Martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya One Year Ago

12717472_10153351151718144_1384525524307004071_nFor over a thousand years, followers of Islam have been waging genocide against anyone who disagrees with them.  A little over a year ago, some of these followers murdered twenty-one Coptic Christians in Libya on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.  We remember these particular victims because their murderers made a video.

They died with the name of Jesus on their lips.  Because of the video, they were able to confess Christ to the world.  Christ will remember them.  (Luke 23:42-43).  Christ will remember us all.  (John 6:37-40).

Some give their lives to Christ in one bold act of confessing his name at the edge of a sword, while others give their lives through countless acts of service to others.  All Christians must give their lives because Christ gave his.  Christ gave his life, and we must follow him.

If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.  For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?

— Luke 9:23-25, ESV.

President Harrison of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod made a short video commemorating the anniversary of the martyrdom of the twenty-one Coptic Christians:

For all the saints who from their labors rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.

Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might;
Thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true light.

But, lo, there breaks a yet more glorious day:
The saints triumphant rise in bright array;
The King of Glory passes on His way.

From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,
Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

— “For All the Saints,” LSB 677:1-2, 7-8.


Remembering September 11


On September 11, 2001, Islamists attacked us in spectacular fashion.  They brought their 1,400-year never-ending religious war to our shores.

We had no choice but to enter their religious war.  However, we refused to recognize their religious motivations.  We insisted their beliefs were peaceful.  It would be as if our fathers had sought to defeat the Nazis without defeating Nazism.  Or if they had sought to defeat Imperial Japan without defeating Japanese Imperialism.

Because we have refused to fight against the motivations of our enemies, we are losing this war.  They have resolve.  They have goals.  They know what they want.

We, on the other hand, do not know what we are fighting against.  Our borders are wide open to invasion.  We bring hordes of people who espouse the views of our enemies to our shores en masse.  And our incompetent and cowardly leaders think we can win this war by showing how nice we are, so that our enemies will like us.


When the Islamists took American slaves, and demanded tribute, our Founding Fathers sent ships to destroy them.  They defended our freedom.  They knew what they believed in, and they fought for it.


Free men cannot live forever with slavers and slavery.  Sometimes, free men must fight for freedom.


However, the idea that all cultures are equal in value has made us timid and weak.  We are afraid to stand up for freedom.  We are afraid to stand up for the foundation of freedom.  The very concept of truth is the foundation of freedom.  We are afraid to speak the truth.

The truth sets free.  (John 8:32).  Unfortunately, some powerful Americans deny that truth even exists.  The greatest threat to America is not force of arms, but rather force of nefarious ideas.  Will America succumb to lies, or again seek freedom and truth?

Kim Kardashian, Pope Francis, & the Armenian Genocide


On April 24, 2015 Armenia will recognize the 100 year anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide.  During this genocide, Islamists murdered 1.5 million Christians.

Members of the Kardashian family recently visited the Armenian Genocide memorial.  They laid red tulips at the site.  Kim Kardashian’s great grandfather and great great grandfather both fled Armenia for California right before the genocide began.

The UK’s The Daily Mail has an interesting story about the Kardashian visit and the Armenian genocide.  That article has many more pictures of the Kardashians in Armenia (including the picture used above).  The somber tones of the picture above relate well the topic of tears, murder, and genocide.  The red is a nice accent.  Red can symbolize blood, death, and remembrance.

Kim Kardashian was wearing the red jumpsuit.  She wrote on her Instagram account, “It was an honor to meet the Prime Minister of Armenia, Hovik Abrahamyan who expressed how proud they are that we are proud Armenians and we have not forgotten our roots!  #NeverForget.”

Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their kin were killed between 1915 and 1917 as the Ottoman Empire was falling apart and have long sought to win international recognition of the massacres as genocide…

The Armenians have found a willing supporter in [Pope] Francis, who as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was particularly close to the Armenian community in Argentina and referred to the ‘genocide’ of Armenians three times in his 2010 book, ‘On Heaven and Earth.’

As pope, Francis provoked Turkish anxiety—and a minor diplomatic incident—when in June 2013 he told a delegation of Armenian Christians that the killing was ‘the first genocide of the 20th century.’…

The Vatican spokesman subsequently said the remarks were in no way a formal or public declaration and therefore didn’t constitute a public assertion by the pope that genocide took place.

But St. John Paul II referred to the ‘genocide’ both before and during his 2001 trip to Armenia, even signing an official document with the Armenian church leader Catholicos Karekin II noting that that the episode ‘is generally referred to as the first genocide of the 20th century.’

Kim Kardashian lays Flowers at Armenian memorial,
The Forgotten Holocaust
, The Daily Mail.

The Forgotten Holocaust

1.5 million Armenian Christians murdered

The killing of 1.5m Armenians by the Ottoman Turks during World War I remains one of the bloodiest and most contentious events of the 20th century, and has been called the first modern genocide.

Chillingly, Adolf Hitler used the episode to justify the Nazi murder of six million Jews, saying in 1939: “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?”

So how exactly did the events of 1915-17 unfold?  Just as Hitler wanted a Nazi-dominated world that would be Judenrein—cleansed of its Jews—so in 1914 the Ottoman Empire wanted to construct a Muslim empire that would stretch from Istanbul to Manchuria.

Armenia, an ancient Christian civilisation spreading out from the eastern end of the Black Sea, stood in its way.

At the turn of the 20th century, there were two million Christian Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire.  Already, 200,000 had been killed in a series of pogroms—most of them brutally between 1894 and 1896.

In November 1914, the Ottoman Empire entered World War I against the Allies and launched a disastrous military campaign against Russian forces in the Caucasus.  It blamed defeat on the Armenians, claiming they had colluded with the Russians.

A prominent Turkish writer at the time described the war as ‘the awaited day’ when the Turks would exact ‘revenge, the horrors of which have not yet been recorded in history’.

Through the final months of 1914, the Ottoman government put together a number of ‘Special Organisation’ units, armed gangs consisting of thousands of convicts specifically released from prison for the purpose.

These killing squads of murderers and thieves were to perpetrate the greatest crimes in the genocide.  They were the first state bureaucracy to implement mass killings for the purpose of race extermination.  One army commander described them at the time as the ‘butchers of the human species’.

On the night of April 24, 1915—the anniversary of which is marked by Armenians around the world—the Ottoman government moved decisively, arresting 250 Armenian intellectuals.  This was followed by the arrest of a further 2,000.

Some died from torture in custody, while many were executed in public places.  The resistance poet, Daniel Varoujan, was found disembowelled, with his eyes gouged out.  One university professor was made to watch his colleagues have their fingernails and toenails pulled out, before being blinded.  He eventually lost his mind, and was let loose naked into the streets.

There were reports of crucifixions, at which the Turks would torment their victims: ‘Now let your Christ come and help you!’

There were reports of crucifixions, at which the Turks would torment their victims: ‘Now let your Christ come and help you!’

So began a carefully orchestrated campaign to eradicate the Armenians.  Throughout this period, Ottoman leaders deceived the world, orchestrating the slaughter using code words in official telegrams.

At later war crimes trials, several military officers testified that the word ‘deportation’ was used to mean ‘massacre’ or ‘annihilation’.

Between May and August 1915, the Armenian population of the eastern provinces was deported and murdered en masse.

In urban areas, a town crier was used to deliver the deportation order, and the entire male population would be taken outside the city limits and killed—’slaughtered like sheep’.  Women and children would then be executed, deported to concentration camps or simply turned out into the deserts and left to starve to death.

Walking skeletons begged for food, and women threw their babies into lakes rather than hand them over to the Turks.  There was mass looting and pillaging of Armenian goods.  It is reported that civilians burned bodies to find the gold coins the Armenians swallowed for safekeeping.

Conditions in the concentration camps were appalling.  The majority were located near the modern Iraqi and Syrian frontiers, in the desert between Jerablus and Deir ez-Zor—described as ‘the epicentre of death’.  Up to 70,000 Armenians were herded into each camp, where dysentery and typhus were rife.

There, they were left to starve or die of thirst in the burning sun, with no shelter.  In some cases, the living were forced to eat the dead.  Few survived.

In four days alone, from 10-14 June 1915, the gangs ‘eliminated’ some 25,000 people in the Kemah Erzincan area alone.

In September 1915, the American consul in Kharput, Leslie A. Davis, reported discovering the bodies of nearly 10,000 Armenians dumped into several ravines near beautiful Lake Goeljuk, calling it the ‘slaughterhouse province’.

Tales of atrocity abound.  Historians report that the killing squads dashed infants on rocks in front of their mothers.

One young boy remembered his grandfather, the village priest, kneeling down to pray for mercy before the Turks.  Soldiers beheaded him, and played football with the old man’s decapitated head before his devastated family.

At the horrific Ras-ul-Ain camp near Urfa, two German railway engineers reported seeing three to four hundred women arrive in one day, completely naked.  One witness told how Sergeant Nuri, the overseer of the camp, bragged about raping children.

In the desert regions, the Turks set up primitive gas chambers, stuffing Armenians into caves and asphyxiating them with brush fires.

Everywhere, there were Armenian corpses: in lakes and rivers, in empty desert cisterns and village wells.  Travellers reported that the stench of death pervaded the landscape.

By 1917, the Armenian ‘problem’, as it was described by Ottoman leaders, had been thoroughly ‘resolved’.  Muslim families were brought in to occupy empty villages…

Kim Kardashian lays Flowers at Armenian memorial,
The Forgotten Holocaust
The Daily Mail.

For over a thousand years all of Anatolia was Christian.  Then repeated invasions and pograms committed by Islamists and Mohammadans purged the Christians from the land.  Constantinople is now “Istanbul” and Anatolia is now “Turkey.”

The Islamic Turks claim that the Armenians all died in a civil war.  However, there are pictures of lines of crosses with naked Armenian Christian women nailed to them.  Crucified.  The systemic murder of Christians in the Middle East continues to this day.

The Islamic Turks deny their behavior was a genocide, and lobbied Pope Francis to not use the term “genocide” at an April 12 meeting with a delegation of Armenian Christians.

 Pope Francis

On Sunday, April 12, 2015, Pope Francis did use the term “genocide.”

The Pope made the comments at a Mass in the Armenian Catholic rite at St. Peter’s Basilica, attended by the Armenian president and church leaders.

He said that humanity had lived through “three massive and unprecedented tragedies” in the last century.

“The first, which is widely considered ‘the first genocide of the 20th Century’, struck your own Armenian people,” he said, in a form of words used by a declaration by Pope John Paul II in 2001.

Pope Francis also referred to the crimes “perpetrated by Nazism and Stalinism” and said other genocides had followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Burundi and Bosnia.

He said it was his duty to honour the memories of those who were killed.

“Concealing or denying evil is like allowing a wound to keep bleeding without bandaging it.”

“Concealing or denying evil is like allowing a wound to keep bleeding without bandaging it,” the Pope added.

Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan welcomed his comments, saying they sent a powerful message to the international community.

But Turkey immediately summoned the Vatican’s ambassador to Ankara for an explanation, and then later recalled its ambassador from Rome.

The foreign ministry said it felt “great disappointment and sadness” at the Pope’s remarks, which it said would cause a “problem of trust” between them.

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeted: “The Pope’s statement, which is far from the legal and historical reality, cannot be accepted.

“Religious authorities are not the places to incite resentment and hatred with baseless allegations,” he added.

Turkey anger at Pope Francis Armenian ‘genocide’ claim,
BBC News.

When will the slaughter of the truth and of human beings cease?  When will we start to deal with these moral problems in an open, honest, and straightforward manner?  Pope Francis is to be commended for speaking frankly about this moral issue.

Remember Their Names

Martyrs1aBelow are the names of the twenty-one Christian men martyred for bearing the name of Christ.  They were Coptic Christians originally from Egypt, but were murdered in Libya.

Thousands of Christians are being murdered across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, but these men garnered some attention because they were featured in an Islamic State video.  In the video as their heads were being sawed off some could be heard to say, “Lord Jesus Christ.”

They were martyred for Christ.  They were murdered for being Christian.  May we remember them in prayer.  May we remember their names, the same names that on earlier days were spoken: as they were baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Milad Makeen Zaky

Abanub Ayad Atiya

Maged Solaiman Shehata

Yusuf Shukry Yunan

Kirollos Shokry Fawzy

Bishoy Astafanus Kamel

Somaily Astafanus Kamel

Malak Ibrahim Sinweet

Tawadros Yusuf Tawadros

Worker from Awr Village
(name unknown at this time)

Mina Fayez Aziz

Hany Abdelmesih Salib

Bishoy Adel Khalaf

Samuel Alham Wilson

Girgis Milad Sinweet

Ezat Bishri Naseef

Loqa Nagaty

Gaber Munir Adly

Esam Badir Samir

Malak Farag Abram

Sameh Salah Faruq

Jesus remembers their baptisms, and he remembers yours.  He will not forget.  (Mark 16:16).

The man crucified next to Jesus said, “Remember me when you come into your kingdom.”  And Jesus replied, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”  (Luke 23:42-43, ESV).

Kyrie eleison!

Coptic Christians immerse their babies in baptism.

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Obama’s Terrorism Blind Spot

254EF51800000578-0-image-m-24_1423520104864The Islamic State burned a man alive in a cage, then at the National Day of Prayer, President Obama told American Christians to get off their high horses.  Said Obama, “People committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”

Muhammadans murdered people at a kosher deli in Paris.  In response, President Obama called it random violence.

The Islamic State kidnapped 21 Christians, took them in another country, and beheaded them along the Mediterranean Sea.  In the same video, they also threatened to spill the blood of every single Christian in the world.

What should our response be?  Should we get off our high horse, and not judge?  Are all Americans and Christians just a bunch of hypocrites because of the Spanish Inquisition?

Thanks for the history lesson, but no thanks, Mr. President.  Christians, especially, know that we are not perfect.  Our own sin and the universality of sin is an integral part of our theology.  But we strive against our sin, we strive to do better, and we strive against evil in this world.

However, how can we strive against evil until after we have identified what is evil?  And how can we defeat evil if we do not know what is causing it?  What is motivating the terrorists?  What is causing this world wide convulsion of evil?  Obama seems to think this is just unmotivated random violence, in other words, it is just violence for its own sake.  He says, Islam is not the motivation.

But the terrorists disagree.  They say they are justified by the teaching of Islam.  And they are often very specific about just what teachings of Islam justify their behavior.  Should they be believed?  I do not know, but the fact is that their arguments are convincing Muhammadans around the world.

Therefore, we need to have a real discussion about Islam.  These boilerplate bromides from our leaders about how all religions are peaceful is not a debate or even a discussion.  Such bromides are just stupid.  The Aztecs sacrificed hundreds-of-thousands of people to their gods by cutting out their still beating hearts, and then rolling the bloody human bodies down their pyramids.  Is that a religion of peace?  By the way, that religious violence no longer takes place because Christians got on their literal high horses, and put an end to it.

How about the worship of Kali?  Was or is that a religion of peace?  (The Guardian).

These terrorists are trying to start a world war, and every day their movement gets bigger and more violent.  Why is this happening?

Obama’s blind spot is that he does not understand what motivates the terrorists.  But if he wants to effectively lead against this evil, he first needs to know what is causing it.  What are we striving against?  What is the threat we are facing?  Is it world war and global jihad?  Or is it just some unmotivated random violence?

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Legitimate fear is not a phobia.

Telegraph-Charlie-Hebdo-IslamophobiaLast week, Islamist Muhammadans mass murdered people in France over cartoons deemed offensive to Islam.  In response, the British newspaper The Telegraph ran an article with the headline: “France faces rising tide of Islamophobia.”  It was subtitled: “Politicians try to calm fears, but the mass shootings at Charlie Hebdo follows a series of attacks across France.”

Yes, there has been a series of attacks across France, and these attacks were perpetrated by people who said they were following Islam.  I saw the video.  One of the attackers walked up to a wounded policeman who was lying on the sidewalk, and shot him in the head in cold blood.  This was coordinated.  This was organized.  This was devilish.  This was perpetrated by people shouting, “We have avenged the Prophet!”

Should I be afraid to criticize Muhammad or Islam on this blog?  If I do feel concern and fear, would that be a phobia?  Would that be an irrational fear?  Would that be a mental disorder?  Is it phobic merely to have fear?  No.  Legitimate fear is healthy because it can cause us to do research and to take necessary precautions.  A phobia, on the other hand, is an irrational fear.

Islamists have been fighting to conquer the world since the founding of Islam.  They may kill you if you reject Muhammad.  This is reality.  Recognizing reality is not a mental disorder.  Recognizing reality is not irrational.  Recognizing reality is not a phobia.

The real mental disorder afflicting the West is our denial of history and reality.  The real mental disorder is calling the recognition of reality a “phobia.”

Is France facing a rising tide of irrational fear?  Or are some of the French starting to express legitimate concern over a series of mass murders in the name of Islam?

I suspect that many journalists do censor themselves when it comes to Islam because they have legitimate fear, and not a phobia.  However, we need to stop calling legitimate fears “phobias,” show some courage, and start dealing with facts and truth.

The first question that must be asked is: Where do these Islamists get the idea of violent world conquest?  To what religion do these Islamists subscribe?  If it is not Islam, then what is it?  No matter the answer to that question, the fact remains that there is a murderous religion in the world with millions of followers, and its adherents call it “Islam.”  Whatever you call it, it is not a phobia to fear it.  This murderous worldwide movement is real.

‘Brave German Woman’

The title of the video is “‘Brave German Woman’ rebukes Islam’s lie.”

The Middle East used to be a Christian land.  The political arm of Islam conquered the Middle East over a thousand years ago, and almost conquered Europe a couple of times since.  Through centuries of systematic repression and organic persecution of Christians, Christianity is on the verge of disappearing from some middle eastern countries.

Will Europe and America follow through surrender?  Do we care nothing for religious freedom?  Where are the men of The West?

This video reminds me of Deborah.  God had told Barak to go, and defend his people, but he would not.  Instead, Barak said to Deborah, “‘If you will go with me, I will go, but if you will not go with me, I will not go.’  And she said, ‘I will surely go with you.  Nevertheless, the road on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.'”  (Judges 4:8-9, ESV).  Barak and Deborah went, and God defended his people Israel so that the Lord Jesus Christ could eventually be born.

The Lord will always defend his people, but we will not always receive the full glory God wants to give to us because we do not always boldly speak the truth.  (Heaven itself is a free gift, but in heaven some will receive greater glory than others).  I don’t know where the men of Germany are, but I am grateful for the courage of one brave little German woman.

“Jesus Christus allein ist Herr.”

Jesus Christ alone is Lord.


Drawing Mohammed and Jesus

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In the Spring of 2010 A.D., numerous advocates of free speech in America started an internet movement called “Everybody Draw Mohammed.”  It began in response to American media giants like The New York Times, Viacom, and Comedy Central self-censoring images and news about Islam and Mohammed.  There were threats that certain Americans would end up like Theo van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker who was murdered for criticizing Islam/Mohammedanism.

The idea was that if all freedom loving folk would draw Mohammed, then they could not kill us all, or at least the threat level directed at specific individuals would diminish.  However, Islam’s goal is not just to stop us from drawing Mohammed.  Islam’s ultimate goal is to dominate the world both religiously and politically.  Islam is not just a religion, it is also a system of government based on a set of ideas that are not compatible with freedom of conscience.

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These pictures are of members of the Islamic Jihad in Palestine.  They are of the sort of fellows that would like to kill you for drawing a picture of Mohammed, or for being Christian, or for not being the right kind of Muslim.  Do you want to see an image of Mohammed?  Look.  Unfortunately, they are the face of Mohammed.

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There is another image of Mohammed: the word of Mohammed.

Mohammed says when they reject Allah’s word, then use the sword; (for example: fight the non-Muslims until they readily pay the protection tax.  Koran, Surah 9:29).  However, this is the word of man.  God’s word is powerful and does not need swords.  The true Prophet “Jesus commanded Peter, ‘Put your sword away!'”  (John 18:11).  Then later, Jesus told the pagan governor of Palestine:

“My kingdom is not of this world.  If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews.  But now my kingdom is from another place.”

“You are a king, then!” said Pilate.

Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king.  In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.  Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

[John 18:36-37].

God’s word does not need swords.  Jesus is the true Prophet.  His followers conquered the pagan Roman Empire without the sword.  In fact, they did not even knock over the pagan idols.

In response to the radical “reforms” of Karlstadt who sought to destroy images, Martin Luther said:

Once, when Paul came to Athens (Acts 17 [:16–32]), a mighty city, he found in the temple many ancient altars, and he went from one to the other and looked at them all, but he did not kick down a single one of them with his foot.  Rather he stood up in the middle of the market place and said they were nothing but idolatrous things and begged the people to forsake them; yet he did not destroy one of them by force.  When the Word took hold of their hearts, they forsook them of their own accord, and in consequence the thing fell of itself…  For the Word created heaven and earth and all things [Psalm 33:6]; the Word must do this thing, and not we poor sinners.

In short, I will preach it, teach it, write it, but I will constrain no man by force, for faith must come freely without compulsion…  [God’s word] is almighty, and takes captive the hearts, and when the hearts are captured the work will fall of itself.

[Luther’s works, vol. 51: Sermons I.  III-78.  Philadelphia: Fortress Press.  (1999, c1959).  Emphasis added].

Nor did Paul resort to mere insult, but instead he reasoned with the pagans according even to their own poets.  (Acts 17:28).  (With freedom comes responsibility, and the purpose of free speech is to tell the truth.  Mere insult devoid of reason is an abuse, not a use of free speech).

God’s word created heaven and earth (Psalm 33:6), therefore, God’s word is also powerful enough to change the heart of sinful man.  True believers can trust God’s word alone.

Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”  (Luke 21:33).  Why did Jesus say this?  Because His words are Truth.  Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the true God, except through Jesus.  (John 14:6).

God does not need our services, but it is our privilege to speak His word; and His word does not lose its power simply because it is in our mouths.

Many Muslims are opposed to drawing any prophet (including Jesus) or any person or animal.  The Taliban believes that photographs are a sin.  (Religion  But if we stop making pictures or depicting Jesus or any prophet out of fear, we will have surrendered to the Jihad.  We will have become Mohammedans, because to act like a Mohammedan is to be a Mohammedan whether the motivation is faith or fear.

The true God wants to first change our hearts with His Word, but others are more concerned with immediate earthly results.  Have faith.  God’s word is our strength.  Jesus said,

“a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God.  They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.”  [John 16:2-3].

Who is the true God and the true Prophet?  The true God has a different character than Allah and Mohammed; the natural man cannot understand Him.

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“He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”  (This was foretold by the prophet Isaiah 53:5, NKJV).  Jesus paid the consequences for the sins of the whole world.  Your sins have been paid for by Jesus, now treat your fellow man as Jesus has treated you.  Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the true God except through Jesus.  He is the one God.  (John 8:58, 14:6).

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