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November 11th, 2014

My Islamic/Muslim Responce to Beheadding

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Written by: Gene
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Sitting in Sunday School as a kid, I remember the teacher asking us this simple question more than once, “If armed men were to come through the door and demand that you renounce Jesus or die, which would you choose?”

That question seemed really far fetched back then, because we were living in a “Christian America.” I learned American History, said the Pledge before school, and recited from memory The Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Gettysburg Address, and the 4 verses of the Star Spangled Banner.

I hear young people talk today about history and America, and I wonder what planet they got dropped off from. It is really a chore to listen to their educated opinions, and it makes me feel like I am one of the old people.

The one problem with the “Christian America” that I grew up in, was that people genuinely believed that to be American and Christian were the same thing. You couldn’t be one without the other.

Our country was founded on Christian Biblical Values, because it was to be a haven for those christians who were under persecution in their homeland. You came to America, to be free to practice your Christian Faith, without fear of government regulations.

Even our top Law Schools like Harvard and Yale were set up as seminaries first and law schools second. If you were to be a lawyer, you first had to be an Ordained Minister. The thinking was that in order to rightly understand man’s laws, you first had to understand God’s laws.

Even our math problems expected that all kids would own their own businesses, and usually went something like this, “If Tom buys 500 apples for his store, and 5 apples equal a pound, how much would shipping total be if it were $.50 for every pound shipped?” Now they go something like this, “Syndie has 5 kids with the same father, how much would her government check go up if she had another post fetus with another partner?”

Continuing to fast forward to today…

God has not only been kicked out of America, He has been written out and ridiculed. The Holy Scriptures have been removed from reading lists, while Gay Porn Coloring Books have been snuck in to school libraries. This being because “separation of Church and State” has been redefined by those without Seminary Degrees.

Our lawmakers are guided by their own self interests, and are simply reflections of the people who elected them. You could say that we got leaders after our own hearts, instead of leaders seeking after the heart of God.

Allah is being introduced in our school books…

Allah? So that you who call yourself “christian” are not deceived, YHWH and Allah are not the same person. The Bible and the quran were not inspired by the same spirit. Jesus and Mohammed are not kin.

The Muslim Religion, is not Christian in nature. It is not a religion of peace. Its founder is not God Almighty Creator of The Heavens and Earth.

The Muslim Religion is a cheap knockoff of the Christian Faith, and because it leaves out Jesus Christ Himself, it is really Anti-Christ in nature.

The name of the Son of God is Jesus, but His last name is not Christ. The term Christ (or Messiah) means anointed or chosen, so you could say that the Christian Faith is the anointed or chosen faith that God has set up through Jesus His Son. Jesus is the only way to His own Father.

Every other way that people try to “get to God” that excludes Jesus, is in fact Anti-Christ in nature.

The Muslim Religion does not receive Jesus as the way to God, and it even states in the quran that Jesus didn’t die on the cross (which is vital for the forgiveness of sins) but His death was actually an illusion.

Be not deceived…

I have seen lies on the internet, that say that the quran even led people to Jesus. A simple understanding of Faith, will tell you that this is impossible. Romans 10:17 tells us that, “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” We do not get faith to follow Jesus by the quran (or even by the book of Mormon). All I will say about the Mormon and Muslim religions, is that they share more in common with each other than they do with the Christian Faith.

Our Christian Faith, is grown by The Word of God and by it alone. No other books, can grow your faith or cause you to believe correctly. Some books will try to explain truthfully the spirit behind the Bible, but ultimately, you must choose to believe that God’s Word is true. Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

I read the quotes that were given from the quran, that supposedly lead a person to Jesus. Not a one of them was true. Not one fact about Jesus’ life, or what He said or did was true. When did Satan become an evangelist pointing people to Jesus? How can we think that lies can point us to the truth? Sounds to me that another Anti-Christ is being made in Man’s Image (Romans 1:22).

The Bible is the only foundation to be used when it comes to building a perfect faith. I grow weary of the same old debates that resurface every 25+ years. Satan comes up with nothing new, but you got those who bite into that apple when it comes around creating a new generation of “deceived intellectuals” who’s only purpose is to cause strife and arguments everywhere they go.

The proof that The Bible was inspired by God was done Apologetically many many many years ago, so get your nose out of the internet, turn off CNN, and do some real research. I won’t get started on the fact that the Internet is really “the digital eBook version of the Tree of Knowledge.”

Common Ground cannot be achieved…

There are those, that think that we can have common ground with each others’ religions. No… Sorry… Can’t Happen… Cry INTOLERANT all you want, but 1 John 1:5 says,” “This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.” John 8:44 also tells us, “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” 2 Corinthians 6:14 continues to say, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?”

I see many who are christians, who are deceived into thinking that we can all coexist. We can’t simply coexist without loosing faith and compromising what we have been given by God Almighty.

If done properly, light will always push out darkness, truth will always expose the lie, and righteousness will always trample evil underfoot. As a Christian, called to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus, it is impossible to coexist in a status quo Utopian existence.

Persecution will come to the believer, because those that refuse to turn to Jesus (because they hate Him), will ultimately choose to hate His followers. The lifestyle of the Christian, always brings conviction to those that still need Jesus. This cannot be changed by the schemes of men, because we are in a spiritual war.

The lord of the unbeliever, Satan, hates the Lord of Lords. Since Satan cannot touch God directly, he goes after His children. It is when the Christian Faith is lived to its full potential, that we have the power to chase off the attacks of the Devil. But, whenever the children of God are duped into making treaties and alliances in hopes “that we can all get alone”, we find ourselves beat down and enslaved.

Stand your ground…

Be careful, when the enemy gets aggressive. Muslims are led by Satan himself, and their fruits prove it. You might want to argue that “there are good peace loving Muslims out there.” Consider this one thought, their leader is Satan, and when their leader commands them to act, don’t be taken back by the what they do.

Their basic drive is “death to the infidel” and “you are not required to keep your word when it is made to the infidel.” As a follower of Jesus, you are the Muslim Infidel. Congrats to you, no prize, but you get to become a target.

When you are aggressively approached, be careful when tempted to become passive. You might want to smile and nod when told that you need to convert, but be careful that you are not renouncing Jesus and your Christian Faith when you are doing that.

There is persecution of the Christian Faith throughout the whole world, and it is even growing in America. It is time for each individual to draw their own personal line in the sand. Hold yourself to a higher standard and start to take the higher road. Draw closer to God, conform yourself to His ways, and shed your personal desires so that God’s desires become your driving force.

God’s final call…

As this persecution of the Christian Faith starts to ramp up, you will see revival spread through the land. Not the kind of revival where you feel like your are being spiritually tickled, but the kind of revival that explodes with the world changing power of God.

True revival starts when people step out of their comfort zone, and say, “Lord God, have complete and total control. We trust You, and are surrendered totally to You.”

Did you ever consider the Azusa Street Revival that happened over 100 years ago? There were these white women praying for revival in a basement, when a black man knocks on the door declaring that God sent him there to teach and bring in revival. Talk about stepping out of a comfort zone, but the kind of revival that came out of it is still talked about today. I cannot imagine the Glorious Presence of God being so heavy that children can play hide-and-seek in it.

I think that we have gotten the wrong idea about the End Times and the Return of Jesus. The idea seems to be that there will be a mass rapture where we will all flip off the world and scream “kiss off y’all.” But I see no evidence of the personality of God being like that in scripture. I don’t see Him leaving the world in chaos with planes falling from the sky and cars crashing everywhere.

What I see is a God still pulling in His harvest till the dim hours of night. I can hear Him saying, “is there just one more?” I see this revival, not happening to bless me with cookies and gifts, but to give me the boldness and power to “go me into all the world and preach the truth of the Gospel to the lost and dying.”

I see it like the Parable of The Great Supper in Luke 14:15-24 and God is preparing a great event. It is sad the some christians will be too busy with their oxen, land, and wives, but God will seek after those who are seeking after Him.

Final Questions…

Are you seeking after God? Are you casting aside your desires, and embracing His? Are you willing to loose your own life for the sake of the kingdom?

It is easy to answer an emphatic yes to the question of “men with guns coming into the church demanding that you renounce Jesus.” But I see christians unable to renounce sin today. I see christians who rarely use the name of Jesus positively to share the gospel (how can you preach the gospel without uttering the name of Jesus?) I see christians who define themselves by their sins, instead of by what the Word of God says.

When you are told to renounce Jesus or be beheaded, will you be able to? Or will the cares of the world have you blinded? Are you holding on to the idea that you can renounce now, and repent later (knowing that Jesus told us to not deny Him to the world).

Or, has it finally clicked that death has no victory and the grave has no sting to those who are sold out to Jesus? Has it finally dawned on you that to be a Christian is to make Jesus your Lord, renounce sin, and become spiritually baptized into the Body of Believers through your faith in Jesus?

Me? I will live and die for Jesus while I am one this earth. Then I will live forever with Him after this earth.

 

Final Thought… Muslims need Jesus too.

About the Author

Gene
A husband to an awesome wife, father to 3 beautiful girls, step-father to a beautiful girl and smart son. Preacher, Designer and best of all a Servant to a loving and gracious God.




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