Are We Really All Children Of The Most High And Worship The Same God Almighty?
He was brought up by the Roman Catholic as a young lad. He grew up enmeshed in the church's opus-pocus and his father, a cook who worked for the Belgian colonial government prayed little Joseph would become a priest later in life. He died while his son was only eight years old leaving his son to determine his life's destiny. Because Joseph was precocious and prankish, the Belgian colonialists punished him with a mandatory service in the colonial army. No one knew whether or not little Joseph wanted to be a soldier but having no alternatives in a homeland where foreigners decided your destiny; he took his punkish lifestyle with him and aided in diminishing his homeland.
Schooled by the Belgians in brinkmanship and aided by the United States as a robotic stooge at the height of the Cold War, Joseph seized power, established a megalomaniac dictatorship and ruined a land blessed with abundant human and material resources. By the time Satan raised this monstrous ogre to kill, maim, and dehumanize a-once beautiful land known as the Democratic Republic of Congo in 32 years, Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu wa Za Banga had already chosen where he would spend eternity. He died unwept, unmissed and cursed by his traumatized country men and women.
His eternal abode on the Other Side is certainly not in doubt. Another man of evil of immense proportion was the late military buffoon of Uganda; Idi Amin Dada. A stark illiterate but Amin proved himself a willing demented foolish factotum of the British, and went on to paint the Pearl of Africa with sorrow, tears and blood in a decade. Amin was a devil incarnate and by the time he was through with Uganda, millions of souls became orphans, fatherless and widows. He escaped from the arm of justice into Saudi Arabia where he later died in his 70s.
The late Butcher of Baghdad, Saddam Hussein sent terror into the hearts of his hapless country men and women. He raised two spoilt-rotten kids who saw themselves as above the law in Iraq. For quarter century, Hussein and his clannish coteries stole the oil-rich nation blind and could not be questioned. Hussein slaughtered thousands, displaced millions, and even gassed his own people all in the name of Allah who he held allegiance to as practicing Moslem. Hussein and his gang of rascals didn't last forever as the Sovereign Lord of the heavens and the earth later disgraced them using the United States of America as His instrument. Later, another tyrant and jackal who thought himself invincible, Madman Mumaer Gadhafi tasted the inevitable end of Divine Justice.
For nearly half-a-century, this Bedouin dictator held court in Libya as an untouchable scallywag; a teapot tyrant who sponsored terrorism both at home and abroad. At the height of his murderous madness, Ghadafi's hands were dripping with the innocent blood of several thousands, if not millions of victims of his terrorist activities around the world. Like his fellow dictators before him, he and his sons stole Libyan oil-money blind and used a large chuck of the squirrelled loot to sponsor terrorist acts across the globe; from the 1972 Munich Massacre of Israeli athletes in defunct Western Germany, the Pan Am Flight 103 Lockerbie bombing of 1998 which Gadhafi later admitted he orchestrated in 2003 to financing and harboring terrorist organizations like the Abul Nidal Organization, As-Sappa Jihadists and numerous others.
For 42 years, this Madman caged his own people, killed, maimed, destroyed and fomented trouble in Africa, meddled in the internal affairs of Middle Eastern nations and saw himself as the new Khaliffa who must redraw the global landscape after his convoluted Pan-Arabism. But soon and anon, the wrath of God descended on Gadhafi and he was slaughtered in shame and public obloquy.
Another psychopath toed the murderous paths of these misbegotten rascals and called himself the leader of The Base. He envisioned himself as the deputy of Allah, his god who he must kill and murder for and be rewarded in al-jana or paradise. What incensed Osama bin Laden was that Saudi Arabia, his adopted nation invited Americans to help her protect her oil fields against the aggression of Saddam Hussein. The man who considered himself the most pious Muslim on earth took umbrage claiming Americans were in Saudi Arabia to desecrate the holy land. His Allah who he revered couldn't fight for himself so Osama bin Laden saw him as the defender of the sacrilege.
He went nuts using ill-gotten wealth and the blood money of his family to kill thousands and millions, all in the name of religion. Again, he too ended up where he rightly belongs. The list is endless. Space will not permit us to talk about countless terrorists, suicide bombers, self-proclaimed defenders of Allah and other Jihadists who committed hara-kiri and self-immolation in order to impress their god and claim elusive 21 virgins waiting for them on the Other Side as just deserts. The life stories and tragic ends of these misbegotten souls are clear examples of how Divine Justice awaits each and every one of us on earth and what type of life that awaits each and every one of us beyond the grave. As the Teacher aptly said in Ecclesiastics 12: 14: “For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”
In the world today, we hear such gobbledygook remark that “that we are all children of God.” You ask yourself; really? Caligula, Hitler, Pol Pot, Sani Abacha, and other murderous cretins of the world would be categorized as children of God too? The misbegotten tyrants, dictators and terrorists of the world who killed thousands, if not million humans, inflicted pain and suffering on fellow human beings and died horrible deaths should be classified as children of God too? It sounds good to the human ears when human beings device their own value standard and self-consolatory clichés such as; “we are all God's children,” “we all worship the same God,” “and “we are all going to the same place.” In reality, one is bound to think twice and consider the implications of such sophistry.
If we are all children of God, why are some Muslims killing Christians? Why are some Christians butchering Muslims in the Central African Republic? Why did Osama bin Laden make it his life mission on earth to kill and destroy Americans and all that Western civilization stands for? In this battle of self-proclaimed Right versus Wrong, why is evil so omnibus in a supposed one family of the human race on planet earth? The Otherness is so pervasive in human affairs that one is at a loss on the envisaged Kumbaya among the human race, yet when we scrutinize all the religions of the world, not a single one preaches a-one-world family.
Islam says there are two sets of human beings on earth: the Brotherhood and the kafir. Translated; the Brotherhood is the household of the Muslim umma and those who belong to the other side; the kafir or infidels. In my co-authored book; “The Kingdom of Satan Exposed,” we wrote much on this Islamic Otherness quoting copiously from the book; Quran, on the characteristics of these two diametrically-opposed groups of human beings on earth. In that book, the Brotherhood and Muslim umma were commanded to chase, hunt down and kill anyone who is not a part of this Muslim Brotherhood and umma. Although anyone who is compelled to join this Brotherhood should be spared even though his/her membership was obtained under threat of the gun. Could it be the reason why Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his followers fought and gave their lives to their god; Allah? Is that the reason why Boko Haram justifies all the atrocities they are currently perpetrating in Northern Nigeria?
In the Holy Bible, the Lord Jesus Christ didn't preach the Brotherhood of the human race either. He didn't say the human race is one family and they should live together as one loving household. Jesus Christ said in Luke 12: 51: “Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.” Jesus Christ said He didn't come to bring peace and to reiterate His mission, He adumbrated it further so that no one would be in doubt of what He said or spin His statement: “From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law,” (Luke 12: 52-53).
As a matter of fact, our Lord Jesus Christ didn't pray for the whole world. Hear Him in His Greatest Prayer ever in John 17: 9: “I pray for them (His disciples and followers). I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.” That means there are those who belong to Jesus Christ and those who are not His. Then the clincher on the concept of man-made universal Brotherhood which our Lord Jesus Christ disavowed could be found in John 8: 44: “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires.
He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” Whoa! So much for universal brotherhood of the human race on planet earth indeed! This tells us that there are children of Satan on earth and we can know and identify them by some of their fundamental activities. Which is right and wrong? Can we pair up those two divergent views alongside their characteristics and arrive at two broad theses? But before we do that, let's hear what Jesus said about the characteristics of those who belong to Him: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another,” (John 13: 34-35).
The picture is a little clearer now. It doesn't take rocket science or a PhD to pair up these two human divisions Jesus Christ identified earlier. The children of Satan were identified with their characteristics while the children of God Almighty were similarly identified and their characteristics given. Forget about what the Roman Catholic did through the ages, because it is possible for someone or group to proclaim on their own that they are children of God and followers/disciples of Jesus Christ but exhibit the characteristics of the children of Satan. Jesus Christ knew this beforehand so He warned in advance in Mathew 7: 21-23: ““Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?'
Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!' So we can identify those of His own and those of the Otherness in both cases. For example, why did the Boko Haramists kill some men and women in Northern Nigeria who refused to switch sides after they were given the opportunity to renounce Jesus Christ as Lord at gun point? Which God were David Koresh and his Branch Davidian cultists serving when they destroyed themselves in Waco, Texas in April 1993? Why did Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 17-year old Rachel Scott who identified herself as a Christian and Jesus follower at Columbine High School in April 1999? If the world is really a one jolly good happy family of the human race on planet earth, why do we have two diametrically-opposed human beings on earth? The other obviously intriguing contradiction in this jejune is the god factor.
Which God did Muamer Gadhafi, Saddam Hussein, Osam bin Laden, al-Zarqawi and their followers hold allegiance to in committing murderous activities during their inglorious lifetimes? On whose Godly watch is Abu Shekau and his Boko Haram outlaws killing and beheading scores, torching lives and properties in Northern Nigeria? Which God inspire David Koresh and his Branch Davidian clique to commit suicide and went down with innocent kids and babies in Waco, TX in 1993? Which God were those “Mad Dogs” who called themselves Christian cannibals eating the flesh of Muslims in the Central African Republic serving? On the other hand, why would Rachel Scott not deny she was a Christian and her life spared in the 1999 Columbine High School Shooting in Colorado? Why didn't those men and women cornered by the misanthropic Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria take the easy way out and deny Jesus Christ?
Did these words from Jesus Christ in Mathew 10: 28-33 come to Ms. Scott, the victims of Boko Haram and countless others who have held unto their faith and integrity and given up their lives for their Savior? : “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.”
As I am writing this article, a news item caught my attention. Mr. Abbas Zaki, a member of the Fatah Movement in Palestine and a senior official and close adviser of Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority was being interviewed on a Palestinian Television. Hear what he told the network interviewer: “These Israelis have no religion and no principles; they are an advanced instrument of evil. I believe that God will gather them so we can kill them.” Again, we see and read here the Name of God invoked by a Jihadist to murder his fellow human beings. The obvious questions any sane soul will ask Mr. Zaki are; “On whose Godly authority will he appeal to so that the Israelis can be gathered together to be killed by the Palestinians? Can't Mr. Zaki and his Palestinian brothers and sisters resolve to live peacefully and in harmony with the Israelis they so loathe and resent? Which God would answer such a prayer? Let's not deceive ourselves or hide behind political correctness but say it as it is; these two categories do not and cannot be worshipping the same God. Any God who delights in the killing of human beings is not the True God. Any God who commands his worshipers to kill fellow human beings and be rewarded is not the True God. Any God whose worshippers have to kill and murder for in order to be rewarded with 21 virgins on the Other Side is a fake God.
A God that we have to maim, kill and murder for in order to protect his honor is a weak and shit-faced God who doesn't command our worship. If a God one worships cannot protect his honor and punish those who desecrate his holy things at his own choosing and in a manner befitting him, then he doesn't deserve the honor and adoration of his worshippers. The True Lord God Almighty displayed His Love for us when He chose to come to this planet earth as one of us which He created in order to save us from the oppression of Satan and his demons. This True Lord God Almighty didn't call us to shed our blood for Him, rather He spilled the Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ so we can have a relationship with Him without fear, let or hindrance. Any god who has asked you to kill fellow human beings on his behalf in order to enter a so-called paradise is a fake and an unworthy god. You are being lied to.
An incident occurred in the Holy Bible in the Book of Judges which mirrors in practical terms the spiritual warfare that is currently going on in the planet earth today. This spiritual warfare began as far back as the Day our First Parents; Adam and Eve disobeyed the True Lord God Almighty and ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. A man called Gideon was called by the True Lord God Almighty and He instructed him to build an altar to Him the Lord and destroyed the altar of Baal called Asherah poles. As we read in Judges 6: 25-26: “That same night the LORD said to him, “Take the second bull from your father's herd, the one seven years old. Tear down your father's altar to Baal and cut down the Asherah pole beside it. Then build a proper kind of altar to the LORD your God on the top of this height. Using the wood of the Asherah pole that you cut down, offer the second bull as a burnt offering.”
Gideon was afraid but he knew he was an instrument in the Hands of the True Lord God Almighty to deliver his people; the Israelites from the cruel hands of their oppressive neighbors, the Philistines. Israel displeased the True Lord God Almighty and so ended up serving the Philistines. After they prayed and had a rethink, the True Lord God Almighty heard their prayers and empowered Gideon to deliver them. However, he was afraid to obey the Lord so he carried out the instructions at night. As we read further in Judges 6: 28-32: “ “In the morning when the people of the town got up, there was Baal's altar, demolished, with the Asherah pole beside it cut down and the second bull sacrificed on the newly built altar!
They asked each other, “Who did this?” When they carefully investigated, they were told, “Gideon son of Joash did it.” The people of the town demanded of Joash, “Bring out your son. He must die, because he has broken down Baal's altar and cut down the Asherah pole beside it.” But Joash replied to the hostile crowd around him, “Are you going to plead Baal's cause? Are you trying to save him? Whoever fights for him shall be put to death by morning! If Baal really is a god, he can defend himself when someone breaks down his altar.” So because Gideon broke down Baal's altar, they gave him the name Jerub-Baal[f] that day, saying, “Let Baal contend with him.”
Gideon outlived Baal and went on to deliver his people. Baal didn't fight for himself because Baal is a demon-god, a fake and an idol that cannot lift a finger to protect his honor because he has none. Throughout human history, and till date we have seen how spiritually-blind and ignorant souls have destroyed themselves by falling into error when they refused to examine the two sides of the equation of a fundamental issue bordering on eternity. It is possible to be sincerely wrong. It is indeed possible to cling to an error handed over from one's father from generation to generation. It is not what we believe that matters, but what is the basis of what one ardently clings to and holds as the truth.
Muamer Gadhafi used much of the oil wealth of Libya to kill and murder fellow human beings in and outside his nation believing he was doing his god a favor. Saddam Hussein and his demon-possessed sons committed unimaginable crimes against their citizens even while praying five times daily to their god. Osama bin Laden wasted his entire adult life waging war against those he referred to as infidels because he wanted to impress his god. Zarqawi and the 19 hijackers at September 11, terrorist attacks on the United States and several of Laden's bedfellows died and took thousands, if not millions of human souls with them, because they were beguiled with the enticement of young virgin and maidens waiting for them on the Other Side of the Eternal Divide. See the tragic ends of these religionist and re-examine once again what you have been told and taught over the years and examine the evidence. Is it the truth?
Does it jell with common sense? Does it promote love, peace and harmony? What is the basis for my belief? Why do I have to die for what I cannot experientially explain, confess and live for? It is good to be sincere and zealous, but as Apostle Paul said in Galatians 4: 18: “It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good,” because, as Solomon warned in Proverbs 19: 2: “zeal without knowledge is not good.” Who is your God? What do you believe? Do you know who exactly you are serving and worshiping? Do you have any intimate relationship with your God? Your answers do not lie in the Street of Time. You should and must answer them now here and not in the hereafter. Your answers to these questions will decide where you will eventually spend eternity. This is not rocket science, but common sense.
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Yes, certainly, because the Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has transported us-those of us who put our lives and eternal destination into His Loving and Caring Hands- from the kingdom of darkness (Colossians 1: 13) and the empty way of life that was delivered unto us by our forefathers to the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1: 18) Amen. Thanks.
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