Soon after the events of September 11th, 2001, President George Bush had to make some tough decisions. we as a country had to find who was responsible for this tragedy. Determine if there was some form of justice that we could invoke, to prevent this from happening again.
It wasn't long that our President had to defend his actions as a
War On Terrorism" and not a war against a religion. President Bush stated "We are not at war with the nation of Islam, we are at war with all terrorist who would aid, plan and organize terrorists plots around the world. Many nations would join us in this fight.
History shows The United States of America were one of the last nations in order, to become victims of such barbaric behavior. We certainly were not the victims of the last act of terrorism around the world.
Piecing together the evidence, the world found an organization well known for terrorism was behind many of the worlds horrific acts of violence. Al Queda as we were told was the enemy that must be dismantled and destroyed.
Made up of Islamic extremest, this group would declare Jihad on ALL infidels and non-believers. Now, Jihad is believed to be an HOLY WAR in which these people are exempt from God's laws, and commandments.
NO RELIGION OF LOVE OR PEACE CAN JUSTIFY A DECLARATION OF JIHAD AGAINST OTHER NATIONS!
I'll be the first to admit my limited knowledge of the religion named Islam. I can not give you any proof that the entire "Nation of Islam" has declared this Jihad against us, or if it is just a certain "denomination".
I use the word denomination because we can understand better our language of different sects of religion. I would doubt that if the Baptists were to declare a Holy war against Uganda, for example, that the Protestants would follow along blindly. So it is with Islam. If the Sunni's want to declare war against the United States, for example, would the the Shiites follow blindly? In a word NO!
Please do not read anything into my examples, they are just that, examples, not declarations of any type.
Jesus told of the times when others would seek his disciples out to kill them and think they are doing God's work. St. John 16 verse 2 says: they shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think they doeth God's service.3. And these things they will do unto you, because they have not known the Father nor me.
Jesus is much older than the proclaimed profit of Mohamed, that Islam teaches. For when Jesus testified to his disciples that at the beginning was, I am. That I and my Father are one. From the beginning it was so.
Ancient writings of the Old Testament speak clearly of Jesus. Many of the writings of the disciples testify to these writings. "They shall see him coming on a colt where never a man had sat". He shall be called a Nazarene". "I will call my son up out of Egypt". 'Out of the city of David". There are more, although I am sure you get the point.
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the light. The only way to the Father is through him! So, remember when you have the talks with your loved ones, and these questions arise. Tell them that our lot is to pray for our enemy. Pray that they will find God through Jesus the Christ.
Never, and I mean NEVER, let anyone take this away from you. We as Christians are at war with evil. Those who hide in a religion, and make war, are just instruments of evil. Those who defend their loved ones in the name of Jesus shall be free, and inherit the heavens. There is no greater sacrifice than to give one's life for a friend.