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What has changed?

Screen-shot-2013-09-11-at-8.33.37-AMAs we remember the impact of the 9-11-2001 attack and those who perished, we’re asking: How has that event impacted Christianity in this nation these past 12 years? How has it impacted your own journey of faith in Jesus?

We’ll share your comments throughout our program today. Joining us today is Elijah Abraham, who was once a Muslim. Born and raised in Baghdad, Elijah is now a born-again Christian and today is the founder and executive director of Living Oasis Ministries, reaching Muslims with the Gospel. Abraham is part of Biblical Missiology, a group dedicated to shining the light of truth on a movement called Chrislam, the blending of Christianity and Islam that has been infesting the Body of Christ and is a growing concern.

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4 Responses to “What has changed?”

  1. Lora #

    Thanks for having Elijah Abraham on your program; I have gone to his web site, and will return to learn more. His ministry touches my heart, I was engaged to a Coptic Egyptian while living in S California, many years ago. Long story as to why our relationship did not work out, but I had also dated a few Muslim guys, from Iran and Saudi Arabia. They were just as nominal in their beliefs as I was in my Christianity, and as the churches in the US are filled with people who have only a partial idea of what it means to even be born again, there are many Muslims that have a partial idea of what their own religion teaches. It is such a strong cultural hold on them, but they most certainly can be reached with the Gospel, and I will pray for Elijah's ministry…and will support him.

    September 11, 2013 at 6:08 PM
  2. Lora #

    Remembering 9/11
    I have a dear friend living not far from Dallas, who has been a prayer partner of mine for a few years. Her husband was working as a computer specialist in the Twin Towers in 2001. He really liked his job, and the people he worked with. He was praying one evening in early August during his time alone with the Lord, and knew the Lord was telling him to quit is job. It did not make sense to him, as his job was bringing in a very good income, but being obedient to the leading of God's Spirit was the number one priority in his life. He gave notice and quit; a few weeks later everyone he knew on the floor where he worked was dead, except one man.
    Without question we are coming into times where our love and trust of God will be tested in ways that will stretch us; it is so vital to know we are on a solid foundation. In the last month there has been some real turmoil within some "big name" ministries, revealing their slander and libel against other believers. I find it ironic that these same voices on the airways that claim to teach and uphold the Gospel also proclaim that God "no longer speaks to us today, as to lead us, as it is reading the Bible is what leads us." Well of course we have to read our Bible; I don't know of any born again believer that disputes that. But to mislead others by misrepresenting the very nature of God Himself, and His unchanging attributes, will have consequences.
    When man elevates his intellect and wit, and the force of his own personality, to a place that eclipses God's own Spirit, there can only be a disastrous outcome. A good part of trusting the Lord is understanding, and embracing, what the scriptures say about life in the Spirit. John 6:26-46.
    6:63 It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.
    Jesus knew that only His true disciples could grasp what He was saying about Himself being the Bread of Life; and abiding in Him as such is only possible for those that are really born again; born of the Spirit. This is reality for us (His true church), not some sentimental concept. We do it through faith, and trust. Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
    My friend's husband did not center his faith on the attractive paycheck he received from the World Trade Center, nor his abilities to produce it; if he had, he would not be alive today. Abiding in the Lord, the compelling of the Holy Spirit, are elements fused together as one lives by faith. This of course is the polar opposite of the "prosperity gospel, word- faith" movement as taught by Kenneth Copeland and others that ascribe to his teachings. They teach that faith is a "force"to be generated by our own desires and what we image/visualize from within ourselves. These are new-age, occult principles; they originate from the demonic realm.
    My TX girlfriend and I have spent many hours of prayer over the phone concerning her children. Her daughter (in her 20's) had been involved with a group that frequently went to Mike Bickle's IHOP in Kansas City. They focused on "manifestations", such as falling on the floor in out of control laughter, seeing "orbs", jerking and shaking, and generally spiritism. (My friend knew the leaders of the group, an older couple she had known for a number of years.) We literally labored in prayer together; it has been over a year now, and her daughter has left the group and is free of all of that influence. Glory to God, He is the faithful One.

    September 11, 2013 at 5:52 PM
  3. How Shall We Be?
    By Robert Winkler Burke
    Book #6 of In That Day Teachings
    1/31/10 http://www.inthatdayteachings.com

    The unexamined life is not worth living,
    Yet unexamined church is worth giving?

    And, what good tomes would be on the ideal “five-foot shelf?”
    Yet five feet of televangelist books are oft great-thought bereft!

    We must give life and thought and religion a knowing look,
    But ministries imply he who would inspect them is a kook!

    Unknown things are a fertile field for those who would deceive and dupe us,
    Montaigne spoke of In That Day when insight of more: quick comes upon us!

    Comparative religion studies Hindu, Muslim, Judeo-Christian religions,
    No one is to compare whacky, slacky broadcast Christian shenanigans?

    The arborist digs at the gnarled trunk and tangled roots,
    To learn why the fair apple blossom has ruined shoots.

    One hundred years ago, things began to be made in streamline,
    Now, the world is greatly enslaving souls, yet hidden sublime!

    A word or classic work fitly spoken is of gold,
    Every age has its prophets who don’t grow old.

    Their master spirits embalmed in great work lasting beyond life,
    I give you mine In That Day to see covert wrong and clear right.

    Fear, greed and slouch are fundamental elements of the soul,
    Sold by fey ministries, hidden, that the gullible: quick enroll.

    The mystery of Christ is His now indwelling,
    And honoring the imbued the world is felling.

    Pride in religion cannot honor that,
    The non-indwelt won’t eat their hat.

    They hate In That Day and all who explain more about it,
    When the truthful see lies, despite how liars coyly laud it.

    Has this work been a successful expression?
    Has it been God-imbued or a sinful mission?

    I then ask, Haven’t you seen such things and felt this way?
    Or shall we be desolate, duped and deceived In That Day?

    Joshua wrote four times: Be strong and of a good courage,
    That’s what it will take, beloved, in this: In That Day age!

    Despite tribulation, nothing is better than God within,
    In pain, in suffering, in joy: love without, love in Him.

    Have faith, you are not crazy if you see,
    In That Day that is what it takes to be!

    What is In That Day?
    The God-in-you way.

    Man in God, God in man, (Except the blighted!)
    That now we understand. (They can’t be righted!)

    Hallelujah, hallelujah, hip-hip hurray!
    Surprised all indwelt of God are: In That Day!

    September 11, 2013 at 5:42 AM
  4. "Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long inured to civilized order can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops would grow to maturity without being stolen or their children sold into slavery by a victorious foe.

    They forget that in time of danger, in the face of the Enemy, they must trust and confide in each other, or perish.

    They forget, in short, that there has ever been a category of human experience called the Enemy. And that, before 9/11, was what had happened to us. The very concept of the Enemy had been banished from our moral and political vocabulary. An enemy was just a friend we hadn’t done enough for — yet. Or perhaps there had been a misunderstanding, or an oversight on our part — something that we could correct. And this means that that our first task is that we must try to grasp what the concept of the Enemy really means.

    The Enemy is someone who is willing to die in order to kill you. And while it is true that the Enemy always hates us for a reason — it is his reason, and not ours.

    From… Glenn Reynolds…. Instapundit

    September 11, 2013 at 3:30 AM