Monday, September 12, 2011

Remembrance, Peace and Love...

Yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry was in remembrance of those who were victimized by the tragedy of September 11th, 2001.

As I mentioned yesterday, the remembrance involves not just those who died, although many who died were victims and many were heroes.  Sometimes forgotten are those who were injured and have to live with their disabilities and/or traumatic memories for the rest of their lives.

Of course, families of all need prayer, in addition to those surviving victims.  Please pray for all affected by the terrorist attacks of 9-11.  Thank you.  May God bless you for this.

There is another group I believe we must pray for.  Terrorists. 

We need to pray for those who want to fulfill Islamic teachings of converting everyone in the world to Islam, peaceably if possible, but by force, if necessary.  Including the right they believe they have to cut off the heads of all infidels who refuse to convert to Islam.

Prayer is not the only thing necessary, although all things can be obtained through prayer.

There are some who believe we should be closet Christians, who keep our religiosity to ourselves.  Unfortunately, this belief is in opposition to what God told us in His Word, the Bible.

We are commanded in Mark 16:15, "And he (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

Those of us who understand God's command and want to obediently fulfill the Great Commission, know that evangelism is the way.

Evangelizing the Middle East, is a greater problem than one may think on the surface.  After all, Muslims immigrate to countries like U.S.A. and Canada, where I live.  They also immigrate to countries like U.K., and other European countries. 

What do all these countries have in common?  Freedom of religion.  People are free to worship the god of their choice.  Or, choose to not believe there is a god, at all.

Christians are not free to spread their Gospel message in those Middle Eastern countries, that are deemed Islamic, for their Shariah and other Islamic laws forbid it.  Even if someone is suspected of doing or saying something contrary to what they religiously accept, they can be stoned to death.

Like this young Christian woman, who was stoned to death, because she had dated a Muslim fellow:

Hopefully, you could open this link.  If not, and if you are interested, you can find it at the web address listed above, or on my Facebook wall.

It's more than sad that these terrible things happen, especially in the name of religion.

Some people have accused me of being prejudiced or hateful, but those who have said such things are incorrect.  If they wanted to rightly accuse me of something, it would be that I state truth and am not afraid to speak up.

I believe that all who do not trust in Jesus Christ for their salvation, need to come to Jesus, whether they be Muslim, or any other unsaved person.  All who have not been saved by grace (alone), through faith (alone), in Christ (alone), will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire.

Does it make me happy about this?  No; not really.  In fact, anyone who knows me well, knows that it breaks my heart that any should perish.  Especially, when it is not necessary.

If you are not trusting in Jesus, please...come to Christ, today. 

God will save whom He will save.  We do not have control over who will be saved.  But, we are called to preach the Gospel message to all the creatures of the earth.  This means you...and everyone else who we come in contact with.

Some are angry or need to understand about God, anger and love.  My friend Dave Roberts has a message I would like to share:

Please, remember... love never fails.  Love never fails you...  nor me.

Until next time...

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