I know, what Christian believer doesn’t know that. A fairly simplistic statement. But I have been thinking about that for several days. And when I saw this u-tube posting I was at first extremely troubled but then realized that God had sent the Christians of the United States a mighty work to do. Of course it will be the Lord’s work, the work of the Holy Spirit.
The hate in this video got me to thinking about how I had experienced Islamic hate on a very small scale. But I was thinking about it, I woke up this morning thinking about it. More then thirty years ago when I was attending junior college I had just finished eating lunch with some Christian friends and was returning my tray to the Cafeteria when I saw a tall rather dark man reading a small black book.
Already in a rather joyful mood from the conversation I had just had I walked up to him and asked if he was reading the Bible. I will never forget the spew of hate and foul language that came out of his mouth as he also explained that he was a Moslem.
In another instance, about the same time, my husband invited home for the night a young man who was an Egyptian. He had been married to another friend of ours who had divorced him for abusing her. He was without a place to sleep or food for the night so my husband did a good thing. Yet, the next morning as we talked he explained to me that he would like to line all the Israelis up and shoot them.
Several years later, actually not that long ago, when I got my first computer, I had been told that my first “paid” published article was on the web, fascinated I went looking and did find it. The article was entitled , Identity: A "Christian" Religion for White Racists. But, I also found it on a radical Islamic site with the name changed from the original to “Christianity a Religion for White Racists” and the article had the ending removed which was the gospel part. (Of course my editor took care of it.)
There are other stories, but that’s enough except for the Jewish lady who is/was liberal. I met her a couple of years ago at a Presbyterian Church where she and another person were presenting the film, Ever Again. (An excellent film) As we were talking afterwards she told me how she had almost become conservative. It was because when participating in anti-war marches against the Iraqi war she found herself constantly confronted by both straightforward anti-Semitism as well as a particular hatred of Israel. The video above will not change her feelings I am sure.
But what will change the radical Moslem and their hatred? Only the transforming love of Jesus Christ. Only a God who was willing to become human and die on the cross for their hatred, and our hatred.
Several years ago a lady who had been a Moslem came to speak at a women‘s luncheon at Fremont Presbyterian Church. She came here with her husband to study when the Shah of Iran was in power. She was almost forced to leave when Iran was overthrown by radical Moslems. Instead she found a way to stay and a Baptist Church helped her with her children, the ladies at the Church invited her to an aerobics class and then prayed for her. One night she dreamed she went on a journey to Jerusalem to find Jesus And she did find him.. You can read her testimony here. Testimony of Halimeh
That is simple, I know, but the radical Moslem, like all of us need Jesus Christ
Hat/tip on the video to Will Spotts