the circle of passion… understanding the radical elements of Islam and Christianity

    pas·sion ˈpaSHən/: noun

    1. strong and barely controllable emotion. "a man of impetuous passion"
    2. the suffering and death of Jesus. "meditations on the Passion of Christ"

    synonyms: crucifixion, suffering, agony, martyrdom [1]

    According to David Barrett et al, editors of the "World Christian Encyclopedia: A comparative survey of churches and religions – AD 30 to 2200," there are 19 major world religions which are subdivided into a total of 270 large religious groups, and many smaller ones. [2]

    The circle of passion above is an illustration of how I see the religions in all of the world.The blue portion of the circle, which makeup all the known religions, comprise Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Muslims, Chinese and Catholics, Orthodox and Protestant Christianity, etc…

    The blue portion of the graphic representing the ‘world of religion’ is a picture of what the Coexist Foundation and the Chrislam Movement is all about. [3]  Their  ultimate goal is for all the religions of the world to coexist in peace and harmony. Dwelling in a warm, cozy community without conflict, while joining hands and singing a round of kumbaya my lord, kumbaya. For the most part the vast majority of the world religions have no problem with this concept, except for a couple of radical segment of Islam and Christianity.

    A careful examination of the circle of passion reveals two very small slivers which are located at the extreme edges. Even though they are part of the larger circle, they are distinct from the larger, vast majority of religionist. These slivers would be considered outside the norm of their respective religion, and labeled as radical or extremist. It is hard to understand what the actual percentage of the smaller slivers are in relationship to the majority, but we can surmise they are miniscule in comparison to the majority.

    The religionist that are within these smaller slivers are not only smaller in number, but possess a different conviction than those in the larger area of the circle. The conviction of the patrons in the slivers are so strong and determined they are willing to die for these  convictions. In order to understand these radical elements we must understand some foundational teachings of Islam and Christianity.

    Islam:

    Shahid or Shaheed (Arabic: شهيد,‎ šahīd, plural: شُهَدَاء šuhadāʾ ) originates from the Qur’anic Arabic word meaning "witness" and is also used to denote a "martyr." It is used as an honorific for Muslims who have died fulfilling a religious commandment, especially those who die wielding jihad, or historically in the military expansion of Islam.

    The word shahid in Arabic means "witness". Its development closely parallels that of Greek marturos "witness", the origin of the term martyr. Shahid occurs frequently in the Quran in the generic sense "witness", but only once in the sense "martyr; one who dies deliberately for his faith"; this latter sense becomes standardized in the hadiths. [4]

    Christianity:

    Mat 10:34  Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
    Mat 10:35  For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
    Mat 10:36  And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
    Mat 10:37  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
    Mat 10:38  And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
    Mat 10:39  He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

    1Pe 4:12  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
    1Pe 4:13  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
    1Pe 4:14  If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
    1Pe 4:15  But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
    1Pe 4:16  Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
    1Pe 4:17  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
    1Pe 4:18  And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
    1Pe 4:19  Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

    The radical patrons in the two slivers are not only located 180  degrees of each other, their conviction are just as diametrically opposed. Radical Islam lives to kill. Taking innocent life is no problem for this violent segment of Islam and if their own death is required during the Shahid, they willingly die. Those dwelling in the radical Christianity sliver do not take innocent life. They are generally the innocent lives that are taken by the violent, Islamic extremist, yet they are willing to die for the cause of the gospel and the testimony of their Christ.

    Now every patron of Islam does not have the conviction to “die wielding jihad or for the expansion of Islam” nor every Christian to be “reproached for the name of Christ”. The blue portion of the circle of passion is reserved for them to coexist in peace, but those that inhabit the slivers are fully committed… even to death!

    Though the inhabitants of the slivers have similar convictions and commitment, their end  is quite different. Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

     

    “A man who does not have something for which he is willing to die, is not fit to live.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

    King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, for his efforts to end segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means.

    The ONLY true peace, in both this life and the one to come is in Yeshua:

    brother malachi

    [1] https://www.google.com/#q=meaning+of+passion

    [2] David B. Barrett, et al., "World Christian Encyclopedia : A Comparative Survey of Churches and Religions in the Modern World," Oxford University Press, (2001).

    [3] https://awordfrommalachi.com/2014/10/11/a-common-word-chrislam/

    [4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahid

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    ‘a common word’….. Chrislam

    What is Chrislam?

    Chrislam is a religious movement that had its origin in Nigeria. Its agenda is a global attempt to commingle  the teachings and practices of Christianity and Islam under one large religious umbrella.

    There are two different religious movements of Chrislam in Nigeria, one called Ifeoluwa and founded by Tela Tella in the 1980s and another called Oke-Tude founded by Samson Saka in 1999. Tela Tella claims that an angel of God came to him and told him that he gave him the mission and the name “Ifeoluwa: The Will of God Mission”. [1]

    It recognizes both the Bible and Qur’an as holy books and reads from both sources during its gatherings. Likewise, both Christian and Muslim holidays are celebrated as equal. God and Allah are considered the same god and the Chrislamic people believe that Muhammad, Moses and Jesus were all great prophets and we need to love them all. [1]

    Spiritual sirens should be sounding at this point of the read. Muhammad and Moses were but mere man, but the Christian Faith teaches that Jesus was Yeshua ha Mashiach… God in the flesh! Islam and Judaism DO NOT believe the same..

    In an attempt to bring about Chrislam’s unification, the Coexist Foundation has filled the role that  Satan is using to drive this spiritual awaking globally.

    To learn more about the Coexist Foundation click on the Coexist Foundation link in the paragraph below, but BEWARE! clicking on the link  haphazardly could be dangerous to your spiritual health, even though  you attend church with some regularity. For one to entertain  thoughts of error, without having a sound teaching in God’s word, can leave one in a very  vulnerable condition and found wanting.

    WARNING

    “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity (singleness) that is in Christ.”

    The   Coexist Foundation  is a charitable organization based in Washington, DC and London, England, which aims to advance social cohesion through education and innovation. en.wikipedia.org

    So  with  education as a  focus,  the  Coexist   Foundation  has merged  with the   Yale Center of Faith & Culture to take the spiritual error to the collegiate level of the American society. This modus operandi has proven to be a very productive avenue for dispensing both error and moral decay to our society for decades, so no reason to change the tactic at this stage of the game.

    It is pretty apparent that Yale University is nothing less than the mouth piece for the Coexist Foundation.

     

    The goal of the Reconciliation Program is to promote reconciliation between Muslims and Christians, and between Muslim-majority nations and the West, drawing on the resources of the Abrahamic faiths and the teachings and person of Jesus.”

    The curriculum is the same, down to the very use of the scriptures from the Qur’an, the Holy Bible and the Torah to propagate their deception…

    Bring about reconciliation between your brothers, and fear God, that you may receive mercy. —  Qur’an, Surat al-Hujurat (49):10

    In Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
    —  New Testament, 2 Corinthians 5:19

    You shall not take vengeance nor bear any grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. —  Torah, Leviticus 19:18

    Needless to say, the non-profit organization is financially sound and their agenda well established …

    “they hope that their research and resulting publications may provide a fresh approach and new foundations to help Muslims, Christians and Jews understand one another more sympathetically.”

    I find it somewhat perplexing that the COEXIST bumper-stickers are becoming more prevalent among the protestant churches all across America. Just reinforces the fact that there is a spiritual ignorance of the same.

    The organization’s to attempt to repair the divides caused by prejudice, hate and violence, by creating opportunity for people to work and learn together, in order to help build relationships, knowledge and common purpose to advance coexistence, is an admirable goal, but when the cause begins to dabble in the spiritual realm, it can only be likened to the mixing of oil and water. The two are diametrically opposed and not compatible at all. Even if you shake the two vigorously, it seems that the two substrates are comingled, but when the container is left stagnate, the blending will only return to its separated state. For it is impossible for “the two to become one”!

     


    So how should the church in America respond to such deception? We would do well to consider how Zerrubbabel, Jeshua and the rest of the chief of the father’s of Israel handled a similar situation, when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin made an offer to help rebuild the temple after the captivity.

    In the book of Ezra, we find the account of Israel, post Babylonian captivity. Zerrubbabel took 49,897 of the congregation and returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple.

    As the reconstruction was under way, we are told the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the Lord God of Israel. Then they came to Zerrubbabel and to the chief of the fathers and said unto them, “Let us build with you, for we seek your God as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esar-had-don king of Assur.” Ezra 4:1-2

    Zerrubbabel and Jeshua and  the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them “Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the Lord God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us”. Ezra 4:3-4

    The adversaries of Judah and Benjamin, feigned them selves as seekers of the same God as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but Zerrubbabel and Jeshua had no part of their deception. We would do well to learn from the same.. After all, oil and water do not mix very well, at least for any extended period of time.

     

    Gird  up the loins of your minds lest you find yourself wallowing in this pool of deception.

    brother malachi

     

    [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrislam

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