With every terrorist attack, I hear people say ridiculous things in regards to Islamic terrorism. Christians should be informed and knowledgeable about what’s going on in the world, and not ignorant of the evil. Jesus said, “be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” Matthew 10:16.
In the last month the “Religion of Peace” has been responsible for over (I keep losing count with each additional attack) 142 terrorist attacks, 1216 deaths, and 1803 injuries. And during that same time, no Christians or Buddhists or Hare Krishnas or Wiccans or even the Bewitched-ians claimed credit for even one terrorist attack.
And some folks are scratching their heads wondering, “Why do that they hate?” and “Why do they kill?”
The first time I saw this question in print (sometime after 9/11), I assumed it would be followed by the obvious answer. But today I truly believe that some religious leftists would walk to a chopping block in a sharia run country, with their “LBGT’s Against Islamophobia” and “Hollywood Heart ISIS” shirts, asking each other that question.
The State Department suggested they hate and kill because they just need a jobs program (read here). Both Bush and Obama said Islam is a “religion of peace.” On November 15, 2015 Hillary Clinton tweeted, “Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.” You have to be ignorant of a whole lot of history and current Muslim testimony by actual terrorists to make an absolute claim like that.
The President has repeatedly said Guantanamo Bay is a contributing factor. He believes this so much that he’s releasing horrible murderers bent on destruction from Guantanamo so that peaceful Muslims around the world won’t be tempted to join ISIS and behead Christians. Of course Guantanamo Bay didn’t exist before 9/11 and some guys still felt the need to fly planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
WHY DO THEY HATE US? WHY DO THEY “DO” TERROR?
Simple. They are following their religion. It really is as simple as that.
Now before you go apoplectic on me, it’s true that not all Muslims are terrorists. I know some really nice Muslims. And not all Muslims hold the views of terrorists.
But 99% of terrorist attacks are done today by, not Christians, not Buddhists, not tree huggers or fortune tellers in traveling carnivals, but by…Muslims.
So whether or not they are “correctly” following Islam according to the teaching of leftists or anyone else is completely irrelevant.
Polls show that minimum of 74 percent of all Middle East Muslims are anti-semitic (that alone is horrific), 10 percent to 86 percent (86% in Egypt-a sometime ally of the US) support the death penalty for apostasy or blasphemy , and up to 34 percent (differs by country-highest in Palestinian territory) of Muslims have a positive view of Osama bin Laden (read here).
In Islam, faith is based on the Quran and the Hadith, and the teaching of religious leaders expounding on those writings. Terrorists and terrorist sympathizers include both:
a. Muslims who claim to follow the literal teaching of the Quran. The Islamic State (ISIS) justifies (great article on this by former Muslim here) the following on the Quran: beheadings (47:4), sex slavery (4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30), and the subjugation of Christians (9:29).
b. Muslims who are following the teaching of Islamic religious leaders. The Grand Ayatollah Ahmad al-Baghdadi, the leading Shia cleric of Iraq, said this in a televised interview: “If they (Christians and Jews) still refuse (to submit or convert)—then we fight them, and we abduct their women and destroy their churches—this is Islam!… Come on, learn what Islam is, are you even a Muslim?!”
We can argue all day long about whether or not we think “true” Islam teaches terror (people much smarter than I (click here)-would argue it does – including quite a few Muslim clerics). Doesn’t matter. For over 100 million Muslims worldwide (that’s a lot of people), Islam that is true includes actively participating in terror, hating Jews and wanting them erased from the earth, or sympathizing with the merchants of terror.
So why do they hate us?
Because they are following their version of Islam.
Ok! I get it! What does that mean for me? Other than fear and anxiety?? Because that’s all I’m feeling right now!
Remember these two things:
1. Remember that the government’s role, Biblically, is to defend the citizens by “taking God’s wrath” to the bad guys: The Bible says, “The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong.” Romans 13:4
So don’t let anyone tell you that you lack faith or are somehow not, “Christian” because you want the government to defeat and kill terrorists before they kill more innocents. Read this story: Kayla Mueller Defended Christian Faith to ISIS Executioner ‘Jihadi John’. I pray that our government is led by men who will be God’s servants as, “agents of wrath” against these brutal sadists, torturers, and murderers so they do not continue their terror. And anyone who says that is wrong is woefully or willfully ignorant of what God has already said on the subject.
2. Remember that Jesus can do anything. So don’t fear! Instead, pray that those who have been deceived will be saved.
Paul was something like ISIS. He was going from town to town dragging Christians from their homes to be imprisoned, and breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord (Acts 9:1).
“Breathing threats and murder.” What kind of wretched animal does that? And he will certainly be that way until he finds himself in hell, just like every single terrorist. Right? Right?
Wrong. Paul was saved. By Jesus. And all the energy he put into hatred and persecution, he put into ministry and led a movement that is still impacting the world 20 centuries later.
Jesus always gets the last word. He certainly did in Paul’s life.
Jesus will truly get the last word in the life of every single terrorist…one way or another. All across the world there are reports of Muslims seeing Jesus in dreams and many more coming to Christ in unheard of places like Saudi Arabia. Just Google, “Muslims converting to Christianity,” and, “Jesus appearing to Muslims” and you’ll come with a lot of reading material. Watch this video, “Woman Gives Jesus One Week to Prove Himself.”
Jesus can get through to anyone. Not so sure? Read Acts 7:52-60, 8:1. Then skip over to Acts 9 and keep on reading.
So don’t fear! Don’t be anxious. Be confident in the ONE who always, always, always gets…the last word.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22:13
Amen and amen.
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