Stumble Stone(Zionism)--Part 2
The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread, and he will be a sanctuary; but for both houses of Israel he will be a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare. (Isaiah 8:13-14)
So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.” (Isaiah 28:16)
PA piles on pressure to secure UN majority
While the peace negotiations with Israel do not progress, Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Interim Self-Government Authority (PA) signed a historic reconciliation agreement with Khaled Meshaal, the leader of the Islamist movement Hamas in Cairo and embarked on diplomatic arm-twisting exercises to urge the international community to recognize a Palestinian state at the United Nations in next September.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) will reorganize itself into the alliance organization of Fatah and Hamas, both to establish an interim government and carry out a general election within one year.
While Egypt is said to have mediated on unity talks between two rivals, Fatah and Hamas, a big change on the dynamics of politics and diplomacy is occurring in the Middle East today. The Assad Administration, which has been backing Hamas, has been shaken in Syria; while The Mubarak Administration, which hated Hamas, withdrew from Egypt's Government.
The PLO aims to establish in Palestine, that includes all territories which Israel has occupied, an independent nation in which Palestinians, who consist of Muslims, Christians and believers of other religions, and Jews coexist. Such an aim is the same answer that Jesus gave the Samaritan woman drawing water and this will free not only Palestinians and the Jews but also all humankind from the ordeal of the Stumble Stone.
Zionism is the original yeast
Zionism is not a monopoly of the Judaists. Zionism is neither evil nor good but it is like the original yeast that is lurking in the heart of every mankind. It could convert one’s heart into righteousness or evil. Therefore Jesus said to his disciples, "Be careful. Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees." (Mat 16:6)
Zionists of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Lamaists, Christians and Buddhists have battled for thousands of years, aiming to establish their kingdoms in every place in the world, including India, China, Russia, Europe, America and Japan. Even the military conquests of Nazi Germany, which had advocated "The master-race theory of Aryan superiority” and Japan, which took pride in being a race descended from God, are not exceptions.
Jesus was made to realize by the Samaritan woman that religion, which should release the people from suffering, often caused rival emotions and conflicts even among the Seed of Abraham. So he declared "My teaching is based on the glory I had with God before the world began and the ultimate love that transcends Abraham and even Adam and Eve” (John 16-17), on the evening of the day before he was crucified, saying "Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father." (John 16:25)
Advice of Professor Sand
As for Israel, she probably will not change her position for a while. However, it seems that quite a few Jews have already realized this.
Mr. Shlomo Sand, Professor of history at Tel Aviv University, has advised at the end of his book “The Invention of the Jewish People” saying, "The ideal project for solving the century-long conflict and sustaining the closely woven existence of Jews and Arabs would be the creation of a democratic binational state between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. -(omit)- But if it is senseless to expect the Jewish Israelis to dismantle their own state, the least that can be demanded of them is to stop reserving it for themselves as a polity that segregates, excludes, and discriminates against a large number of its citizens, whom it views as undesirable aliens." (Eko-an Hensho: 2011-05-26)
What is "Baptism with The Holy Spirit"?
According to the dialectic of the Gospel of John,
【thesis】 "A man can possess eternal life through accepting testimony of the Son of man and being baptized by him." (John 5:24)
【anti-thesis】 But "The one who comes from the earth cannot accept the testimony by one from heaven."(John 3:32)
How then can a man possess eternal life?
【synthesis】 "If you want to be baptized with the Holy Spirit, you can just go back to the word which was with God in the beginning (John 1:1) and certify that God is truthful. (John 3:33)"
When he said, "You are Huichao," Zen Master Fayan thrusted vivid Self in Huichao in front of his eyes. (The Origin of Christianity P.171)
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