I mentioned “nominal Christian” above. The following evangelistic handout sums up types of “Christians” very well. It is called “Labels”.
We like labels. It saves us the trouble of thinking. Many people are called Democrats or Republicans without knowing what the label means. A person may have the label “Success” if he’s made a lot of money even if his life is a colossal failure.
A vague catch-all label is “Christian”. Most Americans, if asked, “Are you a “Christian”? find it easy to answer, “Yes.” That’s because the label includes:
HEREDITARY “CHRISTIANS”. (People whose parents were “Christians” and who think they are also. They may attend church occasionally, or even regularly – especially the church of their parents.)
ETHICAL “CHRISTIANS”. People who are good. They live decent lives and want others to do so too. They like the Golden Rule that Jesus taught. They think that doing one’s best is all anyone can expect.
CULTURAL “CHRISTlANS”. People who live in a “ community or nation. They like the music and the ceremonies – especially to get married and buried with.)
SOCIAL “CHRISTIANS”. (People who like to meet their friends at church, like their children to make proper friends, and like the social activities. Businessmen find its good for business.)
TRUE “CHRISTlANS”. People who believe Christ Jesus is God’s Son who died on the cross to save them and accept Him as their Master and Lord). This last group may also have “Christian” parents, try to lead decent lives, go to church, and enjoy “ cultural and social activities. But they realize that none of these things makes a person a “Christian”.
A True “Christian” has experienced such a total change that it is called being born again!
A TRUE “CHRISTIAN”:
knows that he/she is a sinner, separated from God.
realizes that he/she deserves eternal punishment in hell.
recognizes his/her guilt and repents of his/her sin.
knows he/she cannot save himself/herself by good works, but seeks help.
recognizes Jesus Christ as God Himself.
learns that God loves him/her so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to save him/her.
accepts the final payment that Jesus made for his/her sin when He died on the cross.
lives a thankful life for this salvation.
believes the Bible as God’s word.
acknowledges Jesus as his/her Lord and Master.
is possessed by the Holy Spirit.
loves others as God loves him/her.
looks forward to living with God forever.
excerpted from Silent Evangelist No. 333 tract, FPTL, Grand Rapids, MICH.
The word “ADIAPHORA”, from the Greek language, (and there a line for pronunciation above the a, dia, pho, and ra.) as in “long” means “not essential to salvation”. This word now comes into relevance. Nothing in this epublication before and continuing on from this point is of importance other than “A True Christian” as noted just above.
Adiaphora is really a good word to know though. It stops a lot of arguments between “Christians” who belong to different denominations, who have a lot of trouble agreeing about anything. So who’s right? Anyone who believes in the Three in One God, who has faith in Jesus the Christ God, as their total and complete Redeemer, and who has repented/asked this personage into their heart and turned their lives over to Him.
About 600 Years Later – Formation of Islam
In the movement of “Christianity” a general by the name of Charlemagne, told his men “if they will not convert to “Christianity, kill them”. He was talking about the Saxons. That is exactly what Mohammed said. You know, the one that started the Muslims about 600 years A.D.? Yes. In Surrah Al Tamah, in the Koran, Chapter 9, vs. 5, he says the same thing. Only he’s talking about converting to Islam of course.
Per various internet searches Islam doesn’t mean peace. Islam means surrender/submission. Surrender to whom? Allah, of course, and everything that goes with Islam, including Sharia Law. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad.
Also: http://answering-islam.org/Silas/swordverse.htm; http://www.answering-islam.org/
At the time of Mohammed, 600 years A.D., there were around 200 to 400 gods, which was about average for the world. Check at: http://ancienthistory.about.com/
According to: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/moongod.htm, (http://biblebelievers.com/) Allilah was the Moon god, and per various writings (easily found on the internet), Mohammed apparently needed two more tribes of thousands of good fighters to make up his army, so he could conquer the world and make it all Islam. But the two chiefs of these two tribes said the Moon god had three daughters. The Arabic word for God is “hah” and the Moon-God became synonymous with “al-ilah”, meaning “the God”.
Pagan Arabs believed the Moon God was the greatest of all gods, and it is believed this is where the phrase we Americans hear said so much by Islamists before or just after they kill someone, comes from: “Allahu Akbar” which translates “Allah” or “our version of God” is greater”.
Mohammed apparently decided to call god Allah, which would include the three daughters, (but not to mention them) and instead of the whole full moon, there would just be a crescent for the banner.
According to: http://islam.about.com/od/history/a/crescent_moon.htm, this is how the moon god was represented. The symbol of the crescent moon is representative throughout history of the moon god.
Earlier in this writing we discussed how Satan and less than a third of the angels were forced to live in the earthly sphere as spirit beings.
(Satan then was a supernatural spirit being -i.e. invisible on earth, UNLESS (See 2Co 11:14 ) “ And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
Satan failed miserably with the crucifixion of Jesus the Christ. But he never stops. He know his time is short. So for a while he tried having all the “Christians” killed. When that plan failed, he came up with a whole new political ideology. Illiterate humans took it further and called it Islam. A number of “Christians” believe Satan came to a man in the sixth century named Mohammed. Satan as the Father of lies (per Jesus the Messiah), said he was Gabriel and wanted to dictate to Mohammed. History reveals Mohammed had Grand Mal seizures at night during the dictation and wrote he felt these were coming from demons. It is generally understood that having being dictated to from Satan could easily produce an invasion of demonic personages into one’s body. Mohammed wanted to make a religion out of Satan’s dictation, so he along with two chiefs noted above, did. Writer’s of the time, close to Mohammed, dismissed the seizures as irrelevant. Others go into depth in articles such as the following: http://www.answering-islam.org/Silas/satan.htm
In any case an agreement was reached and Mohammed’s army set off to conquer the world. And they conquered a lot of territory.
But supply lines eventually ended and they never made it. Supposedly, they were finally stopped by the Knights of Malta (a Roman Catholic group). If you are interested in this, look for a map of the Islam controlled nations of that time at http://islam.about.com/od/history/a/crescent_moon.htmwww.ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~bvon/pages/maps.htlm
Walid Shoebat (http://shoebat.com/) gives much more detail in his books.
Walid Shoebat, a former Muslim – now a “Christian”, asks you in his book referencing The Quaran, Surah Al Tamah, Chapter 9:5, “What part of kill don’t you understand”? Also see: http://www.answering-islam.org/authors/silas.html: There is a single punishment for anyone who leaves the Muslim faith: Death. The average American must understand the concept of duty. It is the Muslim’s “duty” to kill those who are not Muslim.
Once a certain percentage of Muslim’s are reached in a nation, the bloodshed begins. The average American must understand “radical” Muslim is a misnomer. There are no known” moderate” Muslim’s per Brigitte Gabriel, (former news anchor) displaced from Lebanon by Muslims who wish to kill her, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Gabriel
Author John Hagee, (head of CUFI-Christians United for Israel), mentions that Muslims believe the messiah will conquer Israel, or the opposite of what Christians” and Jews believe. Other than that, Islam teaches that Jesus did not die on the cross, that Jesus was created from the dust, like Adam, that Allah is impersonal, that God is neither plural nor triune, and that Allah is removed from his creation; he relates to them through his will and law. The exact opposite of Jesus teachings in Islam are present. http://www.amazon.com/Jerusalem-Countdown-Revised-John-Hagee/dp/1599790890/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387833031&sr=8-1&keywords=Jerusalem+Countdown%2C+John+Hagee
John Hagee, in his book “In Defense of Israel”, (http://www.amazon.com/In-Defense-Israel-Revised-Edition/dp/1599792109/ref=pd_sim_b_2) lists all the ways that Muslims differ in their beliefs as compared to “Christians” and Jews on pages 63 and 64. The last two differences state that Muslims believe that the messiah will be a descendent of Muhammad while “Christians” and Jews believe the Messiah will be a descendant of King David.
Messianic Gentile/Jewish “Christians” believe that Jesus already came as God in the flesh, but that He came first as a Lamb to redeem mankind and the earth. But He did reveal Himself as the Second Coming Messiah: Joh 4:25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
26 Then Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am he.” If this woman repeated these words, if it highly unlikely anyone believed her.
Also see: Matt 23:10. The word “Christ” is also interpreted as Messiah. Christ means “Anointed One” as does the word Messiah or the Hebrew Meshiah.
Franklin Graham, (Billy Graham’s son) said on a national TV show (Larry King) that Islam was “evil”. There are multiple historical listings of Franklin Graham on Larry King). This statement is voiced on numerous occasions. Here is one: http://www.politico.com/blogs/politicolive/1010/Rev_Franklin_Graham_Islam_evil.html.
Joel Osteen, who has a mega church, was on the same show in that same time slot on one occasion. When asked the question of whether Jews and Muslims would get into heaven, Osteen said he is very careful when dealing with that question. He later apologized to “Christians”, but “Christians” felt the damage was already done.
Some writer’s, however, feel Islam is not a religion at all: http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/100100/sec_id/100100
The politician Geert Wilders feels the same: http://rt.com/news/geert-wilders-koran-islam/
Here is a Muslim who feels Islam is not a religion: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/02/kuwaiti-moderate-islamist-islam-is-not-a-religion-its-a-way-of-life?utm_source=Jihad+Watch+Daily+Digest&utm_campaign=c4a2fd0758-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ffcbf57bbb-c4a2fd0758-123365593
Based on historical data, (as only one example) see: magnitude of Muslim atrocities at: http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/modern/moghal_atro.html.
Examining these reports, it would appear Muslims want to burn your farm, or your town, and your cities, or just to conquer you. They apparently want to make slaves of your children. If the children are too small they will simply be killed by taking their feet and slamming their heads against something hard. All women will be raped. Child bearing capable women will be kept as sex slaves.
Militant Muslims want everyone in the world to pray to God in the same way they do, with the same words they use, (asking Allah to curse Jews and “Christians” five times each day, and for your land to be a province of their Empire. If a Muslim disavows portions of the Koran, such as Chapter 9:5, he is not considered a Muslim, rather he is an Infidel.
Other reading on Islam might be considered such as:
Interestingly, Mohammed once wrote that “every word Jesus spoke was true”. (See: http://christiananswers.net/q-eden/quran-jesus.html). Mohammed also wrote that anything new he wrote superseded and overwrote anything he wrote before.
Muslims have a word for a treaty/agreement with a non-Muslim. It is called a “Hudna”. Hudna, in Islam means; “to gain concessions from the enemy, or to regain strength”. So any agreement Israel or other Non-Muslim nations make with Islam is a Hudna. http://www.amazon.com/Jerusalem-Countdown-Revised-John-Hagee. These can be broken at any time with complete honor to the Muslim. According to Hagee, Hudna’s are why Islam has broken every agreement/covenant it has ever made.
So, where do these Muslims come from? Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Iran (formerly called Persia), Egypt, Lebanon, and all nations surrounding little Israel.
Per Hagee, Iran has nuclear facilities in the following cities starting at the top: Tabriz, Bonab, Chalus, Mo’allem Kalaych, Neka, Karaj, Tehran, Arak, Natanz, Saghand, Tabas, Isfahan, Yazd, Darkhovin, Busheir, Fasa. Some of these names have been changed, but Hagee’s point is that the nuclear facilities are widespread and cannot be monitored.
Muslim infiltration into America is widespread and involves all states including even the top states such as Minnesota, although Minneapolis/St. Paul, are often referred to as liberal modern day Sodom and Gomorrah, as is Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calif. http://www.barenakedislam.com/2014/11/24/minnesotastan-sharia-compliant-amendment-would-change-an-existing-minneapolis-ordinance-in-order-to-allow-businesses-to-cater-to-the-muslim-community-during-ramadan/
Additional Muslim infiltration into America is seen in the following articles:
The influx of Islamists, who appear to immediately partake of welfare programs in order to organize terror related acts against the providers of this welfare have virtually taken over other countries. The United Kingdom, formerly the British Empire, formerly Great Britain, is a good example: http://www.barenakedislam.com/2014/11/29/well-why-wouldnt-the-quran-be-read-at-prince-charles-coronation-as-king-england-is-likely-to-become-an-islamic-state-within-a-few-years/
Rape of all ages appears to be a requirement for Islamists/Muslims: http://sheikyermami.com/uk-muslim-sex-groomer-says-raping-little-girls-is-a-religious-requirement/
Considering the information on Islam at this time, readers are urged to keep in mind the documentation of Jesus the Christ walking on water, commanding a storm to be quiet, (with instant positive results), healing the sick, giving sight to the blind, raising the dead, feeding four thousand and five thousand people with a few fish and a little bread, driving demons out of people, and essentially changing the World (See the four Gospels). The fact of Mohammed coming in the sixth century after the death and resurrection of Jesus raises numerous questions.
What about the Book of Mormon? In perusing this book, this writer recalls many battles and much killing.
Have you, the writer of this epublication ever read the Mormon publication, “A Different Gospel”?
No. As a follower of the Holy Bible “Way” it seems forbidden or a desertion of the true Gospel per the Holy Bible: 2Co 11:4 “For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.
Ga 1:6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel–”
However, this writer did attend Mormon services on Wednesday nights to avoid KP duty, and did have excellent chicken dinners in Mormon homes.
Ellen White in her book, The Great Controversy, (A Seventh Day Adventist publication) (Copyright 1990 by Better Living Publications-Revised 2002) http://www.amazon.com/Great-Controversy-Ellen-G-White wrote “the image of the beast represents that form of apostate Protestantism which will be developed when the Protestant churches shall seek the aid of the civil power for the enforcement of their dogmas”. Ellen White is considered to have prophesied in error fifty times. However, the book noted above contains an excellent condensation of historical data regarding the “Church”, over an extensive period of time.