Though very few may know of the fall of Adam that is inherent in people from Original Sin, surely everyone has noticed that people by nature are interested in everything except the truth about God in the Bible. Today people from the convenience of their plush homes talk about the atrocities that happened during the Christian Crusades but few have the courage to talk about the atrocities which took place on the Islamic side, which occurred under no provocation, except for their craving for power. The truth is that people by nature hate truth and love lies for such is the sweet poison of unbelief that prevails in the fallen sons of Adam until these come to Christ (Rom5:17).
Though the Crusades involved many unjust murders (not mere killings), its motive was good… to protect Christian civilizations like the Byzantine Empire in the Middle-East from destruction. Today scores of Christians are being murdered and sold as slaves in the Middle-East especially in Syria and Iraq. Many blacks often hate the Christian culture for the slave trade, which their forefathers were unwillingly subject to decades/centuries ago but these same people forget that it was the Arabs who sold the namesake Christians their slaves. This trade still exists today, it’s just that the Arabs have only found themselves different customers but do the blacks in America and Europe complain of this?… No, because whom they consider as brothers today are only those who are as morally perverse as they are. If you have watched the movie Amazing Grace which is based on a true story, you will know that it was the true Christians who initiated and ended slave trade in the West.
Am I calling for a Crusade? Well, I certainly don’t want the unjust killing of Christians and Jews that happened during the Crusades happening now but I would like every measure taken to safeguard the lives and livelihood of Christians in the Middle East because if we are going to be people who only take action when our heads go under the guillotine then the same bland “worldwide condemnation of the attack” that the Christians in Syria & Iraq got from an unbelieving world, is what the Brussels and the Paris attack are also going to get.
38 “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure–pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
If you would like to know what is my stand on the Brussels Attack, I would say: read Isaiah 10:5-20 and please know that the only reason you may not agree with me here is if your life does not bear witness from holy fear that God exists. Wake up Europe, wake up and smell the coffee! The world leaders who merely condemn the attack are going to do nothing for you outside their own safety/interest because they are terrified of the truth and can’t ever say the words “Islamic Terrorism”. However, if you turn for your unbelief to God in repentance, He shall secure you in Jesus’s love.
12 “He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.
13 “But if he did not lie in wait for him, but God let him fall into his hand, then I will appoint you a place to which he may flee.
14 “If, however, a man acts presumptuously toward his neighbor, so as to kill him craftily, you are to take him even from My altar, that he may die.
You know the funny thing is people don’t know what truly is Grace and Law. The opposite of Law is not Grace but lawlessness, which is sin (Mat7:23 [NASB]). The Bible teaches that God has put in place three institutions, which are the Family, Church and State. The State is only in charge of Law and Order, while the Church is given charge to care for and nourish society through ministries that deal with education, medicine and infrastructure; but where does that happen today? Today, the State is playing Church through government run schools, medical facilities and infrastructure; hence, instead to exercising justice on convicts whose sins are deserving of death (Deut19:4-6/1Jn5:17), the State is messed up and confused, exercising grace instead on murderous anti-social elements who deserve to be executed only because treason is defined here as coming from vested interest and not as being one nation under God. Now if Brussels were operating under a theocracy, this Salah Abdeslam would have been executed the same day he was caught. Such should have also been so with Yakub Menon and Ajmal Kasab in India, and it is from such disobedience we ought to take a look that the unholy fear a nation succumbs to, when the State forgets it is given to exercise justice under God.
To conclude, with prayer being removed from schools and government institutions and with Churches turning to Mosques and Pubs throughout Europe, out of pure lack of religious interests, it can safely be ascertained that the West has turned slothful in its faith in Christ. So, if one’s comforts are to surpass a lifestyle of Godliness so as to define the people’s liberty then I must say that God is not going to let that happen, simply to let us know that He exists and will not be ignored by people who consider their lifestyles as being more important than God, while taking for granted the common grace they enjoy as a nation formed after Biblical principles.