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Our Christian Response to the Spread of Islam
« on: Thu Feb 24, 2011 - 23:45:56 »
As Christians, what do you believe should be our response to the spread of Islam into our country?  I live in the U.S.! But others could weigh in with their own thoughts.  This isn't as much about protecting our Judea Christian based laws as it is (to me) about the global spread of a lie. It's a lie that has ravaged other countries.  As Muslims increase in numbers in the U.S., the Islamic influence will continue.  Meanwhile, they are recruiting (evangelizing), and while we sit back as Christians and do nothing, lives are being given over to this false religion. Sharia Law has suffocated Lebanon that used to stand alone with Israel as the only two free democracies in that region. 

So as Christians, what duties (if any) do we have to do what we can to stop this evil from spreading?  Do we stand firm in the faith that Truth will overcome and do nothing?  Do we prevent immigration to the U.S. Or restrict it?  Do we open our church doors like a church in the south did and invite them in?  Personally, I don't believe these are the options I would take.  There are many Christians with their heads in the sand as this is occurring.  First, I think we need to educate our church members on the defense of our faith when being challenged by Muslims.  There are also former Muslims who have been born again in the Christian faith.  They are uniquely capable of reaching the Muslims in America (or where anyone else lives) to evangelize and fight this lie head on with the Truth.  They could use support.

So as Christians, do you see an obligation to push back?  As Americans, do you feel the threat of Muslim influence eroding even more our freedom?  What should the Christian response be?

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Re: Our Christian Response to the Spread of Islam
« Reply #1 on: Tue Apr 26, 2011 - 00:47:58 »
I will venture a response to this topic.  This nation is not going to ever single out a religion and forbid it.  Even though Islam may be harboring terrorist sympathizers and sending money to support the terrorist activities in the world, the religion will not be officially condemned, unless a specific mosque can be proved by law to be engaged in illegal activity.  Only the individual perpretators can be arrested and limited.

This is much like gangs or certain private clubs in our country which are not forbidden, for they have rights.  Only an individual criminal can be arrested and judged.

Christians are not called by God to fight (such as the Crusades of the Middle Ages), and they are to "turn the other cheek" and be as sheep rather than wolves.  God expects us to pray, be the kind of testimony that Jesus and the Apostles were, "love your enemies", etc.  God will protect and care for His children, and He lets the world do it's thing as of natural men.  The spiritual man is not of the world, and is also here only as an "ambassador for Christ", as we are told.

I can appreciate the concerns of many Christians about politics and law enforcement, and human rights, etc., but that is really not the mind of God for His saints.  We are looking for our removal from this world before the wrath of God falls on it.

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Re: Our Christian Response to the Spread of Islam
« Reply #2 on: Tue Apr 26, 2011 - 02:07:15 »
Part of the reason for the success of Islam, of course, is that Christians have failed to evangelize the world as they should.

Many people turn to Islam because they think Christianity is a white man's religion.  Nothing could be farther from the truth: Christianity was huge in Africa, about 300 years before it became a major force in Europe.  The Islamic invasions (with their forced conversions) didn't reach Africa until the 7th century.  Funny how no one today decries that incursion into African culture.

And of course, the Nation of Islam (Louis Farrakhan, Malcolm X, Elijah Muhummad) isn't really Islam at all.  It's just a black man's liberation movement masquerading as religion.  Which Islam was never meant to be.

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Re: Our Christian Response to the Spread of Islam
« Reply #3 on: Fri Apr 29, 2011 - 15:54:21 »
I'd give you Louis Farrakhan and a little bit of Elijah Muhammad but Malcolm X truly immersed himself in Islam. He ventured to Mecca and abandoned black supremacy for true Islam. Luckily I hear that he moved towards Christianity before he was assassinated. I haven't really found any literature about it but that's what the old ones say.

Louis Farrakhan was pure militant. Even after Elijah Muhammad died of heart congestion the Fruit of Islam was disbanded but he just had to bring it back.

Elijah Muhammad was the embodiment of falsehood. To explain all that would take about three pages.  

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Re: Our Christian Response to the Spread of Islam
« Reply #4 on: Wed Aug 03, 2011 - 17:32:13 »
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I consider Islam to be enemy the Father is using to bring the world closer to the tribulation.  When ever His people have gotten out of like with the way He desires us to worship Him, He raises up a people to bring judgment, i.e. Assyrians/Northern Kingdom.  However it is not our job to change others ideas.  The truth needs to be proclaimed and then the hearer is responsible for their actions concerning that truth.  The Spirit is the one that changes ones way of thinking not us.  It is not our job to convert.  Our job is to proclaim the truth.

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Re: Our Christian Response to the Spread of Islam
« Reply #5 on: Tue Sep 27, 2011 - 16:48:13 »
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I consider Islam to be enemy the Father is using to bring the world closer to the tribulation.  When ever His people have gotten out of like with the way He desires us to worship Him, He raises up a people to bring judgment, i.e. Assyrians/Northern Kingdom.  However it is not our job to change others ideas.  The truth needs to be proclaimed and then the hearer is responsible for their actions concerning that truth.  The Spirit is the one that changes ones way of thinking not us.  It is not our job to convert.  Our job is to proclaim the truth.

Good post. 

"Christians" opposed Islam with violence once before and since these people never forget the past they hold the present generation of Christians accountable.   Also, any sympathy or support we give Israel is also held against us.   There is an extreme position and that is often espoused by folk like John Hagee who are extreme Zionists.  They would like to see the USA attack Iran in defense of Israel.  I don't think that God needs our help in the fulfillment of future events. 

 

     
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