NEWSFLASH: Atheist Reads Bible, Remains Atheist!

The Atheists are on the move again, trying to recruit more atheists to validate their position of unbelief out in Orange County, California.

According to the Christian Post, they have taken out ads like the one here, showing other atheists that they are not alone in their unbelief. The real newsflash is that there is nothing new about unbelief. It is only by God’s grace that anyone believes in the Bible and the gospel of Christ. So some atheists claiming that they are right because there are more and more unbelievers every day really proves nothing on their part.

In the ad, young Evan is all happy now that he is out of the closet. I guess atheists feel like they have had to remain in the closet because of their unbelief, but the only people who put them there is themselves. The true Christian knows and understands that there are a lot of atheists, even in our churches. We get it. As I already said, it takes God’s grace in the life of a person for them to believe in Christ and be saved. Just because young Evan read the Bible and didn’t believe proves nothing at all. It is like the guy who went to church once, so he thinks he is a Christian, or he went and because he read the Bible, now has all understanding and wisdom he needs to make a wise decision.

I wonder if Evan sat under any good teaching, or did he just read it on his own, with his darkened mind unable to grasp that which is spiritual? I imagine the latter. 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 shows us that Evan’s mind is darkened. It takes an act of God for the enlightenment needed for him to understand the word of God. The problem is, the atheists think that because they have read the Bible once or twice, they are now experts on Christianity. They are not. It takes years of study, WITH an enlightened mind to understand Christianity in any way that truly matters. Evan probably read the Scripture with the typical condemning view that most atheists read Scripture. They come to the first three words of the Bible, In the beginning, God… and scoff (three words in Hebrew). As if the God of all the universe is going to honor reading the Scripture in such a manner.

What does the Scripture say about wisdom? Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. From the outset, the atheists is already doomed because he does not believe in the God who is. He doesn’t entertain the thought that He might truly exist. He reads from a stand point of unbelief and continues down that road. God is in no way bound to show grace to anyone, much less the scoffer.

The assumption many make in Christian circles it that because we have free wills to exercise as we please, then all we need to do is get the atheists to read the Bible and he will decide to choose God for himself. The atheists believe this too and they have exercised their free will in the realm of unbelief.

But unbelief is the rule, not the exception to the rule. Faith in Christ is by grace and grace alone. When someone believes in Christ it is because God has moved in their hearts and minds to work belief in us (Ephesians 2:8-10). It is all God’s hand, not ours. He gets all the glory and we get to be saved.

This is why I don’t believe in free will. The Bible never addresses free will. It tells us of the bondage of sin, and the corruptness of the heart, and how we are slaves to sin until we are saved, then we become slaves to righteousness. The point is that it is our hearts that guide and direct us, not some concept of free will. God must give us a new heart in order to believe the Bible and the gospel. When we read of someone like Evan, there should be no surprise at all. His hearts is bound by sin. Of course he didn’t trust in Christ to be saved. That is what we should expect.

It is when the Holy Spirit moves in someone who does read the Bible, like me, and He gives us eyes to see, ears to hear and a new heart to believe, that we should be surprised. Why? Because the God of all the universe has redeemed us from the mass of humanity that all deserve damnation and hell. It is all grace. He chooses who is and is not saved. It is His decision, not ours.

However, this does not remove the responsibility that we have. Even though we do not have the ability to believe without God moving in us, we are still responsible to do so. Yet, in our bondage, we would choose what is most natural to us, we would choose darkness. As Jesus tells us: And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Poor Evan. He needs the Spirit working in his life. Let’s pray to that end. Maybe God will show him grace, and work faith in his heart so that he comes to believe in the Bible he read. As for the atheists spending money to shore up their position of unbelief, let them. They are only living out the unbelief they were born into.

Imagine John Lennon a Christian

Stunning. There is a report on Foxnews that John Lennon was a Christian later in life, and even supported Ronald Reagan for President. He watched televangelist like Pat Robertson and even spoke with Christian missionaries on vacation.

This certainly is shocking news. Given his earlier life, and hatred of Christianity, it would be a wonderful shock to find ourselves in glory with him someday. According to the reports, that may be a reality:

First, thanks to rock biographer Steve Turner in his book “The Gospel According To The Beatles,” we learned several years back that Lennon was a fan of TV preachers like Pat Robertson, Oral Roberts and Billy Graham.

Acording to Turner, none of this sat well with Ono who vigorously opposed Lennon’s interest in Christianity:

“Over the following months he baffled those close to him by constantly praising “the Lord,” writing Christian songs with titles like “Talking with Jesus” and “Amen” (the Lord’s Prayer set to music), and trying to convert nonbelievers. He also called the prayer line of “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson’s program.

The change in his life perturbed Yoko, who tried to talk him out of it. She reminded him of what he’d said about his vulnerability to strong religious leaders because of his emotionally deprived background. She knew that if the press found out about it they would have a field day with another John and Jesus story.

John became antagonistic toward her, blaming her for practicing the dark arts and telling her that she couldn’t see the truth because her eyes had been blinded by Satan.

Those close to the couple sensed that the real reason she was concerned was that it threatened her control over John’s life. If he became a follower of Jesus he would no longer depend on her and the occultists. During long, passionate arguments she attacked the key points of his fledgling faith.

They met with a couple of Norwegian missionaries whom Yoko questioned fiercely about the divinity of Christ, knowing that this was the teaching that John had always found the most difficult to accept. Their answers didn’t satisfy her, and John began to waver in his commitment.”

The article goes on to talk about how he had changed politically as well as his beliefs on the origin of man. When asked about evolution, he thoroughly debunked his belief in the notion:

“I don’t believe in the evolution of fish to monkeys to men. Why aren’t monkeys changing into men now?,” Lennon asked. “It’s absolute garbage. It’s absolutely irrational garbage, as mad as the ones who believe the world was made only four thousand years ago, the fundamentalists…. I don’t buy it. I’ve got no basis for it and no theory to offer, I just don’t buy it. Something other than that. Something simpler. I don’t buy anything other than “It always was and ever shall be.”

You can read the rest here. Funny how the Lord works. Imagine, John Lennon trusting in Christ. Instead of being in the depths of hell, he would be in the lap of Christ.

Global Warming Update

Again, more truth coming out against those global-warming alarmist…Remember those pictures of polar bears on glaciers that were dying because there was no longer any ice at the north pole, thereby showing us how wicked we were for destroying the planet?

Seems the main research to make those claims is being investigated for the integrity of his report.

A leading climate scientist whose report in 2006 of drowning polar bears in Arctic waters galvanized the global warming movement — and was highlighted in Al Gore’s Oscar-winning climate-change documentary — has been suspended, possibly over the accuracy of his observations.

Charles Monnett — who manages as much as $50 million worth of climate research on Arctic wildlife and ecology — was told on July 18 that he was being put on leave pending an investigation into “integrity issues,” according to a letter posted online by the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which is questioning Monnett’s suspension.

It doesn’t take a scientist to see that there is a great deal at stake here for the scientist. He has $50 million in research fund to handle. That is a lot of money to be lost, and he should lose his job if the allegations are proven to be true. What is even more interesting is the actual account that led to the false belief that polar bears were dying due to a lack of ice.

Michael Browich, the director of BOEMRE, told his staff by email Friday that the suspension was unrelated to the 2006, AP reported, though he would not clarify what information the group sought. Documents provided by PEER seem to contradict that.

They indicate investigators are focusing on observations that Monnett and fellow researcher Jeffrey Gleason made in 2004, while conducting an aerial survey of bowhead whales. The report said they observed four dead polar bears floating in Arctic waters after a storm. They detailed their observations in an article published two years later in the journal Polar Biology; presentations also were given at scientific gatherings.

In the peer-reviewed article, the researchers said they were reporting, to the best of their knowledge, the first observations of polar bears floating dead offshore and presumed drowned while apparently swimming long distances in open water — suggesting “that drowning-related deaths of polar bears may increase in the future if the observed trend of regression of pack ice and/or longer open water periods continues.”

The article and presentations drew national attention and helped make the polar bear something of a poster child for the global warming movement. Al Gore’s mention of the polar bear in his documentary on climate change, “An Inconvenient Truth,” came up during investigators’ questioning of Gleason in January.

In May 2008, the U.S. classified the polar bear as a threatened species, the first with its survival at risk due to global warming.

According to a transcription of a February 23 interview, investigator Eric May asked Gleason his thoughts on Gore referencing the dead polar bears. Gleason said none of the polar bear papers he has written or co-authored has said “anything really” about global warming.

If that is the case, he should have stepped up and confronted Al Gore on the assumptions Gore made. Yes, Gore made a lot of assumptions. Please allow me to say… this really is an inconvenient truth for the global-warming crowd.

Read the full article here.

Sunday School Has and Is Failing Us

For the second time in as many weeks, I have come across the reality that our Sunday schools are failing our children and our families. The first instance was in a presentation by Ken Ham entitled Already Gone: Why Your Kids Will Quit Church and What You Can Do to Stop It, put out by Worldview Weekend. In it, Ham tells of the studies done that show by the time our children have made it to college, they are already gone. Ham writes:

Indeed, as our survey revealed, there is a “Sunday school syndrome” contributing to the epidemic of young people leaving the church. Our survey numbers are statistically significant (and are absolutely contrary to what we would have expected). This is a brutal wake-up call for the church, showing how our programs of Christian education are failing dismally.

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Global Warming Update

It has been a long time since I’ve done a global warming update. I think that is because it’s slowly becoming realized that these global-warming alarmist are nothing more than… anti-capitalist disguised as environmentalist. (Was that a redundancy?) My point has always been that God, the omniscient God of the universe, had designed the planet to handle all the carbon dioxide emissions man can produce. He knew that we would have SUV’s some day and designed the planet to handle it. The latest study from NASA is proving that the earth is doing just that concerning the warming of the planet:

NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.

Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA’s Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.

“The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show,” Spencer said in a July 26 University of Alabama press release. “There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans.”

In addition to finding that far less heat is being trapped than alarmist computer models have predicted, the NASA satellite data show the atmosphere begins shedding heat into space long before United Nations computer models predicted.

The new findings are extremely important and should dramatically alter the global warming debate.

Scientists on all sides of the global warming debate are in general agreement about how much heat is being directly trapped by human emissions of carbon dioxide (the answer is “not much”). However, the single most important issue in the global warming debate is whether carbon dioxide emissions will indirectly trap far more heat by causing large increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds. Alarmist computer models assume human carbon dioxide emissions indirectly cause substantial increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds (each of which are very effective at trapping heat), but real-world data have long shown that carbon dioxide emissions are not causing as much atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds as the alarmist computer models have predicted.

The point being that the more we know about the planet, the more we see God’s wonderful design. Not that we should abuse the planet. I never argue for that. We are to be good stewards of all that God has given us. I just don’t buy into the argument that we can destroy the planet. That is God’s job, and it’s called judgment day. Until then, the planet will keep on rolling through space just as God designed it to do.

John Stott Home With the Lord

John Stott, an evangelical leader for many years, went home to the be with the Lord yesterday.

Stott, who died at 90, retired from public ministry in 2007 when he was 86 years old. He spent his retirement in the College of St. Barnabas, Lingfield, which is a residence for retired Anglican clergy.

The English Anglican leader is revered for his ministry life. The world famous evangelist, the Rev. Billy Graham, described him as “the most respected clergyman in the world today.”

Stott, who founded the Langham Partnership International, was confirmed into the Anglican Church in 1936 and has since enjoyed working in a wide range of activities and organizations.

He held the position as chair of the Church of England Evangelical Council from 1967 to 1984, and has also been the president of two hugely influential Christian organizations, the U.K. branches of Scripture Union from 1965 to 1974, and the Evangelical Alliance from 1973 to 1974.

Stott is best known for his book, The Cross of Christ, which was the center of the message of salvation.

John Stott impacted the church around the world in many ways. Perhaps his greatest contribution was to articulate clearly and to defend robustly the evangelical faith which he always understood to be biblical faith, grounded in the New Testament. Evangelicalism was to Stott an expression of historic, orthodox Christianity.

The Cross of Christ was central to the message. Stott preached the Cross as the sole means by which men and women could be made right with God.

The resurrection of Christ was the great hope of his life, as it is for all mankind, and the hope for life beyond death. This is the great reality he is now experiencing as the reward and vindication for all he preached and for which he lived during the many years of his ministry in London and around the world.

Grace Flows Downward

Philip Yancey writes, “Grace, like water, always flows downward, to the lowest place.” What a wonderful quote, and a wonderful reminder of the need to humble ourselves before our LORD. Why? Because we are so in need of God’s grace.

Anyone who has walked with the LORD for any amount of time recognizes this truth. We need grace just as much today as we did the first time we tasted it because we are no less the sinners today than we were then. The manifestations of sin, hopefully, have declined as we have grown in grace. But the wicked hearts, let alone and without His Spirit, would become just as ugly as before if His grace doesn’t prevent us.

Yancey wrote the above quote for Jonathan Aitken’s book, John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace. I finally got a chance to start reading it and it has been a blessing so far. After all, it took Newton seven years to finally find a church that would take him. Bishops and Arch-bishops kept standing in the way of his ordination and prevented him from finding a church because they thought he was too sympathetic to the Methodists (not your father’s Methodist). I take it that many in Methodists circles were just born again and that scared a lot of the bishops and arch-bishops. But that is my humble opinion.

The point being that Newton tasted the sweetest of grace because he found himself in the lowest of places. This is true for all believers. There are times when we find ourselves completely humbled by life, and we must accept those times as being from the Lord. We need His grace just as much today as we did when we first believed, and there is plenty to drink from the lower we go.

The Apostle Peter had a grip on this as well. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Thank goodness. His care is the most loving and most comforting for we know that our Father cares deeply for us, that He will do what is best for us. That may not mean we are given what we want, or expect. But whatever it is, it is best for us because He is working in and through us to make us more like His Son.

As life gets you down and disappoints come, humble yourself and drink deeply from the well of grace. Drink deeply from His hand. Drink deeply from His word. That is the only place we will find true comfort, drinking from the well of Christ’s rich love towards us.

As John Newton knew, and Yancey writes about, God’s grace truly is amazing.

Smokin’ Hot Bride and Other Saturday Morning Thoughts

Doing Ministry with my Smokin’ Hot Bride!

Karen Swallow Prior has a funny piece on Christian cliches including the one above. Apparently she has a pastor or knows someone who likes to say such things, which in her mind, is just a bit too much information. She writes:

smokin’ hot, as in, “I just wanna love on these precious kids and come alongside them as we do life together and then go home to my smokin’ hot bride.” To me, calling one’s wife bride on any day after the honeymoon betrays a rather silly insistence that she is into perpetuity that sweet, young, virginal thing once greeted at the altar — or worse, a tacit acknowledgement that she’s not (wink, wink), so let’s just make like she is. Smokin’ hot, on the other hand, just sounds like someone trying a bit too hard to convince himself.

I think if I actually heard a pastor say this from the pulpit, I would have to get up and leave shortly after I barfed in the pew. For me, it’s a question of being faithful to the call to preach and teach. Do we really need to know that you think your wife is smokin’ hot… for you to preach God’s word? Just preach God’s word.

She also deals with cliches such as “doing ministry” “love on” as in, “we just need to love on these kids,” “missional” “being authentic” and other such trivial statements in the church. I also appreciated her point concerning the phrase “a real heart for God.” She points out that for some reason, it’s bad to have “a real mind for God” in our day in age.

“Just” in prayers…. which is one of my pet peeves, was given the thumbs down as well:

just. This is a mild but pervasive example that peppers many prayers and is intended, I suppose, to express humility. There’s nothing wrong with this unless constant use causes believers to forego coming to God boldly.

Gina, in the comments section, added her two cents worth in giving us the Lord’s prayer with “just” appropriately added:

Our Father, who just art in heaven, hallowed just be thy name. Thy Kingdom just come, thy will just be done, on earth just as it is in heaven. Just give us this day our daily bread. And just forgive us our trespasses,
as we just forgive those who just trespass against us.
And just lead us not into temptation, but just deliver us from evil. For thine is just the kingdom, just the power and just the glory, for ever and just ever.
Just Amen.

I wonder if this tendency to use this word comes from that hymn, Just as I am?

College Football Is Only Six Weeks AWAY!!!

As usual about this time of year, my thoughts begin to turn to college football and the Texas Aggies. I would say that I also look forward to the NFL season as well, but I don’t. I’m too busy on Sunday to watch the games, and find most of them quite boring.

This being the case, it has been interesting reading about the possible realignment of the Texas Aggies with the SEC. This started last year when the Big 12-2 almost fell apart. It continues this year because of the texas longhorn network, a joint venture between t.u. and ESPN. t.u. has their own television network and they want to show high school football games of teams where they have potential recruits. This doesn’t sit well with A&M or OU, both of which have started to eye a move to the SEC, which would leave t.u. in a really bad conference. The mere threat of this has caused the people at t.u. to back off their hopes of showing high-school games on their network.

I hope that no matter what happens with the longhorn network, that A&M does end up in the SEC. It would be much better for A&M in the long run than to remain in a conference that is really held together by A&M, t.u., and the Sooners. Since my hopeful move back to Texas has fallen through, it has a greater appeal since I may be remaining in the SEC area. It would be fun to drive to places like Oxford and Tuscaloosa to watch the Aggies play football. Yes, I know that the Aggies would struggle in the SEC the first couple of years. Their record against SEC teams here of late has been dismal. But in the long run, they would improve as more players from Texas would want to play against teams like LSU, the Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators. That is much more appealing than playing the likes of the Kansas Wildcats.

So hear is to A&M football moving to the SEC and knowing that the season is only 6 weeks away. Check out beergut’s thoughts on realignment at I Am the 12th Man. Remember, beergut is the official non-official expert on Texas A&M football.

Speaking of Islam: Refuting Chrislam

David Dollins has a good piece at the Christian Post on Chrislam, an attempt by daft Christians who are trying to find common ground with Islam. There is no common ground with Islam. Christianity is the one true religion because it is the only one in which God saves man. All other religions are man’s attempts to save themselves. To try and find some common ground is pointless because you are affirming the beliefs of those in false religions. The loving response to all religions besides true Christianity is to reject them outright and show those in other religions why they need Christ as their savior.

For example, in my previous post on Islam’s accepted practice of child abuse, we can see that even Mohammed, the founder of Islam, is in need of a savior for his sins. His propensity for child abuse shows him to be a sinner, therefore he needs someone to atone for that sin. The only name by which anyone can be saved is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). No matter how sincere Muslims may be in their faith, whether they are being true to their religion by marrying little girls, or flying planes into the side of buildings, they do not earn any level of righteousness with God. Remember God’s word: all fall short of the glory of God, and there is no one righteous, no not one (see Romans 3). The point being that the leaders of all other religions are in need of redemption by the atoning sacrifice of Christ just as much as the rest of us. Even if they do live perfect lives according to their own religion, they fall dreadfully short of God’s glory and will spend eternity in hell.

This is what they need to be told, not that they have some common ground with Christianity. They do not.

Here are four points that Dollins shows is the spirit of anti-christ, which is abundant in our society today, and thoroughly saturating Islam:

‘Chrislam’ – A Spirit of Antichrist

What I am about to show you are the characteristics that the Apostle John himself used to describe the Spirit of Antichrist:

1) The Spirit of Antichrist denies that Jesus is the Christ. In 1 John 2:22, it says, “Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is Antichrist…” The word ‘Christ’ in the original Greek means ‘Anointed One’. In other words, it is a declaration of Jesus as Messiah. Islam rejects that Jesus is the one and only true Messiah. They believe He was a prophet and maybe a type of Messiah, but not the Anointed One. If that’s not enough, John goes further by calling them liars.

2) The Spirit of Antichrist denies that Jesus is the Son of God. In 1 John 2:22, the Apostle continues, “He is Antichrist, who denies the Father and the Son”. Islam rejects that Jesus affirmed He was the Son of God. Furthermore, one well-known Bible teacher said that Muslims believe that the Mahdi is the future leader and that Jesus will return and follow the Mahdi to Jerusalem where He (Jesus) will deny He is the Son of God. Again, in this same verse, John said those who reject His Sonship were liars.

3) The Spirit of Antichrist does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. In 1 John 4:3, again the Apostle states, “And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that Spirit of Antichrist…” Did you catch that? Any spirit that rejects God as coming in the flesh is ‘not of God’. If it didn’t come from God, then it is a doctrine of devils according to the Apostle Paul himself, as stated earlier. Islam rejects that God came into this world in the flesh. This also tells us that the Christian God, who is Jesus Christ, is not the same as the Muslim god, Allah. It also proves that Allah is a false god.

Finally, the following are some of the last words the Apostle Peter would write before, according to tradition, he was crucified upside-down. “But there were false Prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord Who bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction” (2 Peter 2:1). For these Church leaders, who are blind watchmen, to bring Islam and the reading of the Quran into the Church is to deny the Lord himself, it is to deny who He is, and it is to deny what He accomplished at Calvary’s Cross 2,000 years ago, when He gave His life for the sins of the world! Just as bad, it is an open acceptance of the Spirit of Antichrist, which John said will bring swift destruction and ultimately, yet sadly, the damning of the soul.

He points out that what we need to do as Christians is proclaim the truth, not try and find common ground. There is no common ground between light and darkness. Therefore as those called by Christ, let us proclaim His name to the world.

The Religion of Peace OKs Marrying and Raping Children

Yes, the religion of peace, otherwise known as Islam, has said that it is OK to marry young girls and have sex with them even before they reach puberty. According to Raymond Ibrahim, a fatwa has been issued by one of the religions top clerics. His defense is the fact that the main prophet, Mohammed, married a girl when she was 7 and had sex with her when she was 9. This shows us that the origins of the religion were based in wretched sin, and it continues today. Ibrahim writes:

Muslim “child-marriage”—euphemism for pedophilia—is making headlines again, at least in Arabic media: Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, a prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, just issued a fatwa asserting that there is no minimum age for marriage, and that girls can be married “even if they are in the cradle.”

Appearing in Saudi papers on July 13, the fatwa complains that “Uninformed interference with Sharia rulings by the press and journalists is on the increase, posing dire consequences to society, including their interference with the question of marriage to small girls who have not reached maturity, and their demand that a minimum age be set for girls to marry.”

Fawzan insists that nowhere does Sharia set an age limit for marrying girls: like countless Muslim scholars before him, he relies on Koran 65:4, which discusses marriage to females who have not yet begun menstruating (i.e., are prepubescent)  and the fact that Muhammad, Islam’s role model, married Aisha when she was 6-years-old, “consummating” the marriage—or, in modern parlance, raping her—when she was 9.

The point of the Saudi fatwa, however, is not that girls as young as 9 can have sex, based on Muhammad’s example, but rather that there is no age limit whatsoever; the only question open to consideration is whether the girl is physically capable of handling her husband/rapist.

I’m trying to figure out how anyone could defend this religion as moral on any account. They not only want to kill those who disagree, but they rape their own daughters. Wretched.

One of the marks of a false religion is how they view sex. If it is anything other than a man and woman who are lawfully married then it is outside of God’s lawfully ordained prescription for sex. This includes cults who have more than one bride or teach that sex in all situations is a sin and should be avoided (i.e., see the Shakers… which are almost extinct now because of this practice). God has blessed us with the gift of sex, but it is only a blessing when it is confined to marriage, which God also defines as between a man and a woman. Not a man/man, woman/woman, man/little girl, man and a dog, etc. Anything else comes from the base and perverted mind and is outside of God’s declared will.

Those who adhere to Islamic principles will say that Allah has said that it is OK to marry little girls. I agree that this may be true. However I do not agree that Allah and the Triune God are one and the same. God would not and cannot contradict Himself, and has made His will known to us through the 66 books of the Bible and in the Second Person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ. Islam rejects Christ. They claim He is a prophet, but anything less than full submission to Christ is a rejection of Christ. To reject the Son is to reject the Father, this is why I say they worship a different god all together. The god of Islam and the Mormons are probably closer in origin than they are with the living and true God.

The point is that Muslims are so far out of God’s will that we are seeing the fruit of their wickedness: a declaration that it is OK to marry and rape little girls. Sick.

I hope and pray that those of us in Christian circles will quit trying to understand them, and preach the gospel to these people. They need Christ as much as anyone.