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Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Just over a week since the horrific attacks in Paris. The day before yesterday we saw the attack and hostage situation in Mali and right now in Belgium there has been the highest warning alert against terrorism. The many terrorist activities in Africa and elsewhere in the world are hardly receiving any media coverage – there are just too many. And yet, regardless of where in the world, every terrorist killing is one death too many. They all have relatives who are mourning because they have lost loved ones.

No, we should not condemn all Muslims, but the terrorists rely on the Koran in which it is written that they must kill all infidels (unbelievers) (Sure 9,5). The learned argue about the correct interpretation of the Koran. However, this is relatively unimportant to me, as I don't believe in their Allah, I have a loving God and Father, the Lord Yahweh and His Son Jesus Christ.

How different it sounds, when I read in the Bible: “But I say unto you which hear, love your enemies, do good to them which hate you.” (Luke 6:27)

With this sentence, Jesus did not promise us a carefree life. To love your enemies can also sometimes cause immense suffering. However, death is not the end for us, we will enter into God's glory and be comforted forever. Our Scripture for today also states that we will enter into God's peace at the end.

So I ask myself, how some reach their decision, when deciding between an unpredictable Allah and a loving, gracious God. My decision is clear!

Yes and this love towards our enemies also mean that we will tell them that there is a loving Father who would also like to receive them into His loving arms. In the world violence begets violence, the French are now continuing their war in Syria and calling for all of Europe to join them. This is not the path which God commanded us to take.

Violence is never a solution!

I wish you a blessed day in His peace.

(Translated by Linda Gates)


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