Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Guest Post by Foxy Wizard
I must confess I am perplexed by the indifference of Christians in America to the plight of Christians worldwide. Here in America, Christians seem to be very pro-Israel, which I am as well. But when you actually read up on the subject, it is clear there is a world-wide genocide raging against Christians, with nary a peep about it in the Christian community. I Googled "violence against Christians" and got 28,600,000 hits. In Syria, entire Christian villages are being destroyed. Iraq has seen a mass exodus of Christians since 1990. Many villages in these two countries speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. What a precious group.
Perhaps there is much to learn from them, since Western Christianity has been filtered through many different cultures and languages; Greek, Latin, Old English, and finally, American English, in the case of American Christians. Having read the Peshetta Bible, translated by Dr. Lamsas, a Bible scholar raised speaking the Aramaic language, I can tell you there are many passages that are difficult to understand in the King James Version are clear in that Bible. For example, in Aramaic, the word for camel and for rope are one and the same, providing for much needed clarity in the passage where Jesus says: "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. KJV" If you read "rope" instead of "camel" the passage makes more sense. And no, it wasn't a small gate into Jerusalem.
By the way, I am also opposed to the genocide and destruction of Buddhist temples and culture around the world. Can't we just all get along?
Rand Paul Tells Christians To Fight Global Persecution Step one: Pray. Step two: For the love of all that's holy, stop contributing to the problem.