“Islam is a political and social ideology that will never submit to a secular form of government”.
This is a statement of Michael Youssef, founder of Evangelical Anglican Church of the Apostles and Leading the Way ministry.
Youssef contends that the mosque is part of Islam’s overall goal to dominate the world.
“Most Westerners do not understand that Islam is not a religion in their true understanding of what the word means,” he argued Tuesday. “Islam is a political and social ideology that will never submit to a secular form of government. Islamists will wait until such time as they are able to transform societies into Sharia-dominated ones, giving citizens a Taliban-type government.”
Youssef, who has lived in Egypt and Lebanon, urged the public to be wary of the language that Muslim leaders behind the project are using, such as “tolerance” and “freedom of religion,” to gain approval.
“Islamic and Arabic media outlets are triumphantly, if not blatantly, saying that Islam is a superior religion, therefore it can build a mosque anywhere in the world, and the infidels need to shut up and accept it,” he stated bluntly.
“When you realize that in Saudi Arabia, the most likely bank rollers of the USD 100 million project, forbids even Christian foreigners to worship in their own homes, you will soon realize the contempt they hold for the West in general and Christians in particular.”
More than 40 Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim leaders said they were deeply troubled by some of the opposition and how protesters have demonized all Muslims and exploited fear.
“We have witnessed this sinful corruption of religion across faith traditions throughout history and must condemn it without equivocation whenever or wherever it occurs,” the religious leaders wrote in their statement.
“However, we fail to honor those murdered on that awful day – including Muslim Americans killed in the Twin Towers and Pentagon”.
“We are betraying our nation’s historic commitment to religious liberty, fueling ugly stereotypes about Islam and demeaning the vast majority of Muslims committed to peace.”
“We are deeply saddened by those who denigrate a religion which in so many ways is a religion of compassion and peace by associating all Muslims with violent extremism,” said the Rev. Peg Chemberlin, president of the National Council of Churches.
“This center will reflect not only the best of Islam, but the enduring hope that Christians, Jews and Muslims can together find common ground in addressing the most urgent challenges of our time.”
Source: Christian Post.com
The best argument in the pro-Mosque camp, is that there were also Muslims killed in the Islamic attack on the twin towers of the Word Trade Center. In fact 59 out of the 2976 dead came from a Muslim background.
I guess they forgot to count the terrorists among the dead Muslims?
They died a heroic death, according to many Radical Muslim scholars.
Should we accept this kind of logic?
How many Muslims die in the civil war between Sunni and Shia Muslims?
What about Muslims that are killed by their own Muslim brethren. Does this make slaughter in the name of Allah a “non religious issue”?
If this logic should be followed, also the Neo-Nazis should be allowed to open cultural centers on Manhattan. They should obviously not be blamed for other Nazis killing innocent people in the name of Nazism.
You should see what else is coming our way from what I’m hearing from God.
When a person dies, not of Christ, and there soul is separated from their physical form, it must be a tremendous tragedy when they realize that the “god” they thought was “a true god”, was not real at all. At that moment, when they see what their final destination is, it must be a frightening and horrendous moment, that after this there are no more second chances. I pray that people wake up, and see the truth.
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
When a person dies, not of Christ, and there soul is separated from their physical form.
I feel what your try to explain, is that when a person dies, the soul is separated from the flesh (body). This is true. But as the Bible says in the verse you quoted (Matthew 10:28), God the Father has the power to destroy both soul and body in Hell.
Jesus explains that when we reach Heaven, our soul will enter into new heavenly bodies. Our flesh on Earth, will return to dust.
Yep, Only God has the power to destroy both. Matthew 10:28
I just wanted to state it’s truly a sad thing, when a nonbeliever dies, and realizes then that there are no second chances.
If you speak of what Christ has foretold us what would happen, I don’t think our mind’s can truly wrap around the horrors of what is to occur on Earth.
But Glory to God because he has forewarned us, and told us what the signs of his coming are.
Still, I pray for those lose that don’t realize that JESUS IS THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING.
Matthew 24:22 And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.
Gloria, the soul will never be “separated from their physical form”, as such. The doctrine of soul-body-mind being three entities is a Hellenistic one. The Bible is clear, that when God breathed His Spirit into Adam’s nose, Adam didn’t get a soul, He became a living soul.
Shalom, and thanks for this comment.
The walking dead’s among us, do indeed have a soul. But they do not have the Spirit of God reigning in their hearts.
I have head a lot of non sense from my friends who get their spiritual food from the charismatic circles. One of the most insane comment, was a lady who had watched a preacher on so-called “Christian TV” explaining that Al Gore has no soul. He is like the giants that walked on Earth, before the flood.
After we rebuke such false teachings, the deceived persons often goes back and watch more falsehood on the same TV. The Bible prophecy of massive deceptions in the last days, manifests it self in peoples own stupidity. Never being willing to listen and learn.
You said: Gloria, the soul will never be “separated from their physical form”, as such.
My comment: I don’t believe that at all. The bible teaches us differently, and we must always adhere to the Word of God for the truth.
One particular verse reads: Revelation 20:4
Then I saw thrones, and those seated on them were given authority to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony to Jesus and for the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.