Brother Rick is angry, he writes, “Please understand that I am very angry, I am very close to withdrawing my financial support from Rescue Christians.”
And why is he angry? He adds his complaint, “Ted has posted this expose of Martin Luther; How in the world did shoebat.com become a Catholic blog?”
So what does our love for Catholics or our critique of Luther have to do with pulling support for the Christian martyrs?
If my house catches fire, I do not dial 911 asking the operator “No Catholic fire fighters please, I am Evangelical.” I could care less who puts out the fire.
We rescue Catholics and Protestants of all feathers. We are not running a hospital in which one can call a Catholic Priest to pray for you, or if you are Evangelical, call only an Evangelical pastor, for God forbid if a Catholic prays for you.
Jesus did not command us to rescue only Baptists, Southern Baptists, Presbyterian, and non-Charismatic Messianic since we do not believe that speaking in tongues is for our times …
Now I will get Charismatics complaining that tongues is in the Bible.
The only tongue I speak here is the Blood of The Saints and of the Martyrs of Jesus Christ.
When Muslims kill Christians, they don’t have arranged colored lines that when the announcement for their beheading comes, the bearded fanatic announcer would say, “Baptists: black line, Presbyterian: blue line, Catholics: green line …”
They will all have nothing but lines of red blood running like a ravine and they will kick heads like soccer balls as you can see here:
Would it be proper to get complaints from Americans who prefer Football to Soccer?
While we continue to disagree, we need to agree to unite against such common enemy while we squabble over the differences between denominations, but what does that have to do with “withdrawing financial support from Rescue Christians”?
When Christ gave His example, He honored the Samaritan, not the Pharisee. Similarily, He could care less if you are Catholic or Protestant evangelical when it comes to aiding the persecuted brethren, He cares about what you have done in giving them cloths when they are naked, food when they are hungry and support when they are in prison. (Matthew 25)
And may I ask; is it a Christian custom to let your right hand know what your left hand is doing when you give or when you stop giving?
Let me say this; Martin Luther is dead, but Christ lives forevermore.
Should I emulate Christ, or Luther? Luther had so many faults; we can discuss them and move on. We even criticized the Pope in previous articles but no Catholic complained.
Why then can’t we critique reformers? Is my salvation dependant on my love or hate for Luther, or my love or Hate for Christ? However, Luther did write treatises titled On the Jews and Their Lies, which was heavily used by Hitler’s Alfred Rosenberg, the head ideologue of Nazism. Can we Christians deny this, especially if we claim to love the Jews?
But can we truly say that we can love Jews while we hate Catholics? For Rick’s sake, I will be writing a book on how to love Jews and Catholics. Our website is Christian; pro-Jews, pro-Evangelicals, pro-Catholics and is a rescuing operation for persecuted Christians. On top-of-it-all, we also have a secular mission to investigate what our enemies say in Arabic.
Can we have better things to squabble over besides the most popular complaint:
“I’ve seen many youtubes where Walid expresses belief in the Rapture as currently understood by evangelical Christians in America. Then I’ve seen other youtubes where he laughs that Americans only believe in the Rapture because they want to escape persecution.”
Indeed, I can’t see it a Christian thing to want to rapture solely because of persecution, but I do see it proper to wish for any Rapture in order to avoid the great tribulation. Must we start schisms within schisms over Rapture timings? This is only an American thing; I have never ever heard of any eastern Christian squabbling over the Rapture, it’s only in America thing.
It serves me nothing if people support or withdraw support, it simply hurts the souls who are martyred; I get zero cents from such donations.
In reality, we are serving Rick and not the other way around; we are helping Him to have something to discuss the day he meets Jesus.
But who is more worthy of attention; the Christians on their way to be martyred or the hemorrhoidal complaint I get from squabbling Americans who love to bicker, morn and complain if anyone offends their idol teacher, bestselling author or the Hawaiian cheap shirt dressed pastor selling cheap faith; all the while the un-bickering Christians are being slaughtered in the East?
Greasing wheels that squeak is a western thing; its not what Jesus does in Matthew 25:14-25. In these verses, He throws the squeaky wheel that did not have mileage into the dumpster where it is burned.
Let us then strive to save what the Muslim locusts have eaten in Egypt, Syria, Africa, Iraq, and elsewhere. Please Donate now and save Christian lives. Also, I want to thank, from the bottom of my heart, all those who have supported us.
Your brother who loves you still,