Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mission 2013 # 12. Bitter Revenge

In 1824, the Prussian government decreed that a long-standing practice that Non-Christians could not attend schools was to be enforced. A Jewish attorney named Hirschel, who lived in Trier, Germany, converted to Christianity in order not to be discriminated.

Hirschel’s six-year old son Karl could not understand the situation. The boy asked his father: "Why must we surrender our Jewish faith and start to attend Lutheran services here in Germany?”

The father replied, "Son, we must abandon our faith so that people will accept us and support our business adventures!" The young lad never got over his disappointment and bitterness. His faith in his father and in his religion were crushed.

After Karl graduated from the Berlin University, he went to England to study at the British Museum where he formed his philosophies for life. From those intensive investigations he wrote a book that changed the world called, "The Communist Manifesto”. From that book one-third of the world fell under the spell of godless Marxist ideology. The name of that little boy was Karl Marx. He influenced billions of lives for more than 100 years and brought to them ruin, imprisonment and death.

Bitter roots cause us to make judgements of legalism, justice, penalty, pain and death. Little Karl Marx never forgave his father, the government, businesses, people in authority, etc. His bitter judgments led to the death of millions and the destruction of many nations.

It is especially important to keep bitter, angry people out of places of authority. Vengeful men and women in government, military, police and churches do unimaginable harm for generations. They attack men and women who are successful, productive and well off. They are jealous, covetous  and unforgiving.

Those who have read or watched Les Miserables will immediately see these characteristics in one of the characters. Which one do you think it is?

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