Why are you defending Baal?

21 09 2012

The Muslim world is on fire on the pretext of cartoons, a video, and burning Korans. Of course, the real reason is a clash of world views between Islam and the Western Judeo-Christian culture. But let’s stick with the protests for now. Daniel Pipes suggests a cartoon a day till they just wear out.

There is one basic flaw revealed by the radical rioters. If their god really is god, why do they defend him, why doesn’t he defend himself? This seems quite clear in the Biblical account of Gideon tearing down the altar to Baal. The town folk demanded that Gideon’s father turn him over to them.

“Bring out your son,” the men of the town demanded of Joash. “He must die for destroying the altar of Baal and for cutting down the Asherah pole.” But Joash shouted to the mob that confronted him, “Why are you defending Baal? Will you argue his case? Whoever pleads his case will be put to death by morning! If Baal truly is a god, let him defend himself and destroy the one who broke down his altar!” From then on Gideon was called Jerub-baal, which means “Let Baal defend himself,” because he broke down Baal’s altar. Judges 6:30-32 NLT

It seems clear to me that apologizing to Muslims for American free speech is the opposite of this “wisdom of Joash.” I am so thankful that I serve the living God, Yehovah, of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He is the God of Israel and can defend Himself. Yehovah does not demand we give our sons to die for Him, He gave His Son, Yeshua (Jesus), to die for us. It matters what you believe.

On a personal note, thanks to all who prayed for my Idaho ministry. I spoke seven times in ten days with passionate responses each time. God is faithful!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists        (READ MORE)

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21 09 2012
The MAD Jewess

Very good.

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23 09 2012
Mrs. G (@Abbigale777)

This is an obvious and excellent response to the religious madness prevailing in our news stories world-wide. Why do the defense work for a god by acts of violence and hatred? Are they greater than his ability to defend himself? The fruit of their labors is destruction.

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23 09 2012
Daniel Irving

What we see fulminating in the Islamic world has its cause on a spiritual level. Today we are seeing inroads made through a powerful presence of God’s Spirit to break the Satanic strongholds represented in the spirit of Islam. Muslims that have turned to Christ through powerful encounters with the Holy Spirit attest that the spiritual-bondage within that religious-culture is extremely-heavy. Only a powerful witness of Christ is sufficient to break through, and we are beginning to see that today. We see a turmoil today in the Islamic world which I do not believe will be limited to there, but will sweep into other cultures and religious-systems as well. Spiritual “kingdoms” are being forced to reckon with the Truth.

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