Talking Point #66 – vengeance

Ladies and gentlemen, the God of the Bible says:

To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.”
Deuteronomy 32:35

O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.”
Psalm 94:1

“Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.  Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.  Be of the same mind one toward another.  Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate.  Be not wise in your own conceits.  Recompense to no man evil for evil.  Provide things honest in the sight of all men.  If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.  Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”
Romans 12:19

“For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.”
Hebrews 10:30

God (of the Bible) has reserved vengeance for Himself!  That means, to me and you, that we trust Him to fight our battles for us.  His Son, Jesus (of the Bible) instructed us to love, not take vengeance:

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”
Matthew 5:43-44

“But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.”
Luke 6:27-28

“But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.”
Luke 6:35

Did you notice that last verse…he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil?  Who is kind to them?  God (of the Bible)!  Don’t take that to mean that God is a pushover…not at all; but it means that He is kind due to His nature of Love.  When it is time for Him to take His vengeance, He will:

“The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.  It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.  Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.  Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.”
Isaiah 35:1-4

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;”
Isaiah 61:1-2

When Jesus (of the Bible) began His earthly ministry, He opened in the synagogue with these lines.  The scroll was handed to Him and He read from Isaiah 61, verses 1 and 2 (of course, back then, there were no verses as we know them).  When He read these verses, He omitted the part that I have made bold – He didn’t mention vengeance because at that time, it wasn’t the right time for this vengeance to take place.  He was here to bring a personal message of salvation and forgiveness.  But the day is coming when the rest of this passage from Isaiah will be read and will be current, and God (of the Bible) will show His vengeance.  You can read a great deal more about this coming vengeance in the Book of Revelation right now if you want.

So we see God (of the Bible) personally visiting with man in the form of the incarnate Messiah, Jesus (also of the Bible), instructing us to love our enemies and promising us that He will take vengeance for us at the appropriate time.  All we have to do is teach and preach His Word faithfully (with Pure Bible and NO Compromise), live a law-abiding life of worship and adoration, and trust in Him for all of our needs (see Philippians 4:19).

How does all of this compare to the god of Islam and his false jesus?  For starters, if you haven’t already done so, please go read Talking Point #55 on violence.  It goes into some detail about violence in the Islam and in the Bible.  Although the focus here is not necessarily violence but vengeance, it will get you started seeing what has happened throughout history as well as what is happening today.

So let’s take a look at how the god of Islam tells his followers to deal with others.  Did you know that the Holy Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers?  Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels (the Arabic work for infidel is “kafir” – learn it and use it proudly) wherever they may be hiding.  If a Muslim does not join the fight against the infidel he’s called a ‘hypocrite’ and is told that their god will send him to Hell.  What a nice god (he says facetiously).

If you read Talking Point #55 as suggested above, you know that there are verses of violence in the Bible as well, but you also know that they are constrained to certain times and places in history and they are all in the effort to cleanse the land of evil.  There is not one call in the Bible to kill someone simply to kill them.  In Islam, the Jew and the Christian are “up for grabs” for a violent life ending.

Before we give more proof of evil violence and vengeance from the Holy Quran, please remember also the concept of abrogation – that of saying that later verses in the Quran abrogate, or replace, earlier verses.  In other words, the Muslim would have you believe that, because the book contradicts itself, the later, more peaceful and easy-going quotes override or supersede the earlier, more violent verses.  This is how they can say that Islam is a religion political system of peace:  they use abrogation (and taqiyya) to “prove” themselves into being “good.”  But the facts prove otherwise.

Jihad, defined as holy war and an important religious duty of all Muslims, appears 41 times in the Holy Quran.  Generally, jihad takes the form of violence against non-Muslims.  Some imams claim that jihad refers to any type of personal struggle and not necessarily armed conflict (for a prime example of taqiyya (lying) about jihad, visit the “MyJihad” site – it will give you a good laugh if you understand how they lie to make the unsuspecting infidels fall prey to their work).  Imams are constantly issuing fatwas to kill specific non-Muslims.  In practice, many Muslims take up arms against people who will not bow toward Mecca or accept their pedophile prophet Mohammed (DBUH) as being worthy of worship.  Violent acts including murder are only viewed as immoral when committed against fellow Muslims. When violence is perpetrated against the “infidels,” it is considered glorifying to their false god.

As of the date of writing this post there have been 20,640 documented acts of violence committed by the “religion political system of peace” since the deadly attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001!  Notice those were “documented” acts – it’s impossible to number the acts that go undocumented but I’m certain the number is 4 to 5 times that high.  There’s a Website dedicated to tracking news in this field:  http://www.thereligionofpeace.com.  Of course the name is a play on the politically correct light in which this system is viewed by the world – it in no way insinuates agreement with Islam as anything peaceful.  I urge you to visit the site often to keep abreast of what Islam brings to the world and to learn to see through the taqiyya when they try to tell you otherwise.

Way back at the beginning of this site and Talking Points we offered Talking Point #8 in which we discussed the god of Islam’s desire that you die for him (unlike, of course, the Jesus of the Bible Whose very mission was to come to Earth and die for YOU).  What kind of god would send his subjects out to die for him?  Does that sound remotely close to the God of the Bible to you?  But it comes directly from their Holy Quran.  Here’s the text, with some additions added by both the English version of the Quran from which I copied this and from myself (in blue) for explanation.

“So, when you meet (in fight – Jihad in Allah’s cause) those who disbelieve, smite (their) necks (translation: behead them) till when you have killed and routed many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity (i.e. free them without ransom), or ransom (according to what benefits Islam), until the war lays down its burden. Thus you are ordered by Allah to continue in carrying out Jihad against the disbelievers till they embrace Islam and are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire or at least come under your protection (in other words, until they become a dhimmi, a slave, a less-than-human citizen allowed to live in the vicinity of Muslims as long as they pay the Jizyah tax (“Thank you for letting me live” money), never try to witness to a Muslim, build a church for themselves, or any of a long list of forbidden activities), but if it had been Allah’s will, he himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (he lets you fight) in order to test some of you with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, he will never let their deeds be lost. He will guide them and set right their state. And admit them to Paradise which he has made known to them (i.e. they will know their places in Paradise better than they used to know their homes in the world).”
Sura 47:4-6

Vengeance is present in Islam.  Violence is present in Islam.  Islam is a murderous, hateful religion political system with no resemblance to Christianity.  Chrislam (the combination of Christianity and Islam) does not exist .  The two do not serve the same god.  The God of the Bible is Love.  The god of Islam is hatred.  And there is one reason for the powerful differences between the two (wait for it…this is original)….Islam is missing one Very Important Person:

Jesus is NOT in the Quran!

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