Very good services at TLBC again today. My sermon was on "The Faith of Moses and Choices" and the outline can be reviewed on our Church Website click here. It was good to have the Turner's back from Idaho. Some were still out with physical infirmities and need our prayer. Good news about brother Skip. He is home from the hospital but the bad news is that when his boold count gets back in a good safe range they will probably have to do surgery again on his foot due to MRI readings that show more infection in the bone. We were expecting visitors in our services today but they did not show so we will press on and depend on the Lord to send us those that HE would have to be with us. He does all things well. Pray for me as I fly out of SeaTac in the morning to attend a Bible Conference in Mt. Morris, Michigan this week. I'll be home DV this Friday.
Is Muslim-American really an oxymoron?
Can a devout Muslim be an American patriot and a loyal citizen? I forwarded this question to someone who worked in saudi Arabia for 20 years. The following is his forwarded reply:
Theologically, no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, the moon god of Arabia.
Religiously, no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah excep Islam (Quran, 2:256)
Scripturally, no Because his allegiance is to the five pillars of Islam and the Quran (Koran).
Geographically, no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he prays five times a day.
Socially, no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.
Politically, no. Because he must submit to the mullah (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America, the great Satan.
Domestically, no. Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34).
Intellectually, no. Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
Philosophically, no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
Spiritually, no. Because when we declare "one nation under God,"the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran's "99 excellent names."
Therefore after much study and deliberation.... perhaps we should be very suspicious of all devout Muslims in this country. They obviously cannot be both "good" Muslims and "good" Americans. This is NOT hate speach. Call it what you wish..... It's still the truth. If you find yourself intellectually in agreement with the above statements, perhaps you will share this with your friends. The more who understand this, the better it will be....for the religious war (Jihad) that is being waged in the world today is bigger and more complex than most Americans currently know or understand.
On the lighter side (not really) here is a song about TAXES that I think you might enjoy by ole Ray Stevens - remember him? click here