“Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” Matthew 22:36-39
The French President has confirmed that the terrorist attacks on France were perpetrated by the Islamic group known as ISIS. These misguided people serving a vicious false god, and their own mindless lusts, are poised to cause chaos on a global scale. Let’s look at this using logic and render a logical conclusion for both children of Islam and Christians.
Anyone that has studied both religions can logically conclude that any person that truly studies Islam by reading and understanding the Quran will become deceptive, devious, violent, bearers of false witness and murderous. If the Quran is taken as holy scripture and followed in its entirety, this is a forgone conclusion. The religion can be watered down, by selectively omitting scripture, creating a more socially acceptable false Islam, but if the Quran is taken literally and in its entirety, it is a forgone conclusion that groups like ISIS will be the norm, not the exception.
Christianity has a very different forgone conclusion and it is illustrated in the scripture above from Matthew 22. If the Bible is taken as Holy Scripture, and adhered to in its entirety, the forgone conclusion is a love for the one true God and all the people we come in contact with – our neighbors. Christians, that are actually living, acting and reacting, as Christians love and worship God and love and cherish all people. Yes, even those misguided, murderous hooligans that perpetrated the savagery in France. We must blame Islam, and the carnal lusts of these people. We must pray for them and ask God to teach them the truth. We are called to be the bearers of truth and spread it worldwide, and yes, even to those that did these atrocities. If they don’t repent and choose the correct path – that’s between them and God – and the court systems and punishments resulting from their murderous lawlessness.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23