Why Islam is Fine and Christianity is Not

Gina Miller

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It’s time to state some plain truths that will not necessarily help me win friends and influence enemies.  And if you are offended by talk of things spiritual, you may want to tune out right now, because I’m going to talk about God and the devil.

For so long I keep hearing people ask why are Christians so maligned and hated?  And why are Islamists suddenly getting all this religious freedom support from the American left that doesn’t give a rip about freedom of religion for Christians?  Why is the left standing up with vigorous indignation toward those who oppose the Ground Zero mosque?

The answer is stunningly simple, but it’s not an answer that everyone wants to accept, and that’s fine, too, because—again—I’m not trying to score the Miss Congeniality trophy.  The truth is never popular in this world.

Unless we are prepared to realize that there’s more to our world than meets the eye, then we will never understand why these things are.

Our world is run by powers that we can’t see with our eyes.  Of course, there are people who are world leaders, who run our physical world, but there are spiritual forces that influence all of us, whether we acknowledge them or not.  There are two forces at work here: the forces of heaven and the forces of hell, and there are no others.  There is one God, one Creator of all we see.  He sent his son, Jesus, to bridge the unbridgeable gap between God and man, and it is done.  The forces of hell under Satan are fully and actively aligned against God and his people in a furious and deadly spiritual battle.

Evidence of this truth is clearly seen everywhere we look.  Christians and Christianity are under a constant assault and always have been, whether it’s the ACLU in their crusade to purge any sign or hint of Christianity from the public square, or the murdering of Christians around the world by practitioners of the “religion of peace,” or even the snide, slanderous and libelous portrayal of Christians by the media, Hollywood and academia.

On the surface, the hatred the world has for Christianity seems irrational and disproportionate, in that Biblical Christians are not people who should normally engender such deep, frothing hatred in others.  Though we are all fallen and struggle daily with sin, those who know Christ and strive to live according to his words are generally kind people, not offensive people.  Unless we realize that the irrational hatred for Christianity has its source in the spirit realm which infects the hearts of men, then it makes no sense that Christians should be so reviled by the world.

Where it makes sense is in the unseen spirit realm.  The forces of hell have as their mission the destruction of God’s people and creation.  Satan and his minions are beings of eternal hatred, and their hatred will never be quenched.  They despise all of humanity, not just Christians, but it is those who have the Spirit of the Lord living in them that are the recipients of the most vicious of hell’s hate.

Christians are the top targets of the enemies of God in the spirit realm, because God has revealed his truth–his Word–to humanity through the Jewish people (who also receive this hell-born hatred), and Christians, through Jesus, are the lovers and exhibitors of God’s truth.  The demonic forces of darkness cannot abide the presence of God, and their hellish hatred enters the hearts and minds of the people of the world—those who reject God—and it manifests itself in their maniacal hatred for all things Christian.

So, what does this have to do with why we see such glowing and loving support of the Islamists and the Ground Zero mosque by those on the left?  Everything.  As I said, I’m not trying to win friends here when I say this, but Islam is one of a number of world religions that is based on something other than the revealed truth of God.  I know many will say, “How can you say that?  Everyone who has a religion believes that his religion is the right one, so how can you say that Christianity is true, when the Islamists believe their way is the true way?”  I cannot convince anyone of the truth, but I can say that it’s mathematically impossible for both Islam and Christianity to be true.  They contradict each other, as is the case with most of the world’s religions.

The support that Islam receives is the support of the fallen world that created Islam.  Satan is the god of this world, and he takes care of his own, although “care” is a perverse description of anything Satan does to his followers, since his way is the certain way to eternal death.  Those who walk in darkness flock together; thus, we see the leftists in our country aligning themselves with the Islamists who have bad intentions toward our country.  The common denominator between the two is spiritual darkness.  They’re both on the same team.

It is those on the left who are such ardent supporters of the Ground Zero mosque.  They are screaming that those of us who oppose it want to deny the Islamists their freedom of religion to build the mosque; that’s a lie, and we know it.  Those same leftists are the ones who scream for all evidence of the God of Christians to be removed from their sight and for his followers to never utter a prayer in the name of Jesus within their hearing.  The split personality of these people is amazing to behold!  But it makes perfect sense when you consider the spirit forces behind them.  In their thinking, Islam is good, but Christianity is not.

In plain and politically incorrect English, Islam is an earthly ideology born in the heart of hell, and Christianity is born in the heart of God.  I know many, many people will yell bloody murder at my assertion, but that’s okay.  The truth in all its offensive reality will stand, and all the lies of the world will fall and burn in the fire on the last day.

We must not be surprised that the world loves and supports the Islamists and their current plan to spit on Ground Zero with a victory mosque. We must not be surprised that the same world hates the followers of Christ.  In John, chapter 15, Jesus himself told those of us who love him,

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.  If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own.  As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.  That is why the world hates you.”

Those of us who are Christians must always take heart, because no matter how bad things get here in this world, we know that in the very end, we win.

Gina Miller, a native of Texas, is a radio disc jockey. She also works with her husband installing and repairing residential irrigation systems and doing landscaping on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

79 Responses to “Why Islam is Fine and Christianity is Not”

  1. It’s not vague, Brian; I’m talking about our spirits, our hearts, if you will. Each of us has a spirit (the real “us”) which is housed in a physical body, and each of our spirits has the desire to know God hardwired into it, but as I said, most people fill that God-shaped hole in their spirit with all manner of things not God–false religions, drugs, sex, other people, food, et cetera.

    The guy in the wilds of Afghanistan is held to the same account as any of us because,

    “…what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

    For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.”

  2. You are correct. If you read what I wrote again, you may see that I was stating that the belief about which Curious Atheist asked is a common one, but a mistaken one. I wasn’t saying that erroneous belief was NOT a common one, but rather that the belief IS common, AND that it is a misunderstanding of who God is and who Allah is.

    It’s rather like someone saying they know a guy named Billy Graham, and he’s a loudmouthed drunken, cursing wife-beater who can’t say a sentence without using profanity. Whether one believes what the evangelist Billy Graham says about Christianity or not, I think most people know enough about him to realize that if this someone really does know a person named Billy Graham, it is DEFINITELY NOT the evangelist Billy Graham. Muslims THINK Allah is Jehovah, but the character of the two beings described are definitely NOT the same person.

  3. I understand what you are saying and it sounds beautiful indeed. But again take the case where an Afghani is raised in some some mountainous, isolated, remote village and is exposed to nothing but Islam all his life. Are you saying that this ‘ spirit ‘ is somehow suppose to cause him travel and leave his village, his family, his friends, his home and all that he knows and seek something he has never heard of? Is there some spirit in him that tells him ‘to go’ ?

    Think about it in reality. Just where is he suppose to go ?

  4. I’m sorry that the plain language of that piece of Scripture is unclear to you.

    He doesn’t have to go anywhere to find God. God is right there with him if he will only see. People have reached out to God since the beginning of time. God is everywhere if only you’ll look, you’ll find him, no matter who or where you are.

  5. Agree. Let me ask you something. Christian Scientists( the religion ) believe the character of God is such that they should not seek medical care and that God will either heal a sick child or will not. Your God has a character that allows you to seek medical care.So the character of their and your God is different, but isn’t it still the same God ?

  6. I understand and lets say he never leaves his village. Please explain just how he is suppose to go about this transformation and revelation, if his brain is totally void of any such information. Is he just supposed to think up in his brain that there is a Christian God whose son died for him. Where would he even get such thoughts that would allow him to think differently.

  7. Brian, there is nothing I can “explain” to you that I haven’t already.

    If anyone seeks to know the Lord, the Lord will move mountains to reach him. If you could ever get your mind around that kind of Love, you would be transformed.

  8. Sorry. I have a thick skull and a small, but curious brain

  9. I am trying to think about the practicality of if Gina were an Afghan woman, age 31 with three kids, living remotely and knows and has only heard of
    Islam and just HOW does she go about following this spirit of the real truth you say we all have? How ?

  10. Brian, I’ve been gone since my last reply to you. Our neighborhood has a yearly feast to commemorate Katrina. The 5th anniversary of that b**ch storm is tomorrow. That storm wiped out OUR coast NOT New Orleans. Anyway, it was a really great time.

    In answer to your extremely redundant question… If you don’t see how BIG GOD IS, AND HOW HE IS MORE THAN ABLE TO REACH THOSE WHO SEEK HIM NO MATTER WHO OR WHERE THEY ARE, then there’s really nothing I can tell you, buddy.

  11. Brian,
    Jesus said blessed are those who have not seen and believe. God is more than able to reveal Himself to those who seek .You have read the Bible and still don’t get it. The practical truth is…What is your excuse?

  12. I have a question for you, “GrownUpChristian”: because your username says you are a Christian, does that mean that you are one? Nope. Whether or not you have been saved by God’s GRACE through faith in Christ is what makes you a Christian, and with that faith comes a calling – a commandment – to live like Christ. You must also understand (underscoring Gina’s article) that the devil is the master of all things counterfeit. In Revelation, the people of God are called the Bride of Christ, robed in white; the devil presents a prostitute clothed in scarlet. You’ll find several examples of this throughout the Bible with some research – for every Biblical answer and promise that God gives us, the devil answers it with a promise of his own, beautifully wrapped to resemble the things of God. Hitler’s regime is a prime example of satanic counterfeit – his proposal to his nation was one of change, to get rid of what HE called “garbage”, and then he went and slapped a Christian label on it to further it’s appeal because he understood the importance of the word and the allure it would have, being misused in his cause.

    Second, let me say this: Hitler could have killed millions, submerging himself in a life of the most gruesome sins but if he’d turned to God, God would STILL have received him. Look at Paul. Persecuted (brutally) Christians and wound up being one of the most profound figures in the Bible. We are ALL wayward and broken – have been since the Fall – and it is a miraculous act of God’s grace that His Kingdom advances by His use of the faulty and warped. How much more does it attest to His glory that He’s mighty to do great things through the weak, whom He has no need of, but chooses to use anyway?

    Lastly, God does whatever He pleases. If it’s wiping out a civilization, so be it. Look at the Old Testament – focus on the stories of Noah, Moses, and Lot. God removes the righteous and waylays the rest. You may see that and think, “What kind of God is that?!” but here’s the kicker: what kind of children are we, to indulge ourselves in lives that mock, demean, and slander our Creator, who loves us enough to continue to bless us in spite of our iniquities, who sent His Son to “bridge the unbridgeable gap”? The Bible says that the wages of sin is DEATH. Where there is sin, death, chaos, and every form of destruction are present. So the first time your sinful nature manifested itself when you were a toddler – maybe you pushed a kid who had a toy you wanted, or maybe you lied to your mom about something – that earned you death. Sin is THAT nasty. And it takes a God who is infinitely bigger.

    Do yourself a huge favor: do not measure a Christian – or most importantly, our Christ who was entirely perfect as we will never be until the day our redemption is completed – by the workings of wayward men.

  13. Logitech321

    I think I do get that ‘God is more than able to reveal Himself to those who seek’. I have heard that said most of my life and think it is actually a beautiful religious belief. But I don’t think there is anything wrong with examining exactly what that means to us mere mortals.That is what I mean by the practicallity of it.

    All I am asking is just HOW is a surpressed and repressed Afghani women who can’t read or write, has been indoctrinated into Islam and knows nothing of the Christian God or Jesus, has no television or computer, and hasn’t even heard the word of Jesus or what He said or even seen a Bible, suppose to seek Him. It is a practical question that I believe deserves an answer.

    I just wish someone would explain how this Afghani women is suppose to do this seeking. It is easy to say that she should just ‘ seek Him’, but How ? Just how does she open her heart when she has no idea of what she is suppose to be opening it to.

    Ddo you have any ideas on just how she is supposed to do this ?

  14. Gina

    There are two parts to this. Firstly, I do see how a God could be so big and be so able and grand, that He reaches out to those who seek him. I am not questioning that part and DO UNDERSTAND IT.

    But the second part involves the human themselves who are suppose to do this seeking. You know, us mere mortals. I am just looking for someone to explain to me how this Afghani women would go about seeking something she has no knowledge of.

    It seems like a fair question

  15. Hi, Brian (when typing your name, I often get my fingers crossed and type Brain, then have to correct it)

    Read the first chapter of Romans ten times, slowly. Hopefully, you’ll get the part that tells you the Afghani woman already knows God exists simply by being aware of her surroundings, and she, like all of us, are without excuse–no ifs ands or buts. I’ve told you countless times that “seeking” God is simply reaching out to him in prayer, talking to him. He will respond.

  16. Gina

    Can’t tell you how many times people have misspelled my name as Brain. In Junior High, many friends thought it oh so funny to call me Brain. That is until they saw that I made C’s in school and had no more brains and probably less than they !

    I DID read Romans, although not ten times, and it says just what you are saying. I ask this redundant question because no one seems to be able to answer the specific part I am asking about mortals . Again I am not talking about God’s power, but the ‘mechanism’ by which this mortal Afghani woman herself looks around her surroundings and realises that she needs to seek something else of which she has never heard of. Just how does she come upon that revelation using her thinking brain.

    Lets just focus on her and how she is suppose to be able to do this.Maybe no one knows exactly how this isolated woman is supposed to know such things,

  17. Since I’m not a member of a remote tribe in Barfistan, I cannot speak for that person other than to say that for anyone anywhere, becoming aware of the certainty of the existence of a power greater than all that we see is the beginning of finding God. This is not something that must be taught to you, but it is easily observed simply by observing. I would also think it is rare to find any people in the world who have not been handed down some form of instruction that teaches them about “god,” gods or even God.

    Beyond the awareness of a greater power–God–the contemplation of God begins in the heart and works from there to the mind, and if the person is inclined, he may seek to know God. If he honestly seeks to know God, he will find God.

    The Bible clearly indicates that God has predestined a certain number of people to be saved out of this fallen world, and those whom he has chosen WILL find him. This is another mystery, because we are all given completely free will, yet we are predestined for salvation or damnation, and this according to the free-will choices we make in our lives. God knows the end from the beginning–he’s already in the “future,” so he knows what we will do in the future. If that Afghani villager is chosen by God to be saved, she will find him–he will make a way.

  18. Finally an explanation to my question !Thanks ! The explanation is then that God predestines and chooses certain people to be saved before they are even born and it is those chosen ones that inturn will seek him.

    As you say, it is indeed a mystery and perplexing how God can pre-choose these chosen ones before they even have a chance to let there free will act. Makes me feel sorry for those who were never pre-chosen.

  19. There’s no need to feel sorry for those not chosen. It’s a circular deal–those not chosen willingly reject God. That’s why they’re not chosen. God knows all that we will do before we’re ever born. Mystery…

  20. Gina I meant to respond to your observation below about this being a circular deal- that god knows before our birth who will reject Him and then when they actually do reject Him , He does not chose them, but God alreay knew He was going to reject them before they even did on earth and on and on, round and round it goes.

    That gives Brian’s brain a headache.

  21. I know what you mean, jelly bean!

  22. Mrs Miller I have to agree!! The Bible says that they went out from us, because they were never really saved! The reason they can join up with all other religions!

    “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
    They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
    But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all thngs”
    1 John 2:18-20 (King James Version)

  23. Thank you, Keeper! You speak the truth.

    There is so much deception in this world, and few will grab on to the truth and be saved. It’s a sad and fallen world in which we live. We didn’t make the rules, but the rules are set by God, and His Word will stand!

  24. hello 🙂 seems everyone is wondering the existence of God.. welll let me tell somthing… i have been run over with cars, been in a coma fore 43 days, had severe brain damage, one leg two inches shorter than the other because of one of those car crashes God brought me through… last september 2009 Jesus was sitting in my passenger seat of my car while a semi-tractor trailer truck pushed my car up I-75 at 60 mph for over 1112 feet before it came to a stop… Jesus was keeping my car from rolling, as it was rocking back and forth like a boat does on water, while the truck pushed my car up I-75. i pray and have prayed for years at least 5 times a day some days more..,. i know Jesus has something for me to do or i would have been dead a long time ago…..time will tell what God has for me to do… have a great day