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Responses from the Bible - some very interesting verses ;-)

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Submitted by Maggie4Life (Australia), Sep 24, 2006 at 22:37

For some odd reason I find myself constantly reading the Wisdom literature in the Bible. Yesterday the reading that was the inspiration for a wonderful homily came from the Book of Wisdom. When the reader was reading out the words from yesterday's reading, I immediately brought into mind some of the words that are found in the Koran, in the surahs that I have seen quoted on many occasions. This is just one line and it speaks of the thoughts and actions of the wicked, and seems to be so prophetic when it comes to the spread of Islam:

"Let us lie in wait for the virtuous man, since he annoys us and opposes our way of life, reproaches us for our breaches of the law and accuses us of playing false to our upbringing...

Before us he stands as a reproof to our way of thinking, the very sight of him weighs our spirits down..." (Ws2:12-14)

Even though this verse also applies to the Marxists, and others who prefer a way of life that is without virtue, I think what struck me, in the light of what has happened since the Regensberg address, is how the Jihadists fit so well with the thoughts expressed by a writer who is pre-Christian. The mere fact that the Jihadists have demanded that Benedict XVI be handed over to them is proof, in my opinion that they mean to harm anyone who stands in their way. The Jihadists do in fact lie in wait for others. Even things like complaining about a motor mechanic revving his car allegedly for the purpose of terrorising Muslims fits into this verse of people lying in wait to do harm to others.

Why comments are not aimed at Jihadists alone. My comments are also meant to show that the politically correct members of our western society are aiding and abetting the jihadists whose inevitable purpose is to take over the world and establish the world wide caliphate. Some moderate Muslims dismiss such an idea, but their dismissal is also like fluff, because they have not understood what is written in the Koran.

We can always point to the similarities between the Judeo-Christians faiths and Islam. It is not difficult when Islam has Ramadan.Even though there are similiarites, such as alms-giving and fasting, I think that even those things are only passed on to those who have a better intellect in some countries. The fasting in Ramadan has become a total farce in the most Islamist of countries. It is usually marked with a fresh waive of violence.

I have begun with the Book of Wisdom, but there are other wisdom books in the Bible that an be used with confirdence regarding Biblical teaching on the matter of what is to be considered virtuous and what is considered evil. We need to look beyond the religion at only at the individuals who are creating the chaos around the world. For instance in Proverbs, I found the following:

"Dame Folly acts on impulse, is childish and knows nothing..." (Proverbs 9:13)

"The slack hand brings povery, but the diligent hand brings wealth." (Proverbs 10:4)

"He walks secure whose ways are honourable, but he who follows crooked ways is soon discovered" (Prov10:11)

"Hatred provokes disputes, love covers all offences." (Prov 10:12)

"No man is made secure by wickedness, but nothing shakes the roots of virtuous men." (Prov 12:3)

"The fool shows his displeasure straight away, the discreet man overlooks the insult (Prov 12:16)

I see Jihadis in terms of the wicked as described in the Bible. The above verses are just appetisers of the words of the prophets who wrote the Wisdom literature. Every page I turn in the Book of proverbs has a quote that is oh so relevant at the present time. It serves to reflect upon this Wisdom literature because the rage against the Pope is summed up so well in the Book of Proverbs.

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