Oppressive language of anti-Jehovah people does more than represent violence

In this world there are Christian denominations which want their flock to believe they have to belong to their church because all other churches are of the false preachers and full of false teachings, and being instruments of Satan (for them a devilish being which come to lure people into places of eternal torture).

Incredible as it may be, we find certain preachers using such an awful language that we might wonder if they are really representing followers of the rabbi from Nazareth, who preached with a soft voice for love and peace.
Though several use not such a nice language when they talk about those who express their love for Jehovah. Often we find websites and churches who not only condemn those who express their love for Jehovah God and belong to an other church-group than they. Those, who preach against the Jehovah’s Witnesses and other non-trinitarian groups often use an oppressive language which does more than represent violence. It is violence.

Those who really want to be a follower of Jesus Christ and want to call themselves a Christian, should know that they should try to take on the attitude of the master teacher Jesus Christ. They should reject any dirty rough language and should help to expose such groups which take on a non acceptable attitude for a Christian Church.

Much too often we can find a

“language that drinks blood, laps vulnerabilities, tucks its fascist boots under crinolines of respectability and patriotism as it moves relentlessly toward the bottom line and the bottomed-out mind.”

Often, when we look at other matters than just the religious matters we also can find

“Sexist language, racist language, theistic language — all are typical of the policing languages of mastery, and cannot, do not permit new knowledge or encourage the mutual exchange of ideas.”

Religion is not always as innocent as we would like to hope for. It can generate great personal commitment and passion, expressed as caring, love, respect, and support for others. It can motivate believers to dedicate their lives to the alleviation of suffering and need. However, it can also motivate people to hate followers of other religions, women, secularists, persons with minority sexual orientations, transgender persons, transssexuals, etc. This can escalate into actions of harassment, conflict, oppression, murder, terrorism and genocide. The last few years several nations in west Europe felt the terrible consequences of the short-sightedness of certain religious groups and fanatics. Some of those religious fundamentalists went so far to kill others.

When we hear some trinitarians talking about non-trinitarian christians we can wonder where the gratitude and love in their heart might be. They clearly do not seem to hear Jesus’ answer to the question of those who think and act differently. they do seem to have forgotten or overlook the most important  commandment Jesus has given to the world:

love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.

Often we do not see much of ‘their love’ for others. Perhaps because

“Love is vulnerable-making,” (D. Thomas, Journey with Jesus)

and they do not want to be vulnerable and love to have a lot of power and strength, having others in control. For sure love requires trust, and them being suspicious do not seem to have much space in their heart for the kind of love Jesus had for those around him. Perhaps they are like D. Thomas who wrote

Love spills over margins and boundaries, and I feel safer and holier policing my borders.  Love takes time, effort, discipline, and transformation, and I am just so darned busy.” (D. Thomas, Journey with Jesus)

Often those people against lovers of Jehovah also have such a high opinion about themselves that there is no place for other people on their same level or certainly no place on their ground for a person that does not believe in the same things they do.

Those who fight against people who believe not exactly in the same things they do, often even do not recognise similarities or same goals. They also, limiting Christianity to what they believe it to be, forget that there are many conflicting definitions of the term “Christian” in use today. Throughout this web site, we define a “Christian” to be an individual or group who sincerely, prayerfully, and thoughtfully considers themselves to be Christian, in the sense that they would be followers of Christ Jesus . Others define “Christian” much more narrowly.

In a certain way, Christianity could be very simple, all about following the Christ (Jesus/Jeshua) doing for others what you want them to do for you.
This we call the “Golden rule” and is the teaching of the laws of Moses and the prophets in a nutshell. (Matthew 7:12)

Lots of those fundamentalist preachers forget that Jesus asked not to hate your fellow countryman in your heart. Jesus even gives a warning to us all, telling that we may surely reprove our neighbour, and reminds us not to incur sin and not taking vengeance. (Leviticus 19:2, 11-18)

Often the trinitarians do not see that it are just the non-trinitarians who keep to One and Only One True God and do not make statues of their God, at the same time trying to follow all the commandments of that Only One True God, Jehovah in all honesty, showing full respect to others, considering them too creatures of Jehovah our God Who is holy (or set apart). (Leviticus 19:2, 4, 11,18-19,32-33,37)

People should see how in many religions it is about the same basic rules:

Resolve to be tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympatheitic with the striving.
and tolerant with the weak and wrong.
Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these {statement by Gautama Buddha}

All people should know that the Golden Rule could also be called “The Ethic of Reciprocity ” and as “core beliefs” can be found in most religions, like Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Taoism, Buddhism,  Zoroastrianism, Jainism simply makes us all connected with each other, stating that all of us are to treat other people as we would wish other people to treat us in return.

Those who fight against other religious people often create more hatred and violence. This would be in opposition to what Jesus would do and would love to see.

Often the “big name” ministries and “main churches” are the matrix for creating more narrow-minded subgroups where no tolerance is shown to other opinions. Often it are people who went astray themselves from the biblical truth, being caught up in the human doctrines and finding they have to win a war to get others in line with their thoughts. They go as far, often teaching something that is not entirely true, without noticing their deviation from the biblical truth.

The prophet Jeremiah looked at such a problem which existed already in his time. How did they even get to a place they are allowed to deceive so many?

Jeremiah addresses this problem, in speaking of prophets who were not sent by God but who do as if they are appointed by God or can speak in His Name. All throughout history we can find such people who were prophesying false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds. (Jeremiah 14:14) With the the deceit of their own heart they managed to delude people. Being a hoodwink bringing them to enjoy their own traditions and often also enjoyable services with a lot of pagan rites.

When looking around us, seeing and hearing lots of preachers we shWords of ould examine if what they teach is according to the Words in the Bible. We have to check carefully if some or many of their teachings (and truths) got bent, twisted, and even blown out of proportion. We need these false teachings to be rooted out.

To get to know what is the real Truth, Jehovah God Himself has given the best tool to find out. It is by personal study of God His Word and the willingness to seek personal revelation from Him (by God’s Holy Spirit) that we can come to see the trees in the forest and shall come to recognise what really is according to God’s Word and what is from fabrication of man’s mind.

All should know that by reading and studying God’s Word, the Bible, He shall bring insight. It is in those words that we shall be able to find words of knowledge, wisdom, guidance and truth. Even when we may live in a world full of confusion and misleading distractors, when we continue daily to try to figure out what God’s Word means, we shall find it.

Mostly those that are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries shall get more cross when you start comparing more verses from the bible with them.  Often they shall go in the defence and/or attacking mood as soon as you seem not to agree with their thought.

When driven in the corner you shall be able to see the coat of these false teachers and shall come to see that you better look for other pastures.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
Mahatma (“Great Soul”) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), internationally esteemed for his doctrine of nonviolent protest (satyagraha) to achieve political and social progress.

To break the spiral of violence and intolerance in the world, we need to eliminate the sanctification of wrong attitudes and evil deeds which are preached by those who attack the lovers of Jehovah. We should show those false teachers that the peace is more sacred than their words and ideas of condemnation. And let us remind them of what the Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer Mahatma Gandhi said

“The pursuit of truth does not permit violence being inflicted on one’s opponent.”

Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, addressing the World Evangelical Fellowship on 2001-May-4 said

“Once started, religious strife has a tendency to go on and on, to become permanent feuds. Today we see such intractable inter-religious wars in Northern Ireland, between Jews and Muslims and Christians in Palestine, Hindus and Muslims in South Asia and in many other places. Attempts to bring about peace have failed again and again. Always the extremist elements invoking past injustices, imagined or real, will succeed in torpedoing the peace efforts and bringing about another bout of hostility.”

Let us as lovers of God bring peace to the world and show them that Jesus is the way to God and the way to an incredible beautiful world where there shall be peace for ever.

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Preceding

The Holy Scripture – The One Only Source of the Holiness of the Word

A Book to trust #26 Roadmap for life out of darkness

A Book to trust #29 God His Book, God-breathed profitable for doctrine, for reproof and for correction

Anti Jehovah sites

A Book to trust #1 Background book for debate

Trinitarians making their proof for existence of God look ridiculous #2

Are the Christadelphians a Cult?

Not according to legal description of a cult

How do you keep an eye out for heretical teachings?

Those willing to tarnish

Christ the foundation of the church

Next: We are here to help you

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Additional reading

  1. Many opportunities given by God
  2. From Bibles and other religious writings and those who witness for Jehovah
  3. Maybe it is About Me
  4. Different wineskins
  5. Gates to different belief systems in this world
  6. The Development of Differences
  7. From Jewish Christians to Gentiles and origin of Christianity
  8. Atonement And Fellowship 6/8Paul’s warning about false stories and his call to quit touching the unclean thing
  9. Leading people astray!
  10. False teachers and false prophets still around
  11. The false prophets in the present world
  12. Beware that you do not fall or be carried away by false teachings
  13. Displeasures and Actions of the Almighty God
  14. Who Gets to Say What the Bible Says?
  15. Daring to speak in multicultural environment
  16. Preaching as Public Speaking
  17. When there is secrecy involved
  18. Counterfeit Gospels
  19. Being Religious and Spiritual 7 Transcendence to become one
  20. Being Religious and Spiritual 8 Spiritual, Mystic and not or well religious
  21. Follower of Jesus part of a cult or a Christian
  22. Where to learn the truth
  23. Something Most False Christians Have In Common
  24. Lovers of God, seekers and lovers of truth
  25. Genuine Christian behaviour
  26. Having to learn and benefit from other Christian denominations
  27. The attitude of Christians to Jews
  28. Jews and Christians against Messianics and Jeshuaists
  29. A Hebrew-Christian movement
  30. Today’s Thought “The earth shall be full of …” (May 21)
  31. A New Reformation
  32. a Place to discuss religious matters and Christadelphianism
  33. Being a follower of the true Jesus or as a Christadelphian being a Jeshuaist
  34. Americans their stars, pretension, God, Allah and end of times signs #3 Cyberwars and prophesy
  35. Responses to Radical Muslims and Radical Christians
  36. Nazarene Commentary Matthew 5:1-12 Nazarene Mountain teachings: Blessed and legal commentaries
  37. Matthew 7:12 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Summary on the Torah’s Fulfillment
  38. Matthew 7:13-23 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The True Disciple #3 Matthew 7:21-23 The ones Jesus never knew
  39. Matthew 7:13-27 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The True Disciple #4 Matthew 7:24-27 – Conclusion
  40. Matthew 7:13-23 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The True Disciple #5 Matthew 7:28-29 – The Crowd’s Reaction
  41. An attitude taken to those who attack us and other unitarians
  42. Looking for a biblically sound church

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