Gingrich: How To newter Muslims

As is well known by those those who follow the US election race, Donald Trump said that all Muslims wanting to enter the country should be forbidden to do so “until we find out what the hell is going on.” In a recent interview, Newt Gingrich goes further by saying that American Muslims “who believe in Sharia should be deported because Sharia is incompatible with Western civilisation.” See Newt Gringrich interview here).

in Islamic countries, the legal buttress of Islam is Sharia, Islamic law, which is based on the Qu’ran and other Islamic texts. It controls all areas of life. It is a penal code where violators are punished by the state. In Islam, Muslims are slaves of Allah. The tern Islam, contrary to Muslim apologists and ignorant non-Muslims, is not derived from the Arabic for “peace,” but from the Arabic for “surrender, devotion and submission”. Those who fall away from Islam, according to Sharia, must be arrested and admonished to repent – with, if necessary, a helping hand from the whip, and/or imprisonment. If the recalcitrant still refuses to submit, put him to death.

We also find this evil in Christian history – the Roman Catholic Inquisition. The difference, however, between Sharia and the Inquisition is that Sharia is based on the Islamic scriptures whereas the Inquisition was a mutilation of the New Testament.

Speaking of mutilations, another Sharia law is the cutting off clitorises.
(See http://www.answering-islam.org/Sharia/fem_circumcision.html).

There are many more Sharia laws that if known or published by the Western Islamophilic media would make the collective prepuce of the populace quiver.

To return to Newt’s proposal, namely, ask Muslim Americans, and by implication, prospective refugees, immigrants, whether they follow Sharia, and if yes, boot them out of the country or refuse entry, respectively. This proposal won’t work. The reason is because of another Sharia tactic – “taqiyya” veiled deception. The Qur’an (16:106 and 3:28) encourages Muslims to lie to protect themselves or the Muslim community.

Many Muslims in the West – as with many professing Christians – are either ignorant of or don’t give a toss for the core elements of their religion. So, if these professing Muslims say that Islam is a religion of peace, they could very well mean it. Islam, alas, is not defined by these ignorant peace-loving Muslims but by Allah and Mohammad, and the Islamic commentators, who teach that all Muslims should endeavour to subjugate non-Muslims; and if the latter refuse, they’re dead meat. See David Wood on Taqiyya – https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=324&v=6F4wBeshTsw#

“Holy Serpent of the Jews ~ Texe Marrs”

Much of what Texe Marrs says in this video is correct. One statement needs correction: He says that the EIN (AYN) in EIN (AYN) SOF means “eye.” Texe you are confusing EIN (AYN) with AYIN (eye). AYN means “no” – AYN SOF “No End” (the “Endless One” – God).

It’s true, of course, that God is also the “All-seeing Eye.”

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion: forged in the crucible of truth

I enjoy Bill Still’s videos. In one of his recent ones he argues that “The Protocols of the Elder’s of Zion” is fiction. He is probably right. But Orwell’s “1984” is also fiction. And what do we experience today? “1984” morphing into fact. And thus, argues David Duke it also is with “The Protocols of the elders of Zion.”

Bill Still maintains that if you take the Jewish bankers out of the equation, nothing will change. David Duke argues, with evidence, otherwise.

Why are “1984” and the “Protocols” so gripping? Duke says because they convey devastating truths. Both books, at our peril, should not be banished to the shelf.

Yours

A shelf-hating Jews

Save me from the time of trial: Wrap me in a warm blanky

The Anglican version of “Lead me not into temptation” is “Save me from the time of trial.” Since when does God save us FROM the time of trial. The Bible is bursting with verses that say that trials are the name of the game. For example, “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation (troubles, trials, sorrows), but take courage; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

“Save us IN the time of trial” would be better. “Trial,” however, is not the correct translation; “temptation” is the correct translation. You might say that the latter cannot be the correct translation, because it says in James 1:13, “Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.”

What is going on? I’m a bit stumped. Charles Spurgeon’s sermon on “Lead us not into temptation” – I listened to it twice – did not help. John Calvin sheds more light:

“And lead us not into temptation Matthew 6:13 – Some people have split this petition into two. This is wrong: for the nature of the subject makes it manifest, that it is one and the same petition. The connection of the words also shows it: for the word but, which is placed between, connects the two clauses together, as Augustine judiciously explains. The sentence ought to be resolved thus, That we may not be led into temptation, deliver us from evil The meaning is: “We are conscious Of our own weakness, and desire to enjoy the protection of God, that we may remain impregnable against all the assaults of Satan.” We showed from the former petition, that no man can be reckoned a Christian, who does not acknowledge himself to be a sinner; and in the same manner, we conclude from this petition, that we have no strength for living a holy life, except so far as we obtain it from God. Whoever implores the assistance of God to overcome temptations, acknowledges that, unless God deliver him, he will be constantly falling that he may not reel at every blow.

The word temptation is often used generally for any kind of trial. In this sense God is said to have tempted Abraham, (Genesis 22:1) when he tried his faith. We are tempted both by adversity and by prosperity: because each of them is an occasion of bringing to light feelings which were formerly concealed. But here it denotes inward temptation, which may be fitly called the scourge of the devil, for exciting our lust. It would be foolish to ask, that God would keep us free from every thing which makes trial of our faith. All wicked emotions, which excite us to sin, are included under the name of temptation Though it is not impossible that we may feel such pricks in our minds, (for, during the whole course of our life, we have a constant warfare with the flesh) yet we ask that the Lord would not cause us to be thrown down, or suffer us to be overwhelmed, by temptations.

In order to express this truth more clearly, that we are liable to constant stumbling and ruinous falls, if God does not uphold us with his hand, Christ used this form of expression, (μὴ εἰσενέγκὟς,) Lead us not into temptation: or, as some render it, Bring us not into temptation It is certainly true, that “every man is tempted,” as the Apostle James says, (1:14 ) “by his own lust:” yet, as God not only gives us up to the will of Satan, to kindle the flame of lust, but employs him as the agent of his wrath, when he chooses to drive men headlong to destruction, he may be also said, in a way peculiar to himself, to lead them into temptation In the same sense, “an evil spirit from the Lord” is said to have “seized or troubled Saul,” (1 Samuel 16:14:) and there are many passages of Scripture to the same purpose. And yet we will not therefore say, that God is the author of evil: because, by giving men over to a reprobate mind,” (Romans 1:28) he does not exercise a confused tyranny, but executes his just, though secret judgments, though the reason of them may be unknown to us.” (End of Calvin).

References

Charles Spurgeon “Lead us not into temptation” 1. Audio
2. Text PDF .

John Calvin – Text

An Islamic distortion of the Lord’s prayer

In my city’s main newspaper, The Islamic Awareness Centre in South Africa continues to distort their own beliefs and the Bible. Their topic title is one line from the Lord’s Prayer, “Forgive us our trespasses,” which runs into the body of the advert to complete the sentence: “begged Jesus (pbuh) of His Lord…”

There is no passage in the Qur’an which speaks explicitly of Jesus’ sinlessness. The Qur’an does say in Surah 19:19 that the Angel said to Mary: He said, “I am but a messenger come from thy Lord, to give thee a boy most pure.” Jesus is called “a boy most pure”. It is not bodily purity that is meant here but purity of a sinless life. The Qur’an says that Muhammad prayed for the forgiveness of his sins (Surah 40:55 ; 47:19 ; 48:2 ). Concerning Jesus in the Quran, there is no praying for forgiveness. The Quran calls Jesus the “word of God.” Muslims say the word of God is the (uncreated) Quran. This means that the Quran, Jesus and Allah are eternal; a Muslim trinity? Eternal beings/persons don’t sin.

In the Bible we find clear testimonies of the sinlessness of Jesus. Jesus himself said:

Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? (John 8:46). In 2 Corinthians 5:21, we read (what do Muslims read?). “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” There are many other relevant biblical passages.

The excerpt “Forgive us our sins” is, of course, from the Bible, from “the Lord’s prayer.”

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts (trespasses, sins) as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Why is this called the Lord’s prayer? Because it is the Lord’s (Jesus’s) prayer to God? No, silly. It’s called the Lord’s prayer because it is the prayer that the Lord (Jesus) told his followers to pray. The prayer is contained in the verses Matthew 6:9b – 13. And here are the words of Jesus’s directive immediately prior to the (Lord’s) prayer:

7 “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Pray then like this: (the prayer follows).

Muslims, let context, not pretext, be your guide.