The Sri Lanka Tragedy

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY APRIL 23, 2019

         THE ATTACK ON EASTER SUNDAY IN SRI LANKA AGAINST CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND 5-STAR HOTELS KILLED MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE AND INJURED HUNDREDS MORE. IT WAS COORDINATED AND NEWS REPORTS SAY OFFICIALS WERE WARNED IT WAS COMING TEN DAYS IN ADVANCE. SO WHY WAS NO PREVENTIVE ACTION TAKEN?

         INCREASINGLY, CHRISTIANS ARE UNDER ATTACK NOT ONLY BY MUSLIM TERRORISTS, BUT BY POLITICIANS. NO LESS A SOURCE THAN THE NEW YORK TIMES SAYS SO. WHY?

         PART OF IT HAS TO DO WITH TWISTED RELIGIOUS ZEAL, WHAT MUSLIMS BELIEVE IS A MANDATE FROM A FALSE GOD TO KILL PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY CHRISTIANS AND JEWS. ANOTHER PART HAS TO DO WITH AT LEAST A COUPLE OF THINGS JESUS SAID AND REPRESENTS. HE SAID HIS KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD. THE ISLAMIC KINGDOM IS OF THIS WORLD. AND JESUS REPRESENTS A THREAT TO POLITICAL LEADERSHIP, WHICH SEEKS TO BE WORSHIPPED IN THE PLACE OF GOD.

         INCREASINGLY CHURCHES ARE HAVING TO HIRE SECURITY FOR THEIR SERVICES. THIS IN ITSELF IS A TRAGEDY, BUT AS JESUS SAID, “IF THEY HATED ME, THEY WILL HATE YOU AND IF THEY PERSECUTE ME THEY WILL PERSECUTE YOU.” I’M CAL THOMAS.