Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This News Article Reveals Much

Hollywood proponents of benevolent thinking towards the Islam religion as it is practiced in its strictest sense might want to be aware that a great number of their own might be considered guilty and subject to this penalty if they were living in Iran.

According to the news source in regards to adultery, "....typically under Islamic rulings, a man is buried up to his waist, while a woman is buried up to her neck. Those carrying out the verdict then throw stones until the person dies. If the person manages to escape from the hole, he or she will remain free under Islamic law."

In all aspects this seems a bit unfair, wouldn't you say? If the man is able to dig himself out before he is stoned to dead, he is allowed to flee to safety. The poor woman, no more guilty than the man, has no chance whatsoever.

But I'm not commenting herein on the unfairness of Muslim laws in regards to male and female. What I'm saying here is that the high and unholy cries emanating from the Hollywood liberalism against Christianity have yet to accuse Christians of stoning adulterers in the street.

Even Jesus, when asked by the strict religionists of his time regarding the penalty for the adulterous woman, replied to her this only..."Go, and sin no more." John 8:1-11 (click and read the entire passage.) (Jesus does, however, point his finger in this passage. He first speaks to the woman's accusers and says, "Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her." John 8:7)

To follow Christ is to know that His intent and purpose for coming into humanity (John 1:1-5 and 14) was to redeem or buy back those whom the Father had given Him. And we come to him knowing that we are "that woman". We are guilty; we are enslaved to sin. Without Him and His work on our behalf we are subject to eternal death, eternal separation from God. In Him we have life, an eternal life that begins now. John 5:24

Those that the Father gives to the Son will come to the Son. And those that come to Him He will treat with mercy. John 6:37.

Jesus came into the world in order to:
To Serve and to give His life a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28
To give eternal live to those who believe. John 3:16-17
To do the will of the Father. John 6:38
To give life abundantly. John 10:10
To give light to remove darkness. John 12:46
To die for us sinners. Romans 5:8
To save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15
To make purification for sins. Hebrews 1:3
To take away sins. John 3:5
To sanctify us, to make us holy, to make us "clean". Hebrews 10:10 and 1 John 1:7
To be the propitiation or sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10
To render powerless the devil. Hebrews 2:14-18 and 1 Cor. 15:20-26
And the one that says it all...to destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8

When all is said and done...Death will be no more. 1 Cor. 15:55


Forrest said...

Great post. (I am the fortunate man Paula takes good care of.) I enjoy your sound doctrine and wholesome insight.

"I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing" (John 15:5).

WhiteStone said...

Thank you, Forrest. Paula and I are both blessed with good husbands.