This outrageous act is one of national hatred and lifelong abuse.
“The attackers appeared to deliberately stage the attack on Israeli Independence Day, or Yom HaAtzmaut, supposedly for Palestinian ‘nationalist’ reasons.”
It’s hard not to hate these people, whom some have compared to the scum of the earth. The atrocities carried out by (mostly) Muslim men between the ages of 20 and 50 worldwide have brought us new depths of depravity, inhumanity, and evil that previously were left to the minds of horror writers and Poe enthusiasts.
The evil is real, and it’s becoming more prevalent. There is little doubt that life on earth is becoming more dangerous and harder to endure. Satan’s minions are becoming bolder and more proficient at torturing us, and it’s easy to just see all Muslims, or any group du jour, as evil themselves. Although some probably have given in to the dark side of life, we need to remember that PEOPLE ARE NOT OUR ENEMY. ALL People are created by God and have free will for good and for bad. It is the Father of Lies, the Prince of this world, who inhabits the dark and wreaks havoc on earth because he hates God and everything God has created. And as God’s pinnacle of creation, Man is his number one target.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he [Jesus] made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
So how are we to love the unlovable?
We must put it back into the spiritual realm and into God’s hands, because we can do nothing apart from Him. Only God can give us the right heart to love, and to be loving toward such a person. Perhaps it is a stretch to even think in these terms. It’s always appropriate to think in terms of the sacrifice Jesus made for each of us, by paying the price for our sin and that of these people, by dying on the cross instead of leaving us to God’s wrath. He calls us to be holy because He is holy. Since the Father loves all His children, we can choose to love as well.