“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34)
America is a nation that has lost its way. Once founded on Christian principles and dedicated to Christ Jesus our Messiah, we have fallen away. We have embraced sin and sacrificed tens of millions of our children on the altar of convenience called choice. We now tolerate and even celebrate actions that God Himself calls “abomination.” We chase after foreign gods. And now we’ve begun to target and persecute those that would hold to the old ways; the way of Christ and the Bible. In all of this we have become no better than the Israelites who honored foreign deities rather than the One True God who delivered them from Egypt and established their hold. There is little distinction between us and those apostate Jews who burned their own children on the altars of Molech and Baal. In this series we will survey that fall….and call for our nation’s return….before it is too late.
ONE NATION UNDER ALLAH ?
Friday, November 14th, was marked by a signal event in our nation’s capital. The National Cathedral in Washington DC hosted an hour of Muslim prayer. This is the church which has hosted so many of our state funerals and official prayer services. It is officially considered our ‘National House of Prayer’. But on that day, it became in effect a mosque. Meredith Sommers of the Washington Times saw nothing wrong in the event, characterizing it as “a major step toward uniting American-Muslims and Christians in an effort to combat religious extremism and stereotypes.” The Times reported: “Director of the District office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council Br. Haris Tarin said those in attendance should remind anyone curious about the day’s event that ‘there is nothing more Christian, nothing more Muslim, nothing more American than praying together.’”[i] But it is much more than that!
This is a deeply symbolic event; one that marks a sort of dedication of the US to the purposes of Allah. Investors Business Daily reasoned now that Muslim leaders were making the statement that “Islam’s infiltration into the highest levels of traditional American life knows no bounds.”[ii] To drive the point home it seems, while this was going on the Speaker of the House John Boehner allowed Imam Hamad Chebli of the Islamic Center of Central Jersey praise Allah on the House floor as the supreme god of the universe.[iii] Interestingly, Investors.com reports that its organizers came from “Muslim Brotherhood front groups, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). The Justice Department has identified both as belonging to the Hamas wing of the radical Brotherhood. It’s also implicated them in a Hamas conspiracy to raise millions for Palestinian suicide bombers. These co-sponsors of the National Cathedral jumuah (“for invited guests only”) remain unindicted co-conspirators in a major terror case.”[iv]
It is notable that prayer rugs were put down in the sanctuary and the Muslim participants were facing away from the Cross as they prayed. [After all, that most-important symbol of Christianity is absolutely rejected by the adherents of Islam.] The hundreds of praying Muslims heard their imam intone: “god has no son, that Jesus Christ cannot be his son, and that there is no god like Allah.” (This, in the halls of a church ostensibly dedicated to the worship of Jesus Christ.) Israel Today reports that a chant broke out among the worshipers of the moon god, Allah. “There is only one god, he begets not and I bear witness that Muhammad is His only servant and Apostle.”[v] One lone protester recognized the significance of what was going on. Believing she was called by God to do so, one middle-aged woman drove hundreds of miles to raise her voice as the prayer service was in session. “Jesus Christ died on that cross over there! He is the reason why we are to worship only Him. Jesus Christ is our lord and savior! We have built, and allowed you here in mosques across this country. Why can’t you worship in your mosque, and leave our churches alone?” She of course was escorted out of the cathedral. [We can’t have that kind of radical talk in a church, after all.] Jesus Christ Himself gave clear instructions on the matter of compromising with other – false – religions. “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6) Exodus 20:3 puts it even more succinctly. “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
But all of this is not something new. Both through offical actions of government – at every level – as well as the actions of our cultural institutions, Islam is being promoted – while Christianity is being demeaned. Obama’s White House cancelled its participation in the National Day of Prayer – but continues to host iftar dinners during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. And the administration has been all about cleansing government documents of language that may offend Islam. Phrases like jihadist, terrorist and radical Islam are being yanked. And the clear example of Islamic-inspired terror at Fort Hood has been characterized as “workplace violence.” This, while President Obama himself caricatured Christians as people who “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them.”
Then there are the actions of our educational institutions. The Citizens for National Security have discovered a pattern of promoting Islam in 80 common textbooks. A Colorado high school led students in an Arab version of the Pledge of Allegiance in which “students pledged their allegiance to one nation under Allah.” A Holiday program in Indiana had students sing a song that included the phrase: “Allah is God.” One Texas teacher instructed students to refer to the 9/11 hijackers as “freedom fighters.”[vi] And while Christianity is being swept off the public stage, “universities across the nation are spending thousands of dollars to install foot baths so Muslim students can wash their feet before their five-times-a-day prayers.”[vii] All of this goes on while Christian prayer is forbidden in schools and Bibles are taken away from students.
America is turning from the God of our Founders. We can turn to the book of Deuteronomy for a parallel in Israel’s history. It was a time when the Israelites had become a “perverse and crooked generation.” (Deuteronomy 32:5) God gave his judgement on her actions. There should be a lesson here too for America. Read the words of both the indictment and the sentence of judgment.
“Then he forsook God who made him, And scornfully esteemed the Rock of his salvation. They provoked Him to jealousy with foreign gods; With abominations they provoked Him to anger. They sacrificed to demons, not to God, To gods they did not know, To new gods, new arrivals That your fathers did not fear….“And when the Lord saw it, He spurned them, Because of the provocation of His sons and His daughters. And He said: ‘I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end will be, For they are a perverse generation, Children in whom is no faith. They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God; They have moved Me to anger by their foolish idols. But I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation; I will move them to anger by a foolish nation. For a fire is kindled in My anger, And shall burn to the lowest hell; It shall consume the earth with her increase, And set on fire the foundations of the mountains. ‘I will heap disasters on them; I will spend My arrows on them….The sword shall destroy outside; There shall be terror within….“For they are a nation void of counsel, Nor is there any understanding in them. Oh, that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would consider their latter end!” (Deuteronomy 32:15-17, 19-23, 25, 28-29) If the shoe fits….IT IS TIME TO REPENT !!
[i] Meredith Somers, Washington National Cathedral hosts first-ever Muslim prayer service, Washington Times, November 14, 2014
[ii] Muslim Brotherhood Hijacks National Cathedral, Investors Business Daily, November 11, 2014
[iii] Terresa Monroe-Hamilton, The Subjugation Of Christianity And America To The Muslim Brotherhood And Allah, The Noisy Room, November 15, 2014
[iv] Muslim Brotherhood Hijacks National Cathedral, Investors Business Daily, November 11, 2014
[v] Muslims Chant to Remove Jesus at Washington’s National Cathedral, Israel Today, November 20, 2014
[vi] Tom Robinson, One Nation Under Allah, The Good News Magazine, November-December 2014, pg 17
[vii] Todd Starnes, Godless America, Frontline, 2014, pg 26