Founder: Muhammad, The Prophet of Allah
Islam, a once distant and mysterious religion, is now visible in our communities and in the news headlines. Muslims are now commonly seen in places of business, schools, the workplace, in politics and in the arena of entertainment. What is especially brutal is the exposure to wanton violence this religion promotes. As Christians, we cannot ignore the growing threat and influence the religion of Islam is imposing on cultures world-wide. We must be aware of what the essence of this religion truly is and stand firm in our faith in Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah.
The origin of Islam began with the birth of Muhammad in 570 AD and grew into a political and religious Islamic state in submission to their god, Allah. This Allah is none other than the deceiver Satan and not Yehovah, the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the Nation of Israel. Muhammad is not a prophet in the line of Yeshua and the Biblical patriarchs. The Qur’an is not continued revelation of the Bible nor is it inspired by the Holy Spirit. Let us not be deceived by the idolatry which is Islam and the satanic worship of those who are Muslims.
Exodus 20:1-6 | 2 Corinthians 11:14 | 2 Corinthians 4:4 | John 16:1-2
Please click on the links below to see the comparison between Christianity and Islam and why Islam is detrimental to one’s soul.
1. What foot prints of Islam has been seen in the Body of Christ?
The footprints of the religion of Islam are witnessed in the Body of Christ in the following ways: 1) works based salvation, 2) outward ritualistic righteousness with no desire for spiritual growth in the Holy Spirit, 3) movement into merging Christian and Muslim worship, 4) focus of the community of Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus) on material wealth as opposed to eternal prosperity in the Kingdom of Yehovah and 5) an attempt to minimize of the will of Yehovah and His commandments as secondary to cultural or societal norms and pleasures.
Examples of the manifestation of these demonic influences are:
- The rise of Mega Churches: focusing on the growth of attendance and membership as opposed to making disciples of Messiah.
- Church Imperialism: multi-site locations which spread the church’s dominance across a city, region, or across the globe.
- Replacement Theology Churches: rejection of Jews as a part of Yehovah’s plan of salvation, replacement of the nation of Israel with the “Church” in Yehovah’s plan of salvation, and a denial of the Torah and Old Covenant Scriptures as relevant in the shaping of Christian values.
- Prosperity Gospel: proclaiming the Good News of Yehovah is about getting earthly wealth and prosperity now in this present age
- Domination and suppression of women in the Community of Believers
- Infiltration and hostile takeover of homosexuality (Gay Christianity)
- Division amongst believers and an environment of death: church splits, growing militancy (protest), growing suicide rate and body mutilation
- Social Gospel: churches dedicated to changing society as opposed to the transformation of believers into the likeness of Yeshua (Jesus) and obedience to the Holy Spirit.
- Cultural Churches: Christian values secondary and only relevant in the context of the overall social culture.
2. How has Islam impacted believers? (Perversion or otherwise)
Because Islam is considered to be similar to Judeo-Christianity or a viable alternative path to seeking G-D, many believers are either unaware or uncaring in regards to Islam’s corrupting presence or share in Islam’s deceptive appearance as a positive force for change on a community. Due to Islam’s outwardly simple set of principles and “no-brainer” path of discipline, many believers consider this false religion as superior to Judeo-Christianity in practical every-day application. Believers from “non-White” ethnic backgrounds find Islam to be particularly attractive because of its advertising as a religion of racial equality and one that fights the cause of the poor and disadvantaged. Because of Islam’s counterfeit and aggressively corruptive nature, believers who find themselves in agreement with this false religion will move into:
- Denial of Yeshua (Jesus) as either the Messiah of salvation or the L-rd who rules and reigns over our life (1 John 4:2-3, 13-17; 1 John 5:1-5, and Romans 10:9-10)
- Open deception of outwardly looking Christian through legalistic practices while living a life in error of the Word of G-D and the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:1-7, Matthew 22:29, and Romans 1:18)
- Anger, protest, violence against Yehovah’s commandments and murder of the relationship between Yehovah and His people (Exodus 20:13, Proverbs 19:3, 16:29, 3:31, 24:21-22; Amos 3:10, Genesis 49:5-7, Luke 9:54-56, Matthew 23:13-15 and 24:10-12) and
- Humanism, carnality, and the delusion of only being satisfied with the things of the physical world (1 Corinthians 3:1-3, Romans 8:5-8, Galatians 5:18-21, Ephesians 2:3 and Mark 7:8-9)
3. What do you recognize as the stronghold or strongman of this cult or religion?
The strongman of the false religion of Islam is greed. It is out of the demonic spirit of greed that the stronghold spirits of control and conquest take up residence (Matthew 12:43-45).
- Greed (1 Timothy 6:6-10, Revelations 3:14-22, Psalm 10:3, Proverbs 28:16, Jeremiah 22:17, Mark 7:21-23, Romans 1:28-32, Colossians 3:5 and 2 Peter 2:3&14)
- Control (Matthew 20:25-28, Luke 22:25-27, and 1 Peter 5:1-8)
- Conquest (Revelation 6:1-2, Psalm 13:2-4, Psalm 83, and Lamentations 1:1-10)
4. In recognizing the spiritual warfare, what characteristics of Yeshua should we pray to be released in the Body of Christ and in us?
- Yeshua’s heart of forgiveness (Ephesians 1:3-10, 4:30-32, and Colossians 3:12-17)
- A heart dedicated to G-D (Deuteronomy 6:4-5 and Proverbs 23:26)
- A spirit of repentance (Mark 1:14-15, Acts 3:18-21, Ezekiel 18:30-32, Acts 2:38 and Revelation 2:5)
- One who is not offended (John 15:18-19, Matthew 10:22, 5:11-12)
- One who receives the truth and holiness of G-D (John 17:14-19)
- One who will fight to remain faithful to Yeshua (Jude 3, 1 Timothy 6:12, Revelations 3:4-6)
- Spirit of discernment and self-examination (1 John 4:1, Psalm 26:2, 139:23, Lamentations 3:40 and 2 Corinthians 13:5)
- Spirit of godliness and self-control (1 Timothy 6:3, Hebrews 5:7, 2 Peter 1:5-11)
- The warrior spirit of Yeshua (Ephesians 6:10-18)
- Unwavering intimacy with the Father (Galatians 4:6-7, John 14:23-24, and Revelations 1:5-6)