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That Which We Do Not Understand We Mock: Belief In Christ Provides a Better Understanding

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Sep 27, 2012 at 14:37

And now we are reminded again by the Arab League that Islam is on its march to ostensibly reclaim that which they think they lost, but in reality, never really had: total world domination. There is a call to make it a 'worldwide offense' to blaspheme that which the Muslims claim is holy, in essence, making a worldwide claim to adhere to shari'a law.

Amongst and above the furor over the world's secularists' dissemblance of things religious, the Islamists are making a religious claim over the world. The question is: is their threat of death for blaspheming things Islamic appropriate when they themselves are more intolerant towards religious aspirations of others that do not require death if blasphemy is projected towards their Deity?

The point is that they do not care about the truly holy things if they cannot control it. And ultimately, this is what it is all about, the claim of dominion over the world; a claim made by empires and their offspring, of religious entities abusing their call by their Deity; and eventually by tyrants whose worship of themselves is the root of the arrogance that makes anyone who is not God wanting the dominion that is the envy of the Adversary.

And if compliance does not come voluntarily (which is the only way discipleship in Yeshua can come), then it comes by any means devisable by human antipathy towards fellow mankind and the depravity that keeps it in all-to-comfortable company. In comparison to the anti-Christian depictions in the Muslim world, the travesty that is the result of insulting Islam demonstrates the inequality afforded to any who would defer from Islam to what may be deemed a better demonstration of love towards all humanity as found in true Christianity.

Egyptian leader Morsi would not prevent the demonstrations outside of the American Embassy; the truth being he could not have stopped it as long as the reputation of the Islamic Prophet was at stake. Now, they say it will not be stopped if the Islamic Prophet is not revered over all the world; in essence saying that the Islamic Prophet is more to be revered than the Saviour of the world, Yeshua HaMashiach.

The reputation of Islam is ultimately at stake. Muslims kill and have killed for that reputation. That is not to say that others have not killed for Christianity's sake: many have. But no mortal, no angel has eternal authority to kill for Christianity's sake (Yeshua HaMashiach made no such commandment ); only in rejection of salvation is eternal death prescribed. So what then is the justification for the Islamists of the world to kill for their Deity? They cannot point to the Holy Bible; therefore it must come from the Quran.

Therein lays the central argument of life and death as described to the world in the terms of the Quran and the Holy Bible – thereby is the choice between life and death that leads to eternal existence beyond the grave. If one dies at the hands of the vengeance of Islam, ultimately it is belief in which Deity that guarantees eternity as Yeshua provides; only the faithful in Yeshua have that final freedom that only Yeshua provides, which comes from His love. Where then, is the love that comes from the Islamic Prophet when compared to Yeshua?

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