|Terrorism-Why Suicide? (Part 2) #88
By Joseph Prescia
In Part 1 the first 4 points were covered. In Part 2 we will close with the last 3 points.
Questions to Consider:
1. Why does terrorism include suicide?
2. Does belief in the Qurían groom a person for suicide?
3. Will a Muslim meet Allah and be rewarded for their terrorist acts?
4. Is suicide the highest form of works?
5. Is suicide the height of selfishness?
6. Is a person deceived on the true value of life without Christ?
7. Are more sacrifices required or did Christ end the obligation?
5. Suicide for ANY reason is the highest form of selfishness because itís all about me. Itís not about my family, their loss, or what society misses in my absence. Itís all about my stubborn, selfish desires and my ultimate attention getter. I donít care what others think or how much they love me. Suicide is extremely selfish. It takes a force outside of our natural environment to commit suicide. It takes devil spirit possession. All of the Devilís ways are selfish. A person who wants to commit suicide is filled with bitterness and hatred. The Word of God says that Christ is the head and we are to obey him. He leads; he sets the course. Christ sets a person free from all mental anguish and gives them a life thatís more abundant (John 10:10). The true God NEVER instructs people to commit suicide either by way of His written Word or by direct revelation. God is ALWAYS in the business of giving life (John 6:33, 10:11, Acts 17:25).
6. Without Christ, a person is deceived regarding the true value of life. God invested the life of His only begotten son as payment for our lives (John 3:16, I John 2:2). A things worth is dependent upon its cost. God spent a high price to love us into loving Him with the sacrifice of His son. Christianity is not based upon works like world religions are. When we become so thankful for what God has done in Christ FOR us, then we are motivated to do the will of God and to do His works. We cannot put the horse before the cart in Christianity or we risk being no different than these world religions. When the Word of God is believed a person can regain their dignity and walk with the power of God.
(I Corinthians 1:29-31) And so there is no place for human pride in the presence of God. You are in Christ Jesus by Godís act, for God has made him our wisdom; he is our righteousness; in him we are consecrated and set free. And so (in the words of Scripture), ĎIf a man must boast, let him boast of the Lord.í (New English Bible)
7. In the Old Testament Law sacrifices or works were required to stand right with God. Since God TOTALLY redeemed mankind from the curse of the Law on the merits of Jesus Christ alone, man can add NOTHING to enhance his standing with God. The Qurían elevates the selfish interests of the individual by the promotion of works. There is no genuine love involved when people are forced into anotherís opinion by the fearful and selfish tactics of suicide (I John 4:18). The Bible says that God is love (I John 4:8). Fear is of the Devil. Therefore suicide is selfish works and is vain. No one can add anything meaningful to the suffering, death, resurrection, and ascension of a perfect savior, the lord Jesus Christ. He fulfilled all the works of the Law (Galatians 3:13).
In conclusion, terrorism attempts to promote fear for selfish, works-related political goals. The Word of God shows the value of a Christiansí life, paid for with the accomplished works of Jesus Christ. All we are required to do is to believe the Word of God about Christís accomplishments.
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