Islam: The Religion of Peace (And A Big Stack Of Dead Bodies)

Some Muslims may say that Muhammad preached love for people of other religions, but there is not a single verse in the Qur’an that commands this.  Yet there are 493 verses that either tell Muslims to kill unbelievers or that speak to Allah’s hatred for them and how they will be tortured in Hell.  Non-Muslims are referred to as the “vilest of animals” in Islam’s holiest book.

If peace is defined as being free to live one’s life as one pleases and allowing others to do the same, then Islam is as far from peace as it can possibly be.  Where it dominates, there is systematic discrimination and oppression of those of other faiths (dhimmitude, which Muslims ironically refer to as ‘tolerance’).  Where Muslims are in minority, there is rebellion, terror and disloyalty – a never-ending jihad to bring about Islamic rule, as Muhammad commanded.

Islam will be a peaceful religion when Muslims stop preaching hate, stop killing in the name of Allah, and stop remaining indifferent to the violence.  Until this happens, we will faithfully document each of the reasons why this is anything but a “Religion of Peace.”

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3 Responses to Islam: The Religion of Peace (And A Big Stack Of Dead Bodies)

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  2. giana says:

    Obviously you are an atheist and not a Christian. Otherwise you would know that JESUS said to love your enemies and to pray for them. Have you done any research about what the Israelis are doing to those in Gaza? Do you really believe that Hamas has modern artillery? Do you really believe that the Jews are God’s chosen people? Haven’t you read the new testament? Do your research before you show how ignorant you are.

    • onemansthoughts says:

      Thank you for your thoughtful remarks. I would like to offer the following for you to consider.

      “Obviously you are an atheist and not a Christian. Otherwise you would know that JESUS said to love your enemies and to pray for them.”

      It may surprise a generation brought up on a liberal interpretation of the Bible that emphasizes pacifism, a wimpy, effeminate Jesus, a sentimental, non-ethics based concept of love. Remember, liberal protestant theology has its starting point in a high view of human reason, and a low view of sin and a view of the Bible as just another book. In fact, one thing liberal political philosophy and liberal protestant theology share in common is the presupposition of the innate goodness of man, in contrast to the biblical view of the total depravity of man.

      The Bible justifies and assumes the right to life and self-defense, and the right to private ownership of property and the right to protect that property. This is seen not only in the OT but in the Gospels when the allegedly wimpy Jesus of the Protestant left made sure his disciples carried personal, concealed weapons, when they went to the Garden of Gethsemane, to protect his life from an overly aggressive Roman soldiers (Luke 22:36-38).

      “Have you done any research about what the Israelis are doing to those in Gaza? Do you really believe that Hamas has modern artillery? Do you really believe that the Jews are God’s chosen people? Haven’t you read the new testament? Do your research before you show how ignorant you are.”

      “Then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.” — Jeremiah 7:7

      There is only one piece of real estate on planet earth where God has specifically said that it belongs to a specific people and that is Israel.

      Yet, that specified land is the most contested on the entire planet. This is true because God has spoken specifically on the matter. The fact that God’s clear Word is contested by so many means that Satan is behind such a consensus.

      The dispersion of the Jewish people in ad.70, their preservation as an ethnically distinct people during the nineteen hundred years of their scattering, and their regathering to form the modern state of Israel is a miracle brought about by the hand of God.

      The arrival of the modern state of Israel on the world scene in 1948 was a big boon to the pre-millennial understanding of the Bible. This vindicates—in history—our biblical belief that God has a future plan for the land of Israel and the Jewish people.

      In spite of these developments, there are a group of evangelicals who think that the current state of Israel has nothing to do with God’s biblical promises. How could anyone who claims to believe the Bible hold to such error? The current state of Israel is prophetically important because the Jewish people have been regathered in order to fulfill events during the coming seven-year tribulation period, following the rapture.

      We do not have to wait on history to know what the Bible teaches concerning these issues. Since Israel is one of the major subjects of the Bible, we can know what Scripture teaches about her future.

      Modern Israel IS a Work of God

      First of all, Israel is not going to get pushed into the sea, God has other plans for her. I wish the critics would show me where such a scenario is found in the Bible. Those who say that modern Israel has no more prophetic significance than France completely ignore a very significant fact. Israel is mentioned thousands of times throughout Scripture. France is never mentioned.

      The Bible insists many times that Israel is not finished in history.

      Paul said in Romans 11:1: “I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be!

      Paul continues in Romans 11 by saying:”From the standpoint of the gospel they [Israel] are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they [Israel] are beloved for the sake of the fathers; for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable” (verses 28–29).

      The New Testament teaches that God cannot, therefore, will not revoke His promises from the Old Testament to Israel.

      I have just cited a strong New Testament assertion — “May it never be!” — that God has not rejected Israel. Since all sixty-six books of the Bible are equally inspired and infallible, then Old Testament statements of Israel’s national restoration will do just fine. Is there any single passage that teaches that God is forever finished with His chosen people. In fact, Romans 11:1 says just the opposite.

      An Everlasting Promise

      Zionists often point to the many times that the biblical text speaks of God’s guarantee of the land of Israel to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their descendants as an everlasting promise.

      For example in Genesis 13:14–15 the Lord said to Abram: “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever.

      Later in Genesis, when the Lord sealed His covenant promise to Abram by requiring circumcision, he said: “And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you. And I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God” (Gen. 17:7–8).

      Similar everlasting promises are repeated many times throughout the Old Testament (Gen. 13:14–15; 17:7–8; 48:4; Ex. 32:13; Josh. 1:4, 9;2:1; 2 Sam. 7:13, 16, 24–26, 29; 1 Kings 2:45; 8:15; 9:3, 5; 10:9; 2Kings 21:7; 1 Chron. 16:17; 17:12, 14, 22–24; 27; 22:10; 23:25; 28:24;Isa. 34:17; 55:3, 13; 59:21; 60:21; 61:8; Jer. 17:25; 25:5; 32:40; 50:5; Ezek.16:60; 37:25, 26, 28; 43:7, 9; Joel 3:20; used dozens of times in the Psalms).

      How can anyone who claims to be a Bible-believing individual not agree with the clear meaning of God’s everlasting promises to His people Israel?

      The same Hebrew word translated everlasting is used many times to describe God Himself.

      Some of the critics of Zionism argue that the word everlasting is used of many things in the Old Testament that have not and will not last forever. Examples that they give include:

      Many of the specific temple ritual that the Levitical priests were to engage in were to be carried out forever, yet they have not been able to do them since the temple was destroyed in ad. 70;

      Ancient land boundaries were to remain in place forever;

      That the Aaronic priesthood would last forever, yet it has been done away with according to Hebrews and replaced by Christ’s Melchizedekian priesthood;

      The Mosaic Covenant is said to be everlasting, but it has been replaced by the New Covenant,etc.

      Therefore, in the same way that everlasting is used of the things mentioned above and did not really mean everlasting, so also, the references to an everlasting land promise to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants does not mean forever. So, what does everlasting really mean in its original Hebrew?

      The Hebrew (‘olam) is the word often translated by the English word everlasting and occurs 439 times in the Hebrew Old Testament and 20 times in the Aramaic parts of the Old Testament. It is probably derived from ‘alam, ‘to hide,’ thus pointing to what is hidden in the distant future or in the distant past. Most scholars agree that the basic meaning is farthest time, distant time. The precise nuance of the word is a relative concept in the context of the given temporal horizon for ‘olam in reference both to the future and especially to the past.

      “The Importance Of The Modern State Of Israel”

      Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-37

      The term “ISRAEL” is used 2566 times in the Bible – more than any other subject next to the Lord Himself! The misunderstandings and various interpretations of this unique word moves us to a careful investigation of how it is used in the Bible.

      (1) The word refers to a new name for Abraham’s grandson – Jacob – Genesis 32:28; 35:10

      (2) The word refers to the twelve tribes who descended from the sons of Jacob – Genesis 49:28

      (3) The Bible refers to the “children of Israel” 644 times of which 14 usages are in the New Testament.

      (4) The word “Israel” refers to the “nation” that was given the 613 commandments of God – Deuteronomy 4:1, 7-82

      (5) The word “Israel” refers to the “land” which was promised to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – Genesis 17:8; 26:3; 35:12; Psalm 105:8-11; Ezekiel 37:11-14

      (6) The term is used of the ten northern tribes that separated from the tribes of Judah and Benjamin in the days of King Rehoboam, the son of Solomon – I Kings 12:16-24

      (7) The term “Israel” is also used in the New Testament to describe those Jews who became believers in the Messiah; they are called “the Israel of God” – Galatians 6:16

      Interestingly, God refers to Himself as “the LORD God of Israel” 108 times, and as the “God of Israel” 203 times.

      Out of the 145 usages of the word “nation” in the Bible, at least 55 are used of the “nation of Israel.”

      Out of over 1700 usages of the word “land” – 31 refer to the words “land of Israel.”

      The phrase “the land of Canaan” is used 66 times and the Bible makes it very clear that this land was given to the “children of Israel” by God Himself ( Deuteronomy 32:49; Numbers 13:2)

      It is inescapable to deny the prophetic presence of both the “nation” and the “land of Israel.”

      It is impossible to “spiritualize” or “allegorize” the term “Israel” when it speaks of itself as a “nation” and a “land.”

      The following three issues are related to the subject of the Importance Of The Modern State Of Israel”:

      The Promise Of A Land

      The Dimensions of the land were determined by God Himself – Genesis 15:18

      The Desire of God for the land is constant – Deuteronomy 11:10-12

      The Descendants to whom God gave this land are the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – Genesis 12:7; 13:14; 15:18; 17:7-8, 18-19; 26:3; 28:3-4, 13-15; 35:11-12; 48:3-4; 50:24

      The Declarations of the Lord to the children of Israel when they were in bondage in Egypt are clear – Exodus 3:8, 15-17; 6:1-8; 13:5, 11; 15:17; 32:13; Leviticus 25:38

      The Disobedience of God’s people did NOT forfeit their right to the land in the future – Leviticus 26:40-45; Deut. 30:3-5; Jeremiah 16:15; 31:10, 35-37

      The Decision to give the land to the nation of Israel was based on an everlasting covenant – I Chronicles 16:15-18; Psalm 105:8-11

      The Details of the land’s productivity cannot be symbolical – Ezekiel 36:8

      The Dwelling of Israel in the land in the future is clearly predicted in Bible prophecy – Ezekiel 37:11-14; Zechariah 12:1-14

      The Determination of nations to remove Israel from its land will NOT be successful – Psalm 83:1-5; Amos 9:13-15

      The final Destiny of Israel in its land is in the hands of the Lord – Ezekiel 39:25-29

      The Problem Of Unbelief

      The Resurrection of Ezekiel 37:1-14

      Note: The phrase “the whole house of Israel” is used 5 times including Ezekiel 37:11 – cf. Leviticus 10:6; Jeremiah 13:11; Ezekiel 39:25; 45:6. The simple phrase “the house of Israel” is 152 times (6 in the New Testament) – and refers repeatedly to Israel as a nation and as an unbelieving and rebellious nation.

      The national Repentance of Israel – Ezekiel 39:29; Zechariah 12:10

      The predicted Rebellion of some – Ezekiel 20:33-44; Zechariah 13:8-9

      The limited Response of Israel until the completion of the salvation of Gentiles – Romans 11:25-27

      The Prediction Of Israel’s Survival

      Jesus Himself predicted the survival of the nation of Israel through the horrible holocaust of the coming Great Tribulation – Matthew 24:34-35 cf. Jeremiah 31:35-37

      The Interpretations Of “This Generation”:

      The word “generation” from the Greek word genos is used 21 times in the New Testament and from the Greek word genea it is used another 42 times – a total of 63 times. The words “this generation” appear 16 times.

      A reference to those who were listening to this prophecy of Jesus (preterist view) and saw the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 ad.

      However, it is clear that whoever is meant by the words “This Generation” – they will exist until “all these things” are fulfilled. That cannot refer to the destruction of Jerusalem because some of “these things” did not occur at that time.

      A reference to the nation of Israel during the future Great Tribulation. Luke 11:50-51 – Why would the words “may be required of this generation” apply to first century Jews who were not responsible for the death of the prophets mentioned? It would make sense if it applies to the nation of Israel.

      Israel’s Survival Is Based On Three Major Issues:

      (1) God’s Foreknowledge Romans 11:2

      (2) God’s Faithfulness Deuteronomy 7:9; Psalm 89:30-37

      (3) God’s Forgiveness Jeremiah 31:31-37; Ezekiel 39:22-29; Romans 11:25-27 cf. Isaiah 63:7 7

      Conclusion: It is clear from the Biblical evidence that the modern State of Israel is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy. The Bible makes it clear that God will Never cast away or forsake His people – the nation and its land will exist forever!

      Isaiah 41:9 – “Thou art My servant; I have chosen thee, and NOT cast thee away.”

      Isaiah 41:17 – “I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will NOT forsake them.”

      Isaiah 44:21 – “for thou art My servant: I have formed thee; thou art My servant: O Israel, thou shall NOT be forgotten of Me.”

      Isaiah 49:15b-16 – “yet will I NOT forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands; thy walls are continually before Me.”

      Isaiah 54:7-8 – “For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid My face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.”

      Isaiah 62:4 – “Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate; but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee and thy land shall be married.


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