Ignorance is bliss as the saying goes and we do not need to know everything that is going on in the world either.
Yet it is startling to listen to fellow Christians who have been born again and are filled with the Holy Spirit. Almost all the Christian church believes what CNN, CBC, BBC, ABC, and other controlled media say about almost everything.
It seems that to be one who questions what the mainstream media tell us is akin to doubting the existence of Jesus Christ.
These brethren are also very nationalistic. They are so very proud of their nation’s armed forces and their flag and national anything. Most of these brethren go to churches that fly their national flag inside their church buildings as a show of national identity and solidarity.
Let me ask you a question my brother or sister in Christ.
Do you have any Muslim friends? And I do not mean that you have befriended them to try to convert them….they are simply friends of yours.
I ask because the Media has made concerted efforts to demonise Muslims for decades.
We were told that 19 Muslim high-jackers died in the planes on 9/11, yet almost all of them were found alive after the event.
In the weeks after 9/11, many mainstream news sources reported that the accused hijackers were still alive. These claims were reported by major media sources like The Independent, the London Telegraph and the British Broadcasting Corporation. Although BBC attempted to retract the claims later, the Telegraph reported that it had interviewed some of these men, who the newspaper said had the same names, same dates of birth, same places of birth, and same occupations as the accused.source
What has a Christian got to do with hating Muslims? Yet that is what lurks behind the smiles of Christians who salute their national flags.
A elder brother whose son is a Baptist pastor confided in me face to face one day. He said that God hates Muslims and will send all of them to a burning Hell unless they repent. That is some very twisted theology coming out of Calvinistic roots.
Terrorism in the pulpit…turn or burn in Hell forever….is something I have repented of.
The kind of love that lives in us, the kind of Spirit that we are of said…
Mat 5:43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR and hate thine enemy.’
Mat 5:44 But I command you all, love your enemies, and pray for your persecutors;
Mat 5:45 that so you may become true sons of your Father in Heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the wicked as well as the good, and sends rain upon those who do right and those who do wrong.
How quickly we Christians forget that we were all once enemies of God.