Posted 13:30 April5, 2007
Islam and the Jews.
Peter Farley wrote in his April 1 UFO Digest article, Islam and the Jews, that
the so called Guardians of the Galactic Federation of Light from the past
civilization of Angkor Watt and the Mother Earth Council, told Kosol, a
Cambodian man, that the both the Muslim and the Jewish faiths must be
"destroyed" in order for humanity to ascend to the next level of
consciousness. They said either they had to destroyed or transformed or they
would destroy the rest of us. They said that there should be "no mercy or
compassion" if we really were serious about ascending to a higher level of
consciousness and having world peace. While that seems to me a rather harsh,
unloving, heartless proclamation for such supposedly ascended beings, it does
reveal to me an important aspect of the continuing desire amongst all peoples
for peace amidst a world in constant turmoil.
What does the Bible tell us about peace especially in the turbulent Middle East? It says people cry,
peace, peace, but there is no peace (Jeremiah 6:14). It tells us that this
feud goes back thousands of years to the half brothers of Abraham, Isaac and
Ishmael. While it says that God made his covenant with Isaac (Genesis 17:19)
not with Ishmael as Islam alleges, and thus the Land of Israel belongs to God
and He will not let it be destroyed, it also says that this feud will continue
and culminate in the battle of Armageddon (Revelation 16:16). It says that
there will not be peace until the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, (Isaiah 9:6)
comes back to rule and reign from a rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem for 1000 years
The Bible also states that both the Muslims as well as the Jews need Jesus
Christ or they will continue to fight each other forever, eternally separated
from the one and only true God. Thus, as opposed to Farley's revelation that
both the Muslim and the Jewish faiths need to be destroyed for world peace,
the Bible says that all peoples, including the currently warring Jews and
Muslims, need to find the Prince of Peace because "all who call upon the name
of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13). Apparently, there is more mercy
and compassion in Christianity than amongst these Guardians of Light.
Both Judaism as well as Islam are works oriented religions that believe that a
person's good deeds must outweigh their bad deeds, but ironically in both
cases, only God or Allah ultimately decides who enters heaven or goes to hell.
There is no blessed assurance of salvation as there is to all who believe in
Jesus Christ like there is in Christianity.
According to the Talmud (B'rakhot 28b), even Rabbi Yochanan Ben-Zakkai, one of
the greatest rabbis in Jewish history, who after the destruction of the Temple
in 70 AD, convened the Yavneh Council to determine the future of Judaism, did
not know where he was going when he died. He prayed, was kosher, and was pious
more than anyone else and still he did not know.
"Now I am being led before the supreme King of Kings, the Holy One, Blessed be
He who lives and endures forever. If He is angry with me, He is angry forever.
If He imprisons me, He imprisons me forever. If He puts me to death, he puts
me to death forever. I can't persuade Him with words or bribe Him with money.
Moreover, there are two ways ahead of me-one leads to Gan-Eden
(Paradise-Heaven) and one leads to Gay-Hinnom (Hell) and I do not know which
one will take me. How can I do anything but weep?"
Thus, while Jews are mandated to do good works, even the most righteous of
rabbis did not know on his deathbed if he would go to heaven or to hell. It
was all up to God. This is very similar to Islam which is not surprising
because Muhammad was very influenced by the Jew's Torah, the Prophets, the
Talmud, the Midrash and even some apocryphal works.