22 July, 2005

Islam: Enemy Number One to the Church and Western Culture.


THIS SECTION OF COMIC STRIP speaks much truth that Christians as well as Westerners in general need to be mindful of. Islam is the fastest growing religion in our country and leaders (both church and state) are afraid of not being politically correct and refuse to denounce this religion as one of hate filled sword-prosalytation.

We, as Christians, need to understand what is the motivation behind such a religion. We also need to be on our knees in prayer and repentance for not having the missionary zeal to tackle this people group head on. (Muslims still remain to be one of the least evangelized people group in the world. Honestly, the Pigmys know more of Jesus Chrsit than the Muslims.)

So what could motivate such a hate filled religion such as this? A recent Banner of Truth Trust article deals with this very issue:


What Motivates the Bombers?

In the furore that has followed the London suicide bombings there have been affirmations from all our politicians and Muslim leaders that Islam is a religion of love and that the suicide bombers are aberrant misguided criminals and not true Muslims at all. However the suicide bombers would claim that they are the true Muslims dedicated to world domination for Islam.

Nasra Hassan in The Times 14th July documents in meticulous detail the fact that the suicide bombers, and the imams who teach them, believe that the first drop of the martyr's blood will wash away his sins instantaneously. On the Day of Judgement he will face no reckoning and he can intercede for 70 of his nearest and dearest to enter Heaven. In addition he will have 72 beautiful virgins of Paradise. The bomber martyr becomes a hero in his circles which means that all those who applaud him are guilty by association.The suicide bombers by their drastic actions send out a message to the world that Allah so hates the world of unbelieving infidels that he commissions suicide bombers to blow them to pieces.

That is in stark contrast to the good news of John 3:16, 'For God so loves the world (all the infidels) that he gave his only begotten Son that all who believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life.'

What is the origin of the Qur'an?
Muslims insist that Mohammed was the channel by which the revelation in the Qur'an came. They claim that Allah is the source and author of the Qur'an and Mohammed the agent to whom it was given. Mohammed was raised in an area where heretical Christian groups lived. Possibly he learned about Judaism and Christianity from merchants on the trade routes from Arabia to Syria. Does this explain his limited grasp of the Old Testament and the New Testament? His knowledge of the Bible was rudimentary. For instance in spite of the fourfold witness of the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Mohammed denied that Jesus died on the Cross.Christians believe that the Bible came not through one channel but through about 34 authors who lived over a time span of 1,500 years. What came by them has been tested for errors and these books form the canon or contents of the Bible.

The Old Testament forms a book of promise and the New Testament records and explains the fulfilment of the promises. This is important because central to it all is loving faithfulness. God is love. The Father loves the Son perfectly and the Holy Spirit loves the Father and the Son comprehensively. Those who are brought by faith into this triune family of love learn how to love from the Trinity. A monad cannot love because he is not relational and has nobody to love on his level. Moreover in a monad there is no room for diversity. Everyone must conform.

In Islam as we have witnessed over many years those who leave Islam are subject to the death penalty. The list of martyrs all over the world is miles long.The suicide bombers believe passionately in Islamic world domination. To justify themselves they must please Allah and for them there is no better way of pleasing him than by advancing his program and giving themselves up to achieve it. In this manner they believe they earn Allah's approval. But for Christians it is inconceivable that a God of love would approve and reward criminal murderous acts.

Is it possible to convert the suicide bombers from the error of their ways? That surely is necessary as well as the essential expensive measures that are now being made to try and protect society. Let us remember that there was a misguided Jew by the name of Saul of Tarsus. He was bent on vindictive persecution of Christians. Suddenly on the Damascus road he was converted. He became the great apostle Paul of the New Testament. My response to all this is to pray that potential bombers will be converted to Christ. This will not only make the earth a safer place for us all to live in but it will save these young men from hell which is the certain destiny of unrepentant murderers (1 Corinthians 6:9).

Thank you JameswLanning.com for your post as well as JWS for your truth on who the enemy is.

17 comments:

notliberal said...

There are less than 2 million Muslims in our nation. There are 7 million Arabs, which is the number cited by the press. However, the press fails to note that the vast majority of Arab's in America are Christians, mostly Caldeans from Iraq.

I'm not convinced it's the "fastest" growing religion in American either. I think Joel Osteen is.

notliberal said...

BTW, How come Janna gets "single and reformed...good cook too" and I get nothing? Aren't I single, reformed and a good cook? I'm highly insulted.

Nate said...

you dont want wackos chasing you down. i cant give away too mcuh.

steve you are the number one catch for the single guys...and all the ladies know it!

btw, put the cursor over your blog link on james site.

notliberal said...

Nonsense. If I had a nickle for each time one of the church gals showed the least bit of interest in me I'd be flat broke. Thankfully the office of lawyer pays a tad more, though not much.

Eva Lemmon..? said...

It doen't help that they are mostly minors, and the only truly elgiable one got married.

Eva Lemmon..? said...

You wouldn't want Sydne to be hitting on you now, would you?

notliberal said...

Zoe is the only female interested in me and I think she just wants a treat or a ball.

Janna said...

How come you don't worry about the wackos chasing ME down? I'm deciding if I should be offended, Nate...

Mark said...

Oh, keep it up. We've been trying to unload her for some time, every little bit helps.

John W. Sikma said...

wow, I encuraged this piece of art? I feel really influential. keep up the good work their Nate, keep spilling the truth

James w. Lanning said...
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James w. Lanning said...

I've always believed that the best way to convert Islamic terrorists is to kill them. 100% conversion rate on all dead Muslims

eChuckler said...

Oh, EVERY religion has been tagged as "the fastest growing" or "the second fastest growing" religion ever. Christianity, Judism, Buddhism, Tao, Islam, NASCAR, Scientology... They all claim to be one of THE fastest growing groups, ever.

Erika said...

Its ok NL, we all know you're a good cook...just not that pumpkin stuff you told us about!! I still want some bread!! Hmm, maybe some therepy would make you more desirable?

LOL Evie, that might be part of NL's problem!!

Janna, you probably should be offended. In fact, I'd advise running far away from the wackos!!

notliberal said...

Why do you think I make bread? I don't bake, I cook.

Jeff said...

James, That's a rather raptorish comment. I hope you're not serious. If you are, I hope you listened well to the sermon on July 24. Is/was that your motivation for wanting to join the marines?

Anonymous said...

I agree