Skip to comments.When Committed Christians Are Compared to ISIS
Posted on 09/13/2015 6:20:17 AM PDT by Kaslin
Its scary enough when peace-loving Jesus followers are compared to ISIS. Whats even scarier is that many people believe the comparison is accurate. Have they completely lost touch with reality?
Its one thing to have passionate and deep differences on issues like abortion and redefining marriage.
Its another thing to use inflammatory rhetoric that it is not just dishonest but is actually dangerous. Do people not realize that their words have consequences?
A few days ago, someone named Dixie posted on my Facebook page, You are just as ugly as Isis!
I decided to respond, asking, Because we want to protect innocent babies in the womb? Because we care about marriage and family? Because we feed the poor and needy around the world? Because we want the whole world to know how wonderful Jesus is? Please be kind enough to explain your views.
Dixie didnt respond.
Just a few days before that, Jeromeno posted this on my YouTube page: Kim Davis is an ISIS infiltrator in America with a mission to spread. The most radical interpretation of Sharia Law. ISIS needed a hero a Jeanne dArc and they found one in KIM DAVIS.
He was followed by Charlie, who commented, Kim Davis, by Virtue of defying the Constitution and the Supreme Court is NO BETTER than those men who conceived, executed, and plotted those attacks on the World Trade Center and the pentagon on September 11. Granted, there haven't been any lives lost in the wake of Mrs. Davis' shenanigans, the ideology of using her religious beliefs as justification to defile the Supreme Court and the Constitution make her a religious terrorist along the order of Osama bin Laden and ISIS.
This is absolutely sick but I remind you, an increasing number of people actually believe this. Talk about being deluded.
So, ISIS is beheading Christians who refuse to convert to Islam and crucifying Muslims who are not radical enough. ISIS is burying little children alive, burning prisoners alive, drowning them in cages, raping teenage girls and selling them into slavery, and throwing gays off buildings. Yet when we say, Gays are free to live how they please and enter into the relationships of their choosing thats between them and God and if they want a minister or judge to sanction their marriage, they can do that, just dont force us to participate in their ceremony we are now like ISIS.
This is utterly irrational.
Already in May, 2005, John McCandlish Phillips, formerly a Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter, pointed out how newspapers like the Washington Post and the Times told their readers that evangelicals and traditional Catholics were engaging in a jihad against America.
Markos Moulitsas, founder of the radically left-leaning DailyKos.com, wrote a whole book in 2010 in which he accused conservative Christians of being the American Taliban, which in turn reflected the sentiments of some Californians who opposed the Proposition 8, pro-marriage bill in 2008 and who carried signs reading: Prop 8 = American Taliban; and, 52% = Nazi (this referred to the 52-48% vote in favor of Prop 8); and, Dont Silence the Christians, Feed Them 2 the Lions.
My fellow believers, dont stick your heads in the sand and ignore this.
People dont just hate you. They see you as downright dangerous, and that in itself is dangerous.
And its not just some isolated wacko making an extreme internet comment or a crowd of protesters carrying signs.
Its people like Shepard Smith on Fox News calling us haters as he mocks us as hypocrites for resisting Sharia Law while we hold to our conservative Christian values.
As Maggie Gallagher pointed out earlier this year, those who express extreme hatred towards conservative Christians in America tend to hold relatively high levels of social power, citing a recent book on Christianophobia by sociologists George Yancey and David A. Williamson.
And what does that hatred sound like? Gallagher quoted some of those interviewed by Yancey and Williamson:
I want them all to die in a fire, said one man with a doctorate. I would be in favor of establishing a state for them. . . . If not then sterilize them so they cant breed more, said a middle aged man with a masters degree. The only good Christian is a dead Christian, said another under-45-year-old man with a doctorate. I abhor them and I wish we could do away with them, said a middle-aged woman with a masters degree. A tortuous death would be too good for them, said a college-educated man between the ages of 36 and 45. They should be eradicated without hesitation or remorse, said an elderly woman with a masters degree.
This, my friends, is how many in the world see us today, hating us just as Jesus was hated (John 15:18-21) and lying about us just as Jesus was lied about (Matthew 10:24-25). And so Peters exhortation rings true again today: Dont be surprised by these fiery trials that come our way because of our identification with Jesus (1 Peter 4:12-19).
On the one hand, we are hardly suffering at all when compared to our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. Were worried about losing our reputations and our Facebook friends; theyre worried about losing their children and their very heads.
At the same time, we need to understand the level of animosity coming our way.
It calls for greater sobriety and deeper commitment, reminding us that our battle is not with people but with demonic forces that delude and destroy.
So I urge you before God: Make no mistake about it. We are in a real battle, and some people want us dead.
Its time to wake up, Church of America.
We must overcome evil with good, hatred with love, lies with truth, and darkness with light, regardless of the cost or the consequence.
Its a phoney comparison and they know it. If Kim Davis was really an Islamist the left would go out of their way to defend her
“Dixie” is probably a paid troll with Blight House connections.
I might come back to this and post it on Facebook.
Reminds me of Time Magazine’s cover of John Ashcroft as a Taliban member.
In the process of dying as an empire, Rome attacked Christians and Nero even blamed them for starting a fire.Corrupt powerful people need a scapegoat, and meek Christians make an excellent target. I expect this to get uglier and worse before enough Christians wake up and take it on.
All of these people, and that is beginning to include a lot of Christians in name only, are blinded and without the ability to see or recognize the truth.
It’s amazing how they can ignore the fact that a book that is over two thousand years old is foretelling today’s events with stunning accuracy. This same book even foretells the rise of people just like them, who mock their Creator and those who worship Him. Their very deranged, unreasoning hatred should be proof to those tempted to doubt.
In addition, if the “hate” that they so love to point to in our beliefs really existed; we would be silently laughing behind our hands, knowing of the eternal punishment that awaits them if they continue in their present evil. Moreover, that is what Christians are constrained to do above all else. We are to tell the truth as we have been given it, preach the Gospel, no matter what threats or harm we must endure for doing so. If our message isn’t received, like the first disciples, we are to shake the dust off our feet and move on.
Many Christian ministries are totally abandoning the purpose for which they are ordained; to exhort and educate all people to repent and accept the free gift of salvation. Too many churches, in order to fill the pews, are preaching a feel good message to the world and totally ignoring their commission. Jesus told the disciples that friendship with the world is enmity with The Almighty and that no worldly concern, even if it’s related to family or friends, is more important than trying to save the unbeliever. According to most ministries of today, Hell is going to be empty. After all, none of our loved ones are going there. They’re good people. Neither are our friends.
Yes, if we really hated those people who hate us; we would be inwardly laughing every time they attack us and we certainly wouldn’t want them to know how to save themselves.
This is an important article.
Christian haters are self loathers.
The core theme of Islam is carried by the meaning of its name, “submit”. God (that is the True God of the Bible) also demands commitment. The difference between the two cannot be more stark. In fact they are as different from each other as night and day. Anyone who says otherwise is either a fool or a useful idiot.
Islam is advanced by force. It presumes to own people for when a person is born into Islam, it is a capital crime for them to stop practicing Islam. Islamic culture demands that each faithful Muslim be willing to carry out violence against those who do not accept Islam. Violence is rewarded by securing a higher priority to enter the Islamic Paradise where women outnumber men. The more committed a person a Muslim is, the more willing he will be to enforce Islam upon others and to enforce Islamic laws upon his family members and others in society.
A follower of Jesus is committed to becoming more like Him in every way. Although Jesus has been given all power, Jesus knows that a person can only come to Him voluntarily, of their own free will. A person who is born into a Christian family must come to his own understanding and acceptance of the ways of God. Although Jesus was not a pacifist, he told His followers that they should bend over backwards to live at peace with others, even other who were treating them badly.
Jesus warned against living by the sword, which is exactly what Islam teaches. Even so, Jesus warned of a time where general conditions would become so dangerous that if you lacked a sword, you should sell whatever you need to in order to buy one (Luke 22:36).
It sickens me when I read of anyone who thinks that Islam and Christianity are just two similar religions. The deity of Islam is not the God of the Bible. “allah” is a liar and a usurper.
Words do have very serious consequences. The Hutu Rwandans who hacked a million of their fellow Tutsi citizens to death were driven by very similar rhetoric. Read the book ‘Left To Tell’ by Immaculee Ilibagiza . Compare the Hutu rhetoric to US progressives and witness the frenzied killing that propaganda can incite in educated people. It is very chilling. A difficult time is coming.
Our hope is in Jesus Christ and His Love will triumph.
I talk with a lot of Christians and a lot of Jews in my work and life. I find many of them that do not know the basics of their faith. I always hear how our family is this or that because we have always been this or that. When the time comes to stand up for your faith will this be enough?
Any one who is surprised by this has been living in a bubble. Read up on the history of the persecution of the church and you'll see that such slander is common. From the vantage point of history, America's religious freedom is rare and temporary.
This should not come as a surprise. Jesus said the world would hate Christians just as it hated Him.
These people who link Christians to Isis are either Marxist or muslims or super dishonest/stupid.
This is a good tactic for an excuse to persecute and harm Christians as a government cause.
Homeland inSecurity already has Christians on their domestic terrorist list. The demonization of Christians (the vast right wing conspiracy) has been going on with the government since the Clinton years. Homeland inSecurity has made it official with the Patriot Act.
“Have they completely lost touch with reality?”
The only reality, comrades, is the revolution! What does it matter if some silly bourgois psychological term is applied to the activities of those who want to liberate mankind from the tyranny of capitalism?
The issue is never the issue comrades! The issue is the ALWAYS the revolution!
So in today’s America, jeopardizing state secrets, possibly causing a US Ammbassador to die is great to run for POTUS, but denying to issue a marriage license to two men is cause for jail?
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