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proselytize- to attempt to convert (someone) to another opinion, religious belief, etc.

force- physical coercion; violence

 

Examples of Forced religion:

02-27-10: Under the twisted theology of Juche (self-reliance), North Koreans are required to worship Kim Jong-Il and his late father, Kim Il-Sung, as gods (emphasis added). Yet within North Korea, a growing number of people are coming to know the true God who walked the earth—Jesus Christ. Risking imprisonment and even death, they quietly tell family members about Jesus. … they boldly refuse to denounce their faith in Christ or bend their knee to the dictator they are forced to call “dear leader.” www.persecution.com

 

"VOM contacts report that Christians are being told they cannot return to their homes or remain safe unless they convert to Hinduism."  -The Voice of the Martyrs, Special Update, December 2008

"The Sudanese Christians refuse to convert to Islam. They are also poor and cannot afford to pay for the high taxation of being Christians; therefore, they are dying by the thousands under the authority of al-Turabi."  -Islam and Terrorism, Mark A. Gabriel; (Raised in Egypt- in the midst of a breeding ground of Islamic terrorists.); page 173

"Native religious expression was outlawed in the [American] country. To practice a traditional form of worship was to risk a death sentence for many peoples." -Recovering The Sacred the Power of Naming and Claiming, Winona Laduke

Every movement - whether good or evil - sees children as the most important source of its future vitality and growth. Hitler organized a massive Hitler Youth movement, and Lenin, Trotsky and Mao had their own Communist youth armies. The radical Islamists are no different, training Palestinian children (practically from birth) to hate Jews, and glorifying becoming a shahid (martyr) for Allah. (Even King Nebuchadnezzar tried to mold the mind of young Daniel and his Jewish friends by subjecting them to "re-education," but Daniel remained steadfast in his faith!) www.cjui.org

"Although in 313 A.D. the emperor Constantine's Edict of Milan proclaimed Judaism to be, among others, a religio licita ("legal religion", two years later he forbade conversion to Judaism and declared that anyone found preaching Judaism to Christians would be burned alive."  - The Illustrated Atlas OF Jewish Civilization, 4000 Years Of History, Josephine Bacon; Martin Gilbert; page 125

Roman culture was not neutral with respect to the announcement of God’s reign in Christ. The Gospel of the kingdom is not just about a gift. It is about a change of allegiance. The declaration “Jesus is Lord” was understandably viewed as subversive and a threat to everything the Romans held dear. That’s why Christians had to die. That’s why tyrants such as Stalin and Mao tried to stamp out the Church. -The Threat of Jesus, by Rev. Robert Lynn

Communism is not founded in a disbelief of God. It is founded in a hatred for God.

Karl Marx, credited as the father of Communism, stated, ‘The idea of God is the keynote of a perverted civilization. It must be destroyed. ...I wish to avenge myself against the One who rules above..."

“Every religious idea, every idea of God, even flirting with the idea of God, is unutterable vileness ... of the most dangerous kind. ... Millions of sins, filthy deeds, acts of violence and physical contagions ... are far less dangerous than the subtle, spiritual idea of God.”  -Vladimir Lenin, communist dictator of Russia

It is written: [Jesus:] "Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come with swords and clubs?" -Luke 22:52

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Important Note: The true love of God through Jesus Christ/ Yeshua is NOT force or trickery- it naturally draws people together in unity! Some religions (faiths) kill their own people for conversion to another religion. NOT SO with Christianity; that is, freewill of the individual is sovereign. Parable: Lost Son . Sadly, Muslims practice killing of their own people for conversion to another religion. This is not trusting the power of love in action! It is the will of God for each individual to choose by which beliefs he or she will govern himself/herself. Anything less than this does not produce true and sincere loyalty. There is depth of knowledge in ones' heart and soul when this is claimed: "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord."  -Joshua 24:1  -Thomas Millington, Ambassador to Jerusalem

"God calls people freely to offer him their obedience.  Nothing is gained by imposing patterns of 'Christian' behavior on human beings whose hearts have not been turned to the Lord."  Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920); Christian History & Biography Issue 94

Christianity is not force, but, rather, an invitation which must be individually received:

"In reply Jesus declared, 'I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.'  'How can a man be born when he is old?' Nicodemus asked.  'Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!' Jesus answered, 'I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he be born of water and Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.'" -John 3:3-7   Born Again

"And now I will show you  the most excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I posses to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing." -1 Corinthians 13:1-3

 

The Christian Holy Scriptures say: "God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. ... If anyone says 'I love God,' yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother."  -1 John 4:16, 20,21

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."  1 Corinthians 13:4-8

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I [Jesus] will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls, For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30. 

 

 Only when the Cross stands alone, unencumbered with other religions, philosophies, or political ideologies, does it retain its power." -Hitler's Cross, Erwin W. Lutzer; page 196

 

The teaching*(1) that "The religion of the Jewish People is a parent religion of both Christianity and Mohammedanism" IS FALSE. What Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have in common is their "understanding" (references to Abraham, Moses, Joseph, David, and Jesus) of what constitutes scripture (The Divine will of God). "Jesus was Jewish. His disciples were Jewish. In the prevailing Christian view, the Bible was written by forty authors. Of these, thirty-nine were Jewish. The fortieth, Luke, was likely a convert to Judaism.  None of the earliest Christians believed that they were starting a new religion. They merely sought to spread the news that Jewish prophecy had been fulfilled by the arrival of the Jewish Messiah.  STANDING With ISRAEL, David Brog; ISBN 978-1-59979-050-3  On the other hand, from Islam's Quran, on the issue of Jews and Christians, it is written, "Do not take Jews and Christians for friends..." -Koran 5.51.  The Koran, (revelations of Muhammad 610-632 AD) refers to Christ Jesus only as a prophet intending to nullify His Lordship, and, thus, creating a new (false) religion apart from the historical foundations of Judaism. The work of Judaism/Christianity was finished on the Cross of Calvary where Jesus gasped his last breath saying, "It is finished" John 19:30; thus, fulfilling prophecy. Good News: Jesus did return to life three days later!  

(*1) Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion, Eastern and Western Thought, by W.L. Reese

 P.s.  Muhammad, the founder of Islam was a brutal murderer of people, unlike Jesus who loved all, and killed none!

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