A few weeks ago, I read something I feel I need to share with you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).
The article is by msn.com and is entitled, From the Islamic State to Suburban Texas: http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/from-the-islamic-state-to-suburban-texas/ar-AAupl84?li=AAadgLE&ocid=ientp.
Hopefully, you clicked on the link and read the article. In case you couldn't, I am sharing some of what was stated (I copied/pasted):
The story of Tania Georgelas and her husband John unfolded across four continents, but it is one of the most American stories I have ever heard. Stop me if this one is familiar: John, a Texan from a wealthy Christian family, converted to Islam as a teenager and 13 years later ascended to the high echelons of the Islamic State. In London, along the way, he married Tania, a native-born Muslim with ambitions of becoming a suicide bomber. They had four kids, and together they fantasized about becoming a family of itinerant holy warriors, a sort of Islamic version of the Von Trapps, substituting slaughter of infidels for Alpine showtunes. In 2013, they went to Syria, hoping to make it into ISIS territory. Only John succeeded. He will probably die there.
If this sounds to you more like an anti-American story than an American one, the fate of Tania and her kids might change your mind. After weeks in Syria, she and kids ditched John and returned to Plano, Texas—home of John’s parents—in late 2013. She and the kids left Syria by slipping through a barbed-wire fence into Turkey. On arrival in Istanbul, she was exhausted. (If you’ve ever dragged kids through an airport terminal, imagine doing the same punishing journey, but under sniper fire.) John’s parents rescued them and brought them back to Plano.
It also stated this (I copied/pasted):
The physical distance between the couple seems to have broken John’s spell over his wife. Once compliant, she sought and obtained a divorce, uncontested, and stopped praying. She remade herself into a Texas society woman, so thoroughly adopting the ways of her new home that only her accent reveals her as non-native. From the way she dresses, you’d think she spent the last decade reading Italian Vogue, not the Koran. She goes to concerts. In lieu of a mosque, she attends a Unitarian church. In lieu of a jihadist cleric husband, she has Craig, a boyfriend from Minnesota, who squires her around to the wine bars and bistros of the north Dallas suburbs. Craig makes good money in IT, and although he was raised Christian, he is now a spiritual searcher, ready to sample any faith tradition except, perhaps, his predecessor’s.
This story is truly amazing.
To me, not just because the woman, who was originally Muslim, is living in Texas, USA and is no longer worshipping as a Muslim. It's amazing to me, that her husband who claimed to be Christian converted to Islam. And, is helping ISIS... which is truly a group of Muslims who are doing what their god wants them to do.
It's also amazing to me that the article states that the woman's boyfriend who claimed to be Christian, is now a spiritual searcher who is ready to ample any faith tradition.
This truly shows us that life isn't good.
After all, there are some people who truly aren't born again, yet claim to be true Christians in this world, even though they truly haven't gained salvation.
If they had been truly Christian, those people would never have exited from Christianity, for our Lord, is the most important Person in our lives.
Hopefully, you believe what I am saying, is true.
After all, you need to understand what we were told in Luke 6:45-49, "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great."
Amen! A good man would bring forth that which is good, while an evil man would bring forth that which is evil.
Why would anyone call Him Lord, Lord, and not do the things which He says?
This shows you that anyone who was truly Christian, would be born again... saved... by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, and would do only good things in their life, honouring Jesus.
I must admit that it truly breaks my heart that there are people who claim they are Christian, mainly because their family heritage included Christianity, but yet, they do not live as a true Christian, so they probably are not. Some people like this claim to be Christian... yet, they don't worship, they don't read the Bible, they do not live according to what we learn He expects of us.
I am Christian.
If you do not gain salvation, you will not spend eternity in Heaven with my Lord after your life ends here on earth, just as I will do.
Instead, you will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God... with NO chance of escape.
Hopefully, I'll see you in Heaven, after our lives end, here on earth once you've become born again, and gained salvation, just as I have done.
Until next time...