Jesus said in Mathew 10:34-36, Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter in law against her mother in law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. In other places in scripture Jesus is described as a man of peace which seems to contradict this passage.
The Pope visited Arabia and made prayers for peace in Yemen. The solution is on the table. The Lubavitcher Rebbe in Brooklyn N.Y. declared in 1992 that the world has changed, the way to peace has arrived.
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov a Chassidic master who lived from 1772-1810 in the Ukraine taught, The world is a narrow bridge to cross over, most important is not to fear to complete the journey. There is no such thing as hopelessness. The World is in turmoil. With faith in God mankind can cross the river to World Unity and Peace walking on water.
I send to the world a message of World Peace and Unity consisting of all the main religions of the world united together in resurrection Moses, Jesus and Mohammed. Although all of these religions conflict and their scriptures may conflict, Moses in his resurrection unites them. They are united also in his Torah, the five books by Adam the father of all mankind. I call for an end of hatred and the beginning of true love and respect between all the families of the earth. My message is combined with the New Years Message of all the secular and spiritual leaders of the world.
Vladmir Putin spoke beautifully in his New Year Message. As the leader of his country one the great powers in the world he called for the unity of Russians and the improvement of the conditions of life in Russia. He emphasized Russian family life. He also showed his desire for world peace. He did not mention God in his speech but prayed for good luck and success. He showed that he is a humanitarian. He seems to be happy with the stability of his nation as a democracy. He didn’t mention any specific problems in foreign affairs like Ukraine, Syria, or Turkey.
It is good for mankind to attempt to solve the dilemma of today’s times. After the last two World Wars people are beginning to take more interest in their future. War teaches mankind the importance of peace.
We are after the tragedy and horror of the Second World War in which was killed over forty million people including the slaughter of six million Jews. Nationalism has always given an answer for specific communities of man religious and secular to create peace within the borders of their nation. The Nation of Israel which was established three thousand years ago became an example for all other nations of the importance of the establishment of courts of justice enforcing the commandments of God not to kill, not to steal, not to commit adultery, being innocent before proven guilty, etc. The Nation of Israel survived the pressures of other nations in their environment for eight hundred years until it was conquered by the Romans. During that time came the Assyrians, Baylonians, Greeks finally the Romans to confront the Nation of Israel until its destruction. Jewish Nationalism continued after the destruction of its holy temple through its religion even until today.
There are many reasons to hate Jews and Muslims for people living in a Free World and who love freedom because Judaism and Muslim religions are against freedom. Even Orthodox Christianity or Protestantism are also against freedom even though Jesus their God was the champion for freedom. In all religions there is racism. Judaism was the first of these religions and made a Jewish religious state in an age when the whole world was filled with paganism and lawlessness. There wasn’t in those days another choice for the leaders of the Jewish people other than to make a dictatorship with a King. All the other Pagan nations living in the world at that time were dictatorships with a King . The Jewish people under the leadership of Moses and Joshua made also a dictatorship with a King but the nation of Israel was governed according to justice the law of God which influenced other nations in the Modern World to adopt laws not to kill, not to steal. not to commit adultery people are considered innocent until proven guilty. However Jewish law did not include in it freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of speech like in democracy. The nation had to protect their people from the evil influences of the pagan cultures around them.
Understanding Sex Scandals in the Church Today
Sex conflicts in life exist from the time of Adam and Eve and are not new. Today there is a controversy about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church is not new but in the past was covered up. There are two ways of building a spiritual life with marriage and without marriage.