Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bill O’Reilly’s Jesus: The Final Days
Bill O’Reilly has published a children’s version of his book “Killing Jesus.” It has a great section on the Temple at the time of Jesus and has many effective illustrations. However, I find it very disturbing that he lists Reza Aslan’s “The Zealot” as a recommended resource.
Was Jesus a Zealot?
One of Jesus’ followers was “Simon the Zealot.” Jesus clearly says in the Bible that his Kingdom is a spiritual kingdom that is not of this world. While God’s kingdom does have political ramifications-it is not a political system. (This is one of the primary differences between Christianity and Islam.) Jesus also was not a legalist. He spared the adulteress of Moses’ sentence against adultery and associated with “sinners” and so earned the ire of the religious establishment. Jesus was not a “Zealot” in any sense of the word. However, in the cleansing of the Temple incident, the Gospel of John says that “zeal for thy house has consumed me.” Jesus freed the sacrificial animals from the Temple and threw out the collectors of the Torah-mandated tax. Jesus had a new vision for the temple-as a house of prayer for all nations.
THIS SITE HAS AN INTERLINEAR BIBLE Syriac Script, Greek, and the Square Aramaic Script used to write the Hebrew language:
Cousin and Brother in Aramaic
Hi Sir, What is the aramaic word for cousin and what is the aramaic word for brother? I heard that some people say that there is no word cousin for Aramaic
Ewan MacLeod: The Aramaic word for brother is acha, which is a cognate of the Hebrew word for brother (ach). Aramaic does have a related word achyana, but this is also used for a related kinsperson in general, not just specifically a cousin. For instance, Jennings Lexicon of the Peshitta translates achyana as kinsman or cousin. Payne-Smith's classic Thesaurus Syriacus, written in Latin, also defines the word as a kinsperson in general, not just a cousin.
This author tries to argue that Galilean Aramaic of the Palestinian (“Jerusalem”) Talmud is a better approximization of the Aramaic of Jesus than Syriac is.
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Sharia Law in Action!
He pictures above are of crucifixions in northern Syria. This is horrific and disturbing-but this is what is going on in the world. This was done in accordance to the Koran Sura 5:33:

Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment…
Surely Allah is merciful and compassionate! Now, lets look at another instance of Sharia Law-the actions of the group BOKO HARAM.
Now, Boko Haram has abducted over 200 Christian girls in Nigeria. Abductions of Christian girls are common in Egypt. Muslims abduct a young woman, rape her, and force her to marry a Muslim. NOTE: Hillary Clinton did everything in her power to keep Boko Haram from being designated as a terrorist organization during her tenure as Secretary of State. Remember, when she ran for President, she was forced to disclose the contributors to her “Clinton Foundation.” The Saudis donated millions to the Clintons. Most likely they did this to thank them for helping them to create radical Islamist states in Bosnia and Kosovo. Bill Clinton used the United States military to wage Jihad on behalf of the Saudis against Eastern Christians in the Balkans. Boko Haram means roughly “against Western Education.” Boko Haram is responsible for massacres of Nigerian Christians. After they were attacked, Obama stated that Nigerian Christians need to show restraint. (Once again, before Obama leaves office, I firmly believe he is going to publically announce that he is a Muslim. He will probably do it in a special address to the nation.)
Why has this story made the news? If Boko Haram captured ten or 15 girls here and there, it probably wouldn’t. But, the huge number makes it a sensational story. Of course the media is down-playing the fact that Boko Haram abducted Christians and uses religious justification for this practice.
Sharia law states the Muslims can abduct and enslave non-Muslims and have sex with them. If a Muslim man has sex with a non-Muslim woman (or rapes her), it isn’t considered fornication or adultery (or rape). (I read once that prostitutes in Northern Africa in years past, were either Christian, or claimed to be, for the reason just mentioned.) In fact, according to the practice of the “prophet” they have the “right” to seize infidel women and property of infidels.
Islamic groups in England, which has become a terrorist-haven, openly and boldly declare this is their right. Finally, some Britons are beginning to speak up-such as the group “Britain First.” Also, notice that Boko Haram has forcibly converted the girls to Islam (those who didn’t escape-about 50 did). There is indeed “compulsion in Islam” regardless of what they say.
Have you ever wondered why the Islamic world will not condemn acts of terror carried out in the name of Islam?
There are different excuses-but wouldn’t it be nice for a group of Muslim scholars to come together and condemn acts of terror and religious persecution of Christians and other religious minorities? Well, some say that perhaps it isn’t practical for an international team of Islamic scholars to do such a thing. Who would organize it? Finance it? Who could speak for Islam? How do we know that such a group could represent all Muslims? Perhaps it is not doable. Well, it can be done-but they won’t do it. How do I know? Well, about five years ago and international team of Muslim scholars met together and released a joint statement that condescends and insults Christians. This insult is called “A Common Word.” See http://www.acommonword.com/ (Full title “A Common Word between you and us.”)This statement looks “nice” on the surface, but attacks Christian doctrine subtly and contains thinly veiled threats of violence against Christians. Christians need to be true to the Word-Jesus Christ the Son of God-and not seek common ground with people opposed to the Word of God.
The whole reason that the Muslim wrote this document was because they were offended by Pope Benedicts criticism of Islamist violence. Funny that the 9-11 attacks and thousands of acts of violence since then have not motivated noted Islamic scholars to compose a “common word” condemning violence carried out in the name of Islam.
Obama insults the USA in Malaysia
(April 27, 2014, CNSNews.com) – Visiting Malaysia’s National Mosque on Sunday, President Obama was asked by the institution’s imam to end oppression against Muslims worldwide, Malaysia’s national press agency Bernama reported. “Pray for me,” Obama replied, according to Grand Imam Ismail Muhammad, who took him on a 25-minute tour of the mosque, called Masjid Negara in Malay, in Kuala Lumpur.
I find this very disturbing. There is no real global “oppression” against Muslims. In fact, it is Muslims who are doing the oppressing. It is troubling (but not surprising, in that it is totally in character) for Obama to give credence to these ridiculous claims. Really, if Muslims were being legitimately persecuted any where on earth-their allies in the Democrat News Media Establishment would run with the stories. Obama is planning some sort of action on behalf of Islam. This is why he is asking the Imam for prayer. I believe that it is his plan to “come out” as a Muslim and begin issuing Islamic “Executive Orders” sometime after election day and the end of his term in office.)
Obama, who wore a dark suit and removed his shoes, also visited and paid his respects at the National Mausoleum at the mosque complex, where former prime ministers and deputy prime ministers are buried. Malaysia’s Star newspaper quoted Abdullah Muhammad Zin, religious advisor to Prime Minister Najib Razak, as saying it was “not common” for the leader of a superpower to include a visit to a mosque in his itinerary.
Isn’t it interesting that the Malaysian officials felt that it was very odd for a foreign dignitary, to show such regard for Islam.
“There can be no better way for Obama to honor Islam than by visiting Masjid Negara,” he said.
But while in Malaysia, Obama did not visit with the large non-Muslim minority:
Relations between Malaysia’s Muslim majority (around 61 percent) and minorities including Buddhists (almost 20 percent), Christians (9 percent) and Hindus (6 percent) have been troubled at times. Invited to comment on Obama’s decision to visit a mosque but not a church while in the country, Council of Churches of Malaysia general secretary Hermen Shastri demurred, but said that those responsible for arranging the visit had “ensured that he is made aware of the religious freedom issues in the country.” A spokesman for the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship chairman, Rev. Dr. Eu Hong Seng, said he welcomed the fact Obama chose to tour the National Mosque.
“Given the challenges and concerns for non-Muslim religions in Malaysia, especially Christianity, it would have been good for President Obama to also visit the places of religious worship of other religions,” he said. “This would help him better understand the issues facing non-Muslim religions in Malaysia.”
Obama went on to equate religious persecution of non-Muslims with supposed “injustices” that occurred in America’s history:
“In the United States, obviously historically the biggest conflicts arose around race. And we had to fight a civil war and we had to have a civil rights movement over the course of generations until I could stand before you as a president of African descent.
“But of course, the job is not done,” Obama continued. “There is still discrimination and prejudice and ethnic conflict inside the United States that we have to be vigilant against. So my point is all of us have within us biases and prejudices of people who are not like us or were not raised in the same faith or come from a different ethnic background.”
“Malaysia won’t succeed if non-Muslims don’t have opportunity,” he said. “You should be proud of who you are and your background. And you should appreciate the differences in language and food. And how you worship God is going to be different, and those are things that you should be proud of. But it shouldn’t be a tool to look
Obama is so obviously a Muslim. This is the only explanation for this type of behavior-which is typical Obama. Obama goes to a Muslim country, minimalizes the religious persecution suffered by the non-Muslim majority, equates religious discrimination with America’s supposed legacy of discrimination and gives validation to Muslim false claims of being persecuted-which are in reality-a false pretense that give justification-in their minds-to acts of terror and violence against non-Muslims.
Once again, as I noted in the last newsletter, Islam is in decline. I believe that in the next 25 years we will see the collapse of Islam, just as we saw the collapse of the Soviet Empire. All of this fanaticism we see is Islam’s last gasp. But, it will be very painful and will take a few decades. Without a “fundamental transformation” Islam cannot survive in the modern world.
Crucified Again by Raymond Ibrahim
I have recently read this excellent book and it is highly recommended. I thought one of the best part of this book was an explanation of why the Democrat News Media ignores stories of persecution and mass killings of Christians carried out by Muslims. See page 222,a section entitled “The Media: Obscuring the Persecution of Christians.” He notes “not only do the mainstream media fail to report on major stories that otherwise put Islam in a negative light, they even attempt to suppress those stories.” He also states, “Unprovoked Muslim attacks on Christians are portrayed as “sectarian strife,” a phrase that conjures the image of two equally matched adversaries-equally abused, and equally abusive. This hardly describes reality: Christian minorities being persecuted in Muslim-majority nations.”
Ibrahim then notes, “Blurring the line between the victim and oppressor is a regular tactic of the mainstream media, especially when it comes to reporting on Muslim persecution of Christians…the media refracts reality through the approved paradigm of political correctness, minimalizing or ignoring Muslim persecution of Christians around the world (lest reporters should appear to side with Christians), while always putting the best spin on Muslim violence (lest they should appear critical of Islam.”
The best section is on page 232:
“Christian persecution is perhaps the most obvious example of the phenomenon the mainstream media wants to ignore out of existence-Islamic supremacism. Vastly outnumbered and politically marginalized Christians in the Islamic world simply wish to worship in peace, and yet they still are hounded and attacked; their churches are burned and destroyed; their children kidnapped, raped, and enslaved. These Christians are often identical to their Muslim co-citizens in race, ethnicity, national identity, culture, and language; there is generally no political or property dispute on which the violence can be blamed. The only problem is that they are Christian-and the other-and so they must be subjugated, according to Sharia’s position for all others; for all infidels, including Israel and the West.
If the mainstream media were to report honestly on the persecution of Christians under Islam, the obvious implication that Islam is dangerously hostile to all non-Muslims would be inescapable. Hence, journalists develop an instinct-or make a deliberate choice-to ignore or minimize these uncomfortable facts. No wonder so many Americans, including self-professed Christian, are either totally unaware of the phenomenon or have no idea of its extent or significance.”
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