We in the United States are living in one of the most dangerous times in modern history.
Geopolitically, our government is appeasing those who have declared enmity toward us. Washington is mistreating our friends and ingratiating themselves to those who wish us harm. Even those with just an elementary knowledge of history know this is a recipe for disaster.
Socially, the anti-Christian forces are more vocal than ever. Text books are teaching kids the virtues of Islam and dissing Christianity.
Spiritually, millions of those who claim to be Christians and church-goers are so confused about the essence of their faith that apostasy abounds inside the church. Christian pastors are turning over their pulpits to Muslim imams to inform their congregations about Islam.
Ignorance of the true Islamic ideology has opened the door for a Muslim takeover. It’s going on in Europe, and it’s on its way here. Sharia courts are springing up all over England, Europe and in some parts of the United States.
One thing is very clear: Islamists in their very essence believe they must take over the world or else they will be punished by Allah. And that is why everything they do, every business deal they conduct, every investment they make, every building they build, every dollar they spend and every ounce of energy they have is dedicated to that end. Some, of course, are more subtle than others. Some are more blunt than others. But it is the same goal.
If only Christians in America were half as committed as they are.
My friend, it is not unloving to speak these truths, as some would have us believe. In fact, it is a perversion of love to misinterpret Islamic ideology and try to make it what it is not so that people can love Muslims. True love knows the truth about their ideology and still loves the people who embrace it. True love speaks the truth about that evil system and still loves the people who are trapped in it. True love understands why they view us as their enemy but still loves them because our Lord commands it. That is true biblical love.
But we are confused in the church today. We do not recognize true biblical love and do not know how to share it with the world around us. Because if we did recognize and share true biblical love, the world around us would be a very different place indeed.
In my next blog post, I will share from God’s Word about His command to love the unlovable. Learn how to boldly speak the truth in love so that you can honor the Lord and impact the world around you