Thinking about peace, made me recall there had been a LwL entry I wrote back in 2011, that I had never posted. After finding it, I decided to share it with you, today.
Thursday, November 17th, 2011, a friend suggested I watch/listen to the Anderson Cooper television talk show. Because I was home, actually doing some writing for LwL, I did exactly that.
The show actually made me sad. It only took a couple of minutes for me to realize that what Anderson was trying to get across was that Islam is not a religion to worry about.
He only had Muslim people on stage. Each one clearly defined themselves as being peaceful, telling all who will ever see this programme that Islam is peaceful.
Anderson and his guests were claiming that there are not many Muslims living in USA, who want Sharia Law enacted. Well, if this was true, then why is there such a push on in USA and even here in Canada, to enact Sharia Law?
Of course, not one word was mentioned about the fact that the Qur'an and other Islamic holy books, and teachings, teach that it is okay to lie to infidels through the use of Taqiyya that allows and encourages Muslims to lie to infidels. Us. Unbelievers.
Watching this programme, only served to reassure me that there are many who do lie. Who do not tell the whole and complete truth.
Who do I believe tells the truth? Converts. People who have left Islam and come to a saving relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Have you ever met any? Have you ever sat down and talked with someone who was raised Muslim, but now is Christian? If you haven't, you need to.
Gordon and I met and assisted such a man, who came to Canada and was assisted by our church, a number of years ago, eventually receiving refugee status here in Canada. Originally, he had entered USA and requested refugee status, but he had been refused.
This fellow told us his life's story. He told us how he was raised to hate all infidels (unbelievers of Islam), especially Jews and Christians. He told us how he had assisted in killing many people. We heard many stories of his life, about past violence, and terrorism, as a practicing Muslim.
The best part was how he heard a missionary speaking on a corner, one day. Something tugged at his heart. He came to trust in Jesus for his salvation.
Then, his family and friends had the right to kill him. After refusing on several occasions to walk away from Christianity and return to Islam, he was attacked. He was shot. Stabbed. But, lived.
Eventually, he felt he had to leave. Well, I've already mentioned that he now lives in Canada.
I've heard testimony from other Christians, whose early lives were not much different from this man's. One thing they all agreed upon, was that they were taught from early childhood to hate. Jews. Christians. Plus, Hindi and people of other religions.
They all confirmed that the Qur'an teaches that not only do they have the right to lie to infidels in order to gain what they are after, they are commanded by their god (Allah), to convert the world. Peaceably, if possible; if not, they have the right to cut off our heads.
Here is a link to a story that a Facebook (FB) friend of mine shared with me:
Still think Islam is peaceful? Trustworthy? Think, again!
On the evening of the same day the tv show aired, Gordon's friend B called to tell me about an article he read in The Globe and Mail newspaper, entitled
‘Son of Hamas’ holds Islam responsible for Middle East’s anguish.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/son-of-hamas-holds-islam-responsible-for-middle-easts-anguish/article2239037/
So, do you see why I cannot trust what most Muslims say? The truth is, neither can you.
Of course, we Christians know that this is not our battle, but God's. Ephesians 6:12, tells us, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
We need to pray not just for Muslims, but indeed for all unsaved people.
And, plant those seeds for Christ.
Until next time...
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