by Mike Oppenheimer
In our quarterly newsletter we cover various topics that affect the Church. We have a place to cover Islam"s growing influence that is always in the news. It is something that not only affects the world but the church.
This newsletter focus" fully on Islam because of the recent events and what I believe is a growing threat of what is going to take place. The world is changing and we need to be aware of what it is changing into.
John Brennan is the Director of the CIA and former chief counter terrorism advisor to U.S. President who in 2009 said, "how you define a problem shaped how you address it." He then says the president does not define Islamic terroristic acts as terrorism. If it is not terrorism how do you address it?Â As a crime, they are categorized as criminals not terrorists.
Consider that the administration put the fort Hood massacre in the category of work place violence. It will be proven that it was terrorism by the very man who caused it. His defense; the soldiers were a threat to the Taliban. We will learn about Islam and what it does to its own. It may be one of the last teachable moments for our country.
When Brennan was sworn in at the White House he departed from the traditional practice. He had his hand on a copy of the Constitution " before it included the Bill of Rights " and not a Bible. He used a copy of the Constitution that did not include the Bill of Rights, that did not include the First, Fourth, Fifth, or Sixth Amendments. Is this the constitution Brennan vowed to protect and defend?
This is why so many see a new, a different America being formed: transformation has come.
Islam is the most violent religion in the world"s history and when we excuse its actions, we allow it to expand. Christianity is non violent but many of the same people that overlook Islamic violence have put Christianity in the category of terrorism. When they admit Islam has terrorism, too often Christianity is included. But they lack actual examples from our modern time.
Terrorism has changed America in so many ways, even in minute matters of how we conduct public meetings.
In some ways the terrorists have already won, as America reacts with paranoia and instates what is called monitoring (surveillance) for our protection.
Anyone of any religion or ethnicity can be elected, we do expect them uphold our countries laws. Rep. Ellison (the first Muslim Congressman) sworn in on a Koran instead of the Bible says, "its not about a religion but politics." http://shoebat.com/2013/04/23/video-keith-ellison-says-boston-bombers-motivated-by-politics-not-islam/
Islam happens to be both; there is no separation in its practice. Religion, Politics and Culture are all intertwined in the Islamic lifestyle.
Yes there is Jihad in Boston
In the aftermath of this terrorist attack, some of the worst reporting ever done was on the chasing down of these terrorists. Fox News included. We were able to listen to the Boston police scanners reporting what was taking place in real time and there are still questions as to what really happened, and we may never know.
What we do know: The Boston mosque was supplemented by Saudi sources. There are many Mosques in America that fill the Muslims with hate speech, but when they commit atrocities it"s not called a hate crime.
"The news media" began to blame this bombing on his boxing injuries: It is now being called a homegrown crime, having more in common with Sandy Hook than Islam.
One of the points made is that Dzhokhar was disturbed that the world saw Islam as a violent religion, so what does he do—he proves it is. If he is not a terrorist than what is he? Islam has convinced many they have no terrorists. The suicide bombers in Islamic cities are not homicidal but "freedom fighters." In the end the Media will have the Muslim faith of the Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nothing to do with what they did.
Tamerlan has entered the legacy of Rock Stars as he was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone. Their intention was to do a heartbreaking piece on what makes a westernized youngster become a killer is not answered unless you go pull covers off the charade.
The term Self radicalized has been employed, it is a misnomer. There are commonalities: They media say"s they had no organization - but they had a religion; they have the Qu"ran; they are Muslim; they hate America and western civilization; they used bombs. This is not something they pulled out of the air, this is a blueprint. But we are told there is nothing to see here. Maybe the media would be better off blaming Muslim violence on global warming; because it"s always hot in the Middle East. That would work except there is Muslim violence in colder climates, like Boston.
The question has now come up: how do we have security and keep our freedoms. We do not live in a world like the 60"s, technology has expanded. It now intrudes in our lives in ways we do not welcome. And it now has become known that The surveillance scandal is a direct result of our national denial about jihad. This surveillance scandal arises out of our national bipartisan unwillingness to face the reality of Islamic jihad. If Al Quaida is defeated then why such an expansion of monitoring people? Some may answer "what difference does it make?" What we are not being told is that there are 100 other terrorist organizations actively pursuing our destruction; we are at war! Time to face the music.
On O"Reilly (Foxnews) April 23, 2013 the CAIR executive director Nihad Awad had one of the most revealing yet disturbing presentations.Â O"Reilly asks him if radical Islam is the primary driver of terrorism in the world. He completely denied it, saying no, that O"Reilly is making it up.Â I guess all the news is all made up by America for foreign countries to report.
The diminishing Christian population in the Middle East and Africa
The balance of religion has changed in many places; there are less churches and more mosques. A mass exodus of Christians is currently underway in numerous Muslim areas. Millions of Christians are being displaced from one end of the Islamic countries to the other. We are reliving the real ancient history of how Islam spread throughout the world by conquest.
In 2003, Iraq's Christian population was at least one million. Today fewer than 400,000 remain. The
city of Homs had a Christian population of some 80,000. In October 2012 the last Christian was murdered by Jihadi"s. In Mali, after a 2012 Islamic coup, 200,000 Christians fled. "The church in Mali faces eradication," as the rebels want to establish an independent Islamist state and drive out Christians. This is also taking place in Africa and the Sudan. In fact all of Africa is being taken over by Islamic aggression.
In Ethiopia, after a Christian was accused of desecrating a Koran, thousands of Christians were forced to flee their homes. "Muslim extremists set fire to roughly 50 churches and dozens of Christian homes." Boko Haram makes it their mission to kill children. At least 29 pupils and a teacher have been killed in a pre-dawn attack by suspected Islamists on a school in Nigeria, reports say. Eyewitnesses said that the victims were burned alive in the attack. Dozens of schools have been burned in attacks by Islamists since 2010.
What religion does this? Are they following the prophet? It appears that none of the Muslims that do this are wrong.Â These kind of atrocities are increasing everywhere as Muslims have no tolerance for disagreement, as they are supremacists. They are taught this kind of Islam from childhood, especially by the Palestinians. And we should know that Palestine, their capitol is named after the Philistines, Israel"s enemy.
Dozens of mosques were built in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, but no building permissions [permits] were given for Christian churches. There are more mosques built in England than churches. That"s a statement of a powerless church as much as it is the expansion of Islam.
We constantly hear of how morally corrupt the West is. But they never seem to have the same judgment on themselves. Fayhan al-Ghamdi, a famous Muslim cleric who often appears on Saudi Arabia television, has admitted to torturing, raping, and killing his five-year-old daughter because he was fearful she had lost her virginity! What a nation and what a religion! This is the nation that views women drivers as being "unchaste" while they promote, permit, and practice all kinds of wickedness under the color of a "peaceful religion."Â Some fools have said that this has nothing to do with Islam when it has everything to do with Islam. (quoted from Don Boys newsletter)
The child-rapist-killer cleric (brutally beat her with a cane and cables, medical reports say that the child had also been raped repeatedly) was arrested served three months in prison and paid a $50,000 fine.Â This is the Sharia "justice" system in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia where a Muslim man cannot be executed for murdering his wife or children! Who says we can"t get along with this system.
The changing face of the world and your country
WE ARE A PLURALISTIC CULTURE IN AMERICA: Jewish, Christian, Mormon or any other religious group you receive the same treatment, as justice is supposed to be blind. That"s the Way it used to beâ€¦
We assume that the City of San Francisco, California would avoid any governmental sponsorship of a particular religion, and house a place of worship of a specific religion on its own property. But when it comes to ISLAM the rules change. The San Francisco Chronicle's investigative duo Matier and Ross tell us:
Muslim cabbies now have their very own place at San Francisco International Airport to wash their hands and feet before they pray. Muslims only, no kufrs need enter, or even ask for their own religious worship space at SFO. Royal Cab driver Hasan Khan, 52, a Pakistani immigrant, collected some 300 signatures from fellow cabbies, urging the airport to give them their own cleansing station.
The Airport obliged - and the wash equipment was installed on the ground floor of the main garage, right next to where the drivers congregate for their breaks. Can evangelicals, Jews, Catholics, Mormons or any other religious group receive this kind of exclusive use of city-owned property?
In England they are further down the road â€¦ once it would have been considered treason but times are changed â€¦. An announcement by a television station in the United Kingdom that it will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer daily during the month-long religious observation called Ramadan. http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/tv-station-to-broadcast-muslim-call-to-prayer
Is this where America is headed? I believe so.
Sharia for all, the flip side of freedom
The belief that Sharia law should extend to non-Muslims is most widespread in the Middle East and North Africa, where at least four-in-ten Muslims in all countries except Iraq (38 percent) and Morocco (29 percent) hold this opinion," When asked whether Shariah is the revealed word of God, in 17 of the 23 nations questioned, at least half of believers answered affirmatively.
Half the countries support penalties of whippings or cutting off the hands of thieves, like in Saudi Arabia.
Muslims in America also see Shariah law as "the revealed word of God." In Orland Park, Illinois an outpatient surgery center costing $5.5 million that caters to Muslims abiding by Islamic law will be built. The plan is to create a medical center that offers Muslims treatment in accord to their Islamic faith.
Al Gore and Al Jazeera have more in common than their name "Al." Al-Jazeera has now gained inreach to nearly 40 millions U.S. homes thanks to Global warming"s greatest promoter. Time Warner Cable Inc. dropped Current news network co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore.Â Gore then sold it to those he formerly called evil oil producers that cause global warming. He stated that Al-Jazeera shares Current TV's mission "to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling."
Indeed they will.
Muslim immigration Â has increased in America from five percent in 1992 to 10 percent in 2012. 50,000 in 1992 to 100,000 a growing number of new mosques in Alabama and other states reflect this.
Region: Americas, January 27, 2011
The number of Muslims in the Americas is projected to more than double in the next 20 years, from 5.3 million in 2010 to 10.9 million in 2030. People need to understand what this will do to our way of life. We can anticipate what will happened by looking at the other places the Muslim population increased. What should we expect if Islam becomes dominant by its population or politics? A loss of freedom; everywhere this takes place those who are not Muslim have diminished personal freedoms and rights. Sharia becomes dominant.
A New York Times article, "Islam Attracts Converts by the Thousands," contains interviews with converts, analyzes Islam's rapid rise in America, and states: With some 6 million adherents in the United States, Islam is said to be the nation's fastest-growing religion, fueled by immigration, high birth rates and widespread conversion. One expert estimates that 25,000 people a year become Muslims in this country; some clerics say they have seen conversion rates quadruple since Sept. 11. (The New York Times, October 22, 2001Â http://www.riseofislam.com/islaminamerica03.html)
ABC News, "Islam: Rising Tide in America," reported that some sociologists predict that within 15 years there will be more Muslims than Jews in America. (Barr Seitz, "Islam Rising Tide in America," ABCNEWS.com, http://www.jannah.org/articles/islamicrise.html)
Currently there are 3,727 synagogues in the United States.Â The Jewish population has been here for hundreds of years. The US Mosque Survey in the year 2000 had 1,209 mosques. In 2011 they counted a total of 2,106. The Muslim population has doubled but the number of mosques has increased by 74 percent, suggesting that mosque growth is occurring at a higher rate than natural population growth. More mosques are being built than are necessary for the actual Muslim population in the United States. Where is all this money coming from to do this? Overseas, and it is changing the landscape of America.
A list of some of the mosques in America https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mosques_in_the_United_States
States with the Largest Number of Mosques: New York is first with 257; 2nd California with 246; 3rd is Texas with 166; 4th is Florida with 118; 5th is Illinois with 109. States with the least Number of Mosques: Vermont 1; Hawaii 2; Wyoming 3.
You can"t say that!Â
We hear we can"t demonize all of Islam, but we allow them to demonize all of Israel, and the Jews. Can we at least address those who do the atrocities? If Islam had its way we would not be allowed to say a thing.
We identify diseases by symptoms found in people in every country. What are the symptoms of Islam in the countries that allow it to flourish? Â Free speech is not allowed, instead there is Islamic-supremacy. THEY can say anything about another religion (even in their "holy book") but if YOU say anything on Islam that is not flattering, then you have violated their religion and will pay (Rom.3:10 seems applicable here).
The Associated Press Revises Another Politically Charged Term, by Steven Nelson for U.S. News and World Report, ...The term "Islamist," the AP clarified in a afternoon alert to online stylebook subscribers, should not be used as "a synonym for Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals."
"Islamist" is frequently used as a label for conservative Islamic political movements, particularly Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, the group's Palestinian offshoot. It generally carries a negative connotation.
So is the term Jihadist, which they say has multiple meanings. But when Muslims provlaim Jihad to spread Islam, we are to think of it as a peace movement.
Intentional blindness to the FactsÂ
Terror analyst Walid Phares noted, "According to open-source reports, between 2001 and 2008, U.S. agencies stopped one or two terror attempts a year. However, from 2009 until today, the government has been uncovering one or two cases a month, a troubling growth in jihadi activities."
Nothing to see here, go home and continue life as if nothing is happening â€¦ as it is increasing, soon to be an every week problem.
Muslims remember Osama as a great man, many want to emulate his acts. We have heard them say "everyone is Osama now," "There will be one million Osamas."Â We recently watched the unrest in Sweden, as in France before. Stolckholm has been ravished, and the news reported that they are immigrants, not that they are MUSLIM immigrants. When they control how people speak of them they control how people think of them.
Islam has nearly 1.6 billion adherents worldwide. One-third (33 percent) of Americans view Islam favorably, while 36 percent have an unfavorable view and 31 percent are unsure. More than half of evangelical Christians (52 percent) view Islam as "essentially a violent religion," a news report from Barna Group reveals. Despite the general perception of Islam within the evangelical community, 68 percent of evangelicals agree with the statement: "Peace between Christians and Muslims is possible." We can thank Rick Warren and other neo evangelicals for this. [drafted by scholars at Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith and Culture, finding the common ground http://www.acommonword.com/ that Muslims and Christians share.) This has now produced A New Evangelical Manifesto.]
Researchers also found that 79 percent of mainline Christians, 82 percent of college graduates and 75 percent of all American adults also believe such peace is possible. This reportÂ indicates that those who associate with different religious groups tend to view Islam differently.
DOJ wants to enforce speaking out on Islam
The clash of freedom People Power Against the Department of Justice, Cliff Kincaid,Â June 7, 2013 Accuracy in media.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and its allies, the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Southern Poverty Law Center, are on the defensive after thousands of people turned out in Tennessee on Tuesday night to protest a scheme to censor criticism of Islam.
CAIR, a key component of a network of Muslim Brotherhood organizations in the U.S., called the turnout a "mob" and praised the Obama/Holder Justice Department for standing up to local residents. CAIR said "a large group of protesters heckled and interrupted speeches by Bill Killian, U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Tennessee, and by Kenneth Moore, FBI special agent in charge of the Eastern Tennessee District."
The DOJ announced beforehand that people using the Internet to criticize Muslims might be prosecuted for civil rights violations. Killian had announced in advance that he would address "how civil rights can be violated by those who post inflammatory documents targeted at Muslims on social media."
The center was completely filled, with hundreds more rallying outside where Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, who co-founded Stop Islamization of Nations (SION), spoke to the crowd. James Lafferty, chairman of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force (VAST) â€¦"They all said the same thing—the Justice Department is trying to curtail free speech by promising increased scrutiny of any Internet posts which mention Islam."
He said the angry reactions inside the conference center followed "a heavy dose of jihadist propaganda by the AMAC folks." He explained, "A long video about Islam in Shelbyville, Tennessee, followed the usual B movie story line—Muslims come to town, ignorant locals react badly. Muslims demonstrate that they are honorable and just, ignorant locals and Muslims are now the best of friends and there is a lesson here for anyone else who doubts Islam"s noble intentions."
Killian"s presentation was itself "very condescending and provocative" because of the implication that local residents had no right to complain about the spread of radical Islam in their state.
Lafferty said "here was intimate knowledge of Islamic practices and that when Muslim speakers at the podium with Killian talked about Islam as a peaceful religion which valued good citizenship, people interrupted with the word "takiya," a reference to the Islamic concept of deception. http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/06/federal-attorney-warns-negative-posts-against-islam-could-get-you-prosecution-imprisonment/
How terrible is it to be labeled an Islamic protestor? Is this like those who protested the Catholic churches tyranny over its members with indulgences and threats of no salvation. Well it took 500 years and now the Lutherans are ready to apologize for their mistake. It will take far less time for America to acquiesce to Islam.
Muslims use the free speech argument yet they want their religion to have its own laws (sharia) to override the nation[s], and have American citizens comply when interacting with Islam.
According to CAIR, they expect special treatment for their religion. The TSA"s new "enhanced pat down" policy should be limited to searching only around Muslim women"s head and neck if they are wearing a hijab and Muslims objecting to the enhanced full-body scans have the right to request the pat-down procedure be done in a private place. (TSA to Exempt Muslim Women from TSA Pat Downs? Nuns Continued to Be Molested by TSA http://capoliticalnews.com/2012/03/21/tsa-to-exempt-muslim-women-from-tsa-pat-downs-nuns-continued-to-be-molested-by-tsa/)
TSA Issues Ramadan Advisory
WASHINGTON (BHN) - The Transportation Security Administration has issued a travel advisory outlining activity connected with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Here is an excerpt: Traveler Information - Ramadan, a holy month for persons of the Muslim faith, begins this year approximately on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 and ends on Thursday, August 8, 2013. TSA understands that this is a significant religious event for the Muslim community. TSA has reminded its security workforce that traveling passengers may be observed at various areas in the airport - including security checkpoints or on aircraft - engaged in religious practices and meditations during Ramadan. TSA would also like to inform the traveling public that they may notice passengers who are observing Ramadan engaging in the following activities at the airports:
They will abstain from any food, water, smoking or vices of any kind. They will more likely to engage in prayer at airports or on airplanes. Before prayer, Muslims go through ablution, i.e., a cleansing or washing of certain areas of the body that is usually done in private if possible, but may be observed in airport restrooms. They will be seen reading, listening to or orally reciting the Holy Qur"an at airports and on airplanes. They may carry prayer beads and "whisper" prayers constantly.http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/traveling-during-ramadan
Not to worry, it"s only Islam!
A Butcher, a Baker and a "Bomb maker"
Anjem Choudary, told reporters that America had created a new generation of Islamic terrorists. He regularly speaks anti-American comments on television and had said previously 'the flag of Islam will fly over the White House'.Â He had announced he will lead a demonstration outside the White House "The event is a rally, a call for the Sharia, a call for the Muslims to rise up and establish the Islamic state in America."
The Islamic Butcher axe murderer in London had connections to Choudary (seen in a picture with him). Are we think there is nothing to this!
Sayyid Syeed of the Islamic Society of North America, says "America waits while others work" Our job is to change the constitution of America."
Sweden has traditionally welcomed refugees (15% of residents in the country are foreign-born). Rioters have lit fires and stoned emergency services in nine suburbs of Stockholm, which is one of the richest cities in the world. But the immigrants (whom they won"t say are Muslim) sense the weakness and will continue. What happen to Sweden will eventually happen to us without vigilance; count on it.
Muslim stabs French soldier in throat near Paris by Nicolas Bertin for Reuters, May 25, 2013 (Reuters)
They are told not blame it on Muslim terrorism but instruct the military not to wear their uniform off base. Do these people realize how dumb this sounds?
Qur'an 47:4"When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." Not to worry, it"s only Islam!
This will escalate as they see the weak reaction from the west. Have we not tried peace? Do we only need to give peace a chance? Talk about reliving a 1970"s retro clichÃ©. Islam was held off from its invasion of France by the armies of Charles Martel 100 years after Mohammed"s death on October 10, 732 AD. The conclusion of the Battle of Tours ended in victory, some consider it one of the most decisive battles in all of history. How was it done? By a show of strength: overwhelming the Islamic invaders.
Today we fight those with the same goal. 'The enemy is everywhere': Former MI5 head calls for people to spy on their neighbors following murder of soldier Lee Rigby: http://www.dailymail.co.uk.
Baking Islam into American culture
"All-American Muslim," which premieres Sunday on the TLC cable channel, lifts the veil on five Arab American families in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan and finds their lives are, in many ways, not so un-American at all.
There"s the Amen family, whose outspoken tattooed daughter Shadia is engaged to an Irish American from Chicago who accepts her family"s request to convert to Islam on the eve of their wedding " and upsets his Catholic mother.
The more exposure America receives the more erosion and changing of our opinions. They know this and are using every means available, even Hollywood, which is more than willing to comply is a tool in the hands of the propagandists.
Obama said: "The Future Does Not Belong to Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam" If he is correct than all will eventually belong to Islam â€¦ which is not going to bring peace.
Bomb makers: To die for a god
Â We hear that only 1% of Muslims are in favor of violence, some say as high as 10%
Pew research pollÂ is suicide bombing justified (often/sometimes)
Notes:Â Asked of Muslims only" Percent of Muslims responding Often/sometimes justifiedâ€¨Palestinian ter. 40%; Lebanon 35%; Nigeria 34%; Egypt 29%; Afghanistan 39%;
Jordan 15%; Indonesia 7%; Turkey 15%; Pakistan 13%; Britain 16%; France 16%; Uganda 30%;â€¨Ivory Coast 30%; Malaysia 26%.
As of the middle of 2003, there were over 300Â suicide attacksÂ carried out in 14 countries by 17 terror organisations. Monthly Jihad Report March, 2013: Jihad Attacks - 189. Countries -21. dead bodies -988. Critically injured 2093. JulyÂ attacks 53. Dead- 293. critically injured 356.Â Islamic terrorists have carried out 21,231 attacks since 9/11 (www.religionofpeace.com)
Nothing to be concerned with, it"s only Islam.
Everyone has got a phobia. There is Homophobia, Islamaphobia, which is homophobic. There is the phobia of Islamic phobia, so nothing is said about Islam. How about "reality phobia" where people do not want to face the way things really are, so instead they live in a make-believe world building their own bubble. Liberals in America often see conservatism as more of threat than Islam. Christianity with its morals is the enemy and far more threatening than violence to them.Â It threatens everyone who wants the freedom to sin by making them aware of what God says.
Does the media thinks they will be exempt if Islam rules; will they defend themselves by saying to Muslims "we didn"t say anything bad about you." They will still be treated the same UNLESS they convert. They are ill informed and not knowlegable; otherwise they would see what is the greater threat. But the media obfuscates history and the facts on Islam so they cannot come to the right conclusions, and the public continues to be mislead.
In many of these areas, the Islamists have been hugely successful. On the issue of ideological penetration, Hudson Institute scholars Nina Shea and Paul Marshall have documented the universal spread of Wahhabi/Salafist ideology and literature in American mosques. Here are a few examples of the kind of religious wisdom they found disseminated:
"Democracy is an evil system" and the "very embodiment of unbelief," so Muslims must reject it.
Freedom of religion is forbidden because "it allows denial of Islam." Accepting any religion other than Islam makes you "an apostate, and you should be killed because you have denied the Koran."
"Believers must hate [the infidels] for their religion . . . and always oppose them in every way according to Islamic law."Â "Whoever believes that Christians and Jews worship God is an infidel."Â "Innovative" imams are "heretics and their prayers are invalid."
In many countries, Christians are kidnapped, imprisoned, wrongly arrested, beaten, and murdered because their beliefs are considered blasphemous in authoritative Islam. It is not just drawings of Mohammed that are offensive but anything contrary to what Islam teaches, they are taking dominion by implementing Sharia law among the other nations they live in. This is why I say "if you give them an inch they will take a mile." Let me update this saying, "If you give them a mile they will take the nation."
The God you serve will make you into his image; terrorism, is not an unintended consequence. It"s been part of the expansion of Islam since it began. We don"t have a group of independent angry Muslims, it is the teaching.
Why do Muslims say Islam is not at war with the west? They invoke their God in violence and in the same breath say He has nothing to do with their religion. When they say allah hu akbar, are they exalting the creator god who made heaven and earth and gave us life.Â God is indeed great if he is the true God. This God they invoke condones merciless murder shown by their own actions.Â
People of the old book, not the new book
Muslims always try to discredit the Bible yet they call Christians and Jews the people of the book. So why do they not believe the book that preceded theirs by 600 years? The book that Mohammed may have read?
Iran"s Basij Press is claiming that a version of the Gospel of Barnabas, found in 2000, will prove that Islam is the final and righteous religion and the revelation will cause the collapse worldwide of Christianity. Turkey confiscated a leather-bound text, written on animal hide, they believe the text could be an authentic version of the Gospel of Barnabas, one of Jesus" apostles and an associate of the apostle Paul.
The Barnabas Gospel was written numerous centuries after the Bible predicts the coming of the Prophet Mohammad and the religion of Islam. In Chapter 41 of the Barnabas Gospel, is this statement: "God has hidden himself as Archangel Michael ran them (Adam and Eve) out of heaven, (and) when Adam turned, he noticed that at top of the gateway to heaven, it was written "La elah ela Allah, Mohamad rasool Allah,"" meaning Allah is the only God and Mohammad his prophet.
According to the Barnabas Gospel in Turkey"s hands, Basij Press says, Jesus was never crucified and that not only is He not the son of God, but that He himself predicted the coming of the Prophet Mohammad. (Jesus states "I am not the Messiah" prophesies of the last prophet, Muhammad, is the Messiah. Â (See http://www.letusreason.org/Apolo34.htm)
"The discovery of the original Barnabas Bible will now undermine the Christian Church and its authority and will revolutionize the religion in the world," the Basij report says. "The most significant fact, though, is that this Bible has predicted the coming of Prophet Mohammad and in itself has verified the religion of Islam, and this alone will unbalance the powers of the world and create instability in the Christian world" (May 25, 2012)
This being connected to a book supposedly by Barnabas, would be like Iran saying they found a newspaper today that said the holocaust never happened, when they wrote it. Some people are willing to believe anything to eliminate Israel and the Bible. Germany did same under Hitler as occult Thule society influenced him.
Muslims do not care what the Bible teaches unless it can agree with the Qu"ran, which says, when Jesus was a child he made out of a bird of clay gave it life, John 2 tells us he began his miracles, not as a child but at 30 years old, the requirement for a priest.
Surah 4:171 tells us Jesus is the messenger of Allah, then He is not the Jesus of the Bible. Phili. 2:6-11 says he is exalted to the highest place with a name above all names, that would include Allah.
In every point Islam denies Jesus for who He is, God, who came from heaven born as a Jew to the Jewish people as promised (Mt.2:2;27:11; Jn.4:9; Rom.1:16). Abraham is called a Hebrew, Israelite, which are Jews. Jesus calls him a Jew (Mt.1:2; 22:32; Rom.11:1) not a Muslim, he did not worship Allah (Gen.14:13 39:14 40:15) If Abraham is a Muslim then why was he known as a Jew (Hebrew) until Islam came along?
The statements of Mohammed"s life recorded in the Hadiths which shaped the Quran cannot be ignored. As Muhammad was dying, he asked Allah, to curse the Jews and Christians (Bukhari, Vol. 1, #427). Does God curse his own people? Is this the way of Peace? Contrast this with Jesus words of asking the Father to forgive while he was dying- FOR them.
The Qu"ran mentions the gospel, called injil, but it is not "the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes in Christ" (Rom 1:16). It is different Gospel brought by another angel that the apostle Paul warned of in Gal.1:6-9.Â Even today there are angels that call themselves Gabriel, Michael, Jesus, Mary that visit people. This Gabriel denied the very words of the real Gabriel, that salvation is through the Jews (Lk.1:32-33).
There are Billboards seen across Sydney, Australia, stating "Jesus: a prophet of Islam." The advertising campaign is being run by Islamic group "My Peace." The purpose of the campaign is to encourage interfaith relations between Christians and Muslims.
How is a Jewish Messiah a prophet of Islam? We read, "Mohammed is God's apostle. Those who follow him are harsh to the unbelievers but merciful to one another" (Surah 48:29). And they are also harsh to those who follow the prophets of God who happen to be Jewish.
History tells us of todayÂ
There are Muslims trapped in this religious system looking for a way out. Our best way to counter them is by their own words. What does the Qu"ran or Hadith really say, what do their leaders teach what it means.
What Muslim"s do is what Mohammed did, that is whom they follow. That is whom we should focus on to learn about their religion. Not everything in Islam is found in the Qu"ran, there are the Hadiths where Mohammed"s life is the example of everything for the Muslim. So when they say you can"t find that in the Qu"ran they know it is found in the Hadiths, which few other than Muslim"s read. A Muslim does not celebrate any other prophet's birthday, ONLY Muhammad's. Whenever Muslims pray their compulsory prayers, they MUST give blessings to Muhammad, him ONLY. There is no verse in the Qu"ran that speaks about the "Five Prayers a day" this ritual came from the Hadith on Muhammad"s journey heaven.
Allah originally demanded prayer of 50 times which was reduced to 5 times. Mohammed"s HEAVENLY JOURNEY "Thereafter he ascended with me till I was taken to such a height where I heard the scraping of the pens Allah then made fifty prayers obligatory for my Ummah and I returned with that and passed by Moses. Moses, said: What has thy Lord enjoined on thy people? I said: Fifty prayers have been made obligatory on them. Moses said: Return to thy Lord, for thy Ummah would not be able to bear this burden. Then I came back to my Lord and He removed a portion out of that. I then again went to Moses and informed him about it He said: Return to thy Lord, for thy Ummah shall not be able to bear this burden. I then went back to my Lord and He said: They are now reduced to five prayers each day but will be equal to fifty, and what has been said will not be changed. I then returned to Moses and he said: Go back to thy Lord.Â (Sahih Muslim1:313) (Sahih Al-Bukhari/ Vol. 1/ Book 8/Number 345)
I find the point of Mohammed saying my Lord and Moses saying Return to thy Lord, quite revealing.
Researchers have said Allah once had Muslims to direct their prayers toward Jerusalem and then turned them toward Mecca, some early Hadiths suggested that Muslims specifically pray facing away from Jerusalem, those who pray in al-Aqsa Mosque have their back to the Temple area. When Muslim"s pray, they have to face Mecca and only to Mecca, Muhammad"s birth place. Any direction other than Muhammad"s birth place is forbidden or "haram". They have to pray in Arabic only. Mecca, is the eternal city of Islam, the place where Muslims believe Abraham nearly sacrificed Ishmael (not Isaac on mount Moriah where Jesus was sacrificed). Non-Muslims are strictly forbidden there.
History tells us Arabia was a peaceful place, foreigners, Jews and Christians went there to do business and make a living.Â Then Muhammad came.Â When Mohammed fled Mecca to Medina, he told the Christians: "We believe in what has been sent down to us (the Qu"ran) and sent down to you (the Bible). Our God is the same as your God" (Surah 29:46). But later in Medina when Muhammad gathered a following and was militarily strong and the Jews and Christians rejected his claims something changed. Allah told him: "Fight people of the Book who do not accept the religion of the truth (Islam) until they pay tribute by hand, being inferior."Â When he became rich and powerful in Medina he conquered Mecca, many were killed. Today you can fill in the cities name in the blank space before a bombing. When we mention bombings by Islamists one must be specific or they may confuse the London bombings with the Madrid bombings with the Bali bombings with the Iraq or Afghanistan bombings etc. etc.
This is why in early history Islam was known as Muhammadism.Â Muhammad is Islam, or there is no Islam.
The tip of the iceberg is melting
Islam makes their religion mandatory everywhere possible, having the people submissive to Muslim "supremacy. People want peace in the world, especially among religions. 1/5 of the world is Islamic and it will have to be factored into everything that takes place.
When you have the pres of Islamic Republic of Iran willing to sacrifice his people to eliminate both Israel and America for the sake of "Allah" we have to pause and consider that this is a religion that promotes death more than life and we have already seen the examples to understand what they will continue to do.
The God of the Bible says all those who love death hate me. Jesus said "I am the God of the living not the dead." Then who would be the God of death? The one who promotes death is someone most people do not believe exists. He tries to stay invisible (until his time comes) but has a strong influence on politics, business, family, and religion; some religions more than others.
In Persia (ancient Iran) Haman wanted to get rid of Mordacai and ALL the Jews.Â Islam in Iran lives in the way of Haman. The decree has gone out to eliminate all the Jews. The Jews, the nation in the land of their forefathers only proves God"s word and it is a poke in the eyes of Islam. However, Israel is the apple of God"s eye; that is where His focus is on. The God of Israel does not slumber or sleep, He is vigilant to protect her. Jerusalem is the city of peace because the prince of peace will rule from it. Satan wants the city of God to be his, he has moved another religion to take it from Israel. He wants to be worshipped in the city of God, in the temple of God, as God (2 Thess.2).
Arab youth do not all agree with Islam as we see in Egypt"s second uprising. Egypt rejects the Islamic government and the president from the Muslim brotherhood. But they are not going to go easily. Morsi had pardoned accused terrorists and allowed them to enter the country. Even the salafists who are hardliners went against Morsi. This whole country is now in danger, even from other Muslim states. If Muslims kill other Muslims in their land what do you think they will do to you, you infidel? Islam is not going to change but they want us to change our view about them.
A War is looming ever closer in the Middle East, it may be short, it may be extended but we can be assured it will affect the whole world.Â If you enter a fight with an enemy but at the same time act as if they do not exist, you will lose. Until we come to grips on who the enemy is and what their ultimate goal is, we will not make progress.
But then there is Godâ€¦
God"s unconditional promise: Gen. 12:3 "And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."
Blessing and cursing face the world as it did Israel in Deut.28. But this is about the world acknowledging God"s covenant (Heb.8:8; Rom.11:17-24)with his people or will they come against it?
More Jews were killed in the 20th century than all the centuries combined, Stalin, Hitler and now Islam wants to eliminate not only Israel but Jews everywhere. While individuals may be eliminated it is a whole other thing to remove the nation from its land. Here is the promise of the God of the Bible after he says he will make a new covenant Jer.31:31: V.35-37 "Thus says the LORD, who gives the sun for a light by day, the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who disturbs the sea, and its waves roar (The LORD of hosts is His name): "If those ordinances depart from before Me, says the LORD, then the seed of Israel shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever." Thus says the LORD: "If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, says the LORD."
You need to remove the ordinances to have Israel gone â€¦ If God does not keep Israel then he won"t keep the church, then you have no hope. Calling the church Israel will not help, we still have to deal with reality. Its time the church supports those whose covenant they are grafted into to show that they truly believe what the Bible says. For we are in a time of testing, purifying us for what is soon to take place.
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