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The Church Had Its Golden Age- On the Other Hand, True Christianity Has Been in the Age of Grace for Almost Two Thousand Years

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Aug 31, 2010 at 16:38

As long as the mentality that the militant arm of the faithless church that took the love of Almighty God and trampled it underfoot during the crusades in the name of Christianity remains, then there is no dealing with Islam. There never was and there never will be a Biblical mandate to conquer in the age of grace. Jesus Christ required His disciples to witness His love and the mercy of Almighty God during the times of the Gentiles, until those times close. We are seeing the imminence of that now.

Christianity in its true form is not a religion: but the practice of the human rituals under its influences can be trivialized at the whims of those who have no true faith in the Son of Almighty God. From thence we see the brutalities that the Adversary tries to assess to Christianity, and does so in complicity with those who have distance themselves from the love of Almighty God. Faithless Christianity has NO resiliency of power against Islam. Thus we see faithless Christianity making room for the 'Ground Zero' mosque.

Islam has not evolved, but it does shape shift. The precepts of Islam allow for 'moderate' expressions of its belief system when such is called for, and more fundamentalist expressions, including the use of force, when that time arrives. Benevolence in Islam appears to be useful at times when its aims are achieved in submission to its tenets; but beware when the 'patience' of its benevolence is spent. Ask Israel about those times in its attempts at co-existence. They are facing that again in a few days.

Is there a desire to make a stand against Islam and its assault against the freedoms of America? One might say it is too late, for Islam has already made enough headway to be a contestant force for religious expression. Does anyone want to know why? Look at what happened in trying to press for freedom of Christian expression in the governmental forum. It started in the courts. It overran the American Congress, and now the American Executive.

Try to read a Bible or introduce a prayer in the Name of Jesus Christ into the government record in many places and you will be challenged. Try and justify a Christian argument for NOT removing the Christian symbols in government/public places and see what the ACLU will do. Ask the Pentagon about its stance of chaplains praying in Jesus Christ's name and see what they say. But it's OK to build a representative symbol of the antipathies that took down the towers. We have the assurance of the American Administration that "it's OK." Now, what's going to happen if we try to stop them? We do not have too much longer to find out.

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