Christian Terrorists ?

 

This is a two part reply. A reply to the allegations of a muslim defender that visited Dr Bulldogs blog and my second reply to the poster on Wikipedia’s who left this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_terrorism

In a recent debate on Dr Bulldogs blog I came across an odd fellow who made this startling accusation against Christians.

“Groups like the LRA, the KKK, the Sons of Freedom, and the Lambs of Christ are christian terrorist organizations. Why is it so easy for you to separate their actions from the Christian religion, when it is so hard for you to separate the actions of Islamic fundamentalist groups from the Islamic religion?”

I did not know how to respond to his claim originally. I had researched the LRA and KKK in the past and their ideology is far from the Christian Church. Later in Part two of my reply I will be listing and looking at the various groups mentioned by this commentor.

These are my answers whether or not the Christian Church has related ‘terrorist’ groups or if are they simply are criminal groups misusing Christianity as a cover for their immoral acts.

How can I separate actions of criminal groups from Bible believing Christians? Simple… Show me in the Holy Bible from the New Testament that Jesus commanded his followers to act on the various criminal acts mentioned. This is a major problem for the above muslim defender. He can’t find anything in the NT that indicates Jesus actions were violent or criminal, nor in the Four Gospels are we Christians commanded  to criminality. So those who proclaim Christ and yet are active in political terrorist groups are simply not Christian no matter what their claims.

 

Why is it hard for me to separate mujahedeen actions from Islam? Because of muhammads WORDS AND ACTIONS. His words are found in the quran, his actions found in the hadiths. Simply put… many (NOT all) muslims use violence and criminality to push islam as a system upon non muslims. If this was incorrect than websites like:

http://www.historyofjihad.com/

 

http://www.politicalislam.com/

 

http://inthenameofallah.org/Total%20War.html

Would never exist…

As he was defending the Islamic faith he chose the path of mis-information instead of being truthful about islam as a system and its violent present and past history he simply made up excuses to justify the bloodshed the system of islam has long held against its adherents and non muslims. In his defense he simply implied that Islam is a religion. In my debate I attempted to educate this non muslim that Islam is much more than merely a religion.

He used the typical muslim / atheist attacks using the Old Testament and portions of the New Testament to assume Christians are called to violence.

To first answer the above accuser. There is nothing in the teachings of Christ to validate violence against non believers. I pointed out this out in my debate with him that Jesus had no commandments to violence for his followers. Even if he had Christianity during the life of Christ would have been easily squashed by the occupying Roman armies in Israel at those times. I also pointed out that there is not political system in Christianity that has violent ideologies. Islam as an example is a complete system that allows for violence to be used in order to gain more converts for its socio-political system.

The teachings of Christ are very specific about violence:

Matthew 5:38-48

John 8:1-11

“Matthew 26:52  “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him,

     “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”

http://www.answering-islam.org/BibleCom/mt10-34.html

The teachings of Christ are specific on Human Governments:

Matthew 22:15-22

Luke 20:20-26

Romans 13:1-3 (King James Version)

Romans 13

 1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

 2Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

 3For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%2013:1-3&version=KJV

The actions of Jesus in the Gospels are not one of a criminal.

He healed people.

He gave food to the hungry

He cast out demons

He raised the dead

Jesus taught on Forgiveness

Jesus prophesied

Jesus forgave sins

How are these actions and teachings of Christ… beneficial to the ‘terrorist’?

These same groups or individuals forget the following Scriptures when they enacted criminal actions against others.

Romans 1:18-32

Works of the flesh:

Galatians 5:19-21

Our struggle is a Spiritual one:

Ephesians 6:12

The fate of murderers:

Revelation 21:8

Revelation 22:15

To conclude this section:

It’s very easy for people to create a militant group. Call it ‘Christian’ and to perform acts of the flesh using criminal actions like terrorism, murder, rape, sodomy, thievery and so forth.

But such actions go against the Life, Teachings of Jesus Christ and goes against Christian Theology and Doctrine.

People who claim that Christianity has its own militant groups MUST look beyond the claim of being Christian and look at that groups philosophy and actions before they try to lump it with Christianity or Christians.

This is my Second section dealing with the Wikipedia posting about this subject:

The author of the Wikipedia page says.

“Christian terrorism is religious terrorism by groups or individuals, the motivation of which is typically rooted in an idiosyncratic interpretation of the Bible and other Christian tenets of faith. From the viewpoint of the terrorist, Christian scripture and theology provide justification for violent political activities.[1]”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_terrorism

Are the LRA, KKK, Son’s of Freedom, Lambs of Christ followers of Christ or followers of demonic leaders? The following answers will show they are following their own sinful leaders not Jesus. Jesus did not give his Jewish disciples or the Gentile church any commandment to use political violence against those who do not believe in our Faith.

As we shall see the actions, news reports, eye witness accounts of the varied groups mentioned in this amateur post of mine will adequately show that the leaders and their followers have shamed Christ. These criminals are living up to the warning Christ gave those who would follow evil men.

Matthew 25:31-46

I will attempt to show each group despite their claims are not Christian but followers of evil philosophy and demon influenced men.

LRA:

 

Both Alice Auma and Joseph Kony claim to be Christian and yet their beliefs and actions are obviously not.

 

Alice Auma

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

 

“Book cover with photo Alice Auma (1956 – 17 January 2007) was an Acholi spirit-medium who, as the head of the Holy Spirit Movement, led a millennial rebellion against the Ugandan government forces of President Yoweri Museveni from August 1986 until November 1987. The primary spirit she purportedly channeled was that of a dead Italian army officer called “Lakwena”, meaning messenger, which the Acholi believe to be a manifestation of the Christian Holy Spirit.[1] The combined persona of Alice Auma channeling the spirit Lakwena is often referred to as Alice Lakwena.”

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Auma

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Spirit_Movement

 

 

“:Uganda (*)”

 

“The Lord’s Resistance Army, a sectarian guerrilla army engaged in an armed rebellion against the Ugandan government, has been accused of using child soldiers and committing numerous crimes against humanity; including massacres, abductions, mutilation, torture, rape, porters and sex slaves.[33] It is led by Joseph Kony, who proclaims himself the spokesperson of God and a spirit medium, primarily of the Christian Holy Spirit which the Acholi believe can represent itself in many manifestations.[34][34][35][36] LRA fighters wear rosary beads and recite passages from the Bible before battle, but some Islam is mixed into their beliefs as well.[37][38][39][40][41][42]””

How is it Christian to forcibly convert other Africans to Christ using criminal activities like murder, rape, abductions, enslavement etc? Also how is using familiar spirits and mediumship part of Christianity?

“The group was formed in 1987 and is engaged in an armed rebellion against the Ugandan government in what is now one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts. It is led by Joseph Kony, who proclaims himself the “spokesperson” of God and a spirit medium, primarily of the Holy Spirit, which the Acholi believe can represent itself in many manifestations.[3] The group adheres to a syncretistic[4] blend of Christianity, Mysticism,[5] traditional religion,[6] and witchcraft,[7] and claims to be establishing a theocratic state based on the Ten Commandments and Acholi tradition.[3][8][9][10] The LRA is accused of widespread human rights violations, including murder, abduction, mutilation, sexual enslavement of women and children, and forcing children to participate in hostilities.[11] The LRA operates mainly in northern Uganda, but also in parts of Sudan and DR Congo.[12][13]”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord’s_Resistance_Army

“Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”

 

“Date 1987–2009 “

 

“Location Northern Uganda, Southern Sudan, Eastern DR Congo, Central African Republic “

 

“Status: The LRA have been militarily defeated. Joseph Kony and two deputies with several dozen fighters remain in Eastern Congo but all military bases in South Sudan and Northern Uganda have been destroyed. The LRA may continue to commit attacks on Democratic Republic of the Congo civilians in the East.[1]”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord’s_Resistance_Army_insurgency

As You have read. How is it Christian to use African witches, spells and medium-ship for a rebel group? Simply put… Their actions and spirit worship demonstrate they are not Christian.

KKK:

The KKK and the so called ‘Christian Identity are part of several groups who teach race separation and assorted un Biblical nonsense. Here is a sampling of their writings.

“The Satanic Alliance of Christians and Jews”

 

“By Rachel Pendergraft”

 

http://www.kkk.bz/satanic_alliance_of_christians_a.htm

 

How is this organization Christian?

Here is their rhetoric for those ‘white’ Christians…

“Jesus Christ warned his disciples that the world would hate the Gospel. The reason is simple, there is a battle that is being waged between what the Apostle Paul called the “Children of Light” and the “Children of Darkness.”

 

“This hatred for our Christian faith, however, is manifested in two different ways.”

 

“On one hand we have the overt hatred of Bolshevism that gutted churches, toppled alters, raped Christian women and tortured ministers of the Gospel as it seized power in Russia, Cuba and other countries. That kind of hatred is plain, open and easily recognizable. “

 

“This kind of hatred is called anti-Christ.”

 

“The other kind of hatred is perhaps more diabolical as it works like a termite eating away at the Gospel until it is reduced to a meaningless philosophy of living. Jesus Christ was a good man and his most important message is that we are to love everybody! Those who believe in the absolutes of the Gospel are too extreme to be taken seriously. This form is not Anti-Christianity but Ante-Christianity. It is the replacement of Biblical principles with the philosophy of Secular humanism. It is the forerunner of the return of Christ and is known in scripture as the church of Laodicea (Rev 3:14) Laodicea in the Greek would be best translated as the Church of Human Rights. “

 

“In to this mixture we must understand that there is a transition taking place. People who are committed Christians and understand that Christ was not mere mortal, but was in fact the Son of God believes in the absolutes of right and wrong and that God alone is the law giver. These Bible based Christians know that homosexuality is a SIN, race mixing is a SIN, abortion is a SIN and obedience to civil authority above that of Godly authority is idolatry.”

 

“Unfortunately, these people are under attack by Liberals, Leftist, Socialists, Humanists, Jews and outright Communists.”

 

“As for mainstream Christians no matter how much they bow before the demands of this assortment of bigoted extremists, they can never satisfy them because of their beliefs (although mistaken on some points) in the Gospel. As a result, George W. Bush, John Ashcroft, and others who make the claim that the Bible and Jesus Christ should be the primary guidebook in political decisions are ridiculed and made to appear that they are not qualified to hold public office. And the national media joins right in, pointing out that they are mean-spirited and lack true Christian love for their fellow man.”

 

“This twist of Christianity can be seen at Temple University where Michael Mcavaravage attempted to offer a theatrical production showing the holiness and divinity of Jesus Christ. This was his way of protesting another theatrical production at Temple University that displayed Christ and His disciples as being homosexual. Did school officials applaud Michael? No! He was subdued in the administrator’s office and transported to the psychiatric ward of the university.”

 

“Another example of the growing hatred for the Gospel was seen in Michigan when a 15-year-old Christian student had had enough of the posters, speeches, and “Intolerance Free Zones” celebrating homosexuality. When he decided to wear a sweatshirt, which said “Straight and Proud” with a tasteful picture on the back of a girl and boy holding hands, he was hauled into the principle’s office and reprimanded. His parents were called and told he must never wear such hateful clothing again. The sweatshirt could lead to violence they were told.”

 

“People forget that the twin pillars upon which this nation was built are race and faith. Those Christians who attack us because of our loyalty to faith and race are now attacked for their loyalty to faith alone. Those Christians who snubbed their nose at White Racial Loyalists and walked with an air of self-righteousness because they were not racists are now under attack by the same anti-Christian element that attacked us. Yet we see the “Christians,” even while being attacked and ridiculed and smeared by the avowed enemies of the Cross, bow and scrape before their attackers in a vain effort to prove that they really do love everyone and are not to be confused with those evil racists. “

 

 

“In spite of the teaching of secular humanism, Modernism, and liberal theology, Biblical Christianity (The Old Time Religion and the Faith of our Fathers) is based on racial principles. We must pray that these (mainstream) Christians catch on soon…for the sake of their children. But whether they do or not, we will continue to fight for their children. We must not allow the children to suffer for the ignorance of their elders.”

http://www.kkk.bz/jesus_christ_warned_his_disciple.htm

Based on Race? Of course they neglect to mention THEIR Jesus is a white man and not born of a Jewish Mom  as the Four Gospels record. I also noticed they consider ‘race mixing’ is a sin according to them and yet so many kids are born to white mothers and black fathers, white fathers and Filipina or other asian mothers. Apparently God is not upset with the mixing of race or culture otherwise those couples would never produce offspring.

Next we find from Wikipedia:

“Canada”  The Sons of Freedom, a sect of Doukhobor anarchists

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_terrorism

http://www.doukhobor.org/Rozinkin.htm

“’Sons’ and Doukhobors”

 

“At the outset one must keep in mind that the ‘Sons of Freedom’ are not synonymous with Doukhobor. Although at times it may be difficult to distinguish these two groups, significant differences are nevertheless present.”

“Doukhoborism is a religion [or a social movement] (not a nationality) [or ethnic group]) which formally originated in Tsarist Russia around the 17th and 18 centuries. The essence of this religion is love of God as exemplified by the love of one’s fellow man. In other words, the universal brotherhood of all mankind is its main ideal. More specifically, the Doukhobor movement is a dynamic religion which does not employ the use of churches, icons and priests for enhancing spiritual values. In Canada, at the present time, there are an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 Doukhobors. “

 

“The ‘Sons of Freedom’ (Svobodniki), on the other hand. are a minority group of about 2,500 people — a splinter group in British Columbia. Although they like to call themselves the ‘true’ or the ‘Christian Community and Brotherhood of Reformed Doukhobors’, many of their actions are in fact contrary to the Doukhobor tenets. Therefore it is not only a misrepresentation of the facts to equate this minority group as Doukhobors but it is also stereotyping and discriminating against the generally peaceful majority group.”

http://spirit-wrestlers.com/

“Doukhobors are a sect of Russian dissenters, many of whom now live in western Canada. Since they arose as a peasant group in southern Russia with orally transmitted teachings and traditions, their origin is obscure. Their doctrines appear to have been at least partially derived from those of a 17th-century renegade preacher, Danilo Filipov, who dissented radically from the ORTHODOX CHURCH.“

 

“The Doukhobors rejected church liturgy, believing that God dwells in each human being and not in a church; they rejected secular governments; and practiced PACIFISM. They replaced the Bible with orally transmitted psalms and hymns, which they called the Living Book; these are sung to this day at the molenie (religious gatherings). Group decisions are made collectively at sobranie (community meetings). Doukhobors do not use any religious symbols at these meetings except for the display of bread, salt and water which represent the elements that sustain life. Some Doukhobors revere their chosen leaders, whom they regard as especially inspired by God, but Doukhobors generally believe that all people are equal because all have God within them. Many of them still live by the slogan coined by one of their leaders, “toil and peaceful life.” Most Doukhobors no longer live communally, but many are still vegetarians and all practice pacificism. “

 

“During the late 18th century the group was persecuted by the tsars and the Russian Orthodox Church for its heresy and pacifism. In 1785 an Orthodox archbishop called them Doukhobors, or “Spirit-Wrestlers.” It was intended to mean “Wrestlers against the Holy Spirit,” but the group adopted it, interpreting it as “Wrestlers for and with the Spirit.””

“In 1908 Verigin led most of his followers to southern British Columbia, where he bought land and established a self-contained community of 6000 members. Some Doukhobors split off to establish their own farms and became Independents. A tiny splinter, the radical Sons of Freedom, rejected any control by Canadian authorities and saw themselves as “ringing bells” destined to remind other Doukhobors to adhere to traditional values. To show their freedom from material possessions, from the 1920s onward they marched, burned their own homes, the homes of other Doukhobors and torched public buildings, rail lines and schools in disputes with the government of British Columbia over education and other issues. Many in this group were later imprisoned for nude protest parades. For this, they were imprisoned and their children taken from them. Mainly because of their opposition to military service, the War-time Elections Act disenfranchised several religious groups including Doukhobors and MENNONITES. The Doukhobors were disenfranchised in 1917, and again in 1934-55 partly because of their faith and adherence to pacificism which prevented them from bearing arms.”

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002376

Again are these groups following Christ or men? I think the answer is obvious!

“Lambs of Christ:”

“The Lambs of Christ From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”

“The Lambs of Christ, also known as Victim Souls of the Unborn Christ-Child, is an extremist pro-life organization in the United States. It was founded in 1988 by the Rev. Norman Weslin, a Roman Catholic priest and retired U.S. Army officer (Lieutenant Colonel). He was arrested on the Campus of Notre Dame University on May 15, 2009 while praying on the campus grounds.[citation needed]”

“The Lambs of Christ has been identified as a Christian terrorist organization.[1]”

“The group claims to be nonviolent.[2] However, members of the group have been linked to several incidents of violence, notably James Kopp, who murdered physician Barnett Slepian in 1998.[3]”

“References:”

“^ See Bader, Eleanor J., and Patricia Baird-Windle, Targets of Hatred: Anti-Abortion Terrorism (2001: Palgrave Macmillan).”

^ “The Shouting of the Lambs.” (May 4, 1992). Time. Retrieved April 16, 2007.”

“^ National Abortion Federation. (2007). “Anti-Abortion Extremists: James Kopp.” Retrieved April 16, 2007.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lambs_of_Christ

However according to ‘Lambs of christ’ website:

“Fr. Norman Weslin”

“Father Norman Weslin is a missionary priest of the Oblates of Wisdom. He was ordained in 1986 by Juan Fremiot Torres, his incardinating Bishop of Ponce, Puerto Rico. His superior is Monsignor John F. McCarthy, who served on the Roman Curia at the Vatican in Rome. “

“Prior to ordination, Norman Weslin served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and retired after twenty years of active military service. He was a paratrooper, commander and chief of a war plans division on the General Staff. He was the Operations Officer responsible for the Army nuclear-tipped missile defense of New York City, Chicago and South Korea.”

“While in the Army, Norman Weslin married. He and his wife Mary adopted two children. He currently has two grandchildren and one great grandchild. He and his wife became involved in the pro-life movement early in their marriage, and they started Birthrights, Life Support Centers, and political action committees in an effort to stop the killing of Jesus’ babies. In 1980 Mary died in a tragic automobile accident. Norman then decided to convert his home to “The Mary Weslin Homes for Pregnant, Unwed Mothers.” Since then, over 300 mothers have lived in his Homes. Many of these mothers were reconciled with their families before giving birth to their babies. 226 babies were born directly through the Homes in the hospital – under doctors’ care.”

“After his wife’s death Norman decided to join the priesthood and became a missionary priest. One of his experiences in the priesthood was to work with Mother Teresa for a nine-month learning experience counseling alcoholics and drug addicts in the slums of New York. Father had been an alcoholic for twenty years prior to this assignment, but he has been recovered for more than thirty years now.”

“Father Norman has been faithful in fighting abortion his entire adult life. After twelve years of picketing killing centers and sidewalk counseling, Father realized that we could not stop satan’s multi-billion dollar child-killing industry by ourselves – but that Jesus could and would if we made the sacrifice of confronting satan directly at the killing centers.”

“Father has been to prison 70 to 80 times as a result of peaceful, non-violent efforts to place his body between the killer and Jesus’ babies. His last jail term was a five-month sentence in Federal Prison. “

“Father Norman has faced four federal charges for praying on his knees on a public sidewalk in front of a Planned Parenthood killing center. He is committed to stopping satan from killing Jesus Christ’s babies while they are still helpless in their mothers’ wombs.”

http://lambsofchrist.net/

In recent months a well known abortion doctor was killed. Father Weslin’s team had this to say:

“Statement on the Death of George Tiller”

“We Lambs of Christ were very shocked to hear of the death of abortionist George Tiller. We offer our sincere condolences to his family. We do not advocate the taking of any life, no matter what the circumstance. God is the author and creator of all life, and as such He should decide when anyone will leave this earth. As Cardinal Justin Rigali, on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, stated, “… killing is the opposite of everything we stand for, and everything we want our culture to stand for: respect the life of each and every human being from its beginning to its natural end.” We could not have said it any better. We do not advocate killing of any kind – not from abortion, euthanasia, violence, war, or any other evil. It is unfortunate that a misguided soul felt he needed to resort to killing.”

“The Lambs of Christ are non-violent victim souls for Jesus Christ. Our main focus is to pray outside abortion facilities to try to stop satan from killing Jesus Christ’ babies while they are still helpless in their mothers’ wombs. We never react to physical provocations, and we are known to become helpless victim souls as a way of uniting ourselves to the helpless baby being killed by abortion. Violence serves no purpose.”

“We pray for the soul of Dr. Tiller and for his family.”

http://lambsofchrist.net/

So these folks who claim to be ‘pro life’ are terrorist?

All they are doing is protecting the unborn… not committing violent acts. I have read that individuals involved in the group previously did commit violence but again is there an ideology behind that violence from Christianity? No of course not.

But according to Time Magazine.

“The Shouting of the Lambs”

“Monday, May. 04, 1992”

“Their name suggests an order of nuns, perhaps, or a sect of Christian pacifists. But the Lambs of Christ, in the words of one pro-choice leader, are “wolves in sheep’s clothing.” Although not so widely known as Operation Rescue, the Lambs may well be the most zealous and aggressive of the pro-life organizations that seek to shut down “killing centers” (abortion clinics) by intimidating protests that result in arrests and jail sentences for the protesters.”

 

“In communities across the U.S., from Asheville, N.C., to Fargo, N. Dak., the nomadic Lambs of Christ have focused attention on themselves and their targets with now familiar tactics. Whenever possible, they will enter an abortion clinic, or at least blockade it. Using heavy Kryptonite bicycle locks, they chain themselves to concrete blocks or automobile steering wheels and then go limp, making it difficult for police to remove them. When arrested, they usually refuse to give their names — and they are more than willing to do jail time since that puts a financial burden on local law-enforcement systems. The Lambs will stake out the neighborhood where a clinic doctor lives, informing one and all that the practitioner is a “babykiller.” They have offered money and shelter to pregnant women, asking that they forswear abortion.”

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,975442,00.html?iid=digg_share

Other examples of deviant groups who use violence while claiming to be Christian.

National Liberation Front of Tripura

 

“Formation “

“The National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) was formed on March 12, 1989, with Dhananjoy Reang (former Vice-President of the Tripura National Volunteers) as its ‘chairman’. Reang after being ‘expelled’ from the NLFT in 1993 formed a separate outfit, the Tripura Resurrection Army (TRA), but surrendered in the year 1997. After Reang’s removal, Nayanbasi Jamatiya became leader of the outfit and later Biswamohan Debbarma took over. However, another split occurred in September 2000 following differences between the Halam and Debbarma tribal members of the NLFT. Thus, the Borok National Council of Tripura (BNCT) was formed by Jogendra alias Joshua Debbarma. Personal ambitions of the leaders and parochial religious considerations are believed to have caused yet another split in 2001 when Nayanbasi Jamatiya and Biswamohan Debbarma parted ways from the parent outfit to have factions of the NLFT under their respective leaderships. Further, the fourth split is said to have occurred in June 2003 when Biswamohan Debbarma was deposed allegedly at the behest of NLFT’s patrons inside Bangladesh and Mantu Koloi was placed as the leader of that faction. Debbarma is reported to have subsequently set up separate camps on the Tripura-Bangladesh border with his followers. “

“The NLFT was outlawed in April 1997 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, following its involvement in terrorist and subversive activities. It is also proscribed under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), 2002.”

http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/tripura/terrorist_outfits/nlft.htm

“The Aims and Objectives of the National Liberation Front of Twipra.”

“1 The immediate object of the party is to overthrow imperialism, capitalism and neo-colonialism from the Country with armed struggle for distinct and independent identity of the Borok civilisation of Twipra. “

“2 To liberate the Borokland Twipra complete freedom and transform a People’s Republic Government with a view to established the true Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity in the state. “

“3 With a view to free the Borok Nation from the socio-political and economic exploitation, oppression, suppression and neo-colonisation shall be set up an organisation which through village mobilisation and indoctrination classes inspirit and instill nationalism and socio-politico and economic consciousness among the illiterate, uneducated and ignorant Borok people of Twipra. And for furtherance of the cause of the traditional indigenous culture and beliefs of the people through seminars, discussions, literature, education and other project of public utility. “

“4 To send observers or participants delegates to national and international seminars, conferences or training programmes and to improve the channel of communication for National Liberation in alliance with other armed revolutionary organisations of the oppressed aboriginal nationalities of the world through discussion, publication of books and journals and other such media. “

“5 To open literacy centres and library at a place where the local committee of the party is located for the purpose of publicity and to assist other organisation recognised by the central committee of the party as socio-religio-cultural organisation in the establishment of such new projects or strengthening existing projects. “

“6 To encourage among men/women in setting up trading centre through the social reformation in different places of the country or abroad. “

“7 To create funds for the welfare of the masses, especially for the emancipation from the poverty of the Country.”

http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/tripura/documents/papers/nlft_const.htm

Did you notice their Fifth aim? “central committee of the party as socio-religio-cultural organization.” In other words they are creating a theocratic government that seems to have little to do with Christianity. After all Jesus did not create a political, economic, or society in his followers. His first followers were Jewish and had to live under Roman rule within their Jewish culture and society. In that Jesus did not create a Theocratic belief system.

Thier actions of the NLFT are recorded as thus:

“India rebels ‘making porn films’  “

“By Subir Bhaumik “

“BBC News, Calcutta  “

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4190570.stm

How are their actions with making rape porno films good Christianity? It isn’t…

There are a lot of links that discuss the deeds of the NLFT which can be found on yahoo.com. I am personally sickened by their claims of being Christian and yet enforcing a theocratic style government on Hindus and others in India. I CONDEMN their claims and actions as ANTI Christian!!

Of course there are other deviant groups that I could mention. Branch Davidians come to mind.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branch_Davidian

In CONCLUSION:

Modern Twenty first Century Christianity has no violent ideology and no Theocratic political system within it to force OR enforce forced conversions of non Christians.

Here are definitions of Christian and Ideology…

“Definition of Christian “

“krɪstən/  Show Spelled Pronunciation [kris-chuhn]  Show IPA”

“–adjective”

“1. of, pertaining to, or derived from Jesus Christ or His teachings: a Christian faith.  “

 

“2. of, pertaining to, believing in, or belonging to the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ: Spain is a Christian country.  “

 

“3. of or pertaining to Christians: many Christian deaths in the Crusades.  “

 

“4. exhibiting a spirit proper to a follower of Jesus Christ; Christlike: She displayed true Christian charity.  “

 

“5. decent; respectable: They gave him a good Christian burial.  “

 

“6. human; not brutal; humane: Such behavior isn’t Christian.  “

 

“–noun “

“7. a person who believes in Jesus Christ; adherent of Christianity. “

 

“8. a person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ: He died like a true Christian.  “

 

“9. a member of any of certain Protestant churches, as the Disciples of Christ and the Plymouth Brethren. “

“Origin:”

“1250–1300; < L Chrīstiānus < Gk Chrīstiānós, equiv. to Chrīst(ós) Christ + -iānos < L -iānus -ian; r. ME, OE cristen <“

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Christian

And Definition of ideology

“n. pl. i•de•ol•o•gies”

“1. The body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual, group, class, or culture.”

 

“2. A set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system.”

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ideology

Jesus our Lord, Our Teacher gave no militant or political ideology or commands but to be at peace with others around us and tell others about him. We were never allowed to use violence to force others to join us. We are simply to help provide for those around us as we are able to do so.

The various groups who have ‘borrowed’ the term Christian and reacted with immoral criminal actions against their own country men have done great damage to the Church. Thereby it is easy for me to distinguish between TRUE Christian. And Anti christian.

As Christians:

We should UNIVERSALLY CONDEMN ANY GROUP that calls itself Christian and uses violence and criminal actions to promote itself.

PRAY for the Victims of these terrorist groups.

Supply the needs of the Victims.

Food

Water

Shelter

Provide clothes

Mental health counseling

Spiritual Counseling

Doctors of Medicine and equipment to help with the physical healing

Education for employment

ASK FORGIVENESS to God and to the Victims of those Anti Christian cults who are damaging Christianity with their false teachings and terrorist actions.

As Christians we were supposed to help those who are poor, uneducated, and suffering. It is high time for the Church of Christ to go back to its original mission and stop forgetting others!

Epilogue One:

A question that can come up is:

“Can Christians become violent?”

And unfortunately the answer is yes. Christians, muslims, hindus, wiccans and all other religions have a common element.

We are all flawed human beings.

Christians are as human beings have to cope with the same types of feelings and desires everyone else has to deal with during the course of their lives.

I wish Christians would not have to defend ourselves with weapons. Circumstances in our Twenty First century are such that Christians must band together to survive. If we donot…  than Christianity may not survive the next 100 years.

Christians are allowed to defend ourselves as needed. But the use of violence to force others to join us is Un-Biblical and goes against the teachings of Christ.

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