Be Very Alert! No 238

Apologies for the week’s delay. I was hugely busy over Easter running an event. But here is the Alert!

Be Very Alert!- By Val Hollard (NZ)

On Watch at the Door                                                         No 238, April 11, 2017

THE LIES THEY WANT YOU TO BELIEVE!

The liberal left globalist politicians and media want you to believe that Islam is a religion of peace. After every terrorist attack more people come out and emphasise that Islam is a religion of peace. It happened after 9/11 and it has happened over and over again since then. After 9/11 Bill Hybels even had a Muslim imam come to his church and explain Islam to his congregation. Christians would never be allowed to explain Christianity in a mosque.

After the recent tragic jihad attack in London by a Muslim, it happened again. British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted: “It is wrong to describe this as Islamic terrorism. It is Islamist terrorism. It is a perversion of a great faith.” Speaking in Parliament, she also said the attack showed “the importance of all of our faiths working together, and recognising the values that we share.” MPs almost unanimously agreed with the Prime Minister, lining up to warn against “demonising” and “stigmatising” Muslims, and to condemn “Islamophobia” and “racial and religious” discrimination. Have they been reading Alice in Wonderland?

The narrative is, Islam is a peaceful religion and those who commit terrorist attacks are not following Islam. This is despite the fact that the Qur’an and Hadith both promote jihad and striking fear in the heart of infidels. There is a total denial of the fact that the jihadist is a true Muslim trying to win the world for Allah.

As a result the liberal left globalists and politicians and media come up with the following after a jihad attack: In England the person will be called Asian. This is used to refer to an Arab too. The fact that they are Muslim is not mentioned. Even if the jihadi is screaming “Allahu akbar” they will say they are looking for a motive. They will call the person a “lone wolf,” say they have a mental illness or they are treated unequally and just need a job. In Detroit recently a Muslim threatened to attack a church for ISIS and the US Attorney said “he lacked self-control.” And whatever you do, don’t blame immigrants. If you don’t go along with this narrative then you are called Islamophobic and racist, even though Muslims can be from any ethnic group.

They will say you hate all Muslims if you expose what the Qur’an really teaches. This is untrue. We love Muslims and want to see them saved. There are many ‘moderate’ Muslims who would like changes made to Islam so it is truly a religion of peace. But that would be like what many Christians do and change the Bible to fit in with the world, such as the gay-friendly Queen James Bible and The Message. Most ‘moderate’ Muslims don’t know what the Qur’an really teaches, often having never read it, or are too frightened to speak up. A ‘moderate’ Muslim is like a Christian in name only, one who has not repented and committed their life fully to Christ.

So we have two kinds of Islam, one ‘moderate’ and acceptable to the West, and one that promotes terrorist jihad which the liberal media, etc., say is not Islam. However, they are both Islam and both works of the devil. The ‘moderate’ Islam serves as a Trojan Horse to get Islam spread around the world and from that base the devil can hide his jihadis until the time is ripe to bring them out. If current trends continue Islam will be the largest religion in the entire world before the end of the century and Judeo-Christian societies will have collapsed. The god of this world is intent on expanding his destructive religion to form a Sharia compliant world. But thank God that Jesus will return soon and deal with this evil!

Virtually all government leaders in the West are caught up in this deception, including Donald Trump. The UK city of Birmingham will have a Muslim majority in just a few years. As the Muslim population increases, more non-Muslims move out and Muslims who have many more children move in.

The result of this deception follows two lines. Firstly the media is supressed and not allowed to say a jihad terrorist is a Muslim. For example, a German media watchdog recently instructed the press to censor ethnicity and religion in many crime reports. The public may soon not be informed about the risks Muslim migrants pose so it will be acceptable to bring in many more Muslim migrants because they are all peaceful, aren’t they?

Secondly, saying anything against Islam is being called blasphemous and becoming a hate crime. Muslim countries are pressing the UN for “legal options” against “blasphemy” on social media. Social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter are already moving energetically against speech that violates Sharia blasphemy laws. They want to protect “the sanctity and dignity of the religion and Holy Prophet Mohammed.” The liberal media in the West is eager to compromise and appease and not the least bit interested in defending freedom of speech.

The Canadian House of Commons has now passed the non-binding anti-Islamophobia motion (M-103) even though tens of thousands of Canadians signed petitions calling for its rejection. The motion is supposed to advance tolerance, inclusiveness and racial harmony, but instead it gives a special status to Muslims. Christine Williams writes that it is a first step in edging Canada down a dangerous path, eroding the freedom of speech and potentially leading to the censorship of reporting on crimes committed by Muslims in the name of Islam.

The future is not bright for those who point out the truth about Islam. Already on social media like Twitter and Facebook Christians are finding their platforms removed and only regained after a battle.

But Christians must continue to speak up about Islam even if it results in martyrdom, and continue to pray for and share the Gospel with Muslims and all those who are caught up in this horrendous end-times deception. 2016 was the worst year yet for persecution of Christians, especially in the Muslim world.

WHAT ABOUR EASTER?

Easter is Astarte or Ashtaroth the Hellenized form of the Middle-Eastern goddess of fertility Ishtar, the Babylonian queen of heaven. The early church reformers such as Calvin and Knox protested strongly against Easter because of its pagan origins.

At the council of Nicaea in 325, the Churches agreed that Easter should be celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon (14 Nisan, Passover) after the vernal equinox. For some time, the Roman Catholic Church and other churches have wanted to fix the date, possibly to the 2nd or 3rd Sunday in April. From a biblical point of view, it doesn’t matter a hoot what day of the year ‘Easter’ is celebrated or whether you celebrate it at all. (Col 2:16-17)

At ‘Easter,’ Christians remember the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They usually focus on the fact that God sent down His only begotten Son to die on the cross for our sins, so that if we repent and believe in Him, we will rise again at the resurrection and have everlasting life. Then the congregation goes home and forgets about ‘Easter’ for another year.

There is much more to it than that. Repenting (turning from sin) is just the beginning of the story. Listen to what the apostle Paul says: “We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that His life may be revealed in our mortal body.” (2 Cor 4:10-11) And Jesus said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.” (Luke 9:23-24)

Harry Ironside describes it like this: “Dying day by day to our own hopes and ambitions, dying to the good opinion of people, dying to praise and adulation, to everything that the natural heart grasps, dying in the death of Jesus to it all, because He died for us in order that “the life of Jesus may be made manifest in our body.”” We are called on to remember the sacrifice of Jesus every day and surrender our all to Him. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Pro 3:5-6)

Richard Wurmbrand, a Jewish believer who was tortured for 15 years by communists said, “Jesus never said “I am going to die for your sins, that’s it. Jesus said, ‘I am going to die for your sins, get up here and die with me, crucify the flesh, get rid of the old nature, pick up your cross.’” We are called to surrender our all for Jesus daily, as He surrendered all for us. Remove everything between you and Jesus: programs, mystical experiences, smoking and other vices, studying books rather than the Bible, statues of Mary, scapulars, everything. Only by taking up our cross daily with complete surrender can we be assured of gaining the resurrection and eternal life. That is our blessed hope. Don’t stop at ‘Easter!’

DO NOT BE YOKED WITH UNBELIEVERS! (2 Cor 6:14-17)

An ecumenical penance and reconciliation service was held in Hildesheim, Germany on March 11. The service was jointly promoted by the Chairman of the Roman Catholic German Bishops’ Conference, and the Chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany. This was a historical coming together of the Protestant and Catholic Churches that had split at the time of the Reformation 500 years ago. Catholic and Protestants have decided to share ecumenical celebrations of the Reformation anniversary during 2017 in different parts of Europe and the world. (Supported by the World Council of Churches)

Pope Francis visited Rome’s Anglican parish of All Saints and voiced gratitude for the good relations Catholics and Anglicans now enjoy, and said that on the path toward full communion, humility has to be the point of departure. This visit coincided with the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Anglican parish community in Rome and consisted of a short choral Evensong service, during which the Pope blessed and dedicated an icon of “St. Savior” commissioned for the occasion. During the ceremony, the symbolic “twinning” of All Saints Anglican Church with the only Catholic parish in Rome dedicated to All Saints also took place, forming strong ecumenical ties between the two.

IN BRIEF

  • Female athletes in sports such as weightlifting, wrestling, and football now have to contend with ‘women who were once men.’ These transgenders are now dominating in many sports and are smashing records. Physiologically there is a large difference between biological men and women in muscle mass and men also have more ‘fast-twitch’ muscle and a larger heart and lungs.
  • Vimeo is a video-sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos. It was the first video sharing site to support high-definition video and is an alternative to youtube. Vimeo has now declared war on Vimeo accounts of people who believe that Jesus can heal people of homosexuality, or any that refuse to support LGBT activism. According to Vimeo, these videos harass and incite hatred and their accounts are removed. (To be politically correct I think it is now LGBTQ+!)
  • London has 423 new mosques. Since 2001 500 churches of all denominations have been turned into private homes. The mosques are overcrowded, the churches virtually empty. There are officially 100 Sharia courts in London.

When trials come: “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.” (James 1:12)

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