God neither slumbers nor sleeps, but the established Christian church seems all but comatose when faced with the increasing Islamic movement throughout our country.
I was brought up in a Christian home, and am old enough to have been in a school system that still taught the actual history of our country. The truth of faith and freedom being essential elements of America was infused into my brain as far back as my memory will take me, and I am incredibly thankful for my heritage.
However, the Christian church of today, with the exception of a small minority, seems to be heavily sedated when it comes to understanding the threats to our country. Threats that aren’t only aimed at political affairs, but at the very God-given freedoms that provide the church with the platform to speak and worship.
Over the previous six to seven years of learning about the Islamic movement within our country and globally I noticed more and more of a disconnect from the reality of what was occurring, in comparison to what was being addressed from the pulpit.
Following Islamic attacks on our soil, be it in: Boston, Massachusetts, San Bernardino, California, Chattanooga, Tennessee, or Garland, Texas,(just to name a few), there seemed to be no mention of the reasons for the terrorism. In other words, the pastors would call for prayer for the victims occasionally, but no mention of the evil involved in who perpetrated it. This was also the case after the recent Paris and Belgian Islamic jihadi attacks.
The church, in my view, is politically correct in dealing with Islamic terrorism. Either they are afraid to mention the growing threat from another protected religion, or they don’t understand enough about Islam to condemn it from the pulpit.
I once asked a pastor of a large church in Georgia what he knew about the Islamic movement. His answer,
“I know enough, that I don’t want to know about it.”
I can possibly understand the ignorance of Islam by many pastors 15 years ago, but none of them should get a free pass now. It is evident, by the very words of Imams the world over, that we are at war, a Holy War. The list is long of Islamic leaders calling for all-out war on the non-Muslim or Kafir.
The Daily Caller reported about Egyptian-American Shaker Elsayed, Imam of the dar al-hijrah mosque, who spoke at a high school in Alexandria, Virginia several years ago. He stated,
“The enemies of Allah are lining up. The question for us is, are we lining [up] or are we afraid because they may call us terrorists?”
“Let me give you the good news: they are already calling us terrorists anyway. Whether you sitting at home, watching TV, drinking coffee, sleeping or playing with your kids, you are a terrorist because you are a Muslim. Well, give them a run for their money. Make it worth it. Make this title worth it, and be a good Muslim,”
If Islamic leaders are publicly calling for war, why do most of our pastors continually avoid the fact, and not address it? They fail to equip their congregations to deal with an enemy that is now within the gates. And this time, the battle it is not just in defending their faith through debate against their atheist high school science teacher or co-worker, instead it will be a jihadist coming through a school, mall, or movie theater shooting anyone who doesn’t submit to Allah, or doesn’t claim to be Muslim.
This is not alarmist, but simply stating what has already happened in recent months and years. Al Shabab, for example, slaughtered any who didn’t claim to be Muslim or who couldn’t repeat the Shahada (Muslim conversion prayer) in the Kenyan Garissa University attack just a year ago.
An AP Star article states this about Collins Wetangula, vice chairman of the student union.
“He heard the attackers arrive at his dormitory, open the doors and ask if the people who had hidden inside were Muslims or Christians. ‘If you were a Christian, you were shot on the spot…With each blast of the gun, I thought I was going to die.’”
America is now operating in a virtual open-borders atmosphere, while the present administration is seeing to it that our country is inundated with as many Muslims we can acquire from warring Islamic countries in the Middle East and Africa. Have the pastors considered how much longer they will be able to enjoy their “interfaith” dialogues with the peaceful Muslims once their numbers take a dramatic uptick?
The church needs to start teaching Christians to be prepared to physically defend their families as well as other innocent citizens who will undoubtedly be affected by the changes that will occur due to an increasing number of Sharia compliant Muslims hell-bent on jihad.
As a matter of fact, Islam has never left the call to jihad. For 1400 years they have been battling for world-wide Muslim domination. Some here in the West may think that sounds far-fetched, but it is the common ideology taught throughout the religion of peace.
Christians ceased fighting the Crusades in 1250 AD, but Muslims have never stopped. Dr. Bill Warner, a physicist who founded The Center for the Study of Political Islam, constructed an incredible Dynamic Battle Map of the Crusades which is eye-opening.
“…it was Islam that came out of Arabia and conquered the Middle East, a Christian Middle East. And so the crusaders were trying to free their Christian brothers and sisters from jihad. The motivation of the crusaders was to free Christians; the purpose of jihad is to enslave the Kafir.”
There are over 2,000 mosques in America today, the majority of whom teach jihad and war against the non-Muslim. Former Iraqi parliamentary member and Shiite cleric, Ayad Jamal al-Din, says this in a Memri video,
“there are thousands of Mosques in America preparing people to join Islamic State.”
The jihad never stopped for Muslims, but the majority of Christian churches won’t acknowledge it or lead their congregations to stand up against an obvious evil. Pastor Greg Locke, from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee understands this and is doing a tremendous job as he addresses openly, the reality of what we face as a nation founded on Judeo/Christian principles, whose safety and security are being threatened. Hopefully many will see his fearless example and become leaders as well.
The question remains, will the Christian church wake up and fight Islam or bow in submission. We wouldn’t be here today had the crusaders failed to stand for their faith over a thousand years ago.