Sunday, 12 June 2016
THE COMMON DENOMINATOR
Hello again folks! We all come across people we don't agree with or belief systems that we do not agree with. I have friends who are homosexual, transsexual, atheist and many others with different labels. They know me and what my beliefs are. We agree to disagree on some matters. But never is it justified to kill them or maim them or hurt them. The Holy Bible is quite clear on how to treat not only our enemies but also those with a different worldview. The Word is also clear on how NOT to treat other souls ... even if their views are diametrically opposed to ours.
"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you ..." ~ Matthew 5:44
The shootings in Orlando earlier today do not just mean that the gun lobby has to be challenged. We have to ask what is the real common denominator in these mass killings and terrorist incidents. If this latest atrocity is in fact the work of ISIS, then that question is relatively easy to answer. Going back to before 9/11 and the very many attacks across the planet since, there is one obvious root cause. Atheists are not responsible. Neither are Jews, Hindus, Sikhs or Christians. It is the tenets and teachings of a certain belief system which somewhat ironically calls itself "the religion of peace" that can be attributed as the most common cause. If it were just one or three events in the last couple of decades, islam could not be fairly blamed. But these incidents have occurred many times. London. New York. Paris. Madrid. Orlando. Most people know who is the elephant in the room.
Muslims should not be persecuted and mosques should never be attacked. But here in the West, muslims could respond and demonstrate in the same way as they did over Gaza a couple of years ago. They could make a public statement using more than words. They could get out there on the streets and proclaim "Not in our name". But, as yet, they have not. That is the concern. Their collective silence is deafening. The same can be said of the Muslim Council of Britain, who should be at the head of such a response - in my opinion.
The response of the True Christian to these horrible attacks is the unconditional love of God and the Word of God. May both be employed in abundance in Orlando at this time.
Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed, watchmen must warn, evangelists must compel, DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 12-June-2016