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Reader comment on item: Walid Shoebat: "Palestinian turns from radical Muslim to true Zionist"
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Submitted by Joshua (United States), Feb 17, 2007 at 21:07

...but not by Mr. Shoebat, that "Walid Shoebat" is not his real name. I'm willing to believe that it is his real name, but you do not recognize it because "Shoebat" is a spelling that was produced for the English speaking population, to be able to pronounce his name properly. (He does offer an Arabic spelling which is Shu'aybat). Waell, since you are Palestinian, I am asking sincerely if you recognize the Arabic spelling as a proper Arabic name, as I am not familiar with nearly as many Arabic names as yourself.

Mr Shoebat hasn't been making any efforts, as you have seen for yourself when you found him while channel surfing, to keep his image from the public forum. As a matter of fact, If he does have the faith that comes from God, he understands that it is important not to fear those who may destroy the body, but to fear the one who may destroy the soul forever. When it is Walid's time, and God's purpose in his life is fulfilled, he may meet a peaceful or terrible end; nonetheless he will not be taken from this world without God's permission.

Waell, the Americans, as well as the rest of the world, are guilty of two major sins; ignorance and hate of the Muslim poeple. I am convinced that if poeple repented of their hate and ignorance of the Muslim poeple, a great work of reconciliation would take place and this hostility would cease. What is this reconciliation?

To recognize that Ishmael was indeed blessed by God, and made into a great nation; however, a covenant was established with Isaac in whom a great promise was given; that the Law, which is incomplete and does nothing but convict and condemn, would not be replaced, but fulfilled in the body of Christ on the cross, who in his perfect state BECAME the curse, that is our seperation from God by our sins. This is not accepted by most Jews, who wanted a Messiah that would conquer by the sword and conform to Satan's way of doing things; intimidation and death. But first, Christ had to become sin so that we could be reconciled to God through him, and that then God would be satisfied and remember our sins no more. This Christ, whom I'm sure you are familiar with to a point has been given authority over the prince of this world, Satan, and will stand in judgement of him in the end of the age, throwing him into the fire with his rebellious angels. This Christ came first in peace to gather his children for this final battle when we will establish justice on this earth, and he will not be discouraged or deterred.

Waell, I am convinced by faith that you are interested in justice for this world. And I am also convinced that if you acknowledge the role of Christ in this world, that is Jesus, the son of Mary, your great faith and your works will be rewarded. But this crown of eternal life is given only as a gift, it cannot be earned by Religious works, and I'm sure your religion is solid, firm. I invite you to complete and fulfill your works and be covered in the blood of the sacrifice that ended all sacrifices. I do not ask you to change a thing about what you do to worship God, how you handle your affairs, how many times you pray a day, etc., etc. Those are items of a Religious preference not to be established by anyone but yourself. I agree with the Koran when it describes God as "merciful, lenient". I also agree that a place is reserved for the faithless, the idolater, the sorcerer, the immoral; and we both know what a wretched place that will be. What is most interesting though is that in God's leniency, he established a way for us to shed the burden of sin without works (GRACE) and established for those who accept grace a system of rewards for the works they do inside that grace.

I would love to continue to communicate with a person such as yourself who seems knowledgable and interested in truth.

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