Daily Devotional for Tuesday September 12, 2006
A False Religion that is about Hate and Death
(John 14:6, Galatians 1:6-12)
Recently, I shared a Devotional with you on the coming showdown between Islam and Christianity. Early this year, I sat back and patiently watched and waited to see how the news media as well as the leading Christian leaders of our day would handle the story out of Afghanistan of Abdul Rahman, the man who converted to Christianity from Islam and was jailed and sentenced to death for his conversion. The Koran and Islamic law mandates the death penalty for anyone who rejects Islam and does not repent.
Rahman accepted Christ as his Savior 16 years ago while working for a Christian aid group in Pakistan and had returned to his native Afghanistan 3 years ago. President Bush on behalf of the United States and several other countries have put lots of pressure on the Afghanistan government to release Rahman. Under that pressure, the judge threw his case out for "more investigation" and ordered Rahman released so that he could undergo a mental evaluation to see if he was sane.
I guess you have to be mentally ill to believe in Jesus and the book written by God Himself, yet perfectly sane to believe in a non-existent god name allah ( allah and the God of the Bible are NOT the same!!!) dreamed up by a murdering pedophile named Mohammed who wrote a fantasy book called the Koran that mandates death to anyone who rejects their false religion. In my humble opinion, they have the wrong guy going for mental evaluation!!!
Normally, this brother in Christ would have been quickly executed as many are that you will never hear about. However, due to the international notoriety his story received, they came up with a way to get him out of the country since he will never be able to continue to live there without having his life constantly in danger. So much for Islam being a peaceful religion.
I realize that most people could care less about what is happening to one brother in Afghanistan. I wonder how many would care if it was happening in St. Louis or Houston? Do you think this mandate for death to anyone who rejects Islam is only for people living in the Middle East? It is only the United States laws that keeps Muslims who convert to Christianity from being killed in this country, but they pay a big price in other ways.
In these past 84+ months, Liveprayer has dealt directly with hundreds of Muslims who have come to faith in Christ It almost always means never being able to have any contact again with their family who disown them. Jesus told us, "Everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or farms for my name's sake, shall receive many times as much, and shall inherit eternal life." (Matthew 19:29)
Sadly, for those who leave the false religion of Islam for the Truth of God's Word and the hope of Christ, they are never able to go back to their homeland since they have the very real fear of being executed for rejecting the false religion of Islam. So those who come to Christ from Islam pay a very big price to become a follower of Jesus, sometimes with their very life, while those of us who have been born, raised, and lived in the United States pay no real tangible price for our faith. I wonder how many would walk the aisle to give their life to Jesus if they knew it meant never seeing their family or going home again!
I find it interesting that God our Creator has given us the free will to love Him or reject Him. Jesus doesn't force anyone to accept Him into their heart and life, it is something each person has to choose to do by faith. However the false religion of Islam is not something you choose by faith, you are born into it. You have no choice and if you do want to leave, they hold death over your head. Guess the threat of getting killed if you leave and the promise of 100 virgins waiting for you when you die is enough incentive to keep most Muslims from straying.
I was not surprised that this story received little attention in the press. What I have been surprised at is the silence by the vast majority of Christian leaders. Like all false religions, Islam likes to portray itself as "mainstream," and lies about the fact it mandates death to those who leave their false religion in addition to promoting the death of anyone who refuses to convert. Make no mistake, any non-Muslim is classified as in "infidel" and is to be killed.
This story is the perfect opportunity to not only highlight the price some Believers around the world pay for their faith and challenge American Christians to make the most of the freedoms we have, but also shine the spotlight on this false religion that is about hate and death. Instead, those with international pulpits have been silent. Why? Fear! The fear to stand up and call Islam what it is. Recently the largest Christian television network in the world took two of their programs off the air for telling the truth about Islam and sent an letter to all of their other programmers to "not speak bad about Islam."
My friend, we are living in the last days. There is no time for political correctness. Now is the hour for us to rise up and declare God's Truth to this world while exposing the lies that are leading the souls of men and women into everlasting damnation. Islam is a 1400-year-old lie from the pits of hell. There is no god named allah. The Koran is a book of fiction. Mohammed was not a prophet but a murdering madman who rejected the God of the Bible and dreamed up his own religion of hate and death and those who follow this false religion will die and be lost for all eternity.
THAT IS THE TRUTH THAT NEEDS TO BE PROCLAIMED! THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE NAME BY WHICH MEN ARE SAVED, THE NAME OF JESUS. JESUS HIMSELF SAID, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." ALLAH CAN'T SAVE YOU, ONLY JESUS CAN SINCE IT WAS ONLY JESUS WHO DIED FOR YOUR SINS!
I love you and care about you so much. Please be praying today for Abdul Ramah and for God to watch over him and protect him. I know that God allowed his story to come to the light of day to expose what happens to Muslims who convert to Christianity and to show the world how the false religion of Islam deals with those who leave. They kill them, just like they have vowed to kill all "infidels" which includes every Christian!
Christ came to this lost world and willingly died on the cross for the sins of all mankind out of LOVE. He came to redeem fallen man and give him everlasting LIFE. Islam threatens man with death if they leave while Christianity promises man life if they come to Jesus. Islam is based on the lies of Mohammed and those who follow those lies will suffer eternal death. Christianity is based on the Truth of God's Word and those who follow the Truth will enjoy everlasting life. The false religion of Islam is about hate, lies, and death, while the Christian faith which is about love, Truth, and life.