Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing an e-mail I received April 6th, 2016, instead of writing about other things, like I normally do at the beginning of every week.
Before I address the issue, I want to remind you that I do not check my LwL e-mail every day. Nor, do I usually copy and paste messages e-mailed to me. But, today, I am doing that.
I won't say who sent the e-mail message to me, but I will share it with you; I copied and pasted it here: "Nazi's and Christians murdered Jews in WWII, not Muslims. I think you are wrong to categorically state that Muslims are taking over the world. Your opinion can incite hate toward a whole group of people this way. Please be accurate about what you are saying. And A LOT of people and governments care about what happened to those poor people in the park. Extremists who use 'religion' as their motive to terrorize should be identified as such and not clumped in with all people of their faith."
The female who sent me that e-mail message sent me another; here is the message I copied and pasted here: "On what basis do you claim that Islam is teaching Muslims "the same thing" and what is that 'thing'? If you quote the Scriptures for your position, what evidence do you have to support what you are saying?"
Knowing that I haven't been well, and do not check my e-mail every day, I responded saying (yes, I copied/pasted, again): "Thank you for your questions, ____. Unfortunately, I've been busy, but I will reply to you, next week. Blessings..."
It seemed the female who e-mailed me, wasn't happy with my response. Here's what she e-mailed me, again (copied/pasted, again): "You seem to want to talk to me through
Your blog. It is not truthful to depict all Islam through the narrow perspective of ISIS. But that is your choice. I believe you are quoting Holy Scriptures to use as your rally to incite hate towards a large group rather than focus on the warping being done by brutes and radicals in the name of Islam. Your arguments against Islam infer that all Muslims want to instill their beliefs and practices on non-Muslims and that is simply undefendable. Too bad you didn't want to spend a little time addressing me directly."
Please know that my original idea was to e-mail this female back again. However, after receiving her message about me responding by my blog entry, I thought it may be a better idea.
Why? Because if there is anyone else reading LwL, who thinks along the same lines as this female does, they need to be able to read what I have to say. Plus, it would take me less time to respond to anyone else, having to personally type an e-mail message.
So, I truly thank this woman for e-mailing me, suggesting I would respond in a LwL entry!
I must admit, I truly feel badly that she has falsely accused me of being hateful.
If you know me, or if you have read LwL for a very long time, you'll be aware that my reason for writing about Islam the way I do, is to educate people. Educate them, by telling the truth about Islam.
Truth that I learned when I took courses in UNDERSTANDING ISLAM.
Has she taken courses in UNDERSTANDING ISLAM? Probably not. Have you?
If not, you should do so.
This way, you'll learn that what I've been saying is truthful. After all, God told us to speak truth.
I want people to realize what will happen here in Canada, in the future.
Well, first of all, every person needs to gain salvation, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.
By doing so, they will know that even if their lives end sooner than expected by any Muslim attacks, they will know where they will spend eternity... in Heaven, with our Lord.
By doing so, they will also come to realize that they need to help their friends and family members also gain salvation. And, if they are truly saved, they will plant those seeds for Christ. Especially, since God told us to preach the gospel to all the creatures of the earth.
Of course, Islam is different.
Muslims are taught to convert the world, peaceably if possible. If conversions are not made, they should cut off our heads.
There's something else I need to mention.
This female also let me know, in another e-mail message that some of her family members were not treated well, when they immigrated into Canada.
I believe this is probably a reason why she feels we need to only love Muslims, and not ever know the truth about what they are expected to do, through Islam.
She needs to know that I mentioned in the past, here on LwL, that after my grandfather came to Canada from Bukovina, which today is partly in Ukraine, he was taken from Montreal where he was a pro-chef at a hotel.
Why? Because in that era, it was difficult to know if someone was honest and living correctly here in Canada... or, if they were spies during WW1.
Due to my grandfather being able to speak about a half dozen languages, some people thought he must be a spy. Even though he wasn't.
He spent time, along with many other Ukrainian people, in an internment camp outside Montreal, Quebec. He had no choice. Nor, did others.
Here's a link by en.wikipedia.org entitled, Ukrainian Canadian internment: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_Canadian_internment.
During WW2, many Japanese people had to do the same in both Canada, and in USA.
Hopefully, her family members didn't have to do what my grandfather and others did.
At first, I was rather upset that she thought I was being hateful. Especially, since I haven't been.
I also felt she was being hateful to me. But then, who would care about that. Possibly, only God.
Thinking about all of this hatefulness that was spoken to me in her e-mails, brought to mind Matthew 10:16-22, "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved."
Yes, I write LwL and go forth, to encourage people to understand God and what He would have us do.
He has sent me forth as a sheep, in the midst of wolves. Just as others have been. So, we need to therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
We need to beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues. Yes, in this era, people want to consider I speak lies in hatefulness, instead of realizing I speak truth, in support of our Lord.
We shall also be brought before governors and kings, for His sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. Meaning, that in this era, we may be brought before governors, prime ministers/kings due to us working for God, by giving a truthful testimony regarding others, when people don't want to believe the truth.
However, if/when this happens, it won't be us speaking. Just as it isn't me speaking, now. It will be the Spirit of God our Father, which speaks.
The brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father, the child, and the children shall rise up against their parents and cause them to be put to death. Isn't this what is happening, when people who claim to be Christian or even non-Christians, speak up against those of us who do work for God? Not, just our family members.
Ye shall be hated of all men, for my name's sake; but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. How wonderful is this?!
Humanly, I don't like being hated of all men/people, for my name's sake. However, I realize that even if people do not want to accept what I do for God, I will be hated. And, I'm grateful that because I shall endure/endureth to the end, I shall be saved!
Hopefully, this female who e-mailed me, is truly born-again... and not just someone who thinks she's Christian, even though she has not gained true salvation. After all, there are many church groups out there who only speak of Jesus as LOVE... and do not learn or accept anything else taught in the Bible, including God's Wrath.
I apologize for the length of this entry. Especially, since I have not yet dealt with any of the other information needed.
Still, there's something I need to say, today.
Without knowing anything about that e-mail message I received, a Facebook (FB) friend of mine, T posted a remark I agree with. Here it is: “Don’t be a half-Christian. There are too many of such in the world. The world has a profound respect for people who are sincere in their faith.”
― Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes.
Until next time...
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