texasaggie posted a comment · Jan 26, 2018
Well said, Dr. Brown!
René Fries posted a comment · Jan 24, 2018
Excellent article. However, some historical remarks: "God did promise the physical land of Israel to the Jewish people before the Law was given at Sinai" - First of all, God [or Yahwe (who until around 600 BC had a spouse called "Ashera"), or Numbakula, or Manitou, or Boaitjia, or Viracocha, or Allah (who in default of a son, had daughters)] is but a hypothesis, one, furthermore, which by its very nature is unproven/non provable. This is not to say that He does not exist, though. Then, what certainly never happened was precisely the said "promise (of) the physical land", because it was not earlier than around the year 1100 BC, that some indigenous Canaanite tribes made an alliance later called "Israel" (some Egyptian sources refer to that name shortly before this happened, which points to a phenomenon of "name-giving" widely seen in history, but this would lead me too far here). Anyhow, the scientific series "Inârah" published by Schiler Verlag, Berlin - up to now: 8 books richly illustrated, totaling 5473 pages - and treating about the historical sources of "Islam" (main result: "Muhammad" never existed), painstakingly goes through each and every historical evidence currently available, so for the present case, see "Vom Koran zum Islam", Schiler Verlag, Berlin 2009, pp. 60-61. But, as quoted from the said pages, "Israel" was made up from INDIGENOUS Canaanite tribes. This fact alone debunks each and every other claim currently made by the "Palestinians" [I put that word between brackets, for "Zahir Muhsein, PLO executive committee member said, March 31, 1977, in an interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw: 'The Palestinian people does not exist'. However, "(t)here is evidence that many 'Palestinians' who have lived in Israel since earlier times are actually descendants of Jews who converted to Islam rather than leave their homeland. There is evidence in family names, Jewish customs preserved, tradition and even DNA evidence" (http://www.wildolive.co.uk/who%20are%20palestinians.htm)]. Then, yes, of course, "the greater cause (of all Palestinian sufferings) is the Palestinian Muslim leadership" As to the wide-spread historical antisemitism, yes, the Catholic Church (to which I belong, being church-goer every Sunday) had good reasons to officially apologize; but historical evidence shows that "religious" motives merely served to "justify" greed and envy and every other irrational feeling; on the other hand, as F.X Seppelt points out, there never was any pogrom in the papal State as long as it existed. I'm very glad to read about "around the world, (...) are Muslims coming to Jesus in unprecedented numbers", although, for Germany more specifically (as a Luxembourger, I read and speak German fluently), I've read time and again about Muslim refugees mistreating their fellow Christians, see for instance https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article157586994/Muslimische-Fluechtlinge-bedrohen-Christen-mit-dem-Tod.html. PS: I first intended to put this comment under https://www.christianpost.com/voice/why-a-palestinian-christian-is-wrong-about-jerusalem.html but there, one only can log in via THE SUPREME HORROR, namely Facebook.