My heart is troubled over the recent news about U.S. teenagers who succumbed to the Islamic State’s invitation to join to kill innocent people in the name of a god who is nothing but blood thirsty. How can people who are growing up in a land of the free even be enticed by the overtures of those who want nothing but to control everyone in every aspect of their lives? How can children who know little of life choose to join a terrorist organization that seeks to kill anyone and destroy anything that stands in their way?
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.
God has revealed the knowledge of His Will in His Word of Truth. We call this compilation of writings the Bible and most homes in America have at least one complete copy. It’s usually sitting on a bookshelf collecting dust, it’s life-saving and captivity-freeing message remaining a mystery to its owners due to neglect. By rejecting the knowledge of God’s Will, we are instantly opened to doctrines of devils because we can’t tell the difference between truth and error.
The doctrine presented by the Koran is completely against the truth of God’s Word. The Koran is a terrorist publication calling for all its adherents to wage jihad, holy war, against every ‘infidel’ who rejects its message. Whether there be ‘moderate’ Muslims or terrorist Muslims, the book they adhere to is the same one. Those who truly believe the Koran is a holy book are obligated to follow its teachings or they are not Muslim at all; their own book says this and prescribes death for anyone who refused to accept it and death for anyone who chooses to renounce it. There is no other alternative except for a non-voluntary tax placed on those who refuse to convert to Islam — IF and only if the Muslims want to extend that option. If not, it’s ‘off with the head.’
If you’re considering joining the ranks of Muslim terrorists, I have one Word for you and here it is, direct from God Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and the earth.
Psalm 105:15 “Don’t touch my anointed or hurt my prophets!”
That’s a warning direct from the most powerful being in the universe. Do you want to wage war with the Creator Himself? Know you not you are but dust oh man who stands against his Maker? Can’t you see that you are a wisp in the wind? And who do you think you are to go against all that was written before the time of Mohammed? See you not that what he wrote is in direct opposition to that revealed by the one true God?
Before you join the Islamic State ask yourself if you are willing to die for something you know little or nothing about. Are you truly convinced that what God revealed about mankind, the fall, the requirement for man’s redemption, the blood sacrifices in the entire Old Testament that point to the Redeemer — God’s own testimony about his Son Jesus (“This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased” — in both Matthew 3:7, and Mark 9:7) is in error? Are you wise to reject the solid testimony of thousands of years of Scripture as Mohammed did?
God does not change (I the LORD do not change… Malachi 3:6) and He does not lie (God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?… Numbers 23:19). God filled the Old Testament with his plan of redemption through His only Son and someone comes along some 600 years after the fact, receives information from an impostor spirit that totally contradicts what God has already revealed — and done in Christ — and that seems right to you?
God’s revealed His Plan in the sacred Scriptures. The Koran rejects it and claims superiority. If you choose to side with the Koran, you also choose to reject the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Do you truly want to die for something you know nothing about?
I implore those thinking of joining the Islamic State or any Islamic terrorist organization — and Islam itself — to first get to know what the Bible teaches in full — accurately — before you make that decision. Don’t go by what ‘they’ say ‘about’ it — study it for yourself before you make your decision. There is so much misinformation out there that you owe it to yourself to find out what the truth is before you make your choice.
Think before you act. Do you know the Scriptures well enough to say they are not true but the Koran is? Are you willing to risk your life for it? Are you willing to kill and die for anything as obviously devilish as Islam? If so then the Bible itself says you are foolish.
Proverbs 18:2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 28:26 Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
Proverbs 14:7 Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge. The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving. Fools mock at the guilt offering, but the upright enjoy acceptance.
Do you ‘mock the guilt offering’ by rejecting Jesus, the Savior of the world?
Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.
Proverbs 15:14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
I’ll leave you with this verse straight from the heart of God. Heed it before it’s too late. Don’t die for what you know so little about. Learn God’s Word, the holy Scriptures and don’t entertain attacks upon it. Set your heart toward God and He’ll be there for you. Seek wisdom and understanding and don’t settle for anything less.
I Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.