Judgment of Islam
It was another bad week in the Middle East. There was mass murder on a scale not seen in years.
On October 25, twin car bombs targeted two Iraqi government buildings, killing at least 160 people and wounding more than 500 in central Baghdad. It was the deadliest attack in Iraq since 2005.
A few days later, a car bomb struck a busy market in northwestern Pakistan, killing 118 people—many women and children. The Wednesday attack left more than 200 people wounded, with over 25 in critical condition.
I think we all know by now that the term "suicide bombing" has a direct connection to the Islamic faith. If a car bomb exploded tomorrow in Berlin, Germany, it would be a safe bet to blame followers of Muhammad for the attack. I had to go back to April 1995 and the truck bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City to find the last time a non-Muslim carried out a major terrorist attack. If there were no Islamic faith, there would be no need for the Department of Homeland Security.
One of the reasons I have become interested in prophecy is that I believe much of life makes absolutely no sense unless you can apply a biblical guide to it. A strictly secular mind would have a very difficult time trying to make logical sense out of many world events.
Anyone with an IQ above 50 would have to wonder why Islam has not suffered any major scorn for these depraved bombings. The truth is that Islam has actually grown in popularity.
The killing of women and children in these attacks would seem to be a violation of the most fundamental rule of nature. Even in the most brutal wars of history, there have been guidelines that both sides followed. These terrorists are killing their own countrymen. It makes no difference to them that they slaughter people who worship the same god as they do.
I find it very frustrating to see Islam playing the role of "Teflon religion." The evil deeds of its followers never come back to taint the mother faith. It's like Adolf Hitler walking away scot free from any blame after the defeat of Nazi Germany.
The only logical answer would have to point out the level of control Satan has over this world. Because a unified global religion is part of Satan's master plan, we are not going to see Muslims portrayed as a pariah religion–a title it deserves to have.
This is why the bombings of last week will quickly fade from memory. They will only be remembered as reference points when another massive terrorist attack takes place.
Whenever I write an article, I always do various searches to see what other people have written on the topics related to my article. I did a search on “Judgment of Islam” and mostly came up empty-handed. Sadly, very few Christians are bothered to address the subject.
Let there be no mistake: Judgment will eventually come to the Islamic world. I don’t know why people who understand Bible prophecy are so timid about what is obviously soon to come. Someday, it will side with Israel 's enemies and suffer a series of defeats.. God’s wrath will leave most Islamic nation as a vacant wastelands..
These Islamic terrorists are sealing their own fate by helping to bring about the Day of Judgment. It was just a few years ago that the scourge of suicide bombings attacks against civilian targets began in Israel. What started out as political attacks has quickly degenerated into an orgy of mindless killing. It will all come to an abrupt end when Jesus returns to earth.
"And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" (Revelation 6:15-17).
Are We There Yet?
My article posted for this past week, "America and Mother Earth Worship," about the December 6-18 climate change conference in Copenhagen, causes me, upon reflection, to make some corollary observations. There is need to clarify, I think.
Thinking on Bible prophecy and these volatile days through which we are passing generates the same kind of questions we often had as children on a long trip. The TV/radio commercial captures the question perfectly: "Are we there yet?"
By watching the developments of profound signals of prophetic import--like, for example, the Copenhagen conference and its potential for fomenting world governance--I fear we sometimes look at such developments as the specific events that will produce the Antichrist regime--i.e., we sometimes imply/infer that these developments mean we are, in fact, already there. Each such event seems like the fulfillment is upon us.
So, I want to somewhat moderate my thinking on advising how to consider issues and events in the news. The proof that we aren't there yet, fulfillment-wise, is quite evident. In almost every instance of those dramatic news-making trends toward Tribulation, something seems to inevitably pull the world back from the brink of that apocalypse.
In the case of the Copenhagen meetings that are to be designed to twist the arms of the leaders of all nations involved to sign on to a treaty that will obligate them to global governance in ecological matters, movement has suddenly slowed to a crawl. The following excerpt explains the slowing of the train to Tribulation that seemed, just a week ago, unstoppable:
"President Obama is 'leaning toward not going' to the U.N. climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December, a senior administration official told Fox News..." (Major Garret, "Obama Likely to Skip Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen," FOXNews.com, 10/24/09).
The report stated that the Obama administration's thinking at present is that the Copenhagen conference doesn't rise to the level that needs the top echelon of leadership. The president will be accepting his Nobel Peace Prize at Oslo,
Norway, on the second day of the Copenhagen conference. He will, the thinking goes, speak to the matters of global ecological concerns from his platform at Oslo.
The report states further: "One big reason the Copenhagen conference is not a 'head of state' event is because of the slow progress of climate change legislation in the U.S. Senate. Absent Senate passage of a climate change bill mandating a cap-and-trade system, Obama will have nothing to bring to Copenhagen as part of a U.S.-led effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a factor likely to undermine global efforts to curb those emissions" (Ibid.).
The bottom line is that, for now, the administration's decision--if it holds--lets the air out of the global elitists' grandiose plans to get a treaty accomplished in December. The rest of the world will, as things are right now, have to follow the lead of the still most powerful nation on the planet.
This sort of power playing on the world stage is a major reason the globalist architects want there to be no one superpower. The neo-Tower of Babel builders want the power garnered in an oligarchy of sort, with them holding all of the marbles. It is ironic that America's current president, who seems bent on bringing America into such a configuration as the elitists want, is now acting as primary hindrance to giving them what they want--America's wealth and sovereignty.
My point beyond that is to say that, indeed, we are not there yet. We haven't yet seen the playing out of the prophecies that will first arrange as they must. God is in control! The lurching forward of prophetic rearrangement, then the sudden braking, has been a consistent part of these past several years and months. The Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union dissolved. Jews began rushing to Israel. It seemed that this was it. Prophecy would quickly unfold and planet earth would soon be in Tribulation.
Then Gulf War I and the attacks of 9/11/01 pushed alarm buttons, and the reaction, even to the non-Christian world--was to look to prophecy and the long-anticipated Armageddon..
Most every international issue and event that bursts in our headlines seems to make some conclude that now the fulfillment of the foretellings of Jesus and the prophets are at hand. I am talking about, of course, people who view Bible prophecy as truth from God's Word. Too often, the over-exuberant Bible prophecy student looks at these unfolding things as fulfillment to one degree or another. But, we aren't there yet.
My caution, therefore, is to look at all of the dynamic rearrangements taking place through the prism of God's prophetic microscope, the Bible. But, we must understand that these are all stage-settings, not fulfillment in themselves. It is a process of fulfilling in which we are involved at present.
The possible exception might be the nation Israel back in the land of promise. Even this astounding fact, however, is a prophecy in the process of fulfilling, for the people have not yet fully possessed that land.
We aren't there yet. But, obviously, from all of the evidence before us, our destination, where we will look face to face into the eyes of our Blessed Lord, can't be too far distant.