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Deja Vu All Over Again – Part 4

Before I get back to the subject of comparing what is happening today with what happened back in the 1930’s I want to share some thoughts with you about Islam’s claim to be the true faith. Islam was supposedly started to restore the true faith that had been corrupted by the Jews and the Christians. If this is true we would expect their doctrine to be pure and without fault.

The Qur’an teaches that the Bible predicted the coming of Muhammad in two places, in the law and in the Gospels. This means that if the Qur’an is true we should find this prediction in the first five books of the Old Testament and in the four Gospels. Let’s look at the passages their scholars claim to do this. The Old Testament passage they us is found in Deuteronomy Chapter 18:

I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. Deuteronomy 18:18

According to Surah 7:157 this passage is talking about Muhammad. Those who know the Bible know that this is a prophecy referring to the coming of Jesus Christ. John 12:49-50 tell us that God’s words were in His mouth.

For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. John 12:49-50

John 17:8 and Acts 7:37 tell us the same thing:

For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received [them], and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. John 17:8

This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.3 Acts 7:37

Now let’s look at the New Testament passages they use to make this claim. They use a passage out of John 15 and another out of John 14:

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: John 15:26

The claim is that the comforter is speaking of Muhammad. They claim that this is saying that after Jesus leaves God will send Muhammad.

But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26

These passages tell us very clearly that the Comforter is the Holy Ghost.The Qur’an and the doctrines of Islam do recognize the ministry and work of the Holy

The Qur’an makes an absolute statement that the Bible foretells the coming of Muhammad. When you make an absolute statement you must be able to prove it or everything falls apart.

Spirit. Let me illustrate this way: If I were to say there is no gold on Oklahoma, it would be an absolute statement. To prove this statement false all that one would have to do is find one small piece of gold in the state of Oklahoma.

To prove that the passages the Muslims use to prove the Bible foretells the coming of Muhammad do not do this all I have to do is find one verse that proves that these passages are talking about someone else. I have done this and therefore, have proven that the Qur’an is not infallible.

Now let’s get back to the subject of comparing what is happening today with what happened back in the 1930’s.

Islam-NaziismWe not only have the example of 1939 to warn us of the danger, we have the example of 1772 to 1774. Both of these times saw an oppressive government trampling on the rights of the people. The difference between the two is that in 1939 the clergy was silent, and in 1772-74 the clergy stood up and fought. The clergy was called the “Black Robe Regiment.”

We will lose the war if the pastors of America follow the example of the pastors of 1939. We need pastors who are willing to stand for righteousness, even at the cost of their lives.

I believe that the American people are much more intelligent than they are given credit. I think they know that something is wrong, but they don’t know exactly what to do about it. We need both religious and political leaders who will stand up for what is right and against evil and provide leadership.

One of the biggest weapons used by both the left and the Islamists is to silence us. They use name calling and threats of law suits to instill fear in the hearts of those who would dare oppose them. In Islam saying anything negative about Islam, be it true or not, is a capital crime. They are working trough the UN to try to get laws passed in all nations making it at least a criminal offense to criticize Islam.

The left in this nation, which controls the Democratic Party, is using this same strategy by cries of racism and homophobia. No one want to be called these types of names. They are tying to tell us that it is a crime to offend anyone. There is one exception, one group, which it is OK to offend, and that is Christianity.

We need to hold our leaders’, both political and religious, feet to the fire. This nation was founded on the concept that our rights come from God and the purpose of government is to protect those rights. Those of us who still believe in this are not going to go quietly.

We have agencies at the federal level who are working to take our rights from us. The FBI is charged to “rigorously defend the Constitution,” a charge which it is abandoning. We have governors at the state level willing to exercise their authority to remove the rights of the people. We have mayors and city counsels doing the same thing.

We, as individuals, and our leaders need to stop being afraid of offending. When someone says they are offended we need the courage to say, “I’m sorry, but if the truth offends you, so be it.” Especially in the religious realm we need to fear God more than man.

A major distortion in the world today is that love has to be nice. Love does what is best for the one that is loved, even if it is painful for one, or both, parties. God’s love for us caused Him to send His Son to die for our sin. This was painful for both the Father and the Son.

Hebrews tells us that God’s love causes Him to chastise us when it is necessary.

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. Hebrews 12:5-6

Love does what is needed, not what is pleasurable or easy.

We need to have a proper view of Jesus, our Lord. Many paint Him as weak and not willing to offend anyone. Listen to what He said in Matthew about the religious leaders of His day:

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Matthew 12:34

Does that sound like He didn’t offend or condemn others? I don’t think so. Because of His love he came to save those who would come to Him in faith and trust His work on the cross. This same love obligated Him to stand for righteousness and condemn those who were unrighteous. Should we, and should our religious leaders, do less?

Those who are against what is happening are the majority and if we will stand up we can win the war. If something is not done all will be lost. Each one of us has a role to play. We start at the local level in our communities and we build upon successes there. We can take back our government. It is up to us.

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