“And be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness have with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?” 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 (KJV)
OK folks, if there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s when someone is incapable of admitting they are wrong. So, when I find myself to be in error, I don’t hesitate to swallow my pride and cop to being an occasional idiot. It appears I was duped on a portion of the information in my previous article Come Out From Among Them. I was unable to verify the statements attributed to Dr. Russell Moore and I don’t wish to be unfair or inaccurate. I humbly ask your forgiveness and please excuse my lack of perfection.
Now, on to business. Much of what was in that original article is true. For those who didn’t read it, please allow me to start over. It seems the evangelical community, including the Southern Baptist Convention, is wading into questionable waters—at least questionable in my little pea brain.
This story began when the planning board of Basking Ridge, New Jersey denied a building permit application back in December 2015, for a mosque to be built. This was after four years of wrangling back and forth between parties regarding the architectural design, with the board asking that the more overtly islamic elements be toned down so the building would better fit in with the surrounding neighborhood.
After the final denial, the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, N. J., filed a federal lawsuit against the planning board with the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. According to a story in the New York Times, although the building plans met local zoning standards required for houses of worship, some of the township residents voiced concern that sharia law is a threat to American liberties. Good for them. It is!
The lawsuit states “A muslim mosque cannot be subjected to a different land-use approval process than a Christian church simply because local protestors oppose the mosque.”
Then, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty stepped in to assemble a diverse collection of religious organizations to back the Islamic Society in their lawsuit. Brent Walker, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty stated, “It’s good when we can join hands with…folks we are sometimes on the other side of.”
Other organizations who joined this well-meaning suicide mission include the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and the International Mission Board, both agencies of the Southern Baptist Convention. Then, there is the National Association of Evangelicals on board this monkey train as well.
At this time, there are close to twenty faith-based groups in addition to those listed above including those representing Hare Krishna, Sikh, and Jewish entities. What? No satanic temples? Gee, you’d think they’d want in on the action since they’re working so diligently on being considered mainstream.
The suit is based on the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act which prohibits discrimination regarding zoning issues based on religion. Brent Walker, again executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, said he was encouraged to see Christian organizations standing up for the religious rights of the muslim community.
He added “We really felt it was important to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our muslim brothers and sisters,” and the “New Jersey case is one of a religious minority facing the islamophobia prevalent in American society.” Is this dude for real?? Uh, let’s review here.
A “phobia” is an irrational fear of a person, situation or thing. To be fearful of a religion/political ideology which clearly states its aim is to subjugate every man, woman and child on the planet to its beliefs under the threat of death, is NOT irrational. Therefore, resisting the advancement of islam into American society is not a “phobia” but a rational, intelligent act of self-preservation.
Galen Carey, vice president of government relations for the National Association of Evangelicals, weighed in by stating his organization got on the bandwagon because “It’s the protection of religious freedom for all Americans. In many countries, Christians face a hard time getting permission to build a church and in America, that’s not how we do things.” Well Galen, in many countries, namely muslim ones, even mentioning the desire to build a church can get you burned alive, decapitated, gang-raped or crucified.
Something doesn’t seem quite equitable there.
I have some questions about this. While I agree Americans cherish the concept of freedom and liberty for all, the threats to this freedom we face today are very different than those of our founding fathers. They were facing the tyranny of the British crown. We are facing the annihilation of Western civilization by infiltrating ‘refugees’ from islamic countries who are openly hostile to our way of life, and everything we know and love.
Should we support the right for everyone to freely worship the god of their choice in this country? I doubt there is a Christian who would say ‘no.’ However, how far should this support go with respect to we Christians? Should we march into court alongside the satanists if they desired to sacrifice a puppy in the town square to honor their god? Absurd, you say? Well, why in the world would we support the building of yet another islamic indoctrination center?
As I stated in my previous article, there are already plenty of mosques in this country and it’s a poorly kept ‘secret’ that the majority are used to spread islamic propaganda in support of establishing a world-wide caliphate, which includes the subjugation of America.
As of April 2015, there were 3,186 mosques in the United States. In the tiny state of New Jersey alone, where all the current hoopla is happening, there are at least 104—and those numbers were documented over a year ago! How many muslims are there in New Jersey anyway? Do they all expect to have their own personal mosque?
I personally find it terribly disturbing that the evangelical community is spewing some politically correct tripe that we need to support our muslim ‘brothers and sisters’ in their right to worship their pagan god. While their constitutional rights to religious freedom should be respected, they most certainly are NOT our ‘brothers and sisters’ in any fashion!
And what does this “support” entail, anyway? Is the Southern Baptist Convention using parishioner’s tithes and offerings to assist in this lawsuit? After all, the faith-based consortium standing with the Islamic Society filed an amicus brief with the court, arguing the mosque should be approved. That had to have cost some bucks.
A SBC pastor confirmed to me that some of the church monies sent to the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, TN, go directly to help fund the activities of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, which is one of the groups backing this lawsuit. In other words, a portion of the tithes and offerings collected in Baptist churches afflilated with the SBC are being used to indirectly fund the building of at least one mosque in New Jersey.
I have to wonder if that was OK’d by the congregations. I’m guessing they have NO CLUE their money, which is supposed to fill the storehouses of the Lord, are instead going to support building a worship center dedicated to a false moon-god and his lying, thieving, butchering, murdering, enslaving, pedophile false prophet, Moo-hammad. Anybody else have a problem with that?
And the most outrageous part? For at least a year, the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention has been saying they might need to recall or remove from the mission field, 600-800 missionaries due to a lack of funds. HUH?
So, let me get this straight. The Southern Baptist Convention doesn’t have the money to properly fund its missionaries, who are busy trying to fulfill the Great Commission Jesus gave us, but they DO have the money to assist our muslim ‘brothers and sisters’ in building a synagogue to satan?? I’m no accountant, but the remedy for this doesn’t seem to be all that difficult to figure out!
This absolutely disgusts me, as it should every Baptist associated with the SBC, as well as every evangelical Christian. Let’s be frank here. God loves muslims as much as He loves anyone else. They walk in darkness and are lost. They are convinced their religion is the only truth there is, and they are commanded in their ‘sacred’ book and texts to spread islam every chance they get.
They are given full license to lie to unbelievers, act like they are our friends, and cooperate with their host society until their numbers increase enough to start flexing their political and physical muscles. Their entire aim is to conquer the earth for their pathetic allah, and enslave, convert or slaughter anyone who gets in their way. That is the simple truth of the matter.
Shouldn’t we as Christians be more concerned about sharing the Gospel with them, rather than making sure they have religious liberty? You think they give a flying monkey’s patoot about Christian’s religious liberties?? Heck NO!
I suspect the misguided underlying motivation behind these Christian groups supporting this lawsuit is to show Christ-like love and tolerance to this islamic group. Funny, I don’t remember Jesus being ‘tolerant,’ but I digress. Yes, we are to show the love of our Savior to a lost and dying world, but much of the church is taking this love-fest too far these days.
Case in point, Rick (worthless) Warren and his ridiculous emergent church teaching with his purpose-driven-life drivel. This dingbat was named “America’s Pastor.” If that’s true, we’re in big trouble. This ‘gentleman’ has a massive following and congregation at his Saddle Back Church in California, the land of fruits and nuts, and is one of the authors of the heretical Chrislam movement.
Then, you’ve got the smarmy, slimy Joel Osteen and his hairspray queen wife, Victoria, who preach to their wayward sheeple, mega-congregation that they should live-their-best-life-now, as if earth is supposed to be our home. Here’s a newsflash: It’s not!
Add to these charmers all the prosperity, Jesus-loves-you-just-the-way-you-are-and-has-a-wonderful-plan-for-your-life-all-you-have-to-do-is-speak-it-into-existence, preachers and teachers, who peddle their books, selling a pretty pseudo-gospel devoid of any mention of taking up our cross to follow Christ.
Finally, we have the “holy” father, whom I personally suspect is the False Prophet himself, Pope Francis, whose job it is to lie to and mislead his flock of approximately 1.2 billion with a false gospel, blathering that anyone who doesn’t enthusiastically wish to embrace and financially support an overwhelming invasion of islamic refugees into their countries are hypocrites, while he lives protected behind 200 foot walls in the Vatican.
Now, we can add to the insanity some of the most conservative, evangelical organizations in this country. Great. Let me tell you this; being a good Baptist or a ‘good’ (insert denomination here), is the last thing I’m worried about. Time is short and I really don’t care if some islamic group doesn’t get to build their mosque in a neighborhood where the residents wisely said a resounding “NO!”
We are continuing to witness the politically correct apostasy of the mainstream church in America. The message of the cross has been watered down and compromised in favor of appearing ‘tolerant’ and ‘loving our neighbor.’ Assisting someone to further their beliefs in a false god is NOT ‘loving!’ It is spiritual murder, frankly.
We should be spending some of those tithes and offerings to witness to the very muslims who given the chance, would gleefully slice our throats. And FYI, any muslim who says they don’t want to subjugate you is either lying or an apostate themselves. The actions of the members of ISIS is what TRUE islam is all about. Read a koran. Read the hadiths. Educate yourself instead of swallowing what the lame stream media tells you!
My friends, please listen to me. If your church compromises with this world in any way, shape or form; if your pastor refuses to preach the whole Word of God because it might offend someone; if your church leaders and elders spend more time talking about fund raising or new buildings than repentance, the cross, the blood of Jesus and the fact that He is coming VERY soon, get out of there and don’t let the doorknob hit you in the back!
If you stay, you are in danger of being caught up in the judgment to come upon the false shepherds and their sickly, blighted flocks. I highly advise you to heed what the Lord recommended. “Wherefore, come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” 2 Corinthians 6:17 (KJV).