Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
The Mindset of Militant Islam: Kill the "Cross-Worshippers"
04/26/2007 - James WhiteI was following some links this morning and came across this article. Notice the use of the phrase "cross-worshippers." The rejection of the atonement found in scholastic and historic Islam becomes pure hatred in this form of militant Islam. What is more, it blinds its adherents, since, obviously, the vast majority of Westerners have no love for the cross, no love for the Savior, and no commitment to the Christian faith. Aside from not worshipping the cross (can you imagine the fire-storm if such inaccurate language was used of their own beliefs?), the fact is that the militant Muslims share much in common with those in the West who likewise hate the cross and what it stands for. Here is a selection of citations from the above article:
Islamic State Of Iraq: The Cross Worshippers And Their Henchmen Plans Have Collapsed
As usual, this was followed by a swift visit by the new (American) Defense Minister “Gates” who said, “The American support to the Maliki government is not unlimited”, insinuating that the American administration is impatient with the Maliki government that is incapable of handling the strikes of the Mujahideen. This comes on the heels of an important statement by House Majority Leader Harry Reid who previously said, “The Iraqi war is hopeless and the situation in Iraq is same as it was in Vietnam.”
Then came Bush’s stupid statement where he emphasized that his strategic goal in Iraq is more than a military victory but also to prevent the Mujahideen from benefiting from the fruits of the Jihad to ultimately achieve victory.
This is how the cross worshipping occupiers and their henchmen live. Their morale continues to collapse as the result of the increasing strikes of the Mujahideen, carried out by the grace of Allah. From downing their aircraft to penetrating their fortified Green Zone and targeting the heads of apostasy and agents, all this has pushed the American army to repeat what it did in Vietnam. In a similar fashion, they are instigating the policy of isolating cites and regions by building a concrete roadblocks and walls as we see in al-Ghazaliyah, al-Ameriyah and others places in order to create a huge prison for the Sunnis. But none of this disappoints the Mujahideen; they have activated their sniper weapons against Allah’s enemies to fill their hearts with terror and death, by the grace of Allah.
“O you who believe, if you revert from your religion, (Islam) then Allah will substitute in your place people whom He loves and who love Him. They will be kind with the believers, stern with the disbelievers, and will strive in the cause of Allah without fear of any blame. Such is Allah's blessing; He bestows it upon whomever He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient, the All-Knower.” Qur’an 5: 54
And Allah’s love is precious and Allah’s provision is paradise. The signs of victory can be seen and the cross worshipper’s defeat is obvious and progressive, all praise be to Allah.
Keep in mind, for the militant Muslim, "cross-worshipper" = Christian = Western non-Muslim. It is vital to communicate that very few in the West love Christ, or submit to His lordship. Of course, the mindset of these kinds of men is not open to rational refutation anyway, but it is our duty to speak the truth while we still have the freedom to do so.
The Caners Get It Right
04/23/2007 - James WhiteDespite Ergun Caner's "Calvinists are worse than Muslims" statement (which he has yet to withdraw, modify, or apologize for), the following article, which contains an article from Emir Caner found in the Baptist Press, is an important read. The pressure to see Allah and Jehovah as merely two different names for the same God is great, especially in the missionary field. I would argue the very unbiblical "number oriented" mindset that fills many churches today is partly to blame for this pressure. In any case, the Caners are correct: Allah is not Jehovah.
[Just one note: I would clarify in Emir Caner's article the reference to Surah 3:78, which reads, "There is among them a section who distort the Book with their tongues: (As they read) you would think it is a part of the Book, but it is no part of the Book; and they say, "That is from Allah," but it is not from Allah: It is they who tell a lie a gainst Allah, and (well) they know it!" [Yusuf Ali Translation]. I think it can be argued fairly successfully that the Qur'an as a whole, even granting a unitary authorship, does not argue for the corruption of the Christian or Jewish Scriptures. Later generations of Muslims, of course, have taken it to mean this, not because the text demands it, but because the contradiction between the Old and New Testaments and the Qur'an is so clear and obvious. So it is best to emphasize that the text is understood by later geneations to mean the Old Testament has been corrupted, though all the text says is that some read it in a distorted manner.]