Fortress of Faith
In today’s discussion Fortress of Faith Radio by Tom Wallace discuss the Hajj, the Muslim invasion of Europe and great story of Tom Wallace witnessing to a Muslim couple.
Listen to the program HERE (mp3 download link) and below are the “show notes” from this program.
Introduction to Islam – 5 Pillars – The Hajj
This is the time of the year when Muslims come together to celebrate one of their biggest holidays of the year, the Hajj. The Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim is to make at least once in his lifetime.
We will also listen to a recording I made while I was witnessing to Muslims in Central Florida last week.
Before I get into these subjects let me lay some groundwork. Is there a place in the Bible that speaks of Islam? I believe there is. It is found in Galatians 1:8.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:8
Paul warned that there would be false prophets preaching another gospel, and that we must watch for these false prophets. We are to reject those who preach another gospel, they are not of God. They are to be accursed.
Paul said even if we, that is Paul and his team, were to preach another gospel, they were to be accursed. Even if it is an angel from Heaven that brings it, it should be accursed.
You would think that if it was an angel from Heaven we should be able to trust it. Paul says we can’t because the Devil can deceive people. He can appear as an angel of light.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. 2 Corinthians 11:14-15
The Scriptures warn us of those who will be deceived by what they believe to be an angel from Heaven.
Islam started 600 years after Jesus Christ. Its founder was Muhammad. He is of the seed of Ishmael. In the Sira, the biography of Muhammad written by Ibn Ishaq, which is part of the scriptures of Islam, we find Muhammad in the presence of the spirit. He called this spirit a jin, which could be an angel or a demon. It is clear that Muhammad thought he was in the presence of a demon. He said:
Woe is me, poet or possessed? Never shall the Quraysh say this of me. I shall go to the top of the mountain and cast myself off and find rest.
He planned to commit suicide because he feared that he was demon possessed. If you continue reading the story of Muhammad you will find that it was his wife that convinced him that it was the angel Gabriel. She convinced him not to fear the jin but to receive the revelations that came from him. All of Islam rests on this moment because whole Qur’an is supposedly the words of Allah communicated through this jin. I believe that Muhammad was right, he was demon possessed.
The Muslims are following what they have been told are the words of Allah. One of the things they are taught is that Jesus is a prophet of God, but He is not God in the flesh, He not God the Son. The Qur’an says that Allah has no son.
Muhammad’s tribal god, Allah, was previously known as the moon god and he was worshiped as the protector of the other gods in the Kaaba. Every tribe had a god in the Kaaba, and since there were 360 tribes, there were also 360 idols.
When Muslims go on their Hajj, they circumambulate the Kaaba, just as the Arabs did before Muhammad became a prophet. Muhammad took many things from the pre-Islamic religions of his day. He also took some things from the Old and New Testaments and from the early Christian cults. In the mixing process he distorted many of the things he borrowed from other religions. With the help of this jin, he formed what we now know as Islam.
This jin also told Muhammad that their tribal god, Allah, was the same as the God of the Old and New Testament. He was told that Allah was the author of both Testaments. Allah was presented as the creator and the God of Abraham, Moses, and all the prophets of the Old Testament. He is also presented as the God of Jesus.
5 Pillars of Islam
Muslims are given 5 pillars to follow. These 5 pillars are:
- The Shahada – the confession that “there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet.”
- Salat – Their prayers – 5 times a day.
- Zakat – Alms giving.
- Sawm – Fasting
- Hajj – Pilgrimage to Mecca
I want to look at the fifth pillar, the Hajj. Muslims are commanded to make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least one time in their lives.
Just a couple of weeks ago some 2 to 3 million Muslims were in Mecca for the Hajj. You might have heard of some of the mishaps that were there. One of them was the collapse of a crane. At least 100 were killed and 400 were injured.
Interview with Kalid and wife from Morocco in Orlando, FL.
Kalid and his wife are pretty much typical of most Muslims in America. Many of them are “moderate” or “reformed” Muslims. They don’t really practice their religion. I also talked to another group that was more firm in their faith and practice.
Rather than try to type out the interview, I would ask you to listen to it, You will get a better sense of the atmosphere this way. The interview starts at 11 minutes and 40 seconds in the broadcast.
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Because of interruptions I didn’t get to finish this with a presentation of the Gospel as I wanted to. I do have Kalid’s email and I plan to follow up with him.
I found that when you have a microphone in your hand everyone wants to share their opinion. Most of the Muslims were quite friendly and willing to talk. They seemed glad that someone might be willing to listen to what they had to say. They even offered us food, and some of it was delicious. We had lamb chops and some desserts from different parts of the world.
I want to cover something that was in the news about the Hajj. There were a number of people killed in a human stampede. There is a lot of finger pointing as to who is responsible for what happened. The Saudis are saying they should not be blamed since there is no way humanly possible for them to have prevented this.
Since most of those killed were Shiite Muslims, the Iranians are quite upset. There is no love lost between the Sunni and the Shiite Muslims. The Iranians, who are Shiites, hate the fact the the Saudis, who are Sunnis, are the guardians of the most holy place of Islam.
Many of the Muslim leaders from Saudi Arabia will come to the US, put on western clothing, and go on a drinking bing, have sexual orgies, and enjoy the lusts of the flesh. They then return to Mecca and put back on their religious garb. The Shiites have a lot of disdain for the Saudis because of this.
The official number of those killed in the stampede is 769. Most of them were from Iran, they were Shiite Muslims. The Iranians think that the Sunni had something to do with what happened.
You will never guess who the Saudis are blaming. They’re blaming the Africans, the blacks. The Arabic word for the African Muslims means “the slaves.”
The Muslim cult, the Nation of Islam led by Louis Farrakhan, is a black Muslim movement here in America. The Nation of Islam is not old school Islam, it is a cult in the eyes of most Muslims. Why? Because the founder, Elijah Muhammad, claimed to be a prophet. This makes him a false prophet in the eyes of Islam because Muhammad was the last prophet.
What I find interesting is that the Nation of Islam is a black racist movement. This “religion” is based upon their race. Muhammad, himself, was a racist against black people. He called them slaves. He called them raisin heads. He didn’t have much good to say about black people. Many blacks became Muslims because they were made slaves of the Arabs,
There have been stories circulating that those killed in the stampede were scooped up with bulldozers, dumped in trucks, and carted away. This story, according to my research, is false. The pictures you see on Facebook and other Internet sites are very blurry and don’t really show what they claim.
The sad fact is that these people who died are not going to Heaven. Even though they died on their holy, holy pilgrimage they will not go to heaven. The attitude in Islam is that Allah willed that they die. Who are we to question or ask why. If Allah decides, it is just his will. This is all the hope Muslims have.
These people did not go to Heaven because they rejected Jesus Christ as their Saviour. Islam denies the deity of Jesus, it denies His death on the cross, His atoning blood, and His bodily resurrection. If you deny these things, you deny the Gospel.
Because of Islam, those who died will not see Paradise. Because of Islam they will suffer God’s wrath in Hell, and for all eternity in the Lake of Fire. Muslims don’t go to Hell because they are Muslims. They go to Hell because they reject Jesus Christ, just like you would go to Hell if you reject Jesus Christ. This is why Christians proclaim the truth of the Gospel. It is the desire of God, and of all true Christians, that everyone accept Christ as Saviour.
Did you hear that New York City closed their schools for this holiday? This is what I have been warning you about. This is the cultural jihad. When the number of Muslims reaches a certain level they start leaning on local governments to give in to their demands for the Muslim way.
The Muslims in New Jersey noticed this. They started pleading for the schools to close so these Muslims could celebrate a Muslim holiday. The School Board voted unanimously not to close for the Muslim holiday. Boy did they have some angry Muslims on their hands. Here is a link to at video of the protest at the School Board meeting:
Right Side News Video
What is interesting is that one of the protesters said, “We’re going to be a majority soon.” This was a warning that one day Muslims will be in charge. This is exactly what their goal is.
We must take a stand and hold our ground or we will lose it.
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Muslim Invasion Into Europe
I want to change gears here and look at this invasion of Muslims into Europe. This is not a migration, it is an invasion. If you watch the videos of those coming into Europe from these Middle Eastern countries you will notice that most of them are young, military aged, men.
We know that part of it is a hoax. These people are not mainly from Syria as they claim. Reports indicate that 80% of them are not from Syria, they are from all over the Middle East. The vast majority of them are Muslims.
There is a small silver lining in this story. I am getting reports from some missionaries that there are some Christians among the refugees. We can’t call all of these who call themselves Christians truly born again Christians because many of them are following a work based plan of salvation, but they are being persecuted because they name the name of Christ. It is only a small number, but at least some are getting out.
There is a huge problem in Germany, Chancellor Merkle tried to be the hero and lead the way in accepting these refugees. She said we have to have a heart for humanity. She has welcomed 800,000 refugees, This is nearly on million Muslims coming into Germany.
Isn’t it interesting that they are not going to Muslim countries? Jordan is accepting many Christian refugees, but none of the Muslim countries want the Muslim refugees. The reason is, they know that most of them are jihadists.
If the west is as evil as Muslims say it is, why do they want to come to our countries? They are not coming to embrace our ways, they are coming to establish Islam. This is the Islamic doctrine of migration where Muslims move into non-Muslim countries and plant themselves so they can grow and become dominant. Their goal is to take over those countries.
Soeren Kern has an article titled Germany: Migrants In, Germans Out which tells us what is happening in Germany.
Here are some excepts from the article:
German taxpayers are also being obliged to make colossal economic sacrifices to accommodate the influx of migrants, many of whom have no prospect of ever finding a job in the country. Sustaining the 800,000 migrants and refugees who are expected to arrive in Germany in 2015 will cost taxpayers at least at least 11 billion euros ($12 billion) a year for years to come.
In Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, municipal officials on September 23 introduced an audacious bill in the local parliament (Hamburgische Bürgerschaft) that would allow the city to seize vacant commercial real estate (office buildings and land) and use it to house migrants.
City officials argue the measure is necessary because more than 400 new migrants are arriving in Hamburg each day and all the existing refugee shelters are full. They say that owners of vacant real estate have refused to make their property available to the city on a voluntary basis, and thus the city should be given the right to take it by force.
Others argue that efforts by the state to seize private property are autocratic and reek of Communism. “The proposed confiscation of private land and buildings is a massive attack on the property rights of the citizens of Hamburg,” said André Trepoll of the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU). “It amounts to an expropriation by the state.” He said the proposed measure is a “law of intimidation” that amounts to a “political dam break with far-reaching implications.” He added: “The ends do not justify any and all means.”
In Tübingen, a town in Baden-Württemberg, Mayor Boris Palmer (also of the Green Party), is making offers to rent or buy vacant properties to house migrants. But he is also threatening to confiscate the property of landlords who dare to reject his offer. In an interview with the newspaper Die Welt, Palmer said:
“In the written offers, I advise that the Police Law (Polizeigesetz) gives us the possibility, in cases of emergency, to confiscate homes for several months. The law provides for seizure in emergencies. I want to avoid this, but if there is no other way, I will make use of this law.”
When asked if he was afraid of lawsuits, Palmer said:
“No. The Police Law has clear rules. When the town is threatened with homelessness, empty homes may be confiscated. This emergency can happen when accommodations are overcrowded and we continue to receive 50 new migrants in Tübingen. If a property is confiscated, we would order immediate enforcement. That is to say, a lawsuit to determine the legality of the confiscation can only be resolved after the fact. But the accommodation would succeed in any event.”
In February 2015, officials in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) seized a private resort in the town of Olpe to provide housing for up to 400 migrants. The initial plan was for the town to purchase the resort from its Bavarian owners and rent it to NRW, but NRW officials decided to confiscate the property instead. According to NRW Interior Minister Ralf Jäger, properties may be seized whenever there is a “threat to public order and safety,” and the threat of mass homelessness among migrants fits the bill.
In Nieheim, another town in NRW, Mayor Rainer Vidal is using a legal maneuver called “right of repossession” (Eigenbedarf) to terminate the leases of German citizens living in state-owned apartment buildings so that migrants can move in.
On September 1, 51-year-old Bettina Halbey, who has been living in her apartment for more than 16 years, received a letter notifying her that she must vacate her apartment by May 2016 so that migrants can move in. Halbey was shell-shocked:
“I’m completely taken by surprise. I find it impossible to understand how the city can treat me like this. I cannot come to grips with this situation. I have struggled through life with grief and sorrow and now I get an eviction notice. It is a like a kick in the stomach.”
Halbey, a nurse, says that it will be difficult for her to find another place to live: “I have a dog and a cat. Many landlords will not even consider renting to me.”
In the same building, a single mother with two children has been given until August 2016 to move out of her apartment, also to make room for migrants. Initially, she had been ordered to vacate the property by November 2015, but her eviction was delayed to allow her daughter to finish the school year without interruption.
In Braunsbedra, a small town in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, a landlord evicted dozens of residents from an apartment building to make way for migrants. According to local media, the landlord, Marcus Skowronek, is being paid 552 euros ($617) for each migrant he takes in. By cramming as many migrants into his property as possible, he stands to receive payments of more than 2 million euros a year from local and regional governments.
Germans are not only being evicted from their homes to make way for migrants, they are also being removed from their schools.
In Lübbecke, another town in NRW, teachers and students were given less than 24 hours to vacate the Jahn-Realschule, a secondary school for 150 students, so that the building can be used to house 300 migrants.
The school principal, Marion Bienen, said that municipal authorities notified her at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 15, that last day of classes at the school would be Wednesday, September 16. Students were ordered immediately to remove all of their belongings from the premises and to take a week off until alternative classrooms could be found.
They are going to seize private property to house the migrants. Do you think these refugees are going to be grateful for what they are doing? If you do, look at what one German observer had to say:
“For about a week now, 500 migrants and refugees are being housed in the gym in our neighborhood. So I went over there because I wanted to see the conditions there with my own eyes. There were about ten vehicles belonging to the Red Cross and volunteers.
“Older men over 60 were unloading tables and benches from the trucks, cleaning them with a bucket of water and cloth, and then carrying them into the hall….
“What made me really angry was to see the incredible lethargy of the young men. All of them in their 20s and 30s, all sitting there, smoking and looking at their cell phones, while the 60-year-old volunteers where laboring away….
“While I was watching how the Red Cross volunteers were working and no one was helping them, I saw an unbelievable situation: an elderly gentleman was trying to carry a table into the hall when a refugee returned from the city center with a shopping bag. The elderly volunteer lifted the table halfway, looked at the migrant and moved his head asking the migrant to lend a hand. The migrant paused for a moment and then just walked away. I could hardly believe what I saw.”
What kind of gratitude can you expect from someone who is not even willing to help and old man who is trying to help him?
Europe is in trouble. Chancellor Merkle should know better. In 2010 she said that multiculturalism has utterly failed. She blamed the Muslims, the Arabs and the Turks, for this failure. She must have forgotten. We had hoped that Europe had realized their error, but now we see that they are pouring gasoline on the fire.
Let’s be in prayer for them, but let us also be vigilant because it is coming here next. Our President says there is no problem, so let’s let them in.
The FBI has gone to Congress twice to say we have no way to vet the people who are coming in, yet nothing is being done to stop them. ISIS has told us that they are coming, and that they are mixing themselves among these refugees.
We need to change those in government because they are blind to what is happening. They are living in a fantasy world thinking that all is well when it is not.