is, by the directives of the Holy Bible and the Word of Jesus Christ, impossible. What true followers of Jesus Christ are called to do, instead, is to witness His place in their lives, to point to His death on the cross for forgiveness of sins, and to have faith in Him as He works out His will in their lives, eventually to be taken from this world to be with Him in eternity. There were not then, and are not now, any orders to conquer the world in His Name, only to teach the world the truth about Him and His love for mankind. The decision, the choice to believe, falls on those to whom the message is given, and the Holy Spirit will do His work to complete the witness, or stand as witness to the unbelief when the time comes for judgment.

Since the world works against this truth in order to accomplish the Adversary's hatred against Jesus Christ, we have the dissension we see today against Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible. Jesus Christ was sent to reveal the truth of Almighty God and His love for mankind in the Holy Bible, and belief in Him in obedience to His love is the result. That is what true Christianity is all about. To do or say any different, as we have seen and read of others of a contrary persuasion, is to be in rebellion to His WORD, and that is why ultimately, we see the reason for the contention and antipathy in the world today.

It will stop only when all creation is brought under the final and complete control of the WORD of the LORD, Jesus Christ.
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