Daily Devotional for Monday December 3, 2007
So You Still Think Islam is a Religion of Peace
(Numbers 33:55; Exodus 34:12; Ezra 9:14)
So you still think it is a "religion of peace?" Even before 9/11, I have tried my best to warn people about the false religion of Islam. Islam is a false religion dreamed up by a Mecca businessman named Muhammed 1400 years ago that has been spread from day one by hatred and death and has led the souls of those who followed its lies to the eternal flames of hell. It is the fastest growing religion in the world with nearly 2 billion people on the planet following the teachings of the Qu'ran, the book of fables Muhammed inspired that makes up the theology of this false religion. While Muslims like to claim they are a religion of love and peace, their teachings and actions over 1400 years continually prove they are about hatred and death.
The latest proof of this comes from the Sudan and the nightmare of British teacher Gillian Gibbons. Gibbons moved to Khartoum last August to fulfill her dream of teaching abroad. In a recent class project for the 7-year-olds she was teaching, she had each child take a teddy bear home with them for the night and write a short essay about what they did with the bear while they had it. She was arrested last Sunday night after several parents complained that she insulted Islam's prophet by naming the bear Muhammed. It came to light that it was actually the children of her class who had named the bear, but that didn't seem to matter to authorities.
Gibbons was charged with insulting Islam, inciting religious hatred, and contempt for religious beliefs. Each of the charges carries a maximum penalty of 40 lashes and a year in jail. Not only was she facing up to 3 years in jail and 120 lashes, but there were groups in the Sudan who were DEMANDING that she be executed for her crimes! That is right my friend, there were Muslims calling for this woman who had made the sacrifice to come to this poor nation to teach children, who never had any intention of insulting their religion, for her to be put to death!
Of course there will be Muslim apologists who say that these are only the extremists, just like they try to distance themselves from their brothers in this "peaceful religion" who flew the planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the one intended for the Capital building that was crashed in a Pennsylvania field by some real American heroes. Do you remember a few years ago when there was a cartoon in a Dutch newspaper depicting Muhammed with a bomb in his headdress? There were riots and people were actually killed over a CARTOON! Remember a year or so ago when Pope Benedict simply shared the historical fact that Islam was spread by violence and death and the Catholic churches that were burned down and the nuns killed by Muslims protesting his statements?
Do you remember the Islamic activist group CAIR that has ties to terrorist groups and operates in this country as an "advocacy group" for Muslims, and their 4 year campaign to take the Liveprayer TV program off this air for simply having the audacity to tell the truth about their false religion? After 1,175 programs and 4 1/2 yrs on the air, the gutless executives at CBS who owned the station we had broadcast on in Tampa since March of 2003 finally caved in to the intimidation and fear of this group. Over the years they had been successful in silencing other media personalities from saying anything negative about Islam, and I am certain, emboldened by their intimidation of CBS, is now doing all they can to take radio talk show host Michael Savage off the air.
These people are not about love or peace or unity. They are about one thing. Converting the world to their false religion and those who get in their way or who refuse to follow their lies will be silenced and killed. The word "Islam" literally means "submission." Maybe you don't understand what it means when their "holy book" says "death to all infidels." An "infidel" by their definition is anyone who has not converted to their false beliefs. This is their book. These are their teachings. THIS IS WHAT ALL MUSLIMS BELIEVE!
That is why I was stunned the other day when I came across an article about many high profile Christian leaders who are forming some sort of alliance with top Muslim leaders. Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, Pastors Rick Warren of Saddleback and Bill Hybles of Willow Creek, and Robert E. Cooley, president emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, are just a few of the prominent Christians who have signed a letter issued by the Yale Center for Faith and Culture as a response to a letter signed last month by 138 representative Muslim leaders calling on the two Abrahamic faiths to love God and neighbors together.
Sounds nice doesn't it? These Muslim clerics are not looking for love and peace, only mainstream acceptance! The very teachings of their false religion doesn't call for this type of peace, only the DEATH of those who refuse to convert to their lies. I know these high profile Christians can't be that stupid, so there has to be some other motivation. Sadly, I have documented for you in the past the key leaders who sold out in the 80s to Moon's Unification Cult to give that lie from hell mainstream acceptance. I am currently fighting the battle with many key Christian leaders who have turned "Judas" to back the member of a satanic cult for President, more worried about short-term political power than the souls of men. Now, we have several very high profile prominent Christian leaders getting in bed with Muslim leaders!
Don't these people read the Bible? The Bible says MUCH about who we associate with, about avoiding being associated with the wrong people. In Numbers 33:55, God warned Israel that bad associations would be a continual thorn in their side. In Exodus 34:12 and Ezra 9:14, Israel was specifically forbidden to develop relationships with ungodly nations. You can go all throughout the Bible and read God's warnings and what He says about the type of relationships we enter into and those we associate with. That is why these ecumenical movements that seek to bring all the false religions and faiths of the world together as one is such a damnable lie. It is so damnable, in the final days there will be a One World Religion that all will be forced to be part of.
Some have asked what is wrong with being part of these groups with the false religions and cults of the world. Simple! THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUTH, THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE. What is required when you enter into any of these ecumenical groups is that you lay aside the absolutes of the Bible. IT IS CALLED COMPROMISE, SOMETHING I HAVE PREACHED ON CONTINUALLY FOR 2 DECADES! IT IS COMPROMISE THAT HAS MADE THE CHURCH SO WEAK AND INEFFECTIVE. IT IS COMPROMISE THAT HAS ALLOWED SOME CHURCHES TO ACCEPT AND CONDONE SINS LIKE HOMOSEXUALITY AND ABORTION. IT IS COMPRISE THAT HAS CAUSED CHURCHES TO STOP BELIEVING AND TEACHING THAT THE BIBLE IS THE INSPIRED INERRANT WORD OF GOD, REPRESENTING ABSOLUTE TRUTH AND OUR FINAL AUTHORITY IN ALL MATTERS.
IT IS COMPROMISE THAT ALLOWS MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD TO ASSOCIATE WITH THOSE WHO FOLLOW RELIGIONS AND FAITHS IN COMPLETE REBELLION TO GOD, HIS TRUTH, AND HIS SON JESUS!!!
I love and care about you so much. I ask you to join me in prayer today for Gillian Gibbons, that the Lord will be with her in a special way over the days of her confinement, and that she will know His peace and strength. She is scheduled to be deported after she is released and sent back to England. Pray with me today that she returns home safely, since there will no doubt be efforts by many Muslims to abduct and execute her after she is released from jail for this horrible crime she committed of naming a teddy bear Muhammed.
I can only pray as I continue to sound this trump of warning that people will wake up. I cringe every time I hear people like President Bush state that Islam is a "religion of peace." ISLAM HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT PEACE, ONLY DEATH! I have shared with you earlier this year how I felt that Islam would be the United States Babylon if we didn't turn back to God and His Truth. As I watch what is happening in this nation I firmly believe that now even more than when the Holy Spirit led me to write that special message. Just last week a Muslim nation bought a 5% stake in Citicorp. The energy requirements of this nation are still tied almost exclusively to the oil we get out of Muslim nations. Muslims who have come to the United States have refused to assimilate into the American way of life, instead, are doing all they can to force Americans to assimilate into their way of life.
Also, please don't buy this political correct lie that their are "good Muslims" and "bad Muslims." By their own definition, a good Muslim is one who follows the Qu'ran and the teachings of Islam without question or deviation. The goal of Islam is to convert the world to their false religion, and if you don't think they want to turn the United States into a Muslim nation, you have been sound asleep. The sad thing is, this has only happened because the church has quit being the church. Christians have taken themselves out of the marketplace and are hiding in the safety and profitability of the "Christian trough." Sadly, many of those who have ventured into the marketplace have compromised the Gospel by entering into unholy alliances with cults like the Mormons and false religions like Islam.
If there was ever a time for the true followers of Christ to rise up it is now. Jesus is coming at any moment, the final days of human history are unfolding, and it is time to take our stand for Him and His Truth and help bring in that last great harvest of souls. The "allah" of Islam is NOT the God of the Bible, but an imaginary, murderous deity, a stone moon rock housed in the Kabba in Mecca. The Qu'ran is not a holy book, but a book of fables that calls for the death of all who refuse to follow its lies. Islam is NOT a religion of peace, but one of death. The only true peace there is comes from the Prince of Peace Himself, Jesus, the One who overcomes death and promises those who follow Him life, and life everlasting!