No doubt you have heard about the terrorist attack in Israel yesterday. I will spend more time on this tomorrow but I want to say a few words about it today. Apparently two Palestinian men opened fire in s shopping mall in Tel Aviv killing 4 people. This kind of thing used to go on more frequently in the past but it is less frequent since Israel built a wall. We are talking about building a wall here in America to protect our nation. Tomorrow we will talk about the success of the wall in Israel. Occasionally people do slip through but
“Christian” Pastors Visit A Mosque In Denver
Twenty pastors decided to visit a mosque. It is interesting that you never hear of imams visiting Christian churches unless they are there to preach Islam. These pastors were not invited to the mosque to present Christianity. If imams were making the offer for Christian preachers to come and present Christianity to Muslims, we would gladly take them up on it. They were invited to go to the mosque to learn about Islam. By the way, it was a perverted presentation of Islam.
One of the groups of pastors involved is called the Peace Catalyst. This was initiated by the pastors, and their purpose was to build a bridge to their Muslim neighbors. We do need to build bridges that allow is to talk to Muslims about our faith, not to learn about theirs. Here is where these pastors made a major mistake; they went with the idea that there is common ground between Islam and Christianity.
Listen carefully to this next statement. Ever time you try to dialog with a Muslim thinking there is common ground, you will loose the battle. You will never be able to evangelize your Muslim friend when you believe there is common ground between you. If we are going to reach Muslims with the Gospel, we must do it properly. If you try to find common ground you will have to accept their Jesus, who is not the Jesus of the Bible.
These pastors were lied to at the meeting. They were told that Islam does not promote violence, that Islam came to abolish slavery, that the Hijab is to promote a woman’s character, etc.
If you accept the common ground, you pervert the Bible. To accept the idea of common ground you must accept, or at least give credence to their perverted, antichrist version of Jesus.
People like these pastors are well-meaning people, but they are gullible. At this meeting they discussed the common ground between Islam and Christianity. The imam said that if you don’t believe in the Jesus and virgin birth, you are not a Muslim. This sounds good to a Christian ear. This is the essence of deceit. They are using the same words as Christians, but they don’t have the same meaning.
What is important is what he didn’t say. The Jesus that Muslims believe in is not the Son of God. A basic tenant of Islam is that Allah has no son. Ask a Muslim if Allah is a father and see how he responds. Another error concerning their Jesus is that he did not die on the cross. The Jesus of Islam and the Jesus of the Bible are not the same Jesus.
Every time Jesus (Isa) is mentioned in the Qur’an, he denies his own deity. Isa says that anyone who associates anyone with Allah is destined to the fire (Hell). The Bible says that anyone who denies that Jesus is the Christ, that He is come in the flesh, or deny the Father and the Son is antichrist.
How can we build a common ground with a spirit of antichrist? We cannot!
Christians Support Building A Mosque
In Mukilteo, WA, “Christians” supported the building of a mosque in their town. There was a group trying to resist the building of this mosque. Some will ask why we should resist the building of an Islamic center. We know that Islamic centers are the apex of the plan of the Muslim Brotherhood to take over America. We find this in their mission statement discovered by the FBI. It is not that we want to stifle the freedom of religion, it is the fact that these Islamic centers are not only involved in advancing Islam, they are often training grounds for jihadist activity.
Who do you suppose came to the aid of the Islamic center? It was the “Christian” community. Grace Lutheran Church in Harbor Point, which is part of the area around Mulkiteo, hosted an event where about 200 people showed up. The Muslim who was backing the building of the mosque, Muhammad Riaz Khan. was invited to address the event. They also invited Paul Ingram, a professor of religion at Pacific Lutheran University in Seattle to talk about how Islam is peaceful and tolerant.
After the pressure from this event, the leader of the effort to stop the mosque backed out. He said he was wrong and that we now want to invite our neighbors, and completely changed his tune.
Not only do we have the interfaith movement trying to build bridges to Islam, we now have them helping to get mosques built. Can’t they see that Islam is demonic? It is antichrist in nature. Look up antichrist in you Bible and see how it is defined there. It is defined by the major tenants of Islam, the denial of Jesus as God and God as the Father.
On the other side of the issue, how often do Muslims in Islamic countries help Christians get churches started? It never happens. Most often we see them burning down churches.
Fourteen of the top fifteen countries in the world today that are persecuting and killing Christians are Islamic countries. The one that is not Islamic is North Korea.
The Muslims who want to build mosques always say that they just want to coexist. The fact is that more than 75% of the mosques in America are owned by the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood’s stated goal is the destruction of America and the setting up of a Muslim state in its place.
Christians protecting Muslims is not a new thing. At the very beginning of Islam, in Mecca, it was the Christians and Jews who protected Muhammad. These are the very same people he turned on when he returned to Mecca.
Today Muslims are using these interfaith “Christians” to give them cover while they work behind the scenes to destroy our culture. What happens when the Muslims get strong enough to get the upper hand? The go after the Jews and Christians. Just look at Europe to see how it works. How can those who claim to be Christians, who claim to believe the Bible, be so foolish and naive?
An Example Of Courage
Let’s look at an example of courage. A small church in Hood River, Oregon has a very courageous Pastor. His name is Mike Herrington. He is a semiretired pastor who is 74 years of age. He had the courage to put some true statements about Islam on his church sign. They are not really egregious statements. Some Christians have crossed the line in statements they make. We are to speak the truth in love, and I don’t think this pastor has crossed the line. Here are some of his statements:
Wake up Christians, Allah is not our God.
Muhammad is not greater than Jesus.
Only the Bible is God’s Word, the Holy Bible, the Qur’an is just another book.
Islam teaches that Allah is the same as the God of the Bible. It teaches that Muhammad is greater than Jesus. Here we have a Christian simply saying that these things are not true.
One thing is certain, the Bible and the Qur’an can’t both be God’s Word. They both have different messages and they contradict each other. They can’t come from the same God.
The statements the pastor put on his church sign are things that every Christian should believe. Where do you think the opposition comes from? From the “Christian” community. So-called Christians are picketing with signs saying “Take down this sign.” They want the mayor to prohibit the free speech of this pastor and his church.
The mayor said that this is an ugly kind of hate and the sign should be taken down. He did not force the sign to be taken down. I am sure that if he could, he would pass an ordinance in Hood River to stop this kind of sign. Either we have free speech, or we do not.
As I said at the beginning, there is no common God or common ground between Islam and Christianity. Allah is not God and should never be referenced as such, including in our Bible translations. There is no common word since the Bible and the Qur’an have nothing in common.
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