Posts Tagged ‘murder’

Jesus First. Part-Three.

Enquiring with wrong motives.

There are many people today who will seek after Jesus, believing God will accept them their way. They attend meetings, take the free launch, even seek a shelter and make many nice comments.

But the reallity in their own hearts and minds is full of selfishness and they want God to fit in their pocket, rather than fitting in His. They have deluded themselves with a fantasy Jesus, one perhaps seen in the movies or from some childhood understanding they thought.

We see that when the Magi arrived from following the star, they went to the logical place to find the King of Israel the palace in jerusalem. There they met King Herod who enquired he too wanted to meet this speacial child.

But his intentions were to lash out and murder evey chld from baby yo two year-old to save his power base.

Matthew 2:1-11,  Genesis 35:16-20,  Jeremiah 31:15,  Matthew 2:16-18.

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Fanaticism and Terror-ism. Part-One.

Nigeria, Somalia and Tunisia.

This past two weeks has seen a massive loss of civilian life and UN Peacekeepers murdered in the name of ‘Zeal for God.’ The people behind these terrible attacks on soft targets, believe their religion and vision is correct and everyone else must submit or die.

Adolf Hitler made up his own religion too and wanted everyone to accept it, without question. There are many cults today who push the same agenda and, if you want to leave then you could be killed.

Acts 21:20,  Galatians 1:14.

Genocide. Part-One.

The world has seen Many!

The mass murder of people is nothing new in human history but during the 20th Century there were quite a few. Starting with the Armenians in Turkey or the Ottoman Empire, the the Nazi Holocaust 1938-46, the mass murder of over six million Chinese under the Japanese occupation 1931-45, the Italian mass murder in Abbisynia 1932-40.

After the second world war (1939-45) Communist China killed millions of its own people, two genocides broke out in Rwanda/Rouanda killing millions, while Cambodia had its own population descimated by a evil Disctator.

Exodus 2, Esther, Matthew 2.

Stephen..

Speaking the Truth.  Acts 6:5-8:3.

Stephen was the first Christian Martyr of the Ekklesia, he died like his Lord Jesus on trumped up aligations. But he was not murderd because he had faith, but rather because he told the people hearing and questioning him a truth that they could not bear to hear.

Today many people go the Church, Mass for many other reasons that actually have to do with Jesus. We find that we can end up keeping dates and celebrating festivals through the year, without knowing why we are doing so. This is the dangers of becoming religious and keeping traditions.

Christianity and the New Life are dynamic events, that are supposed to continue in us and be seen by others. Loving those who hate us, not reacting to provocation, forgiving those who persecute us and may even kill us.

Psalm 26:3,  71:19,   Acts 20:24,  Hebrews 8:12,  1 Peter 3:8,  2 Peter 1:7.

Remembrance Sunday. Part-Two.

Remembrance Sunday not just for Britain.

Many thousands of Commonwealth and allied troops and resistors died fighting in a coalition against Nazi-Germany and Imperial Japan. Jesus tells us that war is an inevitable fact of human history and his followers should not worry. Mark 13:7.

Humanity is stained by Sin and the heart is selfish, nations do go to war, so do people who row and argue end up in fights, which sometimes leads to murder. Romans 3:23, 6:23.

Jesus warns us in Mark 13 that the Judgment Day of the Father will come at the end and we need to know where we will be standing on that day?
John 3:16-21, Acts 4:12.

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