In the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I mentioned that I lost a friendship.
Just so you know, I wrote this LwL blog entry, quite a while ago, and hadn't posted it. But, I'm letting you know that I've regained the friendship.
In case you can't recall, I will tell you why the friendship was lost for quite a while.
A friend I've known for about 28 years, stopped wanting to talk with me. She didn't like the fact that we didn't feel the same about Muslims.
My friend thought that Muslims are okay. She thought they should be trusted.
I didn't agree.
What did we discuss?
Some things, concerning Islam. But, mainly Taqiyya/Taqiya had been our conversation that day when we had our final conversation.
What is Taqiyya/Taqiya?
It is what Muslims are taught by their holy teachers.
They are taught that they should not lie to fellow Muslims. However, it is not only okay for them to lie to infidels (unbelievers of Islam/non-Muslims), but they should!
Here is a link to thereligionofpeace.com article entitled, Taqiyya; Deception and Lying in Islam: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/taqiyya.aspx.
Here is a link to an article by Wikipedia.org entitled, Taqiya: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taqiya.
If you read both those articles, you'll know that I was correct in my knowledge.
My friend didn't agree. So, my friend refused to talk with me... anymore.
Did this upset me?
Well, yes... and no.
I must admit that I felt badly that I lost the friendship I had, for so many years. However, I also felt that I didn't need to be upset with my friend.
She had never learned about Islam.
Even though she knew I had taken courses... and gotten to know several people who had been Muslim, before converting to Christianity, it didn't seem to matter to her.
So, this showed me that she wasn't liking to hear truth. Even though God wants us to speak truth.
Just as we read, in Proverbs 12:17, "He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit."
Yes, he that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
I was not deceitful. I actually showed the righteousness I have from our Lord, by speaking truth.
I want you to know I have forgiven my friend. Even though she was hurtful to me.
However, I will never stop praying for her. Or, for anyone who doesn't want to understand the truth about Islam.
Please join me in prayer. Thank you.
May God bless you.
Until next time...
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