Is this Christian Jihad?
2 Chronicles 15:13, 14 -
That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
People have a very negative attitude towards Muslims not because their religious scriptures have no truth in, it but mainly because the Quran promotes violence to justify its intentions. The word 'Jihad' brings shivers into the backbone of all those who are not followers of Islam. Mohammad when he started his ministry spoke peace and love but gradually when his followers increased and he started getting an upper hand his tone changed and therefore most of the verses promoting violence are in the latter part of the book. Violence climaxes at the end for their scriptures promises its followers who are aware that all their good is insufficient to get to enter Paradise (except for Jesus and Mary whom Satan did not touch with sin - according to their book), that Jews and Christians will be sacrificed in their place thus enabling them to enter Heaven.
This mail is not to ignite hatred against Muslims but to know the truth for they too dislike Christianity because of scriptures in the Bible like the one we received today. The Lord has currently been opening my mind to these scriptures. The early Church and even the Jews have also done great harm to mankind (for killing any being is evil irrespective of whatever belief they follow, other than in cases of defense and that too only when void of the Spirit of God). It is a shame that in Christianity the early Church used armed crusades to promote Christianity to various parts of the world.
As a Christian before I too would have had no answer for the violent scriptures especially those from the Laws of Moses and turning a blind eye to them would only concentrate on those of Jesus. The early Church by calling these books Old Testament put them aside like in the artic (Old and New are covenants not books of the Bible for they together are called Word of God).
The Gospel say Jesus fulfilled all scriptures and no sin was found in Him. He also kept the Laws according to Moses. That includes scriptures which speak of violence; but we see Jesus did not do any violence other than chase the traders out of the Temple. Even take the case of the woman who was saved from being stoned Jesus saved her. But if one looks at the truth according to Jewish understanding of the Law of Moses she had to be stoned for adultery, so did Jesus break the Law? The scriptures say He did not and Jesus did prove the Law in truth by what He said to the people.
When Jesus said only the one without sin has the right to cast the first stone it was not a witty way out to save the woman but the true understanding of the Law of Moses.
The Law of Moses is not history for it still exist and valid. We are saved from the consequences of the Law by grace; the scriptures also say we are dead to the Law but scriptures do not say the Law ceases to exist. The Law of Moses should be understood in its truth and we have clue of this by the law of the Sabbath which Jesus did not break but yet did nothing which the Jews did.
The only person who can execute the Law is Jesus for He is the only Son of Man without sin. This He says He will execute when He comes back to judge the world.
What the Lord revealed to me was He will judge according to the Law of Moses / Lord but not as man has understood it but in its true spiritual understanding for in Luke it is not only called the Law of Moses but also called the Law of the Lord.
Like today's message states those who do not seek the Lord should be put to death; this does not mean now but on the Judgment Day this will surely happen.
On the Judgment Day when all stand before the Son of Man in His Judgment Seat, He will surely put to death in the lake of fire all those who did not seek the Lord. Confessing Jesus Christ as Lord saves us from Hell but that does not save us from Judgment. Unless we dedicatedly seek Him we are not saved. His grace is available now to us and has opened the door of Heaven for us but those who reject His grace and do not pursue Him so as to enter Heaven would be punished with eternal death.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are slow to anger and your mercy abundant, but You and your love cannot be taken for granted. You are righteous and in your righteous You judge. Lord, your Word is complete and has all in IT that is for the salvation of man. You give no man a change to point or speak before your Throne for everything is in the bounds of your Word. It is only by your Spirit You reveal the Word. Help us Lord to understand, seek and keep the treasures of your Kingdom...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
20 The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel.
22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
1 Corinthians 9:9
9 For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
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