The Barbarians Are Here :: By Greg May

What is the definition of a barbarian?

barbarian is someone who is not part of our civilization and wants no part of our civilization. A barbarian seeks the conquest and destruction of our civilization. Islamists are Muslims who seek to restructure all governments and society in accordance with the laws of Islam.

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and will overtake Christianity as the most popular before the end of the century. There are 1.6 billion Muslims making up 23% of the world’s population compared to 2.2 billion Christians worldwide.

Dr. Michael Youseff’s new book, The Barbarians Are Here uncovers the truth regarding the only solution to the threat of political Islam: a New Reformation that will restore the hope of Western civilization.

The Muslim world always seemed far away, remote and irrelevant to our daily lives.  Then came the 9/11 terrorist attack that made Americans suddenly realize that the world had become a dangerous place and America was vulnerable to the rage of barbarians. Today the barbarians occupy our culture, they are in our legislatures making laws and they sit on our school boards and teach in our classrooms.

The barbarians are among us and this is no mere accident of history.

The Islamic religion was founded in the seventh century by Mohammad and its goal has always been to establish a world empire or global Caliphate.  Islam didn’t spread the way Christianity did by free will evangelical appeal – Islam was spread by the sword as hordes of Islamic warriors conquered vast stretches of land across the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe.  In Muslim-conquered lands Christian boys were taken from their parents . reared as Muslims and forced to serve the armies of Islam.

The Ottomans were defeated by the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Vienna on September 11, 1683.  That victory saved Western civilization from destruction.  Isn’t it interesting how the Ottomon Empire ceased to be a threat to Christendom on September 11 and – 318 years later – on September 11, 2001 America woke up to smoke billowing from the mortally-wounded towers of the World Trade Center.

Jesus commanded us to preach the gospel to every nation – but only to those who come willingly and freely.  Unlike the barbarian Islamic cult who make converts at the point of a sword, Christians do not conquer in the name of Christ through murder, war and terror.

Today, Islamic revivalists believe the ancient prophecies of a global Caliphate are finally within reach as Middle East oil wealth fuels their dreams of conquest since the Islamic takeover of Iran in 1979 and the rapid expansion and battlefield success of ISIS.

In his book Dr. Youseff reveals how terrorism is our exile as God has handed over a rebellious and unfaithful Western culture to be shaken just as Israel was shaken during their captivity in Babylon.

When we are unfaithful and will not repent, God has no choice but to hand us over to our enemies to be shaken and oppressed.

History repeats itself but we haven’t learned the lessons of history.  We have forgotten our past and now we seem condemned to repeat it. God has promised to heal our land if we turn to Him, humble ourselves, pray and turn from our wicked ways.

“If My people, Who are called by My name will humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

The barbarians are here and we are vulnerable. Satan has used the mainstream media to blind our nation – even among professing Christians – to the ideology of radical Islamists and the plight of those oppressed by it. We cannot be afraid to speak the Truth, even when our culture is doing everything it can to distort and ignore reality.

Only the Good News of Jesus Christ can melt a barbarian’s heart.