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CrossArticle 11 in a Series (see full lnterfaith list here)

This final article continues discussions from last time considering why God must be good. To go further, someone good must be just, as justice is the virtue of giving each their due. The worker earns their wages and should be paid what they have earned. It is morally right. Doing the moral thing is good. Therefore a moral being must give someone what they have earned. As God is not only good, but the source of good, He must also be morality’s source.

Don’t Let Go of God’s Moral Instructions, No Matter What

As God is creation’s creator, He is also its governor. In Jonathan Edwards’ words,

[T]he Creator of the world is doubtless also the Governor of it. He that had power to give being to the world, and set all the parts of it in order, has doubtless power to dispose of the world, to continue the order he has constituted, or to alter it.[1]

Governance requires communication. As governor, God’s law is a means of communicating His commands to His creation. As creator, His law is supreme. Man’s disobedience is therefore rebellion, a rebellion that is the closest man can come to committing a capital crime against God. If God is just, man must be punished. There is no balance, no mixing of good works and bad works. Virtue is not a balance. There are only fully virtue and vice.

Christianity provides a simple solution to a pagan paradox. “Paganism declared that virtue was in a balance. Christianity declared it was in a conflict; the collision of two passions apparently opposite.”[2] Conflict within a will to do good or evil, to promote virtue or practice vice. This view is Christianity’s key to ethics. Paganism holds this passion to be a mixture, a blending of white and black into gray. Accepting the pagan view means becoming not too much of anything. One is neither too prideful nor too humble, too boastful nor too meek. However, when one is not too much of anything, they are also not much of anything. We do not fulfill our purpose or utilize the gifts we have each been given.

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On This September 11th UTT Calls on American Leaders to Do Their Duty

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John Guandolo | Understanding the Threat

It has been 16 years since 19 jihadis from Saudi Arabia flew airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and tried to reach the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. but failed because of the heroic efforts of American citizens.

Since that day, America has fought and lost two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, not because of a failure of Marines, soldiers, sailors, or airmen, but because American political and military leaders failed to do their legal duty to KNOW the enemy.

Since that day, many American pastors and rabbis have misinformed their flocks and told them the god of Islam – allah – is the same as the God of Israel and the Father of Jesus the Christ of Nazareth.

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Can't We Talk About This?

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James Simpson | Bombthrowers

There is a new film out by Pamela Geller, Can’t We Talk About This? Those were the last words spoken by Theo Van Gogh as he was being murdered at 9 in the morning on a main thoroughfare in Amsterdam. I urge you to watch and support this film.

Van Gogh was a good friend of Pam’s. He had just completed a short film with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, titled Submission.(video link and you must see)

It describes the treatment of women under Islam. Mohammed Bouyeri, a  Moroccan-Dutch Muslim, took offense at the film and shot Van Gogh as he was riding to work on his bike. Bouyeri then stabbed Van Gogh, cutting his neck in an attempt to behead him. He used a second knife to pin a note on Van Gogh’s body.

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Henrico County: Lawfare, American Property Rights versus Muslim Supremacy

 

(Henrico VA ) The Wright Scoop launches book Lawfare, American Property Rights versus Muslim Supremacy.

Across the Natiolawfarepix2n, battles occur between Islamic entitlement and enforcement of American civil liberties and property rights. One such battle is occurring in exurban Henrico County in central Virginia between legacy American property rights and expansion of the Islamic Center of Richmond (ICR). This battle is not about freedom to worship protected under the First Amendment or federal laws granting exemption waivers from local land zoning laws. It is about abuse of the courts through lawfare to create a Muslim preserve in Central Virginia through force majeure, harassment and intimidation.

Lawfare, American Property Rights versus Muslim Supremacy

As Wright’s book documents, criminal and civil court proceedings have revealed activities by those associated with Henrico County VA and the Islamic Center of Richmond to be more based on a political agenda; then, theology or laws and regulation. As observed by others:

“Protecting religious freedom does not mean permitting people to violate the law in the name of religious freedom. Religious freedom remains freedom to believe, but not a freedom to act in violation of facially neutral laws. For many years people defended racist laws as being required by their religion. But religion should not grant one the right to ignore the law. Jefferson advised us that if a neutral law required action that violated a person’s religious belief that person had to abide by the law. We are a nation of laws after all.” Christopher Peace, delegate Hanover County for VA General Assembly

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What Christians Should Not Do

Article 10 in a Series  (see full lnterfaith list here)

CrossThis series ends by going back to the beginning, why these articles were written in the first place. First, the present inter-faith discussions do not promote open dialogue. The outcome is determined by its participants before an event begins. Second, Islam’s supporters use these events to paint a false picture of Islam and thereby promote division among the uninformed within Richmond’s Jewish and Christian communities. Third, as just alluded to, many Christian’s understanding of their own faith today is so thin they do not understand the differences between Christianity and Islam—let alone why they matter.

The Purpose

A further peril arises because progressive ideas exist within our society today. These parallel Islam in many respects, because they both come from the same root. If we do not get this right, we risk losing our identity as a people, and that is simply unacceptable. Therefore, these final articles focus on three actions we as Christians should not take, using inconsistencies and deficiencies expressed by secularists and some American Christians, and applying simple logic.

Previous articles reviewed some significant differences between Christianity and Islam, and why they matter. This wasn’t done to promote division, but used both Christian and Islamic source documents to put forward truth. We need a meaningful discussion to make informed decisions, and only understanding truth gives us that opportunity. It is unfortunate today that truth is rejected by some within our society, but that is all the more reason why it must be spoken. It is rare and essential.

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Lawfare in Henrico County and Living in Fear

Across the Nation, the Islamic Movement is quietly, community by community, conquering America. How?

Elected officials defend and promote the jihadist. In fact, in many cases, it is the Department of Justice (DOJ) and state governments that have done their best to accommodate Muslims even when the supported Muslim community is waging Civilization Jihad, lawfare, against an affected location.

Such a battle is occurring in exurban Henrico County in central Virginia between legacy American property rights and expansion of the Islamic Center of Richmond (ICR). In addition to legal harassment, the community of Hoehns Lakeview Farms has experienced numerous acts of criminal violence including death threats. For details, link and view a video Living in Fear, (see video below).

Seeking protection for her community, ‘dominant landowner’ Sylvia Hoehns Wright solicited help from Christopher Peace, delegate Hanover County for VA General Assembly who influenced the enactment of an antiSLAPP amendment effective July 1, 2016 which not only protected Wright’s community but all state of Virginia residents.  

So, what can you do? Make a choice to ‘stand with’, join Wright and her community in an effort to hold governmental leaders accountable.  Educate yourself, review GoFundMe – Hoehns Lakeview Farms,  .

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How Should Christian’s Respond

Article 9 in a Series

CrossThe previous articles focused on some of the differences between Islam and Christianity, and why those differences matter. Islam’s ideology is both contrary to and incompatible with Christian doctrine and principles. Principles that form our society’s very foundation. This article looks at how we, as Christians, should respond to this threat—and by extension to any other threat. The difference comes down to Jesus and His teachings, and that is where we’ll start.

Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus continues to influence the world in ways that few others have ever done. Volumes were written by the early church fathers and are still written about Him today; about His life, His teachings, and their life lessons for us. His life and death are corroborated by non-Christian sources as cited in article 6. It comes down to who is He, what He promised, and what He called us to do. We’ll look to the Bible for answering these questions as it contains His word.

Who Is Jesus?

There are many passages that could be cited to answer all three questions, but Jesus himself provides the answers. These quotes are simple and go straight to the heart of the matter in each case.

Jesus said to him [Thomas], “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.” John 14:6-7[1]

God is the only way to truth and life, and Christ is One with the Father which is why His promise matters.

What Did He Promise?

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U.S. Islamic Movement Enters Final Stage

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Understanding the Threat

The leading edge of the Islamic Movement’s Final Stage in the United States is upon us. The violence is now beginning in earnest.More Dead Cops

One day in the future, history will record with great astonishment how military leaders, politicians on both sides of the aisle, intelligence professionals, and others were catastrophically unprofessional for 16 years after 9/11/2001, thus putting the American people in grave peril.

Understanding the Threat’s (UTT) has trained thousands of local, state and federal officers/agents on the Islamic threat (sharia and the jihadi network in the US), the hard-left Marxist/Socialist/Communist threat, and how these Movements work together to bring down the U.S. government.

The response to UTT’s training is always the same:  (1) none of those in attendance, including FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force agents/officers, have ever heard the information presented, and (2) they all agree it is critical to protecting their communities.  See some comments here.

When UTT’s President John Guandolo was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense (end of 2008) he briefed a number of 3 and 4 star generals and admirals, numerous Members of Congress, the Chairmen of the House Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Judiciary Committees, former Directors of intelligence agencies, former National Security Advisors, and others.  None of these good men and women were aware of the massive jihadi network in the United States, nor what sharia is and how it operates to drive the Global Islamic Movement.

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Jihad’s Nature

Article 8 in a series (see full lnterfaith list here)

Interfaith Yoga DiversityThis article covers a topic that most of us have some familiarity with—jihad. There is much misinformation about this topic, so we are going to focus on only a few significant items.

What Does Jihad Mean?

The first item is what exactly does jihad mean. According to Pete Seda, “the word jihad literally means struggle.”[1] This is true, but what really matters is what does this word mean within the context of the Qur’an? What kind of struggle? Below are just a few verses from it and Ibn Ishaq’s sirat.[2]

Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters [non-believers] wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. (S9.5)[3]

Fight in the way of Allah, and know that Allah is Hearer, Knower. (S2.244)

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Why the Differences in God’s Nature Matter

 

Interfaith Yoga DiversityArticle 7 in a Series  (see full lnterfaith list here)

 

By Dan Wolf  

Articles 2 and 6 explored some significant differences between God and Allah. This article examines one implication of those differences. Truth. Will. Not so much what it is or is not, but rather is it timeless and changeless or does it change with time? And if the latter, what are some implications of the difference?

God’s Will

The Bible is clear that God’s will, His Word and promises do not change. They were spoken once before time for all time. We have the following passages from the Bible supporting this idea.

God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Numbers 23:19[1]

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. James 1:17

Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:7-8

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Book Review: “The Strange Death of Europe”

Strange Death of Europe by Douglas MurrayDouglas Murray Bloomsbury: 343 pp., on AmazonEurope’s Epitaph – A Saga of Political Correctness, Denial, Arrogance, and Stupidity 

Book Review by Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)

The Seemingly Inexplicable, Self-Inflicted Demise of Western Europe

The first paragraph of the book’s Introduction sets the stage for the bizarre and appalling historical account that follows:

Europe is committing suicide. Or at least its leaders have decided to commit suicide. Whether the European people choose to go along with this is, naturally, another matter.

Willful self-destruction is difficult to comprehend and explain, but the author, Douglas Murray, does as well as such a decidedly weird behavior permits. Mr. Murray is a prize-winning British author, journalist, and associate magazine editor, and as such he is perfectly positioned to deal with this abnormal issue as a firsthand observer chronicling the pathetically tragic civilization-ending events.

The Historical Background

The fateful story begins in Western Europe after the Second World War when the war’s massive male death toll created continent-wide labor shortages. In order to perform the critical reconstruction of the war-devastated societies, the Western Europeans turned to a readily available source of manpower, the teeming Islamic labor markets in North Africa, Turkey, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia. The assumption when the Islamic labor recruitment was initiated in the post-war era was that the imported labor augmentation would be temporary and that the migrant workers would return to their counties-of-origin after some undetermined period of time. The entire concept was poorly thought-through by European governments from the beginning.

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The Interfaith Series: Growing Crisis Facing Jews and Christians

 

This series examines a serious faith problem that is rapidly growing in the Richmond area and across our nation—the ‘inter-faith’ movement. Its stated purpose is promoting dialogue across different religions; particularly Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Jews and Christians share the Torah, or Bible Old Testament, a common bond that’s existed for almost 2,000 years. Neither of these religions share a similar bond with Islam.

 But the event’s dialogue is not open. Instead it uses mutual trust based solely on what one party (such as Islam) chooses to disclose about its religion.  One person’s disclosure becomes truth, a subjective truth no longer grounded in facts or understanding. Others (such as non-Muslims) are to accept those disclosures as ‘truth.’ This format creates a type of impenetrable ignorance, and shifts religion’s focus away from God and onto man’s stated beliefs. Couple this with the general ignorance many Christians today have about their own religion and you have a recipe for disaster. But the cure begins with a real education using facts, history, and objectivity. One that few of our institutions appear capable of currently providing.

 

The Interfaith Series

  1. Inter-Faith Myths and Islam: Part 1
  2. Inter-Faith Myths and Islam - Part 2 A Christian Perspective
  3. Islamic Propaganda
  4. The Problem of Religious Sources
  5. Islam Defined
  6. Islam’s Jesus
  7. Why the Differences in God’s Nature Matter
  8. Jihad’s Nature
  9. How Should Christians Respond
  10. What Christians Should Not Do
  11. A Word to the Left

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Islam’s Jesus

Interfaith Yoga DiversityArticle 6 in a Series  (see full lnterfaith list here)

By Dan Wolf 

This article touches on God’s nature. Within Judeo-Christian tradition, the question is ‘Who is God?’. Within Islam the question becomes ‘What is God?’ Some of the significant differences between Allah and God have already been discussed in Part 2, A Christian Perspective. However, there are a couple more quick points to add before turning to Jesus.

God’s Oneness

From Islam Is ... again. “In Islam everything is built on the oneness of God.”1 This oneness is so simple and pure that it allows no room for the persons of Father, Son and Holy Spirit within God’s Single Essence. Why? Because God is so simple and pure that Allah is only will, without any Being, Essence, or Nature. This view of God leads to the notion within Islam that “[I]t is forbidden to attribute to God characteristics of His creation. The only attributes that may be ascribed to God are the ones He revealed Himself in the Qur’an or those used by the Prophet to describe Him.”2 Even these attributes are not a part of Allah’s nature, but only things Allah causes.

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Islam Defined

Interfaith Yoga DiversityArticle 5 in a Series  (see full lnterfaith list here)

By Dan Wolf

Islam Is ... defines Islam as follows. “The Arabic word Islam literally means ‘surrender’ or ‘submission.’ Islam, as a faith, means total and sincere surrender to God so that one can live in peace and tranquility. Peace (Salam in Arabic, Shalom in Hebrew) is achieved through active obedience to the revealed commandments of God ... Islam is a complete way of life, implying a total submission to God. One who surrenders his or her will to God, voluntarily, is called a Muslim.”[1] This is an accurate statement about Islam, but it only lays out a faith component. So what other implications arise from the above definition?

Islam is an Ideology

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To stop Islam, rediscover pride in Christian civilization

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By Bryan Fischer

Follow me on Twitter: @BryanJFischer, on Facebook at “Focal Point”

Host of “Focal Point” on American Family Radio, 1-3pm CT, M-F  www.afr.net

The single greatest threat to freedom, liberty, and the national security of the United States is not Russia or North Korea or China. It is Islam.

Islam has been at war with Christian civilization since Satan first deceived Mohammad in a cave in 610 AD and passed himself off as an angel of light. The history of Islam since then has been one of unremitting bloodshed, repression, and implacable hostility to the followers of the Cross. It is anything but a religion of peace. It is instead a religion of war, violence, and death. As Winston Churchill once accurately and trenchantly observed, “No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”

Islam is, he said, a “militant and proselytizing force,” and “were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science...the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.”

The Christian West has been forced to turn back the dark forces of Islam repeatedly from the continent of Europe, first by Martin of Tours in 732 AD, then again at Lepanto in 1571, and at the gates of Vienna in 1683. Islam has never, ever retreated from its determination to conquer the Christian West and eliminate the light of Christianity from the face of the earth. We ignore this history at our lasting peril.

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