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Jihad’s Nature

Jihad’s Nature

Article 8 in a series (see full lnterfaith list here) This article covers a topic that most of us have some familiarity with—jihad. There is much misinformation about this topic, so we are going to focus on only a few significant items. What Does Jihad Mean The first item is what exactly does jihad mean. According to Pete Seda, “the word jihad literally means struggle.”[1] This is true, but what really matters is what does this word mean within the context of the Qur’an What kind of struggle Below are just a few verses from it and Ibn Ishaq’s sirat.[2] Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters [non-believers] wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. (S9.5)[3] Fight in the way of Allah, and know that Allah is Hearer, Knower. (S2.244) Read More

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Why the Differences in God’s Nature Matter

Why the Differences in God’s Nature Matter

  Article 7 in a Series  (see full lnterfaith list here)   By Dan Wolf   Articles 2 and 6 explored some significant differences between God and Allah. This article examines one implication of those differences. Truth. Will. Not so much what it is or is not, but rather is it timeless and changeless or does it change with time And if the latter, what are some implications of the difference God’s Will The Bible is clear that God’s will, His Word and promises do not change. They were spoken once before time for all time. We have the following passages from the Bible supporting this idea. God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good Numbers 23:19[1] Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. James 1:17 Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:7-8 Read More

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Book Review: “The Strange Death of Europe”

Book Review: “The Strange Death of Europe”

Douglas Murray Bloomsbury: 343 pp., on AmazonEurope’s Epitaph – A Saga of Political Correctness, Denial, Arrogance, and Stupidity  Book Review by Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.) The Seemingly Inexplicable, Self-Inflicted Demise of Western Europe The first paragraph of the book’s Introduction sets the stage for the bizarre and appalling historical account that follows: Europe is committing suicide. Or at least its leaders have decided to commit suicide. Whether the European people choose to go along with this is, naturally, another matter. Willful self-destruction is difficult to comprehend and explain, but the author, Douglas Murray, does as well as such a decidedly weird behavior permits. Mr. Murray is a prize-winning British author, journalist, and associate magazine editor, and as such he is perfectly positioned to deal with this abnormal issue as a firsthand observer chronicling the pathetically tragic civilization-ending events. The Historical Background The fateful story begins in Western Europe after the Second World War when the war’s massive male death toll created continent-wide labor shortages. In order to perform the critical reconstruction of the war-devastated societies, the Western Europeans turned to a readily available source of manpower, the teeming Islamic labor markets in North Africa, Turkey, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia. The assumption when the Islamic labor recruitment was initiated in the post-war era was that the imported labor augmentation would be temporary and that the migrant workers would return to their counties-of-origin after some undetermined period of time. The entire concept was poorly thought-through by European governments from the beginning. Read More

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Islam’s Jesus

Islam’s Jesus

Article 6 in a Series  (see full lnterfaith list here) By Dan Wolf  This article touches on God’s nature. Within Judeo-Christian tradition, the question is ‘Who is God’. Within Islam the question becomes ‘What is God’ Some of the significant differences between Allah and God have already been discussed in Part 2, A Christian Perspective. However, there are a couple more quick points to add before turning to Jesus. God’s Oneness From Islam Is ... again. “In Islam everything is built on the oneness of God.”1 This oneness is so simple and pure that it allows no room for the persons of Father, Son and Holy Spirit within God’s Single Essence. Why Because God is so simple and pure that Allah is only will, without any Being, Essence, or Nature. This view of God leads to the notion within Islam that “[I]t is forbidden to attribute to God characteristics of His creation. The only attributes that may be ascribed to God are the ones He revealed Himself in the Qur’an or those used by the Prophet to describe Him.”2 Even these attributes are not a part of Allah’s nature, but only things Allah causes. Read More

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Islam Defined

Islam Defined

Article 5 in a Series  (see full lnterfaith list here) By Dan Wolf Islam Is ... defines Islam as follows. “The Arabic word Islam literally means ‘surrender’ or ‘submission.’ Islam, as a faith, means total and sincere surrender to God so that one can live in peace and tranquility. Peace (Salam in Arabic, Shalom in Hebrew) is achieved through active obedience to the revealed commandments of God ... Islam is a complete way of life, implying a total submission to God. One who surrenders his or her will to God, voluntarily, is called a Muslim.”[1] This is an accurate statement about Islam, but it only lays out a faith component. So what other implications arise from the above definition Islam is an Ideology Read More

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To stop Islam, rediscover pride in Christian civilization

To stop Islam, rediscover pride in Christian civilization

By Bryan Fischer Follow me on Twitter: @BryanJFischer, on Facebook at “Focal Point” Host of “Focal Point” on American Family Radio, 1-3pm CT, M-F  www.afr.net The single greatest threat to freedom, liberty, and the national security of the United States is not Russia or North Korea or China. It is Islam. Islam has been at war with Christian civilization since Satan first deceived Mohammad in a cave in 610 AD and passed himself off as an angel of light. The history of Islam since then has been one of unremitting bloodshed, repression, and implacable hostility to the followers of the Cross. It is anything but a religion of peace. It is instead a religion of war, violence, and death. As Winston Churchill once accurately and trenchantly observed, “No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.” Islam is, he said, a “militant and proselytizing force,” and “were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science...the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.” The Christian West has been forced to turn back the dark forces of Islam repeatedly from the continent of Europe, first by Martin of Tours in 732 AD, then again at Lepanto in 1571, and at the gates of Vienna in 1683. Islam has never, ever retreated from its determination to conquer the Christian West and eliminate the light of Christianity from the face of the earth. We ignore this history at our lasting peril. Read More

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The Problem of Religious Sources

The Problem of Religious Sources

Article 4 of a Series  (see full lnterfaith list here) The Road Ahead The next few articles look at some common arguments advanced by Islam against Christianity specifically - and by extension other faiths in general. The purpose of these articles is to lay out the facts underlying Islam’s claims on each topic. After these topics have been discussed, we’ll move on to how we should respond as Christians, what should a Biblical response look like The Qur’an and the Bible The Qur’an and the Bible are the foundational sources for Islam and Christianity respectively. Pete Seda asserts a common claim within Islam that “Muslims believe in all the previous revealed books.”[1] Specifically this relates to the revelations given to both the Jewish people and Christians. However, “Muslims do not consider the scriptures revealed before the Qur’an, which are presently in circulation in various editions and versions, to be an accurate representation of their original revealed form. According to the Qur’an, people have distorted these scriptures for their own worldly gain.”[2] Further, “the final means by which they [scriptures] judge different matters and seek ultimate guidance is sought through the Qur’an.”[3] This article looks at the preceding claims. Have the Torah and Bible contents been corrupted What specifically does the Qur’an say about earlier revelations It sticks to historical facts. Nothing else is needed. This article does not address the teachings within either the Qur’an or Bible, but instead the development of these two sources themselves and the above claims related to them. Read More

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Islamic Propaganda

Islamic Propaganda

Article 3 in a Series  by Dan Wolf  (see full lnterfaith list here) The last two articles (Inter-Faith Myths and Islam: Part 1 and  Part 2 A Christian Perspective)  focused on ideas and material presented at several inter-faith events occurring at Richmond area churches and a mosque. These next few articles will explore some of the written material that is held out by Islam’s supporters proclaiming what it is and is not. The definition of propaganda is “A systematic effort to persuade a body of people to support or adopt a particular opinion, attitude, or course of action.” These materials are generally intended to portray an image that Judeo-Christian principles are not so different from Islam, and that Islam accommodates those principles within its tenets. We have fourteen hundred years of history, from both Islamic and non-Islamic sources, that contradict the ideas put forth in these writings. All we need to do is educate ourselves. There are so many booklets, pamphlets, and texts on this topic that one could never respond to each in turn, but we don’t have to. Underlying all of these materials are just a few basic ideas, and those are what really need to be addressed. However, one must have a true understanding of their own faith in addition to a basic understanding of Islam to be in a position to discern the truth. Just accepting another’s word is not enough. That is one reason why I encourage you to do your own work. Study. Do not even accept what I say as truth, but put in the work to find the truth for yourself. That is a reason why I try to use original sources as much as possible, and frequently use footnotes so that you can make your own judgment. Read More

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America at War: Let Us Reclaim Our Independence Day

America at War: Let Us Reclaim Our Independence Day

  Understanding the Threat Last Tuesday, July 4th was America’s anniversary of declaring its independence from tyranny and oppression. The first war America fought after the Revolutionary War was the war against the muslim states – the Barbary States.  Now, in 2017, America is again at war with Islam.  Unlike when President Thomas Jefferson sent Marines to Tripoli, today the enemy is not only on some far off shore.  The Islamic Movement operates inside the United States and has insinuated itself into our power structure.  It infects our education system, blinds our clergy, walks hand in hand with our willingly seditious media, and wages war in many ways in which average Americans remain unaware. As the former manager at the Combatting Terrorism & Technical Support Office (CTTSO) inside the Pentagon said on national radio last July (2016):  “When you look at the deliberate decision-making process inside the U.S. government as it relates to radical Islam, that deliberate decision-making process is control by the Muslim Brotherhood.” Read More

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It’s Time For Christians To Admit The Truth About Islam

It’s Time For Christians To Admit The Truth About Islam

 Open Letter, June 21, 2017 sent by mail to: Letter To Presiding Bishop Of Episcopal Church  Michael B. Curry. He is the Chief Pastor and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and chair of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church. Presiding Bishop Of Episcopal Church Michael B. Curry. The Most Reverend Michael B. CurryPresiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church815 Second AvenueNew York NY 10017 Re: Continuing Murder of Christians by Muslims Dear Bishop Curry: The purpose of this letter is to urge you to state a definitive ecclesiastical position for The Episcopal Church in the United States of American against the continuing murder of Christians by Muslims worldwide.   In my opinion as a Christian, all Christians, and especially the organized church, have responsibility to intercede when our fellow Christians are undergoing the persecution that Christ foretold in Luke 12:51: “Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth No, I tell you, but rather division.” As well as foretelling the coming of Mohammed and Islam in Matthew 7:15: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves” and in Matthew 24:24: “For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God's chosen ones.” [Underline emphasis added] Read More