Commentary By: Gordon King
Can a person be peaceful if he or she hates and threatens the lives of other people? Can a person be trusted if they say that they are a certain way then do just the opposite? Would you trust a person like that? Would you actually believe that they are seeking peace if they say that they want to kill some one? I don’t think so!
But that’s exactly what most of the world is doing! They listen to Iran and the Muslim world say that they only want peace, yet the very next minute they say that they want to wipe Israel and the Jews off of the face of the map! They listen to Palestinians say that they only want peace yet at the same time attack and kill Jews! They call the Jews dirty rotten pigs, monkeys and apes, lower than slime, and they threaten to kill all of them, and they are in fact trying to do just that! And even though the world can see what they are saying and doing, most of the world seems to be catering to the Muslims! What?!!! Unbelievable!
Most of these people wouldn’t put up with such things from one of their friends, yet they do it with Muslims who do these very things. I’m not saying that all Muslims do these things, but if they are true to their faith then they will! And who is to say that Muslims who now seem peaceful will not begin to honor their religion by being true to it? And when push comes to shove which side will these Muslims be on during a major crisis? Will they side with Christians or non-believers, or will they side with the faithful Muslims? I have a very strange feeling that they will side with the faithful Muslims, the ones true to their faith, the ones who are told to kill Jews and Christians, the ones who are told to do whatever it takes to take over the world and instill Sharia law!
And even though the Jews are being hated, persecuted, and killed by Muslims, the Jews continue to help and aid the Muslims! They give them food, shelter, water, clothing, toys, medical help, and the Muslims continue to hate them and kill them! Most of the world ignores these things, they turn their backs to the Jews and give full support to the murderers! These Muslims are terrorists, yet the world supports them, feeling sorry for them because of the situation that they are in, the situation that they have created for themselves!
Muslim apologists sometimes claim that the root word of Islam is “al-Salaam,” which is “peace” in Arabic.
An Arabic word has only one root. The root word for Islam is “al-Silm,” which means “submission” or “surrender.” There is no disagreement about this among Arabic or Islamic scholars. al-Silm (submission) does not mean the same thing as al-Salaam (peace), otherwise they would be the same word.
If Islam were truly a religion of peace, then we would see the fruit of peace and love, however we don’t see it! What we do see is hatred, murder, terror, civil unrest, anything but peace. If Islam were a religion of peace then we would not only hear the Muslim leaders in the world talk about peace, but we would actually see them being peaceful! We would hear them tell their citizens to love, to act in peace, to get along with their neighbors, but we don’t hear that or see that, at least not to any extent, and if we do then it is only because they fear what Israel could and would do to them if they were attacked!
If you or your family were attacked what would you do? Would you just sit idly by and let your family be slaughtered? Or would you fight back? Would you defend yourself and your love ones? Some people say that they would do nothing, as for me I would fight to protect my family! I wouldn’t just sit back and allow anyone to torture or kill my loved ones, I would fight with all of my strength to defend them! Yet, when the Jews do just that they are condemned by the world as being aggressors, as being hateful, evil and wicked!
If you lived in a neighborhood where all of your surrounding neighbors, and most in the city hated you how would you feel? If they decided to start attacking you and killing off your family members what would you do?! Would you do nothing at all? Would you help them if they were in need? Would you love even your enemies? The Jews are a great example of loving your enemies, even when they are trying to kill you!
This is how evil the world is today my friends, when most of the world supports terrorism, when it supports the annihilation of an entire race of people, not for anything they have done, but just for being them! And say it isn’t so, the Muslim world is threatening to kill both Jews and Christians, not for anything they have done, but just because they are who they are!
The following are just a few teachings of Islam, tell me if they sound peaceful.
Sura: 4:89 “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”
Sura: 4:157 And for claiming that they killed the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the messenger of God. In fact, they never killed him, they never crucified him – they were made to think that they did. All factions who are disputing in this matter are full of doubt concerning this issue. They possess no knowledge; they only conjecture. For certain, they never killed him.
Sura 9:14 You shall fight them, for God will punish them at your hands, humiliate them, grant you victory over them, and cool the chests of the unbelievers.
Sura: 33:60-62 “If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and the alarmists in the city do not cease, We verily shall urge thee on against them, then they will be your neighbors in it but a little while. Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter.”
Bukhari (52:177) – Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”
There are Christians who follow the faith as they should, they are faithful believers, then there are those Christians who don’t, they believe in most of what the bible says, yet they live as the world lives. The same goes for Islam, most Muslims live as the world lives, yet if they lived as the faithful Muslims live then they would all be trying to kill Jews and Christians, they would be doing whatever they could to overtake the world, by whatever means possible, lying, cheating, stealing, whatever! We must not be so ignorant that we do not know that in Islam it is good to lie for the cause of Islam and Allah, one form of lying in Islam is called: “Taqiyah”.
Islam is all about deception, about making people believe you even if it means lying about it. The bible tells us different, one of the Ten Commandments is to not lie. Christians are not to lie no matter what, and if they do then it is not from God, it is not the right thing to do, its a sin.
There will be many people arguing that Christianity is just as violent as Islam, that Christians have killed numerous people in the name of their religion. And while part of that statement is true (many have come in the name of Christ killing), it does not negate the fact that Islam teaches such hatred and violence, while the bible does not, and if anyone says that they are murdering in the name of Christ then they are a liar (it was not sanctioned by God)! And if we are true to God’s word then we are to love everyone, even our enemies, while the Quran and other Islamic teachings do not. However, this does not mean that we do not stop evil in its tracks, nor that we do not go to war, because we do. Anything can be twisted and turned into something that it is not, even Christianity, and that’s a whole other topic of discussion, such as why in the old testament did God tell the Jews to attack other people such as the Canaanites? God has His reasons.
The point is that there is only one true God of the universe, and ours is not to question God about why He does what He does. If there were more than one God then I could understand why people would be offended at what seems to be Christian arrogance. But there is only one God, Jesus Christ! And since there is only one God there is one set of absolute morals, values, and principles in the universe, not many different ones. If there were more than one God then perhaps it would be considered arrogant, however, there is only one God, Jesus Christ, so it is not arrogance of which I speak but the truth!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!