Why They Blow Themselves Up

September 18, 2008

“You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation [Jesus] is from the Jews.” – John 4:22

There was an article in a 2002 edition of Time magazine written by a Palestinian medical doctor explaining why Islamic terrorists blow themselves up. He said they commit these acts (a practice the physician actually defends!) because of a desire for revenge against the Jews whom they believe have oppressed them for hundreds of years. Also, the suicide bombers believe that the teachings of Mohammed imply they will have an automatic ticket to paradise if they sacrifice their lives to destroy Jews and those who support Israel.

Here is one of the dramatic differences between their messenger and our Savior: Mohammed personally beheaded over 600 Jews who refused to convert to Islam. Jesus never killed anyone; in fact, He died to save everyone! He died to reconcile us with God, so that we can have the opportunity to spend eternity in Paradise with Him. Jesus paid the full price for our entry into heaven. It’s a free gift, available for all who choose to accept it. Even the Islamic terrorists.