IMAGINARY INTERVIEW BETWEEN ME and A COLLEGE STUDENT
IN THE NEAR FUTURE
STUDENT: What happened in the early 21st century that led to the demise of the United States of America?
DR. ALVES: Many factors went into its downfall. But two issues sealed the fate of America. The primary catalyst–propelled by modernism and materialism of the 1930’s through the 50’s–was that we turned our backs on God in the mid-1960’s. The subsidiary factor in the first decade of the 21st Century, was that we turned our backs on each other.
We turned from God to worship human beings. This is the greatest sin our culture could have committed. But it is no surprise. This is mankind’s chronic error. Humans were created to worship. If they do not worship the One true God, they will worship anything. Simply look at undisturbed primitive cultures. Here’s the way the Bible states it:
Romans 1:18–32 (ESV)
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. 28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
Since we turned from the truth of God to follow man-made illusions, God gave us over to “depraved” minds (meaning simply, that he let us follow our thoughts and illusions to their end). So, in a sense, our culture went into a form of societal insanity. The primary presenting symptom of that insanity is the denial of our very human natures. Evolution–the idea that we all evolved from some protein riding on the back of a crystal and moved through every possible lifeform from the simple to the impossibly complex–takes more faith than to believe God about how we were really created. We have forsaken the doctrine of creation and have become so confused that first we thought we descended from beavers and monkeys. Now men think they’re women and women think that they’re men. And the rest of the culture, instead of having mercy and compassion on these lost, deceived souls, props up their cognitive distortions. So instead of finding them help, they cheer them on in their gender confusion and godlessness. This is the spiritual root of what happened that led to our implosion. Certainly the financial catastrophe and rampant disease are also symptoms of the spiritual malaise.
STUDENT: Are you saying that our society is insane?
DR. ALVES: In a manner of speaking, yes. We have jettisoned ultimate Reality–God–for our replacements (idols). Insanity is a wholesale departure from Reality. Another Scripture puts it this way:
2 Timothy 3:1–5 (ESV)
1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
Ephesians 4:17–22 (ESV)
17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles [non Jews] do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19 They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. 20 But that is not the way you learned Christ!— 21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,
STUDENT: How did this happen?
DR. ALVES: Notice in the Romans passage above. First comes turning away from God. This is the spritual action which leads to unbelief. Then later, God gives them over to their own naturally deceptive, self-centered and self-directed mindset. Then comes the darkened mind. There is actually a spiritual veil over their minds and hearts. Before God gave them over to their own darkness, he was offering them the grace to know Him if they so chose. But people love sin, so they won’t choose God naturally.
STUDENT: If true, this sounds really scary.
DR. ALVES: God’s Word is always true. And you’re right; it’s a terrifying reality. But notice, it’s entirely in the free choice that persons make. People who abandon God are saying to Him, “Hey, I don’t want anything to do with you.” So, he gives them over to the darkness that dwells inside their minds. He removes the restraints in accordance with their wish and choice. In that way they are given over to a depraved mind, and are no longer able to discern Reality.
As frightening is the fact that those who support their unregenerate choices and condition, participate in the guilt over their lostness. In other words, supporters of homosexuality and human worship–because they knowingly supported their rebellion and decadence–will receive the same effects as though they themselves were homosexual, because they supported their dark, perverted behavior.
The next step leads to a seared conscience. Now the conscience no longer functions as it should, it has lost its bearings and the person with a seared conscience calls good, evil and evil, good. They are heartless and hateful. Thus they condemn and demonize God’s sons and daughters, who out of love, are trying to turn the darkened minds back to God. What could be more horrifying than to allow people to die of spiritual darkness when we–who were also once in darkness–have been given the light ourselves? The righteous, illumined mind hates sin, because sin locked us up in darkness and separated us from God and one another.
STUDENT: So Christians hate homosexuals right?
DR. ALVES: That’s your brainwashed education at the hands of American media, homosexual advocates, and public schools talking. How can the people who are trying to help the burn victims to move away from the fire, be hateful. Rather, the ones who won’t warn of the fire or help the victims to safety are the ones who are hateful. And they project that hatred upon the ones who are helping. As far as homosexual advocates go, they are filled with rebellion, hatred, and the blackest darkness. Unless they are willing to turn from their darkness to the light, they will not only perish and be cast into outer darkness (their own choice), but will be destroyed so that when God remakes everything, nothing that stains or causes sin will exist.
STUDENT: So, those who support the homosexual agenda and gay friends and family are the true haters?
DR. ALVES: No, you’d be misrepresenting or misunderstanding my position to say that. Not all the people who support the homosexual and transexual lifestyle are “haters.” But those who are accusing God’s people of hate speech are indeed the most hateful because they project their hatred onto innocent lovers of God. They not only hate Christians and people of faith, but they have murder in their hearts, because their lives are sinful and they hate the righteous lifestyles of the true believers in Christ and Jews who love God.
1 John 3:14–15 (ESV)
14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. 15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
And, according to Jesus, those who hate and murder are animated by Satan:
John 8:44–47 (ESV)
44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. 46 Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 47 Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.”
STUDENT: You mean to say, there’s really a Satan?
DR. ALVES: Yes, there is. And non-western nation realizes it. But that’s for another interview.
STUDENT: Who are Christians to judge sins? Didn’t Jesus or somebody say, “Judge not?”
DR. ALVES: First, let’s clear the record. Not all who claim to be Christians are indeed Christians. Second, Christians have no right judging sin. That’s one way to tell the real Christians from the religious “Christians.” You’d do well to read my post on this subject if you want to better understand the distinctions.
What has been going on for centuries is spiritual warfare. All that has happened in the past fifty years is that the warfare has intensified and surfaced. Spiritual warfare is what is behind all that you see in the public arena. The Apostle Paul says it this way:
Ephesians 6:11–12 (ESV)
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
STUDENT: What are principalities and powers of the unseen world?
DR. ALVES: Use your imagination. What do YOU think they are?
STUDENT: Like demons? or Satan? or spirits? or something invisible?
DR. ALVES: Yes! Precisely!
STUDENT: You’re serious?
DR. ALVES: Of course. Why wouldn’t I be? Don’t you believe there’s a spirit world?
STUDENT: I don’t know. I’m not sure.
DR. ALVES: Let me ask you a question: Are you willing to bet your eternal soul that there is no spirit realm and that there is no such thing as demons or spirits?
STUDENT: Of course not!
DR.ALVES: Why not? You don’t even have to believe the Bible or Christians to believe that. I’ve seen many who believe in the spiritual–the spirit world–the supernatural. All I’m saying is that the sons and daughters of God know the One who RULES the spirit world. The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, the Anointed One, has allowed us to have authority in that realm (and to some degree this one too, where the two realms intersect).
STUDENT: So how does all this apply to the Implosion of our nation
DR. ALVES: Except for the true believers and followers of the Messiah, our nation is a nation of rebels whom God has given over to their own self-directed, narcissistic choices. We are reaping the wages of those choices. God is simply allowing our choices to play themselves out according to our free wills.
We could have chosen what is good and right. After all, let’s suppose you were going to start a brand new race of beings. And you wanted peace and love to reign. Would you be willing to take onto your new island people who love darkness, sin, decadence, and made choices to harm and hurt those who chose the opposite?
The righteous have always been persecuted by the sinful and truly demon-led and inspired. And sometimes the sinful wore robes and miters. The demon-led hung out in churches and monasteries and had ecclesiastical titles. At other times they carried symitars and shouted Alah Akabar or they simply loved to harm people and encourage lawlessness. It’s all the same to Satan.
As C.S. Lewis once said:
“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist [atheist] or a magician [or a religionist] with the same delight.”
—The Screwtape Letters
Satan doesn’t care which extreme you embrace, at any pole, he has you. And he has many in our nation who don’t believe in his or God’s existence. Have you ever wondered why Islam calls America the “Great Satan”? We have exported our sensuality, our materialism, our shame and perversion far and wide among the nations. Satan and his forces stand behind the world’s deception, violence, rebellion, carnality, and sin.
One final thought: Christian Scriptures make no mention of the existence of the greatest world power of the twentieth century in the end times. I find that remarkably curious. The American Empire is no longer on the scene when Jesus returns to sort things out and establish HIS government. We are now closer than ever to His Coming!
Maranatha, Lord Jesus!
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Part 1 of 2
DISCLAIMER: If you could hear my voice it would not be enraged, but insistent and urgent. I am deeply concerned for those Muslims and non-Muslims who I believe are asleep, or perhaps waiting on the sidelines to see how things shake down. I am most concerned for those who are followers of Jesus, to hear the Lord’s urgency that the time is short. My sincere desire is for ALL to come to a saving encounter with a loving God, not the god of Islam (where there is no love, no forgiveness, no assurance of righteousness and salvation). I want my readers to encounter the living God, Yahweh, and his truth expressed through loving engagement and most clearly in Yahweh’s Son, Jesus of Nazareth—Messiah.
Two Kingdoms have clashed since the beginning. Since his fall, Satan has always opposed God. God’s enemy may cloak himself in some new worldview, movement or genocide but anyone with eyes to see can recognize his strategy. Same old book with a different cover.
Satan’s M.O. is ALWAYS the same:
- Elimination of freedoms. Institutionalized bondage.
- Value system directly opposite God’s revealed values (in Scripture)
- Lies. Since he has been labeled by Jesus as “the father of lies,” we can expect the following: outright lies, covert deception, false witness, false prophets, false doctrine/dogma, false accusation, denials in the face of absolute proof. He twists truth to his purpose—the Lie.
- Stealing what is not his. Satan is a thief. He takes what should be God’s and makes it his. He sets up his own gods, his own government, and his own systems of punishment.
- Satan makes himself out to be God. He is a usurper. Satan fell because He wanted God’s throne. Allah is not just another name for God:
The Koran teaches that Allah and Yahweh are one in the same God. If there is only One God and Allah is the same God as Yahweh, then why are the Muslim’s requiring conversion to Islam and submission to Allah? Believers are already submitted to Yahweh (both believing Jews and Christians). Why did I emphasize believing? Because not all Jews love Yahweh and have embraced their Messiah; and, not all “Christians” are followers of Jesus and his Father, Yahweh. This is why God himself despises religion. Someone can claim inclusion in a particular faith community, without responding to what God says truly identifies believers and faithful followers.
Based upon my understanding of Scripture, Allah is either a manifestation of Satan or one of his demon gods, demanding submission and worship that is not rightfully his. Allah is the Arabic, pre-Islamic desert moon-god–Allah.
- Hatred against God’s people (believing Jews & Christians). Satan demonstrates this hatred by the following characteristic—persecution.
- Persecution. Satan ALWAYS stirs up persecution and human rights violations. He hates people because people are made in the image of Yahweh, destined to crush Satan’s dark kingdom. Jesus said that Satan “was a murderer from the beginning.” From the beginning” is most likely an allusion to Cain. The man who killed his brother Able because Able was the true worshiper of Yahweh and honored him correctly. Cain was jealous, envious, and despised God. His anger at God resulted in killing God’s grandson (Adam was God’s son). Both Jews and Christians are being persecuted in the name of the God that supposedly gave them birth and eternal life?
If you want to see Islam without restraints then look around the world. Look at the Sudan’s Muslim hordes. Look at the lawlessness and violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt. Look closely at the real face of Islam. Wherever in the world Islam is the majority worldview, human rights mean nothing. Wherever human freedom is in jeopardy, Islam is a key player. Wherever terror is valued, Islam is its best friend.
Islam is the bully of the world. Of all the worlds’ religions, Islam is the only one that dares to put to death those who will not submit to its god.
One article stated: “In the absence of law, you can understand how demolishing a church goes unpunished,” he said. “I have not heard of anyone who got arrested or prosecuted.”
Why, “in the absence of law,” would Muslims destroy a church? I thought Muslims were “peaceful.” We’re told over and over that we’re bigots, xenophobes or islamophobes when we point out the public and private behavior of the genuine adherents of Islam. How can we believe they’re “peaceful” when at every opportunity, in every country but the U.S. they show their true colors (for recent examples see: http://www.persecution.com/ see also http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/AboutSite.htm. [They are showing their true colors here in the USA now too.]
- Death & Murder. Satan is the lord of death. Death is Christ’s final enemy. He has been defeated at Calvary, but must be put under the feet of Jesus through supernatural power in the course of history and finally at his Second Coming. This coming is not far off. That is why Islam has been stirred to new life by Satan. The global surge of Islam at this point in history is not by chance. The Bible prophesied that kingdoms would clash and that a global tribulation would be the result (but this is another post or perhaps book).
Islam is a religion of hate, war, violence, revenge, wickedness, and murder—as seen in its unrestrained adherents.
On Feb. 23, less than two weeks after Mubarak’s ouster, a priest was found dead with several stab wounds and witnesses say masked men shouting “Allahu-Akbar” (God is Great) were seen leaving his apartment. The incident triggered protests in the southern city of Assiut [sic] where Christians scuffled with Muslims.
Not long after, in March, a Muslim-Christian love affair led a Muslim mob to torch a church in Soul village to the south of Cairo and set it on fire. When Coptic Christians held a protest denouncing the attack on the church, they were attacked by a Muslim mob wielding guns, knives, and clubs (peaceful hunh?). When the protest ended, 13 were dead and 140 injured. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/10/10/international/i142529D08.DTL#ixzz1bKWWbE21
Here in the U.S., we have a more covert, watered-down version of Islam. That’s why the term “stealth jihad” is so appropriate when speaking of their agenda here in the States. Muslims here realize the foolhardiness of exposing Islam’s historic purpose and, instead, practice subterfuge. Deception is not only permitted by the Koran, but encouraged. The doctrine of using deception to further Islam is known as El takria. Lies are the native language of its founder and its god–“War is deceit.” How can a Muslim ever rise any higher than either of those two, unless that Muslim recognizes the truth and turns to the love of Yahweh? Allah’s values reveal him to be, not God, but God’s adversary and enemy.
No matter which way you slice it, Islam has been, is, and always will be about death, because its god—Allah—is all about death for those who will not submit to his authority. Satan is a murderer and so are all his appointments, including Allah.
Just look at the people who have had their lives threatened because they have spoken against or blasphemed Allah or Islam. When was the last time you heard of a true, regenerate follower of Jesus threaten someone’s life for not believing or for blaspheming? NEVER!!! True followers of Jesus and of Yahweh leave it to God or Christ to take care of blasphemers. Who among us is wise enough to know who to put to death? But this has ALWAYS been the way of Satan through his puppets. You will know them by their behavior. And their behavior cannot rise above who they truly are in nature and character. Any honest person can see a HUGE difference between Yahweh and Allah, between Christ and Mohammad. They’re not even in the same universe of morality or supernatural power.
We who speak the truth of Christ Jesus have always had our lives threatened by Satan. He is the murderer behind all murder and killing in religion—including those of historic Christianity (both Roman Catholic and Protestant); Hitler’s pretense to be “Christian” and his demented Third Reich (now there’s a blasphemy for you); and now, true followers of Allah (those who really know their Koran and follow the life of Mohammed (I’m not talking about the many lapsed Catholic and fringe protestants who have “converted” to Islam. They don’t know Islam any better than they ever knew Jesus or the Bible. They simply rejected the worst of religion for something that offered a different, more mysterious reality regardless of its truth, righteousness, or the values and actions of its founder and god.)
QUESTION: What are your thoughts given what you’ve just read?
Part 1 of 2 – ©2011, David C Alves
How can we reject Islam as the evil that it is, yet love Muslims?
Our response as followers of Jesus must never be that of the world. We are not to be Muslim-bashers or hateful toward an entire group of people. We must not fall into Islam’s error–lumping all “Kafir” into the same basket. Nor should we dehumanize Muslims as Islam does the “people of the Book”–Jews and followers of Jesus.
Just because one woman is immoral is no reason to say that all women must be immoral. Just because a dentist lies to a patient, does not mean that all dentists lie to their patients. Generalization with regard to people-groups is “all or nothing thinking”–which is always a cognitive distortion–a lie.
So . . . How can we love Muslims?
1. Understand that they are people whom Yahweh (the living God) loves deeply. He loves them so deeply that He gave His Son for them. Jesus died to set all people everywhere free from bondage to religions and bondage to sin. Only when they are free from their rules, regulations, predjuces, and hatred can they truly experience that love. We must demonstrate His love toward them as individuals and people who, like us, desperately need a Savior.
2. Realize that many do not know their own religion. Experts in Islam say that the majority of Muslims do not know Islam. They are in bondage to what others have told them about their religion. We should foster a growing awareness that many Muslims do not truly know or understand their own theology. Fewer still know the history of Islam and the Ottoman empire.
The same is the case for many who attend or practice various religions. Few really ever can spell out just what it is they believe. Fewer still understand more than the basics of their theology. Fewer still know the history of their faith or religion. When all this is taken together, it’s more than understandable that many Muslims do not know what Islam believes or where it originated. Ask ten Muslims who “Allah” is and you will probably get ten different answers.
Many people would argue, fight, and die for their misunderstandings rather than invest the time to learn what their faith really teaches. Jihadists have taken the time to understand who Mohammad is and what the Qu’ran really teaches at its core. They are the faithful of their religion. They are the ones who are living the life of the prophet to its fullest. They are simply living out what the Qu’ran (Koran) really teaches.
In the same respect, Jesus taught and lived certain things. Only those who really know the Lord and understand what he lived and taught are true disciples of his (1 Jn. 2:4-6). The great majority of “CHristians” are clueless. Jesus said that their end will be shocking to them (Mt. 7:21-23).
The problem with Islam is that once you know what’s it’s really all about, you either have to embrace it as truth and live the life of the true jihadists or depart from it altogether. There is only middle ground for the nominal and the uninformed–those who deny the Prophet Mohammed and his book. That’s why terrorists see NO ONE besides themselves as true believers. “Peaceful” Muslims are apostates in their eyes for they have rejected an absolute of the faith–jihad. Genuine Muslims are seeing Islam as it really is and they recognize–and disdain–those who water down the faith and life of Muhammad.
Islam produces oppression, bondage, a low view of human life, murder, lies, everything that Jesus came to put an end to. Yet, I have a cousin who is a Muslim. She is kind, compassionate, peace-loving, and open to Jesus. How can that be? Simple . . . she does not really know what she has embraced.
So we can love Muslims because many just want to live their lives free of all the religious demands and enjoy life and liberty with a minimum of moral constraint. So most Muslims do not support or agree with the terrorist/jihadist. They see jihad as an inner, spiritual struggle. They are not likely a threat to anyone except the fundamental Muslim who would just as soon wipe them out as anyone else. AND if the jihadists ever do get in power, you can see what their reign will be like by looking at the nations where they hold power. Their track-record is not hidden unless your head is in the sand.
Want Islam, then look at those nations and you’ll see what you’re asking for. Look at what’s happening to Europe and you’ll see what pure, fundamental, true to its roots Islam produces and encourages. Islam is a religion of hate and murder. That’s why I warn two groups: the body of Christ, and Muslims who don’t agree with fundamental, historic Islam and believe their religion is a religion of “peace.”
3. Realize that there is spiritual reality behind Islam. Islam is not just a religion. Islam has a religious arm. But it is primarily a weltanschauung (worldview–a way of life) that embraces the whole. It is a political, economic, sociological, and religious way of life. Behind it stand spiritual realitites. Islam is the movement of spiritual principalties in the heavenly places (Eph. 6.12). It’s God, Allah (in Hebrew–The Destroyer) is a God of hatred, revenge, murder and lies. He is the beast empowered by the Dragon, spoken of in our Book of Revelation. That means that demonic power presents it, props it up, and keeps it going. Many, not all, of its leaders are unwittingly empowered by spiritual beings.
A striking analogy is that of Adolf Hitler and his Third Reich. I have studied the Occult roots of the Third Reich and Hitler’s ascendency to power. I can’t tell you the times I’ve heard someone say, “How did he get so powerful?” “How could anyone have believed or followed him?”
Generally speaking, rational, western people do not try to understand spiritual realities. They have been educated in a dysfunctional, anti- supernatural taxonomy. Demonic power cannot be understood rationally, because it’s irrational–it’s spiritual, demonic.
The supernatural cannot be known or understood by the natural or carnal mind. God alone can open the mind to understand the spiritual. The Bible says it this way:
“The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14, ESV)
The way I know an apple tree is not by the seed or the leaves or the bark on the tree. I know an apple tree because, every fall it produces APPLES–not bananas or grapes. The tree produces its own fruit. Jesus said that you’ll know false leaders by their character. You’ll know their source by their behavior–their actions (Mt. 7:15-20). Hitler’s behavior, his kingdom was darkness, evil, and antisemitic.
Look around. What does Islam produce? Subscribe to some of the world watchdog news services that monitor Islam’s fruit–darkness, evil, human rights violations, and antisemitism. Muslim leaders hate the Jews (and Christians). Their organizations use our freedoms and rights to renounce and displace “people of the Book” (Bible). If Allah attacks God’s people, then he is not God. He is God’s enemy.
Listen to those who WERE Muslims. They have something to teach the politically correct, and supernaturally naive. Their lives are now threatened because they have departed from the faith. Listen to their insider view of Islam. They are educated people who have had the light bulb turn on for them. Listen carefully to what they say. They will tell you what spirit lies behind Islam. Listen to the warning voices. Listen to Islam’s own agenda and those experts who understand it.
Jesus said, that anyone who TRULY wants to know the truth will come to know it (1 Timothy 2:2-4). Those who don’t want to hear have covered their ears and don’t want truth. They have no place for God in their hearts, because they have believed their father, the father of lies (Jn. 8:42-47). Muslims who are serious about Islam serve the beast-god who is in rebellion against the One True God–Yahweh–the God of Heaven and earth.
The way we love Muslims must flow out of our understanding of the deep, spiritual bondage in which they are locked. The deception that has taken them captive, requires a revelation of the love of God. That is the ONLY thing that will set the captive free (Isa. 61:1-3).
4. Treat Muslims the way you would want to be treated by them. Would you want to be accepted? Accept them (as individuals). Would you want to receive kindness? Be kind to them. Would you want to be free, allow them freedom (as long as they do not use that freedom to put you, your children, and grandchildren in bondage). Would you want to be included? Include them. Pray for them. Care for them. Share what you have with them.
Include them as you fellowship with other believers. Jesus said that as we love our Christian brothers and sisters, ALL people (including Muslims) will KNOW that you are my disciples.
If you are a follower of Jesus, you are to love ALL men and women. Muslims are NOT OUR ENEMIES. Satan is. His bondage and slavery are our enemies. Islam is our enemy. Muslims need to see the love of God. They already see enough hatred. Let’s not participate in the spirit that animates their religion.
I choose to love Muslims, by sharing the Truth with them. Won’t you join me?
QUESTION: How do YOU think we should respond to Muslims?