A.J. Castellitto
December 16, 2016
Muslims are NOT the enemy!
By A.J. Castellitto

"God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

Christians have only one enemy and that is Satan.

A majority of humanity living estranged from the one true God have neither the opportunity nor the freedom to experience the mercy of Jesus Christ. How can we be loving messengers of the Holy gospel if we are so busy engaged in an unsanctioned holy war? There is a time for struggle and persecution and there will ultimately be a holy war, but the Lord and his angels will lead that charge; in the meantime what good have we done? What mercy have we shown? Have we shared the gospel? Have we allowed our light to shine before men in word and deed?

What of the American and/or democracy loving Muslim who merely wants to live in peace. They may even share some of our traditional values, they simply lack the full picture of truth. They were never offered any kind of alternative. We needn't have the media nor the neocon define our enemy for us. The problem lies with those who seek to silence us or prevent us from forming bonds and relationships with those we are told to hate. Well, I don't hate them. I don't hate 'gays.' I don't even hate God haters for I was once one.

https://billygraham.org/story/former-muslim-david-nasser-muslims-are-not-the-enemies-but-the-prize/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/muslim-refugees-converting-to-christianity-in-germany-crisis-asylum-seekers-migrants-iran-a7466611.html

https://sofrep.com/45248/former-green-beret-muslims-not-enemy/

http://www.newsweek.com/2016/06/10/mohammad-gulab-marcus-luttrell-navy-seal-lone-survivor-operation-red-wings-458139.html

Satan seeks to lead us astray. In the name of secularism, atheism, sexual diversity and religious toleration we are drawn away from the love of God. Even those who identify as 'Christians' are guilty of chasing away the weary seeker and potential convert. Politicians and social engineers will make their play but in our hearts and minds lies a better way.

What was meant for evil could be wrought for good, if only we would let it...

"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

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A.J. Castellitto

A.J. Castellitto is a freelance writer who resides in NJ with his wife and five children. He holds a B.S. in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton and his writings have been published at The Center for Western Journalism, The Christian Post, Intellectual Conservative and Reformed Perspective Magazine.

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