"Islam, A Bloodthirsty Religion"

(The Blight Of Islam - Part 8)

John 3.3-7

 

EXPOSITION:

1. Islam has been thrust to the forefront of our consciousness because of the terrorist acts perpetrated upon innocent civilians in the name of Islamic jihad. And though it is expedient for politicians to deny that terrorism is part and parcel of the Islamic religion, the fact is so obvious that only the naive deny it.

2. Rather than look at the behavior of the terrorists and their rhetoric, or the responses that are seen in Muslim countries to their vicious brutality, many people are drawn to the statements of the apologists for Islam who repeatedly claim that Islam is a peace loving faith, and not a violent religion.

3. But can such assertions be defended to thinking people? Before answering that question, letís consider history. G. J. O. Moshay, in his excellent book titled, "Who Is This Allah?" published in England in 1995, writes the following:

"As for many Westerners who are bothered about Islamic terrorism in the world today, it is because they are so engrossed with technology that they forgot history. Dr Jane Smith of Harvard University has clearly shown in a dissertation that even the term "Islam" did not originally mean "submission." Also in The Spiritual Background of Islam, Middle East scholar Dr M. Bravmann reveals that the term "Islam" did not originally mean Mohammedís religion or that of any Jewish patriarchal religion as claimed by Muslims. According to Dr Bravmann, the word "Islam" was "a secular concept denoting a sublime virtue in the eyes of the primitive Arab; defiance of death, heroism; to die in battle. The term denoted bravery in battle. It did not mean peace or submission."

4. So you see, Islam did not start out as Muslims claim it did. And Islam is not the religion Muslims claim that it is. "Pastor, do you believe people would misrepresent their religion?" Certainly they would. Roman Catholics completely misrepresent the activities of the Roman Catholic Church during the Inquisition, do they not? Torture and murder in the name of the Church? Of course they deny the true nature of the Roman Catholic Church, just as Muslims routinely misrepresent the true nature of Islam.

5. My friends, we need to learn a great lesson from the Lord Jesus Christ. He said, in Matthew 7.15-20:

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheepís clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

6. From this teaching we know two things if we know nothing else: First, there are false prophets come in sheepís clothing, who are inwardly ravening wolves. Next, the way to tell them apart is not by what they say, but by the fruit they produce. Itís by their fruits that you will know them.

7. Having seen in this series on "The Blight Of Islam" Islamís origin, having investigated its founder, having examined its advance across the breadth of the old world, and having looked at important aspects of Islamic theology (their core beliefs), let us now look at the fruit produced by this Islamic tree.

8. We examine the administration of Islam as it currently applies to politics, as it currently applies to violence, as it currently applies to unbelievers, and as it currently applies to conversions.

1A. First, WHAT MUSLIMS BELIEVE ABOUT POLITICS

1B. List The Names Of The Predominately Muslim Countries Throughout The World: Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea Konakry, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan And Yemen.

2B. Do Any Of Those Countries Strike You As Guardians Of Democracy? Can You Think Of A Single One Of Those Countries That Isnít A Totalitarian State, Ruled Over By Either A Military Dictator, A King, Or Some Revolutionary Council? There May Be One, But I Canít Think Of One.

3B. Would You Like To Guess What Types Of Religious Freedoms Are Enjoyed In These Countries, Especially The Kinds Of Religious Freedoms That Are Enjoyed By Genuine Christians, As Opposed To Some Lethargic So-Called Christian Denomination That Hasnít Preached The Gospel In A Thousand Years?

4B. The Political Climate Of These Countries Is Such That Migrations Of People Is A Real Problem For Them. Would You Like To Guess Whether These Countriesí Problems Are With Outsiders Clamoring To Get In Or With Insiders Clamoring To Get Out?

5B. Folks, You Can Say What You Want To Say, But History Shows That The Spread Of The Gospel Through Europe And Britain Is What Gave Rise To The Middle Class, What Gave Rise To The Whole Concept Of Political Freedoms, And What Gave Rise To The Great Western Democracies That Exist Nowhere Else In The World Except Where They Were Imposed By The Aftermath Of War. Such As Japan, Korea And Taiwan.

6B. The Form Of Government Enjoyed In The United States And In The United Kingdom And Her Commonwealth Countries Is A Form Of Government That Works Only When People Are Essentially Self-Governing. Such Exercise Of Self-Government Is Nonexistent In Muslim Countries, And Is Rapidly Fading In Western Countries As Christendom Grows More And More Anemic.

7B. You Can Rest Assured, Should A Country "Go Muslim" And Suddenly Be Taken Over By Muslims It Will Not Long Last As A Democracy, But Would Slide Toward Either The Secular Totalitarianism Of A Country Like Iraq Or The Religious Despotism Of A Country Like Iran Or Afghanistan.

8B. Here Is An Example Of Islamic Politics At Work: Since 1981 The Bible Has Been Banned In The Malay Language, In Malaysia. As Well, No Religion In Malaysia May Even Use The Words "Faith" And "Belief" In Their Literature. How Did This Come To Pass? It Occurred When Islam Claimed Slightly More Than 50% Of The Countryís Population. Thatís How Muslims Play Politics When They Are In Charge Of Things.

2A. Next, WHAT MUSLIMS BELIEVE ABOUT VIOLENCE

1B. We Know Islam Is A Bloody And Violent Religion According To The Koran. The Evidence Is There For Everyone To Read For Himself. We Also Know That Islamís Initial Spread From The Arabian Peninsula To The East And West Was Advanced By War And Bloodshed, While The Spread Of Christianity Was By Peaceful Men Who Lifted No Sword To Advance The Cause Of Christ.

2B. But Muslims Will Say, "That Was More Than A Thousand Years Ago. Today We Are A Very Peaceful People And We Abhor Violence. Itís Only The Extremists Who Are Violent." Listen To This Quote From G. J. O. Moshayís Book: "In Surah 47:4, Muslims are commanded by Allah to smite the necks of all those who do not accept the teachings of Islam until they are thoroughly subdued, and according to verse 7, they would be helping Allah by so doing."

3B. Now, The Obvious Question Is Whether What Is Found In The Koran Is Believed And Practiced These Days. Rahana Nasir, The Church Member When I Was A Young Christian Who Was Tortured By His Father And Uncle Before They Attempted To Drown Him Would Tell You That, "Yes, Muslims Do Practice The Koranís Teachings About Violence Today."

4B. Another Quote From Moshay: "There are so many incitements against Christians and non-Muslims running through the pages of the Quran that we find it hard to believe that anybody can be a real practising Muslim now or then and not hate Christians. It is impossible. Any Muslim who is not violent (secretly or openly) is hardly a real Muslim, at least not in the Quranic sense. It means he has not got the spirit of Islam. A typical practising Muslim must be violent, especially if he expects to get any reward in the Muslim heaven."

5B. Listen To This Quote From A Contemporary Islamic Book. In The Preface To The Call Of Jihad, Mallam M. Salih, The Author, Writes: "What a hypocrite is a man who regards the Jihad as an antiquated duty in Islam."

6B. My Friend, You Can Deny The Truth About Contemporary Islam All You Want. You Can Pretend That The Men Who Represent Islam At The Local Interfaith Councils Are Telling You The Truth When They Say That Islam Is A Religion Of Peace And Not Violence.

7B. But What Do You Say To The Armenians Whose Family Members Were Slaughtered By The Muslims? What Do You Say To The Lebanese Whose Family Members Were Starved To Death By The Muslims? What Do You Say To The Many Nigerians Who Are Being Killed For Converting To Christianity? And How About Those Enslaved And Raped By The Sudanese?

8B. You Remember This Girl, Whose Picture I Hold In My Hand. Her Name Is Saleema. She Was Gang Raped And Repeatedly Beaten, Not In Some Remote Village, But In The Central Jail Of Pakistanís Capital City Of Islamabad. Her Crime? She Led Her Muslim Girl Friend To Christ. And What Of Her Muslim Friend? The Parents Executed Her For Becoming A Christian. What Happened To The Parents? Nothing.

9B. The Point I Seek To Make Is Islamís Violence. Do You Still Doubt It? What About The Atrocities In East Timor, That Our News Media Conveniently Refuses To Correctly Cover. Folks, That Is A Religious War. Muslim Malaysian Soldiers Are Killing Timorese Who Are Christians, And Burning Their Churches And Homes.

10B. My Friend, What Other Religion In The World Trains Little Boys To Be Suicide Bombers? And Donít Compare Islam To The Kamikazes In World War 2. Those Kamikazes Were Men, And They Were In Uniform, And They Attacked Only Enemy Soldiers. Islam Preys Upon Naive Little Children To Do Their Dirty Work. Not Even The Communists Or Nazis Of World War 2 Stooped To That.

11B. Islam, The Religion, Is Violent, And It Cannot Be Denied. Not Just Was Violent. Is Violent!

3A. Third, WHAT MUSLIMS BELIEVE ABOUT UNBELIEVERS

1B. The Bible Is Very Clear That Christians Are Supposed To Love Their Neighbors As Themselves, Matthew 22.39. But We Already Know That There Is Nothing Comparable To That In The Koran.

2B. Though He Was Thought To Be A Radical In The West, Ayatollah Khomeni Was Generally Regarded As One Of The Exemplary Muslims Of Modern Times For Following In The Steps Of Mohammed And Establishing An Islamic State In Iran. But Though There Were Far More Innocent People Slaughtered In The First Few Years Of His Reign Than Were Ever Killed Under The Shah Of Iran That He Deposed, Let Me Quote What He Said About The Massacres Of Non-Muslims In His Country: "In Persia no people have been killed so far - only beasts!" And This Was In The 1980s.

3B. On Another Occasion He Said, "The purest joy in Islam is to kill and be killed for Allah." He Was Also Quoted As Saying "In order to achieve the victory of Islam in the world, we need to provoke repeated crises, restore value to the idea of death and martyrdom. If Iran is to vanish, that is not important. The important thing is to engulf the world in crises."

4B. My Friends, In The Sudan There Is An Ongoing Assault Against Non-Muslims To The South. Raiding Parties Kidnap Girls and Women For Sale As Concubines. The Boys And Young Men Are Enslaves For Manual Labor.

5B. Though He Has Fled To Saudi Arabia For Refuge, Former Ugandan Strongman Dictator Idi Amin Dada Was Responsible For The Deaths Of More Than 100,000 Of His Countrymen. Why? They Were Not Muslims.

6B. And If Anyone Still Denies The Gross Inequities That Lawfully Exist In Muslim Countries Solely Because Of Religion, The Legal Discrimination Islam Calls For, Then Remember This From Recent Newspaper Articles. The Taliban Supposedly Considered Turning Osama bin Laben Over To An Islamic Court. Not A Court Of Law, Mind You. Not A U. S. Federal Court, Where He Could Be Tried For Crimes Against U. S. Citizens. But An Islam Court. Why An Islamic Court? Because Non-Muslims Are Not Allowed To Testify Against A Muslim.

7B. When Muslims Refer To Equality They Only Refer To Equality Between Muslims. No Muslim Can Be Executed For Murdering A Non-Muslim. But A Non-Muslim Can Be Executed For Swearing At A Muslim. And No Place Of Worship Is Allowed To Be Built In A Region Under Muslim Control. As Well, Places Of Worship That Are Damaged Or Destroyed Are Not To be Repaired Or Restored Under Penalty Of Law.

8B. And Did You Know That It Is Illegal Under The Shariah To Employ Non-Muslims In Management Jobs? Non-Muslims Are Not Allowed To Be Elevated In Any Way To Leadership Positions, And Are Not Allowed To Tell Muslims What To Do.

9B. Finally, And To This All Contemporary Islamic Scholars Agree, If A Christian Dresses Like A Muslim It Is Permissible To Kill Him, If A Christian Refuses To Give Up His Seat To A Muslim It Is Permissible To Kill Him, And If A Christian Is Not Willing To Host A Muslim In His Church For Three Days It Is Permissible To Kill Him.

10B. Jesus Tells Us To Love Publicans And Sinners, While Islam Despises Them. Jesus Tells Us To Be Good Neighbors, While Mohammed Urged Cruelty And Humiliation On All Who Did Not Subscribe To His Beliefs. In Christianity The Difference Between The Saints And The Sinners Is Due To Godís Glorious Grace, While Muslims Are Trained To Humiliate All Non-Muslims.

11B. "Oh, But Pastor, The Muslims I Know Are Not That Way." Neither Are The Muslims That I Know That Way. But I Donít Know Muslims In A Muslim Controlled Country, And Neither Do You In All Likelihood. Ask the Armenians. Ask The Lebanese. Ask the Non-Muslim Arabs In Egypt And Jordan And Israel And Syria And Libya. Ask The Non-Muslims In Malaysia And Indonesia. Theyíll Tell You How Islam Behaves Toward Unbelievers.

4A. Finally, WHAT MUSLIMS BELIEVE ABOUT CONVERSIONS

1B. What Muslims Believe About Conversion Depends Entirely Upon Which Direction The Conversion Is Taking. In Muslims Countries The Penalty For Any Muslim Converting To Another Religion Is Death. So, If A Muslim Becomes A Christian Then He Is To Be Executed.

2B. But Of Course It Is Thought By Muslims To Be A Wonderful Thing For Someone To Become A Muslim By Reciting This Phrase, Or Something Akin To It In Front Of Two Witnesses: "There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is Allahís prophet." And No Matter The Circumstances, Whether Persuaded By The Cutting Edge Of A Scimitar Or The Lies Of An Islamic Teacher, Say These Words Under Certain Circumstances And, Voila, You Are A Muslim.

3B. In Certain Parts Of The World, Where Islam Is Not In Control, Bounties Are Paid For Conversions. In Tanzania, For Instance, A Certain Amount Of Money Is Paid For Recruiting A Christian Into Islam, And Much More If The Fellow Happens To Be A Pastor Or A Priest.

4B. Now, What Do These Things Tell Us? These Things Tell Us What We Already Know, That Islam Doesnít Believe In Salvation, Therefore They Donít Believe In Conversion As The Consequence Of A Miracle Of God. To The Muslim Conversion Is Turning Over A New Leaf, Is Changing Your Mind, And Nothing More.

5B. And How Essentially Like Decisionism Is Islamís View Of Conversion. Decisionism, A Term Coined In England, Is Rightly Understood By Dr. R. L. Hymers, Jr. As ". . . the belief that a person is saved by coming forward, raising the hand, saying a prayer, believing a doctrine, making a lordship commitment, or some other external, human act, which is taken as the equivalent to, and proof of, the miracle of inward conversion; it is the belief that a person is saved through the agency of a merely external decision; the belief that performing one of these human actions shows that a person is saved."

6B. Recognizing That Islam Doesnít Really Even Believe Salvation Is Necessary, How Very Similar Is The Islamic View Of Converting To Islam To The Typical Approach To Evangelism Practiced In So Many Christian Churches These Days. And Itís No Wonder That So Many Who Are Being Converted To Genuine Christianity In Africa And Asia, Though They Are Threatened With Martyrdom For Their Faith In Christ, Are Nevertheless Embracing Christ In Record Numbers.

7B. This Is Because Conversion Is Real. Dr. Hymers Defines Conversion, ". . . the result of that work of the Holy Spirit which draws a lost sinner to Jesus Christ for justification and regeneration, and changes the sinnerís standing before God from lost to saved, imparting divine life to the depraved soul, thus producing a new direction in the life of the convert. The objective side of salvation is justification. The subjective side of salvation is regeneration. The result is conversion."

8B. What Makes A Muslim? A Decision. What Makes A Christian? Conversion.

CONCLUSION:

1. Islam is a non-miraculous religion, utterly dependent up the force of arms to expand its influence. For real Christianity to advance the miracle of the new birth is absolutely essential.

2. Now, brother Isenberger comes to lead us in a song, before this eveningís sermon.

INTRODUCTION:

1. Muslims, obviously, do not believe in the miracle of the new birth that results in conversion. The closest they ever get to the Christian concept of conversion is the shahada. "There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is Allahís prophet." But how does mouthing some words alter a personís eternal destiny?

2. My friends, saying words doesnít alter anyoneís eternal destiny. Thatís why so many of you ended up just as lost after you said the sinnerís prayer as you were before you said the sinnerís prayer. Saying words, whether they are Muslim words or Christian words, does not alter a personís eternal destiny.

3. What alters a personís eternal destiny is nothing short of a miracle. Only a real, honest to goodness, sent from heaven, miracle can redirect a Hell bound sinner to heaven.

4. When I sit down and chat with sinners I am impressed by the number of people who are terribly concerned that they will somehow be disappointed or will fall short. But friend, if you are lost you are already disappointed and you have already fallen short.

5. The Bible says, "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God." So, what you dread happening is already your experience.

6. What I would like to do is describe to you what happens when someone is really born again. But in order to show that to you I need for you to turn to John 3.3-7:

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his motherís womb, and be born?

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

7. I donít have time to prove to you the things I am going to tell you. Understand, however, that I can support what I am saying from Godís Word. Itís just that I am presently limited by the constraints of time.

8. Three things the Lord Jesus Christ impresses upon this Jewish Bible scholar named Nicodemus, and us:

1A. First, HE IMPRESSES US WITH THE NECESSITY OF THE NEW BIRTH

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

1B. Do You Want To See Paradise, Mister Muslim? You Need To Be Born Again. Do You Want To See Heaven, Mister Gentile? You Need To Be Born Again. Do You Want To See The Messianic Kingdom, Mister Son Of Abraham? You Need to Be Born Again.

2B. If You Want Anything That God Has To Offer, You Need to Be Born Again. My Friend, The New Birth, Whatever It Is, Is Not An Option. It Is Absolutely Required.

3B. Without The New Birth You Get None Of Godís Blessings. Without The New Birth You Get Only Godís Wrath. It Is Necessary That You Be Born Again.

2A. Second, HE IMPRESSES US WITH THE NATURE OF THE NEW BIRTH

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit

1B. Of Course, You Canít Do Right For More Than Five Minutes Before You Mess Everything Up. Of Course, You Are Helpless Not Only To Do Right But Also To Think Right. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh."

2B. The Christian Life Can Only Be Lived By Those Who Have Experienced A Genuine Miracle, The Miracle Of The New Birth. And Even Then There Are Ups And Downs, Conflicts And Disappointments, Battles That Rage, And Obstacles To Overcome. But If You Are Born Again You Are Born Again, And Nothing Is Afterwards As It Was Before.

3B. Chief Among The Changes That Occur When A Sinner Is Born Again Is That His Sins Are Forgiven. Imagine That! All Your Sins Forgiven! In Godís Eyes As If Youíd Never Sinned Against Him.

4B. But Accompanying The Forgiveness Of Sins Is Also Being Given A New Heart. This Is Astonishing To A Sinner Who Is Afraid That He Will Be Disappointing As A Christian. Of Course Youíll Be Disappointing As A Christian. All Christians Are Disappointing. But Less Disappointing Than You Might Think, Because When You Are Born Again God Gives You Are New Heart.

5B. Youíll Love What You Used To Hate And Hate What You Used To Love. Why? Because When Youíre Born Again Youíre Given A New Heart. And Where Your Heart Leads You Will Follow.

6B. But The Important Factor To Consider With The Forgiveness Of Sins And Receiving A New Heart Is That Itís All Done By A Miracle Of God. It Isnít Natural. It Isnít Explainable. Itís A Miracle. Being A Miracle, That Means Certain Things Are Taken Out Of Your Hands. So, You Donít Need To Concern Yourself With The Things God Takes Care Of Miraculously.

3A. Finally, HE IMPRESSES US WITH THE NECESSITY OF THE NEW BIRTH

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

1B. "I Thought He Already Impressed Us With The Necessity Of The New Birth." Youíre Right, He Did. And Here He Is, A Few Verses Later, Only Seconds Later In His Conversation, Impressing Us Again.

2B. Do You Realize What That Means? It Means, More Importantly That You Or I Will Ever Realize, It Is Necessary That You Are Born Again. There Is Nothing More Important To You Than Being Born Again.

3B. Take It On Faith. Do Not See For Yourself, Because It Will Be Too Late Then. Just Take The Saviorís Word For It That You Must Bet Born Again.

CONCLUSION:

1. I conclude with two statements before concluding in prayer.

2. If it is necessary that you be born again in order to become a Christian, in order to receive the forgiveness of your sins, in order for you to be given a new heart, then it is possible to be born again. Statement #1.

3. And if it is possible to be born again, since others have been born again, then it is possible for you to be born again. Statement #2.

4. Please let me sometime show you how to be born again.

"The Blight Of Islam" Part 9

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