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We Have Not Lost Christ-the Problem is Too Few Truly Seek Him

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Sep 25, 2012 at 19:20

One can go quite far back in history in order to retrieve a point of reference of 'when did we lose Christ?' But the more prominent one can trace its roots to the loss of Christ's original admonition to love in the face of hatred, in the garden of Gethsemane when Yeshua was arrested. Simon Peter was ready to defend Yeshua to the death in the heat of the moment, later finding that courage too quickly gone in the face of accusations of being associated with his Christ. Was Christ lost at that moment? Not in the least. Even further, the boldness of the followers of Yeshua led to a whirlwind expression if His message of love to a world that knew little about the promise of the Saviour through the Jewish people, much less about this obscure 'prophet' put to death on a Roman cross for our sin debt.

But can we say when, then? To the extent that Christianity was absorbed into the Romanesque culture three hundred years after the crucifixion, that about starts one point of how the love of Christ was being witnessed in that love to the government making it nearly mandatory to be 'christian' in order to be a citizen. This position flew into the face of Christ's intent of becoming one of His disciples in order to present the opportunity of the Gospel of salvation in the Name of the Saviour, Yeshua HaMashiach, by now Greco-Romanized to be Jesus Christ.

The Adversary took this to the hilt by now making it a Christian duty to 'evangelize' by compulsion and/or extortion; the chiefs of the Romanized movement carrying the movement back to Jerusalem where the capital of it all could be built. Eventually this led to the counter movement of Islam coming centuries later, which reintroduced the anti-Semitic inflammations of the sons of Ishmael and Isaac, and all others in between, all of which led to the ramifications we have today because of Mt. Moriah. Is it any wonder then that the name of Christ is an epithet to those who are not willing to seek nor understand the love found in His message of salvation through the shedding of His blood on the cross? Singularly it is the most frustrating aspect of the true Christian disciple who would share that love for all that seek it.

So the observation is correct that IF the 'evengelical(sp) judeo-christian zealots calling from-[sic]( for) blood' were in fact functioning in the love of Christ, then serious allegations could be leveled. However, such is not the case; to the extent that any, any of those who claim Christ as theirs but do not conduct themselves under the power of His Holy Spirit are lying to themselves and the world if they think they can legitimize the spewing of hatred and the spilling of blood in blasphemous use of His Name. Instead, a great judgment awaits those who have spoiled the message to love just as much, and maybe even more, than those who have killed the innocents that have Christ as their Saviour.

"If (sic) this is the expression of christian love?" Most assuredly it is not and there is not a legitimate Biblical argument to be found in Scripture to make it so. Further, to take the atrocities of history and lay it at the feet of Christ's throne is first and foremost an act of the Adversary as the accuser of the brethren, and that gets him a prime ticket to the lake of fire. Those who play his game are accordingly pronounced with similar judgment.

The message of Christ, put into the context of this forum, is that if a Muslim seeks Christ and His love for forgiveness in faith and ask for salvation, it is every bit as much the will of Almighty God for this person to join Yeshua in eternity as someone who has come from a nominal Christian background. That is the message of love from Yeshua HaMashiach, a message all to quickly drowned out by those who play the Adversary's game with impunity and let the sons of inhumanity beat each other to pulp instead of seeking the love of Almighty God.

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