In this last decade of the 20th century, as we
close out the 2nd millennium, and move toward the
dawn of the 3rd millennium, we are likewise rapidly
advancing toward the Last Days of the that era known as the Times of the
Gentile Nations. Two things in today’s world stand
out amongst all the misconceptions that plague our
society. One, the Western nations possess an astonishing
ignorance of the ages old Arab-Israeli conflict, and
even more astounding is the absurdly naive thinking
that the church has towards the religion of Islam,
and its relationship to the nation of Israel.
Islam is the third great monotheistic religion to
arise out of the common stock of Hebrew scripture.
Islam, though is the exact antithesis of Biblical Christianity.
Each of the three great monotheistic religions views itself as the great redemptive epicenter of universal history.
Christianity advocates love and compassion toward
one's neighbor, even if he is an enemy, while Islam dictates that its pagan neighbor
is an infidel who must submit to Allah, or be killed.
The Koran depicts the Jews as not having received the divine
covenant from God, or even as having lost it through
their many backslidings. The Jewish scriptures of the Torah are likewise
viewed as being corrupted and not representative of the
original revelations of Moses and the prophets, which
were supposedly corrected and restored by Mohammed.
Mohammed, not only wrote the Koran, but is viewed by Muslims
as being the last prophet from God, setting a seal upon
prophecy, and completing the line of prophets of the
Jewish and Christian tradition. He is viewed as being
the one who renewed the simple monotheistic faith
of Abraham, which Israel corrupted.
Imagine; Mohammed as the last true prophet?
The Koran, in Muslim territories, is esteemed as
being the inerrant and the precise word of God, as given
through his last prophet, "Mohammed", in order to
correct the Jewish errors.
Ironically, the Holy Bible is the only religious
book worldwide under that is under an assault because of the errors
supposedly contained within it. The Devil hates the
Truth, and he continually calls the real truth into
question. There is only one true word of God, and
the Koran and the Bible are not in agreement.
The term "Islam" means submission. Adherents to
the religion of Islam are commanded to submit to
the teachings of Allah, and the unwillingness to do
so; is an open invitation to subject oneself to involuntary submission
by the means of military conquest.
Most Christians probably think that "Allah" is merely an
Arabic term for the God of the Bible, the God of
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Conversely such
is not the case. Allah was the name of an ancient Chaldean
God which was known as the Moon God. Allah was
in fact the male counterpart to the female Goddess
worshipped in Babylon. She was represented by the
Sun. Her name was Ishtar, from which, we get our
english word "Easter".
As the Moon God, Allah was symbolized by the
crescent shaped moon. Today, the Arabic-Islamic
nations portray this very symbol on their national
flags, usually in conjunction with a sword. The intent of the flag
symbolism is that all nations should submit to Allah
or face the sword of Allah.
Islamic devotees, of course bow down in the direction
of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where the famous "Kaaba
Stone" is situated. The Kaaba Stone is reputed to
be a holy stone brought down to earth by a God.
Muslims in Jerusalem actually turn their backs away
from the ancient Temple of Jehovah, the God of Israel, and pray to
this God known as Allah. This practice is religiously intended
to be an insult to the God of Israel.
Islam is the only post-christian religion to acquire
world influence. Today, there are over 1,000,000,000
followers of Allah and his last prophet, Mohammed. Islam is in fact the fastest
growing religion in the entire world. When you stop
to consider that there are also 1,000,000,000 adherents
of Roman Catholicism in the world; the sum totals
of those two religious systems amount to 1/3 of all
the peoples on the earth, and neither religion is even remotely reflective
of Biblical Truth.
It may surprise Christians to know that the Koran
is the most studied, most memorized, and the most
respected religious book in the world today, far surpassing
the public interest in the Holy Bible.
The religion of Islam commands that the nation of Israel be
destroyed because of its stubborn refusal of Allah, and also
because of its distorting the message of Allah. When
the Muslims conquered Jerusalem in 638 AD, the old
temple site of Israel was cleared away to make way for
a structure to be constructed to commemorate the
mythical ascension of Mohammed into Heaven. The
Dome of the Rock, which presently occupies the top
of Mt. Moriah was to be the crowning achievement, commemorating the reality
of Allah supplanting the God of Israel. It was also
to symbolize the fulfillment of a rebuilt temple, to
the true and only God; Allah, even surpassing the magnificence of the
Holy Sepulchre built by the Roman Catholic Church in Jerusalem.
Islam, of course remembers a previous attempt by
a western religion to claim Jerusalem as its own. The
Crusades, and the cross that its soldiers fought under represent an
A front to the religion of Islam.
So then, from an Islamic point of view, the rebirth
of the modern state of Israel is seen as a new effort by the
Pagan west to use the Christian Bible, or the Torah of Judaism, to lay claim to Palestine
and to the city of Jerusalem, in a new type of Crusade.
It is Allah that commands Muslims to despise the
Nation of Israel. Since Islam was born in the region
of the Middle East, and also claims the promises of Abraham though Ishmael,
the Koran instructs its disciples to dispossess all the
land of infidel rejectors of Islam. Dar el-Islam is the
concept within Islam that teaches that all territory once conquered in
Allah's name must be ultimately restored to the House of Islam.
The rest of the pagan world yet to be exposed, or to submit
to Islam is called Dar el-Harb; or lands outside the
conquered House of Islam.
Muslim warriors of Allah are assured immediate
entry into Paradise when they perform heroic acts of
martyrdom to help restore lost lands to the Dar el-Islam.
Much like Catholicism, Islam only assures its followers
entry into Heaven, after extraordinary deeds. When
Muslim suicide bombers and terrorists squads commit
an act of terror in Israel, they shout out the phrase
"Allahu Akbar" prior to their acts of violence. This
statement of "Allahu Akbar" means "Allah is greater
than Jehovah. This bragadoccio scream is in reality
a demonic shriek claiming superiority on behalf of the
real maniacal entity behind the scene, "Lucifer".
The religion of fanatical Islamic fundamentalism is driven by hordes
of demon-angels commanded by none other than the
old dragon himself. There are regular and persistent
chants laced with inciteful rhetoric daily from the Muslim
mosques and minarets calling for the extermination of Israel, and
recruiting more and more fanatical warriors for the purpose of killing
innocent women, children, and babies inside Israel.
The Mosque of Omar, or the Dome of the Rock
which occupies the prominent position atop Mount
Moriah in the old city of Jerusalem is a constant reminder to
all Muslims that Islam is superior to the religion of
Judaism, because it is literally built over the remains of the
old Jewish Temples; thereby reflecting that the God
that once dwelt there is displeased with the infidel
race of Jews.
Many Muslims are only too quick to point out the
fact that Jesus himself announced that the Jewish
Temple was slated for destruction. Often they relate that this fact
personifies that even the author of Christianity was a despiser of Israel.