|You bring out some interesting points. He reveals himself as He chooses and it is because of Him that we exist in the first place. Your points about the various peoples shows the pride that is so much in each of us i.e. that we think we are "special or knowledgeable" above our fellow man. If there is a "specialness" it is His choosing, not because of anything special about us, individually or corporately.|
A friend used to say to me, "It's not about you. It's about Him." There's no getting around this. Mankind was created for God's purpose;not vice-versa. When we see tragedies like the WTC bombing, we need to consider rather than assume the problem and solution is simply man-made.
As a christian, I believe I will be with Him when this life ends. I believe this because I've received Christ as my Lord and Saviour as expressed in Rom 10 and John 1. Nevertheless, the initial "contact" whether to a person or persons is started by God. How can I see this as being "special or chosen" based on anything I've done? I can only attribute this to God's grace. I take no pride in this but rather am exceptionally humbled by it all. At the same time, I realize that everything has an origin and Christianity as well as Islam was rooted through the Jews. There is an indebtedness if you will.