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Comparing the Beliefs of Terrorists to the Truth

What Do Terrorists Believe?
What is the Truth?
Terrorists think that getting rid of the people in power will solve all their problems.
  • Just as one pill cannot cure all diseases, one kind of action cannot cure all problems.
  • God has placed Jesus “far above all rule and authority, power and dominion” (Ephesians 1:21, NIV). We can trust in Him. (See Proverbs 3:5.)
Terrorists believe conquering powerful people will bring justice. Many times in history, when an unjust government was forced from power by terrorists, a more unjust one took its place.
Terrorists think overcoming people in power will mean success. Jesus said, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (Mark 8:36).
Terrorists believe the way to get desirable things is to change the world by committing acts of terrorism. “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).
Terrorists hope that committing acts of terrorism will satisfy them. Terrorists who hurt people may feel guilty for the rest of their lives. The families of many terrorists and the families of the people they hurt will be sad because of the evil the terrorists have done.
Terrorists sometimes think that killing people is a service to their religion. Jesus said, “The time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service” (John 16:2). However, He said that those who do such things do not know God. (See John 16:3.) God’s Word says, “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13.)
Terrorists believe in using anger, hate, and violence to get power. The real secret of power over evil is love, mercy, goodness, good character, and servanthood as Jesus taught. (See Matthew 5:1–14.)