Could President Obama be Right?

If you want a controversial post – here you go.

President Obama and his administration will not say “Islamic Terrorists”.  Their view is that they are simply “terrorists”.  They are not acting out true Islam and they are not reflecting the values and virtues of the religion.  Calling the terrorists “Islamic” is staining the entire religion and millions of loving followers.

I’m not going to go into the foundation of Islam – there are better sites than this to study what Islam is all about.  I’m also not going to argue definitions or goals of the terrorists and the hatred to the West.  I will not defend our President because I disagree with him.

But . . . I am going to bring up a very controversial point.  The following is the beginning of a website for a “Christian” Church in America.

“Established in 1955 by Pastor Fred Phelps, the ————- of Topeka, Kansas still exists today as an Old School (or, Primitive) Baptist Church. We adhere to the teachings of the Bible, preach against all form of sin (e.g., fornication, adultery [including divorce and remarriage], sodomy), and insist that the sovereignty of God and the doctrines of grace be taught and expounded publicly to all men. These doctrines of grace were well summed up by John Calvin in his 5 points of Calvinism: Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints. Although these doctrines are almost universally hated today, they were once loved and believed, as you can see in many confessions of faith.. Even though the Arminian lies that “God loves everyone” and “Jesus died for everyone” are being taught from nearly every pulpit in this generation, this hasn’t always been the case. If you are in a church that supposedly believes the Bible, and you are hearing these lies, then your church doesn’t teach what the Bible teaches. If you care about your never-dying soul, you will carefully read every word of this web site, along with the entire Bible.”

You may or not agree with the points listed but it sounds genuine at this point – at least that it is Biblically based.  The believe in the sovereignty of God, sin, grace, Jesus and the entire Bible.

Except – this is a hate group!  Yes, a hate group claiming to be Christians.  If you haven’t figured it out, they are Westboro Baptist Church.  Check out their website: http://www.godhatesfags.com/wbcinfo/aboutwbc.html – Yes, their website is titled “God Hates Fags”.  Not exactly Love, Grace and Forgiveness!

So. . . let’s take this group a step further beyond just being a hate group and imagine that they become terrorists and blow people up and shoot people in schools for now reason other than they hate (everybody).  Are they now Christian Terrorists?  Would they be Christian Terrorists just like Islamic Terrorists?  Is it a fair assessment of Christianity to link these Terrorists to a peaceful religion just because they claim to be Christians?

You decide.  You comment.  Keep it civil – this IS a Christian blog!

Acts 21

Paul Speaks to the Crowd

37 As the soldiers were about to take Paul into the barracks, he asked the commander, “May I say something to you?”

“Do you speak Greek?” he replied. 38 “Aren’t you the Egyptian who started a revolt and led four thousand terrorists out into the wilderness some time ago?”

39 Paul answered, “I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no ordinary city. Please let me speak to the people.”

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