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Islam–A Threat and an Opportunity for Christians

Men at PrayerIslam.  The very word stirs deep emotion in most Christians and non-believers alike.  Some people tend to generalize and place all Muslims in the tent of fanatic terrorists out to destroy all Christians and Jews and establish a world dominated by Sharia Law.

Others—too many—have chosen to remain ignorant about the real threat of radical Islam, hoping if we ignore the problem, it will just go away.  But Islam is not going anywhere.  By many accounts it is the fastest growing religion in the world.  There is certainly a radical and dark side to this growing religion, but many or most Muslims are people not interested in overthrowing governments or establishing worldwide Sharia Law:  Many are here in this nation because they want to experience the freedom this nation offers—at least for now.  It is important that as Christians we do not act out of fear or ignorance when addressing the growing Muslim population in our communities.

Now having said all that, there is a curious and very sad side to how Islam seems to be specially protected and embraced by many in our nation.  A radical Muslim shoots and kills 13 soldiers a few years ago, screaming “Allahu Akbar” (god is greater), and yet the Army and justice department classify the act as one of workplace violence, not terrorism.  Progressives, including Christians in this nation, often see Islam as a darling religion of peace and harmony—yet Islam calls for potential death sentences for abortionists, homosexuals and women who act out of line with Muslim teachings.  It is time that we as Christians take the time to understand more about this religion which is much more than a religion.  Islam is a religious, social, political and economic system calling for worldwide domination from its radical leaders.  Jews and Christians are portrayed as second class infidels, and radical Muslims are killing thousands of Christians a day in Africa and Asia.

Having said all that, we must remember two important facts:  First, not every Muslim is a terrorist in waiting—many are kind warm people who want to live and worship in peace.  Second, Muslims need to know the real Jesus instead of the counterfeit Jesus they have been raised to know.  Our responsibility as Christians to Muslims and all non-believers is to share the gospel of salvation and the eternal hope of the real Jesus.

Radical Islam is a threat to our nation and to the church in America.  However we also have a great opportunity as Christians to share the good news of the gospel with Muslims we meet.  So take the time to learn about what Muslims believe and pray for the opportunity to share the gospel with them.  After all, Jesus gave us our mission before He returned to heaven—“Go make disciples of all nations”.  We have a great opportunity to do that with the growing Muslim population in our communities—don’t let fear or ignorance stop us from embracing that opportunity.


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6 Responses to “Islam–A Threat and an Opportunity for Christians”

  1. danny #

    islam is a cult simple as that, muhumed is a peadofile false profit who will be swimming in bacon juice with his 21 virgin piglets in the lake of fire for all the christians & jews that were killed from his teachings of so called religion of peace

    November 24, 2013 at 6:24 PM
  2. Timothy Kwoh #

    Islam is the religion of antichrist. St. John of Damascus (8th century) exposed it very clearly in his work: Fount of Knowledge. He pointed out how it is actually pagan plagarizing Jewish and Christian teachings and practices. He also called Muhammad: "Satan's champion".

    St. Ignatius Brianchianinov (19th century Russian Orthodox Theologian and Saint), stated that: "The Pope and Muhammad are the forerunners of the Antichrist."

    August 19, 2012 at 10:45 PM
  3. Mike LeMay #

    No problem Darrel. If you search the site and listen to previous shows on Islam and Chrislam, you will find we are very outspoken on these issues. Glad you are part of our community Darrel.

    August 15, 2012 at 2:04 PM
  4. Darrel #

    Thank you, Mike. I've only been reading here for a few months and don't remember seeing others posts by you concerning Islam. I appreciate the strong stance you have in this matter and look forward to more on this in the days ahead.
    We stand together for Christ and against evils in this world.

    August 15, 2012 at 11:49 AM
  5. Mike LeMay #

    Darrel, I think you misunderstand my position on Islam. I have studied Islam and the Koran at length–it is simply put a religion of anti-christ. It seeks complete world domination and to destroy Christianity and Judaism. The point I was making is that we make a mistake if we believe every Muslim is a terrorist who shares these views. Thankfully there are Muslims who do not subscribe to the hatred preached in the Koran. Our responsibility as Christians is to share the true gospel with all men, praying that the Holy Spirit will touch and convict them. If we approach every Muslim out of fear, we do not walk in the Spirit of the Lord.

    Darrel, trust me I have been extremely outspoken on the issue of Islam and how progressives are blind to its ultimate goals. But just like it is unfair when one whacky self-professed Christian murders someone, and the press tries to paint all Christians that way, we must understand that not every Muslim is a hater. As I state repeatedly, we must not approach Islam out of fear or ignorance. It is an extremely dangerous theology and philosophy and we must recognize that. But to assume every practicing Muslim buys into the hatred is just not correct. Thanks for writing.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:49 AM
  6. Darrel #

    Mike, your assessment of Islam in general and in the USA in particular is mostly wishful thinking. Should we tell them of the Good News of Jesus Christ dying for their sins? Absolutely!!! Are there some who have found the teachings of Islam to be a lie and have trusted Jesus for the salvation of their soul? Yes and thank God for each and every one-and there will no doubt be more. But, to characterize Islam as a basic religion of peace is not only misleading, but has zero support from history, ancient and recent. There are no doubt some who practice Islam who have believed this lie told them by their teachers, but history paints a much darker picture. The massacre of untold thousands (millions?) in the dark and middle ages. The current mass murders and "ethnic cleansing" carried out in Africa and the far-east tell a different and sordid story. Even if the percentage of "radical" Muslims is low it is of little consequence in the end, because they are the ones with the power.

    There are nations in western Eupore that have tried to stop immigration because they are being overrun by Muslims who are pushing for their Sharia law to be the law of the land. If memory serves me right it is Belgium, Holland, and France with England trying to keep a lid on their problem to "save face". It is only a matter of time before they are bold enough to force these nations into capitulation to their wishes. Some cities in Michigan are in the same boat. I think it was one of Minnesoto's congressmen that has started the push in that state. Some financial institutions have already adopted Sharia law for loaning money-yes, here in the US. These are testing devices to see the level of resistance to their way of life. Make no mistake about it, when they are emboldened enough the push will be much greater. With the current level of gullibility in this country it will be a cake-walk for them.

    Tell a lie for long enough and everybody will believe it and that is what we have here. Their means of controlling their followers is no different than any other cult: promise your followers the world, but in the end, rule with a fist of iron and use fear to the utmost. We have been taught that it is only a "few radical Muslims" who are causing the problem. To a very small degree that may be true, but they have no qualms in murdering anyone who gets in their way. It doesn't matter whether the "infidel" is Christian, Hindu, etc. It doesn't matter if the "infidel" is a non-compliant Muslim, they spare no one who gets in their way. If they thought that they could get away with it, they would be doing it right now in America. The only thing that is stopping them is the merciful hand of our Savior and only He knows how long He will continue to hold them at bay.

    Other current methods being used here are Chrislam (brought to us courtesy of Rick Warren) and the stealth move of the catholic church to combine Islam with the RCC-and we all know who will be the big winner there. It is time for those who name the Name of Christ to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Are we to love Muslims? Always-and preach the Gospel at every opportunity. Should we overlook their endgame for the sake of some sort of convoluted brotherly love? Do so at your own peril. No doubt our Lord will save them just as He always has: by grace, through faith-one soul at a time. Don't look for a wholesale conversion of Islam, it ain't gonna happen.

    August 15, 2012 at 6:32 AM