The three great religions believe in the God of Abraham and His selection of the Jewish people to make His name known among the world. The divergence of their faiths depends exclusively upon the messenger, messengers, or lack of a messenger or more correctly stated the true Messiah. When Jesus Christ proclaimed Himself as the true messenger sent by God to be both Messiah and the Son of God, the Jews almost immediately rejected His claims and refused His message. However, His disciples were able to see, really see the compassionate, loving heart of God. For the first time they saw God as a Father of mercy who deeply cares for His children by promising them a new life through His beloved Son. No longer would humanity be held in the bondage of sin and continuous temptation of the Devil. What a tremendous joy to follow Christ and experience a peace that defies understanding. What a tremendous change from the Old Covenant where people were enslaved to the letter of the law compounded by the thousands of additional restrictions placed upon them by their religious leaders.
Throughout human history evil men have demonstrated brutality to their fellow man beyond our most horrific imagination. Men, women, and children where decapitated, burned alive, sawed into, drowned, buried alive, herded into gas chambers, or shot and thrown into mass graves. Unless you were present the world’s population knew little about the actual events nor did they experience the trauma associated with its shocking carnage. Case in point; we knew little about the extent of Hitler’s mass extermination of the Jews until months before the war’s end. However, we now live in a new day where this brutality is observed almost in real time through Social Media, YouTube, and the 24 hour news channels. The graphic images are beyond appalling as we see little precious children being decapitated by the ISIS caliphate in Iraq. This coupled with their real threat to occupy the White House perhaps through our porous Southern borders it leads most to either an explosive rage or stark fear. Especially when you seriously consider how the Sunni Muslims are being drawn to this ISIS terrorist group like a magnet attracting more followers every day. Who can say how many are living in this country? Continue reading Satan’s Tactic is Fear (Concerning the ISIS Caliphate)