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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

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

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

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

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

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

When Evangelicals Become Useful Idiots for Islamism

When Evangelicals Become Useful Idiots for Islamism

James Simpson | American Thinker Our culture looks to be coming apart at the seams. The June 14 attack on the GOP Congressional Baseball team is only an exclamation point in an increasingly hostile, increasingly violent, premeditated campaign by Democrats and other leftists to create an atmosphere of ungovernable anarchy. The Christian church has not escaped this agenda. In fact, it has become a major target. The Left, in concert with its allies among atheists, Islamists, and the homosexual lobby, is engaged in a multi-front war to destroy what remains of our nation's Christian bedrock. One of the fronts in this war comes under the innocuous heading "Interfaith Dialog". It sounds so compelling: a mutually beneficial outreach for "differing faith traditions" to find common ground and join forces to mend the fractious divisions between Muslims, Christians, Jews, and for that matter, practically everyone else. But that is not what is accomplished. As Robert Spencer repeatedly argues, most Muslims want to live their lives like the rest of us. They want nothing to do with the radical jihadis, Islamic terrorism, or indeed much of the classical interpretations of Islam that classifies women and non-Muslims as second-class citizens. The problem is that while apologists reassure us that we have nothing to fear, those in the forefront of this battle, like the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the hundreds of other Muslim Brotherhood front groups, are determined to use every tactic at their disposal to deconstruct our laws, our Constitution and our religious and secular institutions, to replace them with the Islamic version, Sharia law. As Spencer says, "They take advantage of our ignorance about Islam to mislead people into complacency about Islam." Read More

The Interfaith Deception Upon Richmond, Virginia and Beyond

The Interfaith Deception Upon Richmond, Virginia and Beyond

Chuck Crismier | Save America Ministries The INTER-FAITH movement sweeping the country and the world is the latest expression of a series of "modern"movements that began in the 1920's and is inexorably moving toward a Global Religion intended to unite the world so as to undergird a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT.. From the Social Gospel movement that raged through the mainline churches beginning in the 1920's to the Ecumenical movement beginning in the 1940's to the Church Growth movement beginning in the 1970's, the course has been set to both justify and embrace "the good" in all religions, promoted by both mainline churches and Popes John Paul and Francis. Evangelicals, not wanting to be left out of the obvious trends, have increasingly embraced this rising religious culture, thus decreasingly embracing the exclusivity of Christ as the "the only way, the only truth and the only life." Nearly lost to this generation are Jesus words..."No man cometh to the Father but by Me." Read More

Inter-Faith Myths and Islam: Part 1

Inter-Faith Myths and Islam: Part 1

Article 1 in a Series  and also see indepth webinar by Dr. Mark Christian,  called Beheading the Church here on American Pastors Network.  by Dan Wolf  (see full lnterfaith list here) This is the first in a series of articles examining a serious faith problem that is rapidly growing in Richmond and across our nation, the ‘inter-faith’ movement. The movement’s stated purpose is promoting dialogue across different religions; particularly Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Jews and Christians share the Torah, or Bible Old Testament, a common bond that’s existed for almost 2,000 years. Neither of these religions share a similar bond with Islam. However, the dialogue within these events is not open. It rests instead on a mutual trust based only on what a party (such as Islam) chooses to disclose about its religion - truth regarding religion is not defined by facts or understanding, but only by what one chooses to reveal about their religion. Others (such as non-Muslims) are to accept those disclosures as ‘truth.’ Truth becomes subjective instead of objective. It creates a type of impenetrable ignorance, shifting religion’s focus away from God and onto man’s stated beliefs regarding a religion, an understanding based solely on what a person chooses to reveal about their own religion. One can only reflect upon their own religion according to ‘inter-faith’ principles. This insulates Islam from critical analysis while at the same time providing it the opportunity to dislocate others from their faith. These conditions serve the Muslim Brotherhood’s planned civilization jihad as defined in their documents collected during the Holy Land Foundation trial. Islam’s principle of sanctioned deceit and at times lies to further Islam’s advance allow it to manipulate ‘inter-faith’ discussions in accordance with its goals. Individual Islamic groups have been created to dialogue with students, Catholics, Protestants, and Jews. The Richmond area “inter-faith” group recently held events at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and St. Bridget Catholic Church. (both videos below)Their stated purpose was to increase our community’s understanding of Islam. Presenters at both events expressed the conviction that a lack of knowledge about something different often leads to being fearful, and education is needed to overcome this fear. I agree with that sentiment; however, there is a difference between truth and Read More

Inter-Faith Myths and Islam – Part 2 A Christian Perspective

Inter-Faith Myths and Islam – Part 2 A Christian Perspective

Article 2 in the series  (see full lnterfaith list here) and also see indepth webinar by Dr. Mark Christian,  called Beheading the Church here on American Pastors Network. by Dan Wolf (see full lnterfaith list here) Inter-Faith Myths and Islam presented ideas expressed during two Richmond ‘inter-faith’ events about Islam. Ignored is the fact many of these ‘truths’ are not only contrary to, but incompatible with Christianity. We will cover some of the same ground presented in the first article, but this time with a basis in Christian thought. This is critical for two reasons. First, the Muslim Brotherhood seeks to manipulate other religions by subverting the inter-faith movement. We know this from the documents recovered in the Holy Land Foundation trial.[1] Second, many Christians today do not have a very deep understanding of their own faith, which leaves them vulnerable to manipulation. But let me reiterate once again, the underlying issue is not Muslims but Islam’s ideology. So where to begin Islam created no new ideas in terms of who God is or the relationship between man and God as we will see below. Two timelines are presented to provide some context for this discussion. The first timeline details when some people relevant to the development of Christian and Islamic thought lived. It is of course not exhaustive, but those included are significant. Individuals influencing Christian thought lie above the timeline, those relevant to Islam below it. Read More