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Another View of Islam

 

Avi Lipkin is an American born Jew who has dedicated his life to warning Christians and Jews about the wrongs of Islam. He has received numerous threats for his disclosures. I have some tapes of a speech by Avi Lipkin which he gave some years ago. After listening to them several times I thought it might again be of interest to you, especially as a nuclear Iran threatens tiny Israel and the United States. Much of this sermon is taken from that speech.

Why are things developing as they are in the Middle East? Why do we watch events in the Middle East so intently? There are at least two reasons for that:

1. The central role of Israel is in Godís plan. Five sixths of the Bible is about Israel.

2. God is not through with Israel. God has made irrevokable promises to Israel which have yet to be fulfilled.

There is to be an inevitable war in the Middle East and an inevitable war on American soil. It appears we have already seen some of that in both places.

In his book " The Clash of Civilizations" Professor Huntington states that there will be three pagan systems ruling the world in the next fifty years: Hindu India, Mandarin China, and Islam. They have population, money, and modernization. None accept western values. Each will lead to a war between populations, not countries.

The Muslims say "kill the Jews on Saturday, kill the Christians on Sunday." No well informed Moslem can deny it. We should all study the Koran in addition to the Bible in order to really understand what is happening in the Middle East and really understand what is happening on American soil. Americans are lulled to sleep by the media who cut off important information from the American public. We are deluged with information on marriages/divorces of Hollywood stars, sport figures, arrest of a bigamist, criticism of United States policies by liberal politicians while overseas, unpatriotic and erroneous statements by congressmen and senators, OJ Simpson, etc. This is not real news. This is a placebo. This is sick entertainment. What we are not being told is that Israel and America are on the verge of a major world war. Almost no mention of the two million blacks who have been slaughtered in the Sudan or the six to eight million who are currently in danger of being slaughtered in the Sudan. But President Omar El Bashir of Sudan is not being declared a war criminal like Slobodan Melosevic who killed two thousand Muslim terrorists. Ariel Sharon, whose name is on the docket in Belgium, might be next if he werenít on his deathbed in Israel. The Indonesian Muslims killed 300,000 Catholics on the island of East Timor but no one said anything. Christians are being murdered and enslaved today more than anytime in the last two thousand years. Christians have been massacred by Moslems in Pakistan. In the 1920s a million Greeks were murdered by the Turks in the same way they killed a million and a half Armenians. When Hitler was killing six million Jews in World War II, he explained that no one complained about the Greeks and Armenians. Iraqis killed several million orthodox Christians near its border with Syria.Today Iran develops nuclear weapons to initially destroy Israel then attack the U.S. At the same time a Christian convert is condemned to death for being a Christian. So the bottom line is that Muslims can kill Christians and Jews but, until Afghanistan and Iraq, no one can kill Muslim terrorists. The American news media has given us scandal and non-news, but except for bad news from Iraq and Afghanistan, very little news of these massacres. Even good news from Iraq is not covered.

If the media wonít tell us about Islam, letís dedicate this sermon to looking at Islam. Weíll start by describing five Islamic claims. They are really deceptions:

1. That Islam is a religion of love.

2. That Islam is a religion of peace.

3. That Allah is just another name for God.

4. That Jesus Christ of the Muslims is the same as Jesus Christ of the Christians.

5. That the Koran is a holy book.

Weíll look at each of these Islamic claims. Letís look first at Islamís claim that it is a religion of love.

In Mark 12:29-31 Jesus tells us that there is only one God. Letís read it.

(Mark 12:29-31 NKJV) Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one. {30} 'And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. {31} "And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

Verses 29-30 are quoted from Deut 6:4, better known as the Shema.

(Deu 6:5 NKJV) "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

In verse 31 Jesus is quoting from a part of Lev 19:18. Letís read it.

(Lev 19:18 NKJV) . . . 'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.

Jesus summarizes the whole Bible, all 613 commandments, by these two verses. There are no commandments greater than these two. But these two commandments are not in the Koran. Ordinary Muslims are loving people because they too are created in the image of God. Their problem is not of the flesh. Their problem is of the spirit, which is Satanic and pagan. Sura Ya-Sin [36:18] says, "torture will befall you at our hands." No, Islam is not a religion of love.

2. Is Islam a religion of peace?

Islam divides the world into two. One is the dar es salam, the house of peace, the house of the Muslims. The other is the dar es farb, the house of war. Whoever is not of the house of the Muslims is of dar es farb, the house of war. But the dar es salam can not have peace in the world until the dar es farb is destroyed. That will be accomplished when the pagans, Jews and Christians are destroyed or converted to Islam. Letís look at the dar es salam in two countries where it should exist according to these definitions.

Afghanistan. The Buddhists and Hindus are gone except for a few thousand Hindus who have had to wear a yellow badge like the Jews in Germany did during the last world war. So, because the native Jews and the Christians are also gone, Afghanistan is totally a dar es salam, a utopia. Never mind the public executions of those who opposed the Taliban. Never mind the "death is preferable to surrender" philosophy of the Taliban. Never mind the burkas women had to wear. Never mind the national history of tribe killing tribe. The word utopia, as I understand it, comes from a Greek word, arotpia, which means a place which cannot possibly exist.

How about Algeria? Over 100,000 Moslems have been slaughtered by their own fellow Moslems in recent years. No Christians or Jews allowed. Another utopia.

With the exception of the current quasi-civil war in Afghanistan, the greatest war weíve seen between fellow Moslems in the last twenty years is the war between Iran and Iraq. It had nothing to do with Jews and Christians. It was started by Iraq and over a million Muslims were killed by fellow Muslims. The dar es salam which exists in Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Algeria are the type of utopia pictured by dar es salem. Is this peace? The Koran contains 312 references to war; 67 to peace. Pre-Islamic poetry celebrated the glory of each tribe and their warriors. The vigor and spirited self-assurance of original Islam took up these postures and baptized them into Muslim lore. Today the Mujahedeen, which we hear associated with various Muslim military forces means "Islamic Holy Warriors." The word Fatah, the present name of the PLO, means "conquest." The word "HizbíAllah" means "Party of god." The word "Islamic Jihad" means "Religious War." The Hamas vows "Any Jew or Jewish settler must be killed." Yes, the god of Islam is a war god attacking not just nations but people. e.g. the World Trade Center, airline threats, and the bombings of Israeli citizens by terrorist suicide bombers. No, Islam is not a religion of peace.

Not long ago, the people of Iraq held a democratic election and gave themselves a democratic government made up of the three major Islamic groups in Iraq. But that was not to last. Soon Sunnis and Shiites were slaughtering each other plus as many Americans and Brits as they could reach via bombings and kidnapings. Though somewhat diminished by more military forces, that slaughter continues today and threatens the long term existence of democracy in Iraq. Americans and Brits and a larger Iraqi military have attempted to keep peace but the Islamic lust for human slaughter not only continues but increases.

3. Is Allah just another word for God?

The God of the Jew and the God of the Christian is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This is confirmed at least five times in the New Testament. We can prove this by reading the following five verses. The New Testament is a book written by Jews with much of it containing quotes from the Old Testament. Letís turn to these New Testament scriptures to be reminded that Abraham was told that God had chosen Isaac rather than Ishmael.

(Mat 22:32 NKJV) 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living."

(Mark 12:26 NKJV) "But concerning the dead, that they rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the burning bush passage, how God spoke to him, saying, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?

(Luke 20:37 NKJV) "But even Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called the Lord 'the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.'

(Acts 3:13 NKJV) "The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.

(Acts 7:31-32 NKJV) "When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he drew near to observe, the voice of the Lord came to him, {32} "saying, 'I am the God of your fathers; the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' And Moses trembled and dared not look.

When Abraham was ninety nine years old and Ishmael was twelve, an angel of the Eternal appeared to Abraham and told him he was to have another son. Abraham said that he was satisfied with Ishmael. But the angel said that Ishmael would be the father of many nations but that it was not through Ishmael that Abrahamís seed would be called. His seed would be called through Isaac. We can read of that in Gen 18:19.

(Gen 18:19 NKJV) "For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice, that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him."

When Isaac was a little boy, Ishmael apparently abused Isaac, and Sarah banished Hagar and Ishmael. We can read of that in Gen 21:12.

(Gen 21:12 NKJV) But God said to Abraham, "Do not let it be displeasing in your sight because of the lad or because of your bondwoman. Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac your seed shall be called.

Abraham later obediently attempted to sacrifice Isaac. Letís read of that in Gen 22:15-18.

(Gen 22:15-18 NKJV) Then the Angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, {16} and said: "By Myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son; {17} "blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. {18} "In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."

But even after Sarah had died and Abraham had other sons and daughters, God still specified Isaac to be the one through whom his seed would be called. Letís read of that in Gen 25:11.

(Gen 25:11 NKJV) And it came to pass, after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac. And Isaac dwelt at Beer Lahai Roi.

That is four times God specified Isaac, not Ishmael. But Islam claims that it was Ishmael who Abraham attempted to sacrifice, not Isaac. So one of the Holy books, either the Koran or the Bible, is wrong.

In the next generation, Isaac had two sons, Jacob and Esau. Isaac loved Esau. But God had chosen Jacob through which Abrahamís seed would be called. In Malachi 1:2-3 and in Romans 9:13, we can read that God chose Jacob but hated Esau. The reason Esau was hated may have been because he had married two Canaanite women and later two daughters of Ishmael. But it also may have been that God was allowing the enmity we see today to be set up. Letís look at these two scriptures.

(Mal 1:2-3 NKJV) "I have loved you," says the LORD. "Yet you say, 'In what way have You loved us?' Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" Says the LORD. "Yet Jacob I have loved; {3} But Esau I have hated, And laid waste his mountains and his heritage For the jackals of the wilderness."

(Rom 9:13 NKJV) As it is written, "Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated."

Why did King David not build the temple? Because he had blood on his hands. He was a warrior. Why did King Solomon build the temple? Because he was a lover, not a warrior. He made love, not war. God is not pleased with people who have blood on their hands. God made a choice between Ishmael and Isaac, between Esau and Jacob, even between King David and King Solomon just as He did between the offerings of Cain and Abel.

Why did some Christians and Jews seem to choose Arafat over Israel? When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at Berkeley, he was shouted down, not by Muslims but by left wing Jews. Then there is the Pope who goes to a mosque in Istanbul to pray. Is that then a claim that Catholics and Muslims pray to the same God? (Ironically, they may be praying to the same spirit being.)

Who is Allah? Lipkin states that, to understand Allah, you must understand Mohammed. He states that Mohammed was a 26 year old camel driver when he heard his first voices, which he claimed was his first revelation. Mohammed was a victim of something like epilepsy where he would froth at the mouth and have seizures. During these seizures he would hear voices. Mohammed says in the Koran, "I listened to the gens." Gen is the Arabic word for genie. The Koran also states that there are good genies and bad genies. He states that everything he heard from the gens he put into the Koran. That included both Jewish and Christian beliefs but also the pagan black stone at Kaaba Shrine in Mecca.

Mohammed woke up in his cave choking and gasping and hearing a voice which said "Mohammed write." Well, there was a problem because he didnít know how to read and write. The Christians and Jews knew how to read but the average Arab camel jockey didnít. He ran in fright to his wife and related his experience to her. Her response was that if he heard a voice then he was a prophet. Neither the Jews nor the Christians would accept him being a prophet, so he went to the pagans of Mecca. They had 360 gods, one for each day of the year, but their most important god was the god of the moon. That may be why the crescent moon occurs on many Muslim countryís flags and on top of their mosques, but the totally moon-based Islamic calendar may also be the reason. The Bible, in Deuteronomy, states that the penalty for worshiping heavenly bodies is death and the Koran in Fussilat 47 prohibits Muslims from worshiping the moon. Imitating Judaism, he decided to recognize only one god, who Muslims call Allah. Islam, like Judaism, is now a monotheistic religion but Allah is not the same as the God of Judaism and Christianity (where, I might add, most believe in three Gods in One). It is the same as if you stripped away all the pagan gods of Greece except Zeus. Would Greece then have a monotheistic religion? Yes, but Zeus is still not God Most High. Many Jews and Christians do not seem to understand that.

The Muslim term "Allah achbar" does not mean god is great, as is often reported by the news media. "Allah achbar" means god is greater. Greater than who? Greater than the God of the Jews and Christians. Who rejected Mohammed? The Jews and Christians rejected Mohammed. Koran 205 (Sura Al-Maidah 5), verse 51 says "take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends. The Jews and the Christians are friends with one another. Anyone who befriends them will become one of their numbers." Jews and Christians are people of the book. Who said before his fall that he was greater than God? Satan. Lucifer. In Isa 14:13. Letís turn to that.

(Isa 14:13 NKJV) For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north;

When the angel appeared before Hagar, he told her her son would become a wild man, some say a donkey, that he would be fighting with his brethren. You can read of that in Gen 16:12. So first Islam fights the pagans, the blacks, the Buddhists, the Hindus. Then it fights the Jews and Christians. When there is no one else to fight with, Moslems fight each other. Just look at Iraq or the Iraq/Iran war twenty years ago. Islam worships a war god. Thus you see the sword on the Saudi flag and the Muslim blind obsession with war.

(Gen 16:12 NKJV) He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man's hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren."

Muslims believe that on the day of judgment there will be a final battle and Muslims will kill every last Jew on the face of the earth. Not just in Israel, everywhere. On that day some Jews will try to evade death and they will hide behind rocks and trees. Allah will give mouths to the rocks and trees and they will cry out to the pursuers "There is a Jew hiding behind me. Come and kill him." Moslems will not disagree with this. On the day of judgment, Moslems know every Jew and Christian must die.

4. Letís talk about Jesus Christ and the Muslims. Via Jesus Christ, Muslims try to drive a wedge between Jews and Christians. They say, "Oh yes, we accept Jesus Christ too." But the Islamic Jesus Christ is not the same as the Christian Jesus Christ. It is a counterfeit. The Jesus Christ of the Muslim is a Muslim Jesus Christ. At the Christmas season in 1994 in Bethlehem, Yasser Arafat stated that Jesus Christ was the first Palestinian Muslim revolutionary. This did not come from his imagination. It came from his Islamic faith. According to Islam, Jesus Christ comes back the second time, kills the Jewish anti-Christ in battle, goes up to Jerusalem to pray at what we call the temple mount with 400,000 Muslims believers, then Jesus the believer comes down, destroys every Christian cross and every Christian church and every Jewish synagogue. On that day everyone who has not embraced Islam will be killed by Jesus Christ himself using his sword. Does our Jesus Christ kill with a sword? On December 25th the world celebrates what they believe to be the birth of the Prince of Peace. Beware of all counterfeits.

Islam says that the Koran is the divine, infallible word of Allah to Mohammed. It was revealed at one time and Islam claims it has never been changed or amended. But the Koran could not have been written by a Muslim at that time because they were illiterate. The Koran is a fabrication written by man. Some say that because of its writing structure, we know that it was written by a rabbi. It contains numeralogical codes of 19, a Jewish technique of writing 19 letters, 19 words, 19 verses, and 19 chapters.

We know that the Koran was revised and changed many times. A German team explored an ancient depository which contained thousands of revisions to the Koran. There was a write-up of this in the January 1999 Atlantic Monthly. The Koran blesses the Jews and the Christians, then curses the Jews and the Christians, over and over. Every verse of the Koran abrogates a previous verse. The rabbi who wrote it apparently wrote it that way intentionally so that it would self-destruct. The problem today is that Jews and Christians refuse to pick up the Koran and read it.

In Tucson, Arizona there was a Muslim who was murdered in his mosque because he proved there were some Satanic verses in the Koran which praised Mohammed over Allah. He wrote a book and an article in Scientific American describing this. He was then killed on orders of someone in Pakistan by two black Muslim hit teams sent from Colorado Springs and Pennsylvania. This killing was documented by the Arizona Daily Star newspaper in Tucson.

During the Desert Storm war, Israel was hit with 39 scud missiles. Only one person died and that one shouldnít have. He was killed after he told his wife when she begged him to go into the air-raid shelter, "itíll never happen to me."

Letís talk about how Islam plans to conquer the world. Islam is a conquering religion because its god is a warrior god. The Jews gave the word to the world but it is Christians who are preaching the word to the world. If people donít listen, we are vindicated because we at least tried. Islam doesnít give up on you quite so easily. They preach to you and try to win you over to Islam. If you reject their first approach to become a Moslem, they allow you to remain a Christian or a Jew for awhile but you must be subservient to the Islamic cause. They promise to pay you, take care of you, but tell you that one day you will be a Moslem. If you donít agree to that, then you will suffer from a jihad or holy war where Islam is spread by the sword. From 622 AD to 722 AD, 100 years, Islam had invaded Spain, Portugal, and France as well as all the territory from Morocco to India. In 732 AD, Frankish King Charles Martel defeated Islam near Tours, France and the Jews and Muslims were subsequently driven from the entire Iberian peninsula in 1492. Also in 1492 Turkey was threatening southern Europe. The Germans fought against the Turks at the gates of Vienna for 200 years. Following the defeat of the Turks in Europe, Islam slept. But 100 years ago, after the invention of the gasoline engine, Islam came back to life. Today, Islam is marching again. Islam is now fighting in the Philippines, in Indonesia, in other places in the Far East, in Africa, Europe, or in Britain, everywhere in the world, even at the World Trade Center in New York. Islam is convinced that Allah has given them the victory with their corner on the petroleum market of the world. The money from their oil sales has given them great political power as well.

Today we have seen the revolutionary Islam of Usama bin Laden, the nuclear weapons of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his mullahs who claim Israel will disappear very shortly, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of the terrorist Hamas organization, Hizbullah and its leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, Moqtada Al-Sadr, the Ayatollahs, the Al-Quida, and still the Taleban in Afghanistan. Then we have evolutionary Islam. Evolutionary Islam wants to take over the world peacefully. De-Christianize it first, Islamicize it second. The evolutionary Moslems are the peaceable, hard-working people President Bush described. Fifteen million of them live in America.

Some come here as illegal immigrants. Some come here as students paid by oil producing nations, then they marry Christian or Jewish Americans and stay here. After two years they have citizenship. Then they bring their families in. Today Judaism is a poor fourth after Protestants, Catholics and Moslems. But Islam feels threatened by the Jews in the Holy Land. No land that was once Islamic can ever revert to the infidels. The second revolution in Islam occurred during the Carter administration in 1979 when the Shaw of Iran fell and the Ayatollah Humeni began revolutionary Islam. Starting as an ally, Iran became an enemy. In 1991, Saddam Hussein went from an ally to an enemy. Saddam Hussein was created by George Bush the father in 1977. From 1980 to 1988 Saddam Hussein was an ally of the US. He was used by the US to fight the Iranians, and until the stupid mistake of Kuwait, he was an ally of the US. Today Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad are among the growing list of Americaís and Israelís greatest enemies, ignoring Usama bin Laden and his Arabian Al-Qaida allies. Ahmadinijad, todays Hitler, has said he is willing to lose half of his own country, Iran, in order to wipe Israel off the map. But remember Israel is only the "little Satan." He admits that America, the "great Satan" is his ultimate goal.

Several years ago I received the following news article. It was titled:

THOUSANDS OF INDONESIAN CHRISTIANS SURROUNDED BY ISLAMIC JIHAD FORCES

Over 50,000 Indonesian Christians are being surrounded by Islamic terrorists in central Sulawesi Island, according to SOS reports received by Christian organizations over the weekend.

"As of Saturday night Indonesia time, the District of Poso in central Sulawesi Island was under attack by Islamic Jihad forces," said Christian Aid's contact in northern Sulawesi, ASSIST NEWS SERVICE reported. "The situation is very critical. Unless there is a miracle many lives will be lost."

"Over the weekend we received an alarming urgent e-mail from our contact in northern Sulawesi and immediately this morning e-mailed our list of persons who requested to be notified of such emergencies," said John Lindner, Editor of Christian Aid's "Missions Insider" and "Christian Mission."

The contact in Sulawesi, who asked that his name not be published, said he had just talked with Christian leaders in Tentena, a city in central Sulawesi, and they were crying out for help, said the report. "They are desperate for food, medicine and protection. They are completely surrounded and request our prayer support. If the jihad terrorists break through [local defenses] there will be great massacres."

According to the contact, the jihad forces are well organized and well equipped - sometimes better equipped than the army, the report said.

The announcement continued, "So far 2,791 Christians have been rescued from the fate of jihad terrorists. They extend their profound gratitude to those whose prayers, gifts and efforts made their rescue and relocation to a safe place possible. The effort to feed and house them continues," Lindner said.

As we have found out from Usama bin Laden, the revolutionary Moslems will use the money derived from oil and their other business arrangements to wage war against the US, Jews and Christians. Many older Americans grew up under the influence of World War II but younger Americans do not relate to those patriotic and victorious days. The news media driven public reaction to the Viet Nam War turned off American patriotism.

The bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 was blamed by the media on Sheik Omar, not the revolutionary Islamic nation of Iraq. When the World Trade Center was finally destroyed by agents of Usama bin Laden, about three thousand people died, more than died at Pearl Harbor. The bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City has been blamed on Timothy McVeigh. But there was a PBS documentary which showed that three Iraqi men bought the ammonium nitrate for the Oklahoma City bomb. After the documentary had shown once, the FBI took it off the air. Most of the people who were aware that Iraqis were involved with the bomb are now dead. McVeigh did not work alone. Hos 4:6 says that "My people perish for lack of knowledge." We are not being given knowledge of these events by our government or the media. In Ezek 36:6 it says that if the watchman on the tower sees the sword coming and does not sound the alarm and the sword does come and the people die, they die in their sins but their blood will be required at the hand of the watchman.

In Israel they have a parable about a woman who lived with a man until she decided it was time to marry him. But when she approached him with the idea of marriage, he split. He didnít love her. The same arrangement would exist between so-called Palestinians and Israel if they were forced to live together on the same land. You either live together in peace or you separate. Well, they arenít living together in peace. So they cannot live together on the same piece of land. Arafat, the guy who took off at Camp David, never intended to make peace with Israel. Following Arafatís death, those who now lead the so-called Palestinians still donít. They want to eliminate all of Israel, not live together in peace. The present Palestinian president dares not now change course for fear of being overthrown by Islamic terrorists. Golden Meir said that Israel will have peace when Arab mothers love their children more than they hate Israel - an extremely unlikely possibility.

One of the reasons ancient Israel was given the land of Canaan was to remove the sacrifice of children to their god Molech. Now they sacrifice their children to their god Allah. Arab mothers today claim they are willing to give all their children to Allah.

The press likes to point out how many so-called Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of the current intifada. But they never mention that King Hussein of Jordan killed 45,000 Palestinians on what is called black September back in 1970. Of course they were trying to take over his country. The bottom line is that Moslems are never war criminals like they accused Prime Minister Sharon of being.

This country was founded on Christianity and the Bible. But during the last 100 years, something has changed in this country. Romans 9-11 discusses the grafting in of Christians to the root of Abraham. What applies to Jews today applies to us Christians as well. Our survival and the survival of Israel are linked.

Usama bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda started the current war by attacking this country and our President George W. Bush had no alternative but to do the right thing, to retaliate. For awhile his war against the extremists was successful. But he doesnít get all the credit because, as I say, he had no choice but to retaliate. But it is his verbal support of Islam as a peaceful, loving religion which disturbs many. Very few Christian religious leaders have publically taken exception to these views. Franklin Graham, preacher son of Billy Graham and friend of President Bush, is one who did. He declared militant Islam as evil, wicked, violent and not of the same God. He too has read the Koran and found its words of killing all infidels. How many supporters of Islam have read it?

5. The Koran or Islamic bible is one of the prime sources of Islamic law. The Koran is a compilation of revelations said to have been given to the prophet Mohammed. Let me quote a few verses from the Koran for your edification. These are the opening words of the Koran:

Praise be to God, the Lord of all creatures; the most merciful, the king of the day of judgment. Thee do we worship, and of thee do we beg assistance. Direct us in the right way, in the way of those to whom thou hast been gracious; not of those against whom thou art incensed, nor of those who go astray.

But the Jews will not be pleased with thee, neither the Christians, until thou follow their religion; say, The Direction of God is the true direction. And verily if thou follow their desires, after the knowledge which hath been given thee, thou shalt find no patron or protector against God. They to whom we have given the book of the Koran, and who read it with its true reading, they believe therein; and whoever believeth not therein, they shall perish. Koran, Ch. II

War is enjoined you against the Infidels... They will ask thee concerning the sacred month, whether they may war therein (Ramadon): Answer, To war therein is grievous; but to obstruct the way of God, and infidelity towards him, and to keep men from the holy temple, and to drive out his people from thence, is more grievous in the sight of God, and the temptation to idolatry is more grievous than to kill in the sacred months.
Koran, Ch. II

The month of Ramadan shall ye fast, in which the Koran was sent down from heaven, a direction unto men, and declarations of direction, and the distinction between good and evil. Ch. II

Peaceful words, arenít they. Again, 312 Koran scriptures refer to war; 67 to peace.

Before I close, I think I should briefly mention Israelís justification for holding onto the land against Islamís goal of removing the Jews from the land of Israel. As you know, a large part of the land in eastern Israel and Gaza has already been turned over to the so-called Palestinians. Letís look at some Biblical evidence supporting what should be Israelís and Americaís position:

(Psa 105:8 NASB) He has remembered His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,

(Verse11 NASB) Saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan As the portion of your inheritance,"

(verses 42-45 NASB) For He remembered His holy word With Abraham His servant; {43} And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout. {44} He gave them also the lands of the nations, That they might take possession of the fruit of the peoples' labor, {45} So that they might keep His statutes, And observe His laws, Praise the LORD!

(Gen 15:18 NASB) On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates: [Apparently the Euphrates in northern Syria, not in Iraq.]

(Gen 17:7-8 NASB) "And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you. {8} "And I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."

(Verse 19 NASB) But God said, "No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. [Not with Ishmael.]

(Zec 8:1-2 NASB) Then the word of the LORD of hosts came saying, {2} "Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'I am exceedingly jealous for Zion, yes, with great wrath I am jealous for her.'

(Verses 7-8 NASB) "Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Behold, I am going to save My people from the land of the east and from the land of the west; {8} and I will bring them back, and they will live in the midst of Jerusalem, and they will be My people and I will be their God in truth and righteousness.'

(Zec 12:3 NASB) "And it will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.

(Verses 8-10 NASB) "In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who is feeble among them in that day will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the LORD before them. {9} "And it will come about in that day that I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. {10} "And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like the bitter weeping over a first-born. [The Jews will accept Christ.]

(Isa 52:1-10 NASB) Awake, awake, Clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion; Clothe yourself in your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city. For the uncircumcised and the unclean Will no more come into you. {2} Shake yourself from the dust, rise up, O captive Jerusalem; Loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O captive daughter of Zion. {3} For thus says the LORD, "You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed without money." {4} For thus says the Lord GOD, "My people went down at the first into Egypt to reside there, then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. {5} "Now therefore, what do I have here," declares the LORD, "seeing that My people have been taken away without cause?" Again the LORD declares, "Those who rule over them howl, and My name is continually blasphemed all day long. {6} "Therefore My people shall know My name; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, 'Here I am.'" {7} How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, And says to Zion, "Your God reigns!" {8} Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices, They shout joyfully together; For they will see with their own eyes When the LORD restores Zion. {9} Break forth, shout joyfully together, You waste places of Jerusalem; For the LORD has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem. {10} The LORD has bared His holy arm In the sight of all the nations, That all the ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God.

I think one of the best proofs of what god is the true God can be seen in what society God blesses and who He does not bless. It can be seen by the culture and standard of living of the people. He blesses those who worship Him. He does not bless those who worship another god.

What must we do? We should prove all things. There will be another major war in the Middle East. I have described that in my sermon about Where We Are in Gods Master Plan. As Saudi Arabians and Egyptians continue to criticize America and support terrorist Muslims such as Usama bin Laden, Palestinian militants, the Al-Qaeda (which is mainly made up of Egyptians and Saudis), and Iran, remember the war between the king of the north and the king of the south as prophesied by Daniel. Remember that after the king of the south pushes at the king of the north, that the king of the north defeats the king of the south (possibly Iran), invades Arabia and Egypt and passes through Israel in the process. I feel we are entering into the end-time wars described in prophesy. Pray for the President to be given wisdom and loyalty to Israel. Pray for America. Pray for Israel. Pray for the Kingdom of God and the peace it will bring.

Let me close by reading an article entitled "Imams and Apple Pie" which Joseph Farah of Worldnetdaily.com wrote:

Can you believe the six imams kicked off the US Airways flight in Minneapolis are threatening to sue?

Can you believe they're walking around free rather than being held and investigated for "probing" on behalf of terrorists?

Can you believe most of the media coverage of this incident focuses on possible civil rights violations and inappropriate religious "profiling"?

Let's review the facts of the case:

Several passengers on the flight complained to the crew about excessively loud "praying" by the Muslim "holy men." They complained that they were moving around the plane. An air marshal characterized their behavior as a "[political correctness] probe." Even before they boarded the flight, passengers and the flight crew reported the imams prayed loudly, then, once boarding began playing musical chairs Ė switching from their assigned seats in a configuration used by terrorists in previous incidents. Two even moved to the front of first class, while two others moved toward the middle of the plane and the last two moved toward the back Ė effectively giving them control of exits. They asked for seat-belt extensions, which could conceivably be used as weapons, and then threw them under their seats rather than use them. Both before boarding and after, they made a spectacle of themselves chanting about "Allah and the United States."

What would you do if you were on that flight?

What would you do if you were part of the crew?

What would you do if you were the air marshal?

Apparently, what you would be expected to do by second-guessers not actually on the flight would be to smile and think pleasant thoughts about multiculturalism and pluralism.

We're supposed to believe that this wasn't planned?

We're supposed to believe these guys didn't know what they were doing?

We're supposed to believe that this wasn't a deliberate effort to test the boundaries of tolerance?

These imams are now on a national publicity tour trying to persuade us that they are as American as apple pie Ė that they did nothing wrong or even suspicious. Don't buy it.

And if these imams are permitted to win a lawsuit against US Airways, say goodbye to airline security in America.

Five years after Sept. 11, 2001, political correctness appears to be a more powerful force in our country than the safety and security of American citizens.

It's really quite unbelievable.

It's quite clear that these six imams have an agenda beyond acceptance of their religion by Americans.

Most Americans don't pre-judge Muslims as terrorists. But when they act like terrorists, when they don't act like good Americans, when they clearly test our tolerance, when they "probe" our defenses, then Americans have the right and duty to treat them with the utmost suspicion.

What do you think would happen to you if you acted this way on a flight?

It seems like these activists don't really want to be treated equally, they want to be treated in a special way Ė with more deference, with more understanding.

I don't like traveling any more in this country. I don't like it because of the extra security that is in place Ė much of it by necessity Ė because of what happened Sept. 11. I minimize my travels because of the inconvenience and hassle.

But we're at war. And the hassles are a small price to pay to ensure we save American lives and emerge from this war victorious some day.

Americans must not succumb to the temptation to be "politically correct" by overlooking suspicious behavior. That would be a grave Ė if not fatal Ė tactical error in this war.

 

 

Sermon given by Wayne Bedwell

3 March 2012

 

 

Copyright 2012, Wayne Bedwell

 

 

 

 

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