Sergeant Jonathon Hunter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
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Sergeant Jonathon Hunter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Sergeant Jonathon Hunter, pictured with his wife, Whitney Hunter.

Two Fort Bragg soldiers, both married in October and one whose wife is expecting their first child, were killed in a suicide attack August 2 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, officials say.

Sergeant Jonathon Hunter was been identified as one of the two soldiers killed, the Department of Defense said in a statement.

Hunter, 23, was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, the Pentagon said in a press release. Specialist Christopher Harris, 25, of Jackson Springs, North Carolina, was also killed in the attack.

“The entire Devil Brigade is deeply saddened by the loss of two beloved team members. Chris and Jon lived and died as warriors,” Colonel Toby Magsig, commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team, said in a statement from the 82nd Airborne. “They will always be a part of the legacy of the Devil Brigade and their memory lives on in the hearts and minds of their fellow Paratroopers. Our thoughts and prayers are centered on the families and loved ones of these two great Americans.”

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Hunter & Harris Were Killed When a Vehicle-Borne IED Blew Up Near Their Convoy After 32 Days in Afghanistan

Sergeant Jonathon Michael Hunter, 23, and Specialist Christopher Michael Harris, 25, both members of the same Fort Bragg unit, were killed on August 2 in Kandahar “as a result of injuries sustained when a vehicle-borne improved explosive device detonated near their convoy,” the Department of Defense said Thursday.

Hunter’s father, Mark, a veteran, told the Associated Press that his son and their unit had been in Afghanistan for 32 days before the fatal attack. “I’m former military, me and his uncle both, so we know the dangers,” Hunter told the AP.

The NATO convoy was moving through the southern Afghan city when it was attacked by a Taliban suicide bomber, who rammed his vehicle into the convoy, the New York Times reports. Zia Durani, a spokesman for the Kandahar governor, told the Tiems that the convoy came under attack in the area of Shorandam, which is on the main road from Kandahar Airfield, one of the largest American bases in Afghanistan. Four others were wounded in the attack.

Another convoy was attacked Thursday night, with one NATO soldier killed and six others injured, according to Stars and Stripes. The soldier who died in that incident has not been identified. According to Stars and Stripe, the Taliban has not yet claimed responsibility for the Thursday attack, which occurred near Bagram Air Field, the largest military base in the country. According to Stars and Stripes, a “motorbike bomb” was the cause of the casualties Thursday.

Nine U.S. servicemen, including Hunter and Harris, have been killed in action in Afghanistan this year. It is not yet known if the soldier killed Thursday night was American or from one of the 38 other countries who make up the NATO coalition, according to Stars and Stripes.


2. Hunter, a Standout High School Football Player, Pursued a Music Career & Studied at Indiana State Before Joining the Army

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FacebookJonathon Hunter with his father, Mark Hunter, during his days at Columbus East High School.

Sergeant Jonathon Hunter was a standout football player at Columbus East High School in Indiana, his local newspaper, The Republic, reports. He graduated in 2011.

“He was a nice young man, a very unselfish player. He did everything we asked him to do,” his coach, Bob Gaddis said told the newspaper. Gaddis said Hunter was a running back for his first three years in high school, but switched to defensive end his senior season to help the team.

“It’s pretty tough when you lose someone that young,” Gaddis told the newspaper. “He was happy to serve his country. Unfortunately, he lost his life.”

He pursued a career in music, as a producer, in Nashville after high school, before enrolling at Indiana State University in 2014, studying criminal justice for a year, his father told the Associated Press. He then decided to join the Army, because he didn’t want to burden his father with his college tuition.

“After he got into school — and of course we were struggling with bills, to pay for it — he decided to join. He said, ‘Dad, I know that going into the military I can get a free education,'” Mark Hunter told the AP.

Hunter’s father, Mark, told the Associated Press military service runs in the family, dating back to the Civil War.

“I’m just proud of him. He was a great soldier. He made (sergeant) in a little over three years, which is pretty rare, they tell me,” Mark Hunter said.

His mother, Kimberly Thompson, told The Republic, “I’m very, very proud of who he has become and what he did for our country.”

In a statement, his family said, “Jonathon loved his unit and serving his country and was excited about the opportunity to go to Afghanistan to do his part in fighting injustice.”

“I am saddened to hear that Columbus native, Jonathon Michael Hunter, has been killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan,” Senator Joe Donnelly said in a statement. “His service and sacrifice in defense of our country will never be forgotten. My prayers and condolences go to his family, friends, fellow soldiers, and the entire Columbus community.”

Senator Todd Young said, “On behalf of every Hoosier and all Americans, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of U.S. Army SGT Jonathon Michael Hunter. We are immensely grateful for his service and ultimate sacrifice,” said Sen. Young. “By all accounts, SGT Hunter was a man of notable kindness to his friends and loved ones, great athletic talent, and he selflessly and honorably served his country. I am saddened by the news of his passing, but proud of the man that he was.”

Rep. Luke Messer added, “Sergeant Jonathon Hunter is a true American hero, and our entire nation grieves this loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Sergeant Hunter’s family, friends and the entire Columbus community. Sergeant Hunter gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country. His bravery and legacy will live on.”


3. He Was Married in October & His Father Says ‘If You Were Down, He Would Cheer You Up & He Was God-Loving’

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Jonathon Hunter with his wife, Whitney, celebrate with family and friends at their wedding in October 2016.

Hunter married his wife, Whitney Stewart Hunter, on October 25, 2016, The Republic reports. He is also survived by his older brother and two stepsisters, his father told the Associated Press, and was cheerful, loving and religious.

“If you were down, he would cheer you up and he was God-loving. He was raised in the church,” Mark Hunter told the AP.

Chesney Colleen Kelley Wilson, Whitney Hunter’s close friend, wrote on Facebook that Whitney told her, “‘He sacrificed his life [for our country] and in turn I sacrificed my husband.'”

Hunter, who enlisted in 2014, was in his first deployment, the 82nd Airborne said.

“Sgt. Jonathon Hunter was the leader we all want to work for – strong, decisive, compassionate, and courageous. He was revered by his Paratroopers and respected throughout his unit,” Colonel Toby Magsig said in a statement.


4. More Than $12,000 Has Been Raised to Help Hunter’s Wife & Family

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Jonathon Hunter with his wife, Whitney.

Two GoFundMe pages, one set set up by Mark Hunter’s friend and another started by a friend of Whitney Hunter, have raised more than $12,000 for their families in a day. You can make a donation here or here.

“The funds will be used to help financially assist Whitney Hunter; the beloved wife of SGT Jonathon Hunter. SGT Hunter was KIA in Kandahar, Afghanistan on August 2nd, 2017,” Sierra Brown, Whitney’s friend, wrote. “Money should be the last thing Whitney has to worry about. Any sort of donation would be greatly appreciated during this trying time for Whitney, the family and friends who are suffering from this tragic loss. Thank you.”

Nancy Young, a high school classmate and friend of Mark Hunter, wrote on GoFundMe, “Mark’s family is loved by so many. On behalf of myself and all of Mark’s classmates at Columbus East High School, we would like to honor Jonathon by creating this gofundme site to financially help Mark and his family at this difficult time. Any sort of donation would be greatly appreciated during this difficult time for Mark and his the family. ”


5. Harris & His Wife Recently Learned She Was Expecting Their First Child

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Specialist Chris Harris, pictured with his wife, Britt Harris.

Specialist Chris Harris’ wife, Britt Harris, wrote on Facebook that they recently learned she is pregnant.

“As the news spreads about the two soldiers killed in action yesterday in Afghanistan it is with a very heavy and broken heart that I confirm one of them was my husband Chris Harris,” she wrote Wednesday night. “We had recently discovered I am in the very early weeks of pregnancy. Right now that is my main concern and I want to try and make sure everything continues to be healthy considering these crushing circumstances. I know you will all be respectful as I ask to be left alone. Thank you.”

Chris Harris, a North Carolina native, enlisted in October 2013, the 82nd Airborne said in a press release.

“Spc. Christopher Harris was an extraordinary young man and a phenomenal Paratrooper,” Colonel Toby Magsig said in a statement. “He regularly displayed the type of courage, discipline, and empathy that the Nation expects from its warriors.”

He married his wife, Britt, on October 16, 2015.

Specialist Chris Harris and his wife, Britt Harris.

A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help Britt Harris and Chris’ family. You can make a donation to that fund here. More than $30,000 has already been raised.

“Britt has recently discovered that she and Chris were expecting their first child. During this time, money should be the absolute least important thing on her mind. If you feel it in your heart to donate to this cause, it would be kindly appreciated. Thank you all for reading our story,” Jenny Ann Stone wrote on the page.

Read more about Specialist Chris Harris at the link below:

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JOHN MAYOR

THE FORENSIC AND PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGE
OF OUR CENTURY: THE PISTIOPATHY OF ISLAM
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date: Aug. 04th, 2017 – Time: (01:00 AM)
(Please disregard any previous version!)
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Revelation 19: 11-16 reads…
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11) Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12) His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written THAT NO ONE KNEW EXCEPT HIMSELF. 13) He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14) And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15) Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16) And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. [New King James Version]
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Preface
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The REAL CRUX of Islam, is the Muslim/ Islamic CONFUSION over who Muhammad actually was, and WHY he introduced his “DOCTRINE” to the world! And!… if properly assessed and addressed, and our P-R-O-O-F-S of/ for the basis of/ for this confusion communicated to Muslim/ Islamic peoples through our global institutions!… and, likewise, to the rest of our inquiring communities worldwide!… our planet would realize a remarkable change!
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This matter of “RADICALIZATION”, is– to me!– a R-E-A-L PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE!… when an entire “faith population” on our planet is living under the DELUSION that a would-be, self- styled “faith leader’s” “religion”, IS SANCTIONED BY GOD! And, it’s akin to our populations centuries ago, when millions of people believed the world was flat! And it was NO LESS a PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN back then, than what the global Muslim/ Islamic “PISTIOPATHY (from the Greek word, Pistis)” is today! Simply put, when people around the world began to realize that the earth was indeed round, then the societal worldview began to evolve for the better!… and the “para-dogmas” structured around the old way of seeing the world, no longer had value, and social acceptance!
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ALL OF US ARE STUPID OF MANY THINGS!… and, if we could– somehow– learn of that of which we are inherently stupid, our lives would improve!… dramatically!!
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The ensuing personal findings, and resolve, are– I suggest!– the “T-A-C-T-I-C-A-L F-R-O-N-T L-I-N-E” that the “international community of interests” should be employing and deploying in their respective, and collective campaign/ s, re Muslim/ Islamic indoctrination!… AND!… for use against the likes of ISIS! And– I suggest!– should be used in place of any anticipated Trumpian and GOPic “REACTIONS” to any ISISic aggressions! And, in the process of REACTING to such, causing further “COLLATERAL DAMAGE”!… and continued impetus for the “PSEUDOCAUSE” of “PSEUDO-MUSLIM/ PSEUDO-ISLAMIC” EXTREMISTS, AND THEIR EXTREMISM!!
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And so… for those who may wonder about Islam… and its place in the world!… I offer you the following…
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The Appearance of Muhammad
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The prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was an Arab and was part of the Quraysh tribe! Also, Muhammad (pbuh) was not black, he was light skinned! His foster mother (the mother who raised him until he was old enough to be returned to his biological mother) had dark skin!
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The Quraysh (Arabic: قريش‎‎) were a tribe that historically inhabited and controlled Mecca and its Ka’aba! The Islamic prophet Muhammad was born into the Banu Hashim clan of the Quraysh tribe! The Quraysh staunchly opposed Muhammad until converting to Islam en masse in 630 CE! Afterward, leadership of the Muslim community traditionally passed to a member of the Quraysh as was the case with the Rashidun, Umayyad, and Abbasid caliphs!
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Banū Hāshim (Arabic: بنو هاشم‎‎) is a clan in the Quraysh tribe with a unique maternal bloodline of Israelite ancestry through Salma bint Amr of Banu Najjar! This makes Banu Hashim both an Ishmaelite and Israelite tribe! The Islamic prophet Muhammad was a member of this Arab tribe; his great-grandfather was Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, for whom the tribe is named! Members of this clan are referred to as Hashemites! Descendants of Muhammed usually carry the titles Sayyid, Syed, Hashmi, Sayed and Sharif!… or the Ashraf clan (synonymous with Ahl al-Bayt)!
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Today, two sovereign monarchs… Abdullah II of Jordan and Muhammad VI of Morocco (and erstwhile royal family of Libya!)!… are considered to be a part of Banu Hashim!
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Islam (Arabic: الإسلام‎‎) is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion which professes that there is only one and incomparable God (Allah)and that Muhammad is the last messenger of God! It is the world’s second-largest religion, and the fastest-growing major religion in the world!… with over 1.8 billion followers or 24.1% of the global population, known as Muslims! Islam teaches that God, who is merciful, all-powerful, and unique, has guided mankind through prophets, revealed scriptures, and natural signs! The primary scriptures of Islam, is the Quran!… viewed by Muslims as the verbatim word of God, and the teachings, and normative example (called the sunnah!… composed of accounts called hadith!), of Muhammad (c. 570–8 June 632 CE)!
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Muslims believe that Islam is the complete and universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed many times before through prophets… including Adam, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus! As for the Quran, Muslims consider it to be the unaltered and final revelation of God! Like other Abrahamic religions, Islam also teaches a final judgment!… with the righteous rewarded with paradise, and the unrighteous are punished in hell! Religious concepts and practices include the five pillars of Islam!… which are obligatory acts of worship, follow Islamic law, and which touch on virtually every aspect of life and society! From banking, welfare, women, and the environment! The cities of Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem, are home to the three holiest sites in Islam!
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Islam originated in the early 7th century in Mecca!… and by the 8th century, the Islamic empire extended from Iberia in the west, to the Indus River in the east! The “Islamic Golden Age”, refers to the period traditionally dated from the 8th century, to the 13th century!… when much of the Islamic world was experiencing a scientific, economic, and cultural flourishing! The expansion of the Muslim world involved various caliphates, empires, traders, and conversion to Islam by missionary activities!
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Most Muslims are of one of two denominations: Sunni (75–90%) or Shia (10–20%)! About 13% of Muslims live in Indonesia (the largest Muslim-majority country!), 31% in South Asia (the largest population of Muslims in the world!), 23% in the Middle East-North Africa (where it is the dominant religion!), and 15% in Sub-Saharan Africa! Sizable Muslim communities are also found in the Americas, Caucasus, China, Europe, Mainland Southeast Asia, Philippines, and Russia! Converts and immigrant communities, are found in almost every part of the world!
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Jesus Christ and God’s Final Messenger
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In an attempt to ascertain the Biblical TRUTH concerning the veracity of the “claims” attributed to the said prophet Muhammad (by whomever, and whenever), and afterupon my examination of both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, and the Quran, I happened upon a couple of remarkable Chapters, and their Verses, within the New Testament’s Book of Luke (although, found elsewhere, within the New Testament!), attributed to Jesus Christ!
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In Chapter 16, Verse 16, we read:… “The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed UNTIL (my emphasis) John (i.e., John the Baptist!).”… and… within the Book of Luke, Chapter 7, Verse 28, we read:… “I say to you, among those born of women, there is NO ONE GREATER (my emphasis) than John (i.e., John the Baptist!)”! [Gideons Translation]
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Simply stated, if the claim on page 8 of the book titled, The Quran Translated: Message For Humanity, is correct (and, which reads:… “… Being the last of these Prophets, Muhammad was to be God’s FINAL Messenger!…”… and thus, ULTIMATE Messenger!), then, the words attributed to Christ within the Book of Luke, Chapter 7, Verse 28 are UNTRUE! And so!… revealing Christ as “CONFUSED”– at best!… or worse!… A LIAR! But!… if the words of Christ within the Book of Luke, Chapter 7, Verse 28, and within Chapter 16, Verse 16, are TRUE!… then!… not only was Muhammad NOT the greatest of the Prophets, he (Muhammad!)– AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY!– COULD NOT HAVE BEEN A PROPHET, A-T A-L-L (i.e., as such are described within the pages of the Holy Bible!)! For!… and apart from Christ’s words in Luke 7: 28 (extolling praise, glory, and the SEAL OF FINALITY on John the Baptist!)… how could the Law and the Prophets be up UNTIL John, yet– nevertheless!– a subsequent prophet (and yea!… supposedly!… THE GREATEST PROPHET!) is revealed some six hundred years after the fact, of the time of Christ (see, Quran, CH 33: 41… and note: With the exception of Ahmadi Muslims, “Khatamu ’n-Nabiyyīn”– “Seal of the Prophets”!– is interpreted by Muslims to mean, that Muhammad was the last of the prophets sent by God!… i.e., the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!)?
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And thus, the “battle”… then!… OBVIOUSLY!… is between the claims PROFFERED by this self-styled prophet of God (Muhammad!), and the claims CLEARLY ATTRIBUTED to Jesus Christ! And as for the said appearance of Archangel Gabriel to Muhammad to bestow upon Muhammad a SPECIAL PROPHETIC DISPENSATION (as outlined in the work, The Quran Translated: Message For Humanity!), such an act by Gabriel (something not mentioned in the Bible!) would put Gabriel in conflict with the words, and will, of Jesus Christ!… and– ultimately!– in conflict with GOD! And so, I-F the said prophet Muhammad did in fact receive a visit from an Angel, I’d strongly assert that that Angel, was someone OTHER, than Gabriel!
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And so!… there can be only ONE!… C-L-E-A-R!… resolve to this “epistemologic dilemma”!:… either Jesus Christ, or Muhammad, was “CONFUSED”!… or!… A LIAR! For!… God is not “confused”!… and God is not a liar! But!… as there is O-V-E-R-W-H-E-L-M-I-N-G E-V-I-D-E-N-C-E for the veracity of the claims put forward by Jesus Christ (e.g., the scientific evidence found at, h-t-t-p-s://www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=eCtDqCuhWNM), the “CONFUSION”!… or, DISHONESTY!… ISN’T CHRIST’S! As 1 John 2: 22 states (a verse, prepared 600 years before the “advent” of Muhammad!):… “Who is the liar? It is W-H-O-E-V-E-R D-E-N-I-E-S that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the A-N-T-I-C-H-R-I-S-T!– denying the FATHER, and the Son.” [NIV] And further, Acts 4: 12 states (a further verse prepared 600 years before the “advent” of Muhammad!):… “Salvation exists in NO ONE ELSE, for there is NO OTHER NAME under heaven given to men (and including the name, Muhammad!) by which we must be saved.” [Berean Study Bible]
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GOP Radicalization
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But with regard to the “CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE R-E-A-C-T-I-O-N” to Islam, generally!… and regarding the view of the “self-avowed/ averred” “CHRISTIAN RIGHT (and its supporters… e.g., the said, ‘Christian Right-wing GOP’!)”, that T-H-E-S-E have a “DEVINE/ SACROSANCT DISPENSATION (i.e., one ‘blessed by God’!… AND YEA, ‘A RIGHT AT THE HEART OF THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST’!… leaving aside for the moment, those claiming a ‘SACROSANCT HUMAN RIGHT’!– in deference to the non-Christian, Humanist members of the GOP!)” to bare arms in defence of themselves (e.g., against the likes of ISIS!)!… and, IN “DEFENCE” OF THE DOWNTRODDEN OF THE WORLD!… such– I suggest!– is S-U-S-P-E-C-T! And!… begs the question:… “IS THEIR ‘DEVINE POSTURE’ AND ‘DEFENSIVE POSITION’ JUSTIFIED THROUGH JESUS CHRIST?” Well… let us examine (i.e., those who profess Christ!… but!… etc.!) a few further New Testament passages, to find out!
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In Matthew Chapter 05, Verse 38, Christ states: “You’ve heard that it has been said: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, THAT YOU NOT RESIST (PHYSICALLY CONTEND WITH!) EVIL: WHOSOEVER SHALL HIT YOU ON ONE CHEEK, TURN TO THAT ONE, ALSO, THE OTHER.” In Matthew Chapter 10, Verse 16, Christ states, “Be aware!… I send you out AS SHEEP, in the midst of wolves; therefore, be as wise as serpents, BUT HARMLESS AS DOVES.”
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Next, the ensuing is a question put to Christ from a Pharisaic lawyer… in an attempt to catch Jesus in some act of pompous pontification, and religious sophistry! In Matthew, Chapter 22, Verse 36, the Pharisaic lawyer asks: “Master, which is the GREAT COMMANDMENT in the Law?”; V37) Jesus said unto him, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND”; V38) “THIS IS THE FIRST AND GREAT COMMANDMENT”; V39) “AND THE SECOND IS LIKE UNTO IT!… ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR, AS YOURSELF'”; V40) “ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS, H-A-N-G A-L-L T-H-E L-A-W, A-N-D T-H-E P-R-O-P-H-E-T-S!”
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Next, are the words of Paul to the Ephesians, concerning the Christian’s struggle with evil: In Ephesians Chapter 06, Verse 12, Paul states: “FOR WE (CHRISTIANS!) W-R-E-S-T-L-E N-O-T A-G-A-I-N-S-T F-L-E-S-H A-N-D B-L-O-O-D; BUT, AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST THE RULERS OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES.”
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Next, in advance of His anticipated sojourn to the Garden of Gethsemene, Jesus sought to convey an important message to His entourage– and, to all others who might bear witness (then, and in the future!)!– about the error of physically resisting/ contending with evil, in an effort to vanquish it! And!… in His preparation!… set in motion the ensuing means, whereby, His message to be told, could be manifest!
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In Luke, Chapter 22, Verse 36, Christ states to His entourage:… “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it!… and likewise, a knapsack! And let the one who has no sword, sell his cloak, and buy one (a sword!)”; V37) “For I tell you, that this Scripture must be fulfilled… in Me: ‘And He was numbered with the transgressors.'” “For what is written about Me, has its fulfillment”; V38) And they said (those with Christ!): “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And He (Jesus!) said to them: “It is enough”; V39) And when Jesus came out, He went (as was His custom!) to the Mount of Olives; and His disciples followed Him.
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Subsequently, and upon completion of His efforts in the Garden of Gethsemene, Jesus stood ready to confront the evil advancing upon Him and His followers. In Matthew, Chapter 26, Verse 46, Jesus states: “Rise, let us be going. See… My betrayer is at hand”; V47) While He was still speaking, Judas came (one of the original twelve disciples!)… and, with him, a great crowd… with swords, and clubs… from the Chief Priests… to the elders of the people; V48) Now the betrayer had given them (those with Judas!) a sign; and, saying to them (those with Judas!): “The one I will kiss, is the man… seize Him”; V49) And he came up to Jesus, at once, and said: “Greetings, Rabbi!”… and he (Judas!) kissed Him (Jesus!); V50) Jesus said to him: “Friend, do what you came to do.” Then they (those with Judas!) came up, and laid hands on Jesus… and seized Him; V51) And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, drew his sword (i.e., Simon… Peter… see, John 18: 10)… , and struck the servant of the High Priest… cutting off his ear; V52) Then Jesus said to the one (Peter) who drew the sword: “PUT YOUR SWORD BACK INTO ITS PLACE. F-O-R ‘A-L-L’ W-H-O U-S-E T-H-E S-W-O-R-D, W-I-L-L P-E-R-I-S-H B-Y T-H-E S-W-O-R-D”; V53) “DO YOU THINK THAT I CAN’T APPEAL TO MY FATHER?… WHO WILL, AT ONCE, SEND ME MORE THAN TWELVE LEGIONS OF ANGELS!”; V54) “BUT HOW, THEN (if God were to do this!… Jesus continued!) SHALL THE SCRIPTURES BE FULFILLED?”… THAT THUS, IT MUST BE SO (i.e., that the prophesied events should happen in the manner, as was prophesied!)?”
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An interesting response to His disciples– to say the least!… and, after having compelled them to buy, and bring the weapons, in the first place! And!… at a time, of the greatest physical threat to the life of Jesus!… that would lead to His very crucifixion! But!– and as it turned out!– to teach them (and all who would eventually receive these actions, and words!), an important lesson:… VENGENCE IS GOD’S PREROGATIVE!– NOT MAN’S!; VENGENCE IS NOT THE RESERVE OF THOSE CLAIMING CHRIST!; AND, IT IS NOT TO BE METED OUT, IN THIS WORLD! And!… Jesus adds an additional reinforcement, in the Book of John…
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In John, Chapter 18, Verse 36, Jesus states: “MY KINGDOM ‘IS NOT’ OF THIS WORLD!… IF IT WERE, MY SERVANTS ‘WOULD HAVE FOUGHT (and I’ll add here… when Judas and his gang met Christ!)’, THAT I MIGHT NOT BE DELIVERED OVER TO THE JEWS!…”
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In other words, THE SERVANTS OF CHRIST WERE NOT TO PHYSICALLY RESIST EVIL!… EITHER TO SAVE CHRIST, OR THEMSELVES!… AND!… MOST IMPORTANTLY!… WERE COMMANDED BY CHRIST, NOT TO DO SO!
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And so, are we (who profess Christ!) to adopt the view… today!… in 2017!… that THIS WORLD (the world that Christ declared was NOT His Kingdom!), IS TO BE MADE HIS KINGDOM!… IS TO BE MADE “OUR” KINGDOM!… THROUGH BLOODSHED?… AND NUKES? AND!… AS IF!… CHRIST’S SECOND COMING, AND HIS HEAVENLY SPIRITUAL KINGDOM, HAD ARRIVED!
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And further… and in a perverse– SATANIC-BACKED!– attempt to subvert the simple story of the AGAPE LOVE of Jesus Christ for God, and for mankind, the following Bible passage is often cited as some kind of “DEVINE SUPPORT” for the position, that “CHRISTIANS” should “BATTLE EVIL THROUGH THE FLESH”!
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In John, Chapter 15, Verse 13, Christ states: “GREATER LOVE HAS NO ONE, THAN THIS: THAT ONE LAY DOWN ONE’S LIFE, FOR ONE’S FRIENDS!”
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The questions to be asked here, are these: “Is the ‘laying down’ of one’s life for one’s friends (AS A CHRISTIAN!), the same as TAKING THE LIFE OF ANOTHER, OR THE LIVES OF OTHERS, IN ONE’S DEFENCE OF ONE’S FRIENDS?” “And, if so, how can/ does such a parity remain CONSISTENT, with the totality– A-N-D C-L-E-A-R!– teachings, of Jesus Christ?”
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Simply put, given all of the aforenoted Scriptures (and those unstated!), there can be ONLY ONE INTERPRETATION of/ for John, Chapter 15, Verse 13… and that is: “OUR ‘LAYING DOWN’ OF ONE’S LIFE FOR A FRIEND– I.E., AS A TRUE CHRISTIAN, AND IN THE SPIRIT OF GOD!– MUST BE IN THE MANNER, OF JESUS CHRIST (I.E., ‘W-I-T-H-O-U-T’ T-H-E S-H-E-D-D-I-N-G O-F T-H-E B-L-O-O-D, O-F A-N-Y O-T-H-E-R)!”
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Nevertheless!… if we– as professing Christians!– have acted violently in defence of a friend, we have Christ as our propitiation for our sin!… i.e., upon our repentence of our respective impassioned thoughtless act! Otherwise, we invite God’s wrath!… A-N-D C-E-R-T-A-I-N J-U-D-G-E-M-E-N-T, A-N-D R-E-T-R-I-B-U-T-I-O-N!
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IN MATTHEW 7:21-23, WE READ:… 21) “NOT EVERYONE WHO SAYS TO ME, ‘LORD, LORD,’ WILL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, BUT HE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN WILL ENTER.” 22) “MANY WILL SAY TO ME ON THAT DAY (I.E., AND, IN PARTICULAR!… ON THE DAY THAT PROFESSING CHRISTIANS WILL STAND BEFORE GOD– FIRST!– AND GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR COMMISSIONS AND/ OR OMISSIONS!):… ‘LORD, LORD!… DID WE NOT P-R-O-P-H-E-S-Y IN YOUR NAME, AND IN YOUR NAME C-A-S-T O-U-T D-E-M-O-N-S, AND IN YOUR NAME P-E-R-F-O-R-M M-A-N-Y M-I-R-A-C-L-E-S (AND I WILL ADD HERE:… ‘…AND IN YOUR NAME, P-E-R-F-O-R-M-E-D M-A-N-Y A-C-T-S O-F W-A-R?’)?'” 23) “AND THEN I WILL DECLARE TO THEM:… ‘I N-E-V-E-R K-N-E-W Y-O-U; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE L-A-W-L-E-S-S-N-E-S-S (i.e., L-O-V-E-L-E-S-S-N-E-S-S!).'” [NIV]
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IN OTHER WORDS, THERE WILL BE MANY WHO WILL HAVE SHOWN “S-I-G-N-S” OF HAVING FOLLOWED GOD!… AND TRUTH!… BUT!… WHO– I-N R-E-A-L-I-T-Y!– N-E-V-E-R K-N-E-W G-O-D!… NEVER ACCEPTED THE TRUTH!… AND NEVER TRULY ACCEPTED GOD’S LOVE, NOR THE A-G-A-P-E L-O-V-E OF HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS CHRIST! AND YEA!… INDEED!… WERE REVEALED AS HAVING DESTROYED OTHERS WHO WERE FAITHFUL TO THAT LOVE!
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Terrorists, and Terrorism, A-R-E N-O-T “THE PROBLEM”!… A-R-E N-O-T OUR “TARGET”! They’ve never been “THE PROBLEM”!… nor, will they ever be “THE PROBLEM”!
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However distasteful one might find– and for example!– what I’ll term, ISISic Muhammad_Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy (or ISIS-MSBP!)… and ISIS-born Marahiq-Muhammad_mujahidization (i.e, and a.k.a., Preteen-Muhammad_mujahidization!) of Marahiq-Muhammad_mujahideen/ Preteen-Muhammad_mujahideen suicide bombers!… what’s WORSE, is the PREMEDITATED “POLITICORADICALIZED COLLATERAL MURDER” OF RADICALIZED CHILDREN, as a “REACTIONARY TREATMENT” of the “SOCIAL SEQUELAE” of “ISISic RADICALIZATION”, generally!
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The key question to ask ourselves today, in the aftermath of Trump’s “win”, is:… Will ISIS’ reaction be greater to Trump, than such would have been to Clinton? And let’s not be confused!… terrorists watch the news!… and these have heard the claims, and the hyperbole!… and have gauged the rhetoric! H–l!… ISIS was using Twitter!… i.e., until the “plug was pulled”! These have assessed how Trump may respond to their campaigns… versus how Hillary may have responded! And!… these are preparing for their “counter retaliatory responses” to any Trumpian measures to be effected in the future! And!… these respond most agressively when they are under threat! It’s what they do!… it’s who they are!
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And don’t forget… it was the George W. Bush fashioned collateral damage against innocent lives over there… wherever!… that G-A-L-V-A-N-I-Z-E-D otherwise non-aggressive souls into others’ worst nightmares!… wherever! And… it remains to be revealed, to what extent the “tactical offensives” mounted against the “bad guys (AND, SUBSEQUENT COLLATERAL DAMAGE!)” by the military minions to Barack Obama, will fare any better in our histories to be told (i.e., have “c-o-r-r-e-c-t-e-d ‘THE PROBLEM'”!)! And so… the long, and the short of it, is:… Will Americans favor Trump’s “body-bag detail (wherever!… however!… of whomever!… and whenever!)”≠?… or, what would have been that, of Hillary Clinton’s≠? Because… let’s face it!… the terrorists haven’t quit!… and they’re on their way! And although Trump appears… to some!… to be a kind of “stalwart defence (though, perverse!)” against the “DARK ARTS” of “you know who”, is his “defense” more of the “same old, same old” of yesteryear (i.e., a repeat of the evils of by-gone years!… a repeat of history!)≠? In other words, will Donald Trump become, “Mr. Deja Vu”≠?
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“THE PROBLEM”, reader, is S-I-N!… AND, IN PARTICULAR, T-H-E L-A-C-K O-F T-H-E A-G-A-P-E L-O-V-E O-F J-E-S-U-S C-H-R-I-S-T!… WITHIN WHOMEVER!… AND WHEREVER! AND UNLESS THIS SIN OF L-O-V-E-L-E-S-S-N-E-S-S IS ADDRESSED, T-H-E-R-E I-S N-O H-O-P-E F-O-R A R-E-S-O-L-V-E T-O T-H-E V-I-O-L-E-N-C-E I-N T-H-E W-O-R-L-D! A-N-D!… N-O W-E-A-P-O-N W-I-L-L E-F-F-E-C-T A-N E-N-D T-O T-H-A-T L-A-C-K, S-A-V-E T-H-E W-E-A-P-O-N O-F T-H-E S-P-I-R-I-T O-F T-H-E L-I-V-I-N-G G-O-D, T-H-R-O-U-G-H H-I-S L-I-V-I-N-G A-N-D L-O-V-I-N-G S-O-N, J-E-S-U-S C-H-R-I-S-T!
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T-H-E-R-E W-I-L-L B-E N-O J-U-S-T-I-F-I-C-A-T-I-O-N B-Y G-O-D F-O-R T-H-O-S-E W-H-O P-R-O-F-E-S-S C-H-R-I-S-T, F-O-R T-H-E-I-R H-A-V-I-N-G A-B-A-N-D-O-N-E-D T-H-E M-E-S-S-A-G-E O-F J-E-S-U-S, T-H-A-T T-H-E-S-E (C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S!) C-O-N-T-I-N-U-E T-O L-O-V-E O-N-E A-N-O-T-H-E-R– A-N-D Y-E-A, T-H-E W-O-R-L-D!– D-E-S-P-I-T-E T-H-E E-V-I-L-S C-O-N-F-R-O-N-T-I-N-G T-H-E-M!
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As 1 Corinthians 13: 1- 3 states: 1) If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have L-O-V-E, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal! 2) If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have L-O-V-E, I am N-O-T-H-I-N-G! 3) And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have L-O-V-E, it profits me N-O-T-H-I-N-G!
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As a footnote– AND P-L-E-A!– to our B-E-L-O-V-E-D Islamic brothers and sisters, and to the Global Muslim Community (leaving aside, for the moment, those who are of other faiths!)!… remember!… Islam attests to the existence of the person of Jesus Christ; however, the Old Testament (the Testament and Bible of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!… and to which, Islam subscribes!) D-O-E-S N-O-T A-T-T-E-S-T T-O T-H-E P-E-R-S-O-N O-F M-U-H-A-M-M-A-D! And a Testament, and Bible, that preceded the birth of Jesus Christ!… and, that preceded His New Testament!
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One can only speculate (save, God’s intercession, and forensic revelation!) as to why Muhammad/ Muhammadism/ Islamism/ Muslimism emerged! Possibly the encroachment of Judaism!… and possibly the additional encroachment of the “Roman Catholic movement (the latter of which, St. Paul… in tears!… warned the first century Christians, would arise! And!… which took the lives of many Christians, and non-Christians, alike! And!… in the name of God, and Christ!)”! But!… whatever the reasons!… the words of Christ are clear!… J-O-H-N T-H-E B-A-P-T-I-S-T was THE ONLY F-I-N-A-L!… AND G-R-E-A-T!… P-R-O-P-H-E-T O-F G-O-D! Praise be to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!… and to His Son, Jesus Christ!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!
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