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A Perception of History or Reality - Of the Mind or of the Heart

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 4, 2011 at 17:34

Regretfully, I had not seen the groups of exchanges before today, and of the interesting proposition of yours about who you might think Jesus Christ is. I have made a couple of other notations elsewhere, but this one seemed like it needed an extra moment of time.

But time is something the world seems to have so little of. We try to look back in history to develop a rationale for why things are, and what so many think the world needs to be doing in order to set a true course, ostensibly to peace. But in view of the recent happenings around the Middle East, there seems to be the abiding sense that such is not in the immediate view and we have not learned enough of history to keep from making centuries old mistakes.

But, it is not in history that we are being told that Islam is on the rise, that if one were to believe, for example that the Iranian president intends to usher in the climactic entrance of his al-Madhi, the world would need to be set up for that moment. He does have allies to comfort him in his expectation, much to the consternation of the world. But there is that notion by some that something is actually a great obstacle, one that has been the stumbling block for centuries: what to do about the Jews? The answer for that is in the Hebrew Holy Bible.

We can see by the events in the Middle East that some are ready to deal with that situation, some even insisting that a unilateral establishment of a 'Palestinian' nation be declared by the United Nations in less than a year. What does any thinking individual believe that will produce? In the alternative, I believe I know what the result is going to be, and have stated so many times to others, including Muslims who tried to convince me otherwise. But they could not argue the one thing that provides all the proof I need to keep my assurances of peace alive: in spite of all that can be mustered, Israel remains as a witness of Almighty God and His Truth, something no human can alter.

But what the world does fail to understand as well, is that Islam will be a contender; that much will change and fall to the presumption that Islam has answers to the world problems. While it can be said that this could be argued, the evidence shows that Islam will have its time in destiny; yet it will not last. Why? Again, the answer is: Israel. Jesus Christ said: "salvation is of the Jews." This is as true now as it was when Jesus first spoke it, in eternity before His entry into this warring world, near two thousand years ago. Really, things haven't changed much, have they.

So while there may the reluctance to give any credence in the human real of logic to anything that an unbelieving world might say about Jesus Christ, everything He has said is at hand; about Israel and everything else. And while there is the temptation to let it all hang loose and the world careen into oblivion without the Christian influence, out of our love for Jesus Christ we obey Him at His WORD, which is to offer the witness that whosoever will believe on the LORD Jesus Christ will be saved. We have His WORD on it.

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