Saturday, 31 January 2009
- The Crusades were a Vatican [Roman Catholic] vehicle to grab control of trade routes and politically power in the temporal world as a reaction to the rapid and violent expansion of islam. Many muslims and unorthodox; pre-Reformation Christians were victims of the Crusades and it is perceived by Jews as well as muslims as a slaughter by 'Christianity'.
- The Inquisition was aimed at more of the anti-papacy elements inside Europe and any 'heretics' it could accuse. But [again] Jews suffered immensely under its genocidal evil.
- The Holocaust was essentially an extension into social nationalism of lutheran/protestant theology centred about the teachings of Martin Luther. On one hand Luther was indeed a 'hero' of the Reformation; and on the other he was the progenitor of Nazism. But he was a promoter of the hatred of Jews despite being the wedge than saved us all from the cult of Roman Catholicism.
My own extended family tree has been affected by the fruits of the Inquisition. Forced from Spain into Morocco by the Inquisition and then forced from Morocco to Israel by islam. It's good to see that good can come from evil [I recommend that you do a study of the life of Joseph!].
So besides bearing brunt of islams core tenets of Jewish extermination or dhimmihood; Jewry has also suffered because of religious 'Christianity' down the years. Many Germans in the lead up to; during and even after World War II still thought of themselves 'christian' rather than patriots. Hitler did and so did the Nazi ranks. The Crusaders thought and promoted themselves as 'christian' and the Vatican arrogantly assumed [and still does today] the mantle of 'Christianity' as the 'mother church' both during the Inquisition; the Reformation and beyond.
All of them were supposedly 'christian' .. that was the message to Jews in Europe and the Middle East; as we now call it. So more not a few generations; the Jews have been subject, not only to islamic attack [and they still are] - but also they have been sorely treated by agents under the guise of 'Christianity'.
But Jews [and gentiles too] who have encountered True Christianity either respect it or accept it. Authentic faith in Jesus and His teachings brings about a passion and genuine love for God's chosen people [and others]; a heart for mission but also an understanding of one having their own will and trusting God to do the talking ultimately.So this is why [in my view] Jews distrust what the world calls 'Christianity' [but is largely religious Babylon] and why we need to be informed and sensitive when supporting and reaching out to them. Personally, I love the Jewish people deeply - this is my gift from God - not of my own strength - for His purposes. And God loves muslims; atheists et al too. He is not willing that ANY perish but that ALL come to eternal life [II Peter 3:9].
God bless you and God bless Israel [and Jewish people] ... KJS ... 31-Jan-2009
Friday, 30 January 2009
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Hello again folks! I couldn't believe my ears the other morning as I struggled to get ready for work with the TV news blaring away in the background. But then again; I wasn't surprised given the blogs that I have published on this blog re: the NWO; Illuminati et al.
There; on the BBC breakfast news, I heard those ear-catching series of words [again]: Gordon Brown ... birth-pangs ... new global order! This is the story as reported on the BBC News web-site on Monday 26-Jan-2009:
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
If I ever needed to borrow his car in an emergency; Charles Davis was there. He was there when I departed my then home in 1992 in Weston-super-Mare and he brought home most of my belongings in his car. He was there in 1996 when my engagement to my future wife, Julie, was celebrated. He was there at our wedding in September 1997 and he was one of the first folks to see our very new-born baby Rebekah Marie in December 1998. Always strong; always determined; always helpful; always practical - that was Charlie. He was thrilled when I telephoned him on my many travels and he was always interested in how I was doing. As the effects of Parkinson Disease and cancer took hold; he was still independent and he was still dependable Charlie. I will miss him terribly; as will a lot of people. I last met with him last Saturday, together with Julie at New Cross Hospital. He was seriously ill; on much medication and it was hard to get his attention. It was a heartbreaking way to say "Goodbye" to good 'ol Sir Charles Davis. He and Rosalind gave me much-needed stability when I was wobbling in life and I needed normality. So many fond memories and laughs to recall. I am grateful to God for the blessing of having had this man woven into the tapestry of my life. I will never forget him and pray that, in the Lord's mercy and grace, he departed this life friends with God. Please pray for Rosalind and Michelle and her partner Steve. Please also pray for a smooth funeral and that the Lord would use these sad events to open the door of True Salvation to whoever He pleases. God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 28-Jan-2009
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- Who started it? On December 19th Hamas declared it would not renew a 6-month ceasefire agreement. Instead, Hamas stepped up the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel. On Christmas Eve it fired over 50 rockets and on Christmas Day over 80 rockets and mortars against Israeli citizens. No country could ignore rockets being fired against its people.
- Is Israel's response disproportionate? In the last 3 years Hamas has fired 5,800 rockets and mortars randomly against Israeli citizens. What would be the world's response if Israel fired 5,800 missiles randomly into Gaza? Instead Israel has targeted Hamas fighters and infrastructure, and tunnels from Egypt. Israel has repeatedly offered that if the rockets stop it would also stop its bombardment. But Hamas continues firing rockets.
- What is needed to end the conflict? There needs to be a change to the security situation in Gaza. Hamas used the last 6-month ceasefire to smuggle longer-range Iranian made rockets into the Gaza Strip. These have hit a school in Beersheva and apartments in Ashkelon and Ashdod 25 miles away. If Israel accepts another ceasefire without destroying this stockpile of rockets or putting [in] controls to prevent new and even longer range rockets being smuggled into Gaza it could face a repetition whenever Hamas decided to renew hostilities. Next time Tel Aviv could be within range.
- What is the reaction of the Arab powers? No Arab nation would have allowed a neighbour to fire rockets into its sovereign territory. Any Arab state would have reacted far more strongly and not been so concerned to minimise civilian casualties! Neither Egypt or Jordan has broken off diplomatic relations with Israel. Many Arab states recognize that Hamas is acting as an agent for Iran. They do not want Iranian power to increase in the Middle East and are secretly pleased that Israel is taking on Hamas.
- What about the humanitarian situation in Gaza? The people in Gaza are living under a despotic regime. Hamas expelled its [Fatah] opponents by throwing them off the roof of high-rise buildings or shooting them in the streets. Hamas persecutes the small Christian minority and any non-islamic influences. Israel is allowing daily deliveries of 50 to 100 truckloads of supplies to Gaza and did not cut off power supplies from the generating station at Ashkelon even when it was under fire.
- Is Gaza hopeless? No, its people have a high rate of adult literacy - over 92%. Infant mortality is low and the expectation of life from birth is over 72 years. If Gaza focused on development rather than using all of its resources for attacking Israel the people could have a brighter future.
- What is CFI doing? CFI Jerusalem is facing increased calls for help from people suffering because of this conflict. CFI-UK has suggested to the Israeli Government the establishment of an emergency field hospital in southern Israel with safe conduct to take casualties from Shifa Hospital in Gaza" [end quote]