Friday, September 11, 2009

Hatred by Religion... 9/11

Let Us Never Forget What Religious Hatred Does... And The Threat Is Still Real!

For man also does not know his time:
Like fish taken in a cruel net,
Like birds caught in a snare,
So the sons of men are snared in an evil time,
When it falls suddenly upon them.
-Ecclesiastes 9:12

This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth . . . . He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11 But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
-1 John 1:5-6, 2:9-11

Walk in the light and in love: this is the Truth given to the world by the one and only True God, YHWH. God's truth gives no room to hate others! Hatred of sins and wickedness, yes, but hatred of people, no!
God told us not to judge others. He told His people not to avenge Him or ourselves. We are not to execute vengeance for His name's sake... or ours. He is perfectly capable of defending His name and reputation. THIS is one of the more important differences between the true God and the false god of Islam. YHWH defends Himself! He demands that we step out of His way. He takes care of His enemies. He takes care of our enemies! Obviously, the false god of Islam is non-existent... completely unable to defend himself. Instead, angry, mislead men do this false god's bidding for him, and the result is death and carnage at the hands of those who are spiritually blind... who walk in darkness and hatred.
YHWH will judge righteously and execute justice perfectly... vengeance belongs to Him, not to us. Yes, criminal acts should be dealt with appropriately on this side of eternity as the government of this world was established by God and rests upon His shoulders, but it is God who is the final and eternal Judge and Jury... and "it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."
Is this why the Jewish people have a very long history of being peaceful, non-violent people?
Sadly, the Catholic Church historically and morally failed as miserably as Islam does today. Hence, in many parts of the world today, and even in America, Christianity has been dubbed as "a judgmental and hateful religion". I pray those of us who truly love the LORD and obey Him are walking in His light every day and in love toward everyone. There is no reason or excuse for unloving, angry, hateful thoughts and behavior when our hearts are filled with His light and we understand that He is our righteous defender... and His own best defense.
Since Jesus (Yehoshua, Yeshua) commanded His followers to walk in love and in peace, I pray that Elohim (אֱלוֹהִים) - the God of Israel - has mercy upon Muslims and saves them from the darkness and [eternal] death in which they walk. I pray Elohim draws them unto Himself - that He converts their hearts and minds and cleanses their sins through the precious redeeming blood of Yehoshua - via the power and inspiration of His Holy Spirit. In the name of Yehoshua, Amen.
May the ONE and ONLY TRUE GOD - "Elohim" who IS: אהיה אשר אהיה (Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh) 'I AM THAT I AM', יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (Yehoshua, a.k.a. 'Jesus') 'YHVH is salvation, YHVH is a saving cry' [veiled in flesh], and רוח הקודש (Ruach HaKodesh) 'Holy Spirit, Divine Spirit' - be invited to eternally comfort and bless all those whose loved ones were suddenly and cruelly taken eight years ago today by a false and hate-filled religion.

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