Revelation 6:1, “And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see…”
Were John’s apocalyptic snapshots and descriptions of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” in the Book of Revelation pointing to events that would only take place nearly 2000 years after the visions were first revealed? All too often, many of today’s Christian teachers and Bible prophecy experts have repeated the belief that the entirety of the Book of Revelation, with the exception of the first three chapters, are to be understood in futuristic terms only. I have done this myself in the past. Whether it be the Seven Seals or the Seven Trumpets or the Seven Bowls of wrath, everything contained therein and described by John from Revelation 4:1 onward must be treated as little more than a description of apocalyptic earth-shattering events that we, as Christians, will never witness taking place upon the world in which we live, events that can only begin to come to fruition after an imminent rapture has suddenly removed all followers of Christ from the face of the earth to deliver them from the impending wrath of God and the last-days Beast of Revelation. If we take the time to engage in a careful examination of the text, however, we may begin to see that some of the events often understood as yet to come, are events that are already taking place today.
An Overview Of History: The Islamic Beast Of Revelation – The Past And The Present
After careful study, I have come to the conclusion that, judging from the description of events and their sequence provided for us in Scripture, the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” described in the first four Seals of Revelation 6 are four separate Read more…
Christian Bishop In Egypt: Christians Are Currently Experiencing Their Worst Time In Recent Centuries, Many Now Unable To Buy Or Sell
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Revelation 13:16-18, “… it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate [‘psēphizō’ – reckon] the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is χξς.”
ACN News – “Christians in Egypt are currently experiencing their worst time in recent centuries. This statement was made by the Coptic Orthodox Bishop Stephanos of Beba and Elfashn to the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Christians are being violently killed under the eyes of the international media. Also, for the first time in many years, churches are being systematically burned and destroyed. The police are taking no action and nobody is punished for it. In the Egyptian media, ‘the facts are systematically covered up in order to keep the international media from reporting the truth and bringing pressure from outside,’ he complained. However, video films showing the massacre of demonstrators on 9 October were broadcast by the three television stations operated by the Coptic Church and have thus also found their way into the international media. This time the attacks on Copts ‘have been better documented’.
Problems are also experienced in day-to-day life because calls are often made in the media not to buy from Christian merchants or to sell anything to Christians. Businessmen are therefore faced with a struggle for economic survival. Christians are indirectly excluded from employment, for example by job advertisements specifying ‘a female employee with headscarf’. Attempts are being made ‘to drive the Christians out’.” Read more.
‘Bloody’: Christian Persecution is ‘Coursing Through Muslim-Majority Nations from One End of the Globe to the Other’ – “We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm… In recent years the violent oppression of Christian minorities has become the norm in Muslim-majority nations stretching from West Africa and the Middle East to South Asia and Oceania. In some countries it is governments and their agents that have burned churches and imprisoned parishioners. In others, rebel groups and vigilantes have taken matters into their own hands…” Read more.
Mali: Christian Leader Beheaded as Islamists Terrorize Country, Create List of All Christians They Intend to Execute by Beheading – “A Christian leader has been beheaded and others are being threatened with similar treatment as Islamic militants run amok in Mali, West Africa. Christians have fled the town of Timbuktu in the north of the country where harsh Sharia Law has already been imposed amid reports that churches in Gao, 200 miles to the east, have been completely destroyed… ‘We have escaped in the wake of horrible death threats as the Islamists have a list of all the Christians in Timbuktu whom they intend to execute by beheading.'” Read more.
Egypt: Rising Islamic Leader Declares ‘We Will Launch a Campaign of Islamic Conquest Throughout the World’, ‘Exterminate’ Christians Who Get In the Way of Sharia – “A rising leader in the radical Islamic movement in Egypt that has become a major political player since the demise of Hosni Mubarak’s regime says Christian churches may need to be blown up and Christians exterminated to allow the advance of Islamic law, or Shariah. The comments come from Sheik ‘Adel Shehato, a senior leader with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad terrorist group… The sheik, a senior jihadist leader, responded to a question about using violence against Christians, who make up a substantial minority in Egypt.” Read more.
Islamic Militants Calling Themselves ‘The Unknown Soldiers of The Hidden Imam’ Threaten to Hunt Down and Execute Christians Who Flee Iran – “Islamic militants with suspected ties to Iranian security forces have been terrorizing evangelical Christians with threats to ‘repent’ or die, it was reported Sunday. Christian Solidarity Worldwide has reported that 11 Iranian Christians who fled Iran in the wake of a government campaign against Christianity have received threats via email to ‘repent’ or face extrajudicial execution, from a group identifying itself as the ‘The Unknown Soldiers of The Hidden Imam.’ The threatening emails that were sent to each individual on Sept. 14 aspired to extend the arm of Iranian Islamic militancy beyond the borders of Iran by implying that, although the recipients have left Iran, they have not escaped the ‘acute eyes of the unknown soldiers.’” Read more.
‘It’s Just the Beginning’: The Unprecedented Persecution of Christians – “‘It’s just the beginning.’ That’s what one of the attackers said while bombing a church in eastern Kenya last week. Two people were killed and three others injured in the attack, which authorities believe was carried out by the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab. This month at least 65 people were killed in the city of Damaturu in northeastern Nigeria, when Islamist insurgents bombed churches, mosques and police stations. The Boko Haram militant sect claimed responsibility.” Read more.
The restaurant was owned by an Israeli Christian and attacked by a Somali Muslim, yet the police are saying there was “no rhyme or reason as to who he was going after.” Read the Qur’an. It may not rhyme, but you’ll find plenty of reason …
Qur’an Sura 3:151, “… cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve …”
Qur’an Sura 9:29, “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day … nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book [Jews and Christians] …”
Qur’an Sura 8:59-60, “… Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them …”
By Fred Jackson and Steve Jordahl, One News Now – “New and disturbing details are beginning to emerge about last night’s attack at a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.
A man with a machete walked into the Nazareth Restaurant & Deli and began attacking customers. Four people were injured, one with critical wounds. Police shot and killed the man after he attempted to flee the scene.
CBS News has identified the man as Mohammed Barry, a Somali Muslim.
According to Daniel Horowitz, senior editor at Conservative Review, the restaurant, which serves Middle Eastern cuisine, is owned by an Israeli Christian. He says Islamic persecution of Christians may have come to America.
‘It would be an awful coincidence if a Somali Muslim happened to just randomly get upset one day, come in with an axe, and the target just happened to be a prominent Israeli Christian restaurant,’ Horowitz tells OneNewsNow.
CBS says officials believe the Somali suspect may have traveled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in 2012. Law enforcement is concerned that this is a terror attack and have called in the FBI. At this point, they say it appears to be a ‘lone wolf attack.’ Horowitz reacts to that report.
‘Once again the FBI is resorting to their talking point of a ‘lone wolf attack.’ Well, it might be a lone wolf in that this person wasn’t officially commanded, controlled, and directed by a professional terror group. But it is part of the global jihad,’ he emphasizes.
According to Horowitz, when officials call something a ‘lone wolf attack’ they’re trying to diminish the existential threat Americans face from Islamic terror. In fact, he says, it’s even more terrifying than a 9/11-type al Qaida or ISIS plot.
‘What is even worse is just a ubiquitous, widespread jihad where you have hundreds of thousands of Muslim immigrants living in Western countries, and at any point they could target anyone,’ he laments.” Source – One News Now.
Flashback: ‘We Are Coming’: Pro-ISIS Messages Found On Ohio College Campus – “Youngstown State University students awoke this morning to find the rock in the campus’s center defaced with ISIS messages. ‘We are coming,’ ‘France Deserves Destruction’ and ‘YSU supports ISIS’ were painted on the rock between Sunday night and this morning. Shannon Tirone, associate vice president for university relations, said campus police have reached out to other law enforcement agencies including the FBI regarding the vandalism. ‘Unfortunately, this is the world we live in today,’ she said.” Read more.
Unless they repent, a Day is coming when Islamic State members, supporters, sympathizers and all like-minded Islamist groups will be wishing they had never been born …
Luke 17:1-2, “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come. It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones [children] to sin.’”
- Flashback: Muslim Brotherhood: We Must Nurse Our Children On Hatred
- Flashback: Al Qaeda: Teach Children To Love Religion, Death, Jihad, Martyrdom
- Flashback: Syrian Cleric To Kids: Hate & Kill Christians, ‘Entire World Is For Allah’
- Flashback: ISIS Caliphate Using Dolls To Train Children How To Behead Non-Muslims
- Flashback: ISIS Opens Family ‘Cinema’ To Showcase Brutal Crimes, Terror, Beheadings
- Flashback: Celebrating Death: Canadian Mosque Teaches Little Children How To Behead
- Flashback: Cleric: Terrorist Are Role Models, We Need Children Who Will Be Slaughterers
- Flashback: ‘Islamic State’ Children Taught To Fire Machine Guns, Forced To Watch Beheadings, Crucifixions And Stonings
By Robert Tait, The Telegraph – “A British boy believed to be aged four and nicknamed ‘junior jihadi’ has been filmed blowing up three prisoners in the latest grisly execution video released by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
In exploitative footage that is shocking even by Isil’s standards, Isa Dare, whose mother Grace ‘Khadija’ Dare is a convert to Islam who has sworn allegiance to the jihadist group, is seen pressing a button on what appears to be a remote control device seconds before a car containing four alleged “spies” goes up in a ball of flames.
Wearing a black Isil headband and military-style fatigues, the boy announced to the camera beforehand that ‘we are going to kill the kuffars (non-believers) over there’. He is then seen standing beside the car’s burnt-out remains, triumphantly punching the air and shouting: ‘Allahu akbar.’
The men inside the car, wearing handcuffs and orange jumpsuits, confessed their crimes to the camera and appear resigned to their fates before the vehicle explodes.
It is the second time Isa, who was brainwashed after his 24-year-old mother took him to Syria, has appeared in an Isil propaganda film.
In the latest video, believed to have been shot in Isil’s de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria, he is accompanied by a masked man who issues a threat to David Cameron for arming groups in Syria who are fighting the jihadists.
‘You will never fight us except behind fortified fortresses or behind walls,’ says the man, speaking in an English accent…
‘So prepare your army and gather your nations as we too are preparing our army.'” Read more.
Qur’an Sura 3:160, “If Allah helps you, none can overcome you …”
Recommended: Why The Followers Of The Beast Refuse To Repent – “John witnessed those worshiping the Beast asking, ‘Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?’ (13:4). In addition to being guilty of murder, idolatry, sexual immorality and thievery, all who worship the Beast would also present themselves as a powerful, resolute, unbeatable force. It is the reason for which they remain unrepentant. Islamists all around the world are conditioned by Mohammed’s teachings to view their cause as one that is unassailable, a view that is only reinforced with the rise and growth of the ISIS Caliphate, the newest and most powerful terror entity in the history of the world (formerly Al Qaeda in Iraq, or AQI). Members and supporters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria self-identify as Mohammed’s most loyal followers who adhere to Islamic teachings as prescribed by their prophet. They ‘truly believe that they are invincible and that if they practice what they believe to be true Islam, Allah will bless them and use them to conquer the Earth to bring all people to their form of Islam under their brand of Sharia’ (Stratfor, The Islamic State’s Use of Extreme Violence by Scott Stewart).” Read more.
Qur’an Sura 47:4, “So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks until when you have overcome them …”
Or when you evidently meet those who disbelieve on the ice. Islam and beheading. You can’t think of one without thinking about the other …
- Flashback: Sweden: Group Of Muslim Men Use Cat To Practice Beheading
- Flashback: Muslim ‘Refugee’ Makes Beheading Gesture To Media In Budapest
- Flashback: Terrorists Tweet Bizarre Guide Detailing How To ‘Kindly’ Cut Off Heads
- Flashback: Saudi Arabia: Islamic Lesson Teaches Students ‘How To Enjoy Beheading’
- Flashback: Germany: Imam Tells Children To Practice Beheading By Using Chickens
- Flashback: ISIS Caliphate Using Dolls To Train Children How To Behead Non-Muslims
- Flashback: Saudi Arabia ‘Justice’ Minister: Beheading Is Enshrined In Divine Islamic Laws, ‘We Cannot Change Them’
By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “Read his lips. Nazem Kadri is threatening to murder Mark Giordano. Certainly he was caught up in the heat of the moment and isn’t really going to kill him, but as a Muslim, his cultural frame of reference is interesting. When you grow up hearing ‘When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks’ (Qur’an 47:4) and that sort of thing, even if you’re not all that devout yourself, it’s just possible that it might be in the back of your mind.
‘Nazem Kadri’s throat-slashing gesture being examined by NHL,’ by Doug Harrison, CBC Sports, February 10, 2016:
A depleted Toronto Maple Leafs forward unit soon could be minus another player.
The NHL’s hockey operations department is taking a look at Nazem Kadri’s throat-slashing gesture towards Mark Giordano after the Flames defenceman dazed Kadri with a hit in the first period of Tuesday night’s 4-3 Calgary win at the Saddledome.
“There was emotion, I couldn’t tell if it was a clean hit or not,” Kadri told reporters. “I was told it was, but it certainly didn’t feel like it. It [the throat slash] is something I don’t really remember doing. I was in and out a little bit.”
“I guess it’s going to be reviewed [by the league], but it was an emotional reaction.”
The 25-year-old Kadri was disciplined for the same gesture while playing for Canada in a game against Switzerland at the 2010 world junior hockey championship.
1 Timothy 4:1, “… in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons …”
It’s part of the twisted ideological credo of Barack Obama and his liberal cohorts. Obama self-identifies as a Christian, yet all hell breaks loose if anyone dares to question his faith for never acting like a Bible-believing follower of Christ. But when all hell breaks loose as the self-identifying Muslims of the Islamic State start acting like Qur’an-believing followers of Mohammed, don’t dare call them Islamic …
Hadith, Bukhari 4.268, “Allah’s Prophet [Mohammed] said, ‘War is deceit.’”
Qur’an Sura 48:29, “… Those who follow [Mohammed] are ruthless …”
Qur’an Sura 9:111a, “… they fight in the cause of Allah , so they kill and are killed …”
- Flashback: Barack Obama Interested In ‘Allah-Is-God’ Curriculum
- Flashback: President Barack Obama’s Faith Adviser Is … A Muslim
- Flashback: Jeremiah Wright: I ‘Made It Comfortable’ For Obama To Accept Christianity Without Having To Renounce His Islamic Background
By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “By his own account, Obama became a Christian in the early 1990s at Jeremiah Wright’s church, after a period of spiritual searching and rootlessness. But why? Rush Limbaugh is right: he has been markedly critical of Christianity and has repeatedly and effusively praised Islam. So why did he become a Christian at all?
This is aside from the widespread suspicion that he is or was a Muslim, which is based as much on his statements and policies as President as it is on the fact that his father and stepfather were Muslims and that he says in his first autobiography that he got in trouble as a child for making faces in Qur’an class, which Christian children did not attend. Whether or not one thinks he was ever a Muslim, the question Rush raises is intriguing — if he wasn’t one, and he loves Islam so much, why didn’t he become one? Was it just for political gain?
‘‘I’m Just Asking a Question’: Rush Limbaugh Reveals What He’s ‘Always Wondered’ About Obama,’ by Oliver Darcy, The Blaze, February 4, 2016:
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh asked aloud on his radio program Thursday why President Barack Obama made the choice to become a Christian.
Limbaugh, referencing the president’s recent trip to a Baltimore mosque this week, argued Obama is “constantly talking [Islam] up.”
“President Obama is routinely defending it, talking it up, promoting it,” Limbaugh contended, according to an online transcript posted to his official website.
“He talks about how awesome Islam is all the time, one of the most beautiful sounds he’s ever heard is the morning call to prayer in an Islamic country,” the radio show host added. “He says it’s the most peaceful, most giving religion out there, that the mosque called a prayer one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. And, at the same time, he’s out there, and look what he says about Christians. He says he is one. Look, he talks about ‘em as bitter clingers and they hold on to their guns when they’re nervous.”
Limbaugh then revealed his question.
“My question is, given all this, why did he choose to become a Christian? I’ve always wondered that,” he told his audience. “He’s such a defender and promoter of Islam, and, on the other hand, he and his party are constantly denigrating Christians. I don’t care what the issue is, whether it’s guns, whether it’s gay marriage, any cultural or social issue, or the bitter clinger comments. I’ve always wondered about this.”…
Certainly not. When someone like President Obama is living in his own world, don’t be surprised when it also has its own alternate history ...
Proverbs 14:8, “The prudent understand where they are going, but fools deceive themselves.”
- Flashback: Barack Obama Hijacking Christianity To Defend Islam
- Flashback: Obama ‘Modifies’ US Oath Of Allegiance To Better Conform With Islamic Law
- Flashback: Eye Opening: 20 Obama Quotes About Islam Contrasted With 20 Obama Quotes About Christianity
By Joseph Klein, FrontPage Mag – “President Barack Obama spoke for the first time as president at a U.S. mosque on February 3, 2016. His choice was the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque, where he portrayed Islam as having ‘always been part of America.’
The Islamic Society of Baltimore was established in 1969. If Obama had wanted to speak at ‘the oldest purpose-built mosque that is still in use today’ in the United States, in order to try to demonstrate that Islam has ‘always been part of America,’ he would have found it in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It would not have helped his cause, however. This mosque, known as ‘the Mother Mosque of America,’ dates way back – drum roll, please – to 1934. The oldest mosque in the U.S. was built in North Dakota in 1929.
To provide some perspective on how short a time it has been since the first mosques in the United States were built, the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America, was completed in 1763.
Nevertheless, in making the case that Islam has ‘always been part of America,’ Obama noted that Muslims were arriving on our shores as far back as colonial times.
‘Starting in colonial times, many of the slaves brought here from Africa were Muslim,’ Obama declared.
It is worth recalling the National Prayer Breakfast about a year ago, when Obama charged that ‘Slavery…all too often was justified in the name of Christ.’ He evidently believes that the early waves of Muslims coming to America as slaves were entirely the victims of a Christian-based slavery system. He won’t admit the truth: that their Muslim brethren in Africa had sold some of ‘the slaves brought here from Africa’ in the first place. These Muslim slave traders were jihadists operating in West African territories that had been forcibly taken over by Muslim warriors and turned into Islamic theocracies.” Read more.
President Obama’s Speech At Islamic Center of Baltimore: A Fact Check – “Perhaps it’s because he was making faces in Qur’an class instead of paying attention to his teacher. Or maybe he just has a selective memory about what he was taught as a young Muslim student in Indonesia. Whatever the reason, President Barack Obama got a lot of things factually wrong in his 3 February 2016 speech at the Islamic Center of Baltimore. Things that are basic to doctrinal Islam are not only knowable because they are readily available in English but, it might be argued, obligatory that an American commander-in-chief should know in fulfillment of his oath to defend the Constitution against ‘all enemies foreign and domestic.’ First, Mr. President, a mosque is not simply the Muslim version of a church, synagogue or temple. Because of the example of Muhammad, who is called the perfect man in the Qur’an (believed by Muslims to be the exact words of Allah), we know that mosques are established not only as places of prayer and worship, but also as centers for indoctrination, the dispensing of shariah justice, the stockpiling of weapons, and the launching of jihad. If in doubt about any of this, please check with the French police …” Read more.
Flashback: See How The Founding Fathers Truly Felt About Islam (Hint: It Wasn’t Warm And Fuzzy) – “Correspondence from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson on July 16, 1814, reveals John Adams’ true feelings about Islam: Adams states that Mohammed is ‘a military fanatic’ who ‘denies that laws were made for him; he arrogates everything to himself by force of arms.’ John Adams did indeed own a Quran — the copy he owned contained the following in the preface: ‘This book is a long conference of God, the angels, and Mahomet, which that false prophet very grossly invented …’ […] Thomas Jefferson? Like John Adams, he did own a Quran, one translated by George Sale. Here are some of Sale’s comments on the Quran, included by Sale in his introduction: ‘It is certainly one of the most convincing proofs that Mohammedism was no other than human invention, that it owed its progress and establishment almost entirely to the sword.’ […] [I]n a letter dated June 26, 1822, Jefferson had this to say about Islam in a passage regarding Calvinism: ‘Verily I say these are the false shepherds foretold as to enter not by the door into the sheepfold, but to climb up some other way. They are mere usurpers of the Christian name, teaching a counter-religion made up of the deliria of crazy imaginations …'” Read more.
“If I can’t do jihad in the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.” Even in America, the Beast is alive and well, working hard to seek the extermination of “vile” Christians …
1 Peter 5:8b, “… the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
Qur’an Sura 8:55, “Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve [non-Muslims] …”
Qur’an Sura 9:30, “… the Christians say, ‘The Messiah is the son of [God].’ That is their statement from their mouths … May Allah destroy them …”
- Flashback: Michigan: Muslims Stone Christians In Dearborn, Chant ‘Allah Is Greater’
- Flashback: Michigan: Muslim Calls For Killing Of Christian Protesters For Sake Of Allah
- Flashback: Michigan: Muslim Asking People If They’re Muslim Stabs Those Who Say No
- Flashback: Michigan: Muslims Win Local City Council, Issue Warning To Non-Muslims
- Flashback: Michigan: Dearborn Muslim Charged With 9 Counts Of Attempted Murder After Nearly Running Down Christians With SUV
By Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press – “A 21-year-old Dearborn Heights man threatened terror attacks in support of ISIS with targets including police and a Detroit church with up to 6,000 members, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday.
Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, has not been charged with any terrorism crime. In an affidavit filed in a criminal complaint on a weapons and marijuana charge, he’s described as being an ISIS supporter who talked about committing violent acts of terrorism, including shootings and beheadings.
In his affidavit, FBI Special Agent Alan Southard said that Abu-Rayyan had been investigated by the FBI since May.
‘Since May of 2015, the FBI has been conducting an investigation of Khalil Abu-Rayyan regarding increasingly violent threats he has made to others about committing acts of terror and martydom — including brutal acts against police officers, churchgoers and others — on behalf of the foreign terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraqi and Levant.’ …
The FBI had been tracking Abu-Rayyan through social media, phone conversations, and surveillance. He had two Twitter accounts on which he expressed support for ISIS, the FBI said in the complaint.
According to the affidavit in the complaint, an undercover FBI employee was communicating with Abu-Rayyan. In December, the undercover FBI employee and Abu-Rayyan had ‘daily conversations’ that took place ‘over the course of several weeks,’ said the affidavit.
‘During these conversations, Abu-Rayyan consistently expressed support for ISIL and repeatedly expressed his desire to commit a martyrdom operation.’
According to the affidavit, Abu-Rayyan also told the undercover FBI employee: ‘I tried to shoot up a church one day. I don’t know the name of it, but it’s close to my job. It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit. Ya, I had it planned out. I bought a bunch of bullets. I practice a lot with it. I practice reloading and unloading. But my dad searched my car one day and he found everything. He found the gun and the bullets and a mask.’
‘Abu-Rayyan said he targeted a church because, ‘it’s easy and a lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church. Plus, it would make the news. Everyone would’ve heard. Honestly, I regret not doing it. If I can’t do jihad in the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.”” Read more.
Flashback: Study: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Muslim Americans Believe Anyone Insulting Mohammed Should Be Killed – “If, for the sake of argument, we use a figure of 5 million Muslims in America and if, for the sake of argument, the poll below correctly reflects the percentage of Muslims who believe that anyone insulting their prophet should face the death penalty, then the following number we can extrapolate from this data is frightening: The United States is home to 625,000 of your ‘average-all-American’ Muslims who believe you should die for hurting their feelings. That’s more people than the number of military personnel on active duty in Australia, Canada, Germany, Poland and the UK combined …” Read more.
1 Timothy 4:1, 4, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons … And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
2 Corinthians 6:14b-15a, “… For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial?”
1 Kings 11:5 tells us that King Solomon “did evil in the eyes of the Lord” when he built a temple to a false and detestable god, yet here we are nearly 3,000 years later with “churches” somehow under the impression that the span of time has now made this acceptable in the eyes of a God who never changes (Isaiah 40:8, Hebrews 13:8). Are they ignorant of Scripture? Are they choosing to willfully ignore it? Either way, it leads to destruction. As Ambassadors for Christ we must minister to those in darkness, never fellowship with it nor assist others with the worship of false gods, let alone one as blood-thirsty and hell-bent on the destruction of Christianity as Islam’s “Allah.” Instead of advancing the idolatry of Mohammed we must advance the Truth of Christ. I’ll repeat what I wrote here in a December story about a DC demonstrator professing to be a Christian while claiming to love the Qur’an.
Revelation 18:4-5, “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.’”
Someone asked me not too long ago that if the “Whore of Babylon” in Revelation 17 and 18 represented Mecca, the birthplace and spiritual homestead of Islam, then how could God call upon His people to “come out of her” given the fact that non-Muslims have never been allowed to even step foot in Islam’s “holiest” city? The answer to this question is actually quite simple when we realize the language and intent of the text is not suggesting that some of God’s people are physically in Mecca, but another way all together. Notice the relationship between the “kings of the earth” and the adulterous Babylonian “harlot”:
Revelation 17:1-2, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
The Book of Revelation is redolent with Old Testament language. If we look at the Hebrew word for “fornication” we realize that it was often used figuratively in the context of idolatry and being unfaithful to God. We see the same thing in Revelation 2:14 and 2:20 where “fornication” being committed by God’s people is in direct reference to a false religion. In Revelation 17:2, the relationship between the “kings of the earth” and the “harlot” is likewise depicted in sexually graphic terms where the “kings of the earth” are committing spiritual intercourse or “fornication” with a false Babylonian religion. Today, we see Western nations — from leaders of traditionally Christian countries who claim to be Christian yet who are all too willing to visit mosques and even offer prayers to Allah in the vein of inclusivity — bending over backwards for the “Religion of Peace” at every turn and even punishing those daring to criticize it. Sadly, one unfortunate side-effect of such “political correctness” is the fact that we are now also seeing a number of Christian churches openly embracing certain aspects of Islam and its blasphemous teachings far too often, with some of them even going so far as to hold readings of the Qur’an or distributing Qur’ans for public consumption in an effort to somehow show that as a Christian church they love all people and don’t “discriminate” in any way, shape or form. Loving all people is one thing, but embracing the religion of all people is another, especially one whose primary goal is the destruction of the elect of God:
* Over 50 American Churches To Hold Qur’an Readings
* Utah Church Gives Away Free Copies Of Qur’an, Calls It ‘Truth’
* Christian Church In Germany Holds Muslim Call To Prayer
* Christian Church Collecting Donations To Build A Mosque
* Christian College Establishes Interfaith Prayer Room For Muslims
* Iowa Church ‘Dialogue On Islam’ Ignores Muslim Persecution Of Christians
This is happening far too often. Whether it’s on an individual Christian level or Christians sitting in churches and calling it Ecuminism or Chrislam or Interfaith or anything else, we all need to be standing up and calling it WRONG. If we’re to be a “holy nation” as 1 Peter 2:9 calls believers in Christ, we must set ourselves apart from such religious filth and “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them” (Ephesians 5:11). In these last days, it is therefore no surprise that as soon as we are given a depiction of explicit spiritual “fornication” in Revelation 18:3 we then read the following warning in the very next verse:
Revelation 18:4, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”
Jesus gave a similar warning to the church in Thyatira for tolerating “that woman” who was “teaching and seducing My servants to practice sexual immorality … Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation” (Revelation 2:18-22).
The Word of God tells us that “in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Timothy 4:1), but those of us who overcome are being clothed in white garments (Revelation 3:5). No matter what comes our way, may we all make sure to keep them on (Revelation 16:15) …
WebDesk, Christians in Pakistan – “The Swedish church in Naka has been planning to raise funds to build a mosque adjacent to the church building in Fisksätra, Stokholm, for years.
The joint building is to be called the ‘House of God’ and is estimated to cost SEK 39 million ($4,548,630), an amount the church tries to collect through a foundation.
Priest and former bishop of Karlstad, Bengt Wadensjö, presented the project in an article in a Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. Referring to the Swedish democrats, he wrote ‘When fear of the unknown in the form of Islam now gives Sweden a profile in the news by SD taking place in parliament, I want to highlight a different picture of Sweden.’
Contradicting Jimmie Åkesson, head of SD’s statement that Muslims were the biggest foreign threat, he wrote, ‘In Nacka we do not believe that immigrants or Muslims would be a threat. They are an asset.’
Bengt Wadensjö said that Muslims and Christians should unite in the idea that God is one, and added that ‘Muslims are generally peaceful and honest’, and that the project would lead to that ‘world peace begins in Fisksätra’.
Presently, the idea is to build the mosque adjacent to the church, a glazed foyer joining the two.
In November 2014, Nacka Parish decided to transfer bequeathed funds to the collection fund to build the mosque, ie money from deceased who wanted to support the Swedish Church by donating money. Although this decision was appealed, the protest was rejected.” Source – CIP.