I want to conclude this series on the truth about Islam by answering the questions we began with:
Q) Are Muslims the spiritual brothers and sisters of Christians and Jews?
A) No, they have been deceived by a Satanic, false religion.
Q) Do we all worship the same God?
A) Absolutely not. The god of Islam is a false god. He is really Satan in disguise.
Q) Are the Islamic holy scriptures, known as the Koran, inspired by God?
A) Not the God of the Bible. The Islamic scriptures are a jumbled mess of contradictory statements that are unscientific, unhistorical, and unbiblical.
Q) Is Islam another path to God by which one can obtain eternal life?
A) No! Muslims reject Jesus as Messiah and deny His atoning sacrifice. Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me" (John 14:6).
Q) Are the Islamic Fundamentalists representative of true Islam, or have they hijacked a peace-loving religion?
A) There is no doubt they represent the true heart of Islam. Islam is a cultural, intolerant, militant and imperialistic religion of the sword.
Q) Is our war really a political one against terrorism, or is it a spiritual one against a demonic religion known as Islam?
A) Based upon the evidence I have presented from the Koran and from history, I think the answer is obvious. We are not engaged in a war against terrorism. Terrorism is a means, not the source of the struggle. Terrorism is a tool of those waging the war. To say this is a war against terrorism is equivalent to saying World War II was a war against U-Boats, V2 Rockets and Kamikaze planes. No, World War II was a war against Fascism. The current war is one against Islamic Fundamentalism.
But even more substantive, it is a spiritual war against the forces of Satan.
Obstacles to the Gospel
Jesus is about to return. The Bible says He will not return until the Gospel is preached to all the world (Matthew 24:14). There have been two major obstacles to the preaching of the Gospel — Communism and Islam, both religions of Satan. Communism collapsed and the former Communist countries are now open to the Gospel. The final barrier to be overcome is Islam.
For ten years now Evangelical Christians have been praying for the "10/40 Window" — that area of the world between the 10th and 40th latitudes where hundreds of millions are enslaved to the spiritual darkness of Islam.1 The prayers have been effective. Countless numbers have been exposed to the Gospel in various surreptitious ways, and many have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, knowing that to do so may well mean death.
Satan is enraged over these incursions into his territory. He is equally upset over the re-establishment of Israel. He can read the signs of the times, and he knows his time is short before Jesus breaks from the heavens in glory. But Satan is self-deceived, and he continues to believe he can thwart the purposes of God. He has therefore aroused and empowered Islam to make one last attempt to conquer the world.
Islam is destined to lose this battle, for the Word of God says that he who lives by the sword will die by the sword (Matthew 26:52).
I believe Islam will ultimately experience another defeat so overwhelming and so humiliating that the eyes of millions of Muslims will be opened to the fact that Allah is a false god. At that point their hearts will be opened to the true God — a God of lovingkindness who came to this earth and died for the sins of Mankind.
Isaiah was given a vision of this day in Isaiah 19 where it was revealed to him that one day during the Millennial reign of Jesus, Egypt, Assyria, and Israel will all be united in worshiping the one and only true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
A Call to Prayer
Let us pray for our leaders, that they will be able to discern the spiritual nature of the war we are engaged in.
Let us pray for the leaders of Israel, that they will turn to God for their protection and stop seeking it through America and through trying to appease an enemy whose goal is to annihilate them.
Let us pray for the Islamic world, that Muslims everywhere will have their hearts opened to the Gospel.
And let us daily cry out from the depths of our hearts, "Maranatha!" Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
Witness your faith in response to the attack!
- For more information about the 10/40 Window prayer effort, see http://www.1040window.org/.