Elijah AbrahamLiving Oasis Ministries Elijah offers a unique perspective on the nature of Islam. He was born and raised as a Muslim in Iraq, but converted to Christianity and started Living Oasis Ministries, an organization devoted to teaching American churches about Islam and the best means for reaching out to Muslims with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Living Oasis Ministries is called to equip the saints in the U.S. and around the world to reach Muslims for Christ, to proclaim the Word of God to those who do not know Him through preaching and teaching the Word of God, and to help the global Church challenge Islam with the gospel through apologetics.
America and the Christian churches in it are rapidly reaching a crossroad when it comes to Islam. Islam in its teachings calls for world wide domination and submission to Allah, the false god of Islam. Unbelievers, those Islam refers to as “infidels,” either convert to Islam, face very punitive restrictions, or sometimes they are put to death. This is the “jihad” taught in the Quran.
Jihad has three unique stages, each one building power upon the other. As Muslim presence increases, pressure is applied on a nation and its people to conform or face dire consequences.
Elijah Abraham, a former Muslim and now born-again believer joins us this morning. Elijah travels around the world speaking to pastors and churches about the dangers of Islam and how to equip Christians to reach Muslims with the hope of Jesus Christ.
The average American and even Christian only believes what the secular media tells them about Islam—that it is a “religion of peace.” Abraham declares Islam is a socio-political and economic system to be instituted religiously in order to achieve conquest. The Quran often speaks of “jihad” which is important for a devout Muslim to follow.
Questions addressed by Abraham on today’s program:
What are two types of jihad and please describe each one briefly.
- Stealth jihad
- Aggressive jihad
Abraham: Jihad comes in three stages:
- First, growth in power through increased population, then…
- Demanding enforcement of Muslim teachings on the community. Then,
- The use of force, violence, and upheaval against “infidels”
Discussing the Arabic word, “hejira,” which is part of Muslim migration, Elijah Abraham said it was a key pillar in the agenda of Muslims:
“Americans who advocate for open borders do not understand that term, hejira at all. [To expand Islam] you have to migrate and settle, but don’t assimilate to the nation. Plant yourself and create an Islamic state within the borders of the nation [you are migrating to]…”
(Hejira: “Muhammad’s departure from Mecca to Medina in AD 622, prompted by the opposition of the merchants of Mecca and marking the consolidation of the first Muslim community; an exodus or migration.”)
*Has there been an identifiable pattern of when Islam becomes more aggressive within nations? For example do they look to have a population base of 25% or 50% before they demand their ability to enforce Sharia Law principles?
*There is an article at WND that documents the expansion of Muslim mosques and increased immigration in Michigan communities—and many of these Mosques are opening in neighborhoods where Christian Chaldean and Assyrian Christians (who were persecuted by Muslims) came to get away. The article cites how every time a new Mosque opens, there are offers to local residents that someone will buy their homes for cash. How do immigrants get so money?
Macomb and Oakland and counties are two of the most densely populated suburbs of Detroit. The two counties have received more than 14,000 refugees since Barack Obama took office in 2008, according to State Department data. Most of them have been resettled by Catholic Charities and Samaritas, an arm of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.
Michigan has received 2,120 Syrian refugees since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. Many of them have been secretly placed into Oakland County against the wishes of County Executive Brooks Patterson, or into Macomb County, whose elected leaders have welcomed the resettlements.
WND has reported previously how a Wyndham Hotel in Sterling Heights owned by an Arab-American with ties to CAIR Michigan is being used to temporarily house refugees until they can be placed in surrounding communities like Troy, Hamtramck, Dearborn, Warren, Clinton Township and Madison Heights. All of these communities are being transformed, residents told WND…
*We have heard reports of some communities wanting to allow Muslims to establish local “Sharia Law enforcement” within their Muslim communities. How does Sharia conflict with the U.S. Constitution and why is this a dangerous precedent for Muslim women and others?
*As Christians we want freedom of religious worship and expression in our nation and it is a guaranteed right in our Constitution. So how do we as Christians accept that as long as Islam is considered a religion, the Muslim has the exact same rights to worship and free expression we all do? At the same time, we have seen a pattern of Islamic aggression in nations that become majority Muslim nations.
*Christians and Americans who understand Islam’s tenets and history are understandably concerned when we see large numbers of Muslim immigrants coming to our nation and new Mosques opening in our communities. We understand the teachings and violent commands in the Muslim Quran and Hadith. But we are often labeled as “haters” and “bigots” when we express concerns. How difficult is it for people like you to be heard and understood when you express legitimate concerns?
*President Trump has signed a new Executive Order demanding greater vetting and scrutiny of immigrants from nations that have shoddy documentation procedures and a history of allowing terrorists to come into our nation. But again he is labeled “anti-Muslim” whenever he discusses tightening our security. Is this a “no win” battle for him?
*What can citizens who are concerned do at a local level to start to educate public officials of the concerns of massive Muslim immigration?
*You speak with Christian pastors around the world. Please talk about the difference in how your message is received here in the U.S. churches compared to churches in nations where Islam has become a major threat.
*As Christians, is it possible to fight this battle on two fronts—legal and spiritual?
- Educate our community about the potential dangers of a growing Muslim population.
- But then reach out to Muslims who settle hear with the gospel?
WND ARTICLE and LINK