If you’ve watched the news on any television channel, or read the headlines of any major news web site over the past month, you’ve no doubt heard about the mass beheading of Christians in Iraq by ISIS. How do we make sense of these senseless killings? Is this behavior limited to extremist militants only or is there a wider danger? I’d like to address these issues in this article.
We in the Western world have been pretty much protected from such brutal attacks and are more likely to think, “that’s over there’ and subsequently we take little note of it. We sit back, enjoying our Western way of life and think that nothing like that could possibly happen here.
Americans Isolate Themselves from Foreign Threats
There are a couple of things wrong with that type of thinking. First of all, it’s isolationist. We think that because we live in a law-abiding western culture, nothing like that could happen here. We isolate ourselves from what’s going on with a false confidence in our way of government and the superiority of our security forces. After all, these are just Muslim extremists. In the meantime, our brothers and sisters are being slaughtered in Iraq and other nations.
There is an air of arrogance with such thinking. We think we in the West are superior due to our massive intelligence networks and the power of our defense systems. We think we’re just to smart and too equipped to worry about such things.
Westerners Think They Are Protected
Secondly, the attitude that we are protected in the West is misinformed as the 9/11 attack on the Word Trade Center proves. While our government is able to gather enough intelligence to thwart most major terrorist attacks, it’s not able to stop them all. You can read a list of Muslim terror attacks in the United States over the past 35 years here: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/americanattacks.htm
As time goes on, more and larger terrorist attacks will occur because the goal of Islam is to forcefully convert the whole world to their god Allah. The Koran states that every Muslim’s duty is Jihad. This ‘religion of peace’ is nothing but forced submission to obtain that ‘peace.’ Peace by subjugation is the driving force behind every totalitarian regime; when will we wake up to admit that?
Westerners Misinterpret the Ignominy of the Threat
We are taught by Islamic think-tanks such as CARE that Islam is a peaceful religion that has been invaded by terrorists. Yet neither CARE not any other major Islamic organization decries the attacks. Instead they continue to play the victim and justify what’s happening on the premise of defending their faith.
If you didn’t know it already, the Koran’s stated goal is the Islamization of the entire world. Islam is both a religions system and a political system. Sharia law is their plan for governance of all the countries of the world. They are infiltrating every country they can and they will not stop until they succeed.
There are literally hundreds of Muslim terrorist ‘sleeper cells’ in the United States, England and other European nations. They are committed and willing to do anything they can to further Jihad. At any given time these sleeper cells can ‘wake up’ and carry out the horrific acts they have already planned. Their goal is to convert the United States or destroy it. They are willing to do as much destruction as necessary to force conversion. If conversion doesn’t happen, they will destroy whatever and whomever they can.
Senseless Killings are Not Senseless to the Killers
With the goal of the global dominance of Islam in mind, the subjugation of the entire world to Allah through forced conversions, we can see the ‘sense’ in these senseless killings. The brutal slaughters are not senseless at all when you consider the motives of those who commit them. To them, they are simply doing what Allah wants — killing those who refuse to become Muslim. While these killings are senseless to us, they make perfect sense to Muslims who truly believe what the Koran teaches.
John 1:2 (Jesus) They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time comes, that whosoever kills you will think that he does God service.
Jesus said it himself — the time is coming when people will put you to death, thinking they are serving God in doing so. That time is upon us people and the threat continues to grow at an alarming pace.
How to React Sensibly to the Growing Threat of Islam
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke
The first step is to realize that Islam itself is a threat. I’m talking about the whole institution of Islam, not just the terrorist groups within it. The peacemaker portion preaches peace while the military arm makes sizable advances. It’s the typical Trojan horse scenario. It’s like the good cop – bad cop technique used by the police; one seems to be on your side while the other clearly is not, so the suspect confides to the ‘good cop’ just to find out he was on the same side as the bad cop. This is what’s happening in the Western world right now with the ‘peaceful’ Muslim groups and the ‘radical’ Muslim groups. They are two sides of the same coin. They are not two opposing parties.
The second step is to get so steeped in the Scriptures that you can handle the spiritual attack, which boils down to a war of words. The realm of spirit communicates through thoughts; thoughts that agree with God’s Word are from God, those thoughts that do not are from the opposite source, Satan. No matter what name you put on a belief system, if it’s in disagreement with God’s Word, it’s originating from the prince of darkness, not the prince of peace. Don’t be fooled by lies. The Koran states it’s goal and those Muslims who deny it to others are simply lying to gain a foothold.
The third step is to take a bold stand for our Lord Jesus Christ and speak the truth in love. If you don’t inform that Muslim friend that Mohamed was false profit, who will? Why leave it up to chance? Somebody has to be real and once you understand how real the deception is, you just have to do something about it if you love people as God does. God wants all to be saved and come unto the knowledge of the truth. He’s not happy that anyone should perish.
I Love Muslims and Want Them to Believe the Truth
I understand the nature of deception. If something was devoid of truth nobody would believe it. Error is almost always a mixture of truth with lies. You end up believing the lies because they are sandwiched in with truth, ever so sparingly.
I love Muslims to life. I speak with them every chance I get and I go into depth about what they believe and how the Bible says the opposite in most cases. If I didn’t love them I wouldn’t bother because I’m putting my own life on the line in doing so.
Yes, this is Western culture so the threat is minimized at this time, but I would be no different if I was in Iraq. I stand for and with my Lord Jesus Christ for the salvation of all men and women regardless of what they believe right now and what they’ve done in the past. I greet each person with the love of Christ and the open invitation to learn the truth about that which the Koran degrades — the Bible.
Make Sense of What’s Happening by Gaining God’s Point of View
What is presently happening around the world has been foretold by God in His Word for over 4000 years. We should not be surprised nor should we be fearful. Our God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is superior to any threat and he is in total control.
As the end of the age unfolds, we shall see God move in tremendous ways through His children, the born-again believers who walk by the spirit and not by the flesh. I pray you are part of that massive end-time witness and I also pray for your protection. God bless you who take a stand for God and our Lord Jesus Christ in these last days. Yours is an eternity filled with more blessings than you can count.