Islam, Satan, and America’s Implosion

Posted on May 20, 2019

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By David Ettinger

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The Evidence
A few years ago a filmmaker named Ami Horowitz, known for his humorous man-on-the-street interviews, conducted a serious one. He took to the streets of Brooklyn, New York, and asked pedestrians this question: “Did Islam play a role in the [2016] Orlando terror attack?”[i]

Remember that the man responsible for slaying 49 people in the Pulse nightclub, Omar Mateen, pledged his allegiance to ISIS. His statements of affirmation are recorded from phone calls to the police and 9-1-1. Despite this, the overwhelming response to Horowitz’s inquiry was that Islam had nothing to do with the shooting. Sample responses include: “Islam on the whole is a very peaceful, like, religion. It’s a very peaceful people”; and “I don’t think it’s fair to say Islam played a role in this.”[ii]

Granted, this informal survey was conducted in an area known for its liberal leanings, but it nonetheless provided alarming evidence of an American culture willfully being blinded by Satan’s deceit, a blindness is leading to the destruction of America from within.

The Koran and the Bible
Of course there are millions of peaceful Muslims who would never cause harm. This majority is not our focus; the focus is on the violent aspect of Islam.

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The best way to understand the adherents of a religion is to examine the book it is ruled by. For Christians, this book is the Bible; for Muslims, it is the Koran, along with the Hadith, a collection of writings describing the words, actions, and habits of the prophet Muhammad.

Because of space limitations, I cannot quote passages here, but if you do the research, you will easily find many violent passages in the Koran and Hadith which speak of destroying those refusing to accept Islam. In the Bible, there is a portion in the Old Testament where God commands the Israelites to destroy the pagans of Canaan – women and children included. Some believe this disqualifies the Bible from being a document of benefit to the human race.

However, context is everything. The “violent” verses of the Old Testament are limited and very particular, the exception rather than the rule. (For more on this, read my blog, “Why Did God Ordain the Destruction of Women and Children?”) Otherwise, the Bible is filled with decrees mandating the highest virtues: peace, love, mercy, compassion, and forgiveness. And this in the Old Testament as well as the New! A simple reading of the entire Bible bears this out.

The Koran and Hadith, however, though sparingly espousing some of these qualities, contain far more passages of violence and vengeance, and, most notably, these passages are not limited to a particular time frame and circumstance. They are as much current as they are past, and are to be obeyed. A simple reading of these two works bears this out.

Satan’s Deception

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So, if the Bible and Koran/Hadith are so radically different – with the Bible clearly promoting peace and the Koran/Haddith clearly advocating violence – why is Western culture falling over itself to proclaim Islam a religion of peace, but disdainfully condemns Christianity?

The key is found in 2 Timothy 4:3: “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” That time has come, people’s ears are itching, and they are hearing precisely what they want to hear. The primary architect of this is Satan, and those who do not know God are swallowing everything he dishes out in reckless defiance of fact and reason.

This is indeed Satan’s season, his game is deception, and an American society imploding on itself is at his mercy. Satan indeed is the premiere deceiver:

  •  “When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).
  • “But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3).
  • “… Satan, who leads the whole world astray” (Revelation 12:9).
  • “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14).

The question is, Why is America and the West being so deceived by Satan? The answer is simple: America and the West have rejected God and are now bearing the consequences:

  • “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sow” (Galatians 6:7).
  • “Hear, you earth: I am bringing disaster on this people, the fruit of their schemes, because they have not listened to my words and have rejected my law” (Jeremiah 6:19).
  • “You have rejected me,” declares the Lord. “You keep on backsliding. So I will reach out and destroy you; I am tired of holding back” (Jeremiah 15:6).
  • “Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory” (Luke 9:26).
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America and the West’s fatal flaw is their rejection of God; radical Islam is but part of the consequences.

It’s Not Too Late
The end is near, but it is not here yet. As the world continues to be a pawn to Satan’s deceit, it will reap the violent consequences of its folly. Yet, salvation is still being granted to Muslims, adherents of all false religions, atheists … everyone who would fall on their face, recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for their sins, and will accept Him as their Lord and Savior.

May we who love God faithfully share this message of saving grace with those who are perishing.

[i] http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/06/20/did-islam-play-a-role-in-orlando-terror-attack-bet-you-cant-guess-how-folks-in-a-well-known-liberal-neighborhood-respond-to-this-question/

[ii] Ibid.

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