June 01, 2007

Apparently our God Is Puny

22% of the world's population is Muslim. That's a lot of people. Ah, but 33% of the world's population are Christian. That's even more people. But the fact is, Islam is growing at a rate of close to 3% per year while Christianity is growing at only 2.3% per year. Which means that one day before long, Islam will be the dominant religion in the world.

When you consider the teachings of Islam--I'm not talking about what today is erroneously called "radical Islam" but what the Koran clearly teaches, it is hard to imagine the attraction.

There is no assurance of salvation, it is an arduous religion that places bondage after bondage on its adherents hoping to stay on the good side of Allah; and it views women as clearly inferior and are treated as chattel. Sura 4, of the Koran which I am currently reading says, "Men are superior to women on account of the qualities with which God hath gifted one above the other…"

If you don't know what chattel is, it is what the American slave was prior to the Emancipation Proclamation.

So why in heaven's name would such a religion be growing faster than any other?

Because people want a God who is BIG and, well, god-like! Now think of that compared to how the Christian God is often portrayed

The Muslim says, Allah is holy; so holy, if you even mock him in a book you may pay for it with your life. The Christian says, God is my buddy; I'll just slap his name on a Coca Cola logo on a T-shirt which says, "He's the real thing" and peddle them for $10 each.

The Muslim says, when you worship Allah, you bow before Mecca--the holy land--(five times daily) and touch your head to the ground in reverence. The Christian says, God loves you just the way you are; come worship him (if there's nothing better to do) in cutoffs, flip flops and a baseball cap.

Iraq is an Islamic nation and the women wear special garb, and the men pray five times a day no matter where they are. We pretend America is a Christian nation as we slaughter babies in the womb, celebrate pornography, homosexuality and all manner of sex.

Islam is attractive and devouring Europe because the church is dead and people hunger for a big God and Islam offers them a big God.

We have some things to learn from Islam…


Blogger Matt Sargent said...

This is one of points being made by para church organizations like Promise Keepers and Godman. We may not agree with all there methods, but we'd better pay attention to what they're saying or we'll wind up losing touch with our men. John Eldredge may make some indefensible arguments in Wild at Heart, but he's certainly no proponent of a wimpy God.

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