A brother from Holland wrote me an excellent letter, (I put it on my last posting, and I recommend it). I think he raised some very good points and perhaps most importantly, this can stimulate a beneficial and spiritual discussion. The goal of the blog, is “Applying the gospel to all of life“. Here is my brief reply;
Dear brother thanks for the contribution to the discussion, as well as for the truly Christian spirit you wrote it in. One of the stated dangers of these times is that “Men’s hearts would grow cold” due to abounding iniquity.
As a matter of fact I believe that the destruction of love, is one of the goals Satan seeks to achieve through the false religion of Islam. Satan would move Christians in America and Europe out of a position of love, because “Love never fails”, and the enemy knows this.Therefore your words are very timely.
One of the silver linings of these crises is that many Muslims are coming to Jesus because they have witnessed Christian love, even under duress. The Copts of Egypt stick out as an example.
It is also very easy these days to confuse the concept of being truthful, with lovelessness. When I said I want to “Rant” a bit about the European crisis, I wasn’t using the word in the old sense, as in “Ranting and raging” in anger, rather I was using it in the modern “Cyber sense” (My “Facebook” is showing, isn’t it?).
A “Rant” is climbing up on a soapbox and opining about troubling situations, getting my thoughts off of my chest. I am not in any way angry, I have been trying to live by Psalm 37.
Like you,I have long been of the opinion that there is no political solution to the World’s problems, so it is a little bit unfair to say I trust in leaders and they let me down.
Nor do I advocate “hating on people who hate us”.
I wonder if hate would even be a good description of Sobieski? Did he do what he did out of hate?
Remember that many soldiers, such as Sobieski, do what they do because of love. Sobieski loved Europe enough to defend it from those who openly avow to destroy it, subjugate the people of it, rape the women and force a soul damning conversion upon it’s people. I have no problem with Sobieski, and would never accuse him of hate.
Is it “Hate” out point out the error of a demonic doctrine? Would it be “Hate” to call upon Muslims to take responsibility for their own ‘religion’? Is it “hate ” to point out the Rape waves in Sweden and Norway? Why can’t it be considered love and concern for the women and little girls of Europe?
Would it be “hate” to not want to see one’s own culture stamped out, and erased?
We must obey those in authority, true. But do our leaders really have the authority to remake our societies into something dangerous? We are not talking NERO anymore, theoretically our leaders govern by the consent of the people.
IS it “Love” to look the other way and not say anything, while they do everything in their power to strip away the Christian influences which have made our societies so pleasant.(After all the masses are trying to go west, not the other way around).
I realize I can’t really do anything about it, except pray and cry out about it, but it isn’t necessarily hate to point it out. The Truth makes men free.Muslims themselves need to be confronted with the unpleasant truth about their evil religion and the unseemly cruel culture it creates.
You asked, Are we like Nazi Germany?
I think that is a terrible analogy.
Really ? Because we don’t want demonstrably dangerous people from another culture to be shipped in to live amongst our children and grandchildren, that makes us like Nazi Germany?
If anything the analogy is flawed. The millions of Muslims pouring into the West are not the scattered “Wandering Jews” of the Diaspora.They are anything but meek, victims of persecution. Islamic supremacism, in fact makes them the persecutors, and potential terrorists.If anything(Oh,I know that truth hurts…)Islam is like Naziism, not people who object to Islamics being dumped into their neighborhoods.
The Gospel calls us to Love , even our enemies, that is the very good and true thing about your letter. But the gospel also calls us to a kind of realism, to “BE wise as serpents and harmless as doves”.
Thanks for the correspondence- I welcome all feedback- Pas Bill