The Situation In Charlotte
It is being used to publicize Islam to the community. The organization that is doing has its headquarters in Charlotte, but it is setting itself up as a franchise across the nation. They distribute the Qur’an to the people.
There is also a very large Islamic academy here in Charlotte and a number of mosques in the area.
We are also seeing the real face of Islam in North Caroline. Recently two people were arrested as they were planning terrorist activity in the Raleigh area. Four years ago seven people were arrested for similar things here in North Carolina.
Just before July 4th, a young man was arrested in Morganton, NC. He had converted to Islam and embraced ISIS. He was planning to kill 1,000 people on July 4th. Fortunately he contacted an FBI undercover agent and was arrested. Morganton is small-town America.
Is Islam In The Bible?
There is a passage that presents the idea of Islam.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:8
We are warned that there will be those who will say that an angel from Heaven delivered them a message. If the message is not in line with what has already been given we know that it is wrong and that person is to be accursed. I believe that is exactly what happened 600 years after this was written.
According to Muhammad, the angel Gabriel appeared to him with the message of the Qur’an. This should be a warning to us and tell us that there is no doubt about the god of Islam. He is not the same as the God of Christianity.
The Muslim Point Of View
Muslims believe that god, Allah, began to reveal is message to his prophets. One of those prophets was Abraham. Abraham had two sons that we know a lot about, Ishmael, the first born, and Isaac, the son of promise.
Muslims believe that Allah’s revelation begins with Abraham. They believe that this revelation was given to the Jews, but that the Jews corrupted the message, the Old Testament. They believe that because of this Allah had to find a new prophet, Jesus, through whom to give the new revelation. They believe that His followers corrupted the new revelation, the New Testament.
They believe that 600 years after Christ Allah called the final prophet, Muhammad. They believe that the Qur’an is the last testament. They believe that the Qur’an has remained pure for today.
Two Important Words
We need to understand the difference between apologetic and polemic. The word apologetic means to defend. In a courtroom the defense attorney is the apologist. Polemic means to point out the error of the other side. In a courtroom this would be the prosecuting attorney.
We will be looking at the arguments to defend our faith because Islam makes some false claims concerning our Bible, our Jesus, and our God. We need to present an apology (defense) to counter this false teaching.
We will also look at the errors of Islam (polemic) to show that their faith is not of God.
Five Myths Of Islam
Popular Myth No. 1 – Islam is a Religion of Peace
How many of you have heard this myth? Most, if not all, of you have. Our presidents, including President Bush, have told us this. It is a lie.
The technical definition of the word “Islam” is to submit or to surrender. One who is surrendered or submitted to Islam is called a Muslim. Muslim means the surrendered one. Are there Muslims for Jesus Christ? If we take the definition of the word “Muslim,” all who are submitted to Jesus Christ could be called Muslims. Of course the word has come to mean submitted to Islam.
ISIS gives us a good look at what Islam really is. Their Caliph has told us what they are all about:
Oh, Muslims, Islam was never for a day of the religion of peace, Islam is the religion of war. Your Prophet was dispatched with the sword. I came to you with slaughter, he said.
Where did he get this? Did he just invent this? It comes from the Qur’an and the Sunna. I will say more about these sources later.
You can tell what something is by what it does. We have 1,400 years of history we can look at to see what Islam does. Islam has a history of bloodshed. We call this the tears of jihad. Islam is an equal opportunity destroyer. It is not just after the Jews and Christians, it is after anyone who is not a “believer.” This even includes Muslims who do not practice Islam the way these people do.
Let me teach you a new word, “kufar.” Let me warn you that I have just taught you a dirty word. This is the word that the Qur’an uses for you and me as unbelievers. This word means excrement. Muslims believe we are the filth, the evil that is in the world.
Once the world is rid of the kufar there will be peace in the world. This is the doctrine of Islam concerning peace. We must be converted from kufar to Muslim, or subjugate us, or they will kill us. The subjugation, or slavery, is only give to the people of the book. The book is the Bible, and only Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians are the people of the book.
In the name of Allah Islam has slaughtered 120 million Africans, 60 million Christians, 80 million Hindus, 10 million Buddhists, and hundreds of thousands of Jews over the course of its history. Do you see what I mean that it is an equal opportunity destroyer?
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