Posts filed under ‘Radical Islam’
I predict that in no way will Iran not cheat. Iran’s leaders will do whatever it takes to continue to enrich uranium until they have nuclear capabilities. Getting rid of their “low-enriched” uranium actually means nothing since it’s not good enough to use in a nuclear bomb. Supposedly all of this is so that Iran will have fully enriched uranium for use as energy resources. Do you believe that? If so, then you probably also believe when Ahmadinejad stated at a university in America (where he was invited to speak) that there are no homosexuals in Iran. Even though the audience laughed at that remark, what Ahmadinejad stated was essentially true. When the Iranian government learns of homosexuals, they are normally executed. Once executed, they don’t exist any longer.
Now, Iran is moving in closer to the Syrian/Israeli border to fight against rebel groups. Which rebel groups? Who knows? We do need to remember that this is the same Iran that has been working toward having the nuclear bomb. It is the same Iran that has shown no favoritism (or even a willingness to put up with Israel’s presence) toward Israel. This is why Israel has been considering bombing missions to destroy Iran’s nuclear capabilities and it is why – as we stated previously – that Saudi Arabia is willing to allow Israeli jets to fly through a narrow corridor of airspace to reach Iran quicker. Saudi Arabia is not doing this out of the kindness of their hearts. They are doing it because they want Israel to “enjoy” the blame if they do take out Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Since Saudi Arabia will not necessarily be joining Israel’s efforts personally with fighter jets (but is merely allowing Israel to pass through), then clearly, as far as the UN is concerned, Saudi Arabia would not be considered the aggressor. That’s a bit like one burglar unlocking the front door of a house for another burglar, but not joining in with the burglary. It’s a bit disingenuous but that’s the way the world plays politics.
But on a day when being Muslim is actually celebrated in an Oklahoma State house, Muslims came, knelt, and prayed to Allah (Satan, by another name). I don’t recall ever seeing a situation where Christians were actually invited into a government building, allowed to kneel, and pray to the God of the Bible. In fact, there have been numerous cases where DC police have stopped Christian groups from praying on the steps of the Supreme Court building. They were told if they continued, they would face arrest. I have no doubt that this would not be the case if Muslims threw down their prayer rugs and knelt in prayer. In fact, they have not been interrupted when groups of Muslims have gotten together to pray on or near the White House property. Christians are not given the same courtesy and respect.
In truth, the crux of the problem is not with Christianity at all. The true crux of the issue lies with him (and other who think as he does) and his exceedingly difficult time in wending his way through the “jungle” we call the Holy Bible. Ultimately, it is not that difficult to learn what the Bible says because, as with any book, context means a great deal. Yet, our friend and many others like him utterly fail to grasp this simply truth and because of that, makes no effort at all to understand the narrative of Scripture within its context. I pointed this out last time using the example of boiling a young goat (kid) in its mother’s milk.
But you know what the most difficult thing for the authentic Christian to do is, when it comes to Islam? Love them. Share with them the good news of Jesus Christ, the gospel that can lead them to salvation. Islam is not capable of providing salvation. It’s not built that way. There is nothing in it that even suggests a Muslim could have the guarantee of eternal life (except through dying for Allah, like a suicide bomber). All they can do is hope they earn it through service and works. Salvation is not a free gift in Islam.
But let’s be clear here though because in making these types of statements, it also means that what applies to Islam does not necessarily apply to any other religion. This is the full meaning of Obama’s statement. It does not matter that he referred to Christianity or Judaism or any other religion in his same speech to the UN. The fact that he specifically held up Islam as requiring special handling tells us a great deal.