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Continuing to Make the Mistake About so-called Christian religion and true Christianity

Reader comment on item: Q&A: Remaking a Religion
in response to reader comment: JAQUES HADIDA, YOU ARE WRONG ABOUT CHRISTIANITY

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 5, 2011 at 16:49

In this more recent exchange about the perceptions of Islam being a threat on a much greater scale in its radical Islamist form (as compared to other 'moderate' Muslim expressions), we find that the rhetoric developed by both sides of these contrasting thoughts are much more practiced as the apologetics of one is constantly portrayed in contrast to other, indeed against other forms of religion as well.

Thus we see the circling debate that almost always calls up the anti-Semitic actions of the past where those who claimed Christianity but were not true followers of Jesus Christ are guilty of the atrocities of the ages, yet no one is willing to make the distinction for reasons as various as there are denominations. Many seem willing to remain oblivious to the fact that Jesus Christ was conceived and brought into this world under the practices and sensibilities of His Jewish background; and everything done by Him was performed in perfect observance of every WORD of the Hebrew Holy Bible. All of this is brought to be a reminder that Jesus Christ NEVER told anyone to conquer in His Name, only to be obedient to His WORD and take His message of love in His power of the cross to the entire world.

Errant religious feelings going back to the first century of early Christian history were prognosticated in the Letters by Peter, Paul and others, warning that Christianity would fall prey to the insidious methodologies of false teaching if true teaching were not preserved, and the atrocities perpetrated in the name of Christianity are the result. So it is in error to merely say that Christianity is a religion of peace, for it is more than that. And further, it is not the mechanism by which a mindset of converting at all costs is a requirement to be a good believer, but being good witnesses to the love of Almighty God through faith in Jesus Christ and His work of redemption on the cross.

As such, too many make the mistake of getting involved in an argument of the bad things done by 'Catholics,' 'Protestants,' and others, when the distinction of the real Bible believing follower of Jesus Christ is watching for his or her obedience to the Word of Jesus Christ in love. It is the food of disrruption that Islamists love to hear from Christian religious debates.

What we are seeing today is a repeat of the crusade mentality, of which any Muslim or practicing Orthodox Jewish person is greatly apprehensive of, for they are told it is 'Christianity' that is anti-Semitic (in spite of the true love shown by true believers in Jesus Christ towards the Hebrew people). In a strange way, Islam actually takes advantage of this, using the allegations of anti-Semitism under the color of Christianity to cover their own actions of hatred of the Jewish people.

Now the idea of remaking a religion such as Islam in order to make it more compatible with the sensibilities of western culture is a contradiction to the established orders of things, and likely never to be fully consummated as many might think. Faux Christianity might be able to come to some terms (dhimmitude) of peaceful co-existence with Islam, but true followers of Jesus Christ are expected to be obedient to His commandments; and any corruption of Biblical principle against His commandments cannot be maintained and be expected to withstand the assaults of Islam, whether fundamentalist or 'moderate.'

If this flies in the face of 'peace-seekers' who are still trying to separate Israel from the promise to Abraham, then there should be the warning that continuing to placate the mentality that Israel needs give up the West Bank to have security from the 'Palestinian' mindset will produce results guaranteed to teach the final lesson: do not mess with Israel! Learn the lesson and do not make the mistake of thinking Islam will find some 'moderate' form that will allow peace with Israel; or be swept up in the aftermath that is sure to follow.

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