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The Creeping Giant
February 05, 2011
-------The Creeping Giant-------
Islam is a religion that is growing all over the world. Islam does not grow in the same manner that Christianity does. Christianity grows by people responding to the gospel message. Islam grows because the people multiply like rabbits and become a larger population than the natives who originally occupied the land. Sometimes they take areas by force. Christianity does not force their will on anybody.
The goal of Islam is simple and straightforward: to bring the whole world under Islamic control and enforce Sharia law on everyone. In the eyes of Islam, who are their biggest enemies? Jews and Christians. Why? I believe it is because Islam recognizes that the God of Israel and the God of Christians are one and the same and it is not the same God they call Allah.
Islamic fundamentalists believe the Koran commands them to fight Christians and Jews: "Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the last day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and his messenger [Mohammed] and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth [Islam] among the people of the scripture [Christians and Jews] until they pay the Jazyah [a special high tax to be paid only by Christians and Jews who do not renounce their faith and convert to Islam] with willing submission and feel themselves subdued." (Surat At-Taubah 9:29)
This passage comes from the Arabic Koran. It cannot be found in the English version and the English version is what is being promoted in America duping many people into believing Islam is a peaceful religion.
The people who follow the Bible - Jews who follow the Old Testament and Christians who follow both the Old and New Testament - are referred to as "people of the scripture". The conflict arises because if the Bible were true, then the Koran would have to be false and vice versa.
The Bible has many prophecies that have come to pass and many more that will come to pass and many of the prophecies yet future involve countries who are now Islamic. Prophecy validates the Bible. There is nothing in the Koran that validates it as being inspired of God yet Islam has over a billion followers. Islam has become a creeping giant.
Christians and Jews in the middle east and other eastern nations are being persecuted, tortured, and killed by the hundreds, if not thousands, by Islamic fundamentalists and there is no cry of outrage from any country. Other countries do not care what happens to Christians only fellow Christians do. A Dutch cartoonist draws a cartoon making fun of the so called prophet Mohammed and the entire Islamic world cries out for the head of the cartoonist and nations cower in terror at the threat of Islam.
Is the God of Islam the same as the God of the Bible? Is there anywhere in the Bible that says to kill all who refuse to believe in the scripture? No, it says to love God with all your heart and soul and to love your neighbor as yourself. It does not say if your neighbor is an infidel (an infidel being someone who does not share your religious beliefs) to kill him as the Koran does.
Islam is going to be the instigator of World War III in my humble opinion. A study of Psalm 83 and Ezekiel Chapters 37 through 39 show that the surrounding nations of Israel will attack Israel to take a spoil and to wipe Israel out. God intervenes on Israel's behalf and destroys 5 out of every 6 of the attackers leaving the remnant to go back home as a witness to the might of the true God.
God is a jealous God and He is going to show the world of Islam in no uncertain terms that Allah is not the one that should be worshiped.
Our president and many of our government officials back Islam which is a very dangerous ground to tread. Many people are concerned about Islam coming to America and enforcing Sharia law but this country has too many Christians for that to happen which is why Islam hates our country so much.
Will Islam be successful in bringing America to her knees? With regards to the moral decline of this country God may allow that to happen as a disciplinary measure but one thing I know for sure. Islam will never stand. The scripture is very clear, "9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians Chapter 2.
Of course the world of Islam rejects this truth resulting in the Lord rejecting Islam. Islam has a role to play in the fulfilling of end time Biblical prophecies and this role also means an end to Islam once and for all.
Copyright 2010 by Gary Goodworth
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