Sedona AZ (June 17, 2015) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor:
Calling Islamic Militants “Radical” or “Extreme” is a misnomer. Those two terms carry the connotation of being or doing something against the rules that they are supposed to follow, unusual or unexpected.
The actions of those we call “Radical Islamists” are right “By the Book” (the Qur’an or Koran, however you want to spell it). Islamists will, and would willingly and with a sense of legal duty, torture, disfigure and or kill any Islamist or Muslim, who acted in a manner such as “show compassion towards anyone that is of a different belief.”
THAT would be Radical!!!
It is mainstream Islam to express a desire to slaughter others, especially Jews and Christians. There is nothing Radical or Extreme about their bitterness and hatred. We need to purge our terminology, and get our words chosen by their actual meaning, instead of the “Politically Correct Lexicon.”
We, Christians, are the real problem in dealing with the Militant Mindset. We (all of us collectively) back off and allow all this crap and corruption to go on, and most Christians believe the lie that has been perpetuated — claiming that Christians are supposed to just “turn the other cheek” mostly because of what “Jesus Said.”
However, Jesus’ physical life was lived under the Old Covenant and, even then, when Jesus ran face to face with corrupt religious zealots perverting the intent of the “Blood Sacrifice of Animals” [which under the old Covenant was needed], Jesus did not turn the other cheek – he went ballistic physically – his anger resonated with the forming of a “Whip, out of cords (rope) beat the unscrupulous moneychangers and told them, It is written, my house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.” (Mat 21:13 KJB)
Jesus acted “Radically.” His actions were not what was expected. In other words, Jesus was and is not an anti-confrontational pacifist.
So why are we giving in and allowing the Government of Islam with its counterpart The Muslim Religion to slaughter the fantastic Christians in the birthplace of Christianity?
Syria and Iraq are the key to writing of the Epistles of the New Testament: Damascus is still in the same place it was when Saul of Tarsus was on his way there to preside over the killing of Christians. Saul was supernaturally intercepted, struck blind, then converted to Christianity, healed of his blindness by a Christian (Ananias) at the direction of Christ Jesus, who changed Saul’s name to Paul (the Apostle).
Paul is the man who wrote, fought for, and eventually was crucified for the perpetuation of Christianity. This is also the area of the ancient city of Nineveh, wherein Jonah preached repentance after his long three days and three nights submarine ride. Jonah’s tomb, which was honored by Christians, Jews and Muslims, was destroyed, wiped out by ISIS in 2014.
(Editor’s reference insertion: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/isis-jonah-tomb_n_5620520.html)
These Militants have no respect or regard for themselves or even for The Muslim Religion.
Christianity is a relationship, not a religion, and, in that relationship, we were given some serious responsibilities that have been cast aside in the majority of the denominational divisions of Christianity, whether they are denominational religions or not.
The authority over the earth was transferred by Jesus to us. Yes. You and I were put in charge of the earth. Our problems are not from somewhere else; they are from us. Satan has no power except that which he can get from man (male or female) through deception, which is his only weapon.
Jesus made it very plain when He said, in the Book of John 14:12; KJV, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth (Meaning? Trust in, Rely on, and Adhere to…) on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” (Emphasis added) He went, didn’t He? We have been deceived into thinking that God can do anything He wants to on His own, which is not true.
If WE do nothing, nothing will get done, because the responsibility to initiate action has got to come from us.
Do not think, for one minute, that I do not know that I have not been as stupid about this as anyone. My wake-up call may have come a bit before some others, but the effect on me is profound.