Posts Tagged ‘qu’ran’

Author Dinesh D’souza is off on many points, but this one is dead on: the very things that Muslims hate about the west are the very same things that evangelical Christians rally against. I don’t recommend D’souza’s book “The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11,” but in it he states rather poignantly that Muslims are not really against “the West” as much as they are against “the liberal West.”


Now I understand that even if every single American were rock solid, bible believing, conscientious, consistent follower of good conservative values, Muslims would still want to blow us all to hell (Allah be praised). This is first because we are not Muslims, and anyone born and raised in Islamic culture has their own “Poor Richard’s Almanac“ where they chant the Arabic equivalent of “For Allah I will do my best; Kill the Jew and hate the West.” Johnnie Cochran couldn’t do any better. And both are equally good at burying the facts. So let’s get some out there.


On values, it appears the Muslims are right. The (liberal) west is an “anything goes” world, and aside from just living decently, conservatives have done little to persuade liberals that they should shun their decadent ways. Well, maybe lib’s just don’t get it; To understand “decadent” means you have to have “values,” and “anything goes” isn’t really a “value,” per se. Just like Osama Bin Laden, I am against having rampant sex shoved in our faces on TV, the internet, and print. Just like OBL, I’m against homosexuality, not only because of it’s clear prohibition in the bible, but because any sane person can see the “natural” order of things doesn’t lend itself very well to homosexuals; even Darwin would agree. There’s also abortion and adultery, OBL and I are probably of one accord there too.


That’s part of the problem of freedom: people indeed choose things that are self-injurious while thumbing their nose at those who might try to “save” them. Wow, that word sure has a particularly religious flavor to it, doesn’t it? Some people don’t want to be “saved,” and Christians (and God) seem to respect their decisions, and let them eat the consequences. If you’re a sleaze, you get a disease.


Well, one thing Islam appears to create is “order.” In some cases it does a very good job. An acquaintance who lived in Saudi Arabia for four years told me you could leave a brand new car with the keys in the ignition, a hot CD player and a stack of CD’s in the passenger seat parked in front of your hotel and be virtually guaranteed that it would all be there in the morning. Something about losing your digits is a very persuasive deterrent to stealing.


There is a huge fact missing. The world is broken. Christians call it “fallen.” No amount of rules will fix it. In fact “the rules” generally point out that it can’t ever be totally fixed. Any rational person can give a nod to this one. I’m assuming there are a few thinking Muslims who will consider that to be accurate.


That doesn’t mean we throw in the towel and dive headlong into our most hedonistic tendencies. Not only is that generally self-injurious, but there is value (there’s that word again) in redeeming the good out of the world. There is no fatwah (religious mandate) that will perfect anything. That is good news: Muslims will eventually find that the many rules in the Koran do not deliver, and the deeper you go into Islam, the more you find that it is futile. Martyrdom (the only guaranteed way to Islamic paradise) seems an appealing choice.


God – the Father of Jesus – loves his followers enough to give them a choice to love Him or not. He doesn’t want robots who obey His commands. He hopes that Christians will listen to His promptings in a personal relationship with Him, and choose a better way. And he understands that people aren’t perfect. Allah doesn’t give anyone a choice. God says, “Whoever believes … will be saved.” Allah says, those who do not submit will be slaughtered [the Hadith: Tabari VI:143, Ishaq 222]. Jesus says, “I will forgive you all your sins.” Allah says I will crush you.


The only Islamic appeal (a more orderly society) is really an empty one, because you can’t mandate a perfect society. You can’t dictate a human heart to submit. Only a heart that willingly submits to Jesus’ offer can be made good by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.


The bible says, “it was for freedom that Christ has set us free.” (Galatians 5:1). Do you want new life in Jesus Christ? It’s free.


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Greetings again,

I haven’t written in awhile. Seems life is alternately precious and cumbersome, and the details sometimes push their way into prominence, and the weight of critical thinking is put on simmer.

Recently I heard a Christian contemporary song that included the word “Savior.”  It occurred to me, relating as I do to potential Muslim readers, that there is probably no equivalent concept in the Koran for this word “Savior,” because as far as I can tell, Allah isn’t in the “Savior” business. I guess if you’ve got his message (the Qu’ran) and the traditions (Hadiths), you’ve got enough knowledge to be dangerous; because the only guaranteed way to heaven is martyrdom.

My God (the God of the Bible) values life. That’s his FREE gift to us. Life is to be lived to His glory and our benefit if we choose His easy ways. No pressure. Just complete forgiveness for all time through the grace given by Jesus’ sacrifice. My salvation is secure; Jesus saves. (There’s that “savior” idea).

Do you have any clue how peaceful that is?

If I don’t pray 5 times a day, He doesn’t condemn me. Now he would LOVE to hear from me MORE than five times a day, but I’m not on his black list if I don’t. I will be blessed if I do.

I don’t have to make any pilgrimage at all, because as a believer in Jesus, His Holy Spirit resides in me, and guides me as often as I choose to yield my will and listen to Him.

Sure I give (alms, if you will), but I’m not under threat if I don’t. I LOVE to give out of gratitude for what He has done for me; He’s saved me completely! (There’s that “savior” concept again). Not only that, but I like to honor God by giving my time to others too. I share a part of my life’s energy benefiting them, because God smiles when I do.

The bible also talks about fasting, though most Christians don’t do it. Jesus doesn’t DEMAND it, though he recommends it as a way of getting closer to Him. Any sort of yielding is done to build a RELATIONSHIP with Him. He loves me and blesses me as I honor him. But I’m not going to hell if I don’t. He just wants me to keep my focus on Him, and not things.

As for who God is, and who his Messenger is, I would only ask this: Who has a history of bringing LIFE? Who really lived out “peace?”

It’s the one who took the “death penalty” FOR me, rose again, and offers LIFE to me (and you) freely if we say “yes.”

Can you possibly trust someone so generous? God doesn’t need us, so there’s no ulterior motive where He’s just waiting to stick it to us if we don’t jump through His hoops. He just loves us. There is genuinely no compulsion with God; He loves freely, and is waiting for you to say “yes” to new life in Jesus.

So what do YOU think of the idea of “Savior?”

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 A Reason To Choose Christianity Over Islam

World War Three: the Global Jihad, is being fought from two directions

World War III: the Global Jihad, is being fought from two directions

  The first direction is defensive. And this stance is needed to win. 

It is necessary to combat the Jihad movement “over there,” wherever “there” is. It’s a nasty, dreadful, hideous job. And the American public – saturated with the mindset of sitcom-quick answers – is anxious to channel-flip away from Iraq. They’re in it for the long haul, and recent history tells them that all that is necessary to win it to keep the (relatively) small blows comin’; a bomb a day sends the US away. Currently we lack the will to defeat evil, and some of it is we don’t know how. I wonder if “the greatest generation” that brought victory in WWII would have had the support from home to beat Hitler if they had the internet and 500 channels of cable. At the time, the Allied military (the good guys) accounted for only 25% of the deaths in WWII. Allied civilians accounted for fifty eight percent; That’s over 41 million people, before the wars’ end. For a long time, peace-loving decent people let Hitler and Hirohito stomp their bloody boots everywhere they wanted (and we’re doing that now). Overwhelming civilian deaths is what it had to come to for good people to do something. More than one hundred times as many US soldiers died in WWII than have died in Iraq (both times). Yet 70 years ago we found the courage as a nation to join with other nations to beat two evil monsters. 

We have a new evil monster: Islamic Jihad. And this monster is tougher, and more sinister. Tougher, because it’s not contained in neat little geographic areas. Like a cancer: it has no boundaries, and can quietly metastasize deadly tumors anywhere it chooses in our un-immunized world. The number one Saudi export is not oil; it is radical Wahhabi Islam taught in Mosques in the US and worldwide, 90% funded by the Saudis. In the name of tolerance of germs everywhere, we allow it to infect us. Despite the fever it produces, it warms us, because we can be smug about the diversity of our thinking. That kind of enlightenment is killing us. If a christian Scientist says “no” to life saving drugs and willingly dies because of it, that’s one thing. But the survival of our nation, as well as the survival of God-given human dignity is at stake. The cancer of Islam loves death; and hopefully we still have a flicker of “love or life.” We need name the disease, surgically remove it, and apply chemo to whatever’s left, so that we might live. 

Islamo-fascism is more sinister because the jihad movement is not based on a political goal or an economic grievance, or even against one group of people. For Muslims it is an all-encompassing way of life. Islam is the way Muslims think about politics, social interaction, and personal behavior, and everything must conform. You can’t point out it’s failures (like communism) and let the rest stand. It is based on strict adherence to Islamic beliefs in the Koran; More correctly, the eradication of all that is not Islam, including those within Islam that are not Islamic enough. In that respect, no amount of chemo will inoculate us; we will always have to get booster shots. From Spain to Indonesia, from Turkey to Sudan, they’re setting up shop, and they’ve nearly got the former area from the “Golden Age of Islam” reconquered. With immigration and extraordinary birth rates, they are moving in and taking over. They are a large percentage in France, Great Britain, and other formerly great countries that are daily giving in to the cancer’s demands. Like WWII, are we going to wait until millions of kafir’s (unbelievers) are killed before we take action? Indeed, how will we take action when the enemy lives within us? They are not waiting to invade; they’re already in! How will we remove the cancer without destroying the body? The core idea from Jihadists that the world needs to hear is: non-believers (of Islam) will be subjugated or killed. Victory over the approaching horror requires a new strategy, a new way of fighting evil that we have never done before: to establish the supremacy of Christianity in the battle of ideas. 

It is not enough to just sweep a house [or a nation] clean of evil (Matthew 12:43-45). You need to fill it with good – the Spirit of God needs to occupy the house – or it will just end up more corrupt and evil than before. So…  

The second direction is offensive. And this stance is needed to win. 

I believe that most Muslims would become Christians if they knew the truth about both Islam and Christianity. Christianity offers freedom. Islam is a dead end; the only assured way out is death in a holy war. That’s why they love it. The western mind cannot grasp this: they love death. Preschoolers in Arab countries sing songs about the joy of martyrdom, write poetry on the hatred of the west, and their parents are so proud. Many hope and pray Allah will allow their children to be martyred. This is not extreme; This is their norm. It’s been the standard teaching in all Islamic countries for decades. How are we going to deal with that? 

It is not enough to pummel your enemies into submission in order to defeat them. In the case of Muslim radicals, they only go into temporary hiding. The good news is our enemy does think pummeling the infidel into submission is sufficient. No imam anywhere has made the case for why someone outside of Islam should choose Islam willingly; But of course they would be quick to say you must obey; Islam means “submit,” and that must come at any cost. Islam is a religion of external powers forcing compliance of religious rules amongst its adherents. For long(er) lasting peace, it is necessary to give people both a reason and a way to pursue a better way: Christianity.

Here is the reason. 

If you say to a Muslim during Ramadan, “Happy Ramadan.” They will tell you that is not what it is all about. Ramadan is a time of contemplation, and consideration of how one can better submit to Allah and honor his dictates in the Koran. Allah is not to be “enjoyed,” he is to be “obeyed.” This is what a billion or so Muslims worldwide get to swallow. It is a fearful religion, and  except in the case of martyrdom, a guaranteed ticket to heaven – you must try to be good enough at obeying to be found faithful enough to enter into paradise. That is why they love martyrdom. That is why so many Muslims willingly take the heavy rules: since there is nothing inside that compels one to perform correctly, anything external might give one a better chance to get to heaven. Not to mention that anyone who questions the method will be chastised even more. I’m reminded of the saying, “The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves!” Families threaten death on their children so they might comply. So yes, beat me into submission; and I might make it to heaven. 

In the battle of ideas, Islam has no footing, and Christianity has everything to stand for. This side of the battle will be won one-on-one. A Muslim who asks you questions will likely do it in secret (see the link above); and you’d better respect that secret to protect their life. Remember, God loves them.

Christianity is all about a relationship with Jesus Christ, who says, “I no longer call you servants … instead I have called you friends.” (John 15:15) I don’t know that any Muslim reading this can really comprehend that. “It was for freedom that Christ set us free. Stand firm then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yolk of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1) I don’t know that any Muslim reading this can really comprehend that.  “For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons …” (Romans 8:15). I don’t know that any Muslim reading this can really comprehend that.  “Freedom.” “Friends.” “Sons.” Christianity is about revering God in a family-type relationship. 

This offensive is critical in this war. Christianity offers life. 

Here’s the Way. 

Muslims get this: God loves you. He is not waiting for you to screw up so he can harm you. He loves you. He knows you’re tarnished, and you can’t make it into heaven without someone paying the price of that clean-up job. So He offered to do it Himself. He came down from heaven in the person of Jesus Christ, who was not tarnished in any way, and he offered to put all of your tarnish on Him (through His death and resurrection) if you will just say “yes” to this offer. There is no prescribed way to do it. You can say “yes” right now in a short heartfelt prayer. If you do that, the bible says you are “born again,” and nothing and no one will ever take that away from you. That – not martyrdom – is a blessed guaranteed ticket to heaven. God has paid it, you just take it, and then the Holy Spirit fills you with an ability to live the holy life as you listen to His promptings.

More good news, (former) Muslims: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Corinthians 3:17). Do not use your liberty for selfishness (Galatians 5:13), but rather use the gifts God has given you to glorify Him by helping others. And where you don’t get it right, don’t worry, because, “there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)

The God of Love is bigger than the god of fear. 

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Obama’s here in Puget Sound to spread hope and love everywhere. Recently he said, 

Obama’s here in Puget Sound to spread hope and love everywhere. Recently he said, 

 “Once I’m elected, I want to organize a summit in the Muslim world, with all the heads of state, to have an honest discussion about ways to bridge the gap that grows every day between Muslims and the West.” 

** Insert Star Trek’s “red alert” siren here! ** This statement alone shows that Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t get it. Muslims everywhere know the score, and they know how to beat us. They will beat us if we follow Obama’s lead. Liberals everywhere think they know the score. Most don’t. Most are not even close.  

The Muslim world wants Islam to rule, period. That IS their issue. With “true” Islam, there is no line between secular and sacred, or religion and politics. It is all the same; Islam is all. Liberals think they have an economic grievance, and that is why they go all “jihad” on us, because the West is the haves and they’re the have-nots. Well that is not true. The followers of Osama Bin Laden are well educated. They’re not kooks, they’re smart, clever, extremely devout Muslims. Bin Laden’s father was one of the wealthiest men in the Saudi kingdom; and the Mohammed Bin Laden “clan” (or “tribe”) is over 100,000 strong. There is a disproportionate amount of doctors, lawyers, and engineers in their ranks. Bin Laden’s lieutenant – currently in Iraq – Ayman al-Zawahiri is a surgeon! It’s not economic, although al-Jazeera cameras usually find the poorest areas to get the best shots.  

So what other discussion could Obama have with “all the heads of state” in the Muslim world? The whole Palestine issue? That’s not it either, but Muslims will use as a ruse to get another step up on what they want. The oil rich Arab states could rescue the Palestinians in an instant, take them in as refugees, improve their standards of life, and be worldwide heroes. But Arab leaders from Saudi Arabia to Iran prefer to make sure the Palestinians stay poor. The more destitute they are, the more sympathetic we suckers in the West are, the more we give them what they want. Muslims (and not just radicals) consider the Jews to be squatters on Arab land. Never mind that Abraham (who the Koran recognizes as one of their respected ancestors) was on the land 4,173 years ago, Moses (who the Koran also recognizes as one of their respected ancestors) inherited the land by God’s ordinance 3,453 years ago, and Mohammed first trod his little angry feet on the earth on Saudi Arabian soil only 1,420 years ago. There have always been Arab peoples living in the area that is now Israel, but since the time of Mohammed – get this Obama – they don’t want any deal that includes any Israel, and until Arabs own all of it, they will not relent. For them, the “Zionist Entity” is an filthy, disgusting embarrassment, and it cannot be allowed to exist.  

Here at home, the only way any US president could appease the jihadists is to chuck the US constitution, and impose by force strict shariah law. Strict shariah law. Because if it’s not strict enough, Muslims eat their own! Anwar Sadat tried to walk the line, and institute a party system of government in mostly Muslim Egypt; His body was riddled with bullets by the Muslim Brotherhood for visiting Israel.  

The real thrust of all of their grievances is that the world  does not line up with Islam’s order. Because the world doesn’t line up, the estimated 200 million “radicals” out there must make it line up. This is the gap that Obama wants to “discuss” with all the heads of state. And make no mistake, for them there is no discussion; you’re either in the dar al-Islam (house of Islam) or dar al-Harb (house of war).   

Any US President or Presidential candidate must understand this.  

My bet is Muslims everywhere would love to sit down and talk with Obama. For a long long time too. It is part of their game plan, and adheres flawlessly with their idea of taquiyya (religious deception). They will do anything to stall off US actions that might stop their relentless pursuit of global Islamic domination. Remember, Hitler sat down at the bargaining table again and again, and I’m sure he laughed on his way out. He would have been proud of these “true Muslims.” When Iran gets a nuke, Hitler will snicker from hell as his dream of extinguishing the Jews finally comes true.  

Yes, Obama is big on hope. He is bankrupt on comprehension. 

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