May 28, 2016

Understanding Islam I: The Importance of Muhammad in Islam

I have run through my series about Islam twice on my Facebook page and it has had an extraordinary impact on those that read it. Now that I have time to pick up the reins of my blog again after an extended lay-off from writing I have chosen to repost the entire series here also. I do so because other than sexual immorality and what amounts to a hostile take over by homosexuality and transgenderism in society, Islam is the largest threat to Christianity, western culture and the American way of life. So I begin where I've begun twice lesson number one...

Most non-Muslims think that you become a Muslim by worshiping Allah, but this is not true. You can worship the God Allah and still not be a Muslim. What it takes to be a Muslim is to worship Allah...exactly like Muhammad did. We know exactly how he worshiped his God because it was recorded in the Sira and Hadith(s). He inevitably was murderous and easily angered. That is why the hot-tempered nature of the Muslim adherent. So when you see a Muslim who is quick to anger, he is simply imitating Muhammad his spiritual icon (Proverbs 29:11, Ecclesiastes 7:9, James 1:19-20). If historical biographies are even remotely accurate, the prophet was a demonic ill-tempered thug. There is not a true Muslim alive that does not know a detailed history of Muhammad.

People that only understand the Qur'an without knowing other aspects and supporting documentation are only seeing the tip of the iceberg. What lies beneath is vastly more dangerous than what is currently being seen. That is because, like icebergs, there are two aspects to Islam and the more powerful and pervasive of the two is out of sight 99% of the time in the culture and on the world stage. We begin to get a hint of it though in lands where ISIS resides and were Sharia Law has been instituted as the Lex Terrae. More on this in later posts. One of the things I will also do this time around is to deposit Scripture passages in relevant places to offset what is clearly not scriptural and often times is just plain evil.

May 26, 2016

You Might Have a Gift of the Prophetic...

When I say prophetic gift in the New Testament, I chose to use John Piper’s definition of this. “It is a Spirit-prompted, Spirit-sustained, utterance that is rooted in a true revelation (1 Corinthians 14:30), but is fallible because the prophet’s perception of the revelation, and thinking about the revelation, and report of the revelation are all fallible. It is thus similar to the gift of teaching which is Spirit-prompted, Spirit sustained, rooted in an infallible revelation (the Bible), and yet is fallible but very useful to the church.”
Piper later goes on to say that, “The New Testament gift of prophecy is a ‘third category’ of prophetic utterance between the categories of (1) verbally inspired, intrinsically authoritative, infallible speech spoken by the likes of Moses, Jesus and the apostles; and (2) the speech of false prophets spoken presumptuously, without inspiration and liable to condemnation (Deuteronomy 18:20). Those two categories (absolutely infallible vs. false) do not exhaust all the biblical teaching on prophecy.
I’ve provided Scripture where there are direct correlations. Others are based on principles that are clearly outlined based on the preponderance of patterns outlined in the Scriptures.
Based on study of Scriptures and observations of people I believe are given the ability, some of their characteristics are:
1.       You don't take a long time to open up (2 minutes at the most). (2 Timothy 4:2)
2.       You cogitate/dwell on thoughts and/or Scripture and how it applies to your life and other people’s lives for hours….and hours…and hours. (Philippians 4:8)
3.       You plan to do or say something weeks in advance…sometimes months. (2 Cor. 9:6, James 4:17)
4.       You care about everything/everyone, constantly.  To the point of mental lapses or blank-outs. (Philippians 2:4, Galatians 6:2, John 13:34-35)
5.       You speak about everything with authority/conviction and certainty. (Mark 13:9, 1 Peter 4:11)
6.       You want to help everyone and everything (Matthew 5:16, 5:42, Luke 12:33-34, John 15:12, James 1:17, etc.)
7.       You use intense language.  You wouldn't just say "you're being mean."  You would say "why are you hurting my feelings, you petty barbarian, you uncivilized rogue, you insufferable reprobate!?!" (Titus 2:15)
8.       You prefer private messaging but end up texting 500+ messages to the horror of recipient (Matthew 12:37).
9.       You pay undivided attention to each person you talk to.  No half-baking anything…ever. (Philippians 2:4)
10.   You bring up uncomfortable and potentially embarrassing topics into normal conversations.  Think divorce, sex lives, religion, politics, mental illness especially when it comes to issues concerning sin (Ephesians 4:25).
11.   You're moody and changeable.  One day you'll open your souls.  The next day you'll completely and utterly ignore people.
12.   You're earnest and sincere in everything you say, almost to the point of mental blood clots (Colossians 4:2-6).
13.   You brood…a lot.  It's unintentional and intimidating to onlookers and often misunderstood as arrogance. (Jeremiah 7)
14.   A tremendous desire for justice.
15.   You want to spend all day, every day, with what we love.  "Space" isn't a valid concept to us.
16.   You don't like having big social networks - they dilute our intensity too much.
17.   You're die-hard romantic idealist. 
18.   You easily become emotionally bonded to downtrodden or stricken characters in real life, books, TV shows and movies. 
19.   You crave meaningful intelligent, rational and logical conversations especially about the gospel.  There is no such thing as "small talk" or "frivolous banter". See Acts 2:14, 3:12, 4:8, 11:4)
20.   Everything is a task to be overcome/surmounted with meticulous attention given to detail.

May 19, 2016

Sharia Law: Antithetical To The US Constitution

...and now for something completely different. 
I will post this article from my Islamic teaching on Facebook so I can reach my blog audience too. After looking at this I felt it was important for people to realize the truth about Islam and the danger it poses to ordinary people in America. What I inductively concluded in this small study I found quite alarming and I believe it warrant re-posting a few times to assure people read it and understand it.

Islam is a religion and under 1st Amendment rights every Muslim has the right to worship as they wish in the US. To deny Islam this right is unconstitutional. It is misunderstood though that because Islam often presents itself as a purely religious entity we must always cater to their every whim. Untrue. Islamic public prayer is a political demand.  Islam expects the State to serve its need, not vice versa. When Muslims shanghai streets in prayer it appears religious but it is in reality a political statement. This is Sharia. Demand for Islamic prayer in public schools (in light of the fact Christian prayer is frowned upon) is in reality imposing Sharia.

There is a difference in Islam between ease of prayer (darura) and demand/necessity of it as dictated in the Qu’ran and Hadith (called tayseer). The truth is Kafir or non-Muslims do not need to give political concessions to religious demands. It is outlined within their own holy writ this way. Sharia has two dualistic principles when it comes to Islam being under duress or needing to use dissimulation (Al-Taqiyya). When Islam cannot practice pure Sharia Islam lightens the demands in Sharia. It is called darura which means “to make easy” and it is a form of al-Taqiyya. When environments do not allow pure sharia to be used Muslims are NOT obligated to pray five times a day and they CAN eat pork. In other words, on a whim, Muslims can decide that which is forbidden can be become permitted without fault to them. That means halal (Sharia food laws) can be ignored at least temporarily whenever they deem it necessary. If a Muslim cannot pray on a prayer rug in school or State buildings then it CAN be done later without being disobedient to Allah.

In other words: If a Muslim cannot pray in the street, school or a government building, it can be done later. This means that when Islam insists on these things they are “wants” not “necessities” or required by Islamic belief. That means when a Muslim forces Sharia into the US legal system claiming discrimination they are fraudulently forcing unnecessary Sharia politically into the US judicial system. Therefore their actions are deliberate meant to undermine the system.

Sharia lays out the complete strategy for immigration into a Kafir nation like America. Sharia demands the enforcing of Sharia in a host nation by parasitic Sharia through things like al-Taqiyya and dhimmitude. Islam first arrives and announces peaceful intentions with “Abrahamic brothers” the Christians and Jews. They “build bridges” to the non-Muslim community. Once entrenched via size of populations/electorates they begin to place political Sharia demands on the system even though religiously they aren’t required to. Once people resist they are labelled bigots, racist and anti-Muslim. Most often these communities know nothing of the dualistic nature of Islam. Non-Muslims believe if they are accommodating they will be able to reform Islam and bring them around to a democratic way of life. If that was the case Islam would’ve assimilated to Western civilization over the last 1400 years. We need to allow history to be a teacher here. Sharia cannot be reformed. Islam views the US Constitution inferior/subordinate to the political authority of Sharia.

Let that sink in.

Let us be brutally clear here: Article 6 of the US Constitution says that the Constitution is the highest law of the land and cannot be subjugated to any other legal code. It is the rudimentary claim of Sharia that it will be the highest law of any land until all are converted, enslave or killed. When we say Islam can be integrated into the American system those stating that fact are either ignorant simpletons or they are being deceptive liars. Sharia is completely incompatible with the US Constitution. Sharia’s political component must be accommodated or it is not real Sharia.
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