Religious Terrorism

Matthew_5-44: 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_5-44: 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

Religious Terrorism is nearly as old as human kind. But never before has the world been confronted with this monstrous phenomenon on its current scale. From Nigeria’s once sleepy North East to Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Somali, Kenya, Uganda, the world has been gripped in the throes of insurgency, kidnappings, anarchy and large scale destruction of lives and property. All in the name of god!

 

 

 
Not even Europe and America with their hi-tech counter-terrorism schemes have been spared the scourge of religious terrorism. Beside the notorious World Trade Centre (9/11) incident and isolated cases across the western world since then, religious terrorists seem to have scaled up their games with the 2015 attacks in Paris and Copenhagen. An even greater threat looms in the west with the increasing number of their citizens enlisting in the world’s deadliest jihadist movement Islamic State Syria and Iraq (ISIS). The fear is that some of them would one day return and put their art to work in their home nations – with dare consequences.

 

 

 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Global statistics show a steady increase in the number of attacks and deaths resulting from religious terrorism over the years. In Nigeria alone, Boko Haram which shares the ruthlessness and modus operandi of ISIS, has caused over 15,000 deaths and displaced more than two million people over the past decade.

 

 

 
To be sure, religious terrorism has its roots in the world’s major religions. They differ significantly, however, in the interpretation and application of their sacred books as well as the level of tolerance exhibited towards the adherents of competing faiths. Recent history shows that religious war of the forceful and violent kind is fast becoming the exclusive of one of the major religions to the extent that the condemnation of religious terrorism is now perceived as an attack against that faith.

 

 

 
Can the threat of religious terrorism be reduced or eliminated?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

 

 

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

3 thoughts on “Religious Terrorism

  1. Shout for joy to God, all the earth!
    2 Sing the glory of his name;
    make his praise glorious.
    3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
    So great is your power
    that your enemies cringe before you.
    4 All the earth bows down to you;
    they sing praise to you,
    they sing the praises of your name.”[a]

    5 Come and see what God has done,
    his awesome deeds for mankind!
    6 He turned the sea into dry land,
    they passed through the waters on foot—
    come, let us rejoice in him.
    7 He rules forever by his power,
    his eyes watch the nations—
    let not the rebellious rise up against him.

    8 Praise our God, all peoples,
    let the sound of his praise be heard;
    9 he has preserved our lives
    and kept our feet from slipping.
    10 For you, God, tested us;
    you refined us like silver.
    11 You brought us into prison
    and laid burdens on our backs.
    12 You let people ride over our heads;
    we went through fire and water,
    but you brought us to a place of abundance.

    13 I will come to your temple with burnt offerings
    and fulfill my vows to you—
    14 vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke
    when I was in trouble.
    15 I will sacrifice fat animals to you
    and an offering of rams;
    I will offer bulls and goats.

    16 Come and hear, all you who fear God;
    let me tell you what he has done for me.
    17 I cried out to him with my mouth;
    his praise was on my tongue.
    18 If I had cherished sin in my heart,
    the Lord would not have listened;
    19 but God has surely listened
    and has heard my prayer.
    20 Praise be to God,
    who has not rejected my prayer
    or withheld his love from me!

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  2. Invitations of Wisdom and Folly
    9 Wisdom has built her house;
    she has set up[a] its seven pillars.
    2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;
    she has also set her table.
    3 She has sent out her servants, and she calls
    from the highest point of the city,
    4 “Let all who are simple come to my house!”
    To those who have no sense she says,
    5 “Come, eat my food
    and drink the wine I have mixed.
    6 Leave your simple ways and you will live;
    walk in the way of insight.”

    7 Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults;
    whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.
    8 Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you;
    rebuke the wise and they will love you.
    9 Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still;
    teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.

    10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
    and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
    11 For through wisdom[b] your days will be many,
    and years will be added to your life.
    12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you;
    if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.

    13 Folly is an unruly woman;
    she is simple and knows nothing.
    14 She sits at the door of her house,
    on a seat at the highest point of the city,
    15 calling out to those who pass by,
    who go straight on their way,
    16 “Let all who are simple come to my house!”
    To those who have no sense she says,
    17 “Stolen water is sweet;
    food eaten in secret is delicious!”
    18 But little do they know that the dead are there,
    that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead.

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