In an article in Canada’s National Post, dated August 29, 2014, “Afsun Qureshi: The Muslim prayer that might save your life”, this National Canadian newspaper is advocating surrender to thugs and terrorists! Actually, not only surrender but even obeying them! Obeying a terrorist makes you an accessory to his crimes!
Let me be clear, it is better to be killed by Islamists than to join them in any way!
In allowing such an article to be published the National Post editors have already given-in to terrorism, and as far as I can tell, no-one is holding a knife to their throats!
The article is full of cowardice, and worldly reasoning. “Just do what they say and you will hang on to your life”!
I find it interesting that Mohammed said that it is OK to lie, to save your life, even to the point of denying your faith, but this is the exact opposite of the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth;
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 10:32-33
You can`t deny Jesus, and expect to be able to apologize later. It does not work that way. Many millions have died for Jesus, without denying Him. It is only His enemies who will convert to another religion at the point of a sword! This is a recurring theme in the Christian bible;
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 16:25
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. Mark 8:35
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. Luke 9:24
Christians need to learn to deny themselves, but not Jesus;
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24
Don`t forget that taking up your cross is a reference to the Roman method of capital punishment, also practiced by ISIS today.
The recent massacres of Muslims in Iraq and Syria, by the thugs of ISIS, proves my point. While there have been many Christians and Yahzidis, who have been killed, there are also many Muslims, even Sunni Muslims. Sunni Islam is the brand of Islam that ISIS itself professes, but being a Sunni is no guarantee that they will keep you alive!
How pitiful those who grovel before thugs and murderers! You may keep your life for a few more days, but Jesus Christ will be the one who will deny you before God the Father, and you will be the one tossed, like so much garbage, into the lake of fire!
We can`t blame Afsun Qureshi for this piece of trash. She was raised as a Muslim, and obviously never heard that Jesus died for her sins! Remaining a natural person, her advice is based on human reasoning, and fear, and not on any knowledge of the truth. With a name like Qureshi, it appears that she is from the same tribe as Mohammad, so what chance did she ever have to learn to think for herself?
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14
I know the things I am saying are hard to accept. Those who do not know Jesus Christ have every reason to hang on to this life. When they die they go to Hell, and are there until judgment day when they are thrown into the Lake of Fire. For the unbeliever, this life is the closest they will ever get to Heaven!
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7
The armies of this world are fighting to gain the upper hand, and ISIS is certainly among them. Russia and China are also starting to display their natural aggressive natures. This is the normal state of affairs, which we have seen little of in the last 60 years or so, simply because the USA posed a threat to the bullies, but now with Obama`s groveling before his enemies, they have realized that the US poses a threat no longer.
ISIS and Hamas have learned that terrorism pays.
If you have read any of this blog, you will know that I believe we are in the last days. The End Times prophecies of the bible are coming to pass, and it is impossible for men to thwart the purposes of God.
The commands and promises of Jesus Christ are still in effect, and He still expects his followers to obey Him.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36
You can bow and grovel before Jihadists, and maybe they will spare you, but what you gain in the short term, you will lose for all eternity!
You can attempt to work your way to Heaven, as the Jihadists are doing, and you are guaranteed to fail, or you can trust the risen Lord, who conquered death;