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When a person looks for or has the need to Choose the Right Church

When encountering the article “Tips to Choose the Right Church Inner West Sydney to Visit” we first were surprised that in the region of the article writer all churches seem to

preach the same thing and they are bible based, still there are a few things that you may not find it to be comfortable or you may expect something higher. {Tips to Choose the Right Church Inner West Sydney to Visit}

It would be nice if all those churches are Bible base, but according what we could see at other writings is that perhaps more churches were “Church based” or based on church (read) human doctrines.

The Bible Based Church, Sydney has been formed in Australia. They claim

to lead people in an honest way; {Lead Life to the Way of God with the Bible Based Church Sydney}

and write that they

teach Bible to give the ultimate inspiration to search for the truth. {Lead Life to the Way of God with the Bible Based Church Sydney}

Like us they seem to understand the necessity of a life with God, and as such write

One cannot live life without God; you should keep the faith always in the God.  {Lead Life to the Way of God with the Bible Based Church Sydney}

For choosing the right church they give following advice: (please take note: the bold writing is presented by us)

The church you want to choose should be the place that encourages you for worship. It should make you feel the spirit and enjoy the divineness in you. There are number of churches across the city, which will create a wonderful environment for you to worship and share your love with others.

We would say be careful for choosing for the creation of a wonderful environment and lovely entertainment.

• You should also find about how many people prefer to visit the church you choose. If there are many people showing interest to visit the church, then there should be something interesting and best to offer you. Therefore you can choose to visit that church

It is not the quantity that should count but the quality.

• Check if the church you choose to visit will suit your interest and your family interest. Most importantly, your children should feel comfortable visiting this church. This is crucial to gain the best experience from the church when you visit. Moreover, by visiting the church where there are many families and children visit will enable your children to find good and new friends of their ages. This is an other encouraging factor to ensure before you find the church to visit
• It is not only these factors but you should also check with the church time, which you should also feel comfortable to visit. Some churches will have a specific timing, however, most of the churches will have the prayer time and special events conducted on Sundays. Therefore, you should also ensure your time to visit the church regularly without missing
• Events in the church. Most of the churches will conduct special events to keep the people and members encouraged and entertained. Such activities will motivate you and makes you get freed from the tension filled lifestyle. You will absolutely feel stress free and gain peace of mind by taking part in these events. Besides all this will be an encouraging break from the busy schedule and spend a good time with your friends and known people in the church
It is not only these factors that you need to take into your consideration while selecting a church, but you should also consider other factors like the distance from your home, your possibility to visit often, their praying method, preaching bible and many others.

We may not forget that the praying method is with the method of following the Scriptures the most important factor we should keep in mind, remembering that we should worship God in the way He wants to be worshipped.

These factors can help you easily choose the right church that will fulfil your expectations in best ways. You can also ask your friends to refer the best church to visit with your family and children. {Tips to Choose the Right Church Inner West Sydney to Visit} (emphasis our editorial choice)

To their hints to choose a right church we would like to ad:

First question people should ask themselves is what do I want to follow: Biblical Truth (with the true faith in only One true God) or human doctrines (like the Trinity).

Secondly then they should ask in which way they want to follow Jesus, who put his own will away to do the will of God, and also would love to do God’s Will.

Then they should wonder how far they would like to go in following Jesus and going to worship the Only One True God of Jesus, the God of Israel, Who is an eternal Spirit God no man can see.

When knowing that Jesus is the way to God, and that he asked his followers to gather and to spread the Word of God and the Good News of the Kingdom of God a person should ask himself in which way he or she would like to take up that task given by Christ Jesus.

When that person does not find a right church nearby he or she should think about creating a home-church or something like that in his own neighbourhood. And to gather with others a real believer should not mind to go now-and-then far away (if physically and materially possible) to find and meet with like minded people to worship the Divine Creator The Almighty Lord God of gods King above all gods.

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Additional reading

  1. 2020 years ago, the road was opened
  2. Getting out of the dark corners of this world
  3. Where to learn the truth
  4. Willing to do and we willing to learn everything that the Elohim has spoken
  5. Priest, scribes and others with authority
  6. Church sent into the world
  7. Biblical Yeshua/ Jesus or Another European Greco- Roman Jesus ??
  8. Ability (part 7) Thought about the ability to grow as a member of the Body of Christ
  9. Jewish and Gentile Disciples
  10. The Field is the World #4 Many who leave the church
  11. This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #6
  12. This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #7
  13. Christian fundamentalists feeding Into the Toxic Partisanship and driving countries into the Dark Ages… #1
  14. The Reformation shows us why we need expository preaching
  15. When believing in God’s existence and His son, possessing a divine legislation
  16. That brotherly love may continue and have people join hands

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  16. The Gathering at the Table
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Matthew 13:36-43 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Zizania in the Field Explained

Matthew 13:36-43 – Parable of the Zizania in the Field Explained

MT13:36 Then Jesus released the crowds[1] and came into the house. His disciples approached him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the zizania of the field.”[2] MT13:37 Jesus responded by saying, “The One sowing the good seed is the Son of Humankind. MT13:38 The field is the world.[3] The good seed are the sons of the Realm;[4] but the zizania are the sons of the Evil One.[5] MT13:39 The enemy sowing them is the Devil.[6] The harvest is[7] the consummation of a period.[8] The reapers are angels.[9] MT13:40 So, even as the zizania are gathered[10] and burned in fire,[11] thus it will be at the consummation of the Period.[12] MT13:41 The Son of Humankind will send forth his angels[13] and they will cull out of his Realm[14] everything that causes scandal[15] and those doing lawlessness.[16] MT13:42 The angels will cast out[17] [the sons of the Evil One] into the furnace of fire. There will be lamentation[18] and grinding of teeth. MT13:43 Then the righteous[19] will shine forth like the sun[20] [Daniel 12:3] in the Realm of their Father. Let the one with ears, hear.”[21]

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[1] Released the crowds: Or, KJV: sent the multitude away; NWT: dismissed. One wonders how he did this.

[2] The parable of the zizania of the field: The disciples give us their title for the parable. We see also the critical point they wondered about.

[3] Field is the world: The Greek for “world” is KOSMOS and means something arranged in a certain order to characterize it. The whole world of humankind is the field of the Lord.

[4] Good seed are the sons of the Realm: Jesus has used the phrase “sons of the kingdom” earlier. In Matthew 8:12 these are children of Israel. The Nazarene tells that Jewish generation that the kingdom will be removed and given to another nation (Matthew 21:43). That nation proved to be a spiritual one identical to the Christian Church (1 Peter 2:5-9; Galatians 6:16). The “sons of the Realm” are the children of God within the realm of profession. Compare 2 Timothy 2:19.

[5] The sons of the Evil One: That is, children of the Devil. This distinction is made by Jesus in the writings of John (John 8:44; 1 John 3:10). According to the apostle John what primarily identifies the children of the Devil is hatred and lack of love (charity). On this matter compare Matthew 25:31-46.

[6] Enemy sowing them is the Devil: Like the fermenting leaven, the Devil is at work even within the Realm of the Son (2 Corinthians 11:3, 4, 14, 15).

[7] The harvest is: Is the harvest a generational period covering over a hundred years? Or, is it the end of a period that brings judgment?

[8] The consummation of a period: The whole phrase in Greek is TE SYNTELEIA TOU AIONOS. It is nearly identical to Matthew 24:3 (see notes) and Hebrews 9:26. The phrase is also rendered: KJV: the end of the world; TCNT: the close of the age; NWT: conclusion of the system of things. It seems the disciples draw their use in Matthew 24:3 from Daniel 9:26 where SYNTELEIAS occurs in the Jewish Greek Bible (LXX). Jerome translates SYNTELEIA by consumatis.

[9] Angels: Compare Matthew 24:30, 31 and Matthew 25:31 where angels attend the King when he arrives to judge his realm. This is the parousia-judgment. The Nazarene’s parables in Matthew chapters 24 and 25 also deal with this judgment of his own household of faith.

[10] The zizania are gathered: Note from the initial statement of the parable that the zizania were bound and burned “first.” That is, their judgment occurs before the “sons of the Realm” are seen within the Father’s Kingdom. The parousia-judgment is a time of judging the Church upon its resurrection. For, Paul says, “we must ALL stand before the judgment-seat of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 5:10) These are those “of Christ at his Parousia.” (1 Corinthians 15:23) Within the Household of Faith all professing Christians are resurrected to their judgment day upon the Return of Christ (Daniel 12:1, 2; John 5:28, 29). Those thus raised to judgment will have two outcomes: life or shame (Daniel 12:2; 1 John 2:28; 4:17). This is the truth taught by Jesus’ Parousia parables (Matthew 24, 25). Consider the word study on judgment day.

[11] Burned in fire: Compare Matthew 25:46. Consider word study on Gehenna.

[12] The consummation of the Period: Similar to the previous phrase but now with the article in Greek. This is the end of the Age or Period prior to the Return of Christ when the Harvest begins. It may also be the end of the Gospel Age or Age of the Church.

[13] Send forth his angels: Compare Matthew 24:31 and Matthew 25:31.

[14] Cull out of his Realm: Or, gather, collect out. There are certain undesirables within the Son’s Realm. Are they not the lawless of Matthew 7:21? Compare 2 Thessalonians 2:7-9.

[15] Causes scandal: The Greek is SCANDALA and is usually rendered: KJV: things that offend; ASV: cause stumbling; MOF: all who are hindrances; PME: spoiling; BECK: who lead others to do wrong. The history of the Church has been scandalous. These will meet their King with shame (1 John 2:28).

[16] Lawlessness: Compare Matthew 7:21. These break the two commandments of 1 John 3:23.

[17] Cast out: The Greek is related to the same word for exorcising demons.

[18] There will be lamentation: This will occur before the judgment-seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 John 2:28).

[19] The righteous: Compare the “righteous” at Matthew 25:37. The “righteous” are contrasted to the “lawless” for righteousness is the same as being law-abiding. The key law is that of love expressed by charity and hospitality as the parable of Matthew 25:31-46 shows.

[20] Shine forth like the sun: The strong allusion is from Daniel 12:3. The “sons of the kingdom” have now become part of the Father’s Kingdom in heaven. Note this verse in Daniel follows upon the foretold “oppression” associated with the appearing of Michael (Daniel 12:1, 2 JBS; compare Matthew 24:30).

[21] Let the one with ears, hear: Compare notes on Matthew 13:9.

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Matthew 7:13-23 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The True Disciple #3 Matthew 7:21-23 The ones Jesus never knew

Matthew 8:5-13 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Servant of Army Officer Healed

Matthew 12:33-37 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Judgment Day

Matthew 13 – Parables on Kingdom mysteries

Matthew 13:1-9 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable: the Soil and the Seed

Matthew 13:10-15 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Why Speak in Parables?

Matthew 13:16-17 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Happy Eyes and Ears

Matthew 13:18-23 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Seed and Soil

Matthew 13:24-30 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Field and the Harvest

Matthew 13:31-32 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Mustard Seed

Matthew 13:33 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Fermented Whole

Matthew 13:34-35 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Manner of Teaching Foretold

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Additional reading

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  2. The Right One to follow and to worship
  3. Memorizing wonderfully 7 Exodus
  4. Looking for a spiritual new life
  5. Thought for September 8 Weak but standing strong in the ground swell
  6. Sayings of Jesus, what to believe and being or not of the devil
  7. Outflow of foundational relationship based on acceptance of Jesus
  8. The one who set the standard
  9. To whom do we want to be enslaved
  10. Not words of any organisation should bind you, but the Word of God
  11. Humility and the Fear of the Lord
  12. We all are changed into the same image from glory to glory
  13. We Are The Children Of God
  14. Christians remaining hidden not sharing the gospel
  15. Laboring in the Vineyard or Sitting on the Hillside with Jonah?

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Matthew 13:33 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Fermented Whole

Matthew 13:33 – Parable of the Fermented Whole

|| Luke 13:20, 21

MT13:33 Jesus related to them another parable: “The Realm of Heaven may be compared to[1] leaven,[2]

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[1] May be compared to: There is something about the development of Christ’s Church (the realm of profession) which is like leaven.

[2] Leaven: The Greek is ZUME. Or, TCNT: yeast. What do we know of “leaven” in the Christian Bible? The word occurs 8 times in the Gospels. Leaven is used of the three sects or groups and their doctrine or ideas: Pharisees, Sadducees, and Herodians (Matthew 16:6, 11, 12; Mark 8:15; Luke 12:1). Note it is “three measures” the woman mixes and perhaps these may be: conservative, liberal, and political. Paul uses leaven as a metaphor for wickedness and badness (1Corinthians 5:6-8; Galatians 5:9). This agrees with Plutarch, the Greek historian, who wrote: “(Leaven) itself also the product of corruption, and produces corruption in the dough with which it is mixed.” (Moralia, IV, “The Roman Questions,” 109) In view of the above it does not seem twisting matters to view this parable as a prediction about the fermentation of the Christian Church. It began in the purity of the Nazarene’s teachings and example and within three centuries was bastardized and mongrelized until it was virtually unrecognizable from the original. Virtually every inspired Christian writer foretells an apostasy or falling away (Acts 20:29, 30; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; 1 Timothy 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 3:1-9; 4:3, 4; 2 Peter 2:1ff; 1 John 2:18, 19). Interestingly, nowhere in these parables does Jesus foretell some kind of restoration of “true religion.” There are, of course, a variety of opinions on this parable. Barclay prefers the theme of the transformation of the individual by Christ.

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Pparable of the leaven – etching by Jan Luyken illustrating Matthew 13:30-34 in the Bowyer Bible, Bolton, England

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Matthew 13 – Parables on Kingdom mysteries

Matthew 13:1-9 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable: the Soil and the Seed

Matthew 13:10-15 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Why Speak in Parables?

Matthew 13:16-17 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Happy Eyes and Ears

Matthew 13:18-23 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Seed and Soil

Matthew 13:24-30 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Field and the Harvest

Matthew 13:31-32 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Mustard Seed

False teachers and false prophets still around

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Additional reading

  1. What Jesus did: First things first
  2. Leaven 
  3. Act of Faith held on February 6, 1481 – Religious fanaticism and fundamentalism of all times
  4. Marriage of Jesus 7 Impaled

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Matthew 13:31-32 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Mustard Seed

Matthew 13:31-32 – Parable of the Mustard Seed

|| Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18, 19

MT13:31 Jesus put before them another parable, saying, “The Realm of Heaven may be compared to[1] a grain of mustard[2] which a man took and planted in his field.[3] MT13:32 The mustard grain is smaller than all the seeds[4] but when grown is greater than all vegetation as it becomes a tree.[5] Birds of the sky find lodging in its branches.”

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[1] May be compared to: Something about the Church – the realm of profession (see notes elsewhere) – is like a tiny seed which grows into a great tree where birds roost.

[2] Mustard: The Greek is SINAPEOS. Possibly Brassica nigra with a seed the size of a pinhead growing to as much as five meters. Wild mustard may have been right before them in yellow bloom along the lake. The Jews used the phrase “mustard seed” to refer to the slightest breach of ceremonial law. Compare Matthew 17:20.

[3] Planted in his field: Thus probably Brassica nigra. There is an echo here of the previous parable. May the man and the field be the same? Luke 13:18 has it, “a man took and put in his garden.”

[4] Smaller than all the seeds: ASV: less than all seeds. The Greek is MICROTERON and could infer the “least of all seeds.” There are smaller seeds (orchid) but most feel Jesus is speaking only of the land of Israel. Mark 4:31 reads: “the tiniest of all the seeds that are on the earth (or, in the land).” Also, Jesus has in mind a domestic seed that is planted in a field or garden within the experience of the disciples.

[5] It becomes a tree: What is the meaning of the parable? In what manner is the Church (the realm of profession) like a tiny seed that grows into a great tree? Had Jesus told Pilate that within three centuries Christianity would be the state religion and the Caesar would be a Christian, how would Pilate responded? Approaching the year 2,000 the Christian Church is the largest of the religions on earth with Christian America the most powerful nation on earth. William Barclay writes: “Sometimes his disciples must have despaired. Their little band was so small and the world was s wide. How could they ever win and change it?”

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Matthew 9:35-38 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: A Preaching Tour in a Great Harvest

Matthew 13 – Parables on Kingdom mysteries

Matthew 13:1-9 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable: the Soil and the Seed

Matthew 13:10-15 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Why Speak in Parables?

Matthew 13:16-17 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Happy Eyes and Ears

Matthew 13:18-23 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Seed and Soil

Matthew 13:24-30 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Field and the Harvest

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Additional reading

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  3. Seeds from the world creating division and separation from God
  4. Seeds and weeds for being the greatest nation
  5. The Realm of profession in Christianity
  6. Partakers and sons of the Realm
  7. To sacrifice our being for Christ

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Matthew 13 – Parables on Kingdom mysteries

CHAPTER THIRTEEN:
PARABLES ON KINGDOM MYSTERIES

Today we start looking at Jesus presenting some parables to those who were around him. In these times coming closer to the end times we do find lots of people who claim that they do not have to do any works any more because they are saved. For them it is clear that we do not have to do anything any more because (according to them) by the death of Christ all sins are forgiven, so it does not matter any more if we do some sins.

This thirteenth chapter for some Americans  bearing a number that brings misfortune, may bring bad luck in the end of their life, because they did not want to see that they still had to do a lot of work to make sure to go through the small gate of the Kingdom of God.

The followers and disciples of the Nazarene master teacher wondered why this eloquent rabbi so many times told stories which where not always so clear or were in a form of a parable. When the talmidim asked their master why he used stories to teach the people and spoke to them in parables, Jesus answered,

“You have been chosen [L It has been granted/given to you] to know [understand] the secrets [mysteries] about the kingdom of heaven, but others cannot know these secrets [L it has not been given/granted to those others].

With such a remark you may question who might be chosen to get to know those secrets Jesus was talking about. We must know that Jesus was sent by his heavenly Father to bring the Good News of the Kingdom of God. That Only One True God gave the whole world His son. He was not for just a few. But it is up to all people to come to recognise the sent one from God and to accept him as the sent one from God and as the son of God. Depending on what people want to believe and who they want to follow they shall either be able to receive insight and come to understanding, or as Jesus warns those around him, when they prefer to hold fast on human traditions and human teachings instead of Scriptural teachings they will not be able to see clear, because first of all those human dogma‘s make it often very confusing for people or trick them in the wrong teachings. The apostle Matthew tells us in the previous and this chapter that we should open our ears and eyes and come to see the one who God has sent, so that by listening to the words of the master (instead of those of so called theologians) God shall see the heart of each individual and let His calling ripen so that understanding will be given more, and they will have all they need [an abundance]. But those who keep doubting or do not accept that Jesus is the sent one from God shall have more difficulties to understand what is said. Those who close their heart for God and His sent one shall receive not so much understanding. We are even warned it can be worse, namely that even the knowledge or understanding they have will be taken away from them. This is why Jeshua (Jesus Christ) uses stories to teach the people [L speak in parables]: because we might see a lot of people who look, but do not really want to see and to perceive.

Today we do find lots of godless people, but also lots of people who call themselves Christian, but do not adhere the teachings of Jesus Christ, neither do they worship the God of this Nazarene master teacher from the tribe of David. Jeshua, being born in a devout Jewish family (Essene family) worshipped the Only One True God Who is One and not three. He also wanted people around him to come to know that One God of Israel. He too could see that lots of people loved human traditions and preferred to keep to the words of philosophers and people who worked in the temples, but had introduced own findings in their teachings instead of keeping to the Torah.

Those people who liked those in charge of the temple and loved what they wanted to hear instead of loving what the Torah really said are exactly the same as the ones who today hang on the lips of the clergy but do not read the Bible or Word of God. They hear, but they don’t really hear or understand. So we can see how the things Isaiah said in his prophecy were already fulfilled in Christ’s days, but still count for today too.

In these present times we also see lots of people who have taken them their own idols and gods and who are drifting about from one sort idea or hype to an other. They might sometimes listen with half an ear or go from one group to an other to listen and to keep on hearing or listen intently, but they will not understand.

We should listen to Jesus carefully and take care that we shall not become some one he could see around him who was looking but not seeing. Let us make sure that we look intently and have ears for what Jesus as son of God and authorised person of God has to tell us. Let us make sure that we come to hear, see and learn to perceive and comprehend.

We should not mind what others do find about our belief. Believing in only One God shall not be liked by many. Those who follow Jesus as their brother and not as their god shall receive a lot of opposition. Many shall try to thwart those who accept Jesus as the son and do not take him as their god. For the minds [hearts] of these people have become stubborn [dull; calloused; hardened] and we should know that they do not [hardly] hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears. They might really understand in their minds [with their hearts] and come back [turn; return] to Jesus and be healed, because the God of Israel is a God of order and God of clarity, loving His children and prepared to receive them back, when they where gone. But the world shall have to know that good and evil shall become separated. It is totally wrong to think that all people would come into heaven or into the Kingdom of God. Therefore Jesus gives us all those stories or parables so that we shall come to see and understand that we should be working at ourselves and have to be building ourself up in good soil, so that we can grow properly and become fruitful.

In Mark and Luke (Mark 1:21-28; Luke 4:31-37) we learn that people were astonished at Jesus his teaching because his message had authority. We may not forget that this authority came from his heavenly Father, Jehovah God. Those who were given to him to listen to him he told about the Law (Matthew 5:17-20) of which Jesus did not come to abolish this or the Prophets, like those who say we do not need to do works believe. They forget that Jesus came to fulfil those writings and to make clear what we should or should not. In the fifteenth chapter we shall come to hear Jesus talking about purity and hear his warning against false teachings. In chapter 18 comes then the parable of the person who cannot forgive. Luke gives us the parable of the good Samaritan and is not afraid to show how Jesus criticises the religious leaders and tells the story of the rich fool, like we may encounter many (Luke 12:13-21).

Too many people do forget that they have to prepare themselves for the return of Christ (Luke 12:35-48). Too many people do forget what it means to walk on the right path, which is only a narrow road and that all people shall have to make their own choice and should make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because Jesus tells us that many will try to enter and won’t be able. And that is a recurring idea in the teachings of Christ.  (Luke 13:22-30)

It is not because Matthew does not tell about the parable of the lost coin, showing the importance to repent (a work to be done) (Luke 15:8-10) or the lost son (Luke 15:11-32) (to return to the Father) or about the dishonest manager (Luke 16:1-18) that we must not pay attention to the stories and warnings not told by Matthew.

To come to know the secret of the kingdom of God which has been given to the apostles we should learn from all those parables, not forgetting to look for willing to understand and to perceive.

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True God giving His Word for getting wisdom

Daily portion of heavenly food

From Bibles and other religious writings and those who witness for Jehovah

Matthew 11– Intro to The Nazarene’s Commentary: Encouragement for John and Reproach for cities

Matthew 12:46-50 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The True Family of Messiah

False teachers and false prophets still around

Christians having the right heart to call others to go to God

Sharing the depth of God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge

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Additional reading

  1. Souls and Religions with Nirvana and light
  2. Blindness in the Christian world
  3. Fog, brass and light for the eyes
  4. Science, belief, denial and visibility 2
  5. Coming to understanding from sayings written long ago
  6. the Bible – God’s guide for life #9 Gospels not only place to find ‘the mind which was in Christ’
  7. The Metaphorical language of the Bible
  8. Jehovah steep rock and fortress, source of insight
  9. Daily Spiritual Food To prepare ourselves for the Kingdom of God
  10. Words to inspire and to give wisdom
  11. Digging in words, theories and artefacts
  12. Hearing words to accept
  13. Outflow of foundational relationship based on acceptance of Jesus
  14. Atonement And Fellowship 3/8Missional hermeneutics 2/5What is a Christian?
  15. Only six of ten commandments of God still important to British Christians
  16. Not being saved by faith in Christ alone
  17. When having found faith through the study of the Bible we do need to do works of faith
  18. Two states of existence before God
  19. Sanctification and How To Pursue It
  20. Responsibility bigger than those who talk about worldly matters
  21. Thought for those who think it is not necessary to do any works any more
  22. Today’s thought “Blessed people …” (July 27)
  23. Knowing The Truth and Loving The Truth
  24. Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience
  25. Actions to be a reflection of openness of heart
  26. A race not to swift, nor a battle to the strong
  27. At the end of your life

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Matthew 12:9-21 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Is It Lawful to Cure on the Sabbath?

Matthew 12:9-21 – Is It Lawful to Cure on the Sabbath?

|| Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11

MT12:9 Leaving there Jesus went into their synagogue. MT12:10 And, look! a human with a dried-up hand![1] So, they asked Jesus, “Is it permissible to cure on the Sabbath?”[2] (They asked so they might accuse him.) MT12:11 Jesus told them, “Which human among you who has a single sheep[3] – fallen into a pit on the Sabbath – and will not grab it and pull it out? MT12:12 So, how much more different[4] is a human from a sheep. Thus, it is permissible to do good[5] on Sabbaths.” MT12:13 Then Jesus spoke to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”[6] And as he did his hand was restored, as sound as the other. MT12:14 But the Pharisees[7] had turned out and they conferred against him how they might destroy Jesus. MT12:15 However, realizing this, Jesus withdrew[8] from there. And many followed him and he cured them all. MT12:16 Jesus cautioned them[9] not to make him manifest MT12:17 so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah[10] might be fulfilled,[11] MT12:18 “Look! My[12] servant-boy[13] whom I chose, My beloved[14] in whom My soul delights! Upon him I will place My Pneuma.[15] He will announce justice[16] to the nations. MT12:19 He will not quarrel,[17] nor yell,[18] nor will any hear his [raised] voice in public streets.[19] MT12:20 He will not crush a bruised reed,[20] nor smother a flickering [candle] wick[21] – until he sends forth victorious justice.[22] MT12:21 And in his name nations will hope.”[23] [Isaiah 42:1-4]

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Jesus healing the withered hand

[1] Dried-up hand: KJV: withered; WEY: shriveled; TAY: deformed.

[2] Is it permissible to cure on the Sabbath: Or, allowable, lawful. This issue becomes a point of contention with the Pharisees. At the root of it is law versus human kindness and charity. There are those religious persons who would pile rules upon rules but are not characterized by kindness and charity.

[3] Sheep: Sheep are Jesus’ favorite animal. They occur 35 times in the Gospels mainly in Matthew (11) and John (20). Most of the great men of the Bible were somehow associated with sheep in one way or another. Abel possibly sacrificed one. Noah saved their whole kind. Abraham herded them and one replaced his son. Moses went searching for a lost sheep and found Yehowah. Jesus saves all the sheep to everlasting life.

[4] How much more different: Jesus has used a similar comparison before – between sparrows and his disciples (Matthew 10:31).

[5] Permissible to do good: We can only imagine the tone in his voice, the look in his eyes, the warm slight smile, as he said this to those in the synagogue. It is always lawful to do good. Paul is to echo the same idea at Galatians 5:22, 23.

[6] Stretch out your hand: This alone is an act of faith and we see on the man’s face expectant confidence. There is a similar story in the apocryphal book Gospel to the Hebrews. There the man explains himself: “I was a stone mason, seeking my living with my hands. I pray you, Jesus, to give me back my health, so that I shall not need to beg for food in shame.”

[7] The Pharisees: The evil plot begins which is to be fulfilled a year later. “Destroy” is also rendered: GDSP: to put him to death; PME: get rid of him altogether. See notes on Matthew 3:7.

[8] Jesus withdrew: The Nazarene follows his own counsel to his apostles (Matthew 10:16, 23).

[9] Jesus cautioned them: This is something Jesus does often usually with the result that the news spreads even more.

[10] Isaiah: The quotation is from Isaiah 42:1-4. The work by Archer and Chirichigno, Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament: a Complete Survey, observes: “This is a classic case of the independence of the LXX on Matthew’s part.” (pages 112-3)

[11] So that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: The quotation explains Jesus’ caution not to tell others.

[12] My: Yehowah.

[13] Servant-boy: See notes on Matthew 8:6. Yehowah refers to His Son as His “boy” or servant. Compare Acts 4:27 (PAIDA) and Acts 4:29 (DOULOIS = slaves).

[14] My beloved: The original context deals with the Persia king Cyrus, the instrument of Yehowah in delivering the Jews from Babylon. He is a Messiah-type for Jesus as Matthew’s inspired application shows.

[15] Upon him I will place My Pneuma: It is Yehowah who “places” or puts His spirit upon His servant-boy. On Pneuma see Matthew 1:18. PNEUMA means breath or wind in Greek – an invisible pressure. Paul compares pneuma to the “mind of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:16; Isaiah 40:13)

[16] Announce justice: Or, TCNT: announce a time of judgment; MOF: proclaim religion to the Non-Jews; LAM: preach justice to the people.

[17] He will not quarrel: Or, KJV: not strive; MOF: not wrangle.

[18] Nor yell: Or, MOF: shout; ASV: cry aloud. The Messiah quietly goes about his work and let this be the means of conviction – not emotional Hitlerian oratory. William Barclay puts it: “In Jesus there is the quiet, strong serenity of one who seeks to conquer by love, and not by strife of words.” (page 24, Volume 2, The Gospel of Matthew)

[19] Voice in public streets: The screaming street-corner evangelist was not the Nazarene’s method, nor that of any of his disciples.

[20] Crush a bruised reed: Or, WEY: crush reed; GDSP: bent reed. Compare notes on Matthew 11:7. The Messiah is gentle and will do nothing to further injure a faith so weak. It is possible the “bruised reed” was the man in the synagogue with the withered hand. A hardened reed could be used as a measuring rod or a whipping stick.

[21] Smother a flickering [candle] wick: Or, KJV: smoking flax shall not quench; NEB: nor snuff out the smouldering wick; MON: the dimly burning wick. Rather, the Lord holds his palms around the meager light to protect it from wind.

[22] Until he sends forth victorious justice: Or, KJV: send forth judgment unto victory; RHM: urge on Justice to victory; TCNT: brought the judgment to a victorious issue; WEY: led on justice to victory; BAS: made righteousness overcome all; KNX: until the time he crowns his judgment with victory. Old Testament Quotations suggests: “Conceivably the establishment of God’s perfect justice on earth is to be understood as involving a conquest or subduing of mankind in order to render them obedient to the Lord’s judgment.” (page 115)

[23] In his name nations will hope: This idea would have been thought a miracle – that one day the nations or Non-Jews would hope in Jesus’ name. If Pilate had been told that in three centuries the official religion of Rome would be Christianity and that Caesar would be a Christian himself – it would have been laughable. As we approach the year 2,000 every nation on earth – every land, every island, every language among mankind – has believers and disciples who hope in the name Jesus. The truth of this prophecy is realized first with Cornelius (Acts chapter 10).

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Matthew 11:7-15 Encouragement for John and Reproach for cities 3 John the Baptist and the Kingdom Goal

Matthew 12:1-8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Something Greater than the Temple

Paul’s warning about false stories and his call to quit touching the unclean thing

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Vliegend spaghettimonster en Gelijke behandeling voor elke overtuiging

N-VA-voorzitter De Wever reageerde laconiek op de terug opgelaaide discussie rond de hoofddoeken

 “Ik sluit me aan bij de leer van het vliegend spaghettimonster en stuur mijn kinderen naar school met een vergiet op hun hoofd. Gelijke behandeling voor elke overtuiging”, zo liet hij weten via Twitter.

Een devoot lijkende Bart De Wever. Is hij een geb dje aan het doen naar zijn Spagettiemonster?

Hij en zijn partijgenote Darya Safai sturen juist op ongelijkheid en op beperking van vrijheid van godsdienst. Hun trawanten en gelijkgezinden in Nederland beweren wel dat onze democratie valse democratieën zijn geworden, maar zij hebben er mee aan opgebouwd om de mensen in hun vrijheden te beperken. Zij zijn ook de oorzaak dat bepaalde politiek partijen ondemocratische maatregelen troffen en zelfs cordon sanitaires oprichtten, wat helemaal ondemocratisch is. Ondertussen vinden wij een opkomende groep van populistische en dictatoriale politiekers die meer en meer kiezers rond hun vingers kunnen wikkelen met allerlei valse stellingen en bangmakerij.

Bangmakerij is één van de hoofdpunten waarop uiterst rechts blijkt te drijven. Ze stellen de islamieten als een onmeedogenloos verschrikkelijk onoverwinnelijk dodend monster voor. Zij beweren dat die Islamieten de heersers over de wereld zullen worden maar vergeten hierbij na te denken hoe het zou komen dat die Islamieten dan iedereen tot dat Islamietisch geloof zouden doen krijgen. Zij beweren wel dat dit met geweld zal gebeuren. Maar de kruisvaarders hebben met hun verschrikkelijke terreurdaden en verkrachtingen bewezen dat de pogingen van de moordende Katholieken van de inquisitie en daarna, alsook de protestanten in Duitsland, dat verplichte bekering niets opleveren. In Duitsland kan men zo steden vinden waar de bevolking zelfs tot vijf keer van geloof is veranderd wegens de onderdrukking opgebracht door de aanvallende en bedreigende overheersers. Bekering door geweld levert uiteindelijk niets op.

Trouwens moet men vragen stellen over het geloof van diegenen die als de wind omkeren van geloof. Men kan enkel tot een verschuiving van een voorgaand geloof komen als er in dat voorgaande geloof onvoldoende geloof was. Daarom zouden de rechtsen die zo bang zijn dat iedereen Moslim zou worden er beter aan doen het Christelijk geloof te prediken waar zij zo van beweren daartoe te behoren. Maar doordat zij duidelijk laten zien dat zij het Christelijk geloof niet in hun hart dragen gaan zij niemand tot dat Christelijk geloof kunnen bekeren. Integendeel zien wij nu dat hun daden en de pedofiele daden van de priesters en zelfs bisschoppen, juist meer mensen doen afstappen van het katholicisme. Hun hele negatieve houding en het over één kam scheren van een geloofsgroep doet mensen inzien hoe bedriegelijk die zogenaamde christenen wel zijn. Vooral als ze de geloofsleer van de Katholieken vergelijken met wat er in de bijbel staat komen velen er op uit dat zij voor jaren bedrogen zijn. Het in de luren leggen door die Katholieke Kerk heeft nu geen windeieren gelegd, maar rotte vis, die hen doet wegvluchten naar een geloof dat over één Ware God spreekt. Spijtig genoeg nemen die wegvluchters van het Christendom niet de moeite om de Christenheid te vinden en te komen in te zien dat er in de Christenheid genoeg denominaties zijn die wel Die Ene Ware God aanbidden en zich niet houden aan valse menselijke leerstellingen.

Velen vergeten duidelijk hoe Constantijn de Grote er zelfs slaagde om een grote groep ‘gelovigen’ tot de valse Drie-eenheidsleer te krijgen en hoe die trinitarische christenen verkracht, gemoord en geplunderd hebben alsook de mensen onderdrukt hebben met allerlei valse leerstellingen om hun Katholiek geloof te verspreiden. Vele van de schreeuwers die beweren christenen vredelievende godsvruchtige gelovigen te zijn, vergeten al dat kwaad aangericht door geloofsgenoten en zijn denkelijk ook niet op de hoogte van wat de kruisvaarders hebben aangericht alsook wat de inquisitie voor kwaads heeft aangericht.

Christenen horen volgelingen van Christus te zijn (vandaar de naam) maar de meerderheid van de christen noemenden volgen helemaal niet de leer van Jezus Christus en aanbidden zelfs niet de God van Christus maar hebben Jezus Christus als hun god genomen. daar is het overgrote probleem een ook de sleutel tot de angst van velen. Omdat hun geloof niet degelijk gestoeld is op Schriftuurkennis en niet voldoende onderbouwt is, is hun geloof ook zeer wankel, als men echt wel kan zeggen dat ze gelovig zijn. Velen beweren Christen te zijn maar geloven niet echt in God en kennen zelfs de Naam van God niet. Wel kijken ze uit naar al de heidense feesten zoals Halloween, Kerstmis en Pasen en eerste communie en plechtige communie, terwijl zij hun geloof niet echt beleven en weinig of niet naar de kerk gaan.

Velen vergeten dat het Mohammedanisme zulk een opstoot mag beleven doordat er juist zo veel ongoddelijkheid of secularisme heerst.

Indien al die mensen die zich christen noemen werkelijk de bijbel zouden lezen en volgen zou er helemaal geen reden hoeven te zijn voor hen om bang te zijn voor de Moslims want dan zouden zij de enige Ware God gemeen hebben en zouden zij kunnen aantonen dat Jezus de weg naar God is om alzo de Moslims naar het christelijk geloof te brengen.

Jan Blommaert in zijn artikel over Karl Popper en de “paradox van de tolerantie” merkt op dat

Omwille van het tolerante karakter van de democratie, zo klinkt het, moeten bepaalde strekkingen en interpretaties van de Islam verboden worden, moeten de volgelingen ervan als gevaarlijk (of “criminogeen“) worden beschouwd, mag men de organisaties die deze leer zouden aanhangen aan grondige veiligheidsinspecties en constante surveillantie onderwerpen, mag men individuen die men tot die strekking rekent de toegang tot het land ontzeggen of ontnemen, mag men hun elementaire burgerlijke vrijheden afnemen, en mag men uitzonderingswetten en -maatregelen nemen om dit gevaar een halt toe te roepen. {De echte paradox van Popper}

In onze kinderjaren moesten de vrouwen in de rooms-katholieke kerken steeds een bedekt hoofd hebben als zij buiten huis kwamen en moesten in de kerk zelfs regelmatig een sluier dragen en meisje een hoofdoek. Nu nog bestaat het gebruik dat vrouwen een mantilla dragen bij een pontificale audiëntie. In vele West Europese landen kan men nog katholieke zusters in habijt vinden alsook zusters die een sluier dragen in het openbaar. Ook in bepaalde zogenaamd ‘conservatieve’ maar ook in ons aanverwante gemeenschappen, verzoekt men nog steeds vrouwen in de dienst een hoofddeksel te dragen. Hoofdbedekking in christelijke erediensten komt vandaag anno 2018 nog steeds voor bij meerdere reformatorische kerken, bepaalde Doopsgezinden of Baptisten, bij verschillende broederverenigingen, alsook bij de Broeders in Christus of Christadelphians en bij de mennonieten. In oosters-orthodoxe kerken bedekken ook nog steeds alle vrouwen het hoofd. Bij de oudgelovigen mag dit uitsluitend een hoofddoek zijn, bij de andere oosters-orthodoxen mag het ook een sluier zijn.

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Hoe onze ouders en voorouders mochten gaan zwemmen en wij als jongetjes zelfs ook onze ledematen voor een groot deel bedekt moesten houden.

Vreemd genoeg kon men in Frankrijk in 2016 nonnen helemaal gekleed en gesluierd op de stranden vinden terwijl wij als gewone burgers zelfs niet met onze korte broek en t-shirt op het strand mochten lopen omdat wij te gekleed waren. Ook mocht er niemand met burkini in zee behalve de grote sterren zoals Madonna. Van ongelijkheid gesproken.

Hoe wil men gelijkheid bekomen als men ouders het recht verbied om te bepalen wat hun kinderen moeten geloven en hoe zij moeten gekleed lopen?

De wijze waarop Darya Safai te keer gaat in debatten laat ons een zeer gefrustreerde dame zien die duidelijk over hoop ligt met haar opvoeding en hoe haar ouders haar behandeld hebben. Zij vergeet echter dat niet alle ouders hun kinderen zo overheersend dwang opleggen. Omdat zij misschien in een omgeving is opgegroeid waarbij zij zich erg belemmerd voelde moeet zij nu niet anderen gaanbelemmeren om zich te uiten zoals zij willen. Het is totaal verkeerd te denken en getuigd van onderschatting van de eigen wil van de kinderen, dat jongeren niet zelf over hun eigen klederdracht zouden kunnen of mogen beslissen.

Meerderen mogen dan wel denken dat Moslims andersdenkenden niet verdragen, maar dat hoeft hen er niet toe te brengen om ook intolerant te worden naar anders denkenden en anders gelovigen. Juist met kinderen niet te leren dat er verschillende godsdienstovertuigingen zijn en dat er verschillende uitingen zijn van geloof neemt men de kansen weg om een gezonde pluralistische maatschappij te worden. Dit is natuurlijk wat uiterst rechts niet wil, dat wij een gezond samenlevende multiculturele maatschappij zouden worden.

In zulk een samenleving wil Safai haar kinderen niet groot brengen, ook al komt zij denkelijk zelf uit een immigrantenfamilie, wil zij nu migranten beperkingen opleggen welke hun eigenheid moet wegnemen.

In pleidooien voor een hoofddoekenverbod, bijvoorbeeld, verklaart men dat die hoofddoek niet past in een samenleving zoals de onze waarin mannen en vrouwen gelijk zijn en iedereen respect geniet. Waarna de #MeToo golf ons duidelijk maakt dat we de eigen samenlevingen fors overschatten wanneer het op feitelijke gendergelijkheid en wederzijds respect aankomt. {De echte paradox van Popper}

merkt Jan Blommaert op.

Safai wil meisjes, jonge vrouwen en vrouwen in het algemeen het recht weg nemen om zelf te beslissen wat zij zullen dragen. Hierbij ontneemt zij de gelijkheid van keuze voor de vrouw. Als speeltuigje van de N-VA en extreem rechtsen duwt zij zo de vrouw verder in het hoekje, ook door de kansen weg te nemen dat die vrouwen met hoofddoek werk zouden kunnen vinden, mits het voor hen verboden zal zijn om in het openbaar of openbare functies een hoofddoek te dragen en zo zich te kleden zoals zij hun geloof interpreteren.

Foto: Paul van Welden

Iraans-Belgische tandarts en vrouwenrechtenactiviste Darya Safai (Teheran, 7 april 1975)

De uit Iran ontvluchtte tandarts en vrouwenrechtenactiviste mag dan wel in haar thuisland goede acties ondernomen hebben om het recht van de vrouw te verdedigen, maar is verkeerd te denken dat hier in België de mensen hetzelfde denken en handelen als in Iran. Het mag duidelijk zijn dat zij sporen draagt van de Irak-Iranoorlog die zij als zevenjarige mee maakte en waarbij ze regelmatig moest gaan schuilen bij bombardementen die ook dierbaren om het leven bracht. Ze beweerd ook van jongs af aan als meisje gevoelens van onderdrukking en onrechtvaardigheid te hebben ervaren, wat haar uitzinnig gedrag van vandaag ook mee bepaald. Naar eigen zeggen  zi het haar ervaring in de streng islamitische Iraanse samenleving die de kiemen van haar vrouwenrechtenactivisme deden ontstaan.

Safai beschrijft België als

“het land waar ze zich opnieuw vrij is gaan voelen”.

maar lijkt nu die vrijheid te gebruiken om islamitische families te onderdrukken als wraak voor haar geleden verdriet.

volgens haar gebruikt de Islamietische gemeenschap dezelfde verspreidings- en onderdrukkingsmethodes als in haar geboorteland. {Salafistische sprekers ook in Antwerpen welkom} Zij lijkt ook erg ingenomen met de apartheid die ingebakken is in de Islam en de vrouw andere plaatsen toebedeeld in een bijeenkomst ruimte. Zij kent natuurlijk niet de situatie hier in België in de jaren 1940-1960 waar dat voor ons hier ook heel normaal werd gevonden, brouwen links en mannen rechts in de kerk.

Voor Safai is er in België al lang een indoctrinatie bezig in koranlessen en lezingen, in de moskee, op sociale media, tot zelfs in onze scholen. Hierbij kan men de vraag stellen hoe het zo ver kan komen dat het in scholen zou plaats grijpen?!

Zij beweerd dat er zelf zedenpolitie hier in België zou rondlopen die indien ze moslims betrapt terwijl ze naar muziek luisteren, in de auto of zelfs thuis, dat dit voor hen zware gevolgen zou hebben. Nochtans zien wij genoeg moslims met oortjes in hun oren en met radio’s vol ‘bleirende’ islamitische, Marrokaanse of Turkse muziek  alsook met hevige rapmuziek die oorverdovend staat te brullen. Vreemd dat er dan daar niets tegen gedaan wordt en mensen dan niet hoeven te klagen van die vreselijke muziek.

Sietoebie denkt dat Darya Safai als markante stem in het islam­debat, ons wil wakker schudden.

“Ongelooflijk dat sommigen nog ­altijd zeggen dat de aanslagen niets met de islam te maken hebben.” Het sharia-gevaar is volgens haar veel dichter dan we denken. En ­erger: we onderschatten het. {Darya Safai – [Stof tot nadenken]}

Sietoebie en anderen mogen inzien dat er het islamisme is maar mogen dat niet verwarren met de politieke islam gebaseerd op de sharia, welke een verwerpelijke ideologie mag genoemd worden. Net zoals het nazisme en het stalinisme, is het nu met het neo-Nazzisme, Alt Right en andere extreem rechtse bewegingen onze samenleving aan het aanvallen.  En hierbij is Safai zulf in de handen van de verkeerde mensen gevallen en wordt er van haar handig gebruikt gemaakt voor een politieke agenda die ons onze vrijheden wil ontnemen en ons terug in een dictatoriale staat wil brengen waar geen plaats is voor democratie, vrijheid van meningsuiting, vrijheid van godsdienst of een multiculturele maatschappij.

Safai vergeet dat wij hier in het Westen een heel andere ingesteldheid hebben dan in het Oosten. Ook vergeet ze dat in West-Europa de meeste Europeanen al een mengvolk zijn maar die wel in hun Nationale en Europese tradities verworteld zijn. Wij ontkennen niet dat er ook in België vrouwen zijn die onderdrukt wordne. Maar dat gebeurd niet enkel bij Moslims maar ook bij atheïsten en zelfs bij mensen die beweren Christen te zijn. Onderdrukking van een ander mens is van alle tijden en zal niet zo vlug uitgeroeid worden.

Indien meer mensen ware God liefhebbende mensen zullen worden zal er minder verdrukking zijn. Dat zou Christenen zeker er moeten doen naar streven dat zij meer met hun geloof op straat komen en meer openbaar zullen prediken. In belgië en Nederland zien wij namelijk heel weinig mensen de opdracht van Jezus navolgen om uit te gaan en het evangelie te gaan verkondigen. Waar zijn al die verkondigers?

Safai maakt mensen bang voor mensen zoals de schrijver van dit artikel, die ook een baard heeft. Zij zegt

De boodschap: pas op voor de mannen met lange baarden en djellaba? {Darya Safai – [Stof tot nadenken]}

Goed dat zij zelf toegeeft

“Niet elke moslim is een potentiële islamist.
Diversiteit is mooi, ik kan zelf ook nog altijd serieus genieten van het Iraanse eten, de muziek en onze oudste en mooiste traditionele feesten. Maar als een cultuur of geloof vrouwen discrimineert of onderdrukt, dan is dat onaanvaardbaar. Dat vloekt met onze universele waarden.” {Darya Safai – [Stof tot nadenken]}

terwijl zij vergeet dat zij alle pogingen onderneemt om hier de ouderlijke keuzes te onderdrukken alsook het recht om naar eender welke school te gaan. Namelijk vergeet zij dat indien diegenen die een hoofddoek willen dragen of diegenen die volgens hun religie een hoofdbedekking moeten dragen en niet toegelaten worden in het Gemeenschapsonderwijs of in een Christelijke school, dan naar een eigen Joodse, Islamietische, Hindu of andere privé school moeten gaan waar er dan juist eigen ideologieën en indoctrinatie kan gebracht worden. Dat waarvoor zij eigenlijk zo bang is werkt zij nu in de hand. Zo is het ontoelaatbaar in dit land dat de Sikhs in Sint-Truiden nu geen school kunnen lopen in hun omgeving doordat er een hoofdbedekkingsverbod is. Joden zijn nu ook verplicht geworden om meerdere kilometers per dag af te leggen of om bij familie in te wonen ver van huis, om naar een school te gaan waar hun kippa is toegelaten. Dit pas zijn onmenselijke toestanden onze 21ste eeuw maatschappij onwaardig. Tegelijkertijd drukt het die onschuldige kinderen in een hoekje waar zij door ‘hun eigen scholen’ makkelijker geïndoctrineerd kunnen worden en juist misschien veel over andere godsdiensten en culturen niet zullen te leren krijgen, wat in het Belgisch onderwijs normaal wel voorzien is en degelijke scholen wel degelijk aan brengen.

We moeten onze kinderen juist weerbaar ­maken, ook en zeker kinderen uit islamitische gezinnen, door hen juist verschillen gewoon te laten worden en te verduidelijken. door juist te doen of er geen verschillen zijn maakt men de kinderen zwakkere en leert men hen niet met andere culturen omgaan. Alsook leert men hen dan niet om kritisch te kijken naar hun eigen religie en die religie van een ander noch leert men hen te beseffen wat de verschillen zijn in de variëteit van culturen en leert men deze niet naar waarde schatten.

Mevrouw Safai met haar bondgenoten doen er zeker niets aan om wijsheid te verspreiden (wat zij zo graag zou zien gebeuren). Wel is zeer duidelijk dat zij als een potentaat

“de opvoeding van ons nageslacht zelf in handen nemen.”

terwijl zij eigenlijk bedoeld dat zij en haar trawanten de opvoeding van anderen wil bepalen en dat iedereen naar hun eisen zal moeten plooien.

Toch beweert Safai

Tegelijkertijd moeten we onze democratie weerbaar maken tegen alles wat haar bedreigt. We mogen nooit toelaten dat islamisten de instrumenten van de democratie gebruiken om haar te ondermijnen.

Hierbij uit het oog verliezend dat zij en extreem rechts voor het ogenblik juist alles in het werk stellen om de democratie de nek om te draaien. Zij willen ook een eenheidsstaat voor het Kaukasisch ras met enkel plaats voor beperkte waarden en normen opgelegd in hun traditie, waarbij zij indruisen tegen veel wetten van God, maar waarbij hun wet boven alle wetten wordt gesteld.

Duidelijk genoeg laat De Wever zijn uitspraak zien hoe weinig hij in de Goddelijke Schepper gelooft en hoe weinig hij met godsdienstbeleving inzit. Voor hem mag zogezegd iedereen geloven in wat hij wil, maar waarom zijn zij, zijn politieke beweging en de andere politieke beweging Vlaams Belang zo hevig bezig om bepaalde gelovigen de mond te snoeren.

Uit de cijfers die Vlaams Belang onlangs in handen kreeg, blijkt dat er van januari tot november vorig jaar 186 keer een vrouw slachtoffer werd van verkrachting en hierbij doen ze alsof het allemaal om islamieten gat terwijl het juist hoofdzakelijk over blanke Belgen gaat. Er waren ook 3.732 vrouwen het slachtoffer van slagen en verwondingen, 201 van aanranding, 53 van doodslag en 8 van moord. De statistieken maken wel niet duidelijk om hoeveel unieke vrouwen het gaat of waar de geweldplegingen plaatsvonden – op straat, thuis of elders, alsook zeggen ze niets over de religie of de bevolkingsgroep waar die gebeurtenissen plaats vonden. Toch wil de partij ze gebruiken om de Moslims als zwart schaap te verdrijven uit hun witte kudde.

Zij die zich Christen willen noemen zouden best eens in eigen hart kijken en onderzoeken of zij de vredeshouding van Jezus wel aannemen en de agapè liefde ook wel uitdragen.

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Voorgaande

Voorbereiding op het belangrijkste weekend van het jaar 2018

Christians, secularism, morals and values

Secularism in France becoming dangerous for freedom of religion

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Aansluitende lectuur

  1. Nieuwkomers, nieuwelingen, immigranten, allochtonen en import
  2. Overdracht van mening te vrijwaren
  3. Religie en samenleving één geheel
  4. Werk maken van Godsdienstvrijheid
  5. Staat Europa voor vrijheid van godsdienst
  6. Motie over Godsdienstvrijheid
  7. Wat moet men nog geloven
  8. Politici handig gebruik makend van immigranten en jihad angst
  9. Het gevaar om niets te doen tegen de oorzaak en de kwaal
  10. Moeten Christenen over zich heen laten walsen
  11. Europa berispt de godsdienstvrijheid beperkers
  12. Boerka moet weg uit Frankrijk
  13. Verbod veruiterlijking van overtuiging
  14. Trinitarische zendelingen die Joden tot Christus willen brengen
  15. De familie Palache, Joden en Ontroerende onzin
  16. Voor Joden dezelfde positie als ieder volk
  17. At the closing hours of 2016 #2 Low but also highlights
  18. 2016 in review Politics #1 Year of dissonance
  19. Is Europe going to become a dictatorial bastion
  20. On French beach French police forces woman to undress in public
  21. France and the Burkini
  22. Where’s the Outrage Over Nun Beachwear? – The Daily Beast
  23. You are what you wear
  24. Does Banning Face Veils Help Us Fight Terrorism?
  25. French showing to the whole world their fear and weakness
  26. “Burkini” Ban Accomplishes Nothing Positive
  27. Islamism Rises from Europe’s Secularism
  28. Women in France running with naked bosom all right but with covered bosom penalised
  29. Not limiting others but sharing peace with all

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  4. Schorem voor democratie
  5. CTM 2018: Vrijheid als gist voor cultuur?
  6. Darya Safai [Stof tot nadenken]
  7. Wat moet men nog geloven.
  8. Dr.helmut kohl dissertation – Het is triest dat een groot deel van de bevolking ontrouw is aan de godsdienstvrijheid als het om moslims gaat, vervolgt Scheffer.
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