Countering Islamic Apologist with Truth


Insanity & Consequence of Islam

 

John R. Houk

© April 17, 2015

 

Zaheer Baig posted a comment on my “About Page” on my WordPress blog called NeoConservative Christian Right (NCCR). Raig is an apologist for Islam and is pursuing the deceptive (or self-deceived) line that Islam is peace and goes on to include other Quranic lies pertaining that Biblical persons were and always have been Islamic:

 

Zaheer Baig | April 14, 2015 at 2:26 AM

 

Islam is a natural way of life that encourages one to give due attention to their relationship with God and His creation. Islam teaches that it is through the doing of good deeds and seeking the pleasure of God that souls find true happiness and peace. It is in this context that the word Islam derives from the root word “salam,” or peace.

God sent Prophets to teach mankind how to worship Him; starting with Adam, including Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and the last of the messengers, Muhammad (peace be upon them all). The Islamic position is that all of these prophets came with the same message, that there is no deity worthy of worship except the One True God, known in Arabic as Allah.

 

Vlad Tepes found an interesting quote about Islam from the irreligious yet seeker of a self-satisfactory answer about that which is divine – Voltaire (1694-1777):

 

“The Koran teaches fear, hatred, contempt for others, murder as a legitimate means for the dissemination and preservation of this satanic doctrine, it talks ill of women, classifies people into classes, calls for blood and ever more blood. Yet, that a camel trader sparks uproar in his tribe, that he wants to make his fellow citizens believe that he talked to the archangel Gabriel; that he boasted about being taken up into heaven and receiving a part of that indigestible book there, which can shake common sense on every page, that to gain respect for this work, he covers his country with fire and iron, that he strangles fathers, drags away daughters, that he leaves the beaten a free choice between death and his faith: now this is certainly something that no-one can excuse, unless he came as a Turk into the world, unless superstition has stifled any natural light of reason in him. ”

 

Voltaire (1694-1788) Translation by SIMONXML from “ISLAM – Dem Untergang geweiht” by Thomas K. Luther, p.24. (Voltaire quote on Islam from the 1700s; Posted by Eeyore; Vlad Tepes; 4/16/15 – Bold text by Editor JRH)

 

Voltaire was no friend of Christianity or any revealed religion including Islam. And yet he was also wise enough to provide an astute observation of that theopolitical religion’s Quran. In the first paragraph I called Zaheer Baig deceptive; however I also gave him (actually I don’t know if the person is male or female) the benefit of the doubt by throwing in parentheses “self-deceptive”. I mention this because there are a number of Muslims that toe the line about “Islam is Peace”. Frankly if you examine the Islamic writings as did Voltaire you will discover that Islam is so far from peace that is laughable not to exchange “peace” for “violent”.

 

To be clear though deceiving or self-deceived Muslims will tell a non-Muslim (Islam labels as kafir) that Islam is peace and quote Quranic references that show a shining light of a religion that embraces a brotherhood who has an opportunity to submit and worship their deity Allah which in turns provides the assurance of peace.

 

At al-Islam.org there is a demonstration ecstatic relationship between Allah perceived as the Creator and that deity’s so-called creation:

 

 

We cannot understand certain questions in this regard unless we know what sort of relationship there exists between Allah and the creation. …

 

Anyhow the relationship between Allah and the creation is not of the sort that exists, for example, between father and son, that is between two things existing independently but related to each other. The sun and its rays are an example of a closer relationship. In this case also the sun and its rays are two different things, each having a separate existence to some extent. Man and his mental and physical faculties are an example of another kind of relationship.

 

Even in this case man and his faculties are not identical, though they are closely related. Unlike all these examples, the relationship between the existing things and Allah, Who is the source of their existence, is of quite a different kind and cannot be compared to any of the relationships mentioned above. At several places in the Qur’an and the traditions the relationship between Allah and His creation has been described as Allah’s glory. The Qur’an says:

 

When his Lord revealed His glory to the mountain. (Surah al-A’raf, 7:143).

 

There is a sentence in the Samat Supplication which says:

 

‘By the light of Your glory You revealed to the mountain and thus sent it down crashing…’

 

 

Meanings of Al-Hamd

 

We said earlier that the first possibility about the definite article in al-Hamdu is that it might be denoting comprehensiveness. In that case hamd (praise) would mean all praises, and the word ‘hamd’ as well as the word, ‘ism’ will have a sense of multitude. From this point of view ‘al-hamdu lillahi’ would mean that every praise that is made is that of Allah, for it is always the praise of some aspect of His manifestation or glory.

 

The sun manifests itself in its rays. Man is manifested in his seeing and hearing faculties. Allah manifests Himself far more clearly in every creation of His. Therefore, when anything is praised actually a manifestation of Allah’s glory is praised.

 

As all the existing things are the signs of Allah, they are His names. According to the second possibility we mentioned, the meaning would be diametrically different, and ‘al-hamdu lillahi’ would signify that no praise made by any praiser was that of Allah, although in this case also His glory is revealed in all the objects which are praised. But our praise cannot be absolute, nor are we capable of praising the Absolute Being.

 

Anyhow, as all pluralities are lost and absorbed in the unity of the Absolute Being, it may be said that from one angle even in this case it is the Absolute Being that is praised. The only difference is … (Light Within Me: Part 3.2: Relationship between Allah and His Creation; By Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari; Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn at-Tabataba’i, and Ayatullah Sayyid Imam Ruhallah al-Musawi al-Khomeini; Al-Islam.org [Shi’ite website]; Copyright Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project 1995 – 2015)

 

WOW! If you are a person searching for divine attunement with an eternal deity that provides inner peace and inner fulfillment this sounds alluringly enticing. You’ll figure out that this represents Shi’ite theopolitical theology which in full disclosure probably represents only about 10% of Islam, but the significance is the deception is an English translation of some big dogs from Iran. Also it is crap compared the part of Islam that abrogates these enticing words.

 

Take note the alluring enticement is also among the Sunni that roughly represent about 90% of Islam as well:

 

 

The Sunni ideology is directly related to the doctrine of monotheism, in which the relationship between God and the elements of nature, either humanity or even non-living beings, is that of a continuous state of complete submission and worshipping from the side of the created to God, the Creator:

 

[Blog Editor: This essay gives the translation for Quran 17:44 but mistakenly sources Quran 44:17. Or the essay author sets the Surah first than the chapter but I don’t think so.]

 

This relationship of servitude takes place without any merging or sharing of the divine nature by the Creator and his creation, but it takes place while God is completely outside of and beyond the world.

 

According to the Sunni ideology, God is God and man is man. Their relationship is very close. …

 

But this closeness does not imply identification between the two. Moreover, orthodox Sunni belief tends to hold a transcendental vision of Godhead in the way it believes that Allah does not resemble his creation. Allah describes Himself in Quran saying:

 

Quran 42: 11

 

This verse of the Quran encompasses that Allah is completely different from His creation in His attributes and actions.

 

Any created being, either man or any other element of nature, is liable to materialistic measures of existence, i.e. time and place which cannot be ascribed to Godhead. God exists but without a place. …

 

 

Although the relationship between God and man is that of servitude and submission to God’s will, it is not to be of subjugation or humiliation. On the contrary, it is of trust and respect. In the following long verse Allah the Almighty sheds light on the special and intimate relationship between Him and man amongst the other creations. He says:

 

Quran 2:30-34

 

We learn from these verses that God created humans with the purpose of being God’s vicegerents and trustees on earth.

 

 

According to the Sunni conception of God and His relationship with nature, nature is not the manifestation of God but of His infinite wisdom, capability and empowerment.

 

God has created nature in this perfect form as signs of His existence which guides humanity to strengthen their belief in Him. Allah the … (God, Nature, and Humanity; By Amani Aboul Fadl Farag; OnIslam.net; 2012/10/30)

 

Okay, I realize I probably overshared on Shia and Sunni subject pertaining to the allure of Islam, but you need to understand just how sugarcoated the deception is and the nature of the theology is taught to Muslim adherents who should know that the Quran, Hadith and Sira are very violent against Muslims AND toward Muslims who deviate from the submission standards that make Islam theopolitical.

 

The reality is Islam is a dualistic theological ideology that mixes the standard of political governance in its submission process. The short explanation for this dualism is that two opposite Quranic statements or commands are both correct depending on the circumstances presented to the Muslim.

 

Not only are there two Korans, Meccan and Medinan, that are different in tone and subject matter, but also the Koran has many verses that contradict each other.

 

Koran 2:219 says that Muslims should be tolerant and forgiving to People of the Book.
Koran 9:29 says to attack the People of the Book until they pay the jizyah, the dhimmi tax, submit to Sharia law and be humbled.

 

Which verse shows the true nature of Islam?

 

The Koran recognizes its contradictions and even gives a rule to resolve the contradictions. The later verse abrogates (supersedes) the earlier verse. This does not mean, however, that the earlier verse is wrong or in error. This would be impossible since the fundamental hypothesis is that Allah created the Koran and, hence, the earlier verse must be true or Allah would be wrong.

 

 

But, the earlier verse is true and still used. Abrogation does not negate the early verse. Indeed, the earlier “peaceful” verse that is abrogated is the one most apt to be used in public discourse.

 

… In Koranic logic, two statements can contradict each other and both are true. This is dualistic logic.

 

 

… Duality includes the special case of abrogation and it explains how the entire doctrine of Koran and Sunna work. It is not just the Koran that is contradictory, but all of the Sunna. 

 

… (Statistical Islam Part 5 of 9 – Abrogation and Dualism; By Bill Warner; Political Islam; 12/2/10)

 

In an earlier post by Bill Warner on Islamic Dualism he writes:

 

 

The Koran defines an Islamic logic that is dualistic. … … so in dualistic logic. All of the doctrine refers to two classes of people–Muslims and non-Muslims, kafirs. The doctrine that applies to kafirs is political in nature and is rarely neutral or positive. The part of the doctrine that applies to Muslims is cultural, legal, and religious.

 

The second grand division of Islamic doctrine is into religious Islam and political Islam. It is surprising how much of the doctrine is political. Approximately 67% of the Meccan Koran and 51% of the Medinan Koran is political. About 75% of the Sira is about what was done to the kafir. Roughly 20% of the Hadith is about jihad, a political act.

 

… (Duality and Political Islam; Bill Warner; Political Islam; 10/26/07)

 

You should also read “Peace or Jihad? Abrogation in Islam,” by David Bukay.

 

Zaheer Baig further asserts that Islam is derived from the Arabic salaam (he/she spelled it “salam”) which means peace, BUT is it true that Islam is derived from salaam?

 

 

The word Islam derives from the Arabic triconsonantal root sīn-lām-mīm (SLM [ س ل م ]). Many different words are created from this root word by inserting different vowels between the three root consonants. Many English speakers wrongly assume that if two Arabic words share the same root word then their meanings are related when in reality the fact that some words share the same root word does not imply a relationship between the meanings of the words. For instance, all of these words are derived from the root S-L-M:

 

o   Islam = Submission

 

o   Salam = Well-being/Peace

 

o   (Derivation of) Salama = To be saved or to escape from danger (when refering to a female)

 

o   Saleem = To be saved or to escape from danger (when refering to a male)

 

o   Aslam = To submit

 

o   Istaslama = To surrender

 

o   Musal = Undisputed

 

o   Tasleem = To receive a salutation or becoming submitted

 

Many people have wrongly attempted to equate the word Islam with peace by showing that Islam, meaning ‘submission’, shares a root word with Salaam, meaning ‘peace’. But if such relationships between the meanings of Arabic words can be created then that would imply that there is a relationship between one of the derivations of the infinitive Salama, meaning the stinging of the snake or tanning the leather, and Salam, meaning peace; a relationship which obviously does not exist.

 

The Compendium of Muslim Texts, compiled by the USC-MSA, the Muslim Students Association at the University of Southern California,[1] confirms READ THE REST (The Meaning of Islam; Updated by Axius; WikiIslam; page was last modified 15:59, 6 February 2014)

 

Mo recited Biblical stories but noticeably transformed those stories to fit a perception that validated Allah as the true god, Mo as the last prophet and the other Judeo-Christian faiths based on the Bible as corrupted and corrected by Mo’s prophetic words eventually edited and turned into the Quran. That should send up a red flag in the believability factor. Duped original Arabs fell for Mo’s line and Biblically knowledgeable Jews and Christians often paid with their lives knowing Mo was a false prophet.

 

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The Quran alters stories and beliefs taught in the Christian Bible

 

… The Old and New Testament stories are anointed as divine messages from “prophets”, but the stories and beliefs those prophets introduced are noticeably altered before Islam’s holy book takes a new tack, condemning the people, message, and beliefs of both Judaism and Christianity.

 

 

The Quran tells different versions of New Testament stories

 

The Quran promotes its own modified view of Christianity and Jesus’ life. The Quran expands on Mary’s life, introduces new tales of Jesus’ early life, and goes to great lengths to deemphasize Jesus as a divine figure, proclaiming he was simply another “Messenger” (like Muhammad). In fact, Islam teaches its followers that Jesus’ crucifixion did not occur but rather was a cunning deception.

 

The Quran tells different versions of Old Testament stories

 

According to the Quran, God revealed new details of Old Testament stories to Muhammad. In particular, events surrounding Adam and Eve, Abraham, Lot, Joseph, Jacob, Noah, and numerous other minor Old Testament characters are revised. Most Old Testament stories related in the Quran are similar to the Christian (and Jewish) versions but with additional, surprising details “revealed by God” to Muhammad (these new versions of Old Testament stories are often repeated several times throughout the Quran).

 

 

Initial acceptance of other religions (e.g. Jewish, Christian)

 

Initially the Quran accommodates other religions and in particular, accepts the word of the Old and New Testaments as messages from God. While initially seeming tolerant of Jewish and Christian beliefs, it quickly reveals that the Quran has the authority to override Old and New Testament teachings.

 

 

The Muslim version of heaven

 

The Muslim vision of heaven differs slightly from the typical Christian depiction. In fact, there are seven heavens mentioned in the Quran (a concept carried over from the Jewish Talmud).

 

 

The Quran notes that people are “ranked” in heaven according to the number and quality of good deeds they do, and many Muslims believe this ranking dictates which “heaven” you will be admitted to.

 

In most instances, heaven is described as a “garden wherein streams flow”, a peaceful place where those granted entry can live an existence of luxury amongst flowing rivers, fruit trees, servants, and as noted in one verse, young virgin women. Notice that there is no mention of “72 virgins for every man” in the Quran. This often-quoted number comes from a hadith, a sort of eye-witness commentary on the Quran and life of Muhammad.

 

… Quite Lengthy but READ ENTIRETY (A Christian guide to the Quran – the surprising truth behind the religion of Islam; Bible Blender; 2/10/15)

 

Zaheer Baig mentions these names from the Quran that are also in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus:

 

Adam

 

·         In the Bible, God tells the man to name the animals.[22] In the Qur’an, God teaches Adam the names “of all things” and Adam repeats them.[15]

 

·         In the second of the Bible’s creation stories, the woman is created from the rib of the man. In the Qur’an, Eve is not mentioned by name, but it states that all mankind were created from one soul (Adam).[23][24]

 

·         In the Bible, the forbidden tree named is the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (3:5), and while its fruit is often depicted as an apple, the Bible does not describe the fruit.[25] In the Qur’an the forbidden tree is not named but Shaitaan calls it The Tree of Eternity to deceive Adam and his wife.[15]

 

·         In the Bible, God creates man in His own image.[26] In the Qur’an, God says “Surely the likeness of (Prophet) Isa(Jesus in Bible) is with God as the likeness of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, Be, and he was.”[8]

 

·         In the Qur’an, God tells the angels to prostrate before Adam (as a sign of respect and obedience), but Iblis (thereafter referred to as Shaitaan) refuses.[27] In the Bible, no such account is given.

 

·         According to the Bible, because of God’s curse, serpents have to crawl and eat dust, women have to suffer in childbirth, and men have to sweat for a living. The Biblical story also states that women will suffer from periods and will bear pregnancy pain.[28] This apparently differentiates blessing and obedience from pain and sinning. According to the Qur’an, no such curse was issued. The difficulties of life on earth are what makes it different from life in paradise. (Adam and Eve (آدم Adam and حواء Hawwaa); Wikipedia)

 

Cain and Able or (Qābīl and Hābīl)

 

The story of Cain and Abel

 

·         After Cain killed his brother Abel, The Quran says that “Allah sent a raven who scratched the ground to show him how to hide the shame of his brother.” Surah 5:31. This is not mentioned in the Bible. (The Bible vs. The Quran: The Story of Cain and Abel; By Abdullah al Araby; Islam Review)

 

Noah

 

·         The Qur’an focuses on a dialogue between Noah and the wicked (Hud 11:32–37), in which Noah unsuccessfully attempts to remonstrate with his countrymen, who reject his message. Genesis does not mention such a dialogue. (In the Christian Bible, 2Peter2:5, Noah is called a “preacher of righteousness”.)

 

·         In the Qur’an, Noah’s wife and one of his sons reject him (Hud 11:43) and die in the flood, while some people outside his family are faithful and join him (Hud 11:42). In the biblical narrative, Noah’s wife together with his three sons and their wives all board the Ark, but no others.

 

·         In the Qur’an, there is no such indication that the flood was universal, although many Islamic scholars claim to interpret otherwise.

 

·         In the Qur’an, the Ark is said to rest on the hills of Mount Judi (Hud 11:44); in the Bible, it is said to rest on the mountains of Ararat (Gen. 8:4) The Al-Djoudi (Judi) is apparently a mount in the Biblical mountain range of Ararat. The Qur’an cites a particular mount in the Ararat Range, whereas the Bible just mentions the Ararat Range by name. There is a Mount Al-Djoudi in the present-day Ararat mountain range in Turkey. (Noah (نوح Nūḥ); Wikipedia)

 

Abraham

 

·         In Genesis, the sacrificial son is Isaac, whereas in the Qur’an it is Ishmael (Ismā’īl إسماعيل), since it first narrates this story, followed by the account (mentioned above) of Abraham receiving the tidings of a son, Isaac (As-Saaffat 37:102–112. Therefore, Muslims believe the sacrificial son was Ishmael (Ismā’īl إسماعيل) and that this event happened prior to Isaac’s birth. It may be added that the name Abraham is a literary trope in Genesis Ab- “father-of(-many-nations)” while the Arabic name masks the connection. In the New Testament the son is Isaac (James 2:21).

 

·         While God seems to speak directly to Abraham in Genesis, He speaks through a vision in the Qur’an.

 

·         In the Qur’an, Abraham directly tells his son Ishmael (Ismā’īl إسماعيل) that he intends to sacrifice him. In Genesis, Abraham tells Isaac, that “God will provide the sacrifice.” (Abraham (Ibrāhīm ابراهيم); Wikipedia)

 

Isaac and Ishmael – Child of Promise?

 

·         Isaac was the only promised child of Abraham, a fact which the Quran agrees with (cf. Genesis 17:15-21; Surah 11:69-73, 37:112-113, 51:24-30). Ishmael was never a promised child.

 

·         Isaac was conceived miraculously to a barren mother and a very aged father, with the Quran likewise agreeing (cf. Genesis 17:15-17, 18:9-15, 21:1-7; Galatians 4:28-29; Surah 11:69-73, 51:24-30). Ishmael was conceived normally without the need of any miraculous intervention.

 

·         God promised that it would be Isaac’s descendants who would inherit the land given to Abraham. (Genesis 13:14-18, 15:18-21, 28:13-14). Ishmael had no part in the inheritance and promise given to Isaac through Abraham. (Abraham and the Child of Sacrifice – Isaac or Ishmael? By Sam Shamoun; Answering Islam)

 

The TRUE Word of God on Isaac and Ishmael:

 

21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. 23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, 24 which things are symbolic. For these are the[a] two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar— 25 for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children— 26 but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all.

 

28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. 29 But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now. 30 Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.”[a] 31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free. (Galatians 4: 21-26, 28-31 NKJV)

 

Moses

 

·         The Biblical Moses is reluctant to become a prophet and makes excuses. He eventually agrees and Aaron speaks and performs miracles at first until Moses is ready and takes over. In Quran, Aaron was made God’s messenger on Moses’ request to back him up in the difficult task. Moses asked God to give him human support from Family, then ask for Aaron (his brother) praising Aaron by saying that he (Aaron) is better speaker than him (Moses).

 

·         The sorcerers, in the Quranic story, repent after seeing Moses’ signs and submit to God at the anger of Pharaoh.

 

·         In the Quran, Pharaoh didn’t repent but tried to deceive Moses and God by saying that now he believes in one God, the God of Moses and Aaron (while drowning). But God didn’t accept this because he sought repentance at the time of death after seeing the angels.

 

·         In the Bible, Moses first goes to Pharaoh without showing any signs.

 

·         In Exodus, Aaron helps make the golden calf. In the Quran, Aaron himself was a messenger of God and was representing Moses in his absences. He opposed that idea with all his might and warned the Israelites that God will be angry with them. In the Qur’an, a person named Samiri (not to be confused with Samaritans) leads the Israelites to worship the golden calf.

 

·         Pharaoh drowns in Exodus. In the Quran, Pharaoh drowned as well, but God said in the Qur’an that he preserved the pharaoh’s body as an example for generations to come (or made an example for coming generations) (Moses (Mūsā موسى); Wikipedia)

 

Jesus Christ the Son of God

 

 

… The Christian faith has several key beliefs. The teaching that is unique to the Christian faith is that there is one God who eternally manifests Himself in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is known as the Godhead or the blessed Trinity. The second critical doctrine is that Jesus of Nazareth is the only begotten Son of God; therefore He is unique from everyone else. His Father was not human, but the holy God of Israel. The third key doctrine is that the Lord Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for man’s sin and then rose from the dead. There are other important doctrines, but these three really comprise the very heart of the Christian faith.

 

 

… The Koran claims that the Lord Jesus is only an apostle and for Christians to desist from teaching the blessed Trinity! In this same Sura, the Koran denies the Lord Jesus is the Son of God.

 

In one Sura the Koran attacks the very heart of Christianity by denying the blessed Trinity and that the Lord Jesus is the only begotten Son of God! It calls Christians liars and demands that the preaching of the Trinity and Jesus being the Son of God stop. The Koran identifies Christians sometimes as “followers of the book,” but when they proclaim Christian doctrine, the Koran then calls them liars. …

 

 

… The Koran even states in Sura 9:30 that those that believe Allah has a son should be destroyed by Allah! The Koran is very clear that it was written to attack this Christian doctrine.

 

 

The Koran literally says the Lord Jesus did not die on the cross. It claims that He appeared to have died on the cross, but He was not killed nor was He crucified. Allah just took Jesus to heaven. The Koran directly attacks the vicarious death of Jesus of Nazareth on the cross, and thus rejects His redemption of man from sin. …

 

 

… The very heart of Christianity that the Lord is the Son of God is the worst sin in Islam! According to the Koran, Allah forbids heaven to anyone who commits this sin and their abode is hell without any help.

 

 

… The Koran states that God does not have a son. The Bible states that all life is in the Lord Jesus as the only begotten Son of God. With the Bible, if you have the Son, you have eternal life: if you do not have the Son, then you do not have eternal life. A person that does not believe this makes God a liar. The Koran written 500 years after these verses denies the Son, and therefore makes the God of the Bible a liar. The Bible is written in the positive stating God has a Son. …

 

 

… The warning of the Bible is same today as it was at the time of Muhammad:

 

1 John 5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

 

(10) He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

 

(11) And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

 

(12) He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

 

(13) These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

 

… (The Koran Directly Attacks Christianity; By John McTernan; Defend and Proclaim the Faith; Copyright 2009 by John McTernan: All rights reserved.)

 

 

Needless to say, I highly disagree with Zaheer Baig assertions that Islam is a peaceful faith in which “…  souls find true happiness and peace” and that the “Islamic position is that all of these prophets came with the same message, that there is no deity worthy of worship except the One True God, known in Arabic as Allah.”

 

That Islamic deception is a blatant antichrist lie!

 

18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the[a] Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.

 

22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

 

24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.

 

26 These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you.

 

4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess that[a] Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

 

12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. (1 John 2: 18-19, 22-26; 4: 1-3, 12-16 NKJVBold text by Editor)

 

JRH 4/17/15

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America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President


BHO- 1st Amend don't apply to Catholics

A friend of mine emailed me David Barton essay that demonstrates President Barack Hussein Obama’s antipathy toward Biblical believing Jews and Christians and a preferential treatment of Islam above Jews and Christians in America.

 

When the point by point demonstration BHO’s anti-Judeo-Christian behavior is placed in print YOU as an American should become very upset and do a little self-examination as to why this man was voted into the Office of President of the United States in 2008. On reflecting on the reprehensible act of BHO you should then know to NOT vote for this man in 2012 and to vote for the best alternative which would be whoever wins the GOP nomination.

 

JRH 3/24/12 (Hat Tip: Vicki)

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America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President

 

By David Barton

02/29/2012

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When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling treatment of religious Jews in general and Israel in particular. So perhaps the most accurate description of his antipathy toward Catholics, Protestants, religious Jews, and the Jewish nation would be to characterize him as anti-Biblical. And then when his hostility toward Biblical people of faith is contrasted with his preferential treatment of Muslims and Muslim nations, it further strengthens the accuracy of the anti-Biblical descriptor. In fact, there have been numerous clearly documented times when his pro-Islam positions have been the cause of his anti-Biblical actions.

 

Listed below in chronological order are (1) numerous records of his attacks on Biblical persons or organizations; (2) examples of the hostility toward Biblical faith that have become evident in the past three years in the Obama-led military; (3) a listing of his open attacks on Biblical values; and finally (4) a listing of numerous incidents of his preferential deference for Islam’s activities and positions, including letting his Islamic advisors guide and influence his hostility toward people of Biblical faith.

 

1. Acts of hostility toward people of Biblical faith:

 

·         April 2008 – Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren’t like them.” 1

 

·         February 2009 – Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011. 2

 

·         April 2009 – When speaking at Georgetown University, Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus’ name be covered when he is making his speech. 3

 

·         May 2009 – Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House. 4

 

·         April 2009 – In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican; of course, the pro-life Vatican rejected all three. 5

 

·         October 19, 2010 – Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about “the Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence – an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions. 6

 

·         November 2010 – Obama misquotes the National Motto, saying it is “E pluribus unum” rather than “In God We Trust” as established by federal law. 7

 

·         January 2011 – After a federal law was passed to transfer a WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the cross in the memorial could continue to stand, but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law, and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the Court. 8

 

·         February 2011 – Although he filled posts in the State Department, for more than two years Obama did not fill the post of religious freedom ambassador, an official that works against religious persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure from the public and from Congress. 9

 

·         April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring. 10

 

·         August 2011 – The Obama administration releases its new health care rules that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception. 11

 

·         November 2011 – Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial. 12

 

·         November 2011 – Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech. 13

 

·         December 2011 – The Obama administration denigrates other countries’ religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights. 14

 

·         January 2012 – The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis. 15

 

·         February 2012 – The Obama administration forgives student loans in exchange for public service, but announces it will no longer forgive student loans if the public service is related to religion. 16

 

2. Acts of hostility from the Obama-led military toward people of Biblical faith:

 

·         June 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery. 17

 

·         August 2011 – The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third century AD – a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world (except America). 18

 

·         September 2011 – Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders from notifying airmen of programs and services available to them from chaplains. 19

 

·         September 2011 – The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed Medical Center stipulating that “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.” 20

 

·         November 2011 – The Air Force Academy rescinds support for Operation Christmas Child, a program to send holiday gifts to impoverished children across the world, because the program is run by a Christian charity. 21

 

·         November 2011 – The Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans. 22

 

·         February 2012 – The U. S. Military Academy at West Point disinvites three star Army general and decorated war hero Lieutenant General William G. (“Jerry”) Boykin (retired) from speaking at an event because he is an outspoken Christian. 23

 

·         February 2012 – The Air Force removes “God” from the patch of Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin: Dei). 24

 

·         February 2012 – The Army orders Catholic chaplains not to read a letter to parishioners that their archbishop asked them to read. 25

 

3. Acts of hostility toward Biblical values:

 

·         January 2009 – Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations. 26

 

·         January 2009 – President Obama’s nominee for deputy secretary of state asserts that American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions and that limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional. 27

 

·         March 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit. 28

 

·         March 2009 – Obama orders taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. 29

 

·         March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations. 30

 

·         May 2009 – The White House budget eliminates all funding for abstinence-only education and replaces it with “comprehensive” sexual education, repeatedly proven to increase teen pregnancies and abortions. 31 He continues the deletion in subsequent budgets. 32

 

·         May 2009 – Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in their “criminal” activities. 33

 

·         July 2009 – The Obama administration illegally extends federal benefits to same-sex partners of Foreign Service and Executive Branch employees, in direction violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 34

 

·         September 16, 2009 – The Obama administration appoints as EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, if they may negatively affect homosexual “equality.” 35

·         July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion. 36

 

·         August 2010 – The Obama administration Cuts funding for 176 abstinence education programs. 37

 

·         September 2010 – The Obama administration tells researchers to ignore a judge’s decision striking down federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. 38

 

·         February 2011 – Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 39

 

·         March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls. 40

 

·         July 2011 – Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Washington in March 1778. 41

 

·         September 2011 – The Pentagon directs that military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities in violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 42

 

·         October 2011 – The Obama administration eliminates federal grants to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic Church is anti-abortion. 43

 

4. Acts of preferentialism for Islam:

 

·         May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan. 44

 

·         April 2010 – Christian leader Franklin Graham is disinvited from the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer Event because of complaints from the Muslim community. 45

 

·         April 2010 – The Obama administration requires rewriting of government documents and a change in administration vocabulary to remove terms that are deemed offensive to Muslims, including jihad, jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc. 46

 

·         August 2010 – Obama speaks with great praise of Islam and condescendingly of Christianity. 47

 

·         August 2010 – Obama went to great lengths to speak out on multiple occasions on behalf of building an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, while at the same time he was silent about a Christian church being denied permission to rebuild at that location. 48

 

·         2010 – While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha. 49

 

·         October 2011 – Obama’s Muslim advisers block Middle Eastern Christians’ access to the White House. 50

 

·         February 2012 – The Obama administration makes effulgent apologies for Korans being burned by the U. S. military, 51 but when Bibles were burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the right thing to do. 52

 

Many of these actions are literally unprecedented – this is the first time they have happened in four centuries of American history. The hostility of President Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president.

 

Endnotes

1. Sarah Pulliam Baily, “Obama: ‘They cling to guns or religion’,” Christianity Today, April 13, 2008. (Return)

2. Aliza Marcus, “Obama to Lift ‘Conscience’ Rule for Health Workers,” Bloomberg, February 27, 2009; Sarah Pulliam Baily, “Obama Admin. Changes Bush ‘Conscience’ Rule for Health Workers,” Christianity Today, February 18, 2011. (Return)

3. Jim Lovino, “Jesus Missing From Obama’s Georgetown Speech,” NBC Washington, April 17, 2009. (Return)

4. Johanna Neuman, “Obama end Bush-era National Prayer Day Service at White House,” Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2009. (Return)

5. Chris McGreal, “Vatican vetoes Barack Obama’s nominees for U.S. Ambassador,” The Guardian, April 14, 2009. (Return)

6. Meredith Jessup, “Obama Continues to Omit ‘Creator’ From Declaration of Independence,” The Blaze, October 19, 2010. (Return)

7.Remarks by the President at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia,” The White House, November 10, 2010. (Return)

8. LadyImpactOhio, “ Feds sued by Veterans to allow stolen Mojave Desert Cross to be rebuilt,” Red State, January 14, 2011. (Return)

9. Marrianne Medlin, “Amid criticism, President Obama moves to fill vacant religious ambassador post,” Catholic News Agency, February 9, 2011; Thomas F. Farr, “Undefender of the Faith,” Foreign Policy, April 5, 2012. (Return)

10. Chris Johnson, “ENDA passage effort renewed with Senate introduction,” Washington Blade, April 15, 2011. (Return)

11. Chuck Donovan, “HHS’s New Health Guidelines Trample on Conscience,” Heritage Foundation, August 2, 2011. (Return)

12. Todd Starns, “Obama Administration Opposes FDR Prayer at WWII Memorial,” Fox News, November 4, 2011. (Return)

13. Joel Siegel, “Obama Omits God From Thanksgiving Speech, Riles Critics,” ABC News, November 25, 2011. (Return)

14. Hillary Rodham Clinton, “Remarks in Recognition of International Human Rights Day,” U.S. Department of State, December 6, 2011. (Return)

15. Ted Olson, “Church Wins Firing Case at Supreme Court,” Christianity Today, January 11, 2012. (Return)

16. Audrey Hudson, “Obama administration religious service for student loan forgiveness,” Human Events, February 15, 2012. (Return)

17.Houston Veterans Claim Censorship of Prayers, Including Ban of ‘God’ and ‘Jesus’,” Fox News, June 29, 2011. (Return)

18. Jason Ukman, “Air Force suspends ethics course that used Bible passages that train missle launch officers,” Washington Post, August 2, 2011. (Return)

19.Maintaining Government Neutrality Regarding Religion,” Department of the Air Force, September 1, 2011. (Return)

20.Wounded, Ill, and Injured Partners in Care Guidelines,” Department of the Navy (accessed on February 29, 2012). (Return)

21.Air Force Academy Backs Away from Christmas Charity,” Fox News Radio, November 4, 2011. (Return)

22. Jenny Dean, “Air Force Academy adapts to pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans,” Los Angeles Times, November 26, 2011. (Return)

23. Ken Blackwell, “Gen. Boykin Blocked At West Point,” cnsnews.com, February 1, 2012. (Return)

24. Geoff Herbert, ” Air Force unit removes ‘God’ from logo; lawmakers warn of ‘dangerous precedent’,” syracuse.com, February 9, 2012. (Return)

25. Todd Starnes, “Army Silences Catholic Chaplains,” Fox News Radio, February 6, 2012. (Return)

26. Jeff Mason and Deborah Charles, “Obama lifts restrictions on abortion funding,” Reuters, January 23, 2009. (Return)

27.Obama pick: Taxpayers must fund abortions,” World Net Daily, January 27, 2009. (Return)

28. Steven Ertelt, “Pro-Life Groups Left Off Obama’s Health Care Summit List, Abortion Advocates OK,” LifeNews, March 5, 2009. (Return)

29. Obama Signs Order Lifting Restrictions on Stem Cell Research Funding,” Fox News, March 9, 2009. (Return)

30. Steven Ertelt, “ Obama Administration Announces $50 Million for Pro-Forced Abortion UNFPA,” LifeNews, March 26, 2009; Steven Ertelt, “President Barack Obama’s Pro-Abortion Record: A Pro-Life Compilation,” LifeNews, February 11, 2012. (Return)

31. Steven Ertelt, “Barack Obama’s Federal Budget Eliminates Funding for Abstinence-Only Education,” LifeNews, May 8, 2009. (Return)

32. Steven Ertelt, “Obama Budget Funds Sex Ed Over Abstinence on 16-1 Margin,” LifeNews, February 14, 2011. (Return)

33. Steven Ertelt, “Obama Admin Terrorism Dictionary Calls Pro-Life Advocates Violent, Racist,” LifeNews, May 5, 2009. (Return)

34.Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies,” The White House, June 17, 2009. (Return)

35. Matt Cover, “Obama’s EEOC Nominee: Society Should ‘Not Tolerate Private Beliefs’ That ‘Adversely Affect’ Homosexuals,” cnsnews.com, January 18, 2010. (Return)

36. Tess Civantos, “White House Spent $23M of Taxpayer Money to Back Kenyan Constitution That Legalizes Abortion, GOP Reps Say,” Fox News, July 22, 2010. (Return)

37. Steven Ertelt, “Obama, Congress Cut Funding for 176 Abstinence Programs Despite New Study,” LifeNews, August 26, 2010. (Return)

38. Steven Ertelt, “President Barack Obama’s Pro-Abortion Record: A Pro-Life Compilation,” LifeNews, February 11, 2012. (Return)

39. Brian Montopoli, “Obama administration will no longer defend DOMA,” CBSNews, February 23, 2011. (Return)

40. Steven Ertelt, “Obama Admin Ignores Planned Parenthood Sex Trafficking Videos,” LifeNews, March 2, 2011. (Return)

41. Elisabeth Bumiller, “Obama Ends ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy,” New York Times, July 22, 2011; George Washington, The Writings of George Washington, John C. Fitzpatrick, editor (Washington: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1934), Vol. XI, pp. 83-84, from General Orders at Valley Forge on March 14, 1778. (Return)

42. Luis Martinez, “Will Same Sex Marriages Pose a Dilemma for Military Chaplains?,” ABC News, October 12, 2011. (Return)

43. Jerry Markon, “Health, abortion issues split Obama administration and Catholic groups,” Washington Post, October 31, 2011. (Return)

44. Barack Obama, “ Remarks by the President at Iftar Dinner,” The White House, September 1, 2009; Kristi Keck, “ Obama tones down National Day of Prayer observance,” CNN, May 6, 2009; Dan Gilgoff, “ The White House on National Day of Prayer: A Proclamation, but No Formal Ceremony,” U.S. News, May 1, 2009. (Return)

45.Franklin Graham Regrets Army’s Decision to Rescind Invite to Pentagon Prayer Service,” Fox News, April 22, 2010. (Return)

46.Obama Bans Islam, Jihad From National Security Strategy Document,” Fox News, April 7, 2010; “Counterterror Adviser Defends Jihad as ‘Legitimate Tenet of Islam’,” Fox News, May 27, 2010; “‘Islamic Radicalism’ Nixed From Obama Document,” CBSNews, April 7, 2010. (Return)

47. Chuck Norris, “ President Obama: Muslim Missionary? (Part 2),” Townhall.com, August 24, 2010; Chuck Norris, “President Obama: Muslim Missionary?,” Townhall.com, August 17, 2010.(Return)

48. Barack Obama, “Remarks by the President at Iftar Dinner,” The White House, August 13, 2010; “Obama Comes Out in Favor of Allowing Mosque Near Ground Zero,” Fox News, August 13, 2010; Pamela Geller, “Islamic Supremacism Trumps Christianity at Ground Zero,” American Thinker, July 21, 2011. (Return)

49.WH Fails to Release Easter Proclamation,” Fox Nation, April 25, 2011; “President Obama ignores most holy Christian holiday; AFA calls act intentional,” American Family Association (accessed on February 29, 2012).(Return)

50.Report: Obama’s Muslim Advisers Block Middle Eastern Christians’ Access to the White House,” Big Peace (accessed on February 29, 2012). (Return)

51. Masoud Popalzai and Nick Paton Walsh, “ Obama apologizes to Afghanistan for Quran burning,” CNN, February 23, 2012; “USA/Afghanistan-Islamophobia: Pentagon official apologizes for Quran burning,” International Islamic News Agency (accessed on February 29, 2012). (Return)

52.Military burns unsolicited Bibles sent to Afghanistan,” CNN, May 22, 2009. (Return)

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