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Submitted by O.C. (United States), Sep 15, 2006 at 11:07

Obviously, any sect or group relying on power rather than Truth needs control. Control allows for enforced compliance. When such quests are contested, claims of persecution incite adherents to action.

From where do such mindsets stem? Frank Peretti wrote a book called "Piercing the Darkness" about the heavenly battles between the good and the evil forces that are constantly being waged in the heavenlies. These forces are empowered by the free will of human beings. We think that we don't hurt anybody but ourselves when we lie, cheat, steal, or arrange illicit laisons, but the willingness of humans to live falsely in their everyday lives empowers either the good or the evil spiritual forces in the heavenlies that then exercise their increased spiritual power over our human existence and effect the affairs on the earth.

The Islam religion has waged a persistent spiritual war in their religious practices for centuries. We are seeing the results of their efforts far out-weighing the powers of the forces of good that seem to be waning as more and more righteous people become willing to sacrifice their knowledge of goodness and purity to the idolatrous gods of greed and self-indulgence. Think about it, you might have a greater role in the drama than you realize; and pray for our troops in Iraq. Otch @yahoo.com

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