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“Prayer. Bible study. Action.” — A plan to fight terrorism.

A South African Christian, who returned fire during a terrorist attack on his own church, urges Christians to make a plan.

Have you helped your congregation set up a plan for fighting terrorism in the world and at home? The threat is now at our front doors.

Charl Van Wyk, who witnessed terrorists opening fire with grenades and automatic weapons on his Cape Town, South Africa church in 1993, feels there is apathy — and even cowardice — within The Church today.

Make sure your church has a plan. As a pastor, you should have an urgency concerning the subject of terrorism.  Pray, educate yourself and your parishioners, and make sure security measures are in place.

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Coming to an American City Near You

Islamic jihadists will be targeting American churches, if specific plans are not in the works already. What will you do if they come to yours?

Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 9.43.56 AMImagine yourself standing at the pulpit. Suddenly, men appear, force you to your knees and slit your throat in front of your parishioners. Think it can’t happen in America? In your church?

The world knows the details of the gruesome death of  86-year-old Fr Jacques Hamel in France on July 26th. The jihadists recorded the scene, “like they were performing a sermon in Arabic around the alter,” Sister Danielle related to reporters. Two Islamic jihadists targeted the Catholic church while the morning worship service was in session on July 26, 2016. After slitting the priest’s throat, they took took three hostages to the front door. When police arrived, the men charged the police, shouting Allahu akbar” as they were shot dead.

Let’s look closely at the facts:

  • The men were young Muslims.
  • The police knew they were known by police to ISIS sympathizers.
  • They yelled “Allahu akbar” as they were shot by police.

But let’s look at the most telling fact:

A classmate of one of the attackers noted, “We tried to reason with him, but every time we tried to reason with him he would reply with some verse from the Koran .  . . ”

As leaders of the free world try to make excuses and justify reasons why the violence continues to escalate, the teachings of Mohammed and the Koran, the Hadith and Sira are totally ignored. The doctrine of Islam calls for violence and the taxing, murder and torture of those who are not Muslim for the sake of Allah and the furthering of Islam. In the mind of too many Muslims, we are the enemy.

“You Christians, you kill us.” Sister Danielle related what one attacker told her as she tried to flee.

You must understand the doctrine of Islam, share it with your parishioners and make plans as to how you and your congregation will deal with the likely probability of Islamic violence coming to American churches.

As Haras Rafiq of The Quilliam Foundation told the BBC:

“They have selected a target that is going to be virtually impossible to defend and patrol in the western world.”

Read the BBC article.

“And I hope America will understand . . . “

A Syrian Nun and Relief Leader has a Message for America.
So why are Christians plugging their ears?

I stood as a visitor in a church service on Sunday. The praise band was wonderful. The pastor gave a stirring sermon. The people responded with “Amen.” I counted my blessings as an American. But as I stood and looked at the beautiful stained glass windows and watched the mothers with their arms around their children, and husbands with their arms around their wives, tears welled up in my eyes. I was thinking of all the Christians in specific parts of the world who would never experience the type of worship service I was experiencing: A safe one.

Christ died for us, but more than that, He died, and descended into Hell. Christians don’t like to think about that.

Looking around the sanctuary, I wondered how many Christians in the room understood what was really happening at the hands of Islam. How many even understood the basic doctrines of Islam? The preacher stated that we are called to love all people. Yes, our God is quite emphatic on that subject. Christ died for us, but more than that, He died, and descended into Hell. Christians don’t like to think about that. Well, what do we think He was doing for three days?! He was fighting our battle for us!  Then He rose again so that whosoever believes in Him (the fact that He would do such a thing because he LOVES us) would have eternal life.

I’m not sure many of us who call ourselves Christians really understand: The “eternal” fight is over. The battle is won. God has saved those who love Him from eternal evil and torture (Hell/life without Him). However, what are we to understand and take action upon during our time on this earth as Satan seemingly gains more control, deceiving even Christians into thinking that Allah is God? Many may very well experience Hell on earth if they continue to fail to recognize the difference between good and evil. The Church is already falling away; it is not standing for its own faith.

In helping people understand the doctrine of Islam, we are not calling pastors — or anyone — to hate. We are calling for pastors to match love to reason and wisdom in order to better equip themselves and their parishioners to fight the spiritual battle that is raging today!

In helping people understand the doctrine of Islam, we are not calling pastors — or anyone — to hate. We are calling for pastors to match love to reason and wisdom in order to better equip themselves and their parishioners to fight the spiritual battle that is raging today!  Instead, our churches are full of pastors who are ignoring Ephesians 6:11-12.

11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (NIV)

A year’s worth of sermons are in those two sentences if every word were to be carefully considered! To start, putting on the full armor of God means doing all that we can do in love, but it also means recognizing the devil’s schemes and pointing them out.

  • Satan wants you to believe there’s not much you can do to change things for the better when it comes to ISIS.
  • Satan wants you to believe in putting political correctness above your belief in Jesus.
  • Satan wants you to believe that not offending non-Christians is the best way to “love” those who do not believe in God.
  • Satan wants you to believe it’s OK to stay in a “safe space” as a pastor by preaching on scriptures that will not offend anyone in your congregation.
  • Satan wants you to put your trust in government above God and let government handle ISIS.
  • Satan wants you to believe that love “alone” will fix everything, we just need to sit back and “love.” (RED ALERT: Love is a verb in God’s world!)
  • Satan wants you to believe that your parishioners don’t need to understand Islam to realize what is really happening to their persecuted brothers and sisters all over the world —  it’s too far away, it doesn’t affect “us.”
  • Satan wants the world to believe all gods are the same and that Allah is just another word for the Judeo-Christian God of the universe.

How can we be Light if we won’t recognize that we’re standing smack dab in the middle of darkness?!

It’s easy to love those who love us.  As the violence is ratcheted up, it looks like it’s becoming even easier for Christians in America to ignore those who hate us, because The Church is doing next to nothing. How can we be Light if we won’t recognize that we’re standing smack dab in the middle of darkness?!

Please read the story of the Syrian Nun who spells it out, because she survives through the horrific truth on a daily basis. She states:  “Whoever says ISIS has no connection to Islam . . . is a liar. ISIS is Islam, Islam is ISIS.” Read the article from CNS News.

Understand, my dear pastor. Please begin to understand. We cannot ignore what is happening. We cannot serve two gods; we must be able to decipher which one is false . . . and like the Syrian nun, be unafraid to point out the scheme, instead of ignoring it and going with the flow of political correctness.  “Islam is not peace.”  

When Violence is a Virtue

Winston Churchill described Islam as a: “… system of ethics, which regards treachery and violence as virtues rather than vices.”

Read the daily headlines; it’s rare to find a day when Islamic violence is not in the news. Churchill new the future would hold great consequences for civilization if the world failed to recognize the “system” that is Islam. The future is now. The “system” of virtuous violence is gaining ground. How will civilized people stop the destruction? The first step is to understand that Islam is not part of our ecumenical (involving people from different kinds of Christian churches) society. We do not serve the same God, especially when treachery and violence are regarded as virtues rather than vices. Pastors, understand! We are in the middle of a spiritual war.


Onward Christian . . . Soldiers?


I stood in a church one Sunday and listened to a young woman express her disdain for the hymn Onward Christian Soldiers. In her view, the word “soldiers” should not be used in the context of Christianity; it was politically incorrect and offensive.  Obviously, she hasn’t read much about how Paul lived and what he wrote, nor does she understand, as Christian author Mike Adams puts it, “Jesus was not Mr. Rogers. He had little tolerance for the smug moral superiority of those who grasp the truth but lack the faith and courage necessary to defend it.”

You may think the following article by Mr. Adams has nothing to do with the subject of this website. Oh, but it does. Please read “Onward Christian Pansies.”

Who do you work for — God or man? When was the last time you truly lived everything that you believe? Preached everything that you believe? Even at the cost of your “job”? Depending upon your answers, you may want to dive deeper into your handbook (God’s Bible) to understand your requirements as His employee (soldier for Christ).

In 2 Timothy, Paul encourages Timothy, a man who would have to step up and lead, to "endure hardship like a good soldier." We are to march in line behind Christ, stand the test and not be ashamed of the Gospel. Speak it! Live it! Whatever it costs! 

Paul says we are not to be "entangled with civilian affairs." That means we are not to be involved in pursuits that are of the world and not of God. At the same time, we are not to be silent concerning the Gospel in order to avoid human hardship at the hands of other humans because we fear losing our friends, our jobs -- our lives.  

"Endure everything for the sake of the elect." We must endure everything for the sake of The Church, those who believe in the Kingdom of God, because we are under His superior leadership and must obey and please Him first. We are to die to this world (and the opinions that are contrary to God's Word) and serve in God's army. Read that last sentence again. Are you getting entangled in people's worldly and Godless opinions just to get along? Paul knew he had to leave and was warning the timid Timothy that he must stand firm and direct The Church in order to become a worker "approved by God." In other words, none of us can be Christian  pansies and expect God's approval.


“Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me”

The Presbyterian Church USA Prays to Allah


Please read the following news story from CBN News:

Mainline Christian Denomination Praying to Allah?

What has The Church become? What is the first of God’s Ten Commandments?! Why does this not matter to each and every one of you as Messengers of God?  Allah and Yahweh (Elohim, Jehova, Adonai, El Elyon, El Shaddai, Jehovah Jireh, Jehova Shalom, Jehova Sabaoth, El Olam, God Almighty) are NOT the same God.

If you are a Presbyterian USA pastor, we’d like to know why you are standing for prayers to Allah within The Church of the One and Only Judeo-Christian God of LOVE and of all mankind, who specifically states in the First of the Ten Commandments “Thou shalt have no other gods before me,” yet you pray a prayer of idolatry in His sanctuary. If you understood the doctrine of Islam, you would know that God is surely weeping over your actions. You are placing humanism above Truth. Please do your due diligence before you commit such egregious acts against God, whom you profess to love.

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