Fight terrorism with REAL terror

The Bible furnishes the only real answer to terrorism. Whether the terrorism be Islamic or Muslim terrorism, or terrorism of any other kind, such as that promoted by those who support the so-called “gay” agenda, the Bible gives the only real and ultimate answer that works.

Our government as a whole, and every branch in it, is not the solution to the problem, it is the problem. It is the problem because government no longer represents the people. It no longer follows the law, particularly the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The Orwellian-named “Department of Homeland Security,” like the so-called “Patriot Act,” does nothing and can do nothing to provide security. They are designed to create dependency on government. They are designed to foster more big government. Protecting freedom and individual rights named in the Bill of Rights are the furthest thing from their minds.

The Apostle Paul said the following:

2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

Atheists have launched a full attack upon Christians in the military who share their faith with others:

In an interview with Fox News, Weinstein said the military needs to begin prosecuting Christians who share their faith.

“Someone needs to be punished for this,” he said. “Until the Air Force or Army or Navy or Marine Corps punishes a member of the military for unconstitutional religious proselytizing and oppression, we will never have the ability to stop this horrible, horrendous, dehumanizing behavior.”


Mr. Mikey Weinstein, representing the atheist group, the Military Religious Freedom organization, called the sharing of one’s religious faith with others a species of spiritual rape as serious an affront as physical sexual rape. Mr. Weinstein is apparently a Pentagon consultant for religious freedom. Mr. Weinstein condemns Dr. James Dobson but supports the Southern Poverty Law Center. I think Mr. Weinstein has disqualified himself as a consultant worthy of any credence at all by his outrageous charges against people of faith.

But back to the terrorism we really need.

This country is in the spiritual mess that it is in because too few Christians are sharing their faith with others.

The “world” is scared stiff of genuine, Biblical Christianity. Yes, old-fashioned Biblical Fundamentalism. But that is the only true Christianity there is.

Old fashioned Biblical Fundamentalism believes the Bible is the verbally inspired written Word of God. It believes Jesus Christ was born of a virgin. It believes we got here by direct Divine Creation by the act of God. It believes that Jesus is the only way to God because Jesus said so in John 14:6. It believes in interpreting the Bible literally (and otherwise in accordance with the 23 Rules of Interpretation I’ve placed in the October 2010 archives here). It believes we are saved by faith alone through grace alone. It believes Jesus Christ is God the Son. It believes Jesus Christ will literally return bodily to this earth first to receive His own, then to set up His eternal kingdom on this earth which will last forever. It believes that Jesus commanded us to preach and teach the Gospel to every creature. It believes the Gospel message is to be found only in the Bible’s sixty-six books, nowhere else. It believes Jesus Christ literally rose bodily from the dead the third day, and that this constitutes full proof that God approves what Jesus taught, and that Jesus is who He claimed to be, and Who the Bible says He is. It believes that true faith in Jesus Christ produces regenerative change in the life and character of everyone who truly believes in Him, and that this regenerative change produces holiness of life and the fruit of the Spirit in confirmation of that change through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit of God. It believes unflinchingly and uncompromisingly that all who die without faith in Christ shall suffer the penalty of eternal, never ending, everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46).

Paul said, “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men.”

Now that is what terrorizes some of those who are lost.

They want the truth suppressed.

Bible truth does not sit well with their chosen lifestyle.

But if everyone who believes the Bible and truly knows Christ as Savior would obey God and be ready to provide an answer with gentleness and respect to everyone who asks of their faith, this would unleash once again the greatest campaign of real Biblical terror since the Apostolic Church, when the Apostles were said by their enemies to be the ones who have “turned the world upside down.” They did that without the printing press, without modern technology, electricity, or transportation. We need to unleash the power of the Gospel by sharing it with those who are willing to listen just like they did. Christians who win souls according to the directions given in the Bible do not force themselves on others, but they do share the truth about Jesus Christ and Who He is with others.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

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13 Responses to Fight terrorism with REAL terror

  1. a. way says:

    2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest to God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

    Terror. Gr. phobos, elsewhere in the NT always translated “fear.” This fear is something far different from the terror that lost sinners will one day experience. Godly fear is the beginning of wisdom (Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endures for ever.; Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.). It is synonymous with profound reverence such as Isaiah felt when in God’s presence (Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the middle of a people of unclean lips: for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.), and is based on a realization of the character, majesty, and greatness of God, and of one’s own unworthiness. It is the root and mainspring of true piety. It prevents conceit (Proverbs 26:12 See you a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.), and is a deterrent to sin (2 Chronicles 19:7 Why now let the fear of the LORD be on you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.; Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.; Job 1:8 And the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God, and eschews evil?; Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.; Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the fraudulent mouth, do I hate.; Acts 5:5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.). It gives release from all other fears (Proverbs 14:26-27 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.; Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the LORD tends to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.). He who stands in awe of God can be free of all anxiety. The fear of the Lord is reverent adoration and obedient respect for a loving heavenly Father (Psalms 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.; compared with Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endures for ever.). Psalms 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether..

  2. Jerry says:

    Dear A. Way,

    The word “terror” found in 2 Corinthians 5:11 is the translation in the King James Version of the Greek word phobos from a primary phebomai (to be put in fear); alarm or fright (from Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries as given in e-Sword).

    2 Corinthians 5:11 is translated by Young in his Literal Translation, “having known, therefore, the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, and to God we are manifested, and I hope also in your consciences to have been manifested.”

    From the Williams translation:

    2Co 5:11 So, since I know what the fear of God can do, I am trying to win men. My inner self is perfectly known to God, and I hope, to your consciences too.

    From the CEV (Contemporary English Version):

    2Co 5:11 We know what it means to respect the Lord, and we encourage everyone to turn to him. God himself knows what we are like, and I hope you also know what kind of people we are.

    I note with interest your citation of Acts 5:5, And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.).

    Go back and read carefully what I posted, and you will see that my comments do not violate the intended meaning of the text in its context.

    My clear emphasis is that those who are truly saved, genuine Bible-believing Christians, Fundamentalists if you will, have the blessed obligation and privilege of sharing the truth of the Gospel with others in a respectful and gentle manner, but also in a manner that ultimately brings others to faith in Christ.

    If we in this country had a “super-majority” of informed individuals, Biblically literate, obedient to the Gospel as Jesus Christ specifically revealed it to Paul, we too would likewise be accounted among those who “turned the world upside down,” and the forces of evil so rampant in support of the old sin of Sodomy and all other vices would be greatly restrained. And that would reduce the threat of all forms of terrorism much more effectively than the misguided newly-minted laws and regulations of our Federal, State, and Local governments which legislate contrary to the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the guidance provided by our Founding Fathers who most certainly held to the standards given in the Bible, and stated directly in their own writings that the form of government they had formed is suited only for a largely Bible-believing populace, and no other.

    What we have today is what the Bible describes as lawlessness–the failure to enforce good law, and follow good law, on the part of the government.

  3. ken sagely says:

    hello jerry amen to what your saying about our the failure of government to meet the needs of our society. government,education,health reform all have there place in our world today. like you said mans greatest need is spiritual, . jesus christ is the only one who can meet mans greatest need jn 14.6. there are 3 nonnegotiables in scripture 1. all have sinned i jn 3.4 whosoever comitteth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 2. heb 9.22 and almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without the shedding of blood is no remission. 3. heb 11.6 but without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to god must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. very simple message of gospel of jesus christ, do i acknowledged that i am sinner? i acknowledge jesus christs death on the cross shedding his blood is the only answer for my sin? i am willing to believe on him as my personal savior? to claim it by faith? the heart of every problem is the problem of the heart!

  4. a. way says:

    Zechariah 4:6 So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.

  5. a. way says:

    If fundamentalist “Christians” has a super majority, perhap of the Westboro Baptist Church variety, then you would see true terrorism. True Bible believers would be hailed as infidels and evil. Remember, the GOSPEL is “GOOD NEWS”. If it is not Good News, then it is NOT THE GOSPEL. People can still reject the good news, and they will perish. But the everlasting Good News is exactly that – GOOD NEWS.

    1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

  6. Jerry says:

    Dear A. Way,

    From what I have read, heard and seen on video at length, Westboro Baptist Church is very unlikely to be a Biblically informed Bible believing church, so to equate their antics with Bible believing Christians is rather misguided. I see no evidence that has been made public that suggests that they are concerned about the issue of winning souls to Christ. All they do is diametrically opposed to what I have advocated in my post.

    Anyone who reads the New Testament or the Bible as a whole and believes it for what it says will soon become a genuine Bible believing Christian. The marks of a true Christian include the presence of the fruit of the Spirit as described in Galatians 5:22, 23. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

    Another mark of genuine spiritual life is the desire to reach the lost with the Gospel of Christ. This takes place best on a one-to-one level, though it does not follow a cookie-cutter pattern of uniformity.

    There are those who are used of Satan to obscure the message of the Good News by denying the Bad News the Good News provides rescue and deliverance from.

  7. a. way says:

    Galatians 5:22, 23. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

    This is true. And what will God do to you if you do not love Him? Torture you in hell for eternity. This is what most “fundamental christians” teach as you do. A child can see the absurdity! It is good to see that people are reading the Bible for themselves, and are finding that what the “church” has taught (but not everyone) for so long is wrong, diametrically opposite of the Good News.

  8. Jerry says:

    Dear A. Way,

    Even John 3:16 demonstrates that your point of view (which, if I understand you right, denies that God will punish those who refuse to believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior) is not in line with what the Bible itself most clearly teaches.

    Joh 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
    Joh 3:16 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.
    Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
    Joh 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
    Joh 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

    In the same chapter, I am sure you are aware of John 3:36,

    Joh 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

    God has declared in His written Word, the Bible, that there are serious, eternal, permanent, never-ending unpleasant consequences for those who fail to respond positively to the Gospel and believe in Jesus Christ.

    There are those who are used of Satan to obscure the message of the Good News by denying the Bad News the Good News provides rescue and deliverance from.

  9. a. way says:

    The Bible is clear that the punishment that sin brings, for sin pays it wage – death (Romans 6:23), will be permanent, forever. If one wants to understand what God’s wrath is, then read Romans 1. Sin when it is full grown, brings death, James 1:15. Death is not life. Eternal life is only in Jesus as you have so nicely quoted, John 3:16. The Good News is about the kind of person God is, and how He will save all who will allow Him. But He will not force us. Force is a characteristic of Satan’s rule. The very essence of the gospel is restoration.

    It is not the fear of punishment, or the hope of everlasting reward, that leads the disciples of Christ to follow Him. They behold the Saviour’s matchless love, revealed throughout His pilgrimage on earth, from the manger of Bethlehem to Calvary’s cross, and the sight of Him attracts, it softens and subdues the soul. Love awakens in the heart of the beholders. They hear His voice, and they follow Him.

  10. Jerry says:

    Dear A. Way,

    It might be well to take the trip back to Robinson Crusoe’s Desert Island to make a careful study of the term “death” as it is used in the Bible.

    Only then can you make a valid assertion, based upon all the evidence given in the Bible, as to just what “death” entails.

    I affirm, based upon my study of the Bible so far, that death may have reference to the physical decease of the body. I suspect that this may be as far as you would go in defining the term “death.”

    But I also affirm that “death” has reference to spiritual death, which may be and often is present even when the physical body is very much alive. For example, one clear passage for me is Ephesians 2:1, “And you hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins.” Since the people Paul was addressing and speaking of were very much alive physically at the time to which Paul refers when he speaks of them as those “who were dead,” I identify the death spoken of as spiritual death in this passage.

    I believe that Romans 3:23, speaking of “the wages of sin is death,” belongs to the same classification of spiritual, not physical, death.

    More passages may be readily found using cross references in the usual sources, and other Bible study tools allowed on Robinson Crusoe’s Desert Island, I’m sure.

    There are those who are used of Satan to obscure the message of the Good News by denying the Bad News the Good News provides rescue and deliverance from.

  11. a. way says:

    Jerry, I have proven that you do not abide by your Crusoe idea, funny you keep bringing it up.

    Death – the death that is the wages of sin spoken about in Romans 6:23 (not Romans 3:23), is not the first death which all will die spare those who will be alive at the second coming, Hebrews 9:27. The first death is not the end of any man, 2 Corinthians 5:10. However, all those that cling to sin, you do know the definition of sin, will die the second death, Revelation 20:6. So one that clings to sin, will die the eternal death, this is what Ephesians 2:1 is talking about. Christ came to save us from our sin, for sin pays its wage, eternal death. No consciousness, no existence, nothing. Only that that are in Christ will have an eternal life, John 3:16. It is satan’s claim that there is no death, and this is where spiritualism comes from. It was Satan who originated the doctrine of eternal torment as a punishment for sin, because in this way he could lead men into infidelity and rebellion, distract souls, and [b]dethrone the human reason.[/b] Little children understand how ludicrous this false teaching is. The doctrine of eternal torment has led many to disbelieve the Bible. This is the confusion of Babylon. David declares that man is not conscious in death. “His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.” Psalm 146:4.

    When, in answer to his prayer, Hezekiah’s life was prolonged fifteen years, the grateful king rendered to God a tribute of praise for His great mercy. In this song he tells the reason why he thus rejoices: “The grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day.” Isaiah 38:18, 19. Popular theology represents the righteous dead as in heaven, entered into bliss, and praising God with an immortal tongue; but Hezekiah could see no such glorious prospect in death.

    Peter, on the day of Pentecost, declared that the patriarch David “is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.” “For David is not ascended into the heavens.” Acts 2:29, 34. The fact that David remains in the grave until the resurrection, proves that the righteous do not go to heaven at death. It is only through the resurrection, and by virtue of the fact that Christ has risen, that David can at last sit at the right hand of God.

    The theory of the immortality of the soul was one of those false doctrines that Rome, I have found you more and more to be papal in your understand, and this doctrine is borrowed from paganism, incorporated into the religion of Christendom. Martin Luther classed it with the “monstrous fables that form part of the Roman dunghill of decretals.” Commenting on the words of Solomon in Ecclesiastes, that the dead know not anything, the Reformer says: ” Solomon judgeth that the dead are asleep, and feel nothing at all. For the dead lie there, accounting neither days nor years, but when they are awakened, they shall seem to have slept scarce one minute.”

    The martyr Tyndale, referring to the state of the dead, declared: “I confess openly, that I am not persuaded that they be already in the full glory that Christ is in, or the elect angels of God are in. Neither is it any article of my faith; for if it were so, I see not but then the preaching of the resurrection of the flesh were a thing in vain.”

    According to the popular belief, the redeemed in heaven are acquainted with all that takes place on the earth, and especially with the lives of the friends whom they have left behind. But how could it be a source of happiness to the dead to know the troubles of the living, . . . to see them enduring all the sorrows, disappointments, and anguish of life? And how utterly revolting is the belief that as soon as the breath leaves the body, the soul of the impenitent is consigned to the flames of hell! To what depths of anguish must those be plunged who see their friends passing to the grave unprepared, to enter upon an eternity of woe and sin!

    Christ represents the first death as a sleep to His believing children. Their life is hid with Christ in God, and until the last trump shall sound those who die will sleep in Him.

    These are the facts that a Bible student will find if he reads the Bible and stops listening to the lies of most “Christians” today.

    And A large class to whom the doctrine of eternal torment is revolting, are driven to the opposite error. Don’t go there either!

  12. Jerry says:

    Dear A. Way,

    Thank you for catching my reference error. Indeed, Romans 6:23 was my intended reference.

    Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Thank you for sharing your understanding of the term “death” in Scripture.

    You make reference to 2 Corinthians 5:10,

    2Co 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

    You explain from this verse that the first death, physical death, is not the end of man, for those who have died physically will have to appear before the judgment seat of Christ.

    A more careful study of this subject on Robinson Crusoe’s Desert Island with a plain text Bible and a source of more complete cross references could lead you into more truth than you have yet expressed on these themes. You can get those cross references from whatever scholarly source you please. Comprehensive cross references are given in the original Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, my expansion and correction of that work in either The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge or Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible. From study Bibles, the teacher’s edition of the American Standard Version has very complete cross references. The newest Lutheran Study Bible has excellent cross references. Good references are to be found also in the NIV Reference Bible or the NIV Study Bible. The chain references in the Thompson Chain Reference Bible are also most helpful. Take your pick. There are lots of good sources available. But don’t think you can find or create your own cross references using computer software. Those are not strictly cross references, just concordance results for the language and word involved–but those are very useful too, and are likewise non-denominational. Though I mention the Lutheran Study Bible, the cross references in that edition of the Bible are not denominational.

    Of course, you keep denying I have studied the Bible on Robinson Crusoe’s Desert Island. I’ve furnished in my responses full evidence that demonstrates that I have. Just because I have learned things from other scholarly writers on Bible themes hardly refutes the validity of my own studies. We are commanded in Scripture to “prove all things. Hold fast to what is true” (1 Thessalonians 5:21). That is what I do. We are commanded in Scripture to “believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). This passage commands us not to believe every spiritual utterance or teaching we are confronted with. It commands us to test carefully all spiritual claims to see if they accord with what is taught in Scripture. What is taught in Scripture is of God. What is not taught in Scripture about spiritual things, teachings or doctrines, is not of God.

    Contrary to your efforts to identify me with Romanist heresy, I believe this passage in 1 John 4:1 demonstrates the right and duty of private judgment, as well as the doctrine of the perspicuity of Scripture, as well as the doctrine that the Bible alone and in its entirety is our only source of teaching authority. If you know anything at all about Romanism, you must know these beliefs of mine are regarded by Romanists as full-blown outright heresy. The Council of Trent says so, so for them that settles the matter.

  13. a. way says:

    If you know anything at all about Romanism, you must know these beliefs of mine are regarded by Romanists as full-blown outright heresy.You know that there are Romanists which have no qualms of being anything to anyone, to infiltrate groups to bring in their heresies. I hope you are not one of those.

    Caruso’s island – you again admit, your interpretations you received from the Bible alone, did not fit others expositions which you then adopted. So yes, I do not see your claim to the island and the island alone as being true.

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