As the discussion has raged over the mass murders of satirical journalists in France committed by Muslims in the name of Islam, I recently heard a Muslim make the “moral equivalence” argument and cite the murders committed by Anders Behring Breivik in Norway as being “Christian terrorism.” And, of course, I had already written about that foolishness at the time it occurred and attempted to explain and show how this murderous psychopath was by no means a “Christian” in ANY orthodox sense of the word. There was NOTHING in what he did that had ANY similarity WHATSOEVER to what Jesus did or taught.
Anybody who believes otherwise simply has to be demon-possessed; because no human mind could be that stupid and that deceived on its own without the manipulation of the devil. Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” These people cannot comprehend the truth. They are warped by lies. Bad people prefer lies to the truth. And so they hate Jesus and hate His followers just as He predicted they would: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first” (John 15:18).
I hope anybody who has the brainless idiocy to recite the garbage that Breivik was a Christian would read that article and learn the facts and the truth. But I know that’s a pipe dream, because liberals are either a) utterly ignorant about the nature of reality or b) hypocrites and liars. And so these people will continue to spout lies rather than understand that the truth refutes them and refutes everything they believe in and stand for.
There is a powerful difference between Christianity as it is revealed in the Bible and “Christianity” as liberals profoundly misunderstand it.
Liberals are completely bound in culture, and for them culture is a constantly evolving thing. That’s why and how they can keep denying the fundamentals of the Christian faith and radically departing from the teachings and doctrines of the Bible and yet somehow claim that they are “Christian.” When they have nothing to do with Christianity any more than Anders Behring Breivik has to do with Jesus or the Bible or Christianity. I mean, if you can insanely rationalize that homosexuality is somehow good or abortion is somehow good, you can rationalize that murdering a bunch of innocent people in Norway or in France is good.
Which is why, for the record, militant Islam is no different from militant secular humanist progressive liberalism. And that is simply a FACT, no matter how the über-socialist liberals want to deny it: because state atheist socialism murdered more than 100 million of their own people DURING PEACETIME.
I mean, the secular humanist liberals who sit there and have the balls to go back to the Crusades or the Inquisition and then argue that “religion” is what is somehow responsible for the murderous spirit are so historically ignorant and so deceived it is beyond belief. If you read works like Rodney Stark’s For the Glory of God, and begin to understand how many myths have been perpetuated by radical secular humanist “reconstruction” of history, you’ll finally begin to understand what Jesus meant by his “the world will hate you because it hated Me first.” Secular humanists, progressive liberals, atheists, socialists, etc. have so hated Jesus and so hated Christians and so hated Christianity, they have radically perverted history to slander everything Jesus and His followers and the Bible He taught and they follow stand for.
So what is biblical faith?
Look at this PDF handout and read the Bible verses.
Biblical Christianity versus cultural (pseudo) Christianity:
Now, you find Anders Behring Breivik in that. And for that matter, you find Obama’s version of “Christianity” in that. show me where Obama’s declaration of “collective salvation” –
“… working on issues of crime and education and employment and seeing that in some ways certain portions of the African American community are doing as bad if not worse, and recognizing that my fate remain tied up with their fates, that my individual salvation is not going to come about without a collective salvation for the country.
– can be found in the Word of God. Because it CAN’T be found. It is a lie. What Obama is doing is claiming that only by his socialism, only by his economic Marxism, only by imposing his vile ideology onto the world and only by perverting true biblical Christianity with his socialist blasphemy and creating a “secular humanist theocracy” that makes Government the Savior and Provider rather than God and His people, can there be salvation. That is a LIE from the devil.
I mean, let’s compare and contrast Obama’s “collective salvation” with what actual biblical Christianity teaches (as I’ve presented before):
What does Jesus say? Consider Matthew 16:24-25:Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If any one (individual) wishes to come after Me, he (individual) must deny himself (individual), and take up his (individual) cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his (individual) life will lose it; but whoever loses his (individual) life for My sake will find it.Consider 2 Corinthians 5:10 for the thoughts of St. Paul:For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one (individual) may be recompensed for his (individual) deeds in the body, according to what he (individual) has done, whether good or bad.And again, St. Paul in Romans 14:12:So then each one of us (individual) will give an account of himself (individual) to God.Or consider Galatians 2:20:“I (individual) have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I (individual) who live, but Christ lives in me (individual); and the life which I (individual) now live in the flesh I (individual) live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me (individual), and delibered Himself up for me (individual).”And, again, in the words of Jesus as recorded in Revelation 3:20:“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any one (individual) hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him (individual) and will dine with him (individual), and he (individual) with Me.”Barack Obama is most certainly not a Christian to so miserably misunderstand that we are EACH INDIVIDUALLY saved by our PERSONAL faith in Jesus Christ through what He did for us on the cross. This is not some esoteric “how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” sort of question; it is a core fundamental of the Christian faith.
And that is why Barack Obama’s “individual salvation” will NEVER come about any more than Anders Behring Breivik’s will. Unless these blasphemous heretics fall on their faces before God’s truth and repent of their deception and embrace the truth that is found only in Jesus Christ.
For Barack Hussein Obama and the most radical jihadist Muslim, “salvation” is the SAME thing: it is POLITICAL and PURELY political and NOTHING BUT political.
For Barack Hussein Obama and the most radical jihadist Muslim, both “faiths” want the exact same thing: the ability to dominate society and culture, the power to rule over a Government with all the prerogatives of God or Allah or the State or whatever the hell you want to call your ultimate power.
And Barack Hussein Obama’s socialism/economic Marxism has nothing whatsoever to do with the Bible or with God or with Christianity or with Christ.
Let me ask you: when the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Master, there are 5,000 men gathered here and they have nothing to eat,” what did Jesus tell them?
Did He say, “Go thee to King Herod and Governor Pilate and tell them to create a giant socialist government program to feed the people.”??? Or did He say, “YOU” – meaning His disciples – “feed them.”
There is only ONE place in Scripture where it is the government’s job to take care of the poor. Do you know where that is? In the Old Testament during the Theocracy where God rule the people through His prophet Moses and homosexuals and adulterers and godless liberals were all stoned to death lest their moral filth contaminate the rest of God’s people. And if liberals truly want a Theocracy, then I’m all for it. And let’s live by God’s Old Testament laws and start putting every blasphemous liberal to death according to those laws. But otherwise, don’t you DARE say that the Bible tells us to care for the poor, and start forcibly redistributing the wealth according to the godless ideology of liberalism even as these same liberals wage a war against God, against faith, against the Church while they replace these with godlessness and then claim you are doing anything other than evil in the name of good. Because if you want to know the true nature of progressive liberalism, it is found in these passages:
The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. – Genesis 6:5
“Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, wrath has gone out against you from the LORD” – 2 Chronicles 19:2
A wise man’s heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man’s heart directs him toward the left. — Ecclesiastes 10:2
You love evil more than good, Falsehood more than speaking what is right. — Psalm 52:3
But he who sins against Me injures himself; all those who hate Me love death — Proverbs 8:36
There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. — Proverbs 14:12
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! — Isaiah 5:20
You who hate good and love evil, Who tear off their skin from them And their flesh from their bones — Micah 3:2
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools – Romans 1:22
For God’s wrath is being revealed from heaven against all the ungodliness and wickedness of those who in their wickedness suppress the truth – Romans 1:18
In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe to keep them from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of the Messiah, who is the image of God. — 2 Corinthians 4:4
Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron — 1 Timothy 4:2
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come… — 2 Timothy 3:1
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. — 2 Tim 4:3-4
There is NO place for socialism – for the economic Marxism that socialism is – in God’s Word. I’ve written about that, of course. Socialism doesn’t come from God; it comes from GODLESSNESS. It comes from a secular humanist-atheist hunger to replace God with human Government, and to replace God’s standard with man’s ways. And it comes from a desire and a determination to replace TRUE religion and the true teachings and faith of and in Jesus Christ with something ELSE.
And again, here’s where Barack Hussein Obama and his radical jihadist Democrat Party and the radical jihadist Muslim terrorists are one and the same: because if you want to forcibly confiscate people’s wealth/income and redistribute it according to your political ideology, do you know what that is in the Bible? In the Old Testament, during the Theocracy where the government was directly ruled by God. There is NO PLACE in the New Testament where God’s Word commands human government to become Government and confiscate wealth and redistribute it. Rather, it is the Christian Church and individual Christian believers – whom Barack Hussein Obama and his radical jihadist Democrat thugs despise and have tried to undermine with every policy and with every regulation and with every bureaucracy – that the New Testament and that Christianity empower to go and help the poor.
If you want a Theocracy that oppresses, you are one of two things: a Muslim jihadist terrorist or a member of the Democrat Party in America.
And I am frankly sick of all you terrorists trying to impose your wicked Government on me.