Defining Muslim

“Who is a Muslim?” Amil Imani

“Muslims are the main victims of Islamic ideology.  Muslims killing Muslims has always gone on and continues to this day.”  Ibid

“There is no such a thing as one Islam.  There are hundreds of Islamic sects…” Ibid

Who Is a Muslim? 

Amil Imani, American Thinker, May 11, 2018

Who is a Muslim? One way to decide is when the individual says he is a Muslim, recites the shahada, and lives more or less according to Islamic belief.

It is axiomatic that to be a Muslim you must believe in Allah by taking him as your unquestioning lord, accept Muhammad as Allah’s beloved messenger, and take the Quran as a literal book of Allah and a perfect prescription for living.

The first of the Five Pillars of Islam is the shahada (Arabic, “testimony” or “witness”).  The shahada is the Muslim profession of faith, expressing two simple, fundamental beliefs that make one a Muslim:

lā ʾilāha ʾillā llāh muḥammadun rasūlu llāh

There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger. Continue reading

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Knock at Night

“The result of the Bolshevismthat Rand rejected was, Alexander Solzhenitsyn remarked, the knock in the middle of the night.  One never knew when to expect ‘The sharp night-time ring or the rude knock at the door.  The insolent entrance of the unwiped jackboots of the unsleeping State Security operatives.’”  Fay Voshell

“Gun-wielding FBI agents busted into Paul Manafort’s home while he was asleep in bed and even searched his wife for weapons.” New York Post, September 19, 2017

American Law is Becoming an Ass

Fay Voshell, AmericanThinker, May 11, 2018

Why is Western law inviting collapse into Soviet style mere caprice?

Speaking generally, the justificatory bases for Western law can be divided into two categories; one basis being the Judeo-Christian law as summarized by the Ten Commandments and undergirded by the realities of natural law. The other, especially in the last century or so, is arbitrary law decided by a political party’s ideology.

American law has increasingly followed the Bolshevist model as the progressive Left has sought to enshrine its political ideology into law while eliminating through persecutory and arbitrary procedures certain classes of people who are the equivalent of the bourgeoisie represented by the kulaks.

As Lenin put it, certain classes of people are “insects” worthy of eradication. As Solzhenitsyn noted, categories of “insects” proliferated like vermin. Anyone opposing communist ideology was an insect: Continue reading

Chuck Missler

A friend and mentor I never met

Jon Guertin, American Thinker, May 7, 2018

This past week saw the passing of an American whose influence and creativity changed the lives and biblical understanding of countless people around the world.  Dr. Chuck Missler, founder and chairman of the Koinonia House Ministries, passed away in his adopted home in New Zealand on May 1.  His life was an achievement of success in many fields, but his legacy of love for and commitment to teaching the Bible was what influenced me the most.

Chuck believed vigorously and regularly proved that the Bible is more than a set of stories or an assortment or themed letters and precepts.  He believed that the Bible is God’s comprehensive message system to his beloved creation.  Chuck opened the door to a confident faith and assurance that I needed.  His message was centered on the unequivocal belief that God’s word can stand the scrutiny of any honest skeptic and is more than adequate to speak to the problems of today’s world.

Chuck was a man of service, science, technology, and belief.  His ministry and influence will outlive him.  He championed those insights our country and world need most, that confidence in God’s word is well placed.  His teaching and clarity changed my life for the good, and although I never met him, I will miss him profoundly.

Editor’s Note:  Jon Guertin expresses my feelings exactly and carefully.  Chuck Missler was not the typical Christian thinker.  He was a consistent speaker at Tim LaHaye and Tommy Ice’s “Pre-Trib Study Group.” He was at home with Tim LaHaye’s Council for National Policy. He was a friend of Summit Ministries and the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade.  He was a friend of Dr. Fred Schwarz.  He was your Editor’s friend and will be missed “profoundly.” 

 

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