Commentary By: Gordon King
The world is an absolute mess! Murder, mayhem, and disaster. Evil, violence, and non-stop terror. Islamic terrorists committing heinous crimes against innocent people. Destroying, killing, raping, pillaging, and plundering. Across the globe, in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the West, the murderous rampage continues to escalate.
This is Islam, in full form and at its best. With the world being inundated and attacked by this Satanic group of individuals, its a crying shame that the rest of the Islamic world does not stand up against this wicked evil and violence. If Islam is truly a religion of peace and love, then why don’t the rest of the Muslims stand up and decry such insanity?! If Islam really was about peace, then the Muslims in the world would stand against all of these atrocities. Yet, we hear just about nothing from them!
For the rest of the Muslim world, to sit back and refrain from calling these terrorists out, not to condemn them for their heinous acts, is to agree with them. They are by default, siding with them. By being silent and not shedding light on this evil and wickedness is to be a part of it. This is in fact, their religion, it is their brothers and sisters who are so brazenly attacking innocent men, women, and children throughout the world.
To say that these Islamic terrorists are not part of the Muslim religion would be like saying that Christians are not part of Christianity. Of course these terrorists are Muslims, they are following the laws and principles of the Quran and other teachings of Islam.
The sad truth is that as the violence and evil increases against the rest of the world, the world will fight back. And unfortunately, many will attack Muslims, mosques, and their homes and businesses. This will happen, it is inevitable. These Muslims will be outraged after they have been attacked. They will rally support for the world to come to their aid. They will use this to add fuel to the fire and attempt to bring the world to their side. They will say “See, we told you that we are a peaceful people, and now look, we are being attacked!”. Many shall fall prey to their cries, to their words of “peace”. Many shall believe that the Muslim religion is one of peace. The truth shall be twisted and the lies strengthened by these attacks against them. It shall also feed the fire of antisemitism and anti-Christ around the world.
We must all take a side, we must stand for what is right and true, or stand for what is wrong and twisted. If we sit back and do nothing, then we are siding with the enemy. Jesus Christ is the truth, He is the way and the life. If you choose to sit back and not side with Jesus, then you are siding with the enemy by default. You are rebelling against God!
This is not the time to sit back and do nothing! It is the time to take a stand, to speak up about the evil in the world and call it what it is. Islam is not a religion of peace! If it were, then we would not be seeing all of this terror in the world today. We would see the Muslims acting in peace and not stating to wipe Israel off the face of the map! If it were a religion of peace, then we would actually see peace in the Middle East. Many are now saying “Peace and Security”, although it is not here.
Remember what the apostle Paul said to the Thessalonians.
1 Thessalonians 5:3
‘For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.’
We are living in that time my friends, and the return of Jesus is even closer than we think. Paul did not tell us that there would be peace and safety, he said “when they say” peace and safety (security). The day of the Lord is upon us, it is at the door. Let us not sleep nor slumber for the time is at hand. Be ready at all times, don’t wait until the Tribulation period begins, you may just get left behind! Be ready now!
Paul tells us in his letters to Timothy that the end times shall be perilous. He goes on to tell us what the hearts of men shall be like during these times. This is a warning to us from Paul, a sign of the times.
2 Timothy 3:1-9
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.”
I don’t know about you, but I see the world being this way now! It sure sounds like the world we live in, and when put side by side with all of the other signs that Jesus warned us about, I would say that we are definitely living in the end times, just before the return of Christ.
‘And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.’
The time is at hand my friends. Jesus is standing at the door knocking! Will you answer it? Will you let Him in? This reminds me of a song I once heard, and for many it is a reality.
“I hear you knocking (but you can’t come in)” by Dave Edmunds.
I hear you knocking, but you can’t come in
I hear you knocking, go back where you been….
You’re kind of love ain’t good for me
I hear you knocking, but you can’t come in….
Will this be you? Do you hear Jesus knocking at your door? Will you answer it, or will you send Him away? This will be the most important visitor at your door ever, don’t send Him away!
God bless my friends, and know that God loves you dearly!