REAL ISLAM – PART VIII

To comprehend the real nature of Islam it is necessary to understand their vision of the End. Islam comes with an eschatology of its own, that is both bloody and cruel. It goes beyond judgment – to revenge. And Islam has its own messiah figure that is said will enable the fulfillment of Islamic expectations. And it is remarkable that there are incredible similarities between the character and the actions of the Biblical Antichrist and the predicted Islamic end times Messiah, called the Mahdi. Now, events in the Muslim world are preparing the way for the ascension of this Islamic prophet. A TIME OF FULFILLMENT ? “And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.” (Daniel 12:9-10) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the former President of Iran had a clear prophetic vision. Ahmadinejad believes ... [More]

REAL ISLAM – PART VII

We saw last time how Europe’s post-modern ethic has caused it to sacrifice its cultural identity, allowing ennui and disinterest to color its politics. Increasing Middle Eastern immigration and a purposeful policy committed to the Arab position on most international issues has altered the once-dominant continent in the last 30 years or so. The nations of Europe now routinely take positions opposed to Israeli interests. Some countries have sold arms to terror sponsoring regimes. They blithely give a blind eye to the murder of civilians by Palestinian homicide bombers. They have made an economic / political bargain with Arabia and they tow-the-line faithfully. In their submission to that line, they have made Jerusalem and the Arab-Israeli conflict a central concern of their collective foreign policy.  A CUP OF TREMBLING This policy did not arise out of a vacuum. Long proud Europe, was somewhat humbled by the state of affairs it faced in the post WWII political economy. It no longer ... [More]

REAL ISLAM – PART VI

To comprehend the world we live in today we must understand the historical process that brought us here. This international sense of chaos was not birthed in a vacuum   So from where we left off: Muslim/Arab populations are increasing throughout Europe, while declining birthrates and cultural apathy plague the native Europeans. The growing Arab communities are increasing their political influence and changing the character of that continent. But just how did this all happen? THE RISE OF EURABIA There is a new power on the rise in the world. Its very existence has been almost a secret to all but a few. It is something called Eurabia. In 1973 two events occurred that set the table for the Europe and the world we see today. Israel defeated an Arab coalition in the Yom Kippur War, and the Arab League engaged in an oil embargo of the West. In response, with France leading the way, the European Community, (forerunner of today’s E.U.), established a framework of cooperation with the Arab ... [More]

REAL ISLAM – PART V

Real Islam is NOT a benign religion, a moral equivalency. It is a real threat to what remains of the Christo-centric culture that has dominated and driven Western moral thought for these last several centuries. Now we seem Islam taking advantage of the moral confusion that has set in in the West – especially Europe. In PART V we’ll explore this phenomenon and examine how it could alter our future. “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.” (2Timothy 4:3-4) All across Europe, the winds of change are blowing. The Europe that brought us the Renaissance and the Reformation is no more. In a continent where art and architecture and the culture and intellectual life of nations was once centered on God of the Bible, there is no faith. To paraphrase Lincoln: Europe has lost ... [More]

REAL ISLAM – PART IV

Conflict and war are integral parts of the character of Islam itself. Its history and practice has created an atmosphere of animosity with those who do not worship Allah and a culture of hate and death among its adherents. It is a conflict that had its beginning in the dim recess of time, dating back to the days of Abraham and his sons Ishmael and Isaac. It is a conflict destined to continue to the End of the Age. ISLAM: SOURCE OF UNENDING CONFLICT The problem is the Land! And the problem is the promise God made to give it to Israel! That is the source of the entire conflict. In Deuteronomy 1:7-8, God defined the boundaries of His promise to Israel. “Turn and take your journey, and go to the mountains of the Amorites, to all the neighboring places in the plain, in the mountains and in the lowland, in the South and on the seacoast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the River Euphrates. See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the ... [More]