According to Islamic teachings, the hajj is a spiritual journey that cleanses the soul and wins absolution. A Muslim who performs the hajj washes away his sins.Standing at Mount Arafat, a hill about 12 miles (15 kilometers) east of Mecca also known as the Mountain of Mercy, is considered one of the most spiritual moments of the pilgrimage when Muslims believe God will grant their prayers."I've traveled from another part of the globe to kneel down here in white robe and ask for forgiveness. Please help me clean my soul before I head home," said Ahmed Hassan, a pilgrim from Malaysia.
Again brothers, I am trying to articulate as well as I can, but by no means do I mean anything derogatory to the many many brave souls that have had to either lay their lives down or be slaughtered.This is a call to the masses here in America, and in places that aren't aroused and made uncomfortable as of yet......Bog, I agree, I am not being mislead, I am calling attention to a zeal which is Not according to knowledge, a zeal that they have asked God for, it is dictating the times in which we live.It just so happens to be the time in history in which we have to deal with the uprising and enlargement of the Islamic community.... That's all brethren, they have a zeal, but Not according to Knowledge, but they are acting and carrying out their fervor. Whether it is incorrect or not, they seek to be heard, seen, and acknowledged by the wordl at large...I spent 8 months in the U.A.E, and arabs or middle eastern people are sacred with their belief system, in other words, no matter how incorrect or shallow it may be to us, they are extremely sincere...I understand the promise is unto Isaac, it is unto the lineage of Abraham unto Christ and His followers.But I ask U, Will God cast everyone out and just pay attention to the Jesus believers? Think about the question and please understand that I am not supporting Islam or Muslims, nor am I giving an accolade to the Islamic community, but rather please understand...Hey brethren,I have read Wesley, Luther, Spurgeon, Revenhill, Tozer, and especially Katz( he tends to reach out in his writings to the many other nations and their dealings) I have some Karl Barth, my point is by mentioning this is to inform you that I am not making an ignorant statment, I have read the writing and dealings of these men, so I understand what it right and what is called for in this day, but it is a riveting statement they are attemptng to make. it has dictated our day.....Where Christianity has turned into Churchianity, God has allowed others to rise up. We have become a buddhist and Islamic nation due to the count and census of religion in this country because we have not given blood or death for our lively conviction.God our Father has allowed us to go under like this, but it has been our choice!But He has allowed Idolatry, demonic worship, and false religion to fill the hearts and minds of the many many citizens of this world....It definitely works on both ends of the scope....
But I ask U, Will God cast everyone out and just pay attention to the Jesus believers?
God our Father has allowed us to go under like this, but it has been our choice!
But He has allowed Idolatry, demonic worship, and false religion to fill the hearts and minds of the many many citizens of this world....
great point BoG,This is what I am seeking, very good dialogue, beautiful my brother, and to the glory of God....Well, we are going under n terms of livelihood and opportunity. In that regard, but Jesus does desire us to be free from inward tyranny.The post is not a secret, you might only see it in the manner in which you see it, but I see it in a very apocalyptic manner, and of huge end time proportions.Yes, BoG, Jesus is all that you say He is, and he wants to free us from all that you proclaim, but I am not seeking the promises of God in this thread, but rather the proportions of the current events and how they relate to the Christian body of believers, the effect upon the unalarmed believers. Because we can work up and talk up a good game in Christ, but the proof is in the whole.Yes, you may be doing everything that God has called you to do, or you may even be on the eact path with your knowledge and answers, but the whole is not living and thrusting upon the Word of God as we say, so I am only stating that, Globally, we are getting exactly what we have settled for.Garbage religion!Sure, you are doing it in faith, but I do want you to know that the Lord has 10,000 others that will not bow......And weakness we need right now, for we r still too strong. There is a song by Ce Ce Winans called "he's not on his knees yet", and a part of the chorus is that, " he is too strong to be weak", show him mercy, he is not on his knees yet.Let him break, please make him better, put the pices back together, he's not weak, and he is not on his knees yet!Not really getting at anything, it is just another current event, food for thought! And yes, judgement , it will be, more n moreuntil we see Jesus in peace........My writing is a little broken because a I am responding to you from certain points that you madeLovethe Fire
brother fire. i am afraid i dont know what you are trying to say? we have nothing to die for? please describe... we have everything to die for! we can God to die for! Because we will be resurected and ushered into heaven! i dont understand what you might think we have nothing to die for.what do we have that they dont? JEsus, he is our messia (sorry for misspellings) he is THE WORD of our God, who was Abrahams and Isacs too!
Dear Brother GF,Your post is bringing out some very good responses and for that I feel it is a valid question.Your comments:
Where Christianity has turned into Churchianity . . . . and then, in another post, Garbage religion
1 Peter 3:15:. . . be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. . . .
I tend to agree with 'Humble'
These muslims are on their pilgrimage, they are fasting and praying and seeking the God of Abraham just as we are, he is their father also in that regard.
God of the Bible: of Abraham Isaac & Jacob Theirs is the god of Abraham, Ismail, & Muhammad