“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:10-13, NKJV)
“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan was among them. And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” (Job 1:6-7, NKJV)
Pastor Umar Mulinde of the Gospel Life Church in Uganda had just finished a service in December 2011 when, as he walked to his car, he heard someone behind him say, “Pastor, pastor.” When he turned round, he was attacked by a group of Muslims, who yelled out the takbir as they poured acid on to his face. (see link)
Pastor Mulinde had been brought up as a Muslim. His father was an imam and a polygamist to boot, with over fifty children. When Mulinde became a Christian, his family rejected him, and he has since been attacked several times by Muslims who have tried to kill him. On this occasion, the Muslims who attacked him broke into the church toilets and left a note saying they were not trying to disfigure the pastor but to kill him, and that they would try again. (see link) Their motives are clear. As Pastor Mulinde said, “they put in a verse from their book (the Koran) which allows them to do this to me”. (see link)
“The reason I look like this is not because I am a criminal, it’s because I speak the truth.” (see link)
Pastor Mulinde harbours no ill-will towards his attackers. He says, “I hold no grudge, because the person who did this to me needs my help, so that he may know the truth, and never to do something which will not help himself, and which cannot help anybody on this planet.” (see link) “I’m not angry at the people [who did this] but I’m angry at the spirit. The people I have no problem [with] but the spirit behind them is [a] very dangerous spirit, which the world must defeat to have a peaceful world. We need the people, but we must fight the spirit which led them to do this.” (see link)
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NASB)
“Who is a liar but the person who denies that Jesus is the Messiah? The person who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist. No one who denies the Son has the Father. The person who acknowledges the Son also has the Father.” (1 John 2:22-23, ISV)
“And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger - they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain.” (Koran, Sura 4:157, trans. M. Pickthall)
The suggestion that any criticism of Islam somehow equates to racism is absolute nonsense. Pastor Mulinde is African, and his religious beliefs are no more based on race than those of anyone else who criticises Islamic ideology.
The simple fact is that Islam is not compatible with Christianity in any meaningful way, for it denies the divinity of Christ and it denies the crucifixion. Note also that Mormonism, the religion of Mitt Romney, the man who may well be the next American President, is completely illegitimate in the eyes of Islam, for it teaches that there were no more prophets after the “last prophet” died in 632 AD.
The religion of Islam is not only incompatible with other mainstream religions, it seeks to destroy that which is different. Islam demands intolerance of the most extreme kind from its followers. The innumerable atrocities committed by hard core Muslims against Christians throughout the world have been well documented on this blog, and on many others. (see link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4 etc.)
As Pastor Mulinde says, “The religion of Islam has a supreme goal to dominate the world. Whether Muslims are Shi’ites or Sunnis, politically or militarily active, the Koran teaches that Islam’s mission, its duty and its task is to conquer the world. Islam will not settle for just being another religious faith, for the very essence of Islam demands world dominance. An Islamic world empire remains the unwavering primary goal of this religious society. I know. I was once a Muslim.” (see link)
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