Thursday, December 3, 2015

M and P

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) last Wednesday, November 25th, you'll know that a friend spoke up against me, on Facebook (FB).  Regarding Islam.

You'll also be aware that another real life friend did the same thing, for I mentioned that I was spoken up against twice in the last week, or so.

This friend I'm discussing today, I haven't seen in almost 40 years.

This person was the first person to find me on FB. 

Due to him being a fellow Christian, I try to be kind to him.  Even though he hasn't always been, to me. 

You see, he friended me.  And, has unfriended me.  Several times.

Then, instead of just unfriending me, I got blocked.  Then, unblocked.  And, blocked again.  Just as I was, recently.  Although I must say that I am now 'unblocked' again... :)

Does he ever message me and say 'hi'?   Or maybe, 'how are you, Lynn?'  No.

Does he ever message me and say, 'I'm praying for you.'?  No.  Not even when I was truly sick from having repeated surgeries/operations.

Does he ever message me with comments for special days, like wishing me Happy Birthday, on that day?  No.

Nor, does he ever message me and say 'Merry Christmas', 'Happy New Year', 'Happy Easter', or anything else.  No.  Not unless he's responding to a message I sent in this regard.

In the past, he's only ever spoken up about items he doesn't agree with.

He'll message me.  In the past, he was nasty. 

Lately, he tries to be more calm.  But, is still rather against me and what I say and/or believe in.

The article he messaged to me on FB a few days ago, was by thepeterboroughexaminer.com and was entitled, Mosque fire deliberately set, say police.  Click on this link to check it out:  http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2015/11/15/peterborough-mosque-fire-under-investigation.

My reply to this, was that I asked him if he knew for certain if it was non-Muslim(s) who did this?  Or, was it Muslims, claiming to be hurt by infidels (non-Islamic people)?

His response was that he was happy that Anglicans were going to help the Muslims rebuild their mosque.

Then, the conversation got worse.

As I said to him, I don't understand why he hates me.  He told me he didn't.

Yet, I feel I am being treated hatefully by him.  Even though he is a minister.

Why?  Not just because he doesn't seem to be on the same page with me.

But, also because he doesn't believe that Muslims everywhere are taught the same things by Islam.  Therefore, making them people who cannot truly be trusted.  Like... members of... ISIS.
 
What happened with this minister 'friend' is very different than what happened with another 'friend' who is a pastor.

A couple of days before this hurtful chatting happened on FB, I actually spoke by phone with a pastor who has been very supportive of me.

In fact, when we spoke, he let me know that he is not just happy I'm doing what I am doing about speaking up/out on FB.  He also let me know that God would truly bless me for the work I am doing for Him... regarding Islam.

He knows I am not lying.  And, am doing all I can to speak truth.

Just as we read, in Ephesians 4:25, "Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another."

Like we read in today's Bible verse, I put away lying.  I do everything I can to speak truth with my neighbour, for we are members one of another.

I speak truth, about God.

And also, regarding Islam.

Why?

Because, I know that if I speak truth to people, many will realize they need to gain salvation.

They will also realize they need to help family members and friends gain salvation.

Why?

Well, if someone gains salvation, they won't have fear in life.  They will realize that God provides for them.

How does this happen?

Trust in our Lord, Jesus Christ... and you shall be saved (Acts 16:11).


Until next time...

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