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Whence the Power to Resist - Spiritual Courage in the Face of a Spiritual Enemy

Reader comment on item: Resisting Islamic Law
in response to reader comment: All That Is Needed Is A Little Spine

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Feb 22, 2008 at 13:54

Of all the squabbling that there may be between and among people that could be considered petty, religious squabbling is not in that category. All one need do is look at history and see that religion has played a very, very big part in defining differences of ideologies and providing the provocation to war over them. In this instance, why else would there be this discussion about resisting Islam? Even further, the battle that will raging soon over the ‘Palestinian' declaration of making Jerusalem the PA capital will not be a petty squabble either; rather it is a major source of all religious antipathies in that part of the world.

In the final analysis, religion is rebellion to the truth of Who Almighty God is, giving power to revolt from the Person of Who He is, and spawns reviling attitudes to the power of His Holy Spirit.

So when it is postured that there should be resistance to Islam in order to prevent its dominance in a Western culture society, be careful not to think that a compromised Christian ethic now found in western religious thinking is going to be resistant enough to defend against Islam. The reason Islam IS gaining in western societies IS because mainstream religious Christianity HAS FALLEN away from the base of its truth in the Holy Scriptures and has no spiritual power to withstand spiritual attacks, which IS what Islam IS.

All who will take a stand against Islam must repent and resort to the truth found in the Word of the LORD, that the Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the only resource to turn to; and since time is of the essence, waiting to do is no longer an option. Holy Scripture says now is the time of salvation; do not let the rebellion of religion get in the way of this Scriptural admonition: "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7).

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