Is Islam really a religion of Peace?!

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!

The Myth:

Muslim apologists sometimes claim that the root word of Islam is “al-Salaam,” which is “peace” in Arabic.

The Truth:

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.   

(www.thereligionofpeace.com)

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”.

Sahih Bukhari (84:64-65) – Speaking from a position of power at the time, Ali confirms that lying is permitted in order to deceive an “enemy.”  The Quran defines the ‘enemy’ as “disbelievers” (4:101).

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!

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13 thoughts on “Is Islam really a religion of Peace?!

  1. God bless you Gordon, I understand your stance about defending your own loved ones but I really don’t know what I would do if my family was attacked, I would probably fight for their defence but I want to share something miraculous that happened to me when I was a young woman. An abusive boyfriend threatened me with a knife outside a nightclub it all had to do with an argument with his ex long term girlfriend. There were some bystanders 2 of them my friends and a few his friends but they did nothing to intervene because they were already afraid of his reputation. I though he is going kill me, he was very agitated and angry and he was not the type to lose face in front of his gang. As soon as I though he is going to kill me, Jesus spoke in my ear (not audibly) and said ‘he can’t kill you’, as soon as I heard Jesus speaking I recognised his voice because I had been born again just a few days before. I instantly knew I could not die and had assurance of eternal life. I was no longer afraid and was so calm because I knew Jesus was right there with me, suddenly things changed, the whole atmosphere, the boy enemy backed right off and looked very afraid and shocked, he did not continue with the confrontation. He had the fear of God come upon him, I think because I had not even said anything to change his mind. I was just able to walk away with my friends, they were thinking I was some kind of superhero.

    God bless you
    Maranatha!
    Christine

    • Thanks for sharing Christine!

      It is awesome how the Lord works, how He does protect us. Your story is a great testament of God’s power and of miracles. I have faced some dangerous situations in my life and the good Lord has always seen me through and protected me. Perhaps if my families lives were threatened by people with weapons the Lord would intervene and save them miraculously. On the other hand, perhaps the Lord would help us by having us protect ourselves. The Jews were slaughtered by the millions during the Holocaust, perhaps if someone (America, England, etc.) intervened sooner then millions of lives could have been saved, and perhaps by allowing the Jews to migrate to their countries many more could have been saved.

      Have you ever heard the story of the man trapped on his roof? There was a terrible storm and it rained non-stop for days, then came the flood. The water was so high that people had to climb up onto their rooftops. There was a man trapped on his roof who cried out to God: “Save me Lord, please help me!” Then a man in a row boat came by and asked the man if he wanted a ride to safety, the man of the roof said: “No, I am waiting for the Lord to rescue me.” An hour or so later a man in a power boat came by and told the man to jump in and he will take him to safety. The man on the roof said: “No! I am waiting for God, I have faith in Him.” A little while later a helicopter came by and dropped the man on the roof a rope and said: “Grab the rope and I will take you to safety!”, the man on the roof said: “No thank you, I am trusting in the Lord to help me!”, so the helicopter flew away. A little while later the floods got worse and the man on the roof drowned. When he got to heaven he asked God: “I cried out to you over and over again, why didn’t you save me?!”, God replied: “I sent you a row boat, a power boat, and a helicopter! What more did you expect?”

      God works in mysterious ways and in many different ways, they don’t always seem miraculous but nonetheless by the hand of God. Couldn’t this also be true of us defending ourselves and our loved ones? I believe that it is, the good Lord gives us the strength, the courage, the power, and the ability to defend ourselves and our loved ones. Just as He did with the Jews over and over again, a picture of how God uses His people to fight for righteousness, just as David did in fighting Goliath, just as Samson did fighting against the Philistines.

      God bless Christine! Maranatha!

  2. Well I would like to ask something that when Germany tried to wipe the Israelites where were you then? I mean Israel captured other cities n massacred them where were you? USA bombed and killed millions of Muslims where were you then? I mean when someone from another faith harms our faith they are right and if we say something in retaliation we are terrorists R.I.P Logic

    • Thanks for your comment akbar shahad!

      I am not going to argue with you Akbar, no, the facts are the facts, they are right in front of our face. It’s not about placing blame, its about seeking and finding the truth!

      No one is perfect, no, not one. We all have sinned, and we all must pay a price for redemption but the price is too high for anyone to pay! That is why Jesus Christ came to earth, died on the cross, and was resurrected from the dead, to pay our sin debt, to give us eternal life. It is a gift from God, a gift that none of us deserve, by His mercy and grace. Jesus took all of our sins upon Himself and suffered for us so that we wouldn’t have to, that is how much God loves us! All we have to do is repent of our sins and accept Him as our Lord and Savior.

      You came here for a reason, and perhaps it was only to counter my beliefs, however perhaps there is another reason? Perhaps you are being drawn here by Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ is God, He is the only way to heaven, you can believe it or not, I am not going to try and make you believe nor can I. Seek the truth and the truth shall set you free, and if you really want to know then pray to Jesus and ask Him to show you and I believe that He will! Many Muslims are coming to faith in Jesus Christ, why? Because Christ has come to them in visions and dreams.

      I can only speak the truth, I will not lie about these things, and you can believe them or not. God loves you more than you will ever know, and I love you even though I don’t even know you! None of us will live forever, in fact life is very short. We only have a short time to make the right decisions about our eternal destiny, its either heaven or hell. All I ask is that you do plenty of research before rejecting Jesus Christ, He is coming soon and then it will be too late to accept Him!

      Jesus said “I am the way and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but through me” (John 14:6).

      If this is a lie then you have nothing to lose, but if its the truth then you have everything to lose! If you study the Bible then you will find that bible prophecies written thousands of years ago have come to pass and are now coming to pass, it is all true.

      God bless!

    • Thanks for sharing Ammar Awais!

      I understand your position, however I have read much of the Quran and to tell you the truth it doesn’t really make much sense, it does not flow, and much of it does speak of pursuing evil and violence. I have written many other posts regarding Islam and its teachings, with many, many verses speaking about its followers being commanded to perform evil, murder, and heinous acts, not to mention the oppression and abuse of women and children. But I have posted this so that others may see your view point.

      God bless!

      • Well, I can say the same about the Bible and much more besides, but I believe in clearing misconceptions about my religion rather than targeting others and quoting their scriptures out of context. Anyways, thanks for allowing my comment.

      • Thanks for your comment Ammar Awais!

        You most certainly cannot say the same things about the bible, Jesus Christ does not teach us to hate, to kill, to murder, rape, etc, Islam and Muhammad do! Jesus teaches us to love everyone, even our enemies, to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to comfort the hurting, to spread the truth.

        Open your eyes to the Islamic terror around the world, these followers of Islam are doing what they are told to do in their holy books. And if Islam were a religion of peace as you claim that it is, they why don’t you and other followers of Islam condemn the very large number of followers who murder, torture, behead, rape, burn alive, take children as sex slaves, etc?! You don’t hear it and you don’t see it because it’s not happening.

        There is only one Prince of Peace, and that is Jesus Christ!

        There are too many examples of Islamic terror, hatred, evil, and violence in the world for anyone in their right mind not to see what is happening. Muslims being paid lifetime stipends to kill and murder Jews and Americans, where is the peace in that?!

        I know of Taqiyya, I know about Muslims lying to protect and promote the cause of Allah. There is no such thing in Christianity, it is just called lying! It is a sin against God plain and simple.

        Being a Christian is not what we do in this world, it’s about who we know while we are here, it’s about having a personal relationship with God Himself, Jesus Christ! That’s what God wants for us, to have a relationship with Him, to be reunited with Him, and the only way to have that is through Jesus Christ, He is the only way to the Father in heaven, He is the only one who can save us from our sins, who can wash us clean, only by the blood of the Lamb!

        Jesus Christ is coming back very soon, every knee shall bow and confess that He is Lord!

        God bless!

      • If Jesus Christ returns, the first thing he would do is disown those Christians who claim he’s god. That’s against his very basic teachings.
        I am not going to argue with you anymore as I find such conversations unproductive. Just a little advice: read about Islam through genuine sources (I quote the Quran and Hadith in all my writings), and please look beyond what’s being fed into your minds by American media about what’s happening in the world. Get the true picture.
        Thanks and peace.

      • Thanks for your comment Ammar Awais!

        You don’t know the bible Ammar, not at all. First of all, its not if Jesus Christ returns its when He returns! Jesus says throughout scripture that He is God, that He is the only way to heaven, that there is no other way. That’s what the entire bible is about, our redemption through God, through Jesus Christ! The very basic teachings of Christ are that He is God, that He is the only one true God of the universe, that a person must be born-again in order to see heaven, to be saved, to have eternal life. This is the truth, you either believe it or you don’t.

        I don’t listen to American media because most of it is lies, in fact most of the main stream media in the world are lies period.

        Believe what you will Ammar, I am not trying to convince you of anything, I was not the one who came to your website, it was the other way around! You must have been searching for some truth. Pray to Jesus Christ for truth and He will show it to you. I pray that Jesus Christ opens your eyes to the truth, that He gives you visions and dreams of the truth. Amen.

        Jesus Christ came to save all men, women, and children, He came for all of us because He loves us all much more than we could ever know. He gave His life for us on the cross, that’s how much He loves us! He stepped down from heaven to share Himself with us, to have a relationship with us.

        God bless Ammar!

    • Thanks for your comment Redrose09!

      Not all Muslims are terrorists, there are peaceful Muslims, but is the religion a religion of peace? And you ask about the Muslims who have done nothing wrong, yet if they do not speak out against the ones who do then are they not guilty as well? There is guilt by action, but there is also guilt by ommision, and even by association. It’s not what we do in this life that saves us but Who we know! There are many other Muslims committing acts of evil, violence, and persecution against both Christians and Jews, not only ISIS! There are over 1 billion Muslims in the world today, if only 10 percent followed the teachings of the Quran and the Hadith that would be over 100 million of them that are violent and hateful against Christians and Jews!

      There is only one God that I know of that exists, and His name is Jesus Christ. He is the only way to heaven, the only way to eternal life. Satan is the god of this world, he is the ruler of the world for now, and he deceives the masses with false religions. If Jesus Christ is the only God, if He is the only way to heaven, then all other ways are of Satan. I didn’t say this God did.

      John 8:42-48
      ‘Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.” ‘

      John 14:6
      ‘Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” ‘

      2 Corinthians 3-4
      “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”

      There is but one God, Jesus Christ, composed of a Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, there is no other. You either believe and follow Jesus Christ or you follow the ruler of this present age, Satan, there are no alternatives. All ways do not lead to heaven, only one, all others are a distraction from the truth.

      God loves everyone and His will is for no one to perish, yet we all have a free will to make our own choice in the matter. God came to save everyone, all people, He died on the cross of us all, for all of our sins, yet we must first repent and accept Him for this to take effect.

      A person can say that he or she is a good person, that they do no wrong, and even if this is true it (which it’s not) will not get them into heaven! Many people are fooled into believing that they will get to heaven by being a good person, but God says that our good works are as filthy rags to Him. True Christianity is not a religion at all but a personal relationship with our Creator, with God.

      At some point in time all of us will know the truth, but at that time it will be too late us change our mind and heart, for our eternal destiny will already have been written.

      God bless! Maranatha!

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