Joseph Watson - Islam is not a religion of peace.
The Reformation wasn’t about annulling verses in the Old Testament, rather it was about separating true followers of Christ from the apostate teachings of the Vatican, which have NO foundation in Scripture. In other words, The Reformation brought us back to a true understanding of Christianity, and away from the Pagan doctrines spewing out of the Vatican such as the lie that ‘salvation can only be found through their apostate Church, five sacraments and other like pagan rituals’.
However these people worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrine, rules and regulations made by men.
As for the violent passages in the Old Testament, they were given TO THE JEWS under an OLD COVENANT that has now PASSED AWAY...
7 - For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second.
8 - For finding fault with them, He says,
“Behold, days are coming, says the Lord, when I will effect a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;
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13 - When He said, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.
However, Jesus didn’t come to destroy The Law, but rather to fulfil it...
“Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfil.”
Just as the sword drawn can not be replaced until it has tasted blood, so too is The Law left unsatisfied until it has punished sin. And this Jesus accomplished when He became a curse for us, that the Law might be satisfied when God laid upon His Son, the punishment for all who trust in Him.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree” [a Cross]
Jesus is seen exercising His payment for sin, before He had even paid for it, when rather than stone a women caught in the very act of adultery... as The Law demanded... He forgave her on the basis that he was about to pay for her sin, knowing full well that she would believe on Him, and His work upon a Cross.
3 - The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the centre of the court,
4 - they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act.
5 - Now in the Law Moses, it commands us to stone such women; what then do You say?”
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7 - But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
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10 - Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”
11 - She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. Go, and sin no more.”
Therefore Christianity NEVER EVER needed a reformation to stop Christians from stoning, burning or chopping-off the hands etc... of unbelievers. apostates, adulterers etc. If anybody ever actually did such things in the name of Christ, they did it CONTRARY to the teachings of He who came to pay for the sins of the World, who also said...
43 - “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ [Old Testament]
44 - But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”, [New Testament]
So let’s get this straight...
Unlike the Jew who was commanded to punish every act of disobedience regarding the Law, the Christian is only commanded to preach the ‘Good News’ [The Gospel]... that God has through His Son found away to satisfy the Law and retain His right standing... yet still show mercy to us sinners. Something the god of Islam can not do.
Yet we who believe are stayed in our hearts at the sight of the wicked, who prosper in their sin... by the sure knowledge that each and every sin not covered by the sacrifice of God’s Son... will be punished on that great day.
11 - Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them.
12 - And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds.
13 - And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds.
Either we accept God’s forgiveness that came at a terrifying price...
About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
Or having receive judgement, then an eternal sentence without mercy, having rejected the sacrifice of God’s only Son.
13 - And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 - And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 - And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Each and everyone one of us must make this choice in life, either by accepting Christ’s sacrifice for sin or rejecting it, by neglect. For after death the door is sealed and can not be opened again, for then eternal things are set.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Donald Trump wants to temporarily prevent Muslims entering the US, 25 percent of whom he attests believe that it is acceptable to attack American citizens. I totally agree with him, but he should also address an American foreign policy that exasperates the situation.
However here in Europe we fair much worse, even following the very same US foreign policy that pours fuel on the fire while at the same time, encouraging the mass importation into our lands of adherents to Islam!
As the Americans say : “Go Figure!”