Reformation or Islamisation?

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“Another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what He had done…They provoked the Lord to anger.” Judges 2:10 –11

Europe is in danger of falling to Islam. There is an urgent and serious need for a new Biblical Reformation and for a fresh Spiritual Revival. Only Christianity – true Biblical Christianity - can defeat radical Islam. Secular Humanism and Hedonism are no match for Islamic Jihad.

By rejecting Christianity, Europe is committing spiritual suicide. By embracing secular Humanism and welcoming Islamic immigration, Europe is committing cultural and economic suicide. By intermarrying with Muslims and building mosques and madressas throughout the continent Europe is betraying future generations to bondage. The decline of Christianity in Europe is catastrophic.

History is repeating itself. Like in the 15 th and 16 th Centuries, Europe is experiencing a renaissance of paganism and facing an aggressive Islamic expansionism that threatens Faith and freedom.

Those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat its failures. Guilt manipulation and Revisionism has neutralized Europe.

We need to rediscover our history. As Karl Marx declared: “The first battlefield is the re-writing of history.”

As Alexander Solzenitzen declared, of Russia, in 1917: “We forgot God!”

Secularism, Humanism, Hedonism and Heathenism have gutted Europe – morally, spiritually and ethically – making it vulnerable to an Islamic takeover.

The book of Judges tells us of “another generation” which “grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what He had done” (Judges 2:10). We now have a secular society which has rejected the pleasure of worship and replaced it with the worship of pleasure.

Europe has a new generation who have moved away from the rock certainties of Biblical Christianity to the sands of relativism, evolutionism, situational ethics, relative truth, reincarnation, Harry PotterThe Da Vinci Code Hoax, The Gospel of Judas and the occult. Like Esau, they have sold their birthright for a mess of pottage. Now young Europeans are taught: “You come from nothing, You’re going nowhere, life is meaningless!”

“These are the nations the Lord left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan (He did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience)…They were left to test the Israelites to see whether they would obey the Lord’s Commands…” Judges 3:1 – 2

The Blessings of the Gospel

From the time of the Reformation, Europe became the world’s dominant industrial region. The productivity and innovations of Europe brought blessings to the whole world:

  • Medical science that saved lives and extended life expectancy worldwide;
  • Agricultural productivity, which increased from the wooden plough feeding one family, to the iron plough feeding 3 families, to the tractor feeding 60 families. Europe’s agricultural innovations ended famines;
  • Missionaries brought the blessings of literacy, education and the Gospel of Christ to nations which had never before even had a written language;
  • Democratic forms of government and the rule of law;
  • The abolition of slavery and the slave trade, setting the captives free;
  • Roads, railways, bridges, schools, hospitals, law courts, churches, the Bible in hundreds of previously unwritten languages.

livingstoneAll of these blessings, and much, much more, God provided through previous generations of Europeans – who were faithful to God’s Word and faithful to God’s Work.

Never, in all of history has any continent blessed so many millions worldwide as Europe has done – through the Reformation and the great missionary movements.

Another Generation

But now“another generation” has grown up “who know neither the Lord, nor what He has done…” Instead of building on the solid rock of God’s Word, many Europeans today are building on the sand of Humanism, Evolutionism and Hedonism.

Europe is living on borrowed blessings. Like a cut flower the beauty can only abide for a short time – because it is cut off from the source of its life. Soon the petals will fade and crumble and only the thorns will remain.

By abandoning its Christian roots and missionary calling, Europe is cutting itself off from the very source of its blessings, freedom, productivity and prosperity.

It is of great concern to us Africans that while many millions of Africans are turning to Christ, millions of Europeans are turning their backs on Christ.

While we are rejecting heathenism and embracing Christ, Europe is rejecting Christ and embracing heathenism.

“They exchanged the truth of God for a lie…” Romans 1:25

Another generation” has arisen that neither knows the Lord personally, nor even knows about their great Christian heritage and what God has done in, with and through Europe. What Alexander Solzenitzen said of Russia on the eve of the Communist takeover/Revolution in Russia in 1917 can be said of most of Europe today in 2006: “THEY FORGOT GOD!”

“For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God, nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Romans 1:21

They took God’s blessings for granted and did not acknowledge Him. They neglected God’s Holy Word, the Bible – the very Book which has been the foundation and fountain of all their freedoms, productivity, prosperity and blessings.

Aborting Europe

By aborting her babies, Europe is aborting her future.

By secularising her schools, Europe is condemning her youth.

By paganising her population, Europe is perverting her society.

By importing millions of Muslim migrant workers, Europe is committing suicide.

The Turkish Connection

Turkey, which once threatened all of Europe, is now considered for European Union membership. In 1453, when Constantinople was the greatest city in the world, the Turks massacred its entire population. When the Hagia Sophia was the greatest church building in the world the Turks slaughtered the entire congregation, men, women and children, young and old. In 1526, the Turks conquered Budapest and looted the city. They then enslaved 200,000 Hungarian Christians and dragged them back to Turkey as slaves.

Vienna itself was besieged by the Turks in the 16 th and 17 th Centuries – even as late as 1683.

What is today Turkey was once the Christian Byzantine Empire – The land of the Seven Churches of Revelation. The Turks invaded and overwhelmed the Christians of the Byzantine Empire and eradicated the Christians until they were a minority in their own lands. Finally in 1915 the Turks exterminated the Christian minority – the Armenians. 1.5 million Christian Armenians were massacred by the Turks. As recently as 1922 the last Christian city in Asia, Smyrna, was destroyed by the Turks. A city of 300,000 people wiped out. The Biblical city of Smyrna, where the Apostle John had ministered, annihilated by the Turkish army, in living memory. And now some are considering welcoming Turkey into the EU.

Eurabia

Studying the history of Islam and Europe I am convinced that should Muslims attain a majority in any country in Europe – it would similarly oppress, persecute, eliminate and ultimately exterminate all Christian minorities within its control. Muslims are openly talking about turning Europe into Eurabia.

gadhafiMoammar Gadhafi of Libya has claimed on Al Jazeera television (10 April 2006): “We have 50 million Muslims in Europe. There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe…within a few decades.” Gadhafi pointed out that already Albania and Bosnia with Muslim majorities have entered the European Union. If Turkey is added to the EU, Europe will have another 50 million Muslims. Gadafi exclaimed: Muhammad “superseded all previous religions. If Jesus were alive when Muhammad was sent, he would have followed him. All people must be Muslim!”

We need to rediscover out history. And we need to understand the signs of the times. Europe has faced a similar threat of radical, violent, Islamic expansionism before. In the 16 th Century. And Europe experienced a similar renaissance of paganism before. In the 15 th Century. The threat is the same. And the solution is the same today as it was then. We need Reformation!

Do you understand the threat of Islam? The reality of Sharia Law? Read Slavery, Terrorism and Islam STI– the Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat for the essential background to understand this present crisis.

EUROPE IS BEING TARGETED BY ISLAM

Recent intelligence reports include the following facts:

FRANCE: 1945 there were 100,000 Muslims in France, today it is officially claimed to be 6 million (60 x increase), 10% of population. But Muslims make up 70% of France’s convicted criminals in prison. Of the 1,000 Muslim neighbourhoods in France, 700 are listed as “violent”, 400 “very violent”. There are 1,000 mosques in France.

In France 95% of convicted rapists are Muslims, 85% of convicted murderers are Muslims, and 58% of convicted thieves are Muslims.

HOLLAND: Muslims are officially 15% of population.

BELGIUM: 10% of population. Half of all babies born in Belgium are now Muslims.

GERMANY: 2 million Muslims (Berlin has the 4 th largest Turkish population in the world.)

BRITAIN: 2 million (from 82,000 – 30 years ago - x 25 increase) British counter-terrorism experts estimate that there are up to 25,000 Al-Qaeda supporters in UK. 1,000 Mosques in Britain.

SWEDEN: 400,000 Muslims. Massive increase in anti-Semetic attacks on Jewish population in Sweden.

DENMARK: 200,000 Muslim immigrants are trying to dictate their anti-Israel, Anti-American policies upon the 5 million Danes. Although Muslims are only 4% of the population, they consume over 40% of the social welfare spending. They also make up 75% of the country’s convicted rapists.

ITALY: 1 million Muslims (In Italy Muslims make up 95% of all convicted rapists and 85% of all convicted murderers.)

Note that of 48 countries with a Muslim majority – 46 are dictatorships.

The Saudi Arabian government has financed the building of 1,500 mosques, 210 Islamic centers, 202 colleges and 2,000 madressas (Islamic Quaranic schools) in non-Muslim countries – mostly in Europe.

Security experts estimate that 5% of the 18 million Muslims now living in Europe are radical terrorist supporters and sympathizers, representing at least 75,000 to 90,000 potential terrorists within Europe’s borders.

And while the average European women has 1.5 children the average Muslim woman in Europe has 6 to 8 children.

Rejecting God’s Law

By rejecting God’s Law, France may soon fall under Islamic Sharia law! It started with the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in 1572 and the vicious persecution of the French Hugenots (the Protestants). Then with King Louis XIV’s Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 when all Protestants were stripped of their rights and forced to flee France. Within a century the French Revolution slaughtered tens of thousands on the guillotine. Now France faces an Islamic Revolution. By rejecting God’s Law they are heading for Islamic Sharia Law.

Aborting Her Future

A recent report published in Christian News by CFT warned that Europe is dying by failure to have enough children. Patrick Buchanan in “The Death of The West” projected that, if present trends continue, by the end of the century, Europe’s population will have plummeted from its current 728 million to 207 million.

Gene Veith of World notes: “Thanks to contraceptive technology, sex has become separated from child bearing. With women pursuing careers of their own and men getting sex without the responsibility of marriage, why bother with children? For many women and men, pregnancy has become an unpleasant side effect, something to prevent with contraceptives or easily treated with a trip to the abortion clinic.”

Christian News from CFT quotes Allan Carlson as saying: “A pervasive hedonism…permeates the West…What’s ironic however is that this pursuit of personal pleasure and wealth may result in economic ruin.” Veith lists some of the disasterous consequences of population decline: “Citizens are not just consumers, but producers. Having fewer people can wreak havoc on an economy, creating both a labour shortage and a shortage of buyers. A government with a shrinking population faces a smaller military and fewer taxpayers. Dwindling populations have always signaled cultural decline, with less creativity, energy and vitality on every level of society.”

“The great party of Western hedonism will not last much longer. There is an iron law in history: the future belongs to the fertile. Just as the clan centred, child rich Barbarian tribes of the Germans swept away the sensuous and sterile Western Roman Empire, so shall new barbarians arise.”

By abandoning its Christian heritage, aborting its babies, embracing hedonism and perversion, demanding unlimited personal freedoms, Europe is heading towards the repression of Islamic Sharia law. By rejecting Christianity, Europe is in danger of falling under Islamic totalitarianism.

The combined effects of affluence and a rapidly falling birthrate have made Western Europe a magnet for millions of impoverished Muslims from North Africa and the Middle East. And with most Europeans embracing a practical atheism or a fuzzy new age spirituality, they are incapable of comprehending, let alone effectively dealing with, radical Islam. That, in a nutshell, is the problem.

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

How are we as Christians to respond to this serious threat to faith and freedom in Europe? How can we be MORE THAN CONQUERERS in this crisis?

We need to recognise God’s enemies: Secular Humanism and Radical Islam.

God’s weapons : Bible teaching, Evangelism, Prayer – including the Imprecatory Psalms.

God’s Battle plan/strategy : The Great Commission, God fearing families and discipleship.

There are two extremes we need to guard against: There are those who refuse to see the crisis. They say there is NO PROBLEM! Then there are those who panic and say that there is NO HOPE!

We must recognise the problems – honestly and soberly. Man is depraved and in rebellion to God and His Word. Sin inevitable reaps tremendous trouble. But we must also recognise that God is Sovereign and Almighty, there is power in prayer, and the Gospel is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. How can any Christian say that there is “no hope!”?

We must wake up to the urgent and serious crisis. Most churches are asleep or in apostasy. The world is rushing by on its way to hell, and yet our prayer meetings are sparcely attended and lacking in fire and fervor. Most evangelical churches engage in very little or no evangelism. Missionary vision is weak and much that is done in the name of “missions” has little to do with fulfilling the Great Commission, “making disciples …teaching obedience…” To use some military terminology: Most of the Christian Army in Europe is either on AWOL (absent without leave) or conscientious objectors. The few faithful are often content to sing in the barracks instead of engaging the enemy on the battlefield.

But we are called to conquest. We must not merely survive – we need to thrive. We are called to beMORE THAN CONQUERERS.

We must conquer fear.

“God has not given us a spirit of fear – but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Tim1:7

We must conquer cowardice.

“Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that you maybe able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10 – 11

We must conquer ignorance.

“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6

We must conquer unbelief.

We must “overcome the world” by our faith (1 John 5:4).

WHO IS ON THE LORD’S SIDE?

“Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.” Joshua 24:15

There has never been a more urgent need for Biblical Reformation than now. Our Faith, our Freedoms and our Families are at stake.

“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9

We need the Faith and courage of Martin Luther, who could stand before the assembled might of Europe and declare: “My conscience is captive to the Word of God! Here I stand. I can do no other. So help me God. Amen.”

We need the courage and conviction of Ulrich Zwingli who declared: “They can kill the body – but not the soul!”

We need the doctrine and devotion of John Calvin whose motto was “promptly and sincerely in the service of my God.”

We need to be more courageous, more faithful and more effective in fulfilling the Great Commission. Humanism is self-destructive. Islam’s days are numbered. Islam cannot survive freedom and the Quran cannot withstand critical academic scrutiny.

We must win our enemies to Christ – David was a conqueror because he killed Goliath. Jesus Christ was more than a conquerer because he turned Saul the persecutor of the church into Paul the great Apostle of the church. We are called to be more than conquerors. We must understand Islam and we must evangelise Muslims.

“Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” Phil. 2:10 – 11

“The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”

Hab. 2:14

As Charles Martel – “The Hammer” – stopped the Muslim advance at the Battle of Tours, 732 AD, we need to rouse the church to evangelise our Muslim neighbours and to stop the Muslim advance in Europe. As Christians liberated Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Greece from centuries of oppression by the Turks so we need to free our neighbours from the deception of Islam and lead them to Christ.

the greatest_century_of_reformation_cover_smallLet us rediscover our history and heritage. That is what this new book“The Greatest Century of Reformation” has been produced for. As Luther utilized the printing press to mobilise the Reformation so we need to use DTP, the Internet, CD’s, DVD’s, MP3’s, radio, websites and well-illustrated books to advance the Gospel today.

Europe must be won back to Christ. And Africa needs a Biblical Reformation and a spiritual Revival. Africa for Christ!

“Restore us, O God Almighty; make Your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.” Psalm 80:7

It is either: GOD’S LAW or SHARIA LAW

CHRISTIANITY or ISLAM

REFORMATION or ISLAMISATION

Let us wake up and get back to the Bible.

Fear God alone and love God wholeheartedly.

Let us work and pray for Reformation and Revival.

We must be more than conquerors and win our nations back to Christ.

“Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?” Psalm 85:6

Dr. Peter Hammond

Frontline Fellowship
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