Monthly Archives: June 2012
Report on ACT! for America National Meeting in Washington DC
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Egyptian President Morsi shows his True Colors
Mohamed Morsi: [in the 1920’s, the Egyptians] said: “The constitution is our Koran.” They wanted to show that the constitution is a great thing. But Imam [Hassan] Al-Banna, Allah’s mercy upon him, said to them: “No, the Koran is our constitution.”
The Koran was and will continue to be our constitution.
The Koran will continue to be our constitution.
Mohamed Morsi: The Koran is our constitution.
Crowds: The Koran is our constitution.
Mohamed Morsi: The Prophet Muhammad is our leader.
Crowds: The Prophet Muhammad is our leader.
Mohamed Morsi: Jihad is our path.
Crowds: Jihad is our path.
Mohamed Morsi: And death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration.
Crowds: And death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration.
Mohamed Morsi: Above all – Allah is our goal.
The shari’a, then the shari’a, and finally, the shari’a. This nation will enjoy blessing and revival only through the Islamic shari’a. I take an oath before Allah and before you all that regardless of the actual text [of the constitution]… Allah willing, the text will truly reflect [the shari’a], as will be agreed upon by the Egyptian people, by the Islamic scholars, and by legal and constitutional experts…
Rejoice and rest assured that this people will not accept a text that does not reflect the true meaning of the Islamic shari’a as a text to be implemented and as a platform. The people will not agree to anything else.
Muslims teach that Judas was made to look like Jesus and died on the Cross in place of Jesus
Islam denies the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ based mainly on these two verses from the Qur’an.
“And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Marium, the apostle of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure. Nay! Allah took him up to Himself; and Allah is Mighty, Wise.”
Let me exegete this passage briefly:
Who is speaking here? It appears that it is the Jews saying that they have killed Isa (Jesus) who is the son of Mary, the Messiah. This points out a discrepancy as the Jews would not have called Jesus the Messiah because they rejected him and on a finer point, it was not the Jews that killed Jesus, it was the Romans.
Then we have “those who differ” are in doubt and only follow conjecture. This suggests that those responsible for the death of Jesus also suffer with doubt about the event. If it was the Jews, to what proof historically did the Jews doubt this event. And if to Christians who doubt, again, what evidence or record can be cited to show that they are in doubt. It seems that Mohammad is making it appear that there was doubt among either Jews or Christians. Having a degree in Biblical Theology, I have never heard such a notion from Judaism nor Biblical Christianity. The suggestion of “doubt” has only come from cultist groups like the Ebonites and Muslims.
Now to the main parts of this passage, they (Jews) did not kill or crucify him (Jesus) “but it appeared to them so like Isa.” Meaning that someone appeared like Isa (Jesus) to the disciples that was killed in place of Jesus. So through a miracle of Allah, another man was made to look and talk like Jesus and he went through the trial, the beating and the crucifixion. Meanwhile, Allah took Jesus to be with him in Heaven. “Allah took him up to Himself.”
There are number of problems that this passage causes for Islam to defend. One problem is that it contradicts other passages that teach that Jesus died. The other problem is that it makes Allah the creator of a great deception that spawned the Christian faith.
Here is the contradiction. In Surah 19 it says that Jesus (Isa) died and was raised to life.
“And peace on him on the day he was born, and on the day he dies, and on the day he is raised to life.” (Surah 19:15)
“And peace on me on the day I was born, and on the day I die, and on the day I am raised to life.” (Surah 19:33)
Some may argue that Surah 19 is not talking about Jesus. Of course, then my question is simply, what prophet is this passage talking about who was born, died and resurrected? Surah 19 may be explained away as someone else, BUT there is no doubt that Surah 3:54 is referring to Jesus.
“When Allah said: ‘O Jesus, I will cause thee to die and exalt thee in My presence and clear thee of those who disbelieve…”
Changed Appearance Dilemma:
Who changed the appearance of another man to look like Christ? If Allah miraculously took Jesus to heaven to spare him from suffering and the cross, then it must have been Allah that disguised the another person to die in place of Jesus.
The Gospel of Barnabas was written by an Ebonite and is an epistle that was rejected as being scripture by the early saints. It says:
“Truly I say that the voice, the face, and the person of Judas were so like to Jesus, that his disciples and believers entirely believed that he was Jesus; wherefore some departed from the doctrine of Jesus, believing that Jesus had been a false prophet, and that by art magic he had done the miracles which he did: for Jesus had said that he should not die till near the end of the world; for that at that time he should be taken away from the world.” (Barnabas 217:14)
Based on this reference and the fact that Judas was no longer with the Disciples in Acts chapter one, many assume that Allah used Judas to die in place of Christ on the cross.
Now if Allah took Jesus to be with him and delivered him from his suffering, then the disciples of Jesus would not have proclaimed that he was crucified and died. They would have preached his deliverance from suffering. Yet, according to the Qur’an, Allah created the illusion that Jesus died. But why? To what purpose? Having the disciples preaching that Jesus died instead of preaching that Allah had rescued him would only hurt the cause of Islam. Why did Allah create this deception which is the root of the Christian faith. Muslims only have Allah to blame for creating the most popular religion on earth that they say is false, and that all who believe in the Christian faith are damned.
What we really have here is Mohammad trying to explain the crucifixion. There has to be some explanation as to why Jesus’ disciples preached the crucifixion so passionately. So much so that they suffered martyrs deaths for preaching that Jesus was crucified. These disciples were convinced because they witnessed the crucifixion of Jesus with their own eyes. As Allah is the invention of Mohammad (with demonic help), Mohammad is trying to give a cleaver explanation but in doing so he created a bigger problem. Why create an illusion that only draws followers of Christ away from Islam?
It is also important to note that Allah is called the great ‘schemer.’
Surah 3:54 “And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.”
Some US Legislators are standing up to the Muslim Brotherhood and home grown terrorism.
Congressman, Peter King, from New York, has conducted his 5th Hearing on how American’s are being Radicalized. He tells about the woes he has suffered at the hands of liberals for investigating the truth. You can hear and read the transcripts here.
King points out some statistics that were learned by the Pew Foundation. Five percent of American Muslims have a FAVORABLE opinion about Al-Quaeda. That means about 150,000 Muslims in America support the terrorist actions and objectives of Al-Quaeda. That is huge!
On a brighter note: Five Congresspersons have written Homeland Security to demand that an investigation be made about the ties that the US government has with the Muslim Brotherhood
Here is what we know, Morsi is 60 years old, he was an American trained engineer, a former lawmaker, the first Islamist to be elected the head of an Arab state, and Egypt’s 5th President. However, he is the first president that did not come from a military background.
Here is what we need to know about the Muslim Brotherhood: Copied from Gatestone Institute.
“The Muslim Brotherhood was launched in 1928 to restore a caliphate, a global religious government aimed at fighting the “non-believers” (specifically, Christians, Hindus, and Jews) and at spreading Islam. The group opposed the existence of any secular states in all Muslim societies throughout the Middle East.
The Brotherhood killed Egypt’s Prime Minister Mahmud Fahmi Nuqrashi in 1948 and plotted to kill President Gamal Abdel Nasser in the early 1950s. An offshoot group, Islamic Jihad, led by Ayman al-Zawahiri, later Osama bin Laden’s number-two man, assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Al-Sadat in 1981 and tried to kill President Hosni Mubarak in 1995.”
The Muslim Brotherhood is called the “Ikwhan.” Their creed is, “Allah is our objective; the Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.”
The Spiritual leader for the Muslim Brotherhood is Yucef Qaradawi. He has said some shocking things. Here are a few examples:
“The Israelis have nuclear bombs but we have the children bomb and these human bombs must continue until liberation.” Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
“We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America!” Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
“It has been determined by Islamic law that the blood and property of people of Dar Al-Harb (non Muslims) is not protected. Because they fight against and are hostile towards the Muslims, they annulled the protection of his blood and his property.” Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
“It is not suicide; it is martyrdom in the name of God. I consider this type of martyrdom operation as an indication of the justice of Allah almighty. Allah is just. Through his infinite wisdom, he has given the weak what the strong do not possess and that is the ability to turn their bodies into bombs as the Palestinians do.” Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
The New York Times painted this event as a great celebration in the Middle-East. The successful election has prevented a Military Coup. They said,
“Mr. Morsi’s status as president-elect, however, does little to resolve the larger standoff between the generals and the Brotherhood over the institutions of government and the future constitution. Two weeks before June 30, their promised date to hand over power, the generals instead shut down the democratically elected and Islamist-led Parliament; took over its powers to make laws and set budgets; decreed an interim Constitution stripping the incoming president of most of his powers; and reimposed martial law by authorizing soldiers to arrest civilians. In the process, the generals gave themselves, in effect, a veto over provisions of a planned permanent Constitution.”
One thing is for sure, Christians in Egypt are likely to suffer more persecution.
Georges Housney is said to be one the world’s top and soul winners of Muslims. He was in Dearborn last week teaching a seminar to 250 Christians. I met him last year at the Festival and I highly respect him and recommend his book to you. It is available on Amazon.com. I will be having Georges back on the program with us in a few weeks.
I will also play an interview with CL. A Muslim from Dearborn who turned his back on Islam and embraced Christ as his savior and is now laboring to convert Muslims to the truth. He has a very interesting story to tell.
Jay Smith is a noted evangelist and apologist to radical Muslims at Speakers’ Corner in London. “Jay has a Masters degree in Islamic studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and is currently working on a Ph.D at London School of Theology. Jay is an expert in Christian-Muslim Apologetics, having worked with Muslims for [over] 23 years. He is famous for his unique evangelistic ministry. Every weekend he leads dozens of Christians to the Speakers Corner in Hyde Park in London, where they meet with hundreds of Muslims face to face, to make friends, answer tough questions, debate the latest research and ideas, and share their faith.”^^ Smith heads up Hyde Park Christian Fellowship, and emphasizes the use of Polemics with Muslims, over Apologetics.
You can be right, but wrong in how you say it!
You can be delivering truth, but if you are not saying it in love, then you are wrong. I love the phrase that I was taught in my youth, “You are seldom persuasive, if you are abrasive.”
If your mission is to offend and spew out your hurt and hate about Islam, then you will do what Reuben Israel did last Friday. However, doing so will cause many Muslims in the US to never give Christians a voice to communicate the gospel to them. It will drive them to be resolved to hate Christians and Christianity. Many of the Muslims that were throwing water bottles, crates, and eggs at these ‘Christians’ were just 10 or 11 years old. These children were being threatened and provoked by those who called themselves ‘Christians’. This is not the image we want to show as true Christians.
You may be interested to know that I have a Christian critic who says that I am as much to blame and equally offensive to Muslims because I speak the truth to them. He would rather that no one speak the truth and expose Islam’s sordid past and autocracies. He says just speaking about it is offensive to Muslims. I guess he would rather it be like this: IF, after being examined by a doctor, he was found to have cancer, he would rather the doctor NOT tell him the bad news. Instead he would rather the doctor candy coat the news and give him a lolly pop as he sends him on his happy way.
I find this quite interesting because many of you remark on how mild mannered I am and on occasion some of you even wish I were more aggressive. I cannot please every man, and thankfully that is not my goal. My goal is to please God and to glorify His name. If the truth is ugly we still have to speak about it and face it, but we don’t have to be offensive in the way we deliver it.
There are a lot of terrible things in Islam but I am not going to blame Muslims for those things. They are victims of Islam and need to be freed from it. Jesus can set them free and the truth is in the Scriptures. Let’s speak the truth, even if it is not an easy thing to do, and let us do it with compassion and gentleness.
This is the point that Reuben is missing. He is being provocative in the manner he is speaking. He is disobeying the scriptures and if he is a child of God, may his heart be pricked and may he repent.
I talked to a leader of the Chamber of Commerce, who are the organizers of the festival, and made a suggestion to them that might help. They seemed to like it and tomorrow I will tell you what it is.
This is not the face of Biblical Christianity
A group of ‘Christians’ showed up at the Arab Festival this year to protest Islam and to insult Muslims. They claim to be Christians but their behavior does not go in accordance with Biblical Christianity. They came to offend and to provoke Muslims to anger and, unfortunately, they were successful.
They stuck the head of a pig on a pole, knowing this would offend Muslims, and carried signs insulting their prophet.
The scriptures teach us that we are not to give offense.
- 2Co 6:3 “Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed.”
- Eph 4:15 “But speaking the truth in love,”
- Joh 13:35 “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
- Mt 5:44 “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”
This was not seen among these ‘Christian’ men, but rather they showed hatred. Local Pastors were telling me that it takes months to undo the damage these people create. It certainly made it hard for real evangelists to do our work there.
There were two groups who thought they ‘Won’ a battle here: Some Muslims got to go home saying they defended their god and their prophet and these so called ‘Christians’, got to go home saying they suffered for Jesus. There were two who in a sense ‘Lost’: God was not glorified in any of this and the city of Dearborn, once again, got a black eye over this.
More to report tomorrow.
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