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The Danger of False Teaching (3 of 7)
Series: The Contender - Jude
We continue our Wednesday night series through the NT book of Jude. Our series is entitled, The Contender and we will walk verse by verse through this powerful NT book.
*Terrorism has always existed in various forms. From political assassinations to high-profiled kidnappings to guerrilla warfare, history is full of men who have tried to enact change through violent means. But on the watershed date of September 11, 2001, terrorism reached a new level, when mercenaries from the Al Qaeda terrorist network hijacked four jetliners and used them as missiles. The resulting destruction of the Word Trade Center in New York City and damage to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. (along with the crash of the fourth plane in rural Pennsylvanian), killed more than three thousand people and dealt a severe blow to the American economy, raising the threat of international terrorism to an unprecedented height. In response, strict security precautions were put in place, especially for airline travel, model industries, and high-profile public events. Prior to September 11, the United States seemed blissfully immune to terrorist attack. But after the incredible collapse of the twin towers, Americans gained first-hand knowledge of terrorism's deadly tactics. In contrast to conventional warfare, terrorism presents a uniquely serious threat for two primary reasons. First, terrorists operate clandestinely. They are relatively few in number, remain hidden, and certainly do not wear uniforms. Their plans stay secret until after they strike, making their attacks very difficult to counteract. Second, terrorists are usually willing to die for their cause (often by suicide as they carry out their objectives). They are eager to sacrifice themselves for the sake of their mission. Thus the prospect of even the severest human punishment, such as the death penalty, does not deter them. ...
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