The Old Testament is sooo 5 mins ago, ask Jesus.
*17*Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I
have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them.
On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 12:25:21 PM UTC-6, Kamakazee wrote:
> The Old Testament is sooo 5 mins ago, ask Jesus.
> On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:27:29 AM UTC-6, plainolamerican
>> If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy
>> God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of
>> the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant; 17:3 And hath gone and
>> served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of
>> the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; 17:4 And it be told thee,
>> and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be
>> true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel;
>> 17:5 Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have
>> committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman,
>> and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
>> On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 5:46:27 AM UTC-6, Travis wrote:
>>> ‘Break the Cross!’ Muhammad Commands It
>>> 2016/11/17 by Raymond Ibrahim
>>> <http://raymondibrahim.com/author/raymond-ibrahim/> 10 Comments
>>> [image: Description: Description: 4]What more evidence is needed to
>>> prove that Islam is at war with Christianity than its well documented
>>> hatred for the quintessential symbol of Christianity: the Cross?
>>> This recently occurred to me as I was surfing Arabic language videos and
>>> websites discussing Christianity—only to encounter one hostile video,
>>> fatwa, or sermon after another against the cross.
>>> Only one seemingly spoke well of the cross—though for a reason that
>>> again demonstrated Islam’s hostility for Christians. According to Al Azhar
>>> professor Dr. Salim Abdul Galil
>>> Muslims can be tolerant of the cross—they can even wear and pray to it—but
>>> only when in need of deceiving Christians, whom the learned professor
>>> portrayed as the natural enemies of Muslims.
>>> The most telling video <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOljg8G2fXU>
>>> featured Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Tarifi, a Saudi expert on Islamic law. Asked
>>> about Islam’s ruling on whether any person—meaning a Christian—is permitted
>>> to wear or pray to the cross, the learned cleric explained: “Under no
>>> circumstances is a human permitted to wear the cross” nor “is anyone
>>> permitted to pray to the cross.” The reason? “Because the prophet—peace and
>>> blessings on him—commanded the breaking of it [the cross].”
>>> [image: Description: Description: nm]
>>> Indeed, as with all of Islam’s hostilities, animosity for the cross
>>> begins with Muhammad. He “had such a repugnance
>>> the form of the cross that he broke everything brought into his house with
>>> its figure upon it”; he once ordered someone wearing a cross to “take
>>> off that piece of idolatry
>>> and he claimed that at the End Times, Isa (Islam’s version of Jesus) will
>>> make it a point to “break the cross” as proof that Christians had gotten it
>>> wrong all along.
>>> The reason for this animosity is that the cross symbolizes that which
>>> Islam was developed in direct contradistinction to. As Sidney Griffith,
>>> author of *The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque*, put it: “The cross
>>> and the icons publicly declared those very points of Christian faith which
>>> the Koran, in the Muslim view, explicitly denied: that Christ was the Son
>>> of God and that he died on the cross.” Thus “the Christian practice of
>>> venerating the cross and the icons of Christ and the saints often aroused
>>> the disdain of Muslims,” so that there was an ongoing “campaign to erase
>>> the public symbols of Christianity [in formerly Christian lands such as
>>> Egypt and Syria], especially the previously ubiquitous sign of the cross.”
>>> According to the *Conditions of Omar*
>>> Medieval text which lays out the many humiliating stipulations conquered
>>> Christians must embrace to preserve their lives and which Islamic history
>>> attributes to the second “righteous caliph,” Omar al-Khattab—Christians are
>>> “Not to display a cross [on churches]… and “Not to produce a cross or
>>> [Christian] book in the markets of the Muslims.”
>>> During the televised Saudi program, cleric al-Tarifi explained that if
>>> it is too difficult to break the cross—for instance, a large concrete
>>> statue—Muslims should at least try to disfigure one of its four arms, “so
>>> that it no longer resembles a cross.”
>>> We actually have much historic and numismatic evidence of this approach
>>> going back to the century of Islam’s founding. Almost all of the gold
>>> coins that belonged to the Christian Byzantine Empire had the image of the
>>> cross on one side of them. After the Byzantine treasury was seized during
>>> the Muslim conquests, the caliph ordered that one or two arms of the cross
>>> be effaced, so that the image no longer resembles a cross.
>>> [image: Description: Description: coin]Left: Byzantine coin with cross,
>>> c. 7th century. Right: After being manipulated by the Islamic caliphate.
>>> As for smaller crosses that Muslims could break, again, we have
>>> testimonies from the very earliest invasions into Christian Syria of
>>> Muslims systematically breaking every crucifix they encountered—to the
>>> point that Christians were convinced that the invaders were demons, if not
>>> worse. In the words of Anastasius of Sinai, who lived during the earliest
>>> invasions: “Note well that the demons name the Saracens [Arabs/Muslims] as
>>> their companions. And it is with reason. The latter are perhaps even
>>> worse than the demons,” for whereas “the demons are frequently much afraid
>>> of the mysteries of Christ”—among which he mentions crosses and
>>> churches—“these demons of flesh trample all that under their feet, mock it,
>>> set fire to it, destroy it.”
>>> Sophronius, the patriarch of Jerusalem when its walls were being sieged
>>> by Muslims in 638, lamented:
>>> Why are the troops of the Saracens attacking us? Why has there been so
>>> much destruction and plunder? Why are there incessant outpourings of human
>>> blood? Why are the birds of the sky devouring human bodies? Why have
>>> churches been pulled down? Why is the cross mocked? Why is Christ …
>>> blasphemed by pagan mouths?
>>> Even Saladin (d. 1193)—regularly touted in the West for his
>>> “magnanimity”—ordered “the removal of every cross from atop the dome of
>>> every church in the provinces of Egypt,” according to *The History of
>>> the Patriarchate of the Egyptian Church*.
>>> In light of the above, it should come as no surprise that the Islamic
>>> State (“ISIS”) also exhibits hate for the crucifix. In its communiques
>>> to the West
>>> , hostile reference to the cross is often made: “We will conquer your
>>> Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of
>>> Allah…. [We will cast] fear into the hearts of the cross worshippers….”
>>> [image: Description: Description: sx]
>>> Moreover, the Islamic State once disseminated a video showing its
>>> members smashing crosses in and atop churches in territories under its
>>> sway (since taken down by YouTube); it beheaded and stabbed a man with
>>> his own crucifix; and it published pictures of its members destroying
>>> Christian crosses and tombstones in cemeteries under its jurisdiction.
>>> In post “Arab Spring” Libya, now another ISIS-stronghold, a video of a
>>> Muslim mob attacking a commonwealth cemetery near Benghazi appeared on the
>>> internet. As the Muslims kicked down and destroyed headstones with crosses
>>> on them, the man videotaping them urged them to “Break the cross of the
>>> dogs!” while he and others cried “Allahu Akbar!” Towards the end of the
>>> video, the mob congregated around the huge Cross of Sacrifice, the
>>> cemetery’s cenotaph monument, and started to hammer at it in an effort to
>>> disfigure the cross—to more cries of “Allahu Akbar.” Other Christian
>>> cemeteries in post-“Arab Spring” Libya have suffered similarly.
>>> Pictures emerged just the other day of a Christian cemetery in Iraq that
>>> was vandalized by ISIS. Broken and scattered crosses appear. In one
>>> picture, the jihadis broke into a coffin, snapped off the head of the
>>> withered corpse and threw it and the crucifixes surrounding it on the
>>> Lest all this still seem aberrant—limited to some obscure saying of
>>> Muhammad, or “ancient history,” or the doings of “radical” groups like
>>> ISIS—below is a very partial list of examples of how the crucifix throws
>>> “everyday” Muslims into savage paroxysms:
>>> [image: Description: Description: aq]
>>> *Pakistan: When a Muslim man saw Julie Aftab, a Christian woman, wearing
>>> a cross around her neck, he attacked her, forced battery acid down her
>>> throat, and splashed it on her face—permanently damaging her esophagus,
>>> blinding her in one eye, and causing her to lose both eyelids and most of
>>> her teeth.
>>> *Egypt: A young Coptic Christian woman named Mary was mauled to death
>>> when her cross identified her as a Christian to Muslim Brotherhood
>>> rioters. Before her, 17-year-old Ayman, a Coptic student, was strangled
>>> and beaten to death by his Muslim teacher and some fellow students—for
>>> refusing to obey the teacher’s orders to remove his cross.
>>> [image: Description: Description: isis-695366]
>>> Even in Muslim nations deemed “moderate,” violence provoked by the cross
>>> is not uncommon:
>>> *Malaysia: A Christian cemetery was attacked and desecrated in the
>>> middle of the night by unknown persons in the Muslim majority
>>> nation. Several crosses were destroyed, including by the use of “a heavy
>>> tool to do the damage.” Separately, a Muslim mob rioted against a small
>>> Protestant church due to the visible cross atop the building of worship.
>>> It was quickly removed.
>>> *Maldives: Authorities had to rescue a female Christian teacher after
>>> Muslim “parents threatened to tie and drag her off of the island” for
>>> “preaching Christianity.” Her crime was to draw a compass—which was
>>> mistakenly taken for a cross—as part of a geography lesson in class.
>>> *Turkey: A 12-year-old boy in Turkey wearing a silver cross necklace in
>>> class was spit on and beat regularly by Muslim classmates and teachers.
>>> As Islam’s presence continues to grow in Europe, it should come as no
>>> surprise that attacks on crosses are also on the rise:
>>> · A Moroccan migrant invaded an old church in Venice and
>>> attacked its large, 300-year-old cross, breaking off one of its arms, while
>>> shouting “All that is in a church is false!”
>>> · A Muslim boy of African origin picked on, insulted, and
>>> eventually beat a 12-year-old Catholic girl during school because she
>>> was wearing a crucifix. <http://m.cawalisse.com/117370/07/14/22/40>
>>> · After yet another crucifix was destroyed in close proximity
>>> to a populated mosque, the area’s mayor did not mince words concerning
>>> the identity of the culprit(s): “Before we put a show of unity with
>>> Muslims, let’s have them begin by respecting our civilization and our
>>> *[image: Description: Description: cross_removed_from_church]France:
>>> · A Muslim man committed major acts of vandalism inside two
>>> churches. Along with twisting a massive bronze cross, he overturned and
>>> broke two altars, the candelabras and lecterns, destroyed statues, tore
>>> down a tabernacle, smashed in a sacristy door and even broke some
>>> stained-glass windows. (Click for images.)
>>> · Christian crosses and gravestones in a cemetery were damaged
>>> and desecrated by a Muslim. After being apprehended, he was described
>>> as follows: “The man repeats Muslim prayers over and over, he drools and
>>> cannot be communicated with: his condition has been declared incompatible
>>> with preliminary detention.” He was hospitalized as “mentally
>>> unbalanced.” (See his handiwork.)
>>> · A Muslim man who checked himself into a hospital for
>>> treatment went into a sudden frenzy because there were “too many
>>> crosses on the wall.” He called the nurse a “bitch” and “fascist” and
>>> became physically aggressive.
>>> · After Muslims were granted their own section at a cemetery,
>>> and after being allowed to conduct distinctly Islamic ceremonies, these
>>> same Muslims began demanding that Christian symbols and crosses in the
>>> cemetery be removed or covered up during Islamic funerals.
>>> Of course, Islamic hostility for the cross is only encouraged by some
>>> Europeans themselves, who happily comply with Islam’s “sensitivities.”
>>> *Spain: Real Madrid, a professional football (soccer) team stripped the
>>> traditional Christian cross from its club crest as part of a deal with the
>>> National Bank of Abu Dhabi—“so as not to offend Muslim sensibilities in the
>>> United Arab Emirates.”
>>> *United Kingdom: Offensive crucifixes are being removed from prisons in
>>> order not to offend Muslim inmates (who are further provided with food
>>> baths for Islamic rituals).
>>> *Germans in Jerusalem: At the request of their Muslim hosts, German
>>> bishops are now removing their pectoral crosses when visiting the Temple
>>> Mount. Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm (Munich) rationalized his
>>> capitulation by saying “we acted out of respect for the hosts” and
>>> insisting that his decision is “not at all a denial of the cross, but a
>>> response to the wish of the hosts.”
>>> Such is the history and continuity of Islam’s hate for the cross—that
>>> symbol which represents the heart of the Christian faith, including the
>>> death and resurrection of Christ, which Islam strongly denounces as a
>>> lie. Islam’s war on the cross began with Muhammad, was carried out by the
>>> earliest caliphs and jihadis, and continues to this day by the new
>>> “caliphate” and many “everyday” Muslims.
>>> Meanwhile, far from calling Islam out, Western liberal Christians
>>> continue calling for more Muslim refugees and carrying signs proclaiming,
>>> Christian and I love the Qur’an.” <http://www.kath.net/news/57271>
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