It’s Friday, and we’ve had quite the tumultuous week involving global terrorism, US foreign policy, the upcoming elections, and Christians sloppily slinging around references to “the gospel” as they try to out-moral-high-road each other in a social media piety-contest. Now some of it has been from well-intentioned Christians looking at the situation from different perspectives while agreeing on the teaching of Scripture (we’ll disregard those who’ve twisted Scripture to feed their attacks on Christians). What has been sorely lacking, however, is an understanding of Islam and its doctrine. Most notably, the misconception of what is often described as a “moderate Islam” or the “moderate Muslims”. While what folks are trying to describe does exist, calling it “moderate Islam” or them “moderate Muslims” is a misnomer. There is no “moderate Islam”. There are Muslims in name only who don’t know Islam any better than Joel Osteen knows the Christianity, and then there are Muslims in various stages of Jihad. Today, we’ll be watching an older video by David Wood of Acts17 Apologetics. If you’d like to know more about Islam, I recommend his website Answering Muslims.
Three Stages of Jihad
The Qu’ran and the Siege of Paris
One does not need to master all false religions to rightly understand the True Law and Gospel. We don’t need to become experts in Islam or Mormonism to know the One True God of the Bible. However, when we do speak of the false religions like Islam or Mormonism, we shouldn’t do so in ignorance, and we should treat them and their doctrines as we want others to treat ours. It doesn’t happen often, and life isn’t fair, and we Jesus already warned us that we will be hated for His Name sake. Still, we are called to preach the Truth, and since we have the Truth fully revealed to us in Scripture, we have nothing to fear. So, learn to expose inconsistent hermeneutics being applied to the Bible as well as to the Quran or the Book of Mormon. I hope these videos were helpful to you in some way. Pray for the Church, pray for our leaders in government, and pray for strength in these dark and perilous times.
Jude 24-25 (ESV) | Doxology
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
In Christ Jesus,