Islamic terrorism is expanding throughout the world; and it is hitting home right here in the U.S. Our political leaders, as usual, are clueless on how to make sense of what is happening. On one side we have progressives who refuse to acknowledge Islamic terrorism even when the murderers publicly admit they killed in the name of Allah. On the other side is a call to ban all immigration of Muslims and calls for the FBI to monitor every Mosque in the U.S. While that might seem to be a good thing to some, just how long will it be until that surveillance is expanded into Christian Churches? How would we feel if the FBI was monitoring every Christian sermon and spying on us as Christians?
As Christians, we are to do our best to take a biblical perspective on all that is happening. We should respond logically, without fear or hatred. But just how do we accomplish this? Today, we’re joined by former Muslim, Elijah Abraham for his perspective.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. 4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 5 They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. 1 John 4:1-6
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11