Thursday, January 27, 2011


It should be clear by now that Islamic nations are not particularly fond of the United States. It is not so much the bombings and the airplanes used as missiles that prove this, but it is the celebrations of Muslim populations around the world when they see the bodies of U.S. Marines dragged through the streets. It sort of reminds me of the world's response to the death of the two witnesses in Revelation 11:3-11.

I believe there are two main reasons why there is such a hatred for our country. First, at least up until now, we have been the greatest ally of Israel. Esau's descendants have hated Jacob's descendants for nearly four thousand years, and in spite of all the treaties, land for peace deals, and summits, their hatred will never allow genuine brotherhood to exist between the two branches of Abraham's family. Even after a millennium of forced peace between the two, the Muslims, and nearly everyone else, will still try to destroy the Jews (Rev. 20:7-9).

The second reason the Muslim world hates America is because we promote democracy, and in a democracy, people are free to be members of other religions besides Islam. America is not alone in being the target of Islamic terrorists. Nearly every country on our planet has been targeted by suicide bombers. Lest Americans become paranoid about being hated, every night, the news reports bombings somewhere around the world. Russia, our philosophical if not literal enemy, has had more bombings than we have had. And countries that are nearly one hundred percent Muslim have not escaped the lunacy, as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Malaysia has repeatedly suffered random bombings.

Even within our own country, there are "sleeper cells" of radical Muslims which are continually planning their dastardly acts. A military chaplain shot forty-three American service men and women, killing twelve at Fort Hood in Texas. We have had the "shoe bomber," the "underwear bomber," and the nineteen "students," all of whom we taught to fly airplanes. And those are the stories that make the news. For every one that goes public, there are probably dozens that are kept secret because "someone" has some of the "sleeper cells" under investigation; we wouldn't want to blow their surveillance. And we don't want to create a war on Muslims in our country. After all, the majority of the nearly two billion Muslims in the world are peace-abiding citizens, even though their holy book says to destroy non-Muslims.

In spite of all that, America's greatest threat does not come from Islamic hatred for our country. Believe it or not, there are several greater threats to our safety and freedom. Tomorrow, Lord willing, I will try to present some more of the forces which pose a considerably more serious threat to our way of life.

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