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Still more confusion remains Mr. Tovey , Kindly help me

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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Jun 24, 2009 at 12:18

Thanks for your clarifications Mr. Tovey. But as I have stated previously there still are some confusion regarding Xerexes and Esther.
Even if we consider your position that Xerexes did not love God but only loved Esther and for that reason he was destroyed by GOD through Greeks.

But history throws us about many interesting questions which seem to be pointing towards contrary towards your viewpoint.
Take the example of the Crusaders , no one can question their faith upon Jesus. Only because of their faith and love for Jesus they decided to fight wars in the middle east and did not even bother for their own lives while fighting for Jesus. But tin spite of their such strong faith on Jesus why GOD gave the victory to Saladin ,..... a Muslim , over these Crusaders , true faithful followers of GOD , in the battle of Hattin.By going with your analogy then we have only one conclusion , Saladin had a greaer relationship and faith on Jesus even though he was a Muslim.

My next question is that if we consider your true belief that Salvation can only come to a person through Jesus , then if suppose a man accepts Jesus as is personal saviour , now a relationship is created between him and Jesus. Then he embraces Islam . Now is he still allowed Salvation ? Can the relationship between the man and Jesus exist after he embraces Islam ?

Befor finishing this post I would like also like to make a finishing point about Esther and Xerexes. Was it not a responsibility for Esther to bring Xerexes into a true relationship with GOD ? The holy bible as far as I know does not tell us about any effort of Esther to preach the message of GOD to the king , Xerexes. Considering the kind of love that Xerexes had for Esther I belive if she had rightly preached about GOD to Xerexes then surely Xerexes would have become a great believer in Jesus , the GOD of Esther. So why should Xerexes be held responsible for not having a true faith upon GOD when Esther herself was not eager to share the message , according to holy bible. Or should we interprate that Xerexes was temporarily used by Esther and she did not have any wish to seek good for the soul of Xerexes ?

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