The October 28 New York Times features a story about how our Muslim enemies in Iraq and Syria have acquired sophisticated surface-to-air missiles, some of Chinese manufacture and others made by Russia.
The real takeaway, though, from the article is the following pull quote. Referring to written instructions regarding the use of these missiles, we are told, “The authors urged ‘strong confidence in God and composure,’ and certainty ‘that this operation will cause a disaster to the foes and destroy their arrogance.’” (Emphasis mine.)
By “God,” of course, the Muslims refer to Allah, the god of Islam. Now make no mistake: Allah is not the God of Christianity, for our God has a Son while their god does not. Muslims regard the claim that Allah has a Son as rank heresy and blasphemy. In many Muslim countries, they will cut your head off for even believing it.
On top of that, Christians worship Christ himself as God. Muslims do not. So it is plainly self-evident that we do not worship the same God our Muslim enemies do.
The god of Islam is not the “Creator” the Founders referred to in the Declaration, who alone is the source of all our inalienable civil and human rights. The god of Islam is a different god altogether. If the Scriptures are to be trusted – and they are – Allah is not a “god” at all but a powerful demon whose throne is in the bottomless pit of satanic darkness.
As Scripture says, “[W]hat pagans sacrifice, they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons” (1 Corinthians 10:20-21).
Here’s what is imperative to note. Muslims, in their war on Christian civilization in general and on the United States in particular, understand that they are involved in spiritual warfare. It’s their god against ours.
They understand that the conflict is about a lot more than guns and soldiers and tanks and rockets. It is ultimately a battle whose outcome will be determined by the powerful but unseen forces which operate in the unseen world.
So Muslims understand that we are engaged in spiritual warfare. Here’s the real question: do we?
You cannot beat something with nothing, and you cannot defeat demonic powers with the arm of the flesh alone. Spiritual battle requires the use of spiritual weaponry. Muslims understand this. I am certain that our president does not. Or if he does, it is a truly alarming possibility that his sympathies may lie more with Islam and its god than with Christianity and its God.
With his relentless attack on Christian expression in the military and his relentless suppression of Christian chaplains, our commander-in-chief is weakening our military in a far more serious way than by reducing funding and troop strength.
George Washington understood clearly that spiritual might was a far more precious military asset to his army than weapons. That’s why his first order of business as our first commander-in-chief was to order the appointment of Christian chaplains and to order his troops to attend “divine service” unless they were required to be at their post.
Another commander-in-chief of long ago, who was virtually undefeated in battle, wrote, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord (lit. ‘Yahweh’) our God” (Psalm 20:7).
Our defeat of the Nazis in WWII came in no small measure through our faith in God. FDR himself prayed to Almighty God on national radio as our soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy. Our God proved to be superior in strength to the occult powers Hitler worshiped.
Sophisticated weapons used with no trust in the living God will in the end be no match for unsophisticated weapons used with trust in a powerful demon god.
Let’s hope – and pray – that America and her leaders realize this before it’s too late. If we don’t, the flag of Islam may indeed one day fly over the White House.
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