Foolish Florida Church put up sign board with «Islam is of the Devil»

Christians and non-Christians alike are protesting a sign posted by a Florida church that equates Islam with the work of the devil.


Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville in Florida posted a sign early this week. Pastor Terry Jones told local news station WCJB that although most people consider the sign a message of hate, his church sees it as a «message of awareness, of opportunity to talk and to rethink»

He also said the sign is the church’s way of expressing love to Muslims by informing them that Christianity is the only way to heaven, according to The Gainesville Sun. Jones says Islam is deceptive in presenting itself as a religion of peace.

Local residents, however, have reacted with shock and have staged protests outside the church.

Is suicide bombers and expression of the love of God
Is suicide bombers and expression of the love of God

«I was really shocked to see «Islam is of the devil’ on their sign» said Brandon Schneider to the local Action News station. «I’m Jewish but I still take offense to that».

Muslim American Shahnaz Haghanifar said the sign creates hate. Even a member of First Baptist Church of Alachua called the sign a «persecution of religion».

Despite the protests, Jones said his church does not plan to take down the sign and intends to put up even more signs addressing other hot-button issues like abortion and same-sex marriage.

According to city officials, the church is permitted to keep the sign’s message up if it makes the sign smaller and places it lower to the ground.

Church staffs have thanked protesters for drawing attention to the sign and the church.Dove World Outreach Center is a charismatic, non-denominational church founded in 1986, according to the church’s website. It is actively involved in the community, helping to feed and clothe the local poor.

Source: Christian

My comment:

Many Charismatic Churches does a lot of strange and foolish things. You cant explain the truth to a Muslim, by setting up a sign board in a garden, telling them that God does not love them?

Muslim ladies using their freedom to express their love for their god.
Muslim ladies using their freedom to express their love for their god.

Its better to tell them that Islam came into existence 600 years after Jesus had died and resurrected, and 200 year after the Canon of the Bible had been closed. If the Koran is a final and better revelation from «god», that the Bible who claim to be the infallible Word of God, is a complete falsehood.

In the Koran, the name of Abrahams son «Isaac» has been deleted. In Islam there is no covenant between God and Isaac. According to Muslim traditions, the land of Canaan was given to Ishmael, and his sons and daughters. This is the reason behind six Arab wars to try to claim Eretz Israel from the Jewish people. Arabs have become victims of a spiritual battle between the father of all lies and the God of truth, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel.

The Koran tells us that «Jesus» was only a Palestinian prophet. In Islam there is no God the Son, born in flesh by a Jewish mother who named him «Y´shua». If the Koran is correct, Jesus of Nazareth was not divine. Because the Koran explains to us that Allah has no begotten Son.

If we tell a Muslim that Islam is the truth, than we become liars. If we tell one single Muslim that faithfulness to Islam can bring him into the Kingdom of Heaven, than we become children of the devil.

Is it wise to put up a sign on a public lawn, telling in public that Islam is from the devil?

Well, Jesus did not put up any sign boards in public. But once He threw people out of the Temple in Jerusalem. He also told wicked people in public that they were brood of wipers, son of the devil, even whitewashed tombs.

I guess, when you start to walk in his likeness, you will do what is required to make people understand the truth. If you have been a student of Jesus for more than ten years, and do not have the guts to tell the Muslims the truth, you are a complete failure.

If you really love a Muslim, you will tell him the truth.That he can only be saved by Jesus God the Son. He loves all the Muslims. He wants them to pray in His name, and obey Him.

Behold, claimed to be Christians in Florida. Please read:

1 Corinthians 13:3
If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Please keep this in mind, if some Muslims comes and burn down your church.

First published, July 13th 2009.

Written by Ivar

8 thoughts on “Foolish Florida Church put up sign board with «Islam is of the Devil»

  1. [edit]
    July 12, 2009
    The Liberal would dismiss Islam as sinister for its take on human rights and women in particular. The Left would fall into the trap of denouncing religion in general as ‘reactionary’. Maybe without realizing it, both Lib and Left are falling here into a clear supremacist argument. Since both Islam and Judaism are more than just religions, they convey a ‘way of life’ and stand as a totally thorough answer to questions regarding being in the world, the Western Lib-Left are at danger of a complete dismissal of a large chunk of humanity.
    I have recently accused a genuine Leftist and good activist of being an Islamophobe for blaming Hamas for being ‘reactionary’. The activist, who is evidently a true supporter of Palestinian resistance was quick to defend himself claiming that it wasn’t only ‘Islamism’ that he didn’t like, he actually equally hated Christianity and Judaism. For some reason he was sure that hating every religion equally was a proper humanist qualification. Accordingly, the fact that an Islamophobe is also a Judeophobe and Christiano-phobe is not necessarily a sign of a humanist commitment. — Gilad Atzmon

    1. Dear Abdullah

      We should not dismiss Islam. There is a billion people who one way or the other have a relationship with the religion of Islam. They will not vanish in thin air. My Jewish Messiah loved me when I was lost. Now I am found in Him. I hated Israel and the Jewish people. Now I love them both. The Messiah hate sins, but love a repented sinner. I would like to tell this to every Muslim I meet.

  2. We are not to provoke the enemy but to put YAHWEH(G-D) always before us to guide us and guard us…
    …….. and HE said, “Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says the L-RD to you, ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s. 2-CHRONICLES 20:15
    ………’Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the valley in front of the wilderness of Jeruel…2-CHRONICLES 20:16

    Without G-D(YAHWEH) we do not march forward to fight our enemy but are instructed to put on the armor of G-D first….
    ……….for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness.. Ephesians: 6: 12.

    YAHWEH(G-D) fights for us, for it is His battle:
    ………You shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of the L-RD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the L-RD will be with you..2-CHRONICLES 20:17

    And so until verse 22 we see the defeat by the Almighty Hand of G-D upon the enemies and victory to the JEWS. This is an example for all believers in YAHWEH to have complete trust in HIM and not the way the so-called believers do it according to their own understanding by not only bringing on the troubles upon themselves but the innocent as well. Here is where Wisdom is needed.

  3. Ivar,
    You fail to make the crucial distinction between the Muslim and Islam. We should not hate the Muslim, however, we absolutely should hate Islam. Allah, is the antithesis of Yeshua. The Koran is a book of lies and hatred and it is straight nfrom the pit of hell. You will not win a Muslim over with anything other than the gospel of Christ. The Holy Spirit will convict them, all we can do is share the good news. Truth is truth and evil is evil; call them exactly what they are; no compromises, and trust G’d to do the rest.
    Shabbat Shalom

    1. Dear Denise

      Sabbath Shalom (still in the US).

      I have been used by Jesus to lead a couple of Muslims towards faith in Jesus. I have also pastored a weeding between a Christian girl and a nominal Muslim. So I do know the difference between a Muslim and Islam.

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