Leave it to those troublesome Zionists who control the world along with their Evangelical stooges who do their bidding; the FBI recently trampled upon the rights of Mohammed Alkaramia who claims he was just celebrating a tradition of his religion of peace when the Zionist-backed American Gestapo barged into his home and hauled him off to jail.
And just what did Alkaramia do that infuriated the world's secret Jewish cabal? He was giving glory to Allah by threatening to blow up a Jewish high school building in Chicago along with its students because of Israel's recent excursion into Gaza to rid that territory of its Iranian-backed Hamas terrorist infrastructure. Since Jew-hatred is a time-honored cultural staple of Islam, Alkaramia felt discriminated against and naturally fingered the Jews for his incarceration.
Alkaramia claims the threat was a just a hoax and that disdaining Jews is just as normal to Islam as Santa Claus is to Christmas. Evidently, Alkaramia's Jew-disdain has gone beyond issuing frivolous bomb threats; both he and his father have accumulated an extensive criminal record for spray-painting nasty things on Jewish synagogues along with busting out a few windows. And so Alkaramia's taking his case to
And when the "few" radicals aren't blowing things up, they're threatening to chop the heads off of those who disagree with their theology. Dutch politician Geert Wilders is being prosecuted by his own government for producing a film that suggests that Islam's got more than just a few wayward nuts and he's been told by the British to stay out of the UK. Pretty soon, with Islam sweeping across the western side of the European continent, he'll be looking for asylum somewhere in
And so while Islamists seem to be ratcheting up the violence across the globe and threatening to blow
The underlying problem for this is the sabbatical that Christendom took several decades ago when much of the church decided that the world was a more attractive place than Christ's heavenly kingdom. Faith dissolved into religiosity and fellowship degenerated into Churchianity. The cross moved from centerstage in many churches to a distant backdrop as the world and its assorted cultures took over. John 14:6 went from the only way to eternal life to just an optional way no different than the paths of Muhammad, Zoroaster or Lao-tzu. A. W. Tozer has been dead for over 40 years and yet the late prominent evangelist saw this coming even in the 1950's; a powerless and lifeless Christianity dominated by social-action programs, protest marches and processions of clerics in clown costumes spreading burning incense as they walked the aisles of their mausoleum sanctuaries.
That's not a Christianity that changes the world, but rather a dead religion on life support that has been changed by the world. Tozer warned that unless the Christendom kept the money-changers out of the church, the money-changers would change the faith and lead the faithful away from Christ to filthy lucre. And so Fred K.C. Price has his Rolls Royce; Kenneth Copeland his mansions and Benny Hinn his legions of brainwashed followers who finance his big con job ministry along with his pricey haircuts and even pricier threads. For every good and honest ministry that still remains, there are too many that have sold out Christ and bought the farm. When Indian chiefs in full regalia with faces decorated with Benjamin Moore show up in the pulpits of Evangelical mega-churches, then you know it's over.
But that's hardly surprising, given that Jesus warned of this 2,000 years ago when he described what the state of the faith would look like in the last days preceding his return: "At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people." (Matthew 24:10-11) You can turn away from the faith and still pretend to be in the faith as evidenced by many professing Born-Again Christians today who see no relevance in the Cross anymore. Barna Research proves that; out of every five Christians who claim to be Born-Again, only one still believes that faith in Christ's death on
And so the danger in those numbers is twofold; (1) it underscores that too much of Christianity has been compromised with the godless world and its equally godless religions and (2) that fewer Christians are being properly equipped to spread the Great Commission. (Matthew 28: 16-20) A significant part of being equipped to evangelize the Commission is being able to withstand the inevitable persecution when it comes from both inside and outside the church. The church establishment-and this isn't just the mainline denominations-gets hysterical over introspection because they consider it harsh and judgmental when you call out bad preachers and corrupt ministries. But if you warn your family and friends to stay away from medical quacks who fill up graveyards with their malpractice, then your duty as a Christian is to warn them to stay away from clerical quacks that fill up hell with their spiritual malpractice.
And we have churches that are big on the Gospel and short on what makes it exclusive. You can preach John 3:16, John 14:6 and Romans 10:9-11 all day long, but you have to include the bad with the good. While Christ is the only way to everlasting life and the only escape from eternal damnation, Muhammad is not; neither is Buddha nor Vishnu nor Joseph Smith nor Rabbinic Judaism. If you can't distinguish the good from the bad, then Christ becomes just another religious figure who's no different from the rest. You don't call out falsehood by looking down your nose at it; you call it out by exposing its subterfuge and lies. Islam's Qu'ran has so many historical inaccuracies and contradictions that only a fool believes that it's divinely inspired and yet few in Christendom today will point that out for fear of being labeled politically incorrect.
In days to come, true Christians will become the most politically incorrect group on earth. There's a global counterfeit Christianity coming that's eventually going to lead to the Antichrist and many biblically illiterate Christians are going to embrace it. This global counterfeit will embrace everything from political socialism (Marxism) to pagan religions such as Hinduism and Taoism to monotheistic religions such as Islam and Judaism to mainline apostates such as Roman Catholicism. True Christians who know the Bible will reject this fraud and eventually suffer the consequences. And what will those consequences be? Jesus stated: "You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them. And this gospel must first be preached to all nations. Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit." (Mark 13:9-11)
But why are true Christians so hated by the world? Because behind the curtain of the physical realm exists a dark spiritual realm headed by Satan and his renegade angels and they hate Jesus Christ because Christ has provided the ultimate pardon for mankind's rebellion that the devil and his angels have been eternally shut out from. Thus, this dark spiritual realm wants to keep mankind in spiritual darkness by preventing the redemption of as many as they can. True Christians are conduits of God's grace to the world through the Gospel and as such, they are the devil's mortal enemies. Satan has had a timeless threefold cosmic plan for denying the Gospel; (1) the perversion of the Gospel by infiltrating the Church through his false prophets and false teachers; (2) compromising the Gospel with the world and its pagan religions through ecumenism and (3) the elimination of all true Christians from the face of the earth through genocide.
The early church immediately fell under assault from charlatans and heretics who promoted such perversions as Docetism and later Roman Catholicism which was established by Roman Emperor Constantine in the fourth century A.D. Catholicism was the official "Christian" religion of the world until a German Catholic Monk named Martin Luther launched the protest against Rome in the 16th century that became famously known as the Protestant Reformation. It is a reformation that
And the success of that plan is being realized. In 1986 for example, Pope John Paul II gathered several leaders of world religions together in
So what does all this have to do with a coming Christian Holocaust? Since the current state of world Christendom is weak and ineffectual, how will
But the stage has already been set for a Christian Holocaust. The Jews who survived Hitler's Holocaust and are still around well remember the relentless invective and insults hurled at them by
But wait-there's more. Christians are also accused of being an intellectual stumbling block to education by opposing evolution as a fraud and they're accused of promoting violence by supporting the right to own firearms. All this will lead up to punitive restrictions on free speech, theology and eventually the right to assemble in churches. While Christians in
The Bible tells us that when the Antichrist appears, he will demand ultimate devotion by instituting a global identification system based upon a computer microchip that will be implanted either in the foreheads or hands of people: "He (Antichrist) also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number (666) of his name." (Revelation 13:16-17) Those who refuse this mark will not only be unable to buy, sell, work or bank but they'll be marked for death. Their choice will either be Jesus Christ and persecution from the Antichrist or the Antichrist and eternal damnation for rejecting Christ. (Revelation 14:9-11)
Many Christians believe that they're going to escape the coming Christian Holocaust through the Rapture. They believe that those who are going to suffer persecution and death at the hands of the Antichrist will be "tribulation saints" who will miraculously commit to Christ after the Rapture occurs and Christ's true Church has been removed from the world. But that's a dangerous and unbiblical doctrine that has appeared in the past two centuries based upon cherry-picked doctrine that has been loosely interpreted and taken out of context. The Bible does promise the Rapture, but at the very end of the Tribulation period just before Christ returns, not before this period begins. (Matthew 24:30-31)