The reason I continually highlight a small number of the myriad, myriad examples of Islamic jihadi terrorism that occur every day is because so many people just want to pretend it does not exist. It’s easier and more comforting to pretend it’s just a few individuals and that it will never happen to them.
It’s time to wake up because it does exist and Islam is a legitimate threat to the entire world, just as it has been across fourteen centuries of violent, conquesting history.
Please don’t in any way assume that I hate Muslims because I don’t hate people (though many frustrate me greatly, just as I am sure I frustrate others) – I hate ideologies and I hate any and every ideology that is not the gospel of Jesus Christ.
It’s nothing personal against any individual – I simply must stand with truth and I unequivocally throw my whole being, every word and action, behind the truth that Jesus Christ is the only way humanity can be saved.
Jesus death on the cross was actually his moment of victory, where the judgment and penalty for sin that all humanity deserved was taken upon himself, even though Jesus was innocent. His resurrection from the dead demonstrated once and for all that God is just and restored humanity into relationship with God. We need only trust what God has done in Jesus to obtain a reward that we never deserved but that Jesus freely bestows upon any who ask – eternal life!
Furthermore, Jesus is coming again to bring justice to the world and that is fantastic news! He will rule as king over all nations from Jerusalem and he offers everyone – and I do mean everyone – the opportunity to know God and become a member of God’s family.
As far as promotions go, there are none bigger than having God as your father and Jesus as your brother – forever!
By contrast, Islam does not even promise Muslims will make it to “paradise” – it’s up to them to earn their way in through good works and service to Allah, who is not a father or a personal god but rather a distant figure too grand for any mere mortal to personally interact with.
There is one certain way for the Muslim to enter “paradise” and that is through suicidal jihad. Naturally, I don’t want any Muslims killing themselves and others to get a “reward” from Allah – a false god and not a “god” at all.
So as the news pumps out item after item about Muslims doing the following kinds of things, I want them to realise that it is Islam that is the problem here:
Mehran Azami, the accused weapons supplier for the Melbourne Anzac Day terror plot, has pleaded guilty to 22 charges.
Azami, of Narre Warren, in Melbourne’s south-east, pleaded guilty in the Melbourne Magistrates Court to 19 charges of importing weapons, including tactical knives, 61 knuckle dusters and Tasers.
He also pleaded guilty to three other offences.
Azami was 19 years old at the time of his arrest earlier this year.
Asked by the judge if he understood the charges and what was happening to him, he replied “Yes”.
At an earlier court hearing in April, police said they had intercepted phone calls between Azami, Haurun Causevic, 18, of Hampton and Sevdet Besim, 18, of Hallum.
Causevic and Besim have been charged with conspiring to commit a terrorist act in relation to a plot to attack a police officer on Anzac Day 2015.
Azami was remanded in custody to appear in the County Court in October.
So turn to Jesus today, not to Isa (Jesus according to Islam) but to Yeshua HaMoshiach, Jesus Christ, the one and only begotten Son of God, who is fully God and fully man, the rightful inheritor of the throne of David and the coming king of Israel and of the nations. Jesus, whose death on the cross absolved us of deserving judgment from God and opened the way for us to know God as Father.
“John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”” Revelation 1:4-8 ESV