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I’ve been snooping around the internet a little lately, far from my normal haunts, and I came across a post on FrontpageMag about “The Christian Muslim Summit” currently playing out at the Washington National Cathedral. The article by Faith J. H. McDonnell is titled Guess Who’s Coming to the Cathedral? and begins this way:
If you were counting on a robust offensive (or even a mild defense) from U.S. churches to stop in its tracks the incursion of Islamism in America, perhaps you should save up to pay your jizya (tax imposed on non-Muslims, dhimmis, for the right to exist). Many churches in America are neither willing nor prepared to counter the influence and infiltration of Islamism in their own congregations, let alone in the wider civil society. Rather than fear the judgment of the Almighty, these churches fear the label “Islamophobic.”
The path of political correctness is not limited to the church, of course. It’s blatant in government and mainstream media, and came into glaring focus in the military after the Ft. Hood shooting:
His fellow students complained to the faculty about Hasan’s “anti-American propaganda,” but said a fear of appearing discriminatory against a Muslim student kept officers from filing a formal written complaint.
Society at large can be forgiven for swallowing lies they’ve been force-fed for decades, but Christians – Christians should know better.
Christians must know they are not going to be loved by everyone they meet.
If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
If you were of the world, the world would love its own;
but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world,
because of this the world hates you.
Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’
If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you;
if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake,
because they do not know the One who sent Me.
Christians must know they are not called to make friends with the enemies of Christ, but to speak the truth with love.
What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light;
and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul;
but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
And Christians must know that embracing Islam is denying Christ.
Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men,
I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.
But whoever denies Me before men,
I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.