This year has started off with a bang, hasn’t it? While horrified by the events in Paris, I was not surprised. There will be more, I am certain.
I must also apologize for the lack of attention I have been spending on this blog. Having a health issue has distracted me somewhat over the last few months. I am hoping to have it dealt with over the next few weeks, and then I should be able to concentrate on prophecy, and world events more fully.
Back before the US invasion of Afghanistan, I was disturbed, as many in the west, by the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas.
Please don’t get me wrong, I have no regard for statues, or even Buddhism, but the art and history should have been preserved. It turns out that there was a long history of Muslim leaders attempting to destroy those statues, with the final successful destruction at the hands of the Taliban, in 2001.
This is a part of the long history of destruction of historical artifacts and records that is not only characteristic of Islam, but also frequently practised by leftists and Socialists, often referred to as historical revisionism. The mindset is simple; If people can’t read alternative views, they have only one choice left; Believe your view!
Notably, even the victors of WW2 practised the same destruction with Nazi documents. Still I would tend to agree with that destruction to a certain extent; belief in those lies was what caused World War 2, and some 50 million deaths!
The Nazis were famous for their book burning, as were the communists of Russia and China. All of these groups collected books written by those of competing ideologies, and burned them. Because of their insecurity, regarding the truth of their claims, they attempt to destroy any, and all, competing historical narratives.
In the last few weeks we have seen the Islamic State destroying the tomb of Jonah (Younis) the prophet, and now threatening the walls of ancient Nineveh.
It was the same when Mohammad Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood, took power in Egypt. The first thing to happen was Muslim calls to destroy the pyramids of Giza! Thankfully, Morsi was deposed, and cooler heads prevailed…for now!
Now ISIS is threatening to destroy the walls of the ancient city of Nineveh in Mosul! Did you even know that these 2,700 year-old walls were still standing?
The walls of ancient Nineveh, along with the tomb of Jonah, provide evidence that the biblical story of Jonah is true. We can believe the story without the corroborating evidence, because it is true in and of itself, but it is nice to have the evidence! These walls are literally priceless!
It is the same mindset that refuses to allow any debate in universities and college campuses, regarding creation vs. evolution, Christianity vs. Islam, Conservatism vs. Liberalism, etc. They know that if they allow debate, that some people will be swayed by the arguments of their competitors! This is because the arguments of evolution, liberalism, the left, and Islam, cannot stand open and honest scrutiny!
The official name of the NAZI party was Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or the Nationalist SOCIALIST German Worker’s Party. Hitler was a Socialist, and no more dangerous than modern socialists! (He set the world on fire, as modern socialists are going to do!)
The belief in evolution is a mindset that allows persecution of other human beings to an extent not equaled by any other religion in history, with the possible exception of Islam. Once you believe that there is no God to be responsible to, you can justify the worst acts of cruelty imaginable!
I am sure some would point out to me the book burning found in the book of Acts, to say “See Christians burn the books of competitors too”;
“Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.” Acts 19:19
Please understand the huge difference; The Christians of the book of Acts were bringing their own property to be burned, because they had repented of their idolatry. They did not want to be responsible for others believing in the errors those books represented. There is no evidence that they confiscated the property of pagans!
Christianity is alone among world religions to allow a free and open debate!
I don’t mean every “Christian”, of course, but Christianity in general believes that the truths of the bible can stand scrutiny, and free and honest debate. We have true science on our side! “Christians” who burn people, and other people’s property at the stake, are not true Christians but disobedient impostors, who do not share the faith of Jesus Christ.
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Matthew 5:44
Evolution is not a true science, of course, but a competing faith-based religion, and it cannot stand open and honest scrutiny. When evolutionists honestly examine their hypothesis, in the light of science, they invariably leave to become creationists! In fact the majority of Creation Scientists are former evolutionists!
It is the same when Muslims compare their book, the Qur’an, to the bible. They find that the Qur’an cannot stand up to the light of the bible, and even to its own inconsistencies! The bible stands head and shoulder above all other religious books combined!
Thus, like evolutionists and communists, Muslims must persecute Christians and prohibit the bible in their lands. Open and honest debate cannot be engaged in, because if they did Muslims would leave in droves!
Christians have God on our side, and He is able to destroy whatever stands in His way. If something is still standing, like the Sphinx, the Qur’an, or the myriad of pagan temples around the world, it is because He can work in human hearts regardless of whether or not these structures still exist. They are not an obstacle to God’s agenda!
Praise the Lord!