Waiting for the other shoe to drop . . .

Pennireef Papers

Waiting for the other shoe to drop . . .

. . or bridge, or dam or power station or football stadium. Waiting. Paralyzed with fear of the unknown. It is precisely what our enemy wants and exactly what God does not; for God has not given us a spirit of fear. Are we going to allow the forces of evil to win?

Let me speak plainly and define the terms, “enemy” and “forces of evil.” Our real enemy is Satan, the Garden Intruder. Over the centuries his troops have been the forces of evil. The names have varied from Hitler to Attila the Hun and from Nero to Nicolae Ceausescu.

In 1776 they dressed in military uniforms and we called them “Red Coats.” In more recent times they have appeared in academic attire, brandishing humanistic ideas. They may be political or philosophical or military, but America has met the enemy before and dealt with them – and we can do it again if we understand who “they” are.

We worked for over 30 years behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War, taking Bibles and preaching the Gospel to the communist world. Hundreds trusted the Lord. I often said, “The best way to destroy your enemy is to lead him to Jesus Christ. Then he becomes your brother.”

Ronald Reagan was criticized for identifying the Soviet Union as the “Evil Empire.” History has proven he was right and once the truth was exposed the Berlin Wall soon came down and the Cold War was over.

Now it’s time to put aside ambiguity and to name names. The evil empire threatening the world today is Islam. As Christians we must meet this evil head-on. We will not win by compromise. We cannot simply wish it would go away. We will lose if we pretend there is no danger. But if we are willing to obey Jesus Christ and “go” to them with the good news of the Gospel, then there is hope. I believe it is our only hope.

It will not be easy. Jesus spoke of a time coming when, “anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God.” He went on to say, “They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.” John 15:2,3 In other words, they are lost and on their way to hell. Only Jesus can save them.

Forget the platitudes. Stop pussyfooting with political correctness. Tell it like it is, for God’s sake – Islam is evil. I’m sure someone reading this will wring his hands and whine, “But we all worship the same God. They just call him Allah.”

Let me be plain and clear: Allah in not Jehovah. Allah is a god, the Moon god to be precise, chosen from among a plethora of other false deities by his deluded prophet; a former desert bandit and slave trader named Muhammad. Islam is not just an alternative religion where we can pick and choose in a cafeteria of world faiths. Islam is committed to jihad, holy war. “Death to the infidels!” – that’s us folks.

We must know the truth, Jesus said, and “the truth will make us free.” Then we must be obedient to the Truth and take the Gospel to the Muslim world. It’s our only hope. This is our real test. It will require sacrifice. The suicide bombers have dramatically illustrated their zeal and determination from the streets of Jerusalem to the skies over New York and Washington, DC.

I can no longer remain silent simply because this challenge may fall on deaf ears. The sons of Ishmael brought the war to America on 9/11/01. Believe me, they have even more ambitious atrocities in mind for the infidel. You can help stop the drop. Don’t wait for the other shoe to fall. Answer the call. Wake up, get informed and “Go win Muslims to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.”

Bill Bathman – Mesa, Arizona 9/11/11

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