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Humanity's Propensity for Religious Struggles

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in response to reader comment: Tovey: Judaism, Islam and Christianity and Iconoclasm and converting the "heathens" to follow the true God?

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 20, 2020 at 17:22

Ecclesiastes - Nothing New Under the Sun
Islam presents itself (remembering this is from a 'kuffar' perspective) as a very complex and intricately developed religious ideology, calling for a variously involved sense of study in order to master its well known intricasies of theological interpretations. This reader had been told decades ago that most masters of its study were required to have a master's knowledge of Arabic in order to proceed through such studies or its 'secrets' were otherwise unobtainable.
Those of non-Muslim (infidels) were not supposed to be able to obtain mastery of its elemental knowledge of the way Muslims were to live within its influences and thus the caste system of being Muslim versus non-Muslim was the litmus test of who deserved to live against those who not worthy. To the veracity of its belief system, adherence is its basis of how life was to be lived and death was meted out to those who did not comply-just ask the latest Frenchman how that worked out when confronted with the mockery of its leader. When was the last time someone was dealt the death sentence for mocking Yeshua...anyone...anyone?
To your supposition that Islam made a greater attempt to assert a 'purity of belief' (whether a derivative of Judaism or Christianity is historically inconclusive) comes from the resentment of the challenges to its claim that it was/is the replacement theology of the times after the Romanization of Christianity started to excise the 'Messianic' tones and tomes of the Church originally initiated by Yeshua in the upper room and reduced belief in the Jewish Messiah to the Gentile Iesus Christos, upon which orthodoxy was replaced by orthopraxy, 'doing as I say and not as I believe.' This betrays the basis of religion in this day and age (an age with a now very short life expectancy) of human endeavors with little to show for the eternality originally promised. Neither expressions of belief are true to the intent of the Eternal Sovereign.
Why does humanity still get involved with attempting to exert religious dominance over other religious beliefs, over others that are not even religious at all: does not pride create the idolatrous passions that yearn for fulfillment of power over others for the lack of knowledge? Is that not the whole truth when Yeshua faced off against Pontius Pilate; he could not confess the truth, could he?
Neither does modern expressions of religion today, whether Christianesque (Byzantine, Orthodox) or the other monotheistic persuasions of religions such as Islam. All of the other religious aspirations going back to the paganistic societies (Amalekites, et al) that the Eternal Sovereign had the Jewish Nation purge in order to honor the promise to Abraham. Does one have an ability to deduce such activities are attributable to the Jewish Nation? Not when the Philistines (not predecessors to today's 'Palestinians) were tormentors in their own right.
In the Romanization of the Church, we see that it disassociated itself from the righteousness that was to be the hallmark of professing the Gospel, replacing it with the conquering mentality that has been the tool of domination of the Adversary, using the false religious aspect of the Scriptures to be the tool that has always been in the Adversary's go-to weapon; whether perverting the Gospel or replacing it altogether to conquer and dominate: it is still the means of how religion has been modernized to attempt to rule the world; either in Rome, Teheran, Beijing, Moscow or Istanbul; even while trying to obtain control of Zion in Jerusalem; what we see as you have so patently presented, that process has not stopped; and will not until the timing of the age is completed.

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