America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings." ~ Barak Obama
Ever notice the media has a thing about the world not being big enough for all of us? We gotta reduce the numbers, don'tcha know, because it's not sustainable. Zero Population. One Child Policies. Condoms for India & mass sterilization for whoever *they* can convince needs it. I have 5 kids so I guess you can figure what I think of this one. And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth." ~ [Genesis1:28] . And that being the case I loved this post! Pause for thought.
Which brings me to an even less popular thought; we are being out~populated because instead of following the biblical mandate we're following man's. What the Ottoman Empire failed to achieved back in the 13th century they look like achieving by default in the 20th simply by having more babies. Don't believe me? Have a look at some of the birth stats: 40% of all births in France, for example, are now to Muslim women. It doesn't require a mathematical geniuses to see where this lands us ~ eventually.
And if one dare, and most won't, express a politically incorrect opinion there are shrieks & cries of racism, religious intolerance, ethnic hatred & all the rest ~ which is insane when you consider Christianity is the only religion others can dump on with impunity & without fear of reprisals. So, for the record, I do not hate Muslims. However I know my history. The stated aim of Islam is to bring the whole world into subjection to Islam & to this end a Muslim is allowed to lie, cheat, even murder with impunity because there is a declared jihad against all infidels ~ like you & me. *sigh* Can't get more politically incorrect than that.
Scare mongering? Bigotry? Well Daniel talked about this. And Ezekiel. Isaiah, John ~ book after biblical book talks about the harlotry Israel committed with the surrounding nations, about how God dealt with that ~ & about how He will continue to deal with it. What is happening in the middle east just now was foretold centuries before Christ was born. Because all the nations surrounding Israel are Islamic. What's more, without reading a word, Islamic allegiance is declared symbolically because you see it everywhere in the Islamic nations: the crescent moon. Even I get this one. Archaeology, people. The crescent moon belongs to the mother goddess; to Ishtar, to Andaste; to Manat. From the middle east through Asia minor & into Europe you will find the crescent moon depicted on artifacts & in every case it denotes mother goddess worship ~ however that transmuted over time. You will also find it in certain Catholic & Anglican artifacts ~ which is another story again.
And the point of these politically incorrect meanderings? We still have a little time; not much, but a little, in which to strengthen ourselves in the Lord. When the world as we know it starts coming tumbling down Christians are not going to be magically wafted out of the mess. God didn't refrain Nero from using Christians as human torches to light his garden parties & He didn't stop countless scores of men, women & children perishing in the arena to die by lion or sword. What He did do was give them courage for the journey. They went singing praises to their martyrdom.
Which is why speculation about which bits of the bible people believe bothers me so much. I know the savagery depicted biblically about the end times is accurate. It is not, unfortunately, metaphorical. It means exactly what it says. I may not always know exactly what it means but God does & we have been warned to prepare ourselves; to count the cost; to walk by the Spirit. We will need to.