Destroying the Christian Church from without and within 

Setting the scene

A concerted attack on the Gospel of Christ

In today’s world there is a headlong rush towards a false gospel  that tells us there are multiple ways to God that are valid.  CAIR in the States have been so good at their propaganda they have convinced many naive and ignorant Americans that Islam is just another way to God and that in fact Islam and Christianity are really worshiping the same god.  If you do not believe this you are a right wing bigot, racist and islamophobe (their favourite words for silencing people).

CAIR argues in one of their posts: Our Religion Is One – Muslims And Christians Worship The Same God

that the God Christians worship is the same god that Muslims worship.

In the Quran, Islam’s revealed text, God clearly states the unity of monotheistic faiths:

“Say: ‘We believe in God, and in that which has been bestowed from on high upon us, and that which has been bestowed upon Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and their descendants, and that which has been vouchsafed to Moses and Jesus, and that which has been vouchsafed to all the [other] prophets by their Sustainer: we make no distinction between any of them. And it is unto Him that we surrender ourselves.’” (The Holy Quran, 2:136)

God also states: “(Rest assured that) those who believe (in the Quran), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians. . .whoever believes in God and the last day and performs good deeds – will be rewarded by their Lord. They will have nothing to fear or to regret.” (The Holy Quran, 2:62)

Of course there are theological differences between Christians and Muslims, but worshiping God differently does not mean we worship a different God.

This all seems so reasonable and at the end of the day we only have theological differences between Christians and Muslims, but worshiping God differently does not mean we worship a different God.  It is as if we are talking about a difference within Christianity re baptism or church government and not the nature and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

As usual Awad uses some very useful (for him) selective quoting of the Koran to try and make us believe that the god of Muhammad is the God of the Scriptures.  Let me be very clear they are not one and the same.  Muhammad uses the Jewish and Christian Scriptures when they are useful to him and his main reason for using the name of Adam, Moses and Jesus is to seek to establish HIS PROPHETIC LINE.  He wants to use the authority of the established prophetic line as the basis and authority of his own revelations.  For without this established authority no one would have given him a second thought.  All well and good if Muhammad’s revelations corresponded with the revelation given by Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Unfortunately for Muhammad and Islam his revelation of God is diametrically opposed to the revelation of Jesus Christ and this is why Islam has to maintain that both Jews and Christians perverted the Scriptures to suit their own ends.   They were in fact Muslims who had perverted the message of God for their own ends.   It is very convenient for Muslims that any part of the Scriptures that disagree with Muhammad and his perverted view of God is an example of the perversion of Scripture by the Jews and Christians. All very convenient, just as it was convenient that whatever Muhammad wanted in his life God sent him a revelation where he could justify his sin.  A god that would authenticate and justify your every desire in life, now that would be a useful god to have.

The Christ of the Bible

For those Christians that may be beguiled by such a clumsy attempt to convince them that there is merely insignificant theological differences between Islam and Christianity consider what your salvation is based on.  It is based on the fact that:

  • Christ is the Divine Son of God and thus equal to God
  • That Christ was born of a virgin (about the only thing Muhammad agrees upon)
  • That Christ lived a sinless life
  • That Christ died on the cross atoning for His people’s’ sins
  • That Christ rose from the dead on the third day
  • That Christ ascended to Heaven where He sits at the right hand of God His Father
  • That Christ will return at the resurrection of the dead to claim His people

Now every Christian holds dear to the above as it is the only basis for our salvation.   Yet Muhammad teaches that those that maintain such things are false teachers and liars who will be judged by God.  The apostles being among the chief liars and perverters of the Word of God.  Mr Awad conveniently leaves out these parts of the Koran.

Now Mr Awad instead of being disingenuous and seeking to deceive us with your half truths, tell us if Islam supports the above claims about Jesus Christ.  After all they are the FOUNDATIONAL TRUTHS OF CHRISTIANITY AND IF THEY ARE UNTRUE CHRISTIANITY IS A LIE AND ALL CHRISTIANS ARE DAMNED BEFORE GOD.

You imply in your edited quotations of the Koran that Jews, Christians and Muslims will all receive a reward from God, i.e. eternal salvation.

God also states: “(Rest assured that) those who believe (in the Quran), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians. . .whoever believes in God and the last day and performs good deeds – will be rewarded by their Lord. They will have nothing to fear or to regret.” (The Holy Quran, 2:62)

Tell me Mr Awad are you saying here, that if I as a Christian, continue to believe that Jesus: He is God and He died an atoning death for me and was raised the third day from the dead, and do not abandon this in favour of the Islamic view of Jesus and God (revert as you call it)  I am still assured of salvation?  For if you are you are saying this Islam is  wrong and Muhammad was wrong.  Who do I believe Mr Awad? Jesus Christ the Son Of God, as set out in the Scriptures, or Muhammad a mere deceived man?  Both can’t be right.  Have I been completely deceived by the apostle Paul and the other apostles of Christ?  Is the Christ of the New Testament all a lie as Islam teaches?

Go on, tell us the truth about what you really believe about the claims of Christ the Son of God.  He is God the Son is He not? He died an atoning death on the cross forHis peoples’ sins did he not?  He rose from the dead on the third day did He not?

NO? He was not the Son of God, God the Son who died and rose again?  So the whole basis of Christianity is a lie then?

What Islam really teaches about God and Christ

For those that want a detailed look at what Islam teaches on God, Christ and Salvation you can find it in the three articles referred to in the below (all external links).  It will clearly illustrate how CAIR is completely disingenuous about what Islam teaches.  Mr Awad if any information contained in these articles are incorrect please be kind enough to point this out to us and tell us why any of it is untrue and that we really don’t understand what Islam teaches.  Maybe non Muslims didn’t learn to read and write after all.

God’s wisdom rather than Muhammad’s

For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom,  but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God

the wooden rosary on the open Bible

 has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1).

CAIR and others want us to rely on the wisdom of the so called moderates who teach toleration and acceptance of every and any god that the world has to offer.  They are working alongside left wing liberals to propagate the lie that Islam is this benign religion of peace that is just misunderstood because of our ignorance of it.  If only we knew the real Islam, the mantra goes, we would see it is a beautiful religion that has so much to offer the world.

Words we long to hear are they not, and words we long to believe.    The problem is it is the lie that has been forced upon us by Western leaders (both political and religious) for decades, especially since 9/11.  They have been the willing dupes of organisations like CAIR (front for the Muslim Brotherhood) and have, unwittingly or not, been leading us down a road which encourages us to abandon our Judeo-Christian culture and value system in favour of the beautiful religion of Islam and its legal system sharia.

The constant erosion of Christianity in our society

We have been pounded for decades by liberals who seem to hate our culture and heritage and this is especially true of our Christian heritage.   According to their mantra it has been our Christian heritage that has lead to Islam reacting in the way it does because we have discriminated against Muslims.  They  are the victims of American and Western foreign policy and is it any wonder they are reacting the way they are?  We have been fed this diet of self loathing and hatred for so long we now believe it.  It is Western society and its discrimination against Muslims that has lead to the extreme violence that is coming out of Islam.  Yes I dare to say it it is coming out of Islam.  It is Islamic terrorism.

Oh dear I have just made some other young Muslim man to decide to go out and commit acts of violence.  Please accept my profound apologies for forcing young Muslim men and women to go out to kill and maim innocent people.  I am sorry that I am the cause of turning otherwise peace-loving Muslims to commit acts of terrorism against their will.  I must learn that I do not have the right to voice opinions just in case it drives others to murder.

The propagators of this lie have learnt from the masters of liars – the Nazis.

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.

The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.  (Joseph Goebbels).

We have been fed this lie for so long it is now part of our cultural psyche and our children are now growing up with built in guilt and self loathing.

Douglas Murray’s work on  Islamophilia – the West’s love affair with Islam should be read by every person that can read.  He illustrates that this big lie has been fed to us by our leaders from Bush to Obama, Blair to Cameron and all in between.  Our leaders have been leading us down a road of a love for all things Islamic and a hatred of all things that we traditionally held dear.  Self-loathing at its worst with the added reinforcement that if we do not believe the big lie we are bigots, racist and islamophobes.  Our children are encouraged to throw off the shackles of racism and bigotry and be ashamed of who they are.  And they are winning the battle for the hearts and minds of our children.

We will continue the treatment of this subject in part two

Originally posted 2016-06-02 20:42:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Lived and worked in Muslim-majority countries for over 12 years while working in the international development sector as a senior director/manager. This included South East Asia, East, and West Africa (including the Horn of Africa), the Middle East and Afghanistan. Main interests in life is the study of Political Islam and how this has interacted with non-Islamic civilisations, especially Judeo-Christian civilisations, in history and currently.

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