In The Wake of Jihad

On Wednesday, it was announced that American journalist James Foley was brutally beheaded by ISIS Islamic militants in Iraq. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mr. Foley, and pray God’s strength and comfort for them during this time.

In the wake of these events, I can stay silent no longer.

Christian          I have done everything I can to contact those in leadership in our nation – the President, the Vice-President, our congressmen and senators — about the murder, the slaughter, and the disgrace that we are allowing to happen, first in Syria, and now in Iraq. It is a national shame, and America will give an account to God for allowing this to happen… and I’m not talking about what has happened in just the past few weeks.

We have sat back in this country and allowed the Islamic caliphate to almost take over. I stated years ago, when the “Arab Spring” started in Tunisia, that they were trying to rebuild the Islamic caliphate. (The Islamic caliphate starts in Tunisia, goes to Egypt, skips Saudi Arabia, then continues to Iraq, Syria, and Turkey — the old Ottoman Empire.) I’ve said for years that the Antichrist is coming out of a revived Ottoman Empire, not a revived Roman Empire. I stated when the “Arab Spring” happened that Hosni Mubarak should never have been overthrown in Egypt; we had a better friend in him than we did in Morsi, who the military in Egypt was forced to overthrow before he destroyed the country. America has stood back and allowed a 20-year friend, who had peace with Israel, to be lied about and run out of office in Egypt. Since 2012, we have watched the same scenario play out in Syria with President Assad.  While he was accused of using chemical weapons on his own people, there is much evidence reported to the contrary (including the testimony of a Syrian guest who visited Abba’s House in 2011). However, since coming into office, the Assad regime has not fired a shot at Israel or America.  The fact is that Syria has not exhibited any aggression toward Israel since 1973. The largest synagogue in the Middle East was in Aleppo, Syria, and was being protected by Assad. Yet, it is the rebels in Syria who were known for telling Christians to “either convert to Islam or die.” There was actually one video making it’s rounds on social media of a “rebel leader” who, while standing over his defeated foe, cut the man open, cut out his heart, and ate it. And THESE were the people we were supposed to be pulling for??? These were the people our government was purportedly supporting against the Assad regime??? Now, as a result, the largest group of Aramaic-speaking Christians — a genealogy of Christians who date back to the time of Christ — have been scattered and slaughtered under our watch.

What we as Americans have allowed to happen with regard to the slaughter of our fellow Christians, not only in Syria and Iraq, but in the Sudan as well — people by the thousands being driven from their homes by Muslims — has got to stop, even if it has to stop at gunpoint. There comes a time that you have to fight for your family, fight for what is right, and fight for what you believe in.

I have been saying for the past couple of years that what we are now seeing in the Middle East was coming. In 2011, I spend four Sunday nights discussing the coming storm of Islam in our world. Now it is coming to pass before our eyes. It’s time for every person reading my blog — Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Tea Party, Independent… whoever you are — to speak up and let your voice be heard by the people you elected into political office, and start making a difference. It’s high time for those in our government to stop hiding behind political correctness, start calling these events, and the people involved in them by their proper names, and start using the power of our government, whether it be political, financial, humanitarian, or military, to help these Christians who are being slaughtered “en masse” by Muslims all over the Middle East. When I see rallies being held on our own American soil in support of known-terrorist organizations like Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, and ISIS… we have gone too far. When I see celebrity-types speaking out of defiant ignorance, and slamming our Israeli friends and allies, it is time to put the truth out there.

WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!

I believe in peace, but even Jesus said, “I did not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Matthew 10:34). In Hebrews 12, Paul says, “You’ve not resisted unto blood” fighting against sin. I am telling you right now, it does not take a PhD or a rocket scientist to figure out that cutting off the heads of children and placing them on poles for public display, raping women and murdering their husbands, and forcing people from their homes and sending them to flee and die of starvation and thirst in the desert — all because they are Christians — is evil. This type of behavior should not and can not be tolerated in the world in which we live. Maybe you don’t agree with me now, but you probably will when they show up on our shores, and force your wives and daughters to wear a burka, and mutilate their bodies in the name of Allah.

It’s time for the church of Jesus Christ in America to WAKE UP!

It is time for those in our government to stop playing “political chess” with every two-bit dictatorship around the world, and stirring up the pot of political unrest in these places, overthrowing leaders who are less-than-perfect, and creating political vacuums that are being filled with the horrors of Islamic ideology. It’s time for the people of our great nation to demand more from their leadership than empty promises from empty suits. It’s time to start holding leaders accountable for the words they speak. It’s time for the people of America to start having an attention span that lasts longer than the last worthless sound-bite, and start demanding truth, accountability, justice, and righteousness from those in the seats of power in Washington D.C., and every capital building in every state across this great land. It’s time for the Church to be the Church, come together in unity, and be the force that has the ability to change the world with the most powerful weapon in the universe… the love of Jesus.

This link is to a video recorded on the floor of the Iraqi parliament on August 5, 2014. It is approximately three minutes long… please watch.

We cannot sit and do nothing any longer. We must take a stand against evil at home and abroad. We must pray fervently. We must all contact our representatives and leaders and demand more from them. Demand the truth be told. Demand action be taken. Demand that this country, firmly established and founded upon Judeo-Christian values, take a stand against the tyranny of Islam that is being perpetrated across the deserts of the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and is slowly seeping into the fabric of our great nation. While I am all for religious freedom, what I will not stand by silently and watch is for a political ideology that masks itself as a religion to invade our nation, and steal the hope of a better future from the rising generation.

May God bless America, protect our Christian brothers and sisters abroad, and grant peace to Jerusalem, all of Israel, and the Middle East.

Pastor Ron

 

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6 thoughts on “In The Wake of Jihad

  1. As a member of your church, I have listened to you speak for years on the reality of biblical prophecy being played out.
    1. It scares me. Not because I have a weak faith but because 2. I feel weak to the cause.
    What can I do that’s more proactive than writing to someone who gets flooded by letters and email? Will my word do any good? Will it even be seen? Sure, if enough people write, the topic will eventually be covered at a congressional meeting, maaaaaybe something will get done…
    I almost want to put myself in the Middle East and stand in the midst of the madness and protest – put my life on the line for those that have already had theirs taken away. Extreme? Yeah, but again, what can I do?
    I’m afraid our government doesn’t know which way is up or down, right or wrong, because most of them have their heads buried in the sand, and (forgive me) up their own rear end or up someone else’s. Either way, nothing is being done on the American end (so it seems). There are too many agendas and the power of agreement isn’t on fighting for Christians in a country that isn’t our own… Frankly, being a country founded on biblical principles, i think it is almost safe to say that the seperation of church and state is an even greater deal than ever before. Until those two are combined, I feel that our government will not come into agreement over protecting those families that are our brothers and sisters. Why, because it now involves religion. Until we face it on our own soil…I think America wants to stay silent. Many argue that we shouldn’t go into other countries and fight for their problems when we have so many problems here in our own country…I believe God wants our army to fight for him, as we have many times.

    All this to say… I will write our government and express concern. I will pray for those families that have had their precious lives taken. But, and I don’t mean to undermine the cause in any way, what are we supposed to do when this is Gods plan? Does he tell us somewhere in the Bible to fight in these times? I want to. Will we be able to stop the devil? Do we sit back and watch it play out?
    I wanted to ask you these questions because I am 30 with a 1y/o daughter and I don’t want to live with my head buried in the sand.

    Thank you for loving The Lord and teaching me all these years!

    • Thank you Alana. You pose some thought-provoking questions. Sometimes all we can do just doesn’t seem like enough, but that is when we have to have faith in God. We take a stand. We let our voices be heard. We pray (and pray, and keep praying). Hebrews 11:1

  2. I contacted the President, Vice President, Senators Alexander and Corker as well as Congressman Fleischmann. I have almost zero faith in these folks but I knew I had to do something.
    I also ordered: i-am-n T-shirts from Voice of the Martyrs in support of the persecuted Iraqi Christian. T shirts are $20 and $10 from each shirt will go to support them.
    Thank you for just powerful, well informed words of truth. The Church cannot continue to remain silent.

  3. Great post Doc! Right on target, my heart is broken for a sleeping church that remains silent as our family is being slaughtered. I pray we wake up before it is too late and rise up! Keep shouting the truth until we make our voices heard!

  4. Hello Pastor Ron,
    This is Pastor Sam from India. I agree with you and we are praying for USA, Israel, and for the salvation of middle east. I also want to share that great harvest is going to be reaped very soon. Hosea 6:3 and Zech 10:1 is on our hearts. There shall be no ebb to the flow of God and revival is imminent. Enemy is trying kill,stir up and create all the confusion. Mt 24 talks about all these events. Let us pray for the families that are suffering. Let us all that we can to show the love of Jesus. God bless you. Sam

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