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Posted by tawodi on June 10, 2007

Well it’s been a few days since I have had time to post here. I have of course checked a couple of times a day to see if answers are needed for comments …..nope!   SO,  I’ll begin  with the latest news on the people of Abraham faith initiative.

THERE’S A WAR   and it’s not what you might think it would be,  or even who it would be!!  I was on some different venues over the last few days and got slam dunked a couple of times from….you guessed it fellow Christians.

What is so hard to understand about acceptance??  I don’t follow the tennets of Islam,  but to listen to some of these people I’m the worst thing to come down the pike since Judas Iscariot!!!

Nothing about me has changed,  I still preach the word of God, to us, through Jesus Christ and the New Testament, I still do Hospice work, with all that it entails, I still visit the sick and the shut in’s who can’t travel to church and worship,  or just need to see another human being once in a while, and of course do this work of reconciliation, proudly might I add,  to stand with so many who seek peace through understanding.

I am starting to see something very disturbing out there and what it is,  flies in the face of all we have been taught as Christians.It is written that Jesus said ‘I am sending you out as sheep among wolves, be thee therefore as wise as serpents, and as harmless as doves.”  I had somebody quote this to me in an attempt to show me the error of my ways!!!

I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,  he completely forgot the part about the doves!! It seems that there is, out there, a certain percentage of people who believe that the Muslims are the children of Satan and will be the armies of the anti Christ and the sooner the war comes the sooner we all get to be with Jesus in His Heaven…….Frightening to say the least!!

First off,  it seems to me to be the height of arrogance on the part of some because we are told, ” No man knoweth the hour of His coming,  only the Father.”  We are to be as watchmen on the wall,  ready,  but not to stop living in the world,  but to live in such a way that we may be worthy of His heaven,  not force the coming of it!!!   As if we could!!!

The open condemnation of literally,  billions of human beings to the fires of hell,  is to them it seems,  almost eagerly looked forward to,  almost like some kind of cosmic wienie roast,  to which we as Christians have been invited to attend and enjoy!!

GOD,  sweet loving Christ,  PROTECT US!!!  From such as these, who it would seem,  gleefully anticipate the deaths of billiions to feel some kind of wierd justifcation in their faith.

Are the people of other faiths to be saved?? Are they to be condemned by God as sinners?? Maybe,  or perhaps definitely, but I can gaurantee one thing for certain sure,  there is no human being on this green earth that is supposed to do it!!!  God tells us again and again,  not to do that,  it is HIS province to judge mens hearts,  NOT OURS!!!

For centuries we condemned the Jews,  only to find through exegitical studies,  that they are still the people of the covenant!! They will be given the chance according to scripture to profess Jesus as Lord. We are taught through scripture that those who but live in the world,  also serve the Lord our God and will be judged from their deeds,  written in the book of life. by GOD, not us!!  We are taught in the Lords prayer to ask to not,  be led into temptation,  and what do they do!!!  Assume they know the mind of God,  in regard to the ultimate disposition of billions of human beings, Sweet Lord what arrogance!! It is unbelievable to me,  that so many would fail so utterly to understand,  the basic tennets of our faith this way!!!

I have seen time and again these people give explanations of the Quoran,  when it is so incredibly obvious they have no clue about their own Bible and what it says in regard to these matters of guilt and innocence in matters of faith.

First there are millions of American Muslims right here in this country who have never hurt anyone and never will,  they are innocent. There are literally more than a billion others,  who the same thing can be said for,  they are innocent!!

Are there monsters out there,  YES,  must they be dealt with,  unfortunately,  in the only way open to us to deal with them, YES,  But the innocent must NOT be condemned along with them.

There are monsters among us,  who call ourselves Christians,  and they call themselves Christians too,  and they must be dealt with also,  hopefully,  before we reach the point that we have reached with the terrorists of the world,  but dealt with none the less. there is NO gainsaying that. I would have to be a fool to believe otherwise and I like to think,  I am not a fool.

Some have accused me of trying to start some wierd hybrid Christian,  Muslim religion, balderdash,  this is no such thing. The people involved in this intend to leave the religion, or lack of it,  in others,  STRICTLY,  alone. It is none of our business what some one believes,  only that they believe,  you and I and them,  have the right,  not to be murdered for that belief!!!  We have the right,  to demand that our children prosper in their beliefs and have a better life than we have had. Not to be Murdered because they are of a certain faith,  or race,  or sex.

Look to the right side of the post in the column,  you will find places to go and learn about the efforts of thousands to bring peace to this mud ball before we blow it up. You need not profess their faith,  just understand they have a right to it as human beings and as you study you will find not one of them is authorised by God or Jesus Christ or Muhammad to kill you for your faith. Yes the quoran talks of wars in the early years against pagans and now perverted cultural influences and governments are using it to twist their people to war,  but so are those who profess to be Christians!!!  help us stop this at least in America where we have religious freedom at least for now,  stop this while there is still time.

In the name of Christ we pray…..Amen                                                             Rev. Bruce                                    Tawodi


2 Responses to “THE INTERFAITH WARS !!”

  1. Mike Dolan said

    Bruce, I can guess where and by who you got slam dunked. You know I think it just boils down to this, some of your “fellow Christians” feel that by trying to construct a bridge of peace between diferent faiths you are in essence “selling out” your own faith, giving something of Christianity away in the name of cooperation. I for one do not subscribe to that mode of thinking. As I have stated on the other forum, I do not agree with the principles of Islam but I commend what you are trying to accomplish. Keep ducking the pot shots and saty strong.

    God Bless


  2. Rebecca said

    Rev. Bruce,

    I agree whole-heartedly with what you are doing. I understand the fear that many Christians have in regards to Muslims, but fear stems from the unknown. The only way to stop the fear is to educate, educate, educate. It is very unfortunate that people can walk through their lives pointing fingers or judging someone else based on the color of their skin or their religious preferences. We have to start somewhere. You and Sgt. Salaam are doing a wonderful thing and anyone who disagrees would be considered ignorant in my eyes. Let’s have a mind of our own and not allow the influences of television or leaders to just guide us through life…let’s study the Word of God for ourselves, follow Christ’s example and love others. One person at a time, Bruce…keep the faith!!

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