I want to remind you that we, as Christians, are to be soldiers of the cross. The Bible says:
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
We need to take a stand. We need to be soldiers of the living God. The Holy Bible is our sole code of conduct. Faith, prayer, and the Word of God are the weapons of our warfare.
We have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tested with adversity, and I hope, are willing to be tried by fire like the three Hebrew boys.
We volunteered to join this army, and I hope you have enlisted, like me, for all eternity. 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.
We are trying to train up soldiers of the cross. We are taking a stand against the evil ideology that is coming into our country. We have challenges on many fronts. There are many programs you can listen to on Christian radio that will deal with the other issues, but we are primarily targeting the issues of Islam.
I want to remind you that we must separate Muslims for Islam. They are two separate issues. If we don’t make a distinction between the Muslim and Islam, we will get ourselves in trouble. If we don’t make this separation we will be seen as bigots. We will be seen as attacking the persons, not the ideology. Here at Fortress of Faith we address and investigate the teachings of Muhammad and the teachings of Islam.
There is the true teaching of Islam that Muhammad gave, and there is the pseudo-Islam, which is a fantasy of what Islam really is. Most of the Muslims in the West are trying to follow this pseudo-Islam. They are trying to reinvent Islam according to their own imaginations. They are trying to make it peaceful and tolerant. This is something that is palatable to us in the West because we allow the freedom of religion and we expect the same from others.
Muhammad’s Islam doesn’t work that way. Under Muhammad’s Islam there can only be one show in town. It is either Islam and Allah or death. There are no limits to the persecution of non-Muslims in Islam.
Islam does not allow the Muslim to adapt, change, or tweak their faith, especially if they move into non-Muslim countries. They are to stand firm and grow in numbers by procreating and immigration. Once they have sufficient numbers they begin to insist that their Muslim ways are accepted. This is what Islam has done throughout its 1,400 year history. The main historical way of propagating their ideology to other countries is by the sword.
I have not covered the stories in Europe of late even though there is plenty going on over there. They are yielding to Shariah law in many ways.
One perfect example is something one of our faithful listeners brought to my attention. In Switzerland there has been a big stir over a handshaking incident. In the schools in Switzerland, it is a tradition for the students to shake the hand of the teacher at the beginning and the end of the day. A couple of Muslims students refused to shake the hand of their female teacher. These are immigrants who moved into the country. They refused on the grounds that their religion forbids a male to touch a female who is not a wife or a blood relative.
I want to quote some of the Shariah that is the basis of this. I won’t get into all of it because it is a bit lengthy. The following is from the Shariah Law book, The Reliance of the Traveller.
CONTACT OF MAN AND WOMAN’S SKINe7.3 The third cause of minor ritual impurity is when any, no matter how little, of the two skins of a man and woman touch (N: husband and wife, for example) when they are not each other’s unmarriageable kin (Ar. mahram, def:m6), even if they touch without sexual desire, or unintentionally,…… Ablution is also nullified by touching AN AGED person or a corpse (N: of the opposite sex) but not by touching a member of one’s unmarriageable kin, or a child who is younger than the age that usually evokes sexual interest.m2.9 Whenever looking is unlawful, so is touching (O:whenever meaning the part; i.e. whatever is unlawful to look at is also unlawful to touch). (N: And any permissible looking that leads to temptation is unlawful.)
As a Christian preacher who is familiar with the Christian and Jewish Scriptures, and who has been studying the Islamic scriptures for many years, I am amazed at how much of the Islamic scriptures concerns sex.
The purpose of this passage is to keep men from touching women in a way that results in sexual stimulation. The important part of this is that which is unlawful to look at, is also unlawful to touch.
Mant of the commentators of the law say that it is OK to shake hands because there is nothing sexual about it. Those who want to live by the letter of Islamic law will take certain passages to the extreme.
These boys were saying they could not shake hands with their female teacher because it is against Islamic law. The school supported the religious beliefs of these boys, but there was a lot of blow back in the nation over this. Laws have been made that says you cannot work against the customs of the land. Those who do can be fined up to $5,000 for violating the custom by refusing to shake hands with someone simply because of their gender. It is considered a slander of the gender.
My point is that if we allow these little steps of Shariah Law, one day we will look back and wonder what happened. I am glad that Switzerland had the courage to take a stand against the encroachment of Shariah Law into their country. We need to learn from this and take a stand here in North America.
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