In the ten years since the horror of 9/11 we have learned a lot about the “religion” Islam. Our media and our government have portrayed Islam as a religion of “peace.” President Obama and President Bush have said the same.
But is it? Is it simply a “peaceful religion” hijacked by extremists, or is it a monstrous and murderous worldview that makes people demons, filled with hate and devoid of reason?
My gift to you on this tenth memorial of 9/11 is to remind you of the violent ways of Islam. And to open your eyes to the hand that is wielding it. You may be surprised.
Over the past ten years, we have been privileged to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to several mosques across the country. This summer we stormed the gates of hell at the largest mosque in Central Florida and we noticed something very odd. They had just put up five signs, sponsored by the Islamic Society of Central Florida, on the large fence surrounding the mosque. It was an attempt to “Americanize” Islam and make it appear, well, …. Nice.
These signs, however, are very revealing. Islam is doing its level best to cover its real identity and appear to be a peaceful, kind, and tolerant religion. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our media and government are part of this scam. Islam is a wolf trying to look like a lamb.
There is just something about Islam that turns precious people, whom God created in His own image, into wild grinning beasts that attack whatever moves. Islam is not just a religion, it is a nation. And every mosque is a headquarters for war. It has a political and religious philosophy where the church rules the state, a military plan called Jihad, and a governing ordinance called Shariah law. It has one god, Allah (not the God of the Bible), one prophet, Muhammad (an illiterate murderer and pedophile), and one cause – to dominate the world under the name of Allah. It is known as the nation Islam. It is a spawn of the devil and a breeding ground for “hate.”
Adherents to Islam, known as Muslims, have a sworn allegiance to their false god, Allah; to their false prophet, Muhammad; and to their false book, the Quran. No matter where Muslims are located geographically, they may never assimilate into another society. If they do, they become worse than an infidel and a fatwa is issued for their death. Their allegiance must always remain first and foremost to Allah and his prophet Mohammed.
There is no way that a true Muslim can become a good American citizen. To do so would be to deny Allah and his prophet Muhammad. The only time it is permitted to act like or become a citizen of another country is to be involved in Taqquia (one is allowed to lie to further the cause of Allah). Yes, Muslims can and do lie in the name of Allah. Sound like a religion from hell to you?
Yes, Islam is a nation birthed in the very pit of hell, through the drug induced visions of the prophet Mohammed in 622 A.D. It has brought untold chaos, murder, mayhem, slavery, and violence into the world. It is the devil’s instrument to rob, kill, and destroy. It is filled with fury and its drug of choice is hate. Hate is the driving force of Islam. It causes people to strap bombs to themselves and blow-up innocent men, women, children, and infidels. It causes mothers to surrender their children to do the same. God put it very succinctly in Proverbs 8:36, “…all who hate me love death.” Islam hates God.
Yet the devil that drives this religion of hate remains Almighty God’s devil. He is on a leash and can only go so far. Today, God is using Islam as His chastening rod to turn America back to himself. Surprised?
Yes, God can use even His enemies to accomplish His grand purposes. Islam is the rod God has chosen to bring His justice and judgment to America that she may repent and return to Him. But only those with eyes to see (not CBS, ABC, NBC, or Fox News) can see this truth. The tragedy of 9/11 was to bring us to repentance.
That’s right! America has turned her back upon the God of the Bible. Mayor Bloomberg is not inviting the God of our Founding Fathers (Jesus) to the tenth anniversary memorial of 9-11 in New York City . What does God have to do with anything? This God-hating Mayor; rabidly pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, and pro any religion but Christianity, is a frothing supporter of a mosque to be built two blocks from Ground Zero. God’s kindness over these past ten years has been meant to bring us to repentance. Instead, we have slapped Him in the face.
Yes, America has forgotten the One who has blessed her in so many ways and made her great and freer than any nation on the face of this earth. Today, we are living in a nation that is murdering God’s children (abortion), calling that which is evil good (homosexuality), and prostrating Christianity to the level of every other religion (Islam). These three; abortion, homosexuality, and Islam, are physical manifestations of the gates of hell. They are the most visible manifestations of God’s judgment upon us all.
If God is our problem, then we have a mighty big problem. Neither the Republican Party nor the Tea Party can get us out of this fix. Our enemies are now ruling over us, our wealth is being completely drained, we have become a laughingstock to the world. The smallest of nations can put us to flight. Oh, what to do?
The answer is simple. Children can understand it. We adults can’t because we say, “It’s complicated.” But it is not complicated at all. God makes it very clear in His Word, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14. This is God’s promise to all who call upon His Name. So what are we waiting for? Let’s join together in public repentance and cry out to the only One who can save us. If God is our problem there is hope, for He desires mercy, not sacrifice. Matthew 9:13.
But note this. We must turn from our wicked ways before we can expect any help from Him. We must confess that God is right and that we are wrong in three crucial areas: abortion, homosexuality, and Islam. If America is ever to be healed, these three sins must be publicly repented of.
Neither Republicans nor Conservatives want to deal with these sins. We know where Democrats stand. But our supposed “friends” shoot us in the back every time they are elected. They are pretend salt. They will not stand for Christ and have never found a cause for which they are willing to die.
They will never stand upon the Word of God. They run from it. They just want the election in 2012 to be about the economy. Just listen to Charles Krauthammer, Karl Rove, Dana Farina, ad nauseam. They want our vote but they don’t want our voice. Our government, no matter who is elected, is not able to save us from the judgment of Almighty God and the disaster that is coming, “for our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:29. He has more disaster than our government has relief. Government cannot save us from God.
The rise of Islam in our nation over these past ten years has been meteoric. It has garnered for itself the most protected and “favored religion” status. Much the same as homosexuality has become the most protected and “favored life-style” in America . And the abortion industry has won for itself the most protected and “favored business” status. Indeed the enemies Of God’s church are ruling over her. Jesus told us this would happen if the salt lost its savor. Matthew 5:13. God is using all three of these enemies of Christ as a rod to chastise the sorry estate of His church and our nation. But we can repent. And true repentance will look like this:
“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, …See what this Godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done…” 2 Corinthians 7:10-11.
1. We must declare that all children born and pre-born are living human beings at biological beginning and therefore have an innate right to life and are to be protected under the color of law. “Personhood!”
2. We must declare that homosexuality is a sin against God, our own bodies, and our fellowman. It brings destruction to those who practice it, and destruction to nations that approve of it.
3. We must declare that the willful prostration of Christianity to the level of every other religion is a sin that cries out to heaven and is a violation of the very 1st Commandment given by God to Moses. This syncretistic idea that all religions are the same is an affront to the only One and True God, Jesus Christ.
True repentance will be lived out like this: Personal Intervention
We are always at the abortion mills bringing the Gospel of Christ to the gates of hell and intervening on behalf of children being led away to slaughter. We are also at “Gay” Pride events wherever and whenever they may raise their ugly heads, bringing the theology of the church house into the streets and allowing it to become biography. We love those enslaved in homosexual sodomy enough to tell them the liberating truth that only Christ can set them free. Finally, we have been bringing the gospel of Christ headlong into the gates of hell at local mosques and Muslim gatherings. Jesus Akbar!
This past Wednesday morning, August 31, 2011, we attended the celebration of Eid UL Fitr (the end of Ramadan fast) held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown Charlotte. Thousands of Muslims gathered at this convention center in Uptown to honor their false god Allah. We gathered to honor the only true God, Jesus. We carried signs and brochures into the battle. One sign read “Jesus Is the Truth,” the other, “Islam is a Lie.” As we began to preach about the God (Jesus) who made this nation great and free, the rage and hatred in the hearts of these “peaceful” Muslims began to manifest. Freedom of speech is not treasured in Islamic Shariah law.
From out of the abundance of their hearts, their mouths began to speak. “You are a Jew! You are gay! You are stupid! You are a homeless person! You are a clown!” I must say that I was astonished at their blatant anti-semitism and ad hominem (name-calling) attacks. They pushed, jostled, and bullied, trying to make the meanest “Arab street face” possible, but the preaching of the gospel continued. Richard Pope was on the other side of the building from me “givin ‘em heaven in Jesus’ name.”
Richard has been a great friend to this ministry, to his city, to his nation, and to Jesus’ precious preborn children. He was attacked and knocked unconscious while preaching the gospel of Christ on a public sidewalk outside the NASCAR Hall of Fame. His crime? Bringing the Word of God to those lost in the bondage of Islam.
After the event was over and most of the Muslims had left, a Charlotte policeman came up to me and informed me that Richard had been knocked out and was in an ambulance. Isaac Yoder and I immediately made our way around the huge NASCAR building to the ambulance. They would not allow us to see or talk with Richard until they were relatively sure he was OK. When he finally got out of the ambulance he was still a bit woozy but he recounted his story to us.
“I was preaching and the next thing I remember, I was on the ground in front of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. I wondered why I was there. I called my daughter on my cell phone and asked her why I was at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and she said, ‘Daddy, you are there for the end of Ramadan fast. Don’t you remember? Are you all right? It was then that I got my bearings and realized that something happened to me. I was told by witnesses that a man stopped his car, got out and came up on my blind side and punched me for all he was worth. I never saw a thing. He then ran back to his car and took off. The police got his license plate number.”
“I feel so honored to be walking in the same steps as the apostles, disciples, and those in the great cloud of witnesses, who ran the race of faith before me.”
Our update as of September 7, 2011, is that the NASCAR Hall of fame has the video tape of three Muslim young men between the ages of 18-20 watching Richard for about 15 minutes. They talked to him and warned him that if he kept it up he was going to get hurt. It appears that two of them went to get their car and, when they drove up to the front door of NASCAR, the one left behind attacked Richard from his blindside.
He ran to the car and it sped off. This is obviously a “Hate Crime,” yet the Charlotte Police Department is treating it as if it were nothing. I assure you that if the shoe had been on the other foot….hmmmm!
If one is a Christian and heralds the claims of Christ at a Muslim gathering, he is an Islamophobe spewing “hate speech.” If one is a Christian and proclaims the name of Jesus at a “Gay Pride” event, he is a homophobe and quoting the Bible is considered “hate speech.” If one is a Christian and brings the gospel to the gates of hell at an abortion mill, he is a hate-filled stalker, shoving signs and literature into the faces of innocent folks desiring to kill their children. America has been turned upside down. That which is evil is being called good.
Is it any wonder then, that ten years ago nineteen men with box cutters brought this nation to its knees as they crashed airplanes into the World Trade Center , the Pentagon, and into the ground in Shanksville , Pennsylvania ? Over three thousand people were killed on that fateful September day – 9/11/01. That is approximately the same as the number of children killed every day by abortion. Was this a coincidence or was it the hand of God?
“See, the Lord is coming out of His dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no more.” Isaiah 26:21.
God has not been silent about the wholesale slaughter of His preborn children. Can we hear Him now?
Has our risen Lord and Savior Jesus not been patient with us? His delay in bringing His judgment of total annihilation upon America should not be mistaken as His approval of what we are doing. We are not getting away with anything. The Bible sums it up best in this way, “Or do you show contempt for the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance?” Romans 2:4.