Jerry Falwell Jr., Franklin Graham and the Sad Effects of Terrorism on Christianity

“My prayer for Christians this Christmas season, that we would seek peace and goodwill amidst the threat of terror and violence. That we would not let fear change us for the worse. That we would not let fear silence us. That we would be more like Christ and less like Herod.”

The goal of terrorism is far more complex and far more sinister than just the taking of human life, as painful and devastating as that is. It is to instill a fear — a terror — in those who bear witness to its deadly acts.

The hope of the terrorist is that this fear would do one of two things: Either change us or silence us. Either distort our thoughts, behaviors and core principals or move us into a fearful and quiet bystander’s posture.

The most upsetting thing for me in wake of the recent terror attacks beyond my grief for those lost, is what all of this doing to the church. The fear that has snuck into many hearts is now changing the Body of Christ making us in some parts completely unrecognizable and little like the One whose name we bear. And many of us who object to the Terrorized Post-Christian Church that is emerging are standing silently on the margins, in some ways offering just as poor a witness.

While speaking to the gathered student body at their convocation about how we should respond to the recent terror attack in San Bernardino, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said;

If the people in that community center had had what I got in my back pocket right now…If more good people had conceal carry permits then we can end those Muslims. I just want to take this opportunity to encourage all of you to get your permit. We offer a free course. Let’s teach ’em a lesson if they ever show up here.

Of this my brother Shane Claiborne said “As I listened to the words of Mr. Falwell, I could not help asking, ‘Are we worshipping the same Jesus?'”

I recently spoke with a friend who also heard President Falwell’s comments and we wrestled with whether or not to say anything publically about it. I held similar questions after hateful and fearful statements came from Franklin Graham, another well-known Christian leader and son of Billy Graham (one who has played a powerful role in my own faith journey). I’ve held the same question — whether or not to speak up — as Christian presidential candidates have put forth fear mongering Islamophobic platforms and mad even worse comments.

And aside from within private conversation and the occasional “safe” post on social media, I have remained silent. Perhaps not taking their hate speech and fear speech seriously, or maybe I was preoccupied with the daily callings of my own life, or maybe I thought someone else could and would say what I was thinking or maybe it was my mostly non-confrontational personality.

Or maybe my silence is because of something much worse.

What if the recent violence and terror has shook me and perhaps you so much that it is easier mentally and emotionally to stay out of everything and keep quiet? What if the fear of further violence or the fear of having to fight with people “on my own side” is defeating my own inner convictions to speak up against hate?

That kind of fear based silence is almost just as bad as the fear based hate being spewed by many other Christian leaders.

I’m saddened that some of my Muslim friends feel a pressure to denounce every terrible thing that fringe individuals do in the name of Islam. Should Christians have to speak out whenever the Westboro folks reappear or after people like Terry Jones threaten to burn copies of the Qu’ran? Of course not.

But Falwell is not a fringe leader. He is not a small travelling hate group like Westboro or an isolated Islamophobe like Jones in Florida. Westboro and Jones’ groups have a combined total of less than 100 members. Liberty University is the largest Christian school in the country with more than 100,000 students (including all of those enrolled online and part time). In many ways his perspective is not a marginal one, but a growing one in parts of the church. And of this we must speak out.

His comments about wanting to end “those Muslims” are disgusting. He has since walked that phrase back and qualified it to mean “violent terrorists,” but saying “those Muslims” is a terrible slip up and a poor witness for the love of Christ. Nothing in that comment is winsome and none of it will attract people to the Gospel.

Beyond the fact that Jesus would never carry a gun or any type of weapon (see in the Gospels where He scolds Peter for using a sword to strike one of the soldiers arresting Jesus, or His exhortations to “turn the other cheek,” “love your enemies” and much more), the notion of threatening to kill another child of God presents a violence and disregard for human life that not at all like the Prince of Peace.

But beyond the bigoted speech and the violent readiness to kill, the worst aspect of all of this is that the compass guiding these statements and much of the sentiment that I hear coming from many Christians is not Love — but rather it is fear.

I call this new emerging part of the body the Terrorized Post-Christian Church. They have been infused with a fear that has changed them. Their words and actions have moved beyond even the Constantinian distortion of the Christian witness in the world, to something that has moved on from having Jesus as the primary model of how to live, to having a muscular weapon-wielding pure American Herod as it’s model. And it would be easier to stay silent if this was some distant fringe religious group, but this is us. It’s a poisoned part of our body.

And this to me is proof that the efforts of the terrorists are working. The fear of us getting hurt has changed us. It’s made us go from a loving, grace-filled open-armed open-door church, to a fearful, hate-spewing, pre-judging closed door gun shop. How could we move from a group of followers of the One who laid down His life for others to a group that now threatens to lay down the lives of others? How can we go from a group that throughout history has taken stands against injustice, spoken out for freedom, pushed back against hate and violence to being a group of quiet and timid bystanders covering our eyes and ears with our hands. It’s because we are afraid.

I had a dear friend in seminary who once shared the phrase with me “Fear is the garden of sin” and it is so true. A close reading of the Bible finds that one of its most common refrains sung by angels, humans and Christ alike is “Do not be afraid.”

The noise of this political campaign, the cacophony of the 24 hour news cycle and the endless feeds of social media are drowning out the Voice that says to us today “Do not be afraid.”

I was heartbroken by Falwell’s words because of how hurtful they are to my Muslim friends and because of how harmful they are to the efforts of those who are trying to share the Gospel. His words frustrated me because encouraging a group of 18 to 22-year-olds to carry guns is not only poor uncreative leadership, but also a terrible decision for campus safety. Research has shown that individuals carrying concealed weapons don’t deter violence. In fact more guns present increases the likelihood of gun violence.

But the worst part about his comments and similar ones of the last few years is that they pass on the pitiful fear of scared men. Fear is the contagious poison that is polluting the Body right now. And the best medicine for it is love. Perhaps a tough love from the rest of the body. We’re called not to amputate the poisoned branch, but God willing to heal it and to restore it.

Perhaps there is a powerful Divine coincidence in that Falwell’s comments and the fear-based ideas of individuals like Donald Trump are being brought to light during the Christmas season. The narrative in the Gospels tells us of the threat from King Herod towards young Hebrew children in an around Bethlehem. His fear that this new Messiah would come and take his power led him to the terrifying response of resorting to violence to alleviate his fears and secure his power.

Jesus chose to break that cycle of terror. He did not respond with fear or violence, but instead with love. The Christian witness teaches us that God became incarnate, coming not as a mighty conquering warrior, but a gentle vulnerable baby. The chorus of the angels reflects the moment as they said “Glory to God in the highest and peace and goodwill to His people on earth.” I always thought it ironic that we sing of a “Silent Night” when on this most holy night the air is filled with songs of praise and hope and light, rather than silence.

That is my prayer for Christians this Christmas season, that we would seek peace and goodwill amidst the threat of terror and violence. That we would not let fear change us for the worse. That we would not let fear silence us. That we would be more like Christ and less like Herod.

I am hopeful. The great message of Christmas is that no matter how dark the times, Light can burst through and change everything in an instant bringing with It long awaited peace and goodwill. Glory to God in the highest. Do not be afraid.

“Jerry Falwell Jr., Franklin Graham and the Sad Effects of Terrorism on Christianity,” Huffington Post, 12/9/2015: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-howard/jerry-falwell-jr-franklin_b_8746692.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

See also: “Evangelicals Condemn Franklin Graham’s Call to Ban Muslim Immigration After Chattanooga Shooting,” christianpost.com, 7/21/2015: http://www.christianpost.com/news/evangelicals-condemn-franklin-grahams-call-to-ban-muslim-immigration-after-chattanooga-shooting-141697/pageall.html

       

3 comments

David Cheney
December 11th, 2015

I have visited several Muslim countries and NEVER feared for my life. For those of you who have not read the Quran, it speaks of peace, love and acceptance. Those like Falwell, Graham, Hagee, et al, spread lies and wish to provoke hatred and violence. They have sold themselves for thirty pieces of silver and do Lucifer’s bidding! They have brought the true God’s curse on America! They will do all they can to have Christians take the Mark of the Beast. They will burn with their master, Lucifer!!!!

Robert
December 12th, 2015

Since my first post was all jumbled together, removing the spaces, and this site does not allow editing, I am reposting and will add spaces before hitting enter, so it is more readable. Hopefully these extra spaces I added will not be removed.

Web master please delete previous post. Thanks.

An email was sent to me of a new post at some forum. I was so repulsed by the article written by someone passing himself off as a “Christian”, I prepared an in-depth response and rebuke. The original article was titled,

“Jerry Falwell Jr., Franklin Graham and the Sad Effects of Terrorism on Christianity”

When I wrote these comments, I had no clue that the author of this piece was a “chaplain” or that he was “African-American”. After I wrote my comments, I thought to look online and that is when I saw who he was.

[Was it not also the University of Pennsylvania in which some tenured black woman professor was spewing anti-white “hate speech”…?

I just checked and yes, Anthea Butler, “professor” of “religious studies” (voodoo?) who was practically foaming at the mouth in her anti-white racist rant, boasting that she can say what she wants because she has tenure and can’t be fired. What an abomination to have this creature teaching anything at Benjamin Franklin’s university, let alone teaching “religion”. She wrote:

“God ain’t good all of the time. In fact, sometimes, God is not for us. As a black woman in a nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god. As a matter of fact, I think he’s a white racist god with a problem. More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.”

She also called fellow-black, Presidential Candidate Ben Carson a “coon” for claiming that people have the right to display Confederate flags on their own private property.]

The original article paragraph starts:

“My prayer for Christians this Christmas season ….” [the gist was we need to be more like Christ and less like Herod, the goal of terrorism is to incapacitate us with fear or change us.]

My comments:
[—and by gradual means, desensitize people into slowly surrendering their rights in order to be “protected” by the very people who have brought the terrorists in. People then become accustomed to more regulation, fewer rights, totalitarian legislation, dictatorial decrees, no personal liberty or say in any matter, basically full-blown communism under the pseudonym of “democracy” (when in reality, it is Shylocracy). People are desensitized into accepting terrorism simply as “a natural part of life”. This has already been done to us by slow means in the form of crime, nationwide, throughout all of Christendom. Whereas crime always has existed, when we were a white, Christian nation, crime was negligible. Now it is a full-blown “part of life” off which the corrupt state and select business make hundreds of billions of dollars a year: what would the media have to report about? fewer locks, lesser security, police, courts, jails, prisons, lawyers, probation officers, etc. Just the warehousing alone of the 2.2 million prisoners—1/4 of which are illegal aliens which should have been executed—costs the taxpayers a minimum of $110 billion EACH YEAR and only about 5 in 100 criminals who would be locked up are ever caught and / or eventually prosecuted; and the recidivism rate is 75% (see my book The Other Side for more detailed statistics and info); that is, once released—usually early due to overcrowding—only 25% won’t commit crime again, but in reality, they either probably die first, or just are not caught; having shared “tricks of the trade” with other “professionals”, over the many years of their incarceration). People think that crime is “just a normal, inescapable part of life”… and they will soon think this way of terrorism. It is socialist programming to control the people and steal the wealth of the entire nation and reduce everyone to a slave. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“The most upsetting thing for me….” [Jerry Falwell Jr., speaking to Liberty University after the San Bernadino shooting encouraged all to get a conceal carry permit—which is unconstitutional, we have the RIGHT to own and BEAR arms, and don’t need a “permit”—and he said if everyone did then if any Muslims showed up at Liberty U. that would be the end of them.]

My comment:
[GOOD FOR HIM! R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“Of this my brother Shane Claiborne said… “ [shocked at Falwell’s comments wondered if they worshiped the same Jesus.]

My comment:
[NO, you are not. You are clearly following a FALSE CHRIST. The world’s pseudo-Christ. “He who would be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” Also, you don’t worship Christ. If you are like the average “Christian” you give Him maybe 2 hours on Sunday and violate the rest of what you think is the “Christian Sabbath” (a myth) doing what you want, making it indistinguishable from any other day. Christ is not your LORD. LORD means MASTER and that means that you OBEY Him—yet you don’t even know what He said, so how can you obey Him? especially when you do the exact opposite of what He commanded. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“I recently spoke with a friend….” [and they both were internally conflicted about whether they should speak out concerning the comment that Falwell’s comments.]

My comment:
[It is a good thing that you did. Now we all know that you follow a FALSE CHRIST and that you are a wolf in sheep’s clothing, trying to convince all the other sheep to simply bend over and let the wolves rape them. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“I held similar questions after hateful ….” [comments that Franklin Graham made and other “Islamaphobic” comments made by Christian presidential candidates.]

My comments:
[“Hateful” and “fearful” — of course, he does not provide a quote from Franklin Graham to substantiate this, but these are typical “code words” of socialist agitators. “Phobia” is likewise an antichristian code word. It is not “fear”, it is not “aversion”. WHAT PART OF NO OTHER GODS don’t you understand you idolator? If you have Muslim friends and tolerate their muslim religion and have no problem with them invading our land, having muslim temples worshipping false gods, and teaching a muslim faith in schools and impregnating our christian white women, you are not a Christian and you are an enemy of Christendom, and you will be one of the first ones they kill if you don’t convert to Islam. You may be perfectly content to lay down your life for the dogs, but you will not be rewarded by it because you are doing the opposite of what Christ commanded. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“And aside from within private conversation….” [he had not previously spoken out, being absorbed in the “calling” of his service as chaplain and being nonconfrontational.]

My comments:
[Since you are a leftist ultra-liberal posing as a Christian, why do you even read what the alleged mainstream conservative Christians say? When you can’t even stomach what the watered-down mainstream conservatives say, you “out” yourself. thanks. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“Or maybe my silence…” [is for some worse reason?]

My comments:
[Yes, much, much worse… you knew by speaking out that you stood the chance of “outing” yourself. Tell you what. Why don’t you move to Syria? Since you love muslims and socialist dictatorships so much, I sure they will love you have you on board… and there should be plenty of cheap apartments to rent as half of Syria and the middle east “pretending to be Syrian” is swarming Europe… and if you are going to fit in with the Syrians, you might as well rape a few white Christian women—or men—on the way. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“What if the recent violence…” [has incapacitated me by fear and that is why I may choose to remain silent?]

My comments:
[Believe me, we now know that you are not on our side or Christ’s side; you are on Antichrist’s side. I hope you two will be eternally happy together. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“That kind of fear based silence ….” [is equally as evil as “fear-based hate”.]

My comments:
[There is no fear-based hate you antichrist. You seem to have been programmed from childhood and don’t have a clue about the history of Christianity, or communism or islam and you don’t have a clue about what the Bible teaches (you must be a Christian pastor) or even the difference between good and evil. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“I’m saddened that some of my Muslim friends…” [must be impositioned to denounce terrorism of their kinsmen and co-religionists each time it happens.]

My comments:
[There we go, Muslim friends. You just exposed yourself as being the enemy of God. Stop calling yourself a Christian (assuming that you do) and stop saying that you follow and worship Christ because you don’t. Christ is not some “individual, personal god” whom each person creates the way he wants Christ to be, like a “build your own hot-fudge sunday bar”. Also, why is it that you are more concerned about the “feelings” of your muslim friends than you are about those whose lives have been torn apart by islamo-violence? They should not feel outwardly constrained to denounce such each time it happens—they should feel internally compelled to. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“But Falwell is not a fringe leader….” [and we must speak out against Islamaphobes.]

My comments:
[Who is “we”, Communist Party USA? World Council of Churches? ADL? ACLU? NAACP? do you have homosexual friends as well as Muslim friends? if so, how do they get along with each other? It is wonderful that you are there to bridge the gap. While Liberty University may be the largest college that was once Christian, it is not necessarily true that it is truly Christian. I could remember incorrectly, but did it not sell out for money to the government and compromised to bail it out of financial bankruptcy or massive debt (how could the largest college go bankrupt and get into debt? where did they misspend all their money? on their football team? inflated salaries? the cafeteria salad bar?)… and they then had to remove their anti-homosexual (and presumably anti-muslim) policy and thus, if that is true, then Christ is not their head. If my memory serves me correctly and if this is true, then they are not a Christian college, but a college with Christian roots. If their new leader sees that his father took the wrong turn and if the new leader then makes a u-turn to return to Christ, then wonderful. Though his position on self-defense and islam may be correct (if indeed he said to buy guns and protect yourself), that does not mean that he is a true spokesperson for Christianity in general. His father, if I recall correctly, also disbanded the Moral Majority because “it was no longer needed” …. REALLY? Wow, that is wonderful. Morality must have won and I didn’t get them memo. Maybe we should all just lay down our swords. Do you think your Muslim friends will? R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“His comments about wanting to end ‘those Muslims’ is disgusting….”

My comments:
[Have you ever read the Bible or just a liberal sanitized (per)version of it? Christ said that when He returns He will uproot every plant that His Heavenly Father has not planted, and that He will command the holy angels to “bring hither those who would not that I should rule over them and slay them before Me!” Tell me, have you asked your Muslim friends whether or not they will bow the knee to Christ and have Him rule over them instead of Muhammad or Allah? What about you? To whom will you be submitting? Oh yeah, according to the Bible, once Christ has returned it will be too late for you to decide, so if you are undecided now, God already made the choice for you and it’s not with Him. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“Beyond the fact ….” [Christ would not be gun-toting and even rebuked Peter for using a sword.]

My comments:
[You show your utter ignorance of Scripture and your disinformation propaganda M.O. of taking passages out of context and twisting them to support your antichrist agenda. Christ’s Mission was to die for His people. He had to die. Peter drawing his sword at that point was wrong, because Christ had already told the chief priests that since they came for Him that they should let His disciples go. Peter should have realized that Christ’s Will was for Peter to leave—and if uncertain, Peter should have asked his Lord what he should do. But Peter had already jumped in with both feet into own mouth, bragging that he would never desert Christ, so he felt compelled to have an irrational flare of bravado, since they were outnumbered 100 to 1. He must have thought Christ would follow his lead and a legion of holy angels would appear. Regardless, have you read enough Scripture to know why Peter was carrying a sword? —because Christ told him to carry it! Christ asked the disciples how many swords they had and when they answered “two”, Christ said, “bring them with, that is enough”. Christ did NOT exclaim, hysterically, “What…! What are you doing with those nasty things? Swords kill people! Why are you so fearful and hateful?” Had Christ and the disciples been waylaid by a band of thugs (or Muslims) the plan was to use the swords or Christ would not have told His disciples to carry them. Do you not understand ANYTHING about the moral implication of self-defense and that the 10 Commandments (should you believe in them) infer that since it is wrong for YOU to “murder” someone, it is WRONG FOR YOU STAND BY AND LET MUSLIMS MURDER OTHERS. Oh, and by the way, if someone is trying to rape your wife or kids or kill you or rob you, it is NOT murder to use lethal force to protect yourself or your family; not all killing is murder. Scripture says, “He who does not provide for his own household has denied the faith and is worse than an infidel” (a word you should know well, being that you have so many Muslim friends whom you seem to be more concerned about offending than your offending God and Christ). This verse is not merely talking about “bringing home the bread” but also “taking out the vermin”. It would be meaningless to say that a man is a poor Christian for not providing food for his famiy, but a good Christian for not violently interfering and allowing Muslims to rape and kill them. Christ commanded “Occupy till I come!” That is a military command. God said “to love the Lord is to hate evil” and commanded, “ye who love the Lord hate evil”. God also pronounced a curse on those who call evil good and good evil, which is what you are doing when you talk about your muslim (or homo) friends. If you do not hate evil you do not love God. God commanded NO OTHER GODS. You recognize other gods by having friends who serve other gods, and thus you violate God’s Law and make yourself His enemy by being friends with the world. Or maybe you think that Jesus was just a “good prophet” and you think Muhammed is the real deal. Do you think then when Jesus returns He is going to return with Muhammed holding his hand like you are doing with Muhammed’s followers? Scripture says “he who says I know God and keepeth not His Commandments is a liar and the truth is not in Him.” So YES, you DO worship a different Jesus, he is a false Christ that you worship, and according to the Word of God YOU ARE A LIAR, YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW GOD and the TRUTH IS NOT IN YOU. Do you think that during the battle of Armageddon, or during the battle raging in the Heavenlies, that God and Christ and the holy angels have “beat their swords into plowshares” and just lay down and want to hold hands with Satan and be friends and “get along” because Heaven is such a gosh darn big place there is plenty of room for everyone? Attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “Those who beat their swords into plowshares (that is, before the Prince of Peace has returned) will plow for those who don’t.” You don’t know God. You don’t have a clue about His Holiness or His Justice. When Christ returns He will PUT DOWN all evil, all rebellion, all opposition, all ungodliness, all false religion, all perversion. He will not sit down and hold a summit conference to see how everyone can compromise and play nice. YOU ARE A HUMANIST and a SOCIALIST and AN ANTICHRIST. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“But beyond the bigoted speech and violent readiness to kill…”

My comments:
[Again, in your myopic ignorance and reprobation, you disseminate propaganda and lies in addition to showing your ignorance of Scripture and of God Whom you know not. Communist disinformation specialists (or amateurs like yourself) use the terms “hate” and “bigot” about anyone who believes anything that they do not agree with—actually, ironically, they use those terms about those things or persons that the communists and antichrists themselves hate and against whom they themselves are bigoted. Another buzz word is “tolerance”; but the leftists are the ones who are violently intolerant against those who do not reject traditional moral values and embrace perversion. Being prepared to defend yourself, your family, your nation is not “readiness to kill”. If criminals were not predators, preying on the unsuspecting, there would be nothing to kill. Why do you side with criminals instead of with the good guys? Do you know what North, Central, or South America was like before Christian colonization? Inter-tribal warfare; stronger tribes preying on weaker tribes, exterminating them or making them their slaves? Do you know what Colonial America and even early Post-Civil War America was like before the importation of the Third World? Get a valid history book (pre-1930) not from a communist, anti-Christian, pro-homo perspective and maybe you will learn something. Study crime statistics and demographics today, 20 years ago, and 90 years ago; both here and in Europe. If you think Arabia or Africa has such a better culture and religion, then by all means, move there immediately. God is not a caricature that you paint with His only attribute being “love”. Yes, God is Love. Perfect Love which you don’t know because Perfect Love casts out fear and you project your fear onto godly people who are obeying God and “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness BUT REBUKE THEM!” Love is not a gooshy emotion. Love is obedience and moral responsibility. Jesus said “If you love Me, keep My Commandments and you will abide in My Love even as I have kept My Father’s Commandments and abide in His Love.” God is Love, but that is one part of His Being. He also HATES evil and HE demonstrates WRATH and VENGEANCE on His enemies. God is Holy. To love what He declared as evil would be unholy. God is Immutable, He cannot change. His Law does not change—His Standard of Morality and Holiness cannot change. His Word does not change. His Plan does not change. What God said to hate in the Old Testament, He does not now tell us to love in the New Testament. Those who think so are spiritually dead and don’t understand a thing about the Word of God and are HUMANISTS. We don’t have to worry about the Muslims destroying Christendom because FOOLS and LIARS like you ARE ALREADY DESTROYING IT; and if there were not a plethora of brain-dead, conscience-devoid, communist subversives and pseudo-Christians like you, the Jews and Muslims and superstitious hispanics and hindus and voodooists and all their ilk would never have been admitted into Christendom. You have not been silent because you were fearful to be a watchman on the wall and sound the alarm—you were silent because it has been people like you who have been quietly undermining Christendom and sneaking around to open the city gates to the anti-trojan horse of all your muslim friends. I indict you before a Holy God and all of Christendom that every single white woman in all of Christendom who is raped, and every single white Christian who mongrelizes by marrying muslims, and every single white Christian who is robbed or murdered by Muslims THEIR BLOOD IS UPON YOUR HEAD AND SHALL BE FOR ETERNITY! Christ said “He who is not with Me is against me and He who gathereth not with Me scattered abroad”. This “with” and “gathering” in general implies following HIS agenda, not the world’s. The “gathering” specifically refers to gathering HIS PEOPLE, whom He came to save… and by gathering other than His people, you SCATTER HIS PEOPLE, which is what is being done by socialists like you pretending to be Christians who think opening that the doors to the alien hordes is a wonderful thing. Christ said, “Give not that which is holy to the dogs and cast not pearls before swine lest they turn and REND (destroy) you” and “It is not proper to take the children’s bread (Christ) and give it to the dogs” —much less seat the dogs at the table as equals and have the dogs breeding with the master’s children on the table. Christ said “My sheep hear My Voice and follow (obey) Me” and “the voice of another they will not follow” and “Why call ye Me ‘Lord, Lord’, and do not the things which I say?” Therefore, YOU ARE NOT OF CHRIST’S SHEEP and on Judgment Day you will hear Him declare, “Depart from Me ye that work iniquity (Lawlessness, violation of God’s Law, not man’s), I NEVER KNEW YOU.” You are an accomplice to the rape of Christ’s bride! I INDICT YOU NOW BEFORE HEAVEN AND EARTH. Get off your ivory tower and move INTO THE VERY PATH OF THIS MUSLIM MUDSLIDE EFFACING EUROPE and see who want to hold hands with you and sing, “KUMBAYA”…! Since you do not recognize Christ’s Voice, do not obey Him, and follow another voice, you are not of His sheep. You are not a Christian. You have no right to call yourself a Christian because you do not follow Christ, but the antichrist world’s agenda. You have been “outed”. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“I call this new emerging part of the body the Terrorized Post-Christian…” [and denigrates Americans who defend themselves calling them “Herods”.]

My comments:
[It is indeed the Post-Christian Church, but not because of those fighting to defend it, but because of subversive traitorous cowards like you who have undermined it and opened the gates to those terrorist barbarians all the while saying they are not terrorists. MOVE OUT OF CHRISTENDOM YOU EVIL IMPOSTER. Comparing GODLY AMERICANS who OBEY GOD and defend their nation and family and faith to HERODS is BLASPHEMY. In your perverse mind, you must think Jesus was a flower-child, bisexual, interfaith prophet. He drove the corrupt money changers in the Temple out of it by physical force with a scourge EVEN AS HE WILL DRIVE YOU FROM THE JUDGMENT SEAT INTO HELL. Have you ever studied Bolshevism / Communism, the Talmud, or the history of Islam? R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“And this to me is proof that the efforts of the terrorists are working….” [it has turned followers of the One who laid down His Life FOR others, into gun-toting haters eager to lay down the lives OF others.]

My comments:
[The U.S. has been free (though it is losing freedom quickly due to socialists like you) for 250 years because of all those guns you are so afraid of being in the hands of law-abiding citizens. Christ didn’t merely lay down His life for “others”. Christ did not lay down His life for the dogs or the pigs or the wolves or the goats. He laid down His Life for His sheep. Since you are not one of them, you seem Hell-bent on destroying Christendom. Christ said that anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the door is a thief and a robber. Only sheep are admitted and the only door is Christ. Why would Christ call those who attempt to enter the sheepfold by any means other than the Door (illegal aliens trying to force their way by violence into the Kingdom) thieves and robbers? Thieves merely steal. Robbers rape and murder and steal. What is there to steal in a sheepfold other than grass…? SHEEP. And you will be held accountable for every sheep stolen. If you think that is what Christ wants, for you to lay down your life for others, why don’t you go find yourself a nice tank to lay down in front of? You’ve never studied the Reformers, the Puritans, the Christian roots of the United States, have you? Oh, that’s right, it was covered in your “subversive, racist, bigoted, fear-monger groups” class at World Council of Churches University where you majored in Christian subversion tactics. But you didn’t study too well, since so far you have made vague innuendos and general allusions, but you have not quoted Scripture or attempted to discuss doctrine. That’s because one cannot discuss that which he does not understand. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“I had a dear friend in seminary …” [who said, “fear is the garden of sin”; and this fear is so contrary to the angels and Jesus singing throughout the Bible “fear not”.]

My comments:
[How sweet. What Bible verse is that? I don’t recognize the translation. How dear is this friend and what seminary? Maybe it is his own translation from the Hebrew or Greek (or maybe Arabic, considering your friends), but I just can’t place my finger on what Bible verse that is, since clearly, a devout Christian in a seminary would quote the words of Christ instead of himself. What Bible verse is it? Third Delusions 6:66? I don’t remember anyone singing “fear not” (hum a few bars and maybe it will ring a bell) but if you understood the Bible, the reason the angels and Christ said, “Fear not” was because they were confronted by a blindingly bright shining angel or the Son of God whose appearance was as fire—and even the Old Testament saints thought seeing such meant certain death because unlike you, they knew how sinful and vile they were. True Christians do not judge their own “goodness” by comparing themselves to those who are far-worse than themselves, but by comparing themselves to a Holy God. Even Peter, the greatest disciple and apostle of the church, when he realized that he was in the Presence of God, recognizing that Christ was God, he said, “depart from me, for I am a sinful man”. The Light of Christ’s Presence exposed Peter’s own vileness to himself (even as seeing yourself in the mirror outside in the light of the sun) and he recognizesd his own unworthiness and sinfulness. Christ or the angels saying “fear not” HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH DECENT PEOPLE DEFENDING THEMSELVES FROM MUSLIM AND AFRICAN HORDES INVADING CHRISTENDOM! When Christ told His disciples, when they saw the abomination of dessicration if they were on the roof top (that is, a roof-patio) to JUMP OFF THE ROOF and not even take time to go into the house and gather some belongings AND FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS… Why didn’t Christ merely say, “Fear not”…? Did that phrase not work any more? Was it too over done and wore out? R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“The noise of this political campaign…” [is drowing out the Voice that says “fear not”.]

My comments:
[Your subtle voice saying, “Yea, hath the Lord said…?” is attempting to drown out the words of Christ’s specially chosen apostle, “Be sober, be vigilant, your adversary the Devil roameth about as a roaring lion seeking whom He may devour.” My Bible also tells me concerning you, “If any man preach another Gospel unto you, let him be accursed!” YOU are the not-so-silver tongued voice of the VILLAIN in movies who is able to convince the well-meaning, but simple-minded good guy to lay down his weapon and be friends, after which both lay down their weapons, the villain pulls out a hidden gun and blows the good guy away. Beware and fear, yes, not merely of those who can merely kill your body, but He who can destroy both your body and soul in Hell—GOD ALMIGHTY. It is a FEARFUL thing to fall into the Hands of a MIGHTY GOD… Our God is a CONSUMING FIRE who shall DEVOUR THE ADVERSARIES (everyone who preaches false doctrine or philosophy contrary to what He said). R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“I was heartbroken by Falwell’s words…” [because it hurts the feelings of my muslim friends and makes it so-much harder to evangelize them to Christ and it is also irresponsible to tell college aged people to get guns and carry them and statistics show more guns mean more crime.]

My comments:
[Maybe you and your Muslim friends should get out your prayer rags and face MECCA more often, instead of shooting people and blowing themselves up. How much of the Koran have you actually read, if you are so eager to embrace as friends those whom God commanded to be separate. NO OTHER GODS. What do you think about God saying that anyone worshiping a false god was to be put to death? Do you believe the God of the Old Testament was sinful? wrong? immoral? Do you believe the God of the Old Testament died? or that He Himself was “converted” and has apologized for all those things that He said and did in the Old Testament? If Muhammed and Allah are the true prophet and the true God and theirs is a religion of “peace” what need does Islam have of dynamite or bullets? Christians are not infiltrating Islamabad and committing acts of terror. WHO THEN ARE THE FEARFUL HERODS you Nimrod?! You flaunt your ignorance again and again. INTERNATIONALLY in the nations of Christendom, more guns mean LESS CRIME and FEWER THIRD WORLD ALIENS MEAN LESS CRIME—that is, more guns in the hands of white people; more guns in the hands of black people certainly indeed means more crime and more violence. Guns don’t kill people. What exactly then is the problem? Violent blacks will kill with whatever weapon they have, even if it means travelling in packs playing the knockout game on frail defenseless old white people. Check the crime statistics. Violent crime in Australia shot up 40% when then were disarmed—and it wasn’t by the white people who surrendered their guns, it was by the blacks and asians who have invaded their nation. It is not the guns who kill people; THIRD WORLD ALIENS IN CHRISTENDOM kill people. The majority of murders and rapes are by nonwhites on whites. The number of guns in the nation is not the problem. It is the number of your Muslim (and presumably African) friends. You are not merely subversive and a liar, but if you believe your propaganda you are ignorant and anyone who believes you is even more ignorant. Crime goes down when WHITE people have more guns. South Africa is another prime example. Chicago is another prime example (strictest gun laws, highest murder rate). R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“But the worst part about his comments….” [is that they breed more ignorance and fear and hate when all we need is love.]

My comments:
[No, disobedience to God, immorality, perversion, and FALSE DOCTRINE is what is destroying Christendom now. Why don’t you move to Islamabad? DO IT! TODAY. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“Perhaps there is a powerful Divine coincidence ….” [in that Falwell and Trump both act like fearful Herods.]

My comments:
[The more you open your mouth the more you reveal yourself to be a false prophet attempting to RAPE CHRIST’S BRIDE. To compare Herod trying to murder Christ (Herod, an EDOMITE IMPOSTER WHO WAS NOT LAWFUL KING OF ISRAEL, but a Canaanite “puppet king” set up by Rome) to CHRIST’S SHEEP DEFENDING THEMSELVES AGAINST ANTICHRIST CRIMINALS AS CHRIST COMMANDED “OCCUPY TILL I COME” shows that you do not have a shred of Biblical understanding, you are not a Christian, you do not belong in Christendom! Christ will cull you out when He returns, if your muslim friends do not do it first. Just like a “pro-immigration” German was just beat up by the invading immigrants he was championing to let in. POETIC JUSTICE. YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW. YOU HAVE A BUMPER CROP COMING. You had better build an additional barn for the overflow. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“Jesus chose to break that cycle of terror….” [He responded only with love even as the angels who announced his birth sang “peace on earth good will among men”.]
My comments:

[I imagine the new-age Bible you must read says that Jesus tickled the money changers out with a feather duster, but I believe that translation will not hold up to scrutiny. When Christ returns and says “bring all those My enemies who would not that I rule over them and SLAY THEM BEFORE ME” …. uh… what do you call that? Love? certainly not (and that would be the one thing you would be half-right about. It would be love, not of the wicked, but love of righteousness) fear? hate? You would call it anything but what it is: Righteousness. Justice. Or don’t you believe in those verses of the Bible that go against your socialist humanist grain? The announcement of the angels was not peace on the whole earth, but “Peace upon the people in whom God delights, whom He has chosen”: His elect. The “goodwill” announced here is not among men one to the other, but God bestowing His Favor of salvation on His elect. While of course God wants His people to be unified and at peace and loving to each other, that can only be done if all obey what God commanded and those who violate what God commanded God commands to be cut off so that all society is not infected as the cancer of rebellion and immorality and false religion spreads. If you think Islam is a religion of peace then you know the Koran even less than you know the Bible. Have you ever asked your Muslim friends about those “embarrassing” portions of the Koran and if they only believe part of the Koran and not all of it? Ask them which parts of the Koran and which words of the Prophet Muhammed that they reject as immoral and false. R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“That is my prayer for Christians this Christmas season…” [that we would all love and be at peace instead of hateful, fearful Herods afraid of terrorism.]

My comments:
[That’s it! a suicide bomb in every stocking! R.A.B.]

The original article paragraph starts:
“I am hopeful. The great message…” [of Christmas can light up the darkness of the world if we are not fearful.]

My comments:
[Your light is darkness. What will burst through is your terrorist muslim friends… shortly before Christ bursts through the clouds to destroy you with them. Unless you repent. It does not seem likely. It seems God has ordained you to destruction, and like a vessel of wrath, your plan is to take as many with you to hell as you can. May God either convict you as He did Saul on the road to Damascus, or may He cause the earth to open and swallow you up, as He did Korah… and swallow you and the Koran and all your muslim friends up, and may you go down into Hell, along with the flood that the dragon vomited out of his mouth to drown the woman and her child (true Christendom). Maranatha! R.A.B.]

Tom Compton
December 14th, 2015

Robert, by your response to this article we posted, we can only assume that your brand of “Christianity” doesn’t allow you any compassion for those with whom you disagree. With your hateful responses, you’ve done an excellent job of showing why people reject Christianity. For example, your comment “Why don’t you move to Islamabad? DO IT! TODAY. R.A.B.” demonstrates an insensitivity unbecoming to a follower of Christ. Thank you for expressing your thoughts. We hope others will see your comments for what they really are: a disgusting diatribe. Our question to you, Robert, is “Who Would Jesus Bomb?” We think the answer is “No One!” Besides, Jesus even had compassion for tax collectors and prostitutes. Tom Compton