Fortress of Faith

Christian Apologetics toward Islam and Missions to Muslims

Another Anniversary

It is February, and that means we have hit another milestone, another anniversary at Fortress of Faith. We started in February 2011 on KARI. I want to thank those of you who support us and make this ministry possible. May God richly bless you for your support. Those of you who support us on a regular basis are the backbone of our ministry. We sincerely thank those of you who are part of the Army of Ten, Project 365, and the other campaigns we have for the support of our ministry. Without you we could not to what we do.

Today I want to step back and explain what we do for our new listeners and readers. One question that is sometimes asked is, What is the meaning of our name, Fortress of Faith? It comes from the Bible:

I have set before the a tower and a fortress among my people that thou mayest know and try their way. (Jeremiah 6:27)

The Bible also talks about the watchman on the tower whose job is to look out for the enemy. When he sees the enemy coming he is to warn the people so they can be forewarned and forearmed. We deal with the false religion of Islam as our main topic. We have three goals:

  1. To resist and refute Islam
  2. To rescue and evangelize Muslims
  3. Revive America

Most of what we talk about will be in one of these three areas. Today what we will be talking about is under the category of reviving America, We really need God in these difficult times.

I want to remind you that God has used a lot of military language in the Bible. It does not mean we are to be militant, but we are to be soldiers of the cross. We use the word fortress because a fortress is defensive in nature. We are here to defend the truth and righteousness, that which is right and holy, because it is under attack. In 2 Timothy we are told to “endure hardness as a good soldier.” In Ephesians 6 we are told to “put on the whole armor of God.” There are a number of other passages we could mention on this subject. There is even a hymn we sing, “We’re In The Lord’s Army.”

The Holy Bible is the code of conduct for us as soldiers of the living God. Our weapons are faith, prayer, and the Word of God. We have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tested with adversity, and some of us have been tried with fire. We volunteered to join this army, and I hope you have enlisted, like I have, for all eternity.

As hardened soldiers, we will not get out, drop out, sell out, or be talked out. No one needs to pamper us, we don’t need to be primed up, picked up, pumped up, or pepped up. No one needs to call us, remind us, invite us, visit us, entice us, or allure us to do our job. We are committed to the task and no one needs to send us flowers, gifts, cards, food, or candy. We don’t need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for, or catered to.

When we joined this army, most of us had nothing, and if we end up with nothing, we will come out even. Devils cannot defeat us, people cannot pacify us, weather cannot weary us, sickness cannot stop us, battles cannot defeat us, money cannot buy us, governments cannot silence us, and death cannot destroy us. Why? Because we are soldiers in the army of the Living God.

This is the kind of Christians we want to build. We want others to join us and take on the hardships of being a good soldier that we may please Him who has called to be His soldiers.

We are living in a day where, in America, Christianity is under assault. We are seeing things that kind of blow our minds. I want to paint a picture for you. When we look at the last election and the battle between the two main candidates, we see that Hilary Clinton, and I think most of the liberals in our nation, stand for globalism. They are not really that concerned about America.

America has been demonized by the liberals and those that teach in our universities. Our young people are coming out of our universities saying they don’t owe anything to this country, this country is dirty, nasty, and mean. They say that it is a bully and bigoted. They say we have made our wealth on the backs of the unfortunate in the rest of the world.

When Obama became President, he let it out that he wanted to spread the wealth. This was not just about sharing the wealth with the poor in our country, but also with the poor around the world. He wanted to take from those who have, and give to those who have not. This is not a biblical principle. They try to make us think it is the Christian thing to do. The Bible says that if a man will not work, neither shall he eat. There are those who need help, and we should help them. It is a poor choice to give government the task of dealing with it. We used to give that responsibility to the churches and through the charity of the people.

There are two sides in this issue, the globalists and the nationalists. In this last election, Hillary Clinton represented the globalists and Donald Trump represented the nationalists. The globalist hate that Trump was elected. They hate him, his agenda, and all those who voted for him.

Another group that fits well with the globalists is the ecumenical movement. They go along with the globalists saying, we all have one god, we are all trying to find our road to Heaven and many roads lead there.

The ecumenical movement started out just within the Christian sects. It is now holding hands with other religions. We are seeing more and more inter-religious services. We saw it in the inguinal ceremonies for President Trump. This is the new world we live in.

Opposite the ecumenical movement we have the separatists. It is those who take seriously where the Bible says, “come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord.” How can two walk together when their doctrines are teaching opposite things? The separatists fit with the nationalists. The liberals and ecumenism are the globalists and the traditionalists and conservatives are the nationalists.

In the liberal and globalist view, everything is good and OK. For them, truth is relative. What is true to you may not be true to someone else. They often say, who is to judge. They take Matthew 7 completely out of context to suggest we are not to judge. This passage really says that when you judge, don’t be a hypocrite in the manner in which you judge. It tells us that we will be judged by the same measure with which we judge.

The biblical view is that only God is good. Only His righteousness is good, and only His ways are right. Is’t this the witness we have in our conscience?

Romans Chapter 3 and 4 tell us that the law of God is written in our hearts. When you do something wrong, your conscience bears witness to the fact that it is wrong. You don’t have to tell a child that lying, cheating, stealing, and so forth are wrong, they naturally know it. This is why when they do wrong, they try to hide it.

We have come to a point where all of this foolishness is destroying us. Isn’t it foolish where the globalists and liberals are? We can’t call a man, a man or a woman, a woman. The most recent thing is we can’t call pregnant women “expectant mothers” because it might offend transgenders. This craziness just goes on and on. They want us to believe it is not a baby in the womb, it is just a blob of flesh. You can see their immorality growing and growing. When we don’t think it can get any worse, it does.

We are heading into the last days. We have had a turn in the political winds toward nationalism. The liberals and the globalists are fighting mad. We need to stand  our ground as good soldiers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Lets stand fast and make righteousness reign once again in our nation. We have an opportunity, let’s not mess it up.

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