Saturday, November 7, 2015

So called Interfaith Dialogs are not

Dr. Mark Christian is a convert to Christianity who used to by a Muslim Imam.  He knows whereof he speaks, so I take him at his word when he says that Islam is dangerous.  I also take him at his word when he says:

It should come as no surprise, then, that among Islamic apologists, the divinity of Christ is a heresy offensive to Allah.  You see, if Jesus is divine, then Allah and the God of Abraham cannot be one and the same.
But I am getting ahead of myself. First, you need to read the whole article, which is over at the American Thinker, and entitled Interfaith Dialog: Increasing Understanding or Compromising Faith? As Christians, we find there are a great many temptations to compromise our faith, because one does not want to seem to be a bad neighbor. The culture war of the Left with its sexualization of nearly everything, is destruction of the nuclear family, celebrity worship, its philosophy of material wealth above all, its insistence on irrationality over reason and evidence, becomes a distraction from the things that are truly important.

Christian writes further that:
Do Muslims believe we worship the same God? Perhaps, but the contrasts between Allah and the God of Abraham are too stark to ignore. The Christian God commands us to love one another regardless of faith. Allah requires his followers to kill those who do not submit to Islam. There are myriad contrasts equally jarring, but there's no reason to go into all of them here.

Either God and Allah are different beings, or both God and Allah are schizophrenic deities incapable of maintaining even a modicum of consistency. I would expect that neither Christians nor Muslims would find themselves comfortable with the latter description.
Our God is the same from age to age, a consistent being no matter what.  Allah, on the other hand changes as his movement grows in power into an all devouring beast.  This is reflected in his "holy book" the Koran, and gives rise to the practice of taking more recent pronouncements to have more weight than older ones.  Note too that taqiyya, the doctrine of lying in order to advance Islam is sanctioned.  Does God ever tell you to lie?  For Islam, and the Islamists, the pursuit of these things is for one purpose: to either convert us to Islam, or to kill us.

Sound harsh, unbelievable even?  After all, that nice Muslim you know who prays five times a day, doesn't drink, and speaks with perfect, if accented English seems harmless enough.

If you still don't believe it, try the Gatestone Institute site What we learned attacking Christians by yet another Christian convert from Islam, who again was an Imam. Note that this listing isn't a one off, but is a continuing, month by month series, each installment of which is mind numbing to the point that you just can't read it any more.

So, what's to be done?  Obama intends to seed the U.S. with jihadi terrorists by slipping in some 10,000 to 20,000 of them and spreading them throughout cities across America.  Since nothing has yet been able to stop him from doing exactly as he pleases, and the Congress and the Courts appear to wish to hand him everything he desires, we must take action.  We must begin carrying arms with us, and of course, obtain training in their use.  In this regard, too many in our congregations think that because Jesus taught love, that therefore defense of self and others somehow is anathema to Christians.  Let John Calvin set you straight:

We do not need to prove that when a good thing is commanded, the evil thing that conflicts with it is forbidden. There is no one who doesn’t concede this. That the opposite duties are enjoined when evil things are forbidden will also be willingly admitted in common judgment. Indeed, it is commonplace that when virtues are commended, their opposing vices are condemned. But we demand something more than what these phrases commonly signify. For by the virtue of contrary to the vice, men usually mean abstinence from that vice. We say that the virtue goes beyond this to contrary duties and deeds. Therefore in this commandment, “You shall not kill,” men’s common sense will see only that we must abstain from wronging anyone or desiring to do so. Besides this, it contains, I say, the requirement that we give our neighbor’s life all the help we can … the purpose of the commandment always discloses to us whatever it there enjoins or forbids us to do” (Institutes of the Christian Religion, Vol. 1, Book 2, Chapter viii, Part 9).
(A Hot Tip to the The Captain's Journal) As noted in Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, there is a time for everything, and now is the time to prepare. The middle East is already gone.  We may be able to rescue some, but many have already been killed.  It may also be too late for Europe, though the recent run on guns in Austria gives one hope.  America may be the final remnant, and we will be in a rear guard action at that.  Yes, all things are possible if we stand with God.  But that means that we must begin to get into spiritual condition as well.  "  Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.…" Ephesians Chapter 6.

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