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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 4, 2010 at 14:07

We seem to have missed the question in your other post, 'Further Questions to M. Tovey', so presuming that there was no question there, we'll not answer that post. In this post, though, we find that a question needs answering, but not necessarily the one you might have thought.

Some time back we exchanged some thoughts premised on the inquiries you made regarding some of the basic tenets of what I believed specifically, though characterized by the general beliefs of Christianity on the whole. Even as I thought they were, for you, rhetorical questions for argument by someone who did not really desire to know the truth about Christianity, I still attempted to provide some response that a non-Christian might understand. My error: I'm sorry……not for the answers, but for your unwillingness to understand, as your subsequent comments have made plain.

I'll not recount the full content of past exchanges, but focus on the ones in this prior post, to wit:

Debanjan Banerjee: "I ask you what were the crimes of the innocent children in Gaza who were killed in last year's 'Operation Cast Lead'? Did they commit(sp) a crime by being Muslims?"

Is that what you really think? You betray your influences by asking such a question. You also betray your allegiances. Were the innocence of the children in Gaza, or any other place that children are collateral casualties, of a real concern to those who are truly responsible for their well being(namely Hamas in this case after being ELECTED to be responsible), then there would be a more humanitarian effort on their part, instead of collecting as many attack weapons as possible for attacks in Israel, and using the children and their parent as hostage shields for their questionable activities (and that's putting it politely).

Debanjan Banerjee: "How do you call yourself a Christian and support the killing of innocent children?"

Again, you betray your influences, and your intolerance, by assuming wrongly that any civilized person, Christian or otherwise, is supportive of the deaths of children. It is written in the Holy Bible that children are the blessing of any civilized society, and the children of the time of Yeshua HaMashiach were called unto Him for His blessing. I have sought nothing less for those to whom He has loved, and only by your malignant assumption do you ask this question.

Debanjan Banerjee: "As per your comments on Lebanon is concerned remember Israel is still occupying Lebanese territory "the sheba firms(sp)" and holding many innocent Lebanese are rotting in Israeli jails. Israel daily violates Lebanese airspace as well as Lebanon's territorial sovereignity(sp)."

As for these notations, and the rest of the 'Palestinian' propaganda utilized by Hamas, Hizbollah and others to antagonize and fester life-long wounds, since they are not questions, the only generalization I can make is that as long as the 'Palestinian'message is to depose Israel from the land of their heritage, theirs will be a legacy of the battles fought and lost until Israel's permanency is finally established under Her King.

If you are really inquisitive, ask the real question, whether being a Christian is worth the enmity of the world and propositions like yours; that the slander that is hurled against evangelic Christian good-will because there is no discernment from faux Christianity is more of a hurt to you than you might imagine?

If you want something to try and remember, it is that Yeshua, His love and His Truth existed before the Islamic Prophet did, otherwise the Quran would never have needed to mention Yeshua and the Islamic Prophet's disbelief of the true evangelistic message.

So conversely, a Christian is an evangelist because of the commandment of Yeshua HaMashiach, who, having died on the cross for the sins of the faithful and being raised from the dead for the justification of those who have believed, so that obedience and witness to His love is the overwhelming commandment, something which we have yet to see any measure of compliance for in the Middle East.

Yeshua, the Holy One of Israel, is the Truth of the Holy Bible, and the real question is, why do you chose not to believe?

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